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Yorkshire the Great Quiz

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In Leeds City Square there is a statue of The Black Prince. Who does it commemerate?

  • Yorkshire boxer "Prince" Naseem Hammed
  • Edmund of Woodstock Prince of Wales
  • US popster "The Artist formerly known as Prince"


In which Yorkshire town did Bram Stoker suggest Dracula came ashore?

  • Withernsea
  • Hornsea
  • Whitby


Huddersfield's George Hotel in 1895 famously saw the foundation of?

  • The Labour Party
  • The Rugby Football League
  • The Cooperative Movement


Denby Dale is home to the Guinness record breaking pie baked nine times to commemorate historic world events. Which of the following was NOT so celebrated?

  • The return to sanity of George III
  • Victory in World War II
  • The repeal of the Corn Laws


"Agadoo" and "I am the Music Man" are often played hits of which seminal Yorkshire Band?

  • Black Lace
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Kaiser Chiefs


Barnsley has a statue celebrating Harold "Dickie" Bird. For what is Dickie famous?

  • A Cricket Umpire
  • An Ornithologist
  • A Wildlife Impressionist


Harrogate boasts of " The world's finest" Tea Shop. What is it called?

  • Harry Ramsden's
  • Betty's
  • Sid's Cafe


York was the important Roman city of Eboracum. Which Emperor ruled the entire Roman Empire for 2 years from York?

  • Septimius Severus
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Hadrian


Which Sheffield band has had the fastest selling debut album in the UK?

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Human League
  • Def Leppard


Wakefield is home to the world renowned Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Which locally born artist is featured amongst its exhibitors?

  • Barbara Cartland
  • Barbara Castle
  • Barbara Hepworth


The Grand Old Duke of York famously marched his 10,000 men up and down which hill?

  • Sandal Castle hill, Wakefield
  • Connisbrough Castle hill, Doncaster
  • Briggate, Leeds


Emily Bronte wrote the great novel Wuthering Heights published in 1847 but who wrote the 1978 hit single of the same name?

  • George W Bush
  • Geb Bush
  • Kate Bush


The world's oldest Association (Soccer) Football Club is Sheffield FC. In which year were they founded?

  • 1857
  • 1859
  • 1863


Britain's oldest "classic" horse race has been run at Doncaster since 1776. What is it called?

  • The St Ledger
  • The Eboracum
  • The George III


Wallace and Grommit are not from Yorkshire but their favourite snack is. What is it?

  • Bassets Liquorice Allsorts
  • Terry's Chocolate Oranges
  • Wensleydale Cheese


A 1969 film was set in Barnsley featuring a schoolboy Billy Casper who kept and trained a hawk. What was it called?

  • The Railway Children
  • Kes
  • Rita, Sue and Bob Too


Britain's oldest National Park was established in 1951 and edges into the city of Sheffield. What is it called?

  • The Peak District
  • The South York Moors
  • The Hallamshire Hills


In the 60's and 70's a Yorkshire town was the unlikely home to a venue of world renown. Welcoming Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Tina Turner and many more. Where was it?

  • Barnsley
  • Batley
  • Bradford


The area that geographically lies between Leeds, Dewsbury and Wakefield is known as what?

  • Airedale
  • Ilkley Moor
  • The Rhubarb Triangle


Yorkshire County Cricket Club have been County Champions how many times since 1890?

  • 8
  • 11
  • 31