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Knaresborough: Quiz


Question 1: Knaresborough is an old and historic market town, spa town and civil parish in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, ________, located on the River Nidd, four miles east of Harrogate.
EnglandUnited KingdomWalesScotland

Question 2: He was constable of Knaresborough and leader of the group of four knights who murdered Archbishop Thomas Beckett at ________ on 29 December 1170.
Westminster AbbeyDurham CathedralCanterbury CathedralSt Albans Cathedral

Question 3: During the Civil War, following the ________ in 1644, the castle was besieged by Parliamentary forces.
Siege of YorkFirst English Civil WarBolton MassacreBattle of Marston Moor

Question 4: Knaresborough Castle dates from ________ times;[2] around 1100, the town began to grow and provide a market and attract traders to service the castle.
NormansNormandyEnglandCnut the Great

Question 5: In 1328, as part of the marriage settlement, Queen Philippa was granted "the Castle, Town, Forest and Honour of Knaresborough" by ________ and the parish church was restored.
Edward II of EnglandEdward I of EnglandEdward III of EnglandRichard II of England

Question 6: Sights in the town include the remains of Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton's petrifying well, The House in the Rock, and several cave dwellings, one a chapel, dating from the ________.
Early Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesMiddle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 7: The town lies some four miles from junction 47 of the A1 (M) ________ (Great North Road).
High-quality dual carriagewayMotorwayHighwayFreeway

Question 8: Although most teams are local, competitors often come from across the country and from Knaresborough's German twin town ________ to compete.
BebraBad HersfeldNiederaulaKirchheim, Hesse

Question 9: Dr Arnold Kellet has established that the first ________ was given out in Knaresborough by King John on 15 April 1210.
Maundy moneyFarthing (British coin)Threepence (British coin)Halfpenny (British pre-decimal coin)

Question 10: Knaresborough is mentioned in the ________[1] as Chednaresburg or Chenaresburg.
SurreyEnglandDomesday BookYorkshire


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