Test your knowledge in our Big North West Christmas Quiz

Christmas is a time for festive fun and frolics with the family - so have a crack at our Big North West Christmas Quiz.

We've put together 50 questions to tax your intellect to the max with the magnificent prize of a self-administered pat on the back for the winners!

Here we go (answers at the bottom) and no googling!

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QUESTIONS:

A scene from Peaky Blinders - but where was it filmed?

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    1: When did The Big One rollercoaster in Blackpool open?

    2: Which celebrity from Wigan and former member of Hear'Say has the initials KM?

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    3: Where in Lancashire is The Flag Market?

    4: What is the population of Chorley (to the nearest 5,000 above or below)?

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    5: When it opened in 1894 how much did Blackpool Tower cost to construct (to the nearest £100,000)?

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    6: When did the Trafford Centre in Manchester open?

    7: How many Premier League and Championship football teams are there in the North West?

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    8: How many mountains are there in Lancashire (to the nearest 50)?

    The Singing Ringing Tree
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    9: Who was the Liverpudlian first winner of Big Brother?

    10: How many lakes in The Lake District can you name - give yourself a point for each (there are 16).

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    11: How many miles apart are Preston and Burnley (to the nearest five miles)?

    12: How many miles apart are Liverpool and Manchester (to the nearest five miles)?

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    13: Which famous Lancashire castle is also known as John O' Gaunt's castle?

    14: Where in the North West does heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury live?

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    15: Who did Tyson Fury defeat in his last fight?

    16: What separates Blackpool and Lytham St Annes?

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    17: Where are Uncle Joe's Mintballs made?

    18: At the side of which motorway is Botany Bay?

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    19: Which former UFC champion comes from Clitheroe?

    20: What name are the fans of Fleetwood Town FC known by?

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    21: What are the four main train stations in Central Manchester?

    22: Which actor, who lived in Wigan for the majority of his childhood, starred in Lord of The Rings?

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    23: How many Super League Rugby League teams are there in the North West and can you name them (a point for each)?

    24: What is the population of Lancaster (to the nearest 5,000)?

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    25: What was the University of Bolton Stadium in Horwich first called?

    26: In the Ricky Gervais TV show Extras - where was the factory set in When the Whistle Blows?

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    27: What is the population of Lancashire (to the nearest 10,000)?

    28: Where would you find The Singing Ringing Tree?

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    29: Where would you find The Spitfire Visitor Centre?

    30: Where would you find Rossall Point?

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    31: Is Waddecar Scout Activity Centre in Morecambe, Chorley or Garstang?

    32: Which Top Gear presenter and former cricketer from Preston has the initials FF?

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    33: What is the Blackpool Sand Castle?

    34: Which musician lived above a chemist in Wigan before he found fame with The Verve?

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    35: Where was Liberty X singer Kevin Simm born?

    36: Which North West football club has won the most League Titles and how many have they won?

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    37: What is the name of PNE's stadium?

    38: What is the name of Blackpool FC's stadium?

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    39: When were the Pendle Witches tried and executed for witchcraft (to the nearest 50 years)?

    40: Where are you most likely to get your windscreen wiper pulled off by a monkey in the North West?

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    41: Which team plays at The Totally Wicked Stadium?

    42: Where is Yarrow Valley Country Park?

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    43: Which North West town is the world-famous crooner Rick Astley from - and for a bonus point, what was the name of the band he was in before he found fame as a solo artist?

    44: Where is designer, founder of Red or Dead and Northern Soul DJ Wayne Hemingway from?

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    45: Where in Lancashire were some of the iconic scenes from the TV show Peaky Blinders (Season 5) shot?

    46: Where was the National Football Museum originally based?

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    47: The Forest of Bowland is roughly the same size as which major American city?

    48: When did Blackpool Pleasure Beach open?

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    49: Where would you find Whalley Abbey?

    50: What is the population of the North West of England (to the nearest 100,000)?

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    ANSWERS:

    1: 1994

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    2: Kym Marsh

    3: Preston City Centre

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    4: 119,500

    5: £290,000

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    6: 1998

    7: Six - Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton and Burnley (all Premier League) and Blackburn Rovers (Championship)

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    8: 412

    9: Craig Phillips

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    10: The 16 are Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake, Coniston Water, Haweswater, Thirlmere, Ennerdale Water, Wastwater, Crummock Water, Esthwaite Water, Buttermere, Grasmere, Loweswater, Rydal Water and Brotherswater

    11: 25.5 miles

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    12: 32 miles

    13: Lancaster Castle

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    14: Morecambe

    15: Deontay Wilder

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    16: Blackpool Airport

    17: Wigan

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    18: M61

    19: Michael Bisping

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    20: The Cod Army

    21: Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate

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    22: Sir Ian McKellen

    23: Four - Wigan Warriors, St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils

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    24: 144,000

    25: The Reebok Stadium

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    26: Wigan

    27: 1.5million

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    28: Burnley

    29: Blackpool

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    30: Fleetwood

    31: Garstang

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    32: Freddie Flintoff

    33: An indoor water park

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    34: Richard Ashcroft

    35: Chorley

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    36: Manchester United have won 20, Liverpool have won 19

    37: Deepdale

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    38: Bloomfield Road

    39: 1612

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    40: Knowsley Safari Park

    41: St Helens

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    42: Chorley

    43: Newton-le-Willows. His band was called FBI (he was the drummer and backing singer!)

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    44: Morecambe

    45: Hoghton Tower

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    46: Preston

    47: New York

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    48: 1896

    49: Clitheroe

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    50: 7.3million

    Well done if you got them all! Have a brilliant Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at JPIMedia