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BIG Yorkshire Quiz – 50 Questions & Answers

Yorkshire quiz

My 50-question Yorkshire quiz – perfect for locals, or fans of the county!

Test your knowledge and see how well you really know Yorkshire, up in the north of England.

Welcome to my 50 Yorkshire quiz questions! 

Whether you’re from Yorkshire, or you just love the area, it’s time to show off what you know about the county. Yorkshire is one of my favourite counties in England. My mum is from Yorkshire and I spent many happy childhood holidays on my grandparents farm in Bursea, near Holme on Spalding Moor.

Days out in Yorkshire

If you need some revision, check out the best things to do in North Yorkshire for a day out for some background. Or, if you’re ready, dive right in to this Yorkshire trivia!

You can either do this Yorkshire quiz yourself, or you could use this quiz about Yorkshire to play against (or with) your friends. Find out how much you know about Yorkshire – let me know how you do in the comments section below!

This Yorkshire quiz has five rounds of 10 questions. Featuring some brain-wracking unusual questions about Yorkshire, let’s see how much you know. 

The answers to the Yorkshire quiz are at the end of the post, so don’t scroll down too far if you don’t want to see them. 

Enjoy…

Yorkshire quiz

Yorkshire Quiz Questions

Let’s see how well you do in this Yorkshire pub quiz, shall we?

1. Yorkshire trivia general knowledge

See how many answers you can get to these quiz questions about Yorkshire…

1. When is Yorkshire Day celebrated?

2. The county flag of Yorkshire features a white rose on which colour background?

3. One of the tallest maypoles in Britain stands in which West Yorkshire village?

4. What kind of people does the Jorvik Centre in York celebrate?

5. Where is the highest pub in Yorkshire?

6. To which Saint is York Minster dedicated?

7. Which town on the River Swale is famous for one of England’s oldest castles and a well known folk song?

8. Which city is known as ‘The Steel City’? 

9. Which famous Yorkshire railway station became ‘Hogsmead’ in the first ‘Harry Potter’ film?

10. Through which major Yorkshire city does The River Don flow?

Yorkshire trivia

2. Yorkshire Quiz multiple choice

Hopefully these multiple choice rounds will make this Yorkshire quiz a bit easier…

11. Which of these cities or towns is NOT in Yorkshire?

A. Chesterfield

B. Rotherham

C. Leeds

D. Middlesborough

12. Which of these towns is the furthest north in Yorkshire?

A. Scarborough

B. Northallerton

C. Pickering

D. Whitby

13. Which of these Yorkshire places has a large church called a Minster?

A. Beverley

B. Wakefield

C. Leeds

D. Selby

14. In which Yorkshire town was singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran born?

A. Hebden Bridge

B. Halifax

C. Harrogate

D. Huddersfield

15. The world’s oldest sweet shop was established in 1827. Where is it located?

A. York

B. Pateley Bridge

C. Whitby

D. Skipton

16. In which town/city is the Great Yorkshire Showground situated?

A. Harrogate

B. York

C. Leeds

D. Ripon

17. In which Yorkshire town is the World of James Herriot visitor attraction?

A. Malton

B. Thirsk

C. Northallerton

D. Bedale

18. Which Yorkshire Town has a goth festival?

A. Beverley

B. Holmfirth

C. Giggleswick

D. Whitby

19. A statue of J.B.Priestley stands outside which Yorkshire visitor attraction?

A. National Science and Media Museum

B. National Railway Museum

C. Leeds City Museum

D. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

20. Which famous Yorkshire author wrote ‘Villette’?

A. Charlotte Bronte

B. J B Priestley

C. Emily Bronte

D. Ted Hughes

Yorkshire quiz questions

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3. Yorkshire Quiz True or False round

Next round in the Yorkshire pub quiz questions, true or false?

21. At 2.9 million glorious acres, Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK, true or false?

22. The walls around York are the shortest city walls in England, true or false?

23. Eureka! in Halifax is the UK’s very first national children’s museum, true or false?

24. Yorkshire hosted the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, true or false?

25. Meadowhall in Sheffield is Europe’s largest shopping complex, true or false?

26. The unofficial anthem of Yorkshire is the popular folk song ‘On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at’, true or false?

27. The North York Moors Railway is the longest steam operated railway in the UK, with over 18 miles of track, true or false?

28. In Yorkshire, every Easter Monday, The World Coal Carrying Championship is held, true or false?

29. Yorkshire is home to the oldest working Coal Factory in all of England, true or false?

30. Famous English broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Clarkson comes from Doncaster, true or false?

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4. Yorkshire trivia in numbers

Get your answers within 10% to get the point – get it bang on and get an extra point!

31. How many years did it take to build York Minster?

32. In which year was the Yorkshire Dales National Park established?

33. How long are York’s Medieval City walls?

34. How many gold medals were won by Yorkshire athletes in the London 2012 Summer Olympics?

35. How many arches does the historical landmark “Ribblehead Viaduct” have?

36. How much did Architect Cuthbert Brodrick get for designing Leeds Town Hall in the 1850s?

37. York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, contains how many medieval stained glass windows?

38. How many miles of track does The North York Moors Railway operate on?

39. How many steps lead up to Whitby Abbey?

40. In which year did Yorkshire first win the Cricket County Championship?

Yorkshire quiz

5. Yorkshire trivia film, TV and music

Final questions in the quiz about Yorkshire – the culture round.

41. Which actor born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, received 3 Academy Award nominations for “The Verdict (1982)”, “A Star Is Born” (1954) and “Georgy Girl” (1966)”? 

42. Which actor, born in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, portrayed Captain Jean Luc-Picard in the “Star Trek” television series?

43. In which TV reality show was English glamour model, Nell McAndrew, was born in Leeds, a contestant in 2002?

44. Which actor from Sheffield, played the part of Alec Trevelyan in the James Bond film “Goldeneye”, which was released in 1995?

45. What honorary title was actor Tom Courtenay awarded back in February 2001?

46. The Who’s famous album “Live At Leeds” was recorded at which venue?

47. What song did the Bradford born, Zayn Malik, sing for his X Factor audition?

48. Soft Cell, formed in Leeds in 1978, had a huge hit with “Tainted Love”. Who sang the original back in 1964?

49. On the “Back To Busking” 1985 tour, who threw red paint over The Clash’s singer Joe Strummer in Leeds?

50. Which high street store did Kiki Dee work at before her musical career took off?

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Quiz questions on Yorkshire


1. Yorkshire trivia general knowledge

See how many answers you can get to these quiz questions about Yorkshire…

1. When is Yorkshire Day celebrated?

1st August

2. The county flag of Yorkshire features a white rose on which colour background?

Blue

3. One of the tallest maypoles in Britain stands in which West Yorkshire village?

Barwick in Elmet

4. What kind of people does the Jorvik Centre in York celebrate?

Vikings

5. Where is the highest pub in Yorkshire?

Tan Hill, Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire

6. To which Saint is York Minster dedicated?

Saint Peter

7. Which town on the River Swale is famous for one of England’s oldest castles and a well known folk song?

Richmond

8. Which city is known as ‘The Steel City’? 

Sheffield

9. Which famous Yorkshire railway station became ‘Hogsmead’ in the first ‘Harry Potter’ film?

 Goathland

10. Through which major Yorkshire city does The River Don flow?

Sheffield

2. Yorkshire Quiz multiple choice

Hopefully these multiple choice rounds will make this Yorkshire quiz a bit easier…

11. Which of these cities or towns is NOT in Yorkshire?

A. Chesterfield

12. Which of these towns is the furthest north in Yorkshire?

D. Whitby

13. Which of these Yorkshire places has a large church called a Minster?

A. Beverley

14. In which Yorkshire town was singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran born?

B. Halifax

15. The world’s oldest sweet shop was established in 1827. Where is it located?

B. Pateley Bridge

16. In which town/city is the Great Yorkshire Showground situated?

A. Harrogate

17. In which Yorkshire town is the World of James Herriot visitor attraction?

B. Thirsk

18. Which Yorkshire Town has a goth festival?

D. Whitby

19. A statue of J.B.Priestley stands outside which Yorkshire visitor attraction?

A. National Science and Media Museum

20. Which famous Yorkshire author wrote ‘Villette’?

A. Charlotte Bronte


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Yorkshire quiz

Yorkshire Quiz True or False round

Next round in the Yorkshire pub quiz questions, true or false?

21. At 2.9 million glorious acres, Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK, true or false? True

22. The walls around York are the shortest city walls in England, true or false? False

23. Eureka! in Halifax is the UK’s very first national children’s museum, true or false? True

24. Yorkshire hosted the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, true or false? True

25. Meadowhall in Sheffield is Europe’s largest shopping complex, true or false? False

26. The unofficial anthem of Yorkshire is the popular folk song ‘On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at’, true or false? True

27. The North York Moors Railway is the longest steam operated railway in the UK, with over 18 miles of track, true or false? True

28. In Yorkshire, every Easter Monday, The World Coal Carrying Championship is held, true or false? True

29. Yorkshire is home to the oldest working Coal Factory in all of England, true or false? False

30. Famous English broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Clarkson comes from Doncaster, true or false? True

Yorkshire trivia in numbers

31. How many years did it take to build York Minster?

250 years

32. In which year was the Yorkshire Dales National Park established?

1954

33. How long are York’s Medieval City walls?

2 miles

34. How many gold medals were won by Yorkshire athletes in the London 2012 Summer Olympics?

Seven

35. How many arches does the historical landmark “Ribblehead Viaduct” have?

24 arches

36. How much did Architect Cuthbert Brodrick get for designing Leeds Town Hall in the 1850s?

£200 (£27,000 in today’s money)

37. York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, contains how many medieval stained glass windows?

128

38. How many miles of track does The North York Moors Railway operate on?

18 miles

39. How many steps lead up to Whitby Abbey?

199 steps

40. In which year did Yorkshire first win the Cricket County Championship?

1893

Yorkshire trivia film, TV and music

41. Which actor born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, received 3 Academy Award nominations for “The Verdict (1982)”, “A Star Is Born” (1954) and “Georgy Girl” (1966)”? 

James Mason 

42. Which actor, born in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, portrayed Captain Jean Luc-Picard in the “Star Trek” television series?

Patrick Stewart

43. In which TV reality show was English glamour model, Nell McAndrew, was born in Leeds, a contestant in 2002?

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here

44. Which actor from Sheffield, played the part of Alec Trevelyan in the James Bond film “Goldeneye”, which was released in 1995?

Sean Bean

45. What honorary title was actor Tom Courtenay awarded back in February 2001?

Knighthood

46. The Who’s famous album “Live At Leeds” was recorded at which venue?

Leeds University

47. What song did the Bradford born, Zayn Malik, sing for his X Factor audition?

Let Me Love You – Mario

48. Soft Cell, formed in Leeds in 1978, had a huge hit with “Tainted Love”. Who sang the original back in 1964?

Gloria Jones

49. On the “Back To Busking” 1985 tour, who threw red paint over The Clash’s singer Joe Strummer in Leeds?

Chumbawamba singer, Danbert Nobacon

50. Which high street store did Kiki Dee work at before her musical career took off?

Boots


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