FOCUS on Scotland quiz

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FOCUS on Scotland quiz

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Who is one of the foremost pioneers credited with inventing and transmitting the first electromechanical television?

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Who discovered penicillin?

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Who developed the concept of logarithms and popularized the decimal point?

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Who invented and patented the telephone?

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Who invented the kaleidoscope?

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James Watt is sometimes said to be the inventor of this machine. This is not actually the case, although he was responsible for developing it. What is this invention?

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Charles Mackintosh of Glasgow – not the artist, came up with an invention that was first used on an Arctic expedition in the early 19th century. Any ideas what this one is?

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Who invented lighting by coal gas?

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This sportsman has represented Scotland on numerous occasions in the Golf World Cup, the Dunhill Cup and he also captained the European Ryder Cup winning team in 2002. He is married to a TV personality. Who is he?

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Born in Westerkirk near Langholm, this Scotsman was a stonemason, architect, civil engineer, road, bridge and canal builder. One of his greatest achievements was the construction of the Caledonian Canal. Who was this famous Scotsman?

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This Scotsman, a self-made man, industrialist and philanthropist gave millions for the furthering of education, not just in Scotland, but all over the world. Universities, libraries and trusts have all benefitted from his philanthropic initiatives. He spent a large part of his life in America, but he did own Skibo Castle for a spell. Can you name this Scotsman?

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Scotsman, Kirkpatrick McMillan, had an invention which led to the development of an everyday item. Unfortunately for him, he never patented it. What was it?

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Robert Knox was a Scottish surgeon and anatomist who became involved with Burke and Hare, those well-known murderers and body thieves of 19th century Edinburgh. Burke and Hare were Irish immigrants with 17 murders attributed to them. They sold all the bodies to Scotsman Knox, who used them in his lectures for discussion and dissection by his students. What was the fate of these three jolly gentlemen?

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Lobey Dosser is a well-known character in Scotland, especially Glasgow, so much so that they have erected a statue in his honour. Who was he?

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Law dictates that Scottish whisky must be matured for a minimum of how many years to become an official whisky

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Loch Ness is famous for its “monster”, but what is the name of the famous castle situated on its banks, near Drumnadrochit?

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The Glenfinnan Viaduct overlooks a monument to which Scottish patriot?

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The beautiful Isle of Skye is part of the Inner Hebrides. What is the name of the largest town on the island?

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Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, and home to many tourist attractions. Which of the following would you NOT be able to visit if you were in that city?

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Oban, in Argyll and Bute, is a popular tourist town lying on which body of water?

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Edinburgh has a statue of the world famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in tribute to the Edinburgh author and physician who created him.  Where would you find this statue?

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The statue of Sir David Hume – the Scottish philosopher, historian, economist and essayist – can be found in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.  What action is traditionally thought to bring passers-by good fortune?

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This statue of Abraham Lincoln in Edinburgh was erected in 1893 to commemorate the Scots who fought on behalf of the Union during the American Civil War, but where can it be found?

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James Watt, the famous Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer, has a number of statues erected in his honour throughout the UK such was his contribution the industrial revolution, but at which of these locations would you not find one of his statues?

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