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The Dorset Quiz

This small and sparsely populated county is known for its coastal beauty, and ideal camping location. 10 Questions.

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What is the capital of the County of Dorset?

  • Dorchester
  • Weymouth
  • Bridport
  • Shaftesbury

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In the village of Abbotsbury, Dorset there is said to be the oldest continuously ran herd, where since 1393, monks took care and ate what animals?

  • Geese
  • Chicken
  • Sheep
  • Swan

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In Bournemouth, on the 12th July 1910, Rolls Royce co founder Charles Rolls, became the first British man to get killed by what?

  • Drugs
  • Gunpowder
  • Racing Car Accident
  • Airplane Crash

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Which type of culture, permanently settled in Dorset in around 3000 BC, and is responsible for the Dorset Cursus?

  • Neolithic
  • Mesolithic
  • Paleolithic
  • Stone Age

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Which ancient site was already occupied since about 3500 BC up to 43 AD, when it was taken over by the Romans?

  • Jordan Hill Roman Temple
  • Highcliffe Castle
  • Maiden Castle
  • Lulworth Castle

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What is the motto of the County of Dorset?

  • ''Who's Afear'd''
  • ''Might People, Might Nation''
  • ''There's Strength In Our Sword''
  • ''Unconquered''

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The Black Death was brought to Britain by two ships in June 1348, one of them docked in Bristol, while the other docked in which port town in Dorset, the first signs of the epidemic where in Melcombe?

  • Kimmeridge
  • Bridport
  • Preston
  • Weymouth

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The hottest chili in the World is said to be from Dorset, with 923,000 Scoville Heat Units, what is the name of this chili?

  • Dorset Naga
  • Dorset Fling
  • Dorset Poole
  • Dorset Spide

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The name of the County of Dorset, comes from Dorchester, founded by the Romans as ''Durnovaria'', what is the meaning of ''Dorset''?

  • Roman high fort.
  • Place with fist sized pebbles.
  • The waters.
  • Ramparts.

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Gold Hill, Shaftesbury was the site of which bread brand television advertisement, showing a delivery boy pushing a bike up a steep cobbled street, lined with cottages?

  • Hovis
  • Burgen
  • Allinson
  • Kingsmill