Basic Scotland Knowledge QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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What color is the flag of Scotland?
a. Blue and white
b. Red, yellow and white
c. Blue and green
d. Red, white and blue
Blue and white - The flag is blue with a white 'x'.
What is "haggis"?
a. A hat
b. A traditional Scottish food
c. A region
d. An instrument
A traditional Scottish food - Haggis is often eaten on Robbie Burns Day.
When is Robbie Burns Day?
a. May 5th
b. January 25th
c. August 17th
d. June 15th
January 25th - This day is celebrated all over the world.
What was Robbie Burn's claim to fame?
Poet - Robert burns composed Auld Lang Syne and A Red, Red Rose.
What is the capital of Scotland?
Edinburgh - Edinburgh is the capital, but Glasgow is larger.
Which of these is considered to be one of the national animals
d. Sea monster
Unicorn - The unicorn and the red lion are the national animals of Scotland.
What is the name of Scotland's highest village?
Wanlockhead - Wanlockhead is the highest village in the United Kingdom.
Where is the National Wallace Monument?
a. Near Inverness
b. Near Glasgow
c. Near Dundee
d. Near Stirling
Near Stirling - The monument overlooks the place where the Battle of Stirling Bridge occurred.
Which river forms part of the border between Scotland and
a. Bannock Burn
b. River Eden
c. Allan Water
Tweed - This river is about 150 km long.
When did William Wallace die?
1305 - William Wallace was executed by King Edward I.
Which British monarch executed Mary Queen of Scots?
b. Henry VII
c. Charles II
d. Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I - Mary was executed on February 8th 1587.
Which of these breeds did not originate in Scotland?
a. Great Dane
b. Golden Retriever
c. Skye Terrier
d. Border Collie
Great Dane - The Shetland Sheepdog and the West Highland Terrier are also from Scotland.
What do Scots mean when they say a "burn"?
a. A small river
b. A haystack
c. A valley
d. A dagger
A small river - Coal Burn and Bannock Burn are both small rivers in Scotland.
The bagpipes are what kind of instrument?
Aerophone - The bagpipes are aerophones, which use reeds.
What is the largest island in Scotland?
a. Lewis and Harris
Lewis and Harris - Mainland, Shetland is the second largest.
What is the name of Scotland's highest mountain?
a. Ben Nevis
b. Cairn Toul
c. Aonach Mor
d. Cairn Gorm
Ben Nevis - Ben Nevis is 1,344m high.
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