Test yourself with our rurally themed quiz, crossword and picture puzzle.
RACK YOUR RURAL BRAIN WITH THESE WILD AND WONDERFUL GAMES WHERE IN BRITAIN?
1) Which of the following is not a species of butterfly? a) Grizzled skipper b) Pearl-bordered fritillary c) Cauliflower white d) Swallowtail 2)What is the collective noun for a group of toads? a) A croak b) A clump c) A stool d) A knot 3) What do badgers predominantly eat? a) Earthworms b) Humbugs c) Spiders d) Slugs 4) How long does a worker bee live in summer? a) 4 days b) 14 days c) 40 days d) 90 days 5) What does the word ‘ungulate’ mean?
a) To move with a wave-like motion b) To leave a slimy trail c) To yawn widely d) A hoofed mammal 6) What is Britain’s smallest bird of prey? a) Red kite b) Sparrowhawk c) Golden eagle d) Merlin
Can you identify this well-known location?
answers at bottom of opposite page 8) In which county would you find the Devil’s Beef Tub? a) Dumfries and Galloway b) Angus c) Essex d) Derbyshire 9) Which June-blossoming flower is sometimes known as woodbine and goat’s leaf? a) Goat’s beard b) Rhododendron c) June Whitfield d) Honeysuckle 10) Which English town was Casterbridge named after in Thomas Hardy’s novel Mayor of Casterbridge? a) Bridgwater b) Dorchester c) Winchester d) Casterbridge 11) Which of the following sea creatures doesn’t have a brain? a) Octopus b) Starfish c) Squid d) Captain Pugwash 12) Which Roman goddess is often depicted with an owl that symbolises knowledge? a) Juno b) Minerva c) Diana d) Hedwig
answer at bottom of opposite page
by Jonty Clark