Below are the answers for this week’s Monday Mind Workout which was themed around Leeds, how did you do?
1.When did Tetley’s Brewery close? d) 2011
2. What is the name of the airport in Leeds?
b) Leeds Bradford International Airport
3. During the American War of Independence (1775-1783), textile orders to the colony slumped dramatically. What did people from Hunslet, Armley and Holbeck burn in 1777 in protest?
c) an effigy of George Washington
4. Where is Leeds located? b) West Yorkshire
5. Sir John Barran (1821-1905), former mayor of the city and the man responsible for ‘buying’ Roundhay Park had what profession when he moved from London to Leeds in 1842? a) tailor
6. Leeds City Varieties is where BBC filmed the popular TV show the Good Old Days. True
7. West Yorkshire Playhouse owes its name to a £4m grant from West Yorkshire County Council, having previously been the Leeds Playhouse. It was eventually opened in 1990 but who laid the foundation stone in 1989?
b) Dame Judi Dench
8. How many days does the Leeds Carnival Last? c) 3
9. How tall is Broadcasting Place? d) 70m
10. What are the colours of the traditional rose and ball badge for Leeds United? b) blue, white and gold
11. What was the population of Leeds in the year 1700?
12. The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds Dock was opened in 1996. Roughly how many objects does it hold in its collection? c) 75,000
13. According to a report in The Civil History of Leeds… and the Manufacturing District of Leeds, published in 1834 and a corroborating report in the Leeds Mercury in 1879, what did Birstall man John Jackson, 71, bring back from Glastonbury in 1755?
c) a cutting from the famous Glastonbury Thorn
14. Hippos once roamed our streets? True – hippos once walked the same streets we do now and we have the proof. In 1984, during the construction of the Armley Gyratory, the bones of an ancient hippo believed to date back around 130,000 years were discovered. It’s one of the city’s most important historical discoveries and you can see the remains at Leeds City Museum today.
15. What is another name for a Loiner? c) Leodiensian
16. We gave the world Cluedo? True
17. The Queens Hotel in City Square opened in 1937 to replace the original building, which was built when? a) 1863
18.What caused Riots in Leeds in 1865? b) Beef dripping theft
19. The world’s first steam locomotive was made in Leeds.
20. Where can the UK last gas lit cinema be found?a) Hyde Park Picture House – The Hyde Park Picture House is one of a kind. The local landmark opened in 1914, just before the outbreak of World War One, and it’s still a must-visit to this day. It’s the last surviving gas-lit cinema in the UK, but that’s not the only original feature you’ll find here – from the external ticket booth to the barrel-vaulted ceilings and ornate balconies, this is a truly unique place to watch the latest blockbusters.