RACK YOUR COUNTRYFILE BRAIN WITH THESE WILD AND WONDERFUL GAMES
COUNTRYSIDE QUIZ 1) What has the Lake District most recently been granted?
a) Dark Sky Park status b) World Heritage status c) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status
d) A pod of common dolphins
2) What is the birth flower for November?
a) Rhododendron b) Chrysanthemum c) Honeysuckle d) Daffodil
3) What is this moth, which flies in November?
a) Feathered thorn b) Elephant hawk c) Cinnabar d) Jersey Tiger
4) Bonfire Night, held annually on 5 November, marks a failed plot to kill which king?
a) Henry I b) Edward I c) James I d) Charles I
5) How many fingers and toes do red squirrels have?
a) Four fingers; four toes b) Five fingers; five toes c) Five fingers; four toes d) Four fingers; five toes
6) Who wrote “November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear”?
a) William Shakespeare b) William Wordsworth c) Sir Walter Scott d) Sir Walter Raleigh
7) DEFRA is the Department for Environment F_____ and Rural Affairs. What does the ‘F’ stand for?
a) Farming b) Fisheries c) Food d) Foraging
8) On 1 November 1994, Louise Wallis established which world-wide event?
a) World Vegetarian Day b) World Meat Day c) World Animal Welfare Day d) World Vegan Day
9) What does the Latin word ‘Parva’ denote when part of a place name (eg Glen Parva)?
a) Bridge b) New c) Small d) Pond
10) What is the average heart rate of a bat during hibernation, measured via beats per minute (bpm)?
a) 1,000 b) 500 c) 50 d) 10
11) In a great storm on 27 November, the first Eddystone Lighthouse off Plymouth was destroyed, killing six people. What was the year?
a) 1703 b) 1812 c) 1953 d) 1987
12) Roger Deakin’s idyllic farm featured in the title of his book published in November 2008. What was it called?
a) Walnut Tree Farm b) Yew Tree Farm c) Chestnut Farm d) Oak Tree farm
13) How many migrant snipe join our resident UK population of ducks and waders?
a) 3,000 b) 60,000 c) One million d) 60 million
The landscape of Lake District, pictured here at Ullswater, garners many accolades – but what has the area most recently been awarded?