‘Monday Mind Workout’ Monday 19th October 2020

Good morning,
This week’s Monday Mind Workout is themed around Leeds, best of luck.
1.When did Tetley’s Brewery close?
a) 2008 b) 2009 c) 2010 d) 2011
2. What is the name of the airport in Leeds?
a) Leeds Airport b) Leeds Bradford International Airport c) Leeds Yorkshire 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?
a) Leeds Moot Hall, Briggate b) a pile of US flags c) an effigy of George Washington d) a witch
4. Where is Leeds located?
a) East Yorkshire b) West Yorkshire c) North Yorkshire d) South 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 b) tram driver c) gardener d) solicitor
6. Leeds City Varieties is where BBC filmed the popular TV show the Good Old Days
True or False
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?
a) Helen Mirren b) Dame Judi Dench c) Patrick Stewart d) Diana Rigg
8. How many days does the Leeds Carnival Last?
a) 5 b) 2 c) 3 d) 7
9. How tall is Broadcasting Place?
a) 100m b) 90m c) 80m d) 70m
10. What are the colours of the traditional rose and ball badge for Leeds United?
a) blue and white or b) blue, white and gold
11. What was the population of Leeds in the year 1700?
a) 150,000 b) 10,000 c) 6,000 d) 2,500
12. The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds Dock was opened in 1996. Roughly how many objects does it hold in its collection?
a) 1 million b) 500,000 c) 75,000 d) 10,000
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?
a) stones from Glastonbury Abbey b) textbooks belonging to Dr Joseph Priestley c) a cutting from the famous Glastonbury Thorn d) a cache of gold coins
14. Hippos once roamed our streets?
True or False
15. What is another name for a Loiner?
a) Lionite b) Leodisian c) Leodiensian
16. We gave the world Cluedo?
True or False
17. The Queens Hotel in City Square opened in 1937 to replace the original building, which was built when?
a) 1863 b) 1864 c) 1865 d) 1866
18.What caused Riots in Leeds in 1865?
a) Breweries running out of ale b) Beef dripping theft c) Rats found in a butcher shop d) Dismissal of apprentices for being three minutes late
19. The world’s first steam locomotive was made in Leeds.
True or False
20. Where can the UK last gas lit cinema be found?
a) Hyde Park Picture House b) Cottage Road c) Vue Cinema