The Big Kent Quiz
PUBLISHED: 21:27 06 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:27 06 December 2014
How well have you been reading Kent Life this year? The following questions all relate to topics covered in the magazine during 2014, so gather the family around and see who knows most about the county you call home
1. The Channel Tunnel was opened in 1994 by the Queen and which French President?
2. Which town recorded the UK’s highest ever temperature of 38.5ºC in 2003?
3. How many of the Cinque Ports are in Kent?
4. What is the name of the easternmost point of the Hoo Peninula?
5. Which England manager used to play for Tonbridge Angels football club?
6. Which airport was the first to be built in Britain after the Second World War?
7. In which year did Brands Hatch start to host the British Formula 1 Grand Prix?
8. Hever Castle was the childhood home of which consort?
9. Which footpath from Gravesend to Hastings is signposted with a red Viking helmet?
10. Evelyn Ruggles-Brise introduced
which institution near Rochester in 1902?
11. The broadcaster David Frost was born in which town?
12. The river Stour flows into the sea at which bay?
13. Which town was the title of a song by Chas & Dave, released in July 1982?
14. What is the name of the first ever black officer in the British Army, born in Folkestone in 1888?
15. Who won the Open Championship when it was last held at Sandwich in 2011?
16. In Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the pilgrimage starts at which inn in Southwark, London?
17. Allington Castle near Maidstone was used for exterior scenes in which TV series?
18. Which vessel, restored at Chatham Dockyard over eight years, carried the body of Winston Churchill at his funeral?
19. Which brand of stout is produced at Hythe Brewery?
20. What is the colloquial name for the planned White Horse sculpture at Ebbsfleet?
21. Which park in Sevenoaks was used in the promotional video for The Beatles’ single Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever?
22. Which type of tree stands inside the boundary of The Spitfire cricket ground, Canterbury?
23. Which 17th century manor house was used as the setting for Hartfield in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma in 2009?
24. Ypres in Belgium is twinned with which town in Kent?
25. Gravesend-born actress Gemma Arterton appeared in which Bond film?
26. What is the name of the area which once separated the Isle of Thanet from the mainland?
27. Which annual music festival is held at Paddock Wood, near Tonbridge?
28. What was the nickname of the Herne Bay pier pavilion, demolished in 2012?
29. Which college did Simon Cowell attend after Preparatory School in Hertfordshire?
30. On which Kent beach did Julius Caesar reputedly land in his two invasions of Britain?
31. The Canterbury theatre which reopened in 2011 is named after which Elizabethan writer?
32. Which town’s transmitter was the first in the UK to broadcast on FM in 1955?
33. Which overseas Navy captured the Isle of Sheppey for a few days in 1667?
34. Mike Gratton won the London Marathon in 1983 representing which athletics club?
35. Chef Gary Rhodes, who grew up in Gillingham, first worked at the Hilton Hotel in which European city?
36. The medieval stone bridge in Maidstone, when replaced in 1879, was designed by which engineer?
37. What is the railway line between Canterbury and Whitstable familiarly known as?
38. What was the name of the operation to lay submarine oil pipelines between France and Dungeness in 1944?
39. The Turner Contemporary in Margate hosted a special exhibition in summer 2014 displaying which abstract artist?
40. The Darling Buds of May series of novels by H. E. Bates features which rural family?
41. Which fashionable dandy appointed himself Master of Ceremonies in Tunbridge Wells in 1735?
42. What was the Richter scale measurement of Kent’s earth tremor in 2007?
43. What is the name of the oyster-shell sandcastles built at the end of the Whitstable Oyster Festival?
44. The most easterly ferry across the Thames runs between Tilbury and which Kent town?
45. The village green in Offham contains a quintain which was used for which particular medieval activity?
46. Which politician defected to UKIP in 2014 as Tory MP for Rochester and Strood?
47. Which pub in Maidstone won CAMRA’s Kent Pub of the Year in 2010 and 2011?
48. The country park near Dover, built using chalk marl from Eurotunnel excavations, is named after which edible plant?
49. Lord and Lady Hailes are the residents of which Jacobean-style country house in Greenhithe?
50. The Mick Jagger Centre in the singer’s home town of Dartford is staging which pantomime in Christmas 2014?