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Discussion in 'North' started by timbolton, Oct 19, 2005.

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  1. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    How about a little quiz so that we can all become an 'ickle more knowledgable about this northern kingdom of ours on our beautiful 'ickle island? (say that after 20 sherberts :p )

    Ok, the idea is to post a question about anything to do with the North, be it geography/history/science/politics/entertainment. The next person to post should try and answer the question, and don't start a new question until the last one has been answered (the person who gets it right should start a new one, unless they don't want to, and so then pass it on to someone else). That way we may get a better feeling for the land we live in. Freely use any source you want to in order to answer the question (Google included). I'll start ...

    Q: What Celtic tribe lived in the area now known as Cumbria when the Romans first gained control of our country? (note: this tribe was part of a much larger group, so you can give both names if you want)
     
  2. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    Was it the Icini? (Sp might be wrong)
     
  3. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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  4. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    Damn, Thats the only one i can remember from GCSE classics.
     
  5. Ramble_Boba

    Ramble_Boba Jedi Master star 5

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    Bottle nosed dolphins?
     
  6. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Sorry Flipper, you are out :p
     
  7. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    was it the Carvetii ?
     
  8. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    We have a winner!!! :cool:

    Yep Lord-Wiz, that was the group, though they were part of the much larger group called the Brigantes (so I was going to allow that answer too).

    Lord_Ogli, I think you were thinking "Icenii", who's Queen was Boudicca ;)

    Lord-Wiz, your turn on a question if you want to :D
     
  9. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeh, knew i was spellin it wrong
     
  10. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    I do the same, quite a lot recently ... these ancient names, get me well confused lol
     
  11. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    timbolton, i will hand the task of asking questions over to your good self, or any other willing volunteer if i may. i can answer questions, but when it comes to thinking them up, that's another barrel of ferrets.
     
  12. Eddie

    Eddie Jedi Master star 3

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    What Northern town is Peter Mayhew from? (Chewbacca)
     
  13. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He was born in London if that helps :p

    But he lived in Keighley
     
  14. Eddie

    Eddie Jedi Master star 3

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    Your superior knowledge gets you double points!

    You're question.
     
  15. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What movie was filmed in the vicinity of Wombwell?
     
  16. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Hal, Wombwell and movies seems unsearchable :( Any clues lol?
     
  17. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    lol, I tried Googling that when it was first posted, forgot all about it since.
     
  18. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Heh, no worries Dave, I kinda knew ;)
    Was just being daft, anyways, google doesn't like giving out confidential info like that, so another question I am stumped on. Help!
     
  19. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    I think you are gonna have to tell us jedi_master_booth lol! Lord's aren't in my field of knowledge tbh.

    Q: Meols is an old name that appears I believe in several places in Northern England. Where is the name from (ie what culture) and what does it mean? I will tell you where the places are when you answer ;)
     
  20. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i think the name Meols comes from the viking word for sand banks or sand dunes.

    therefore i think it means "sand banks/dunes" and is from the viking culture originally.
     
  21. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    :cool: Got it one, in Southport where I live, the old part is known as North Meols, and in the Wirral there is a town called Meols. I am sure there are places called Meols on the NE coast too.

    If you have a question, Wiz, please post one away :D
     
  22. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    what was boudeccia's husbands name, and how did she die? (easy peasy that one is. told you i was crap at question-mastering)
     
  23. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Her husband was Prasutagus ;)
    When faced with defeat at the hands of the Romans, Boudicca took her own way out by drinking poison in a Chalice. Or so the BBC website says (I need to read some of the books on her) :p
     
  24. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Q: What piece of art in the North is the following quote about -

    [blockquote]"It?s one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world ? seen by more than one person every second!"[/blockquote]
     
  25. ninja_noodlehead

    ninja_noodlehead Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The northern lights???

    It's wrong isn't it?
     
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