UK Counties General Knowledge: Yorkshire

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General knowledge questions on the people and places of Yorkshire.
Yes, I know Yorkshire now consists of four administratively separate counties, but for the purposes of this quiz, I've combined them all...!
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Last updated: January 7, 2017
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This famous bike race had it’s ‘Grand Depart’ in the county in 2014.
Tour De France
Commonly served with roast beef and vegetables to form part of the traditional Sunday roast.
Yorkshire Pudding
Yorkshire’s largest city.
Olympic heptathlete and gold medallist, born in the county.
Jessica Ennis-Hill
York’s river
River Ouse
Infamous English criminal executed in York in 1739 for horse theft.
Richard “Dick” Turpin
Yorkshire’s county cricket ground.
Small, roughly circular black sweet, made of liquorice, named after this Yorkshire town.
Pontefract cake
Victorian resort town on the North Sea coast, home to the Peasholm Park Japanese gardens.
The ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey was, in part, the inspiration for which famous novel?
Born in Kingston-Upon-Hull in 1759, this politician and social campaigner helped to bring about the abolition of slavery.
William Wilberforce
United play at Bramall Lane, where do Wednesday play?
The 2017 UK City of Culture.
This former Labour party spin doctor was born in Keighley.
Alistair Campbell
Market town in East Yorkshire that is also a woman’s name.
Huddersfield FC’s nickname.
The Terriers
Def Leppard, Arctic Monkeys and Pulp all formed in this city.
Led by Halfdan and Ivar the Boneless, the Viking army attacked York on November 1 of which year?
A village known for it’s mining heritage, it’s brass band and the location for the film ‘Brassed Off’.
Real name of the serial killer ‘The Yorkshire Ripper’.
Peter Sutcliffe
Level 42
Jan 6, 2017
terriers for Huddersfield? tykes is Barnsley
Level 69
Jan 6, 2017
Enjoyed the quiz but disappointed about the error re: Terriers
Level 44
Jan 7, 2017
Apologies...updated and quiz resubmitted.
Level 27
Jun 12, 2020
As a proud 'ull born an' bred, I'm very disappointed with my score of 7
Level 46
Nov 21, 2023
I put allsorts for the liquorice question, somehow