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Haddington, East Lothian: Quiz


Question 1: Jane Welsh Carlyle - (1801-1866), wife of the writer ________, daughter of a local doctor.
Percy Bysshe ShelleyVictor HugoThomas CarlyleJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

Question 2: It developed into the fourth largest town in Scotland during the ________, and latterly was at the centre of the mid-18th century Scottish Agricultural Revolution.
Early Middle AgesLate Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesByzantine Empire

Question 3: The town was ceded from ________ and became part of Scotland following the Battle of Carham in c.1018.
NorthumbriaEric BloodaxeAmlaíb CuaránScandinavian York

Question 4: ________ (1812-1904) - social reformer and author of Self Help (1859), lived in the High Street.
Samuel SmilesEnglandThomas CarlyleIndustrial Revolution

Question 5: The Haddington railway line was a branch from the ________ at Longniddry and terminated with a railway station and freight depot in the area between West Road and Hospital Road.
Hertford Loop LineWest Coast Main LineEast Coast Main LineMidland Main Line

Question 6: Haddington sits on the A1 dual-carriageway linking ________ with London.
GlasgowNew Town, EdinburghEdinburghScotland

Question 7: Linguistically the name Haddington is ________, dating from the 6th or 7th century AD[1] when the area was incorporated into the kingdom of Bernicia.
Anglo-SaxonsSaxonsGermanic peoplesAngles

Question 8: Adam Skirving (1719-1803) - song writer, author of the famous ________ song Hey, Johnnie Cope, Are Ye Waking Yet?, was born in Haddington, farmed at Garleton, and was buried at Athelstaneford.
JacobitismScotlandScottish clanScottish independence

Question 9: Student and later principal of the Edinburgh College of Art, several of his works are in the Talbot Rice Gallery in the ________.
University of CambridgeUniversity of EdinburghUniversity of BristolUniversity of Oxford

Question 10: It lies approximately 20 miles (32 km) east of ________.
ScotlandNew Town, EdinburghEdinburghGlasgow

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