Question 1 of 10

The remains of a medieval knight were discovered beneath the governor’s kitchen. He was killed during a siege in the 1300s.

How did he probably die?
CORRECT! It is thought that the medieval knight who was discovered beneath the governor's kitchen probably died after being hit by an arrow.
WRONG! It is thought that the medieval knight who was discovered beneath the governor's kitchen probably died after being hit by an arrow.

Question 2 of 10

Tournaments were often staged outside the castle. 

What event featured heavily armoured knights charging at each other on horseback?
CORRECT! Jousting featured two heavily armoured knights charging at each other on horseback.
WRONG! Jousting featured two heavily armoured knights charging at each other on horseback.

Question 3 of 10

The Battle of Stirling Bridge was fought in the shadow of the castle. A Scottish army crushed a larger force of English soldiers. 

Which Scottish 'hero' fought in the battle?
CORRECT! It was William Wallace who fought at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
WRONG! It was William Wallace who fought at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Question 4 of 10

A garrison of soldiers lived in the castle after the royal family left. One night in 1880, they were entertained by William McGonagall.

What was McGonagall known as?

CORRECT! McGonagall was known as the world's worst poet!
WRONG! McGonagall was known as the world's worst poet!

Question 5 of 10

In 1304, the English King Edward I besieged the castle with a battery of siege engines.

What was the most feared catapult called?

CORRECT! The most feared catapult of all was the 'War Wolf'.
WRONG! The most feared catapult of all was the 'War Wolf'.

Question 6 of 10

Powder magazines were built in the Nether Bailey to store gunpowder.

Soldiers had to remove their boots while inside. Why?

CORRECT! Soldiers had to remove their boots to prevent sparks igniting the gunpowder.
WRONG! Soldiers had to remove their boots to prevent sparks igniting the gunpowder.

Question 7 of 10

The Battle of Bannockburn was fought close to the castle in 1314. King Robert the Bruce won a historic victory over English invaders.

Who led the English army?

CORRECT! The English army was led by King Edward II.
WRONG! The English army was led by King Edward II.

Question 8 of 10

The castle was held by the Government during the Jacobite Risings. It was strengthened and defended by many cannons.

What was the name of the soldier who led its defence in 1715?

CORRECT! John Blackadder led the defence of the castle in 1715.
WRONG! John Blackadder led the defence of the castle in 1715.

Question 9 of 10

A detachment of Oliver Cromwell’s English Parliamentarian army bombarded the castle in 1651.

What were the Parliamentarian soldiers known as?

CORRECT! The Parliamentarian soldiers were known as Roundheads.
WRONG! The Parliamentarian soldiers were known as Roundheads.

Question 10 of 10

King James IV built a magnificent front to the castle that showed his strength and power.

What were the new defences called?

CORRECT! King James IV built the forework.
WRONG! King James IV built the forework.
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