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This sunday, Countryfile comes from the Malvern Hills. But how much do you know about the area?  
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these counties are not covered by the Malvern Hills?

    • A.

      Worcestershire

    • B.

      Shropshire

    • C.

      Herefordshire

    Correct Answer
    B. Shropshire
    Explanation
    The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire

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  • 2. 

    If you stand on the top of the Malvern Hills and look east the next highest hills are the Urals in Russia. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A line drawn due East from Worcestershire Beacon will hit no higher point until the Urals.

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  • 3. 

    A walk home from a Malvern pub in the snow is said to have inspired which famous writer?

    • A.

      J. R. R. Tolkien

    • B.

      C. S. Lewis

    • C.

      Raymond Briggs

    Correct Answer
    B. C. S. Lewis
    Explanation
    When walking with Tolkien in the snow, Lewis spotted a solitary lamp post shining in the dark. He is said to have turned to his friend and said, ''that would make a very nice opening line to a book".

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  • 4. 

    The Herefordshire Beacon is also known by what name?

    • A.

      Home camp

    • B.

      Welsh camp

    • C.

      British camp

    Correct Answer
    C. British camp
    Explanation
    The British camp is an Iron Age Fort that dominates the Herefordshire Beacon.

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  • 5. 

    What does the name Malvern actually mean?

    • A.

      Bare hill

    • B.

      Fort rise

    • C.

      High vale

    Correct Answer
    A. Bare hill
    Explanation
    The original Celtic name for the area was moel-bryn which means bare hill.

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  • 6. 

    Two railway tunnels stretch beneath the Malvern Hills. The Victorian tunnel closed in 1926 and is now home to a colony of rare bats, but what use did it have in the first half of the 20th Century?

    • A.

      It was used as an Edwardian bicycle route

    • B.

      The Royal Navy used it to store torpedoes

    • C.

      Farmers used it as a short cut when droving cattle

    Correct Answer
    B. The Royal Navy used it to store torpedoes
    Explanation
    Strangely for landlocked counties, the Navy did indeed use the tunnel as an armaments store.

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  • 7. 

    Who said, "If ever after I'm dead you hear someone whistling this tune on the Malvern Hills, don't be alarmed. It's only me."

    • A.

      Edward Elgar

    • B.

      Ralph Vaughan-Williams

    • C.

      Arnold Bax

    Correct Answer
    A. Edward Elgar
    Explanation
    The quote is attributed to Elgar on his death bed. He was talking about his cello concerto.

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