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Famous Scottish People

written by: Eve
 
Check if you are familiar with these Scottish people and their achievements.

Question 1:


Widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, he wrote the poem and song "Auld Lang Syne", which is traditionally sung at Hogmanay.
Thomas Campbell
Robert Burns
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Dunbar

Question 2:


This prominent scientist and inventor was awarded the first US patent for the telephone in 1876.
Alexander Fleming
James Gregory
Alexander Graham Bell
Robert Boyle

Question 3:


This Scottish landowner, who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence, is depicted in a 1995 Academy Award-winning film.
Lord George Murray
Rob Roy
Robert the Bruce
William Wallace

Question 4:


This Labour Party politician served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.
Gordon Brown
John Prescott
Tony Blair
John Major

Question 5:


What football club did Sir Alex Ferguson manage from 1986 to 2013?
Liverpool
Glasgow Rangers
Manchester United
Chelsea

Question 6:


This Scottish professional tennis player won the Wimbledon Championships singles title in 2013, and became the 2012 Olympic tennis men's singles champion.
Jamie Murray
Robin Welsh
Andy Murray
Colin Fleming

Question 7:


This Scottish writer is most famous for his works Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Arthur Connan Doyle
J. M. Barrie
Walter Scott
Robert Louis Stevenson

Question 8:


In which of these movies did Scottish actor Sean Connery NOT play secret agent James Bond?
Casino Royale
Never Say Never Again
Dr. No
From Russia with Love

Question 9:


What journalist and explorer allegedly uttered the famous phrase 'Dr Livingstone I presume?' when he found Scottish explorer David Livingstone?
Charles Darwin
William Clark
Henry Morton Stanley
Edmund Hillary

Question 10:


This Scottish monarch, who reigned from 1306 to 1329, led Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England.
David II
Robert de Bruce
Mary Stuart
William Wallace

 


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