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Scottish History

How much do you know about Scottish history?
Last updated: July 13, 2014
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Who was the first king of Scotland?
Kenneth Mac Alpin
What did the Romans call Scotland?
Caledonia
Who lived in Scotland when Hadrian's Wall was built?
Picts
Was is the national animal of Scotland?
Unicorn
What was the alliance between Scotland and France called?
Auld Alliance
What are the colours on the Scottish flag?
Blue and White
What is the unofficial national anthem of Scotland?
Flower of Scotland
What battle is the above song in commemoration of?
Bannockburn
What is Scotland's most famous musical instrument?
Bagpipes
What are Scotland's north western islands called?
Hebrides
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Who was the de facto ruler of the above islands until the 15th century?
Lord of the Isles
What infamous event involved the murder of the leaders of Clan Douglas?
Black Dinner
Who is the most famous MacGregor?
Rob Roy
Who is the patron saint of Scotland?
Andrew
Bonnie Prince Charlie was the leader of what rebellion?
Jacobite Rising (1745)
Who was Scotland's greatest poet?
Robbie Burns
In what year were the Acts of Union passed?
1707
Which Scottish author is credited as the father of capitalism?
Adam Smith
What name is given to the displacement of highlanders in favour of the rearing of sheep?
Highland Clearances
Who wrote Peter Pan?
J. M. Barrie
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level 26
Jun 8, 2014
Methinks the question about the father of capitalism should be "Adam Smith" not "John Adams"
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level 27
Jul 13, 2014
My bad, I changed it. That was a really stupid mistake.
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level 10
Jul 7, 2014
surely the northern islands are orkney and shetland
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level 27
Jul 13, 2014
You're right, my hint was misleading. I changed it.
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level 27
Jul 13, 2014
You are completely right about Adam Smith. Sorry about that.
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level 54
May 3, 2016
It's "Robert" or "Rabbie" Burns, NEVER "Robbie".
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level 28
Jan 30, 2019
Just what I was about to say
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