The Scotland Quiz

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Last updated: August 16, 2014
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What is the capital?
What is the largest city?
What is the national dish?
Who is Scotland's patron saint?
Which famous naturalist graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1831?
Charles Darwin
What is the name of the archipelago of islands located off the western coast of Scotland?
Which city on the northern coast is considered the capital of the Scottish Highlands?
What is Scotland's largest loch? (lake)
Loch Lomond
What currency is used in Scotland?
The Pound
The Scottish flag features a white 'x' on which color background?
Someone from Glasgow is called a what?
Scotland is the home of which popular sport, now played all over the world?
Who was the most recent Scottish Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Gordon Brown
Which city, often referred to as the oil capital of Europe, is Scotland's third largest city?
Which Scottish author (1859-1930) is known for his crime fiction series entitled Sherlock Holmes?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Level 42
Aug 16, 2014
vote no!
Level 91
Aug 18, 2014
Perhaps also accept Sterling for currency?
Level 71
Aug 19, 2014
Why on earth would anyone want to vote no? I'm yet to hear a good reason to do so.
Level 43
Jul 17, 2017
lol i missed out on the question about what someone from glasgow is called bc i kept typing weegie, didnt even cross my mind to try "glaswegian"
Level 82
Dec 15, 2021
I got it eventually, but weegie really ought to be acceptable as well.
Level 75
Oct 28, 2017
Surely Loch Ness is larger than Loch Lomond?
Level 72
Feb 6, 2019
Technically, it holds more water, so by volume it is bigger, however by surface area Loch Lomond is bigger.
Level 76
Jan 19, 2022
the origins of golf are contested - several countries claim to be where it was first played, and they recently discovered evidence of it being played in china about 1000 years ago. maybe replace it with something more related to scotland?
Level 79
Mar 25, 2023
Golf is not a sport - it's a game. Great quiz, though.
Level 59
Mar 27, 2023
The modern game of golf is clearly descended from that played in Scotland though - there is a clear continuity. Just because stick and ball games have been common around the world, doesn't make them all the originators of a well-documented modern sport.