Easter weekend Guernsey quiz

Test your Guernsey knowledge with 20 questions taken from the Guernsey quiz book. Click here for the answers.

  1. Which parish hosts the North Show?
  2. Where is Guernsey’s shipwreck museum?
  3. When was Channel Television awarded its broadcast license? 1960, 1970 or 1980?
  4. Complete the 1990s advertising slogan: “If it’s not Randalls…”
  5. How many layers of stone make up the Liberation monument in St Peter Port, which also acts as a sundial?
  6. Which anagram of “cabaret recently” is a place with good views of Herm?
  7. How many cells are there in Sark’s small prison?
  8. What colour shirt does Vale Recreation FC wear when playing at home? Yellow, green or blue?
  9. Which privately owned defensive structure is an anagram of “traumas froze”?
  10. What appears on the back of a Guernsey 20 pence piece produced after 1985?
  11. How many yards is it from the tee to the cup on the first hole of L’Ancresse golf course? 115, 225 or 335?
  12. Approximately how long does it take to cross from Guernsey to Herm with Travel Trident?
  13. How many patients was the German Underground Hospital designed to accommodate? 50, 500 or 5000?
  14. How large is the island on which Castle Cornet sits: 3, 5, 7 or 9 acres?
  15. To what animal, a pet of the tenant Sir Percival Perry, is there a monument close to the White House Hotel on Herm?
  16. What was used on Guernsey to transport drunks to prison until the First World War? Horses, hay ricks or hand carts?
  17. How wide is La Coupee on Sark? 1ft, 10ft or 15ft?
  18. By 1944, how many cubic metres of rock had German forces extracted from Guernsey to make tunnels: 24,400, 244,000 or 2,440,000?
  19. What is an abreuvoir, commonly found throughout Guernsey? A drinking trough, a bunker or a flag?
  20. Which of the following has no consulate in Guernsey: Ireland, Italy, Iceland?

Solution: Easter weekend Guernsey quiz

Here are the answers to our Easter weekend Guernsey quiz. If you haven’t already tried the quiz itself, click here before reading any further to give it a go.

  1. Castel
  2. inside Fort Grey
  3. 1960
  4. “…it’s a scandal”
  5. 50
  6. Clarence Battery
  7. two
  8. yellow
  9. Fort Saumarez
  10. a cog and map
  11. 335
  12. 20 minutes
  13. 500
  14. 5 acres / 2 hectares / 20,000 square metres
  15. a parrot, which was strangled by drunk fishermen
  16. hand carts (often the cart from Le Riche’s Stores)
  17. 10ft (3m)
  18. 244,000
  19. a drinking trough for cattle
  20. Iceland

Solution: Guernsey general knowledge crossword

This is the solution to the Guernsey general knowledge crossword. Look away now if you haven’t already tried the crossword itself.

Guernsey general knowledge crossword solution

Guernsey general knowledge crossword

If you know the name of a Guernsey seafood, a local brand of beer and Guernsey’s nearest neighbour, you should do well in this Guernsey crossword. Click here to download it in PDF format, and here for the solution.

Guernsey general knowledge crossword

Across

1. Guernsey word for a strip of land (4)
3. Fur coats made from these local rodents were fashionable in 1926 (4,4)
9. Make new again (7)
10. Protected Guernsey seafood (5)
11. Stew from the Republic? (5)
12. Those who look impolitely (6)
14. Guernsey word for a rock or menhir (6)
16. Local name for an estate or enclosure (6)
19. Measure of Guernsey land (6)
21. Local beer brand (5)
24. Seaweed used for manure or burning (5)
25. Loose-leaf brassica, such as kale (7)
26. Sea sickness (3,2,3)
27. Guernsey’s nearest neighbour (4)

Down

1. Guernsey word for quarry / stone path (8)
2. Muslim legal expert (5)
4. _____ Kutcher, former husband of Demi Moore (6)
5. Grassy spot from which to witness a killing (5)
6. Fictitious island, a stand-in for Alderney, in the film Appointment with Venus (7)
7. Islands Little and Great (4)
8. Herm’s sibling (6)
13. Local commercial radio station (6,2)
15. Hard white sphere used in games (3,4)
17. Interstellar dust cloud (6)
18. Rocks on which Trident IV ran aground in 2003 (6)
20. Fruited bread product (5)
22. To make happy (5)
23. Single egg cell (4)

Solution: Channel Islands word search

This is the solution to the Channel Islands word search. Look away now if you haven’t already tried the word search itself.

Channel Islands word search solution

Channel Islands’ word search

The names of the islands listed below are
hidden in this grid. How many can you find? Click here to download this puzzle as a print-ready PDF and click here for the solution.

Alderney
Brecqhou
Brehon
Burhou
Crevichon
Guernsey
Herm
Jersey
Jethou
La Motte
Les Casquets
Les Houmets
Lihou
Ortac
Sark

Channel Islands word search

Solution: Rocquaine Sudoku

This is the solution to the Rocquaine sudoku. Look away now if you haven’t already tried the sudoku itself.

Rocquaine Sudoku Solution

Rocquaine Sudoku

Arrange the letters R-O-C-Q-U-A-I-N-E so that no letter appears more than once in a single column or row, or in any group of nine squares defined by the thicker lines on the grid below.

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Rocquaine sudoku

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