Let's Get Quizzical

Let's Get Quizzical

Testing times … so time to test your Yorkshire knowledge with another 20 in 2020 (this is round three, hope you caught May & June). Find out how much you know about the county famous for Fat Rascals (it’s a treat from Bettys), fish and chips on Filey front and follies at Fountains Abbey (let’s face it, they’re all fabulous) …

  1. Sheffield is home to Yorkshire’s largest shopping centre, opened in 1990. What is it called?
  2. TV presenter Anita Rani has been sharing her favourite food recipes online during lockdown. In which Yorkshire city was she born and raised?
  3. Formed in 2010, pop band One Direction had two Yorkshire members. Who are they?
  4. Looking forward to July 2021 when the Great Yorkshire Show will once again open its gates to thousands of visitors and animals. In which year was it first held?
  5. The UK’s first funicular railway was completed in 1875 and links the South Cliff Esplanade to the Spa in which Yorkshire coastal resort?
  6. Standing at 36m tall, ROKTFACE is the UK’s tallest outdoor man-made climbing wall. Located in which Yorkshire town?
  7. How many racecourses are there in Yorkshire? (Extra points if you can name them all)
  8. Which black gemstone was a favourite of Queen Victoria and is linked to a Yorkshire seaside town?
  9. This year is the 75th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited. At which stunning stately home in Yorkshire was the TV series filmed?
  10. Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a hit West End musical. In which Yorkshire city is the story set?
  11. In 1978 Kate Bush topped the charts with her debut single, inspired by a famous Yorkshire tale. What is the name of the book and its author?
  12. The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate opened 120 years ago. It’s home to some impressive venetian creations valued at £60,000. each. What are these majestic marvels?
  13. Addicted to Love and Simply Irresistible are two of many hits for the late Robert Palmer. In which Yorkshire market town was the singer born?
  14. In 2018 The Sunday Times revealed the winning result, following votes for the Beach of the Year. Which Yorkshire resort came out on top?
  15. Born in 1937, this Leeds lass went on to be an English racing cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. What is her name?
  16. What colour is the ’Yorkshire Rose’?
  17. Mentioned in the Domesday Book back in 1086, this famous York location is often regarded as the oldest shopping street in Europe. What is it called?
  18. A novel name for one of Jonathan Swift’s characters, shared with Yorkshire’s newest theme park. What is that name?
  19. Which multi-award-winning film actress tweeted about enjoying curry in Bradford and loving the pantomime at the city’s Alhambra Theatre earlier this year? (Well, there is nothing like a pantomime dame)
  20. Established in 1827 and in 2014 officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest sweet shop in the world. In which Yorkshire market town can it be found?


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This article was originally written for This Is Y magazine digital edition – July 2020. To view the full magazine, click here