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Mar 1st, 2015, 09:02 PM
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European Quiz # 66 Monday

Okay Laddies and Lassies, get her Scottish thinking caps on !



1. There is a large Monument along Princess Street in Edinburgh which is most important in Scotland's Literature.
Climbing 287 steps lead you to the top for great views.
What is the name of the Monument.?

2. In this Square in Edinburgh there is a statue of Prince Albert. He died in 1861.
Name the Square?
What did he die of .? Who was he married to .?

3. In Scotland's capital city what do these have in common. ?
Martyr's Monument
City Observatory
National Monument
Nelson Monument
Governors House

4. Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh is where the National Covenant was signed.
There is a church and a cemetery here now.
But Greyfriars is best know for the dog Bobby.
What did Bobby do to warrant his statue being here.?

5. There is a place along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh where Bonnie Prince Charlie was proclaimed King.
Name the structure that marks this place.?

6. This Church that has a Bagpipe and Angel at the entrance in Edinburgh has a unique Chapel.
Name the Chapel and the Church/ Cathedral. ?

7. Along the Royal Mile there is an arrangement of cobblestone in the shape of a heart.
What structure once stood here.

8. There is a monument on Calton Hill in Edinburgh that is modelled after a similar one on Athens.
What is the name of this Monument in Edinburgh.

9. The oldest house in the city of Edinburgh belonged to a preacher of the Protestant Movement.
Who did this house belong to.?

10. There is a pub in central Edinburgh called " Last Drop Inn".
How did the pub gets it's name.?

( Ok bedtime for me and PalenQ, Europe is waking up. Good morning annhig and hetismij2 )
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 05:45 AM
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1. Walter Scott

3. All on Calton Hill

8. National Monument

Not very good for just having visited, oh well.
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 06:04 AM
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2. Don't know the square but Prince Albert was married to Queen Victoria. Think he died of pneumonia

4.He went every day to sit beside his master's grave

9. House belonged to John Knox

Also knew #1 but Tom beat me to it
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 06:05 AM
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2. No, I think that it was typhoid that he died of
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 06:53 AM
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Princ Albert died if tyohoid
Now irishface do you know the Square in Edinburgh.

Yes for #4 and yes for #9

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Yes for #1 and # 3.
No for #8 !!
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 07:57 AM
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all are beyond me - have not been to Edinburgh in a while but interesting questions!
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 09:13 AM
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hint for # 6 : The Church is on the Royal Mile
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 11:21 AM
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hin: for #8 :

This Monument is modelled after the Wind Tower in Athens.


hint for #5 : M----- Cross.
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 01:09 PM
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I've been in that lovely famous national patrimony church several times but can't think of its name - King's Cross Church?
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 01:28 PM
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Sorry PalenQ

But the Church for #6 has a fancy tower.

#5 is right by #6 along the famous Royal Mile.

We also need the Square where Prince Albert is in.!!
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 01:32 PM
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I thought Prince Albert was on the can! too long sometimes - my folks used to say when one lingered too long in the loo - "Who do you think you are Prince Albert - you been on the can now for 20 years!"
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 01:47 PM
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Answers coming within the hour !
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Mar 2nd, 2015, 04:03 PM
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Okay before Europe all goes to sleep here are the answers

#2 The name of the Square where Prince Albert is , is Charlotte Square.

#5. Mercat Cross on the Royal Mile walk in centre of the city is where Bonnie Prince Charlie was proclaimed King.

#6 The Church/Cathedral is St. Giles and the Chapel is the Thistle Chapel.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=cathe...ih=984&dpr=0.9


#7. Heart of Midlothian.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_o...8Royal_Mile%29


#8 is the Dugald Steward Monument modelled after the Tower of Wind in Athens

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19802472

#10. The Last Drop Pub got its name because,it is by the spot where public hangings were done.
The person being executed could have a "Last Drop" of Beer( booze) before he was hung.!

Geez isn't that nice of them.!!!!


https://www.google.ca/search?q=last+...ih=984&dpr=0.9
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For our Lisbon friend who missed this one yesterday
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