Exmoor: Quiz

  
  
  
  
  

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Question 1: They are largely from the Devonian and early ________ periods (the name Devonian comes from Devon, as rocks of that age were first studied and described here).
CarboniferousPermianOrdovicianGeologic time scale

Question 2: Exmoor has been the setting for several novels including the 19th century Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by ________, and Margaret Drabble's 1998 novel The Witch of Exmoor.
EnglandThomas HardyR. D. BlackmoreLondon

Question 3: [8] Some moors are covered by a variety of ________ and sedges, while others are dominated by heather.
GrassPoaceaeCattleAgriculture

Question 4: It reaches the sea at a substantial ria (estuary) on the south (________) coast of Devon.
Celtic SeaNorth SeaBaltic SeaEnglish Channel

Question 5: The wool was spun into thread on isolated farms and collected by merchants to be woven, fulled, dyed and finished in thriving towns such as ________.
TauntonMineheadElworthyDunster

Question 6: The country's highest beech tree, 350 metres (1,148 ft) above sea level, is at Birch Cleave at ________ but beech in hedgebanks grow up to 490 metres (1,608 ft).
SomersetSimonsbathExmoorNon-metropolitan district

Question 7: Woody Bay, a few miles west of Lynton, is home to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, a narrow gauge railway which connected the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth to ________, about 31 km (just over 19 miles) away.
Great TorringtonBarnstapleIlfracombeHartland, Devon

Question 8: The south west of England has a favoured location with regard to the ________ high pressure when it extends its influence north-eastwards towards the UK, particularly in summer.
MadeiraSaint HelenaPortugalAzores

Question 9: Exmoor's woodlands sometimes reach the shoreline,[1] especially between ________ and The Foreland, where they form the single longest stretch of coastal woodland in England and Wales.
MineheadPorlockNether StoweyBridgwater

Question 10: The moorland habitat is also home to hundreds of species of ________ and insects.
BirdModern birdsEnantiornithesArchaeopteryx
















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