Quick Quiz

Test your knowledge of Aberdeen with these 10 questions.

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1. Aberdeen Harbour Board is Britain’s oldest business. When was it established?
1136
Correct! And it’s still going strong, with a £350 million expansion plan.
1436
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1736
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2. Which famous London landmark is made from Aberdeen granite?
Waterloo Bridge
Correct! Aberdeen granite was also used for the terraces of the Houses of Parliament.
Big Ben
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St Paul’s Cathedral
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3. Until the mid-1800s Aberdeen had two universities, the same number as all of..?
England
Correct! King’s College and Marischal College united to form the modern University of Aberdeen. Today Aberdeen also has the Robert Gordon University.
Europe
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Scotland
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4. What fraction of the recoverable oil reserves in the North Sea has still to be developed?
Half
Correct! Around 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent.
A quarter
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Three-quarters
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5. What sport began in the 1860s in Aberdeen?
Water polo
Correct! On the River Dee, one of two rivers that flow through the city (the other is the Don).
Darts
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Badminton
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6. Astronomer Sir David Gill, from Aberdeen, took the first successful high definition photograph of what?
The Moon
Correct! A crater is named after him.
The Northern Lights
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Mars
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7. Aberdeen is renowned for its floral splendour. The city has won Britain in Bloom a record number of times. How many?
2
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5
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10
Correct!
8. Professor Michael Kosterlitz, who grew up in Aberdeen, won the Nobel Prize in 2016. For what?
Physics
Correct! He shared it with David Thouless and Duncan Haldane for explaining the strange physical behaviour of condensed matter.
Literature
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Peace
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9. Aberdeen has the largest fleet of what kind of powered buses in Europe?
Hydrogen fuel cell
Correct! The city is pioneering green energy technology.
Battery
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Diesel
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10. How much annual rainfall does Aberdeen get compared to Miami in Florida, USA?
Half as much
Correct! Aberdeen’s temperature is also 1C above the Scottish average.
The same
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Twice as much
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