Quiz 2

(A bit more difficult than Quiz 1...)

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1. In April 1910, how long did it take to travel by train from Edinburgh Waverley to Granton?

  • Thirteen minutes
  • Twenty-two minutes
  • Thirty-five minutes

2. Which of these statues is carved from stone from Granton Quarry?

  • The Duke of Wellington, east end of Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Prince Albert, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
  • Admiral Nelson, on Nelson's Column, London

3. What was the main product of United Wire Works?

  • Sewing needles
  • Electric cables
  • Wirecloth

4. Which are the nearest geographical co-ordinates to Granton?

  • 56 degrees north, 3 degrees west
  • 35 degrees north, 2 degrees east
  • 42 degrees north, 5 degrees east

5. Which organisation purchased Madelvic electric vans in 1899?

  • The GPO (General Post Office)
  • The NBR (North British Railway)
  • Leith Corporation

6. Which of these was NOT the name of a Granton – Burntisland train ferry?

  • Leviathan
  • Balbirnie
  • Mauretania

7. When was Granton Gas Works opened?

  • 1902
  • 1922
  • 1931

8. What was the name of the picture house on Boswall Parkway, at the junction with Pilton Drive?

  • The Regal
  • The Embassy
  • The Woodbine

9. Which of these places could you NOT travel to from Granton without changing tramcar?

  • Morningside
  • Newington
  • Portobello

10. What was the previous use of the snack bar at the corner of Granton Square and Granton Road?

  • A church hall
  • A Post Office
  • A ferry ticket office

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