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30 Fun Manchester Quiz Questions And Answers

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These Manchester quiz questions are guaranteed to test your knowledge of the city.

Manchester
We hope these Manchester quiz questions put your knowledge to the test

Manchester is one of our favourite northern cities. It has it all. A fascinating history, cool architecture, a thriving food scene, great shopping and don’t even get us started on the music there! We’d go as far as to say it’s one of our favourite places for a city break in England.

When it comes to Manchester trivia though, how would you fare? It’s time to find out. We’ve been swotting away to bring you the best Manchester quiz questions around.

Manchester
Do you have what it takes to get 30/30 in our Manchester quiz questions?

There’s a really fun mix of topics including a Manchester general knowledge quiz round, a Manchester music quiz round and even 2 fun picture rounds.

Whether you’re a Mancunian through and through, moved to Greater Manchester as an adult or just love quizzes (I mean, who doesn’t?!) this will provide you with plenty of entertainment.

Manchester Printworks
Manchester Printworks – could this be a clue for this Manchester quiz?

Once you’ve played this quiz, check out our other quizzes on Great Britain, England, Scotland and Wales. If you love picture rounds, don’t miss our UK picture quiz. Plus, if you’re a sports buff, no doubt you’ll score highly in our new UK sports quiz! Or for a range of fun quizzes, make sure you check out Ultimate Quiz Questions – a site packed with the world’s best quizzes on every topic.

Right now though, it’s time to get your Manchester brain in gear. Imagine you’re wandering around Manchester city centre, taking in the sights and sounds. You’ve got some classic Madchester music on repeat. You’re about to tuck into a Manchester tart. Now, you’re ready to play!

Manchester
Time to kick off the Manchester quiz questions and answers

Round 1: Manchester Quiz Questions – General Knowledge

Let’s kick off with round one of our Manchester quiz. This round is the ultimate test of your general knowledge of all things Manchester related. Let us know how you get on.

1. How many boroughs are there in Greater Manchester?

2. Pastry, custard, jam and which other key ingredient make up a Manchester tart?

3. Which creature is the symbol of Manchester?

4. Who is the current Manchester United captain?

5. In the 19th century Manchester had what nickname, based on it being the centre of the cotton industry?

6. Which famous female political activist was born in Moss Side in 1858?

7. HM Prison Manchester is better known by what name?

8. Who is Manchester City’s all time leading goalscorer?

9. Which famous Mancunian wrote “A Clockwork Orange”?

10. Which drink that is a mix of fruits, herbs and spices was created in 1908 in Manchester?

Trams in Manchester
We’re love Manchester but we admit some of these Manchester trivia questions are challenging

Round 2: Manchester Music Quiz Questions

Greater Manchester is synonymous with music. So many musical legends and incredible bands formed in and around the vibrant city.

Whether you grew up as a fan of ‘Madchester’ or prefer the modern pop stars of today, here are 10 questions covering eclectic Manchester’s musical history.

1. “Be Here Now” and “The Masterplan” were hit albums for which Manchester band?

2. Ian Brown was the lead singer of which rock band that formed in 1983?

3. “Hey Boy Hey Girl” was a hit for which electronic music act from Manchester?

4. Which female artist headlined the One Love Manchester concert in 2017?

5. Simply Red formed in Manchester in 1985, but who was the lead singer?

6. “That’s Not My Name” beat Rihanna to the no.1 spot in 1999, but which duo from Salford was it a hit for?

7. Morissey and Johnny Marr were in which 80s Manchester band?

8. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams and who made up one of the biggest pop bands to come out of Manchester?

9. Which male singer, who grew up in Altrincham, had a huge UK hit In 1999 with “Babylon”?

10. The lead singer of Oasis went on to set up which band?

Manchester
How well do you know Manchester city centre? What about the football teams in the city?

Round 3: Manchester Picture Round: Famous Places In Greater Manchester

Coming up next in our Manchester quiz, two fun picture rounds. We always love the picture rounds in any pub quiz. They tax your brain like nothing else.

For the first round you’ll need to identify the places in Manchester. The second round will put your knowledge of famous people from Manchester to the test.

Ready? 10 points up for grabs in this final round. Good luck!

Manchester Picture Quiz

How did you get on with these Manchester quiz questions? Feeling smug or a little unsure of how you fared? It’s time for the answers. 1 point for each correct answer – total is out of 30.

Round 1: Manchester Quiz Answers – General Knowledge

1. How many boroughs are there in Greater Manchester?
10

2. Pastry, custard, jam and which other key ingredient make up a Manchester tart?
Coconut

3. Which creature is the symbol of Manchester?
The Worker Bee

4. Who is the current Manchester United captain?
Harry Maguire

5. In the 19th century Manchester had what nickname, based on it being the centre of the cotton industry?
Cottonopolis

6. Which famous female political activist was born in Moss Side in 1858?
Emmeline Pankhurst

7. HM Prison Manchester is better known by what name?
Strangeways

8. Who is Manchester City’s all time leading goalscorer?
Sergio Aguero

9. Which famous Mancunian wrote “A Clockwork Orange”?
Anthony Burgess

10. Which drink that is a mix of fruits, herbs and spices was created in 1908 in Manchester?
Vimto

Canals in Manchester
Are the answers as you’d expected them to be? How are you doing so far?

Round 2: Manchester Music Quiz Answers

1. “Be Here Now” and “The Masterplan” were hit albums for which Manchester band?
Oasis

2. Ian Brown was the lead singer of which rock band that formed in 1983?
The Stone Roses

3. “Hey Boy Hey Girl” was a hit for which electronic music act from Manchester?
Chemical Brothers

4. Which female artist headlined the One Love Manchester concert in 2017?
Ariana Grande

5. Simply Red formed in Manchester in 1985, but who was the lead singer?
Mick Hucknall

6. “That’s Not My Name” beat Rihanna to the no.1 spot in 1999, but which duo from Salford was it a hit for?
The Ting Tings

7. Morissey and Johnny Marr were in which 80s Manchester band?
The Smiths

8. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams and who made up one of the biggest pop bands to come out of Manchester?
Jason Orange

9. Which male singer, who grew up in Altrincham, had a huge UK hit In 1999 with “Babylon”?
David Gray

10. The lead singer of Oasis went on to set up which band?
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Salford Quays, Manchester
That Manchester music quiz round was really good fun

Round 3: Manchester Picture Round Answers: Famous Places In Greater Manchester

1. Trafford Centre
2. Manchester Cathedral
3. Media City
4. Royal Exchange
5. Old Trafford


Round 3: Manchester Picture Round Answers: Famous People From Greater Manchester

1. Steve Coogan
2. Anna Friel
3. Marcus Rashford
4. Nick Grimshaw
5. Tyson Fury

City of Manchester
Thanks for playing our Manchester quiz

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

If you enjoyed this quiz, make sure you check out all of our other quizzes too: 

If you’re looking for things to do in Greater Manchester, we’d recommend checking out our guide to the best walks near Manchester. There are some lovely spots to visit, close to the city.

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