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Aylsham: Quiz

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Question 1: The lower part of the rood screen survived the destruction visited by ________ and the Puritans, although some of the painted panels were disfigured.
EnglandEnglish Civil WarOliver CromwellAlfred the Great

Question 2: Until the 15th century it was the manufacture of ________ which was the more important, and Aylsham linens and Aylsham canvases were nationally known.
SilkOilskinLinenSpandex

Question 3: Aylsham was once noted for its spa, situated about half a mile south of the town, comprising a chalybeate spring, formerly used by those suffering from ________ and other chronic conditions.
AsthmaAllergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosisFarmer's lungHypersensitivity pneumonitis

Question 4: There was a scheme in the 1700s to widen the navigation from Coltishall to Aylsham and, after many difficulties, trading wherries from ________ were able to reach a staithe at Aylsham.
Wells-next-the-SeaCromerGorlestonGreat Yarmouth

Question 5: An artesian well 170 feet (52 m) deep, its canopy is thatched in ________.
Flowering plantPoaceaeCyperus papyrusPhragmites

Question 6: Nearby, a plaque commemorates ________ (1825–82), the father of modern anaesthetics, who was born above a shop overlooking the Market Place.
Joseph Thomas CloverRobert ListonJoseph Lister, 1st Baron ListerJohn Snow (physician)

Question 7: Aylsham is a historic market town and civil parish on the River Bure in north Norfolk, ________, about 15 km (10 miles) north of Norwich.
United KingdomEnglandScotlandWales

Question 8: In 1519 Henry VIII granted a market on Saturdays and an annual fair to be held on March 12, which was the eve of the feast of ________ the pope.
Pope Gregory IPope John XXIIICatholic ChurchPope John Paul II

Question 9: The nave, ________ and chancel were built in the 13th century.
AisleBath, SomersetApseGothic architecture

Question 10: Aylsham is thought to have been founded around 500 AD by an ________ thegn called Aegel, Aegel's Ham, meaning "Aegel's settlement".
FrisiansGermanic peoplesAnglesAnglo-Saxons







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