2019 Dartmouth Quiz

2019 Dartmouth Quiz

To round up another fantastic year, we thought we’d put together a little quiz about our gorgeous town and the surrounding area, filled with questions based on things we’ve talked about in our various blog posts throughout 2019, so we hope you’ve been paying attention!

Print it off and test your friends, or grab a pen and paper to keep track of your answers and see how you score!

No cheating! Enjoy!

1.    Dartmouth can be found within which Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)?

a)    South Devon AONB
b)    Blackdown Hills AONB
c)    Quantock Hills AONB

2.    What South Devon town does the River Dart also flow through?

a)    Tiverton
b)    Tavistock
c)    Totnes

3.    Who is the most recent famous resident of Greenway House?

a)    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
b)    Dorothy L. Sayers
c)    Agatha Christie

4.    What is The Daymark in Kingswear?

a)    A disused chimney
b)    An abseiling tower
c)    A navigational aid

5.    Who invented the atmospheric engine housed in the Dartmouth Visitor Centre?

a)    Thomas Newcomen
b)    Robert Stephenson
c)    Thomas Savery

6.    2020 marks what anniversary of the sailing of The Mayflower?

a)    300
b)    400
c)    500

7.    The Sherman Tank at Torcross is a memorial for what military event?

a)    Exercise Tiger
b)    Exercise Lion
c)    Exercise Shark

8.    In what period of history was Bayards Cove Fort built?

a)    Georgian
b)    Tudor
c)    Victorian

9.    The son of famous author AA Milne opened what type of business in Dartmouth?

a)    Bakery
b)    Taxidermist
c)    Bookshop

10.    What is believed to be the oldest building in Dartmouth?

a)    The Butterwalk
b)    The Cherub Inn
c)    The Royal Castle Hotel

11.    Flora Thompson, who moved to Dartmouth in 1927, is best known for writing what book series?

a)    Lark Rise to Candleford
b)    The Hunger Games
c)    Chronicles of Narnia

12.    What other name is the village of Dittisham known by?

a)    Durhsam
b)    Ditsum
c)    Disham

13.    2019 was a big anniversary year for the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. But which milestone was reached?

a)    150
b)    175
c)    200

14.    The famous college that shares its name with Dartmouth can be found in which US state?

a)    California
b)    Massachusetts
c)    New Hampshire

15.    What year was the foundation stone laid for Britannia Royal Naval College?

a)    1902
b)    1912
c)    1922

Answers

1. Dartmouth can be found within which Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)?

a) South Devon AONB
b) Blackdown Hills AONB
c) Quantock Hills AONB

The South Devon AONB was designated in 1960 and covers 130 square miles.

The blog post this question relates to is; Looking After Dartmouth & the Surrounding Area

2. What South Devon town does the River Dart also flow through?

a) Tiverton
b) Tavistock
c) Totnes

The River Dart rises on Dartmoor and is around 75km in length.

The blog post this question relates to is; Exploring the River Dart 

3. Who is the most recent famous resident of Greenway House?

a) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
b) Dorothy L. Sayers
c) Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay and purchased Greenway House as her holiday home.

The blog post this question relates to is; Historic Figures with links to Dartmouth

4. What is The Daymark in Kingswear?

a) A disused chimney
b) An abseiling tower
c) A navigational aid

The Daymark is a stone tower just above Froward Point built in 1864 to help sailors navigate to Dartmouth Harbour.

The blog post this question relates to is; Our 20 Favourite Photos of The Daymark

5. Who invented the atmospheric engine housed in the Dartmouth Visitor Centre?

a) Thomas Newcomen
b) Robert Stephenson
c) Thomas Savery

Dartmouth-born Thomas Newcomen invented the atmospheric engine in 1712 and the one housed at Dartmouth Visitor Centre dates from around 1760.

The blog post this question relates to is; Newcomen Engine Museum Top 20 Most Visited Free Attractions

6. 2020 marks what anniversary of the sailing of The Mayflower?

a) 300
b) 400
c) 500

In 1620 The Mayflower and The Speedwell called into Dartmouth for repairs on the latter ship before the Mayflower finally set sail from Plymouth to the new world.

The blog post this question relates to is; Dartmouth Mayflower 400 Sculpture: Pilgrim

7. The Sherman Tank at Torcross is a memorial for what military event?

a) Exercise Tiger
b) Exercise Lion
c) Exercise Shark

In 1943 Slapton Sands was used by US troops as a rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. The operation known as Exercise Tiger or Operation Tiger sadly ended in the deaths of 749 American Servicemen due to various complications.

The blog post this question relates to is; Top 5 Military & Naval Locations in & Around Dartmouth

8. In what period of history was Bayards Cove Fort built?

a) Georgian
b) Tudor
c) Victorian

A Tudor artillery fort, Bayards Cove Fort was built between 1522 and 1536 to defend Dartmouth.

The blog post this question relates to is; Our 12 Favourite Photos of Bayard Cove

9. The son of famous author AA Milne opened what type of business in Dartmouth?

a) Bakery
b) Taxidermist
c) Bookshop

At 31, Christopher Robin Milne moved to Stoke Fleming and opened the Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth which he run until his retirement in 1983, unfortunately it closed in 2011.

The blog post this question relates to is; 5 Famous Literary Links to Dartmouth

10. What is believed to be the oldest building in Dartmouth?

a) The Butterwalk
b) The Cherub Inn
c) The Royal Castle Hotel

The Cherub Inn is housed within a Grade II listed building which dates all the way back to 1380.

The blog post this question relates to is; Great Pubs in Dartmouth

11. Flora Thompson, who moved to Dartmouth in 1927, is best known for writing what book series?

a) Lark Rise to Candleford
b) The Hunger Games
c) Chronicles of Narnia

The Lark Rise to Candelford series consisting of; Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941) and Candleford Green (1943) was republished as a trilogy in 1945

The blog post this question relates to is; Historic Figures with links to Dartmouth

12. What other name is the village of Dittisham known by?

a) Durhsam
b) Ditsum
c) Disham

Dittisham is believed to have been named after ‘Deedas’ a Saxon chief who may well have settled in the place briefly after the Saxon invasion of Devon around 600AD.

The blog post this question relates to is; Discover Dittisham

13. 2019 was a big anniversary year for the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. But which milestone was reached?

a) 150
b) 175
c) 200

2019’s 175th anniversary event was a huge success! 2020’s Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta is taking place from the 27th to the 29th of August and looks set to be another memorable event too!

14. The famous college that shares its name with Dartmouth can be found in which US state?

a) California
b) Massachusetts
c) New Hampshire

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire is among 8 Ivy League colleges in America. Founded in 1769 it is also the 9th oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

The blog post this question relates to is; Dartmouths Around the World

15. What year was the foundation stone laid for Britannia Royal Naval College?

a) 1902
b) 1912
c) 1922

Britannia Royal Naval College was designed by architect Sir George Aston Webb and the first cadets entered the college in 1905, three years after the first stone was laid by King Edward VII.

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