20 for 2020 - A Bagpipe Trivia Quiz Posted on 30 Dec 09:35
A fun 20 question bagpipe trivia quiz to start the year 2020. Although we spent some time putting this together we're not historians and it's entirely possible we have gotten something slightly wrong. We just hope you enjoy.
The Quiz - 20 for 2020
1 In what year was the first police pipeband created?
2 Name that first police pipeband
3 In what year was a woman first asked/allowed to join a grade 1 pipeband?
4 Name the woman and the band
5 In what year was the first Personal Piper to the Sovereign appointed?
6 Who was the first Personal Piper to the Sovereign?
7 In what year was the first Gold Medal (from the Highland Society of London) awarded at the Northern Meeting?
8 In what year was the first piping competition held by Highland Society of London?
9 In what year was the first synthetic pipebag sold?
10 How old is the oldest known set of pipes in existence?
11 In what year did the 78th Fraser Highlanders become the first non- scottish pipeband to win the worlds?
12 In what year were women first allowed to compete at major solo piping competitions?
13 Three women competed in 1976. Can you name them?
14 In what year did John D. Burgess become the youngest winner of the Gold Medal?
15 How old was he at the time?
16 In what year was the US Airforce Pipeband activated?
17 In what year did it disband?
18 In what year was the 'modern' World Pipe Band Championships first staged?
19 In what year did the UK War Office ban the practice of playing the pipes in the trenches?
20 In what year was Chris Apps Reeds established?