Question 1 of 10

In 1507, one of James IV’s courtiers attempted to fly from the castle. He leapt from the battlements with chicken feathers stuck to his arms.

Where did he land?

CORRECT! The courtier landed in a dung heap! He didn't get very far...
WRONG! The courtier landed in a dung heap! He didn't get very far...

Question 2 of 10

The royal gardens contained animals as well as flowers and fruit trees. 

What fish were kept in the ponds?
CORRECT! Pike were kept in the ponds in the royal garden.
WRONG! Pike were kept in the ponds in the royal garden.

Question 3 of 10

The world’s oldest football was found behind wood paneling in the Palace. It dates to the 1500s. 

What was inside its leather skin?
CORRECT! Inside the leather skin of the oldest football was a pig's bladder.
WRONG! Inside the leather skin of the oldest football was a pig's bladder.

Question 4 of 10

The Ladies Lookout has wonderful views from the high battlements across to the King’s Park. 

What did the ladies watch from there?
CORRECT! The ladies watched hunting from the Ladies Lookout.
WRONG! The ladies watched hunting from the Ladies Lookout.

Question 5 of 10

The great Renaissance composer Robert Carver was based in the castle’s Chapel Royal.

Which of his masterpieces may have had its first performance there?

CORRECT! Dum sacrum Mysterium may have been first performed in the Chapel Royal.
WRONG! Dum sacrum Mysterium may have been first performed in the Chapel Royal.

Question 6 of 10

The North Gate is the oldest surviving part of the castle, dating back to 1381. 

Why was it known as the mint?
CORRECT! It was known as the mint because coins were supposedly made inside.
WRONG! It was known as the mint because coins were supposedly made inside.

Question 7 of 10

The ceiling of the King’s Inner Hall inside the Palace was decorated with the priceless Stirling Heads. 

What were the Stirling Heads carved from?
CORRECT! The Stirling Heads were carved out of wood.
WRONG! The Stirling Heads were carved out of wood.

Question 8 of 10

One of the Stirling Heads has musical notes carved into its border.

What instrument was the music supposed to be played on?
CORRECT! The tune carved into the Stirling Head is thought to be for a harp.
WRONG! The tune carved into the Stirling Head is thought to be for a harp.

Question 9 of 10

According to a Gaelic legend, the castle was built by a fairy. 

What did the fairy turn into once the work was completed?
CORRECT! Once the work was completed it is said the fairy turned into a fireball!
WRONG! Once the work was completed it is said the fairy turned into a fireball!

Question 10 of 10

Seven new tapestries have been created to hang in the Palace. They have taken two years to make. 

They show the hunting of what creature?
CORRECT! The new tapestries show the hunting of a unicorn!
WRONG! The new tapestries show the hunting of a unicorn!
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