Fun Quiz About Edinburgh

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So you think you know Edinburgh? Please take this two minute quiz to find out just how well.

If you're finding it too difficult, why not visit Capital Collections for some clues? We'll be keeping an eye on the results to find out which neighbourhood in the city knows most about Edinburgh’s heritage.

To help us with this, please also tell us your postcode and the name of your natural neighbourhood or “patch”.



Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Thank you for taking part in our quiz.  If you’ve found this quiz  fun, you may be interested in our short survey on Edinburgh’s natural neighbourhoods. By taking part you could win one of five fabulous prints of the city centred on an area of your choice courtesy of Our Town Stories. We’ll use this information to help improve services and future consultations.   Please click next to see your score.

  • 2. 

    Thanks for answering all the quiz questions.  We'd like to find out which parts of Edinburgh know more about our city.  To do this, please tell us what part of town you come from. What's your patch?

  • 3. 

    Almost there.  Please tell us your postcode

  • 4. 

    What’s the name of the 250m volcanic peak that towers above the city affording stunning  panoramic views of the Firth of Forth and beyond to the Highlands?

    • A.

      Arthur’s Fiat

    • B.

      Arthur’s Seat

    • C.

      Arthur’s Mercedes

    Correct Answer
    B. Arthur’s Seat
    Explanation
    Arthur's Seat is the correct answer because it is a 250m volcanic peak that overlooks the city and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Firth of Forth and the Highlands. It is a popular tourist attraction and a great spot for hiking and enjoying the scenery.

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  • 5. 

    Which young architect presented their plan for Edinburgh’s New Town to “Mad” King George III in 1767?

    • A.

      James Craig

    • B.

      James Johnston

    • C.

      Etta James

    Correct Answer
    A. James Craig
    Explanation
    James Craig is the correct answer because he presented his plan for Edinburgh's New Town to "Mad" King George III in 1767. James Johnston and Etta James are not relevant to the question and do not have any connection to the New Town plan or King George III.

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  • 6. 

    This street was named after a mighty warship ship built in 1511 by King James IV in the ancient harbour of Newhaven and was sold to the French 3 years later.  What was the ship called?

    • A.

      Invincible

    • B.

      The Great Michael

    • C.

      The Mary Rose

    Correct Answer
    B. The Great Michael
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Great Michael. The street was named after a warship called The Great Michael, which was built in 1511 by King James IV. The ship was built in the ancient harbour of Newhaven but was sold to the French just three years later.

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  • 7. 

    The new Edinburgh Trams are now running.  In what year was the last horse-drawn tram operational in Edinburgh?

    • A.

      1907

    • B.

      1909

    • C.

      19oatcake

    Correct Answer
    A. 1907
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1907. This means that the last horse-drawn tram was operational in Edinburgh in 1907.

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  • 8. 

    Which park is this?

    • A.

      Inverleith Park

    • B.

      Mungo Park

    • C.

      Saughton Park

    Correct Answer
    A. Inverleith Park
    Explanation
    Inverleith Park is the correct answer because it is the only option provided that matches the question. The other two options, Mungo Park and Saughton Park, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    This is the statue to which Scottish poet died at the age of only 24 in 1774?

    • A.

      Alex Ferguson

    • B.

      James Byron Dean

    • C.

      Robert Fergusson

    Correct Answer
    C. Robert Fergusson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Robert Fergusson. This Scottish poet died at the age of only 24 in 1774.

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  • 10. 

    Which building is this detail from? 

    • A.

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

    • B.

      St Giles' Cathedral

    • C.

      Scott Monument

    Correct Answer
    B. St Giles' Cathedral
    Explanation
    This detail is from St Giles' Cathedral because it is the only option listed that matches the image provided. The architecture and design of the building in the image closely resemble the features of St Giles' Cathedral.

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  • 11. 

    This year commemorates the 100th anniversary since the start of World War I.  This Edinburgh building was originally built as a hydropathic hospital but was then used as a military psychiatric hospital during the Great War.  What is it used for today?

    • A.

      Bank headquarters

    • B.

      Hotel

    • C.

      University campus

    Correct Answer
    C. University campus
    Explanation
    The building in question was originally built as a hydropathic hospital but was later used as a military psychiatric hospital during World War I. Today, it is used as a university campus.

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  • 12. 

    This is an evocative picture of the Union Canal which opened in 1822.  The canal has connections with a shady duo.  What were their names?

    • A.

      William Brodie and Raymond Doyle

    • B.

      William Wallace and William McTuffty

    • C.

      William Burke and William Hare

    Correct Answer
    C. William Burke and William Hare
    Explanation
    William Burke and William Hare were notorious criminals in the 19th century who were involved in the murder and selling of corpses for medical dissection. They targeted vulnerable individuals and killed them to supply fresh bodies to medical schools. Their crimes were discovered in 1828, and Burke was executed while Hare turned witness for the prosecution. This explanation aligns with the mention of the "shady duo" in the question and their historical connection to the Union Canal.

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  • 13. 

    This famous edifice celebrates its 50th birthday this year.  It's had a famous neighbour all its life and is about to acquire another.  What is it's new neighbour called?

    • A.

      Queensferry Crossing

    • B.

      Hopetoun Crossing

    • C.

      Dalmeny Crossing

    Correct Answer
    A. Queensferry Crossing
    Explanation
    The famous edifice mentioned in the question is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. It has had a famous neighbor throughout its existence and is now about to acquire another neighbor. The correct answer, Queensferry Crossing, refers to the new neighbor that the edifice is about to have.

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