How Well Do You Know Manchester?

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Manchester Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of Manchester and its history , and find out if you're a Mancunian Expert or have no idea.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The image of which animal you can find most around Manchester?

    • A.

      Lion

    • B.

      Bee

    • C.

      Swan

    • D.

      Horse

    Correct Answer
    B. Bee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bee because bees are commonly found around Manchester due to the city's abundance of gardens, parks, and green spaces. Bees are attracted to the flowers and plants in these areas, making them a common sight in the city. Additionally, Manchester has a strong focus on environmental sustainability and conservation, which includes efforts to protect and support bee populations.

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  • 2. 

    English artist Laurence Stephen Lowry is famous for his paintings and drawings of which Manchester area?

    • A.

      The Quays

    • B.

      Trafford

    • C.

      Salford

    • D.

      City Centre

    Correct Answer
    C. Salford
    Explanation
    Laurence Stephen Lowry is famous for his paintings and drawings of the Salford area in Manchester. He often depicted scenes of industrial landscapes and working-class life in Salford, capturing the unique character and atmosphere of the city. Lowry's distinctive style and subject matter have made him an iconic figure in British art, particularly in relation to his portrayals of Salford.

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  • 3. 

    Manchester began as a civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort Mamucium. When was this settlement establish?

    • A.

      67 AD

    • B.

      135 AD

    • C.

      79 AD

    • D.

      82 AD

    Correct Answer
    C. 79 AD
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 79 AD. Manchester was originally established as a civilian settlement connected to the Roman fort Mamucium in this year.

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  • 4. 

    Manchester is the first city in the UK to have a modern light rail tram system. When was this system, Manchester Metrolink, opened?

    • A.

      1992

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1995

    Correct Answer
    A. 1992
    Explanation
    The Manchester Metrolink, a modern light rail tram system, was opened in 1992.

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  • 5. 

    Rochdale Canal runs between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge (Yorkshire), and its locks are wide enough to allow vessels of 14ft width through. How many locks does it have in total?

    • A.

      95

    • B.

      90

    • C.

      92

    • D.

      93

    Correct Answer
    C. 92
    Explanation
    The Rochdale Canal runs between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge and has a total of 92 locks. The locks along the canal are wide enough to accommodate vessels with a width of 14ft.

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  • 6. 

    Why is Dukes 92 bar in Castlefield called Dukes 92?

    • A.

      It was originally founded by the Duke of Lancashire, and the 92 is added to look cool

    • B.

      It is adjacent to the 92nd lock of the Rochdale Canal

    • C.

      No reason behind it

    • D.

      It is the 92nd bar along the Rochdale Canal

    Correct Answer
    B. It is adjacent to the 92nd lock of the Rochdale Canal
    Explanation
    The bar is called Dukes 92 because it is located next to the 92nd lock of the Rochdale Canal.

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  • 7. 

    The Gallagher brothers were part of which famous rock brand from Manchester?

    • A.

      The Killers

    • B.

      Arctic Monkeys

    • C.

      Oasis

    • D.

      The Kaiser Chiefs

    Correct Answer
    C. Oasis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oasis. The Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel, were the founding members of Oasis, a famous rock band from Manchester. They achieved great success in the 1990s with hit songs like "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger". The band's sound was characterized by their Britpop and alternative rock style, making them one of the most influential bands of their time.

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  • 8. 

    The colour of the football club Manchester United is?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Yellow

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    D. Red
    Explanation
    The correct answer is red because red is the official color of the football club Manchester United. The team's jerseys and logo prominently feature the color red, and it has become synonymous with the club's identity. Red is also often associated with passion, energy, and determination, which are qualities commonly associated with the team's playing style and success.

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