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St Ives, Cambridgeshire: Quiz


Question 1: In his famous poem "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester" he heaped praise on his own village, while writing quite unflattering things about the shire town ________, and other villages around.

Question 2: [7] It is now used by the scouts for ________, rappelling and the mooring of a small narrowboat.
KayakWhitewater canoeingCanoeingWhitewater kayaking

Question 3: As the ________ network expanded and roads improved, the use of the River Great Ouse declined.
Train stationRail transportTrainTransport

Question 4: The famous war poet ________ lived at Grantchester some 32 kilometres (20 mi) away in the same county.
William Denis BrowneUnited KingdomEnglandRupert Brooke

Question 5: The original swimming pool, fed by the river, is in the middle of Holt Island and is now used for ________ practice and other activities.
CanoeingWhitewater kayakingKayakWhitewater canoeing

Question 6: The Michaelmas Fair takes over for 3 days on the second Monday in October, and there is a ________ [1] and [2], the biggest public gathering in Huntingdonshire.
CarnivalMardi GrasSpainMalta

Question 7: Services to ________ and Huntingdon are generally frequent (every 20 minutes or so) during the day, though less frequent at evenings and weekends.

Question 8: It lies within the historic county boundaries of ________.
PeterboroughHuntingdonshireCambridgeshireSouth Cambridgeshire

Question 9: Bus services are provided mostly by ________ and Whippet coaches, the latter of which has its depot near the town.
FirstGroupGo-Ahead GroupNational Express GroupStagecoach Group

Question 10: [18] The line and station almost survived the 1963 to 1973 ________, but were lost to passenger service in the final stages of the process.
West Coast Main LineBeeching AxeEast Coast Main LineChiltern Main Line


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