Figure it out quiz

Quiz March 2020

Brought to you by quizmaster Graham Jones

Around this time of year many Burngreave families are celebrating various festivals. Here’s a quiz to find out what you know about these wintry festivals.

1. Approximately how many species of birds have been recorded on Parkwood Springs?

a) 100 b) 200 c) 50

2. With a population of 30,000, Burngreave has more residents than how many countries which are members of the United Nations?

a) 15 b) 25 c) 30

3. With a peak of 174m Parkwood Springs in Burngreave is higher than any summit in which European Country?

a) Netherlands b) Belgium c) Denmark

4. With a life expectancy at birth of 74.7 years for men and 77.6 years for women (2011), Burngreave has a lower life expectancy than all Western European countries. It is on about a par with China. But which one of these countries has a lower life expectancy than Burngreave?

a) Cuba b) Jamaica c) Bosnia

5. Which is furthest from Burngreave as the crow flies?

a) Aberystwyth b) Carlisle c) London

6. Burngreave is 467 miles from Lerwick in the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Name the four EU capitals that are nearer to Sheffield than Lerwick is.

7. According to the 2011 census 65% of people on Burngreave were born in England. Which country was the second most common place of birth for Burngreave residents?

a) Pakistan b) Scotland c) Slovakia

8. In the 2011 census 42% people in Burngreave said they belonged to which faith group:

a) Christian b) Muslim c) No religion

9. Approximately what proportion of Sheffield’s population live in Burngreave?

a) 5% b) 10% c) 20%

10. The oldest established business in Burngreave is John Heath’s funeral directors which has been a family firm for six generations. In 2020 how long have they been operating as funeral directors?

a) 100 years b) 120 years c) 140 years

Last issue’s quiz answers 1.c Spain; 2.a Jewish; 3.b Messages featuring robins; 4.b fish fryers; 5.b Muhammad, the prophet’s, birthday; 6.a Chinese Lantern; 7.c Giving boxes of alms to the poor; 8.b Latvia; 9.a African and African American; 10.c Many years ago

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