Whitby Quiz

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Whitby Quiz

So you think you know all there is to know about Whitby? - try out this Whitby Quiz created by a man whos ancestors sailed with Captain Cook and made jet jewelry for the royalty of Europe.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year was the Synod of Whitby ?
    • A. 

      925 AD

    • B. 

      664 AD

    • C. 

      1352

  • 2. 
    Which WAS NOT one of Captain Cooks ships
    • A. 

      Adventure

    • B. 

      Discovery

    • C. 

      Renown

  • 3. 
    According to the novel, what was the name of the ship on which Dracula sailed upon to Whitby ?
    • A. 

      Demeter

    • B. 

      Wallachia

    • C. 

      Carpathia

  • 4. 
    Jet is  fossilized tree of which species ?
    • A. 

      Araucaria araucana

    • B. 

      Eucalyptus regnans

    • C. 

      Fagus Sylvatica

  • 5. 
    Which was the first town to be connected to Whitby by railway ?
    • A. 

      Middlesbrough

    • B. 

      Loftus

    • C. 

      Pickering

  • 6. 
    Upgang lane is so named because it was the route which the press gangs used to come into Whitby ?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Tate Hill was built by Henry Tate of  the Tate & Lyle sugar company
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The original road between Sandsend and Whitby was built by Maharaja Duleep Singh in the mid 19th century
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The labourers who cut the road from pier road to the west cliff were from the North West Province of Pakistan, hence its name The Khyber Pass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Yorkshire puddings are reputed to have been invented by accident at Whitby Abbey after a baking error
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The middle name of photographer Frank Suttcliffe was
    • A. 

      Field

    • B. 

      Moor

    • C. 

      Meadow

  • 12. 
    The last merchant vessel to be hit by the German battle ship Graf Spee was
    • A. 

      The SS Egton

    • B. 

      The SS Streoneshalh

    • C. 

      The SS Saltersgate

  • 13. 
    The emblem of the North York Moors National Park is
    • A. 

      Ralphs Cross

    • B. 

      White Cross

    • C. 

      Lilla Cross

  • 14. 
    The source of the river Esk is at The Esklets near
    • A. 

      Rosedale

    • B. 

      Great Fryupdale

    • C. 

      Westerdale

  • 15. 
    Whitby West Cliff railway station closed down in
    • A. 

      1961

    • B. 

      1956

    • C. 

      1966

  • 16. 
    The highest point on the North York Moors
    • A. 

      Urra Moor

    • B. 

      Blakey Ridge

    • C. 

      Wheeldale Moor

  • 17. 
    From the sea up to and including Sleights bridge, how many bridges are there accross the Esk
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      4

  • 18. 
    Where was the local hospital before the War Memorial Hospital was built at Spring Hill in 1925
    • A. 

      Spital Bridge

    • B. 

      Pier Road

    • C. 

      Grape Lane

  • 19. 
    Which famous person has family connections to Whitby
    • A. 

      Catherine Tate

    • B. 

      Sir David Frost

    • C. 

      Paul O Grady

  • 20. 
    Born in Whitby in 1942 he had a number 1 hit in the charts in both Britain and Canada
    • A. 

      Georgie Fame

    • B. 

      Arthur Brown

    • C. 

      Joe Cocker

  • 21. 
    Which street is named after a former King of Northumbria
    • A. 

      Elflaeda Terrace

    • B. 

      Oswy Street

    • C. 

      St Andrews Road

  • 22. 
    How many stations and halts are there on the railway line between Whitby and Middlesbrough ( including Whitby and Middlesbrough )
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      13

  • 23. 
    Robert Goodwill - Lawrie Quinn - John Sykes - who comes next ?
    • A. 

      Sir Leon Brittan

    • B. 

      Sir Michael Shaw

    • C. 

      Alec Spearman

  • 24. 
    Who is the son of a former Bishop of Whitby
    • A. 

      Newscastor John Snow

    • B. 

      Politician Douglas Alexander

    • C. 

      Singer Robson Green

  • 25. 
    Who did Whitby beat in the semi final of the F A Vase in 1997 to go on to beat North Ferriby in the final at Wembley
    • A. 

      Banstead

    • B. 

      Frickley

    • C. 

      Tiverton

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