Malvern Hills Quiz

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This sunday, Countryfile comes from the Malvern Hills. But how much do you know about the area?  Take our quiz to find out if you are a Malvern marvel. (Picture: Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. )


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these counties are not covered by the Malvern Hills?
    • A. 

      Worcestershire

    • B. 

      Shropshire

    • C. 

      Herefordshire

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4. 
    The Herefordshire Beacon is also known by what name?
    • A. 

      Home camp

    • B. 

      Welsh camp

    • C. 

      British camp

  • 5. 
    What does the name Malvern actually mean?
    • A. 

      Bare hill

    • B. 

      Fort rise

    • C. 

      High vale

  • 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

  • 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

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