Museums, Galleries & Archives Quiz

Date: February 2021 onwards
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Do you miss visiting our Museums and learning about the great history of Angus? 

We've created weekly quizzes for you to test your knowledge on how well you know Angus and its' history so be sure to check out our ANGUSalive Museums, Galleries and Archives Instagram and take part in the live quizzes. If you don't have Instagram, you can also try them out below.

  1. Forfar is well known for producing which type of savoury pastry?
  • Scotch Pie
  • Bridie
  • Sausage Roll
  1. A reconstruction of which Forfar Street stands in the Meffan?
  • The Vennel
  • Prior Road
  • Victoria Street
  1. Fill in the blank. The Reid Hall is named after Peter Reid, who was a local _________.
  • Engineer
  • Confectioner
  • Writer
  1. In what year did the last witch execution in Forfar take place?
  • 1663
  • 1780
  • 1854
  1. Which of the following textile companies were based in Forfar?
  • Francis Webster & Sons
  • Alexander Thompson & Sons
  • William Don & Co.
  1. Which brand of bottled water has its origins in Forfar?
  • Strathmore
  • Highland Spring
  • Purely Scottish
  1. Which of the following Pictish Symbols are carved into the Dunnichen Stone?
  • Serpent
  • Wolf
  • Flower
  1. What type of building once stood at the east end of Forfar Loch, surrounded by water?
  • A Church
  • A Prison
  • A Castle
  1. How far is away is the Bell Rock Lighthouse from Arbroath Harbour?
  • 5 miles
  • 8 miles
  • 5 miles
  1. Who was appointed Chief Engineer for the Bell Rock project?
  • Robert Stephenson
  • John Smeaton
  • John Rennie
  1. Why did fishermen hang objects known as ‘Witches Eyes’ in their homes?
  • To attract wealth
  • To ward off evil spirits
  • To ensure a big catch
  1. Which Arbroath based company was known for manufacturing espadrilles?
  • Douglas Frasers & Sons
  • Alexander Shanks & Son
  • Keith & Blackman Ltd
  1. Which plant material was imported from the Baltic for use in the Arbroath weaving industry?
  • Jute
  • Cotton
  • Flax
  1. What kind of fish is used to make the famous Arbroath Smokie?
  • Cod
  • Salmon
  • Haddock
  1. Who is the pirate in the poem ‘The Inchcape Rock’?
  • Ralph the Rover
  • Captain Fall
  • Captain Taylor
  1. Which Walter Scot novel feature the Arbroath inspired fictional town of Fairport?
  • The Antiquary
  • The Abbot
  • Ivanhoe
  1. Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie gifted the funds used to open which public Montrose building?
  • Montrose Museum
  • Montrose Library
  • Montrose Town Hall
  1. Which area of Montrose was once home to a large fishing community?
  • Ferryden
  • Southesk
  • Lochside
  1. What breed of dog was the famous naval mascot Bamse?
  • Labrador
  • Border Collie
  • St Bernard
  1. In which year was the Scurdie Ness Lighthouse first lit?
  • 1750
  • 1820
  • 1870
  1. A work by the famous Scottish portrait artist Allan Ramsay hangs in Montrose Museum. Which BBC tv series did this feature in?
  • Fake or Fortune
  • Britain’s Lost Masterpieces
  • Home is Where the Art Is
  1. Baleen was a product of which Montrose industry?
  • Fishing
  • Weaving
  • Whaling
  1. The 1st Marquess of Montrose was executed in which year?
  • 1650
  • 1700
  • 1825
  1. William Lamb was best known for his work in which artistic field?
  • Illustration
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  1. Which of these famous author’s was born in Kirriemuir?
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • M Barrie
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  1. The lead singer of which famous rock band grew up in Kirriemuir?
  • Guns and Roses
  • Iron Maiden
  • AC/DC
  1. What was the original purpose of the building which now houses Kirriemuir Museum?
  • Library
  • Bank
  • Tolbooth
  1. Kirriemuir local, Sir Hugh Munro, gave his name to Scottish mountains over what height?
  • 2000 feet
  • 3000 feet
  • 3500 feet
  1. Which French town is Kirriemuir twinned with?
  • Volvic
  • Meaux
  • Bayeux
  1. Fill in the blank. The Cat’s Close is claimed to be Western Europe’s ________ public footpath.
  • narrowest
  • longest
  • shortest
  1. What type of mythical being was Angus Glen resident Colly Camb said to be?
  • Kelpie
  • Ghillie Dhu
  • Giant