Saturday, 18 July 2009

Pub Quiz – Round 3, Seek and Ye Shall Find, in which……

..the questions are based on maps, mapping and directions. Remember this quiz was set for Saxtead Old Mill House, a pub in Suffolk. For the last three questions people were given a printed picture, I will try to set up links to the original sites; which will make your job very easy!


What do the letters GPS stand for?


An international treasure seeking game where participants track down hidden 'treasures' based on their GPS co-ordinates is known by what name taken from the words for earth and a hidden storage space


What is the name for the medieval map kept in Hereford Cathedral?


Harry Beck designed a simplified topographical map of where?


Dava Sobel wrote a book with the sub title The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time; what was it called?


This hobby is reputed to have begun in South West England in 1854 when a Victorian gentleman named James Perrott hid his calling card in a jar in a remote area by Cranmere Pool on the moors of Dartmoor


There are nearly 13,000 flush brackets around the country all logged on the ordnance survey database. What is the term used for them, which is also used for any standard by which something can be measured or judged?


The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland, and you can be part of it.

Where are these stocks and whipping post?


Where are these roof tops?


Where is this iconic image?


  1. Global Positioning System (I hope it's not Satellite)
    Mappa Mundi
    London Underground
    Couldn't be "the porch of All Saints church Saxtead Suffolk" could it?
    Won't answer the last three - not fair. Although I would have got the last one.

  2. Answers to round 3 are:
    1 Global positioning system
    2 Geocaching
    3 Mappa Mundi
    4 The London Underground railway system
    5 Longitude
    6 Letterboxing
    7 Benchmark
    8 All Saints Church Saxtead
    9 Framlingham Castle
    10 Angel of the north, Lamesley, near Gateshead
    OK the last three didn't work well as links as opposed to printed pictures in a pub, but you get the idea! I love the Geograph project and the Bench Mark Database really appeals to the anorak wearing geek in me


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