quiz pic

A Quiz about York, England

Questions about the historic City of York 10 Questions.

Created by:
Played: 1121 times
Comments: 1 comment
Favs: 0 users
like this quiz
5 stars
4.3 out of 5, based on 23 votes
Login or Register to view the answers and save your score!


What type of ghosts are said to have been seen in the cellars of The Treasurer's House, a National Trust property in the centre of York?

  • Vikings
  • Roman soldiers
  • Clergymen


Which of the city's museums is the largest of its kind in the world?

  • The Castle Museum
  • The Yorkshire Museum
  • The National Railway Museum


The children's TV programme Blue Peter ran a competition to design replacements for what, following the 1984 fire in York Minster?

  • Bosses or circular carvings in the ceiling
  • Gargoyles
  • Wooden pews


York Castle Museum contains a cell once occupied by which notorious criminal?

  • Dr Crippen
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Dick Turpin


Can you name York's most successful rock band?

  • Shed Seven
  • Elliott Minor
  • Huge


York's most famous medieval street, The Shambles, was used by which tradesmen in medieval times?

  • Dyers
  • Butchers
  • Brick makers


What is the most prestigious race meeting held in York called?

  • The Ebor meeting
  • The Viking meeting
  • The August meeting


Why do the pupils at St Peter's School in York not participate in the traditional English custom of burning a guy on November 5th?

  • Because Guy Fawkes attended the school
  • Because their school rules forbid bonfires
  • Because it is a Quaker school


When can you make the 2 3/4 mile (including gaps) circuit of the old York city walls?

  • 24 hours a day
  • From dawn to dusk
  • never


Where can you take an imaginary trip back in time to see how the Vikings lived?

  • Barley Hall
  • The Dig
  • The Jorvik Viking Centre