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Question 1: In 1316 Marjorie Bruce, daughter of ________ and wife of Walter Stewart, the sixth High Steward of Scotland, was out riding near the abbey.
Robert II of ScotlandDavid I of ScotlandRobert I of ScotlandDavid II of Scotland

Question 2: Since the Reformation the Abbey has served as a parish church in the ________.
Scottish Episcopal ChurchChurch of ScotlandHistory of ScotlandActs of Union 1707

Question 3: These include a ________ with music marked on it - which is believed to the oldest example of polyphonic music found in Scotland.
SlateMetamorphic rockSlate industrySedimentary rock

Question 4: A ________, at the junction of Dundonald Road and Renfrew Road, approximately one mile to the north of the Abbey, marks the spot where she reputedly fell from her horse.

Question 5: The Abbey organ is reputedly one of the finest in Scotland and was originally built by the French organ builder Cavaillé-Coll of ________ in 1872.
Évry, EssonneMarseilleVersaillesParis

Question 6: It is believed that Saint Mirin (also spelt Saint Mirren, hence the name of the local football team: ________) founded a community on this site in 7th century.
Motherwell F.C.St. Mirren F.C.Falkirk F.C.Dundee United F.C.

Question 7: Paisley Abbey and St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, are the only ________ congregations whose ministers are styled "the Very Reverend".
Church of ScotlandScottish ReformationScottish Episcopal ChurchHistory of Scotland

Question 8: In the abbey itself there are signs which indicate that Marjorie's baby was cut out of her womb, a caesarean delivery long before ________ was available.
SurgeryAnesthesiaPain managementMedicine

Question 9: In 1307, ________ had the abbey burned down.
John of EnglandEdward III of EnglandEdward II of EnglandEdward I of England

Question 10: Paisley Abbey is a former Cluniac monastery, and current ________ parish kirk, located on the east bank of the White Cart Water in the centre of the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, in west central Scotland.
Scottish Episcopal ChurchChurch of ScotlandScottish ReformationHistory of Scotland


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