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    We’re excited to introduce a fun and engaging quiz that’s perfect for seniors to enjoy on Robert Burns Day, which falls on the 25th of January, or any other Scottish celebration!

    This quiz is designed to bring a touch of Scotland’s rich culture and history to your seniors’ activities. It covers a wide range of topics, from Scottish inventors and authors to famous landmarks and traditions. Whether your residents have Scottish roots or simply enjoy learning about different cultures, this quiz offers an opportunity for them to test their knowledge and share in the spirit of Scottish heritage.

    So, gather your residents and let them embark on a delightful journey through Scotland with this entertaining quiz. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate and connect with Scottish traditions and history.

    An A4 printable version of the quiz can be found at the bottom of this page.

    • Which Scottish scientist patented the first practical telephone? Answer: Alexander Graham Bell

    • Which famous American novel based its title from a poem by Robert Burns? Answer: ‘Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger; the poem is ‘Coming thro’ the Rye’. Also ‘Of Mice and Men’ written by J. Steinbeck was taken from R. Burns poem ‘To a Mouse’.

    • Scotch Whisky must be matured for how many years? Answer: A minimum of 3 years

    • This Scottish philosopher is considered the ‘Father of Economics’; his name is… Answer: Adam Smith

    • Which famous Scottish Biologist and botanist discovered penicillin? Answer: Alexander Fleming

    • Which Scottish title was given to Prince William and Kate Middleton? Answer: Earl and Countess of Strathearn

    • Which Scottish pioneer and medical missionary lost contact with the world for six years, while in Africa? Answer: David Livingstone

    • A ‘Munro’ is a name given to a Scottish mountain above which height? Answer: 3,000 feet. Munros are named after Sir Hugh Munro who produced the first list of such hills in 1981. There are 282 Munros in Scotland.

    • Which castle is considered the most haunted in Scotland? Answer: Glamis Castle is the former home of the late Queen Mother. Alleged haunted sightings include children ghosts a lady in White and a wandering elderly female.

    • Name a famous and traditional Scottish fruit cake Answer: Dundee Cake

    • Which ‘James Bond’ was Scottish? Answer: Sean Connery

    • In the Victorian era, the city of Dundee was famous for its three J’s: Jute, Jam and ….. Answer: Journalism

    • Which Scottish author wrote ‘Treasure Island’? Answer: Robert Louis Stevenson

    • Which tale of horror was inspired by the Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire? Answer: ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker

    • She is the lead singer of the band ‘The Eurhythmics’; her name is … Answer: Annie Lennox

    • Which Scottish singer made ‘To Sir With Love’ a No. 1 hit in 1967 Answer: Lulu

    • Which famous Scottish Biologist and botanist discovered penicillin? Answer: Alexander Fleming

    • Andrew Carnegie made his fortune in the USA, but where was he born? Answer: Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline Scotland in 1835
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