Famous Lincolnshire People
A quick quiz……..
Which poet was born in Somersby?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Wordsworth
Tennyson
Coleridge
Keats
Which poet was born in Somersby?
A) Wordsworth
B) Tennyson
C) Coleridge
D) Keats
True or False
Sir John Franklin, born in
Spilsby, sailed to Virginia in
1606 with the first Jamestown
settlers.
False
It was Captain John Smith from
Willoughby who sailed to
Virginia in 1606 with the first
Jamestown settlers.
Which explorer and botanist, born
near Revesby, sailed with Captain
Cook to the South Pacific?
A) Captain John Smith
B) Sir John Franklin
C) Sir Joseph Banks
Which explorer and botanist, born
near Revesby, sailed with Captain
Cook to the South Pacific?
A) Captain John Smith
B) Sir John Franklin
C) Sir Joseph Banks
Yes or No
• Sir John Franklin perished
with his crew in an expedition
to find the North-West
Passage.
Yes……
• Sir John Franklin perished
with his crew in an expedition
to find the North-West
Passage.
Place these in order, from nearest
to furthest from London
1)
2)
3)
4)
Lincoln
Scunthorpe
Stamford
Grantham
The answer is 3,4,1,2
1)
2)
3)
4)
Lincoln
Scunthorpe
Stamford
Grantham
Where would you prefer to be
today: you can choose more than
one, in order of preference...
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Lincoln
Tahiti
Miami
Sri Lanka
Grimsby
Bernie Taupin, born near
Sleaford, writes lyrics for:
A)
B)
C)
D)
Charlotte Church
Elton John
Cliff Richard
Lulu
Bernie Taupin, born near Sleaford,
writes lyrics for:
A) Charlotte Church
B) Elton John
C) Cliff Richard
D) Lulu
Which of the following were born in
Grantham: choose all that apply...
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
Nicolas Parsons
Isaac Newton
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Margaret Thatcher
Sir John Franklin
Which of the following were born in
Grantham: choose all that apply...
A) Nicolas Parsons
B) Isaac Newton
C) Alfred Lord Tennyson
D) Margaret Thatcher
E) Sir John Franklin
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1
being lowest, how do you rate
Margaret Thatcher as Prime
Minister?
Which famous person was born
at Woolsthorpe Manor?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Bernie Taupin
Isaac Newton
Margaret Thatcher
Which famous person was born
at Woolsthorpe Manor?
A) Alfred Lord Tennyson
B) Bernie Taupin
C) Isaac Newton
D) Margaret Thatcher
How many famous Lincolnshire
people have been mentioned
in this quiz?
The answer is 8
• Alfred, Lord Tennyson – poet
• Sir John Franklin – explorer
• Captain John Smith – Governor
of Virginia
• Sir Joseph Banks – explorer and
botanist
• Bernie Taupin – lyricist
• Nicolas Parsons – broadcaster
• Margaret Thatcher – politician
• Isaac Newton - scientist
The End
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