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Govan: Quiz


Question 1: It is situated 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of Glasgow City Centre, on the south bank of the ________, opposite the mouth of the River Kelvin and the district of Partick.
River ClydeAvon WaterRiver CartClyde Arc

Question 2: Based on this, Govan's ________ name has been reconstructed as *(G)uovan.
British language (Celtic)Pictish languageCumbric languageScottish Gaelic

Question 3: Govan borders the district of Ibrox home since 1899 to the well known football club ________.
Rangers F.C. season 2009–10Rangers F.C. season 2008–09Rangers F.C.Celtic F.C.

Question 4: Within it and its roughly circular churchyard is one of the finest collections of Early Christian stones in the ________, dating from the 10th and 11th centuries.
WalesEnglandCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 5: The latest victory for the SNP was in the 2007 Scottish parliamentary elections when ________ became the MSP for the constituency.
Sandra WhiteNicola SturgeonScottish Parliament election, 2007Alex Salmond

Question 6: [citation needed] In 1855, an elaborately carved ________ sarcophagus was found during digging in the churchyard.
SandstoneSedimentary rockGeologyGreywacke

Question 7: In the 18th and 19th centuries weaving and ________ were important and in the early 19th century shipbuilding emerged as Govan's principal industry.
Coal producing regionsUnited StatesOpen-pit miningCoal mining

Question 8: The area has had a reputation for deprivation and poverty, partly due to the construction of housing estates in the 1930s to relieve the overcrowded ________ district of The Gorbals, Glasgow.
SlumSquattingHomelessnessShanty town

Question 9: This is a 12th century ________ source, but one believed to be based on much earlier materials, which records a place near Dumbarton Rock named Ouania.
Vulgar LatinOld LatinRoman EmpireLatin

Question 10: He also procured a contract with the ________ to produce vessels, notably the Jackal, the Lizard, and the Bloodhound.
Royal NavyHMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Ocean (L12)HMS Illustrious (R06)


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