1. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 49

      It finally feels as though Spring is coming to Dartmoor, which is especially welcome this year. We reach week 49 of our quiz and our indefatigable quiz setter is still going strong! As ever the answers to last week’s questions are below this week’s quiz. Week 49 Which deserted medieval village lies close to Widecombe-in-the-Moor?…

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    2. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 48

      After a dramatic week on Dartmoor with fire, ice and howling winds we have returned to more normal conditions – slightly damp and milder! Here is week 48 of our quiz and the answers to last weeks questions are, as ever, below. Week 48 What is a baby Alpaca called? In what year did Sir…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 47

      It’s due to be a frosty old week here on Dartmoor so wrap up warm if you are out walking. Or stay in and have a go at our quiz. Here are the questions for Week 47 with the answers to Week 46 below. Week 47 In 1915, Martha Taylor, a pensioner and Sam Smith,…

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    4. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 46

      After a wet and wintery week what better than to sit down and tease your brains with a Dartmoor and general knowledge quiz. Week 46 Ashburton was the first place to elect a candidate from which party to public office? In which country is the Markka the basic unit of currency? What location on Dartmoor…

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    5. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 45

      None of us expected to still be running this quiz by now, but here we are! Dartmoor’s been very wintery this week and looking beautiful, but bringing its own hazards. Week 45 Which famous Scottish figure was born on 25th January 1759? What three rivers supply water to the Devonport Leat? In what year did…

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    6. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 44

      Apologies that this week’s questions got overlooked, especially if you were looking for the answers to Week 43! Better late than never here it is. Week 44 What highway stretches from Laredo in Mexico to Panama City? Which ragtime pianist composed “The Entertainer”? In what village is the ancient Burdon Manor House? Who became the…

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    7. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 43

      The ponies are increasingly down in the valleys these winter days looking for food and shelter. Their winter coats are thick and shiny too. Perfect weather for staying indoors and doing a quiz! Week 43 Who produced the sculptures on the church tower of St. Andrew in Ashburton? Which island did Captain Cook name ”…

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    8. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 42

      Happy New Year to all the DPA quiz participants. We hope you all had a pleasant Christmas and New Year break despite the COVID restrictions. As promised the answers to Weeks 39, 40 and 41 are below this weeks questions. We hope you enjoyed them over the break. Week 42 What nationality was the inventor…

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    9. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 41

      The answers to this quiz and the last two weeks will be published next week. Week 41 In which year was Walt Disney’s animated film “Bambi” released? What was transported along the Templar Way via Haytor and the Stover Canal? Which Dartmoor village was formerly home to the world’s largest copper mine? On which ship…

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    10. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 40

      A Christmas-like scene for this weeks quiz. Don’t forget the answers will be posted in the New Year. What was the supreme council of ancient Rome called? For which London building was Marble Arch originally designed as a gateway? On which sea is the Gulf of Finland an arm? Which religion has a burial ground…

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