TADS Quiz

For those of you that missed it, here is this year’s TADS quiz. There are four rounds :

    • General History
    • Picture Quiz – Tadley Traveling Northwards
    • Tadley History
    • More General History

Each section has 10 questions worth 1 point each, Click for answers at the end of each round !


Round 1 – General History

  • 1.  Which aerospace manufacturer constructed the Starlink satellites, launched in June?
  • 2.  In January, the impeachment trial of Donald Trump began. Including Trump, how many Presidents of the United States have been impeached?
  • 3.  Which was the first European country to go into lockdown?
  • 4.  Which broadcaster topped a poll of Britain’s favourite voices?.
  • 5.  Who said “We can have as many meetings as we like, but the will to change is nowhere in sight. Society must start treating this as a crisis
  • 6.  The horror of Guernica was portrayed in a painting by which artist?.
  • 7.  Who found the entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Nov 1922?
  • 8.  The first successful vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796. Which disease did it guard against?
  • 9.  Who was Henry VIIIs last wife?
  • 10. Which two students founded Google in 1998?

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  1. Which aerospace manufacturer constructed the Starlink satellites, launched in June 2020?  Elon Musk or Spacex
  2. In January, the impeachment trial of Donald Trump began. Including Trump, how many Presidents of the United States have been impeached? Three (Andrew Jackson, Bill Clinton, Trump)
  3. Which was was the first European country to go into lockdown? Italy
  4. Which broadcaster topped a poll of Britain’s favourite voices?.  Sir David Attenborough
  5. Who said “We can have as many meetings as we like, but the will to change is nowhere in sight. Society must start treating this as a crisis.“ Climate change activist Greta Thunberg
  6. The horror of Guernica was portrayed in a painting by which artist?. Pablo Picasso
  7. Who found the entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Nov 1922? Howard Carter
  8. The first successful vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796. Which disease did it guard against? Smallpox
  9. Who was Henry VIIIs last wife? Catherine Parr
  10. Which two students founded Google in 1998? Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Round 2 – Picture Quiz

 

 

Question-1  Name of Cottage and Hill?

Quiz 1

Question-2  Past Leisure Activity?

Quiz 2

Question-3  Name of Church?

Quiz3

Question-4  House name?

Question-5 How was this important to Tadley?

Question-6  House name?

Question-5  Date ? (hint:
1896, 1909,1911 or 1915)

Question-8

Which Bakery Shop was in this row?

Question-9 Why is the plaque

on this house?

Question-10

What was the name of the cinema?

(Name or “local description” acceptable)


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Round 2 – Answers

Question-1  Name of Cottage and Hill?

Answer : Dix hill  and cottage

Quiz 1

Question-2  Past Leisure Activity?

Answer: Past activity : Fighting Cocks

Quiz 2

Question-3  Name of Church?

Answer: Old meeting United Reformed Church

Quiz3

Question-4  House name?

Answer: Fairlawn House

Question-5 How was this important to Tadley?

Answer:  It was the post office.

Question-6  Building name?

Answer: Karibu Place

Question-5  Date ? (hint:
1896, 1909,1911 or 1915)

Answer: Date is 1909

Question-8

Which Bakery Shop was in this row?

Answer: Hussey’s bakery shop was where Domino’s is now

Question-9 Why is the plaque?

 Answer: Appointment to the Queen – A .Nash

Manufacturer of Besom Brooms & Pea Sticks

Question-10

What was the name of the cinema?

Answer: The CINEMA ROYAL

was  fondly referred to

by the locals as as the “FLEA-PIT”


Round 3 – Tadley History

Drovers in Tadley

Before the Railways took over transport of livestock, this road was a Drover road off the main turnpike through Tadley. Drovers herded sheep, cows horses and even turkeys down this road.

Q1   How many shoes did each  cow have?      0, 2,  4 or 8

Q2  Did Turkeys have shoes?   Yes,  No, or  Maybe

Q3  Did most cattle in Tadley originate from   England, Wales or Scotland?

Q4  How many Turnpikes passed through Tadley Parish?   0,1,2 or 4

Q5  Why is halfpenny lane so called?

Tadley History

Mulford's Grave

Q6  Where is the grave of John Mulford(of Mulford’s hill) ?

Q7   How many Tadley detached villages were there in 1900?

Q8   What happened to Blue Gown?

Q9   What was the name of Major George Roller’s Horse ?

Q10    What is the link between “100 ways to cook Game” and Tadley


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Round 3 – Answers

Drovers in Tadley

Before the Railways took over transport of livestock, this road was a Drover road off the main turnpike through Tadley. Drovers herded sheep, cows horses and even turkeys down this road.

Q1   How many shoes did each  cow have?      0, 2,  4 or 8  Answer: 8 A cow has a  cloven hoof, split into two toes. The had two cow shoes per foot

Q2  Did Turkeys have shoes?   Yes,  No, or  Maybe Answer: all three answers are right : they did have felt pads tied to their feet or were driven through tar and feathers to form a”slipper”

Q3  Did most cattle in Tadley originate from   England, Wales or Scotland? Answer: Cattle were mainly driven from Scotland and Wales. Tadley cattle came from Wales along the Ridgeway and crossed the river at Newbury. Hence place names like Welchman’s Mile !

Q4  How many Turnpikes passed through Tadley Parish?   0,1,2 or 4 Answer: 2  from Basingstoke, one through the center of Tadley to Aldermaston, one through Baughurst to Newbury.

Q5  Why is halfpenny lane so called? Answer: this was the price for a field to graze 20 cattle.

Tadley History

Mulford's Grave

Q6  Where is the grave of John Mulford (of Mulford’s hill) ?  Answer Mortimer West End Chapel which he paid to be built.

Q7   How many Tadley detached villages were there in 1900? Answer: Two – these were regions of land, part of the Kingsclere Poor Law Union where the poor of Tadley were given work on the land. 

Q8   What happened to Blue Gown? Answer:it was thrown overboard on route to America. It was a famous race horse associated with Tadley that was being sent to race in America, that died when it’s spleen burst during a violent storm.

Q9   What was the name of Major George Roller’s Horse ? Answer: Gabardine named after the a tough, tightly woven fabric used by the famous Basingstoke Company.

Q10    What is the link between “100 ways to cook Game” and Tadley. Answer: the author Georgiana Hill  lived in Browning Hill. A contemporary of Mrs Beeton, Georgiana catered to the less wealthy. An influential paper the “The Globe”  described her books as “a curiosity in their way” as it taught cooks “how to make cheap dishes that are not nasty”


Round 4 More General History

1.What are the GEORGICS OF VIRGIL about?

2.As recently dramatised in a critically acclaimed miniseries, what year did the Chernobyl disaster occur?

3.Who was Lord Mayor of London four times between 1397 and 1419, and the inspiration for a classic English folk tale?

4.Who was the second President of the United States?

5.Who was the only one of Henry VIII’s wives to receive a Queen’s funeral?

6.Which British archaeologist discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb?

7.Who was the leader of Britain’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition which was one of the first to reach the South Pole in 1912?

8.In which European country was there a civil war between 1946 and 1949?

9.Which 13th Century Scottish knight did Mel Gibson portray in Braveheart?

10.Which war was fought in South Africa between 1899 and 1902?

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Round 4 – Answers

1.What are the GEORGICS OF VIRGIL about? A Farming  Manual

2.As recently dramatised in a critically acclaimed miniseries, what year did the Chernobyl disaster occur? 1986

3.Who was Lord Mayor of London four times between 1397 and 1419, and the inspiration for a classic English folk tale? Richard (Dick) Whittington

4.Who was the second President of the United States? John Adams

5.Who was the only one of Henry VIII’s wives to receive a Queen’s funeral? Jane Seymour

6.Which British archaeologist discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb? Howard Carter

7.Who was the leader of Britain’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition which was one of the first to reach the South Pole in 1912? Robert F. Scott

8.In which European country was there a civil war between 1946 and 1949? Greece

9.Which 13th Century Scottish knight did Mel Gibson portray in Braveheart? William Wallace

10.Which war was fought in South Africa between 1899 and 1902? Second Boer War (Allow Boer War)


 

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