St Andrews Ts Beach Party 2009 Quiz

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St Andrews Ts Beach Party 2009 Quiz

Take the Talking Scot Beach Party 2009 Quiz, and find out a little about St Andrews and the surrounding area in Fife, where this year's virtual beach party is being held. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many golf courses are there at St Andrews?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Six

    • E. 

      More than six

  • 2. 
     In what year was St Andrews Cathedral consecrated?
    • A. 

      1272

    • B. 

      1301

    • C. 

      1318

    • D. 

      1376

    • E. 

      1413

  • 3. 
    Outside St Salvators chapel there are initials to be seen in the cobblestones. This commemorates the spot where someone was killed. Who was he?
    • A. 

      Tom Morris

    • B. 

      John Knox

    • C. 

      George Wishart

    • D. 

      Patrick Hamilton

    • E. 

      Cardinal David Beaton

  • 4. 
    Underneath St Andrews Castle, there are two underground tunnels. What are they known as?
    • A. 

      The Twa Cundies

    • B. 

      The Mine and Countermine

    • C. 

      Knox tunnel and Beaton cave

    • D. 

      The St Andrews Castle Excavations

    • E. 

      The But an' Ben

  • 5. 
    Name a character who can be found parading in the annual University Kate Kennedy Procession
    • A. 

      John Cleese

    • B. 

      Mary Queen of Scots

    • C. 

      Pope Benedict XIII

    • D. 

      Rudyard Kipling

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the well known theatre in St Andrews?
    • A. 

      The Barn Theatre

    • B. 

      The Sheep Pen Theatre

    • C. 

      The Steading Theatre

    • D. 

      The Byre Theatre

    • E. 

      The Shed Theatre

  • 7. 
    If you were travelling to St Andrews by train, at which station would you leave the train?
    • A. 

      Dundee

    • B. 

      Springfield

    • C. 

      St Andrews

    • D. 

      Leuchars

    • E. 

      Cupar

  • 8. 
    Which 1981 movie featured the west sands at St Andrews?
    • A. 

      The WIckerman

    • B. 

      Dragonslayer

    • C. 

      Whisky Galore

    • D. 

      Gregory's Girl

    • E. 

      Chariots of FIre

  • 9. 
    What annual and ancient street fair is held annually in the streets of St Andrews?
    • A. 

      The Michaelmas Market

    • B. 

      The Lammas Market

    • C. 

      The Candlemas Market

    • D. 

      The May Day Market

    • E. 

      All Hallows Market

  • 10. 
    St Andrews is in the Kingdom of Fife; FIfe is bounded by two river estuaries, one on the north and one on the south. Which rivers are they?
    • A. 

      The Beulay Firth and the Cromarty Firth

    • B. 

      The Cromarty Firth and the Dornoch Firth

    • C. 

      The FIrth of Tay and the Firth of Forth

    • D. 

      The River Clyde and the Solway Firth

    • E. 

      The Moray Firth and the Firth of Lorn

  • 11. 
    St Rules or St Regulus' tower, dating from about 1130, is believed to have been the tower from an earlier Augustinian church and it stands in the ground of St Andrews Cathedral. Visitors may climb the narrow spiral staircase to the top and view the surrounding town, sea and countryside from a great vantage point. But how many steps would you need to climb?
    • A. 

      151 steps

    • B. 

      213 steps

    • C. 

      167 steps

    • D. 

      192 steps

    • E. 

      49 steps

  • 12. 
    In the above map of St Andrews drawn about 1580 three main streets can clearly be seen running horizontally in the centre of the town. This map and many other old maps can be seen on the National Library of Scotland website at www.nls.ukThe layout of St Andrews is much the same today and these three streets are still the main thoroughfares of the town. Can you name them?
    • A. 

      HIgh Street, Middle Street and Low Street

    • B. 

      Church Wynd, Seagate and Trades Lane

    • C. 

      Burgess Street, Timberbush and Sandport Street

    • D. 

      North Street, Market Street and South Street

    • E. 

      King's Links, Cathedral Street and Golf Road

  • 13. 
    In what year was the Univeristy of St Andrews founded?
    • A. 

      1542

    • B. 

      1666

    • C. 

      1760

    • D. 

      1318

    • E. 

      1413

  • 14. 
    Where is St Andrews Botanic Garden situated?
    • A. 

      Buchanan Gardens

    • B. 

      Largo Road

    • C. 

      Canongate

    • D. 

      Abbey Walk

    • E. 

      Greyfriars Gardens

  • 15. 
    What day of the year is St Andrews Day?
    • A. 

      25th January

    • B. 

      30th November

    • C. 

      17th March

    • D. 

      6th April

    • E. 

      31st December