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Question 1: The area was originally known as Figgate Muir, an expanse of moorland through which the Figgate Burn flowed from ________ to the sea, with a broad sandy beach on the Firth of Forth.
Holyrood ParkDuddingston KirkEdinburghDuddingston

Question 2: Portobello gave its name to the town of Portobello in New Zealand, which lies close to the city of ________ (itself named for Edinburgh).
AucklandHamilton, New ZealandChristchurchDunedin

Question 3: In 1296 William Wallace mustered forces on the moor in a campaign that led to the Battle of Dunbar, and in 1650 the moor was the supposed scene of a secret meeting between ________ and Scottish leaders.
English Civil WarEnglandAlfred the GreatOliver Cromwell

Question 4: The name Figgate was thought to come from the Saxon term for "cow's ditch", and the land was used as pasture by the ________ of Holyrood Abbey.
NunMonasteryMonkHouseholder (Buddhism)

Question 5: Portobello is a beach resort located three miles (5 km) to the east of the city centre of ________, along the coast of the Firth of Forth, in Scotland.
CardiffNew Town, EdinburghEdinburghGlasgow

Question 6: The Celtic ________ virtuoso Johnny Cunningham was also born in Portobello.
FiddleBanjoOld-time musicViolin

Question 7: In 1833 the town was made a ________, then in 1896 it was incorporated into Edinburgh by Act of Parliament.

Question 8: [2] In 1822, the ________, organised by Scott, included a review of troops and Highlanders held on the sands, with spectators crowding the sand dunes.
JacobitismEdinburghVisit of King George IV to ScotlandTartan

Question 9: The baths, now known as Portobello Swim Centre, are still open today and are home to one of only 3[5] remaining ________ in Scotland.
IstanbulEnglandUnited KingdomTurkish bath


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