East London Line Quiz

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Here are 10 questions to celebrate the (almost complete) opening of the new East London Line.


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  • 1. 
    Dalston Junction: Whose debut album contained a track called 'Don't go back to Dalston', exhorting listeners to not 'go up the Junction'?
    • A. 

      Razorlight

    • B. 

      The Killers

    • C. 

      Franz Ferdinand

    • D. 

      Kaiser Chiefs

  • 2. 
    Hoxton: Which playwright was branded on the thumb after killing a man during a duel in what is now Hoxton Square?
    • A. 

      Kit Marlowe

    • B. 

      Ben Johnson

    • C. 

      William Shakespeare

    • D. 

      John Dryden

  • 3. 
    Whitechapel: How much does it cost to purchase the title deed for Whitechapel Road in a traditional Monopoly set?
    • A. 

      £100

    • B. 

      £75

    • C. 

      £50

    • D. 

      £60

  • 4. 
    Wapping: How does the famous 'Prospect of Whitby' pub get its name?
    • A. 

      In the novel Dracula, the famous count visits the inn after stopping in Whitby

    • B. 

      A famous pirate 'Sir Digby Whitby' was hanged in the river beside the pub.

    • C. 

      A ship of that name used to regularly berth outside the pub.

    • D. 

      The pub was built by the abbot of Whitby Abbey.

  • 5. 
    New Cross: The area takes its name from a local inn sign, but what was the district generally known as in ancient times?
    • A. 

      Little Deptford

    • B. 

      Goldsmithsbourne

    • C. 

      Drake's Fell

    • D. 

      Hatcham

  • 6. 
    Brockley: Name the much-cherished local park with panoramic views of London and a latter-day stone circle.
    • A. 

      Mound Park

    • B. 

      Parky Rise

    • C. 

      Hilly Fields

    • D. 

      Bumpy Acres

  • 7. 
    Forest Hill: Which zoological curiosity is perhaps the most famous exhibit at the nearby Horniman Museum?
    • A. 

      A two-headed calf

    • B. 

      A beakless toucan

    • C. 

      A gorilla with a Mohican

    • D. 

      A poorly stuffed walrus

  • 8. 
    Sydenham: In what year did the Crystal Palace burn down?
    • A. 

      1906

    • B. 

      1916

    • C. 

      1926

    • D. 

      1936

  • 9. 
    Penge West: The Meaning of Liff (a humorous dictionary of definitions for place names, by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd) describes Penge as:
    • A. 

      'the slotted wooden arm on which a cuckoo emerges from a cuckoo clock'

    • B. 

      'a glistening thread of saliva - often observed between an elderly relative's gums in the moments before a greeting kiss'

    • C. 

      'a secondary and redundant hoop discovered on a keyring during idle examination'

    • D. 

      'collective noun for dangling bats'

  • 10. 
    Norwood Junction: What was this station's original name, perhaps the most unusual on the network?
    • A. 

      Rampant Lion

    • B. 

      Jolly Sailor

    • C. 

      Conan Doyle Junction

    • D. 

      Woody Goodstop