RACK YOUR COUNTRYFILE BRAIN WITH THESE WILD AND WONDERFUL GAMES
Test your rural knowledge.
1) Caen Hill has a flight of 29 locks (pictured), situated on which British Canal? a) Llangollen Canal b) Caledonian Canal c) Kennet and Avon Canal d) Grand Junction Canal
2) Which monarch was beheaded on 8 February 1587 a) Charles I b) Edward II c) Henry IV d) Mary, Queen of Scots
3) “Why, what’s the matter, That you have such a February face, So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” is a line from which Shakespeare play? a) Much Ado About Nothing b) A Midsummer Night’s Dream c) Twelfth Night d) The Merchant Of Venice
4) Which is England’s largest national park? a) Dartmoor b) Yorkshire Dales c) Lake District d) South Downs
5) Set in London, which children’s film mistakenly features an American robin instead of a European one? a) Watership Down b) Mary Poppins c) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
d) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
6) The Countryside and Rights of Way Act implemented the ‘right to roam’. In which year did the act come into force? a) 1989 b) 1997 c) 2000 d) 2005
7) In winter, lucky twitchers can see the courtship dance of which water bird? a) Coot b) Garganey c) Moorhen d) Great crested grebe
8) Which Christian festival, marking the midpoint of winter, falls on 2 February? a) Shrove Tuesday b) Ascension Day c) Candlemas d) Lent
9) Which British rock band is named after an 18th Century Berkshire agriculturist? a) Jethro Tull b) Barclay James Harvest c) Manfred Mann d) Spencer Davis Group
10) On average, how many eggs does a female frog lay? a) 400 b) 4,000 c) 40,000 d) 1 million
11) 12 February 1809 was the birthdate of which English naturalist? a) James Sowerby b) David Attenborough c) Alfred Russell Wallace d) Charles Darwin
12) Author Bill Bryson was the president of which organisation from 2007-2012?
a) Campaign to Protect Rural England b) The Ramblers c) National Trust d) Countryside Alliance
Caen Hill locks – a flight of stairs for narrowboats, but on which canal can they be found?