Daily Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers (11-30-2023)

Question 1: The Old Man of Storr is located on which Scottish island?

  • Skye
  • Staffa
  • Iona

Correct Answer: Skye

Fact: The cliffs of The Storr are the highest part of the Trotternish Ridge, Britain's longest continuous landslip, which runs for about 20 miles on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The so-called Old Man is a a 164-foot rocky pinnacle next to The Storr, which some say resembles a man's face when seen from the right angle.

Question 2: The word ‘Storr’ comes from the Norse word for…

  • Old
  • Big
  • Spiky

Correct Answer: Big

Fact: The name Storr meant 'big,' 'great,' or 'prominent' in Old Norse. It is believed that the Old Man of Storr and the surrounding mountains were used as landmarks by the Vikings, who arrived in Skye in the late 8th century.

Question 3: What is the old Latin name for Scotland?

  • Helvetia
  • Cambria
  • Caledonia

Correct Answer: Caledonia

Fact: The Roman Empire used the name Caledonia to describe the region of Great Britain that lies north of the River Forth. This area encompasses the majority of Scotland's landmass. Though originally a Latin designation, Caledonia is now commonly used as a poetic name for all of Scotland.

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