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50 Devon Quiz Questions And Answers For Your Next Pub Quiz

by Chloe Gunning

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Host your very own pub quiz with these Devon quiz questions and answers, including a fun picture round of familiar Devon locations.

Burgh Island Hotel in Devon

Ready for some challenging Devon quiz questions?

Over the last few months we’ve grown a huge passion for quizzing. There’s nothing like putting your brain to the test and seeing how much you’ve absorbed over the years. With lockdowns all over the UK, we started hosting virtual pub quizzes, gathering our friends and family for a friendly, but often fiercely competitive, night of fun! 

If you’ve not tried them yet, we recommend our Great British quiz, which features a really fun picture round. Also, if the picture round is the part you look forward to most, check out our new UK picture quiz which features lots of rounds including celebrities, landmarks, logos and food. 

How are you getting on with these Devon quiz questions?

How are you getting on with these Devon quiz questions?

Right now though we’re focusing on one of our favourite UK counties – Devon! This beautiful region in the southwest of England is home to the rugged moorland of Dartmoor, buzzy cities including Exeter and Plymouth, and pretty coastal towns and villages including Clovelly, Bantham, Torquay and Paignton.

These Devon quiz questions will put your knowledge of the county to the test. Don’t worry, this isn’t some boring exam on dates and facts, all of the rounds are really good fun. There’s a round of ‘cheese or no cheese’ and even some Dev-anagrams (see what we did there!) 

Plus. as we always look forward to the picture rounds, there’s a Devon picture quiz coming up too.

Babbacombe Bay, Devon

Devon has so many gorgeous spots, but how well do you know them?

Do you know key spots on the Jurassic Coast and the English Riviera? Do you know the difference between Newton Abbot and Newton Tracey? Are you a Devon food and drink connoisseur? 

Whether you’re born and bred in South Devon and think you know the county inside out, have spent your holidays on the North Devon coast, or you feel like testing your Devon geography knowledge, it’s time to see how you fare with these Devon quiz questions. There are 50 in total. Good luck!


Devon Quiz Questions

Round 1: Devon General Knowledge

First up, a general knowledge round. These Devon quiz questions will definitely put your knowledge of the English county to the test.

1. What is the capital of Devon?

2. Devon is home to the only place in the UK with an exclamation mark in its name. Can you name it?

3. Name the walking route which follows the line of the Stover Canal, which was once used to transport clay and granite to the coast?

4. There’s a replica of The Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour, but who sailed around the world on the original?

5. Which Devon island is accessible at high tide by sea tractor?

6. Who designed the Tamar bridge?

7. Which 630-mile walking route which passes from Somerset, through Cornwall and Devon, and ends in Dorset?

8. The Devon flag is black, white and what other colour?

9. Which picturesque car-free fishing village, is located on a 400 foot cliff?

10. What vessel sailed from Plymouth to the new world in America in 1620?

Torquay Marina

Torquay Marina


Round 2: Famous People From Devon

Devon has raised plenty of famous folk. It’s time to put your knowledge of Devon celebrities to the test…

1. The lead singer of Coldplay hails from Exeter, but what is his name?

2. Comedian Josh Widdicombe comes from Devon, but which Channel 4 comedy show does he star in alongside Adam Hills and Alex Brooker?

3. Robbie Williams filmed some of the video for which 1997 hit on Saunton Sands?

4. Name Exeter-born Michael Caines’ profession.

5. Which female British tennis star, who now hosts the Wimbledon coverage, hails from Devon?

6. The author of Poirot and Miss Marple lived in Torquay. Can you name her?

7. Which male Olympic diver was born in Plymouth?

8. Which England rugby player, born in Barnstaple also won the 2011 series of Celebrity Masterchef?

9. Which famous actor, who grew up in Plymouth, played Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones?

10. Which female comedy actress, who starred in Not Going Out and Hyperdrive, grew up near Torquay?

Clovelly, Devon

Clovelly is one of the prettiest villages in Devon


Round 3: Devon Food And Drink Quiz Questions

It’s time for a round of Devon Cheese Or No Cheese! Can you identify which of the following are real Devon cheeses and which have been made up? Just shout ‘cheese’ or ‘no cheese’.

  1. Devon Oke
  2. Salcombe Stilton 
  3. Sharpham Savour 
  4. Lady Prue 
  5. Lord Percy
  6. Broadwoodwidger 
  7. Belstone 
  8. Brithem Bottom Blue
  9. Crapstone Cheddar
  10. Harbourne Blue 

Round 4: Devon Picture Round

Can you identify the famous places and landmarks in Devon?

Devon Picture Quiz - Devon Picture Round


Round 5: Dev-Anagrams

Rearrange the letters to spell out some popular places to visit in Devon.

  1. Xeeret 
  2. Eve pooch 
  3. Poignant 
  4. Comes ale 
  5. Mad rotor 
  6. Coy yet brave 
  7. Voter tin 
  8. Cola web moo 
  9. Wish lad 
  10. Honk mop tea 

Devon Quiz Questions And Answers

Round 1: Devon General Knowledge Quiz – Answers

First up, a general knowledge round. These Devon quiz questions will definitely put your knowledge of the English county to the test.

1. What is the capital of Devon?
Exeter

2. Devon is home to the only place in the UK with an exclamation mark in its name. Can you name it?
Westward Ho!

3. Name the walking route which follows the line of the Stover Canal, which was once used to transport clay and granite to the coast?
The Templer Way

4. There’s a replica of The Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour, but who sailed around the world on the original?
Sir Francis Drake

5. Which Devon island is accessible at high tide by sea tractor?
Burgh Island

6. Who designed the Tamar bridge?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel

7. Which 630-mile walking route which passes from Somerset, through Cornwall and Devon, and ends in Dorset?
South West Coast Path

8. The Devon flag is black, white and what other colour?
Green

9. Which picturesque car-free fishing village, is located on a 400 foot cliff?
Clovelly

10. What vessel sailed from Plymouth to the new world in America in 1620?
The Mayflower

Brixham, Devon

Any surprises so far on these Devon quiz questions and answers?


Round 2: Famous People From Devon – Quiz Answers

Devon has raised plenty of famous folk. It’s time to put your knowledge of Devon celebrities to the test…

1. The lead singer of Coldplay hails from Exeter, but what is his name?
Chris Martin

2. Comedian Josh Widdicombe comes from Devon, but which Channel 4 comedy show does he star in alongside Adam Hills and Alex Brooker?
The Last Leg

3. Robbie Williams filmed some of the video for which 1997 hit on Saunton Sands?
Angels

4. Name Exeter-born Michael Caines’ profession.
Chef

5. Which female British tennis star, who now hosts the Wimbledon coverage, hails from Devon?
Sue Barker

6. The author of Poirot and Miss Marple lived in Torquay. Can you name her?
Agatha Christie

7. Which male Olympic diver was born in Plymouth?
Tom Daley

8. Which England rugby player, born in Barnstaple also won the 2011 series of Celebrity Masterchef?
Phil Vickery

9. Which famous actor, who grew up in Plymouth, played Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones?
Charles Dance

10. Which female comedy actress, who starred in Not Going Out and Hyperdrive, grew up near Torquay?
Miranda Hart

Plymouth, Devon

How many of these Devon quiz questions have you got right so far?


Round 3: Devon Food And Drink – Quiz Answers

It’s time for a round of Devon Cheese Or No Cheese! Can you identify which of the following are real Devon cheeses and which have been made up? Just shout ‘cheese’ or ‘no cheese’.

  1. Devon Oke – Cheese
  2. Salcombe Stilton – No Cheese
  3. Sharpham Savour – Cheese
  4. Lady Prue – Cheese
  5. Lord Percy – No Cheese
  6. Broadwoodwidger – No Cheese
  7. Belstone – Cheese
  8. Brithem Bottom Blue – No Cheese
  9. Crapstone Cheddar – No Cheese
  10. Harbourne Blue – Cheese

Round 4: Devon Picture Round – Quiz Answers

Can you identify the famous places and landmarks in Devon?

  1. Exeter Cathedral
  2. Paignton Pier
  3. Burgh Island
  4. Clovelly
  5. Totnes
  6. Torquay Harbour
  7. Tamar Bridge
  8. Barnstaple Clock Tower
  9. Plymouth Hoe
  10. Salcombe 

    How are you getting on with these Devon quiz questions?

    Pretty town of Salcombe in Devon – one of the answers on these Devon quiz questions


Round 5: Dev-Anagrams – Quiz Answers

Rearrange the letters to spell out some popular places to visit in Devon.

  1. Xeeret – Exeter
  2. Eve pooch – Hope Cove
  3. Poignant – Paignton
  4. Comb sale – Salcombe
  5. Mad rotor – Dartmoor
  6. Coy yet brave – Bovey Tracey
  7. Voter tin – Tiverton
  8. Cola web moo – Woolacombe
  9. Wish lad – Dawlish
  10. Honk mop tea – Okehampton

We’ve come to the end of our Devon quiz questions How did you get on? You can let us know your score in the comments below!

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