In a previous edition of Tower Talk, there was an article about the Shenfield ringers written by Beth Johnson. In it, Sarah Robbins, one of the young ringers, told us about a quiz that had been devised especially for the young ringers. So……. here it is:
Question 1. How many ringers are there roughly nationwide?
Question 2. How long is a peal?
A. 45 minutes
B. 3 hours
C. 1 hour 37 minutes
Question 3. How many different combinations are there on 6 bells?
Question 4. How heavy is the heaviest bell in the world which is still in use?
A. 92 tonnes
B. 116 tonnes
C. 187 tonnes
Question 5. When was the first all ladies peal rung?
Question 6. What is another name to refer to ringing on 12 bells?
Question 7. What is a fire out?
A. What to shout if a fire starts in a ringing chamber
B. To ring haphazardly
C. A method
Question 8. What is the term used in hand bell ringing when the ringers swap the bells
around when ringing as a team?
Question 9. How many active bell towers are there in New Zealand?
Question 10. Who first brought handbells to the United States of America?
A. Beth Johnson
B. Margaret Shurcliff
C. Linda Wright
The answers are: 1 C, 2 B, 3 C, 4 A, 5 A, 6 A, 7 B, 8 B, 9 A, 10 B.
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