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Living North’s Big New Year Quiz: North East Edition


Prove how well you know the North East with our fiendish New Year quiz

Rankings Round
Rank these lists in order – get a point for every answer in the right place, and a bonus if you get the full list correct!

A. Rank these buildings and structures in Newcastle Gateshead, from tallest to smallest.
St Nicholas Cathedral
Saint James' Park
Tyne Bridge
Millennium Bridge 
Civic Centre

B. Rank these Northern music legends, from oldest to youngest.
Chris Rea
Neil Tennant
Brian Ferry 
Brian Johnson

C. Date these events, from earliest to most recent.

Jarrow Crusade
Opening of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge
Barrow Blitz
Inauguration of the Tyne Bridge
Roker Pier opened
D. Which of these North East football legends have scored the most career club goals, rank from highest to lowest.

Bobby Charlton
Jackie Milburn
Alan Shearer
Bryan Robson
Brian Clough

E. Rank these Northern celebs by how many Insta followers they have, from highest to lowest, as of December 2020. 
James Arthur
Perrie Edwards
Sam Fender
Jade Thirlwall

Who Am I?
Can you guess these famous Northern faces based on their descriptions?
A. Born in Newcastle in 1980, I graduated from the Cumbria College of Art and Design after some small roles in TV, including Byker Grove as a teenager. I joined the cast of American drama Sons of Anarchy in 2008 and since then have starred in a number of international hits including Pacific Rim, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and The Gentlemen.
B. Born in Northumberland in 1764, I became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1830, following the Duke of Wellington into the office. I authored the reform act of 1832 and my government oversaw the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire. 

C. Born in Richmond, North Yorkshire I attended Barnard Castle School where I was captain of the rugby first XV before studying at Cambridge. I earned 70 caps for England in rugby union and spent the last four years of my career as a Newcastle Falcon, where I was an ever present when they won the first Premiership title in 97/98.

D. Born in Whitley Bay in 1945 I was adopted and raised in Sunderland. I entered a career in journalism and after covering with distinction events such as Tiananmen Square, the Gulf War and the Rwandan Genocide, I was raised to Chief News Correspondent for the BBC.

E. Born in Newcastle in 1810, I founded a manufacturing concern on Tyneside. I became an eminent inventor, scientist and philanthropist – I was knighted for giving my munitions patents  patent to the government. I built the world’s first home to be lit by hydroelectricity at Cragside. 

F. Born in Dublin, Ireland, I came over to the UK as a youth footballer with Arsenal. I went on to play 218 games for Sunderland between 1996 and 2003. I later became their manager in 2006, as well as chairman after brokering a deal for a consortium of Irish businessmen to buy the club.

G. I was born in Carlisle in 1983 and grew up on a dairy farm. I was a breakfast presenter on BBC Radio Cumbria before replacing Zoe Salmon on Blue Peter. Since then I have appeared on Countryfile, hosted Women's Super League Football for BT Sport and presented at the Summer Olympics.

H. Born in Consett in 1955 I received a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Oxford before turning my attention full time to comedy and acting. My success on Not the Nine o'clock News led me to taking the lead role in BBC comedy Blackadder before rising to international fame as Mr Bean. 

I. Born in Bamburgh in 1815, I was raised as a lighthouse keeper's daughter on the Farne Islands. In September 1838 I was involved in a daring rescue of sailors on the shipwrecked Forfarshire, and became a national heroine and was awarded a silver medal for bravery by the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life.

J. I was born in Middlesbrough in 1938, taking up magic as a hobby at the age of 11. After coming second on the televised talent show Opportunity Knocks I was given my own Saturday night television show, Blackpool Bonanza, and then For My Next Trick. I married my assistant Debbie McGee and was known as the Godfather of Magic.

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Published in: December 2020

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