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Playing quiz-master at your next online quiz night, or just think you know everything about Manchester? 

We've put together some questions and a downloadable answer sheet for you to test your knowledge on the history of Greater Manchester.

  1. Seen around the city from bins to pin badges, which animal is the symbol of Manchester?
  2. In which city-centre hotel did Charles Rolls famously meet Henry Royce, prior to forming the Rolls-Royce company?
  3. The first computer to have a stored programme and memory was developed in Manchester. What was its nickname?
  4. Can you name the three rivers that run through Manchester city centre?
  5. The world’s first passenger railway opened in 1830, operating between Manchester and which other city?
  6. Which local borough is well-known for its black pudding?
  7. Based in Manchester, which library was the very first public library in the English-speaking world?
  8. Manchester is home to the world’s longest running TV soap opera – Coronation Street. What year did it first air?
  9. In which local borough was the famous Co-Operative movement founded in 1844?
  10. Which physicist, known as the father of nuclear physics, first split the atom at the University of Manchester in 1917?
  11. Which gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall famously gave birth to a number of Manchester bands?
  12. Which 2D material was isolated by Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov at the University of Manchester in 2004, earning them the Nobel Prize for Physics? 
  13. Which all-women advocacy organisation dedicated to "deeds, not words" was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester?
  14. Including the newly complete Trafford Park Line, how many Metrolink stops are there currently?
  15. In which local borough are the famous Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls produced?

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