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Warwickshire: Quiz

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Question 1: 1928: ________ was ceded to Birmingham, from Staffordshire
Sutton ColdfieldHarborneErdingtonPerry Barr

Question 2: The first reference to Warwickshire was in 1001, as Waeinewiscscr named after Warwick (meaning "dwellings by the ________").
Lock (water transport)WeirWatermillDam

Question 3: There is one branch off the WCML from Nuneaton to Coventry, and there is a station at ________ on this branch.
Rugby, WarwickshireRoyal Leamington SpaKenilworthBedworth

Question 4: At Rugby the WCML splits into two parts, one runs west through to Coventry and Birmingham, and the other the "Trent Valley Line" runs north-west towards ________ and the north-west of England.
StaffordNewcastle-under-LymeLichfieldDoxey

Question 5: The M40 motorway which connects London to ________, runs through the centre of the county, and serves Leamington Spa, Warwick, and Stratford.
Stoke-on-TrentBirminghamWolverhamptonCoventry

Question 6: The poet Philip Larkin lived in Warwick (born in nearby Coventry), and ________ went to school in Barford and Stratford.
Ruth (novel)Cranford (novel)North and South (1855 novel)Elizabeth Gaskell

Question 7: Warwickshire came into being as a division of the kingdom of ________ in the early 11th century.
WessexMerciaEnglish MidlandsShropshire

Question 8: There are no cities in Warwickshire since both Coventry and ________ were incorporated into the West Midlands county in 1974 and are now metropolitan authorities in themselves.
LondonStoke-on-TrentBirminghamWolverhampton

Question 9: The county town is Warwick, although the largest town is ________ in the far north of the county.
Rugby, WarwickshireAtherstoneRoyal Leamington SpaNuneaton

Question 10: Major industries included coal mining, textiles, engineering, and ________ production, but heavy industry is in decline, being replaced by distribution centres, light to medium industry, and services.
ConcreteFly ashCementPortland cement







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