Fun Quiz About Edinburgh

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Fun Quiz About Edinburgh

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. 
    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

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    Which building is this detail from? 
    • A. 

      Edinburgh International Conference Centre

    • B. 

      St Giles' Cathedral

    • C. 

      Scott Monument

  • 7. 
    Which park is this?
    • A. 

      Inverleith Park

    • B. 

      Mungo Park

    • C. 

      Saughton Park

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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?
  • 12. 
    Almost there.  Please tell us your postcode
  • 13. 
    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.