The Edinburgh quiz round
Test your Edinburgh knowledge with these 10 questions. Perfect on your own or in a team - how many will you get right?
Can you name the Seven Hills of Edinburgh as featured in the Race and Challenge?
Which breed of dog was Greyfriars Bobby?
In what year did the University of Edinburgh open its doors to students?
One of the University buildings in the central area campus is the oldest building of its type in the world. Can you name it?
Which Scottish broadcaster and author became the first female Rector of the University in 1988?
In West Princes Street Gardens there is a bronze statue of a Polish soldier with Wojtek. What animal is Wojtek?
Who was named the first winner of the Being Edinburgh Award at the University of Edinburgh in April 2020?
A. Respiratory expert and epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan
B. Music researcher and ethnographer Tom Western
C. Social justice activist Barbara Becnel
Which city in New Zealand gets its name from the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh?
Who is the famous fictional Edinburgh detective created by writer and alumnus Ian Rankin?
In what year did the Edinburgh Fringe Festival begin?
How did you do?
- The Seven Hills of Edinburgh Race and Challenge features: Arthur’s Seat, Castle Rock (Castle Esplanade), Calton Hill, Corstorphine Hill, Braid Hills, Blackford Hill and Craiglockhart Hill. (You may also be aware of the old poem that reads: 'Abbey, Calton, Castle Grand / Southwards see St Leonards stand / St John’s and Sciennes as two are given / These with Multrees maketh seven')
- Skye Terrier
- Teviot Row House was the first purpose-built students' union building.
- Muriel Gray
- (Brown) bear
- A. Respiratory expert and epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan. Learn more at the Being Edinburgh Award website
- John Rebus
You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to be a location sleuth. Can you guess where these scrambled campus photos were taken?