The Editor’s Easter Quiz
Spring is in the air and all we can think about is being outdoors, but how much do you know about the great British countryside? Answers on page 112
Have you had too many Easter eggs to take it on?
Let’s go outside
1 Which Victorian novel begins ‘There was no possibility of taking a walk that day’? 2 Where are a butterfly’s taste sensors located? 3 Designated in 1951, which was Britain’s first national park? 4 With which part of the UK is the gardener’s wooden trug associated? 5 In relation to hunting, what is a stern? 6 Which is the longest river in the UK? 7 Which British cattle breed has a white belt? 8 In which county would you find the National Trust’s Cerne Giant? 9 Used to guard sheep, what are Vicugna pacos more commonly known as? 10 Boggis, Bunce and Bean are characters from which children’s book?
All about Easter
11 Which horse won the 2009 Grand National with odds of 100–1? 12 What is oology the study of? 13 Downton Abbey was filmed at the country-house seat of which family? 14 Starting with the smallest, order these shotgun bores according to size: .410; 12; 20 15 Mohair comes from which animal? 16 Which word beginning with C can refer to a building material, a stocky horse or a loaf of bread? 17 Which of these crops is not grown in the UK: hemp, maize or rice? 18 The container ship MSC Napoli ran aground on which British beach in 2007? 19 What was the Exmoor Emperor? 1 At which of her residences does The Queen traditionally spend Easter? 2 Which pyramidal pudding, consisting of foods forbidden during Lent, is served in Russia at Easter? 3 Which annual race between members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Fourth Estate takes place on Shrove Tuesday? 4 Early Christians in Mesopotamia stained the first Easter eggs with which colour?
5 Easter Island is in which ocean? 20 Purple Majesty is a variety of which vegetable? 21 There are three native snake species in the UK, including adders and grass snakes—what is the third? 22 In which Welsh mountain range would you find Lord Hereford’s Knob? 23 A cow’s stomach has how many compartments? 24 Wordsworth addressed which bird with the words ‘shall I call thee Bird, Or but a wandering voice’? 25 Helianthus is more commonly known as what? 26 Which buildings were traditionally used for drying hops? 27 What is the name for a group of badgers? 28 Which English county has the longest coastline? 29 The loganberry is a hybrid of which two soft fruits? 30 On which Outer Hebridean island can Europe’s largest puffin colony be found?