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Question 1: Professional & semi professional sports teams include: ________ (basketball), Leicester Tigers (rugby union), Leicester City (football), , Leicester Coritanian A.C.
Leicester RidersCheshire JetsPlymouth RaidersBritish Basketball League

Question 2: The Yardbirds and ________ played there before passing into rock history along with less well remembered groups like the Graham Bond Organisation.
The AnimalsEric BurdonAlan PriceDon't Bring Me Down (The Animals song)

Question 3: By 1840 the ________ had linked Leicester to the national railway network and by the 1860s, Leicester had gained a direct rail link to London (St Pancras) with the completion of the Midland Main Line.
Derby Midland railway stationMidland RailwayLong Eaton railway stationMidland Counties Railway

Question 4: Rail routes run north–south through Leicester along the route known as the ________, going south to Bedford, Luton and London; and north to Lincoln, Sheffield, Leeds and York.
Midland Main LineThameslinkEast Coast Main LineWest Coast Main Line

Question 5: The field is a white ________ on a red background, and this emblem is used by the city council.

Question 6: (Athletics), Leicester Phoenix (Rugby League) and the ________.
Northamptonshire County Cricket ClubHampshire County Cricket ClubLeicestershire County Cricket ClubYorkshire County Cricket Club

Question 7: Leicester played a significant role in the history of England, when, in 1265, Simon de Montfort forced King Henry III to hold the first ________ at the now-ruined Leicester Castle.
Parliament of the United KingdomPolitics of EnglandParliament of EnglandParliament of Scotland

Question 8: The name "Leicester" is thought to derive from the words ________ of the "Ligore", meaning a camp on the River Legro, an early name for the River Soar.
CastraAncient RomeRoman infantry tacticsRoman Navy

Question 9: Mid-year estimates for 2006 indicate that the population of the City of Leicester stood at 289,700 making Leicester the most populous city in ________.
North West EnglandEast MidlandsSouth East EnglandYorkshire and the Humber

Question 10: It is believed the name "Leicester" is derived from the words castra (camp) of the Ligore, meaning dwellers on the 'River Legro' (an early name for the ________).
Melton MowbrayRiver SoarLeicestershireEast Midlands

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