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History of Scotland

Can you answer these questions about the history of Scotland?
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Last updated: March 4, 2020
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What popular sport is thought to have originated in Scotland in the 15th-century?
Golf
What historical Scottish hero was portrayed by Mel Gibson in "Braveheart"?
William Wallace
What antibiotic did Alexander Fleming discover by accident in 1928?
Penicillin
Who wrote the "Wealth of Nations" and is considered to be the "father of economics"?
Adam Smith
Which one of Shakespeare's plays was set in Scotland?
MacBeth
What people invaded Scotland in the 8th-century?
Vikings
What fictional detective first appeared in print in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's
"A Study in Scarlet" in 1887?
Sherlock Holmes
What was the ancient Roman name for Scotland?
Caledonia
The words in "Flower of Scotland" refer to the Scottish victory at what battle?
Battle of Bannockburn
What group of Celtic-speaking peoples inhabited eastern and northern Scotland
during the British Iron Age?
Picts
What king led the Scottish to independence in the 14th-century?
Robert the Bruce
Which Scottish king became king of England and Ireland in 1603 - thus forming a
personal union of the three kingdoms?
James VI
Which Queen of Scots was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth
in 1586 - and was beheaded the following year?
Mary
What Canadian province briefly became a Scottish colony between 1629–1632?
Nova Scotia
What treaty established the border between England and Scotland in 1237?
Treaty of York
What machine did James Watt greatly improve in the 18th century,
helping to spark the Industrial Revolution?
Steam Engine
What Scottish Labour politician served as Prime Minister between 1997–2007?
Tony Blair
What Scottish Enlightenment philosopher famously said that "Reason is, and ought
only to be the slave of the passions"?
David Hume
What Scottish tennis player won the Wimbledon championship in 2013 and 2016?
Andy Murray
What traditional province of Ireland was settled by Scots starting in the 17th century?
Ulster
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level 69
Feb 25, 2020
Good quiz. Thanks to Monty Python, I was able to guess the philosopher that others missed! "_ _ could out-consume etc."
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level 80
Mar 10, 2020
Yes, and I remember their famous version of "The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots".
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level 66
Mar 4, 2020
You know what's weird? When you get an answer that only 47% of others get, but only beat or equal 1.9% at the end of it all.
That just happened to me.
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level 84
Mar 4, 2020
It's almost as if there is more than one question.
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level 66
Mar 4, 2020
Yeah almost
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level 72
Mar 4, 2020
Fun fact: South Korea has professors in their SKY (elite 3) universities who teach that "golf is a S.Korean invention".

Not the only funny thing they teach you over there.
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level 70
Mar 4, 2020
Korean nationalists claim a ton of things are actually Korean. Confucius is another big one.
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level 78
Mar 4, 2020
When I was there they were even trying to claim Korean Abdul Jabbar.
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level 77
Mar 4, 2020
How did Andy Murray win the Wimbledon championship in 2013 three years later in 2016?
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level 80
Mar 5, 2020
He's just that good.
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level 81
Mar 5, 2020
In addition to being an amazing tennis player he's also a time traveler.
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level 68
Mar 6, 2020
Typo in the second to last question - should be "2013 and 2016".
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level ∞
Mar 6, 2020
Fixed :)