Countryside Quiz 2

Objective: answer 7 questions correctly out of 10.

Have you read these topics: mowing with the scythe ; Countryside introduction ; Seedtime (harrowing); Dairy ; Haytime (demo); The Forge ; Animal Treatment; Washday? Check your knowledge here - but don't forget that there are lots of pages on some of these topics! Have you read them all?

1. How much did John Gate pay for a plough in 1934?

a Twenty pounds (£20)

b Fifteen guineas (£15 15s)

c Ten pounds (£10)

d Nine guineas (£9 9s)

2. When the men went out to mow hay in summer, what time did they start?

a 4 am

b 5 am

c 6 am

d after breakfast

3. Why was the sledge so useful in the Lake District?

a it was more fun than a cart

b you could get more on it

c it was easy to turn round

d it didn't tip over on steep ground

4. What was the term used to define the amount of adjustment needed when the smith applied a new iron cart-tyre, so it fitted tightly?

a tuck

b nip

c allowance

d seam

5. How much did the lightest anvil weigh?

a one hundredweight (1 cwt)

b half a hundredweight (½ cwt)

c 4 stone (72 lb)

6. How much did a wheelbarrow with top boards cost in the 1930s?

a three pounds (£3)

b one pound ten shillings (£1 10s)

c three pounds and fifteen shillings (£3 15s)

d five pounds ten shillings (£5 10s)

7. How big a pony would be needed for the fast gig in the Transport section?

a 12 hands

b 13 hands

c 14 hands

d 15 hands

8. What substance was used to coat eggs for storage?

a glass

b isinglass

c waterglass

d watercolour

9. What is the translation of Kendal's Latin town motto "Pannus mihi Panem"?

a I'm panned out

b wool makes good pants

c wool is bread for me

d wool for me!

10. Why might a heavy leather muzzle be used on a racehorse? (You might find lots of other answers to this one!)

a prevent him stuffing himself with straw bedding before a race

b prevent him tearing his rugs if he got bored waiting to go

c prevent him chewing the woodwork if he got bored waiting to go

d prevent him biting the jockey