Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Teesside Quiz

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Teesside Quiz

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Byline: HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR AREA? WITH QUIZMASTER DON ROBSON

Q1. At which of our libraries will you not only be able to take out your books, but also your money from Newcastle Building Society, when it re-opens later this year following refurbishment? Q2. Former Signaller Chris Stuart, from Yarm, is raising money and public awareness for the Bloodrun EVS, Royal British Legion and Armed Forces Bikers charities by riding his Royal Enfield around the country and becoming known for which form of dress? Q3. Former Redcar steelworker Mike Benson's love of history has secured him the position as director at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. He previously ran Bede's World in Jarrow and Ryedale Folk Museum, but Mike began his museum career by volunteering and running a local history group at which of our brilliant museums? Q4. One of the new premises on Bedford Street, Middlesbrough, will be home to Rounton Coffee's new ethical cafe. To help fit out the new shop it is hoped supporters will pledge money and receive rewards such as coffee, cake, mugs and even a coffee party. What is this kind of finance called? Q5. Which popular fast talking musical can you see at Yarm School Theatre this week, if your luck's in? Make sure you sit down and don't rock the boat!

Q6. If you have got the answer to Q5, you may remember the line "Standing there, gazing at you, with a sheep's eye and a lickerish tooth". This is the inspiration for the name behind Teesside's first micro-distillery, the Lickerish Tooth, but which kind of spirit is their Sheep's Eye? Q7. Where will Teesside be Unleashed this Saturday? Feel the force when you attend the Lightsabre Training School, meet Darth Vader and a life-sized Jabba the Hutt and his doomed dancer Oola. Not forgetting Optimus Prime, the eight-foot tall bumble bee not to be out done by 12ft long Daisy the Dinosaur.

Q8. Teesside Unleashed may be of interest to the four Teessiders who have gone through to the national final from the Northeast heat held at Stockton's Beanie Games with a view to qualifying for the European Champs in Athens. In which film franchise's table-top game are they masters? Q9. Which irreverent historians will help you decide whether you are a Groovy Greek or an Incredible Invader at Billingham Forum next week? …

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