Great Stockport Showdown: A Family Quiz Extravaganza (25 questions)

Ciao a tutti and welcome to our fantastic family quiz night! We’ve embraced our inner Gino D’Acampo, bringing a little bit of Italian flair to Stockport. Tonight, we’re going to have lots of fun, laughter, and maybe learn a thing or two about this amazing place we call home.

Stockport, with its rich history, famous faces, and iconic landmarks, is not just a town – it’s a treasure trove of stories and surprises. From the historic air raid shelters to the legendary Stockport County FC, we’ve got questions that will challenge your brains and tickle your funny bones.

So, gather around, families! Whether you’re a born-and-bred Stockportian or new to the charms of this wonderful town, there’s something here for everyone. Remember, it’s all about having fun and maybe, just maybe, showing off how much you know about Stockport.

Get ready to laugh, shout, and maybe even sing – because that’s how we do it in Italy! Let’s make this a night to remember. And remember, in the words of Gino, ‘If my grandmother had wheels, she would have been a bike!’ But tonight, if you’ve got the right answers, you could be the champions of our quiz!

Let’s get started and see which family knows Stockport the best. Buona fortuna a tutti – good luck to everyone!

Stockport History

  1. What year was Stockport officially recorded in the Domesday Book?
    • A) 1086
    • B) 1125
    • C) 1201
    • D) 1305
  2. Which famous war did Stockport’s air raid shelters protect citizens from?
    • A) World War I
    • B) World War II
    • C) The Falklands War
    • D) The Cold War
  3. Stockport is known for which type of traditional hat-making?
    • A) Bowler hats
    • B) Top hats
    • C) Fedora hats
    • D) Flat caps
  4. Which river runs through Stockport?
    • A) River Mersey
    • B) River Irwell
    • C) River Tame
    • D) River Goyt
  5. Stockport was once known for producing which type of machinery during the Industrial Revolution?
    • A) Locomotives
    • B) Cotton mills
    • C) Steam engines
    • D) Textile looms
Local Stockport lad made good Phil Foden

Famous People from Stockport

  1. Which world-famous band’s drummer, Dominic Howard, was born in Stockport?
    • A) Coldplay
    • B) Muse
    • C) Radiohead
    • D) Oasis
  2. Martin Fry, lead singer of ABC was raised in which area of Stockport?
    • A) Bramhall
    • B) Cheadle
    • C) Hazel Grove
    • D) Marple
  3. Sarah Harding, a member of Girls Aloud, grew up in which suburb of Stockport?
    • A) Poynton
    • B) Heaton Norris
    • C) Romiley
    • D) Edgeley
  4. Which ‘James Bond’ actor grew up in Stockport?
    • A) Daniel Craig
    • B) Sean Connery
    • C) Roger Moore
    • D) Timothy Dalton
  5. Fred Perry, a tennis legend and fashion icon, was born in which part of Stockport?
    • A) Portwood
    • B) Stockport
    • C) Woodford
    • D) Bramhall

Local Landmarks and Attractions

  1. Which historic structure is known for its unique gothic architecture in Stockport?
    • A) Stockport Viaduct
    • B) Staircase House
    • C) Hat Works Museum
    • D) Bramall Hall
  2. What is the name of Stockport’s famous market place?
    • A) Stockport Market
    • B) Merseyway Shopping Centre
    • C) The Piazza
    • D) Heaton Moor Market
  3. Which popular museum in Stockport focuses on the history of hat-making?
    • A) Stockport Air Raid Shelters
    • B) Stockport Museum
    • C) Hat Works Museum
    • D) Bramall Hall
  4. Stockport’s Air Raid Shelters were carved into which natural feature?
    • A) A hillside
    • B) Limestone cliffs
    • C) A natural cave system
    • D) Sandstone cliffs
  5. Bramall Hall is a superb example of which style of architecture?
    • A) Gothic
    • B) Tudor
    • C) Victorian
    • D) Georgian

Sports and Recreation

  1. Which football team calls Stockport home?
  2. Edgeley Park is the home ground of which sports team?
    • A) Stockport County Football Club
    • B) Sale Sharks Rugby Union Club
    • C) Manchester Storm Ice Hockey Team
    • D) Stockport Metro Swimming Club
  3. Which famous golf course is located near Stockport?
    • A) Bramall Park Golf Club
    • B) Marple Golf Club
    • C) Stockport Golf Club
    • D) Hazel Grove Golf Club
  4. Stockport is known for its success in which water sport?
    • A) Rowing
    • B) Swimming
    • C) Canoeing
    • D) Sailing
  5. Which annual sporting event takes place in Stockport’s Woodbank Park?
    • A) Stockport 10k Run
    • B) Greater Manchester Marathon
    • C) Stockport Half Marathon
    • D) Woodbank Parkrun
the hat musuem features in this stockport quiz

General Knowledge about Stockport

  1. What is the name of the large shopping centre in Stockport?
    • A) The Trafford Centre
    • B) Arndale Centre
    • C) Merseyway Shopping Centre
    • D) Stockport Exchange
  2. Stockport is part of which metropolitan county?
    • A) Greater Manchester
    • B) Cheshire
    • C) Lancashire
    • D) Merseyside
  3. Which motorway passes close to Stockport, providing vital transport links?
    • A) M60
    • B) M6
    • C) M56
    • D) M62
  4. Stockport is famous for its production of which sweet treat in the 19th and early 20th centuries?
    • A) Chocolate
    • B) Toffee
    • C) Licorice
    • D) Cotton candy
  5. What is the nickname of Stockport County FC fans?
    • A) The Hatters
    • B) The Blues
    • C) The County
    • D) The Stockportians
Stockport Plaza

Answers

Stockport History

  1. A) 1086
  2. B) World War II
  3. A) Bowler hats
  4. A) River Mersey
  5. B) Cotton mills

Famous People from Stockport

  1. B) Muse
  2. A) Bramhall
  3. A) Poynton
  4. D) Timothy Dalton
  5. B) Stockport

Local Landmarks and Attractions

  1. A) Stockport Viaduct
  2. A) Stockport Market
  3. C) Hat Works Museum
  4. D) Sandstone cliffs
  5. B) Tudor

Sports and Recreation

  1. A) Stockport County
  2. A) Stockport County Football Club
  3. C) Stockport Golf Club
  4. B) Swimming
  5. D) Woodbank Parkrun

General Knowledge about Stockport

  1. C) Merseyway Shopping Centre
  2. A) Greater Manchester
  3. A) M60
  4. B) Toffee
  5. A) The Hatters

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  • Richard

    Hi! I’m Rich, co-founder and writer behind Lets Go Manchester. I grew up in Bournemouth but have been living up here for almost 10 years. I now find myself exploring Manchester and the surrounding counties with my amazing wife and two gorgeous kids.

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