Quick Quiz 2

1. Steensen Varming, which drew up Aberdeen’s creative lighting strategy, designed the illumination for which world landmark?
Ο  Sydney Opera House
Ο  Eiffel Tower
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Ο  Golden Gate Bridge
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2. Aberdeen is set to become the first city in Scotland with widespread access to what?
Ο  Free tricycle taxis
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Ο  An artificial city centre beach
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Ο  Ultrafast broadband
Correct! 1,000 megabits per second with the roll out of a new fibre optic cable network.

3. In its first year, the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run (above), part of the Aberdeen 365 events strategy, drew how many entrants?
Ο  3,000
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Ο  5,000
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Ο  8,000
Correct! In 2017.
4. Queen Street is envisaged as a new mixed-use neighbourhood in the Masterplan. Which famous poet grew up there at end of the 18th Century?
Ο  Lord Byron
Correct! He attended Aberdeen Grammar School.
Ο  John Keats
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Ο  William Wordsworth
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5. An archaeological find made in Queen Street shed light on a medieval pastime enjoyed in Aberdeen. What was discovered?
Ο  Skittles carved from wood
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Ο  An ice-skate made from bone
Correct! Skating is part of the today’s festive celebration offering.
Ο  A bowling ball sculpted from stone  
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6. The drawing above shows a proposal to widen Broad Street, part of plan published in which year?
Ο  1942
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Ο  1952
Correct! “Granite City: A Plan for Aberdeen” was written by Chapman and Riley.
Ο  1962
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7. The Music Hall first opened as the County Assembly Rooms in 1822 before the auditorium was added. What did it cost to build?
Ο  £11,500
Correct! It has just been refurbished at a cost of £9 million.
Ο  £115,000
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Ο  £1,150,000
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8. Union Terrace Gardens’ famous floral crests would be retained under the Masterplan regeneration. Approximately how many plants did it take to create the one above?
Ο  1,000
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Ο  10,000
Correct! It measures 270 square feet and contains 5,600 Alternanthera, 3,600 Sempervivum, and 1,000 Antennaria Alba.
Ο  100,000
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9. In its first year of opening, how many awards did the Marischal Square hotel and office complex win?
Ο  1
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Ο  5
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Ο  3
Correct! Development of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Property Awards; Regeneration Project of the Year by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Project of the Year by the Aberdeen Society of Architects.

10. During excavation works for the £30 million redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery, a burial site was discovered. What is thought to be its origin?
Ο  13th century Dominican friary
Ο  8th century Pictish monastery
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Ο  5th century Roman cemetery
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