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The Northumberland Quiz

The county of Northumberland is an expansive, yet sparsely populated county. 10 Questions.

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What is the capital of Northumberland, situated on the River Wansbeck?

  • Morpeth
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Sunderland
  • Durham

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The county of Northumberland is located on the Scottish border, separated by the Cheviot Heights and which river?

  • River Font
  • River Tyne
  • River North Tyne
  • River Tweed

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Which major city was part of Northumberland, until 1400, when it became a separate county itself?

  • Sunderland
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • York
  • Carlisle

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Which major water stress reservoir is located in Northumberland, to direct water to water deficit areas?

  • Kielder Water
  • Hallington Reservoir
  • Greenlee Lough
  • Sweethope Loughs

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Which type of rare wild cattle originates from Northumberland, related to the White Park Cattle?

  • Belted Galloway
  • Vaynol
  • Chillingham Cattle
  • Longhorn

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Which of these facts are true of Northumberland?

  • Most sparsely populated county
  • Largest county
  • Richest county
  • Poorest county

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Which type of sword dance originated from the pit villages of Tyneside and North East England, where miners first performed the tradition?

  • Highland Fling
  • Rapper Sword
  • Gillie Callum
  • Bruicheath

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The Coat of Arms of Northumberland is based on which Kingdom's?

  • Kingdom of Bernicia
  • Kingdom of Northumbria
  • Kingdom of Deira
  • Kingdom of Rheged

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What is the most common surname in Northumberland?

  • Smith
  • Thompson
  • Brown
  • Taylor

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Which inventor lived in Wylam, Northumberland and invented the steam engine while being there?

  • Charles Algernon Parsons
  • Thomas Burt
  • Matthew Festing
  • Jonny Wilkinson