10 Maidstone themed quiz questions and answers to keep you occupied through lockdown

The governments’ roadmap to easing restrictions, coupled with the UK’s vigorous vaccination programme, has provided us all with a renewed sense of hope to returning to a more normal way of life in the coming months. That said, with the end of lockdown insight, we must continue to do our bit and stick to the ‘stay at home’ guidance that remains in place until at least 29th March.

So, to help keep you occupied we’ve created a quiz all about Maidstone. The question is, just how well do you know Kent’s largest town? … Let’s find out!

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Maidstone quiz questions

  1. 1. Which major river in Kent runs through Maidstone?
  2. 2. When did Maidstone officially become a town?
    A) 1509
    or
    B) 1549
  3. 3. What’s the name of the pub in Hollingbourne near Maidstone that was a monk’s alehouse in the 11th century?
  4. 4. When was Maidstone United FC first founded?
    A) 1887
    or
    B) 1897
  5. 5. Which Pirates of the Caribbean actor was born in Maidstone and raised in Dartford?
  6. 6. Which famous English rock star attended Bromley Technical High School (now known as Ravens Wood School) and lived in Maidstone during the early 1960s?
  7. 7. Maidstone has the only coat of arms in the world to feature…
    A) Dinosaur
    or
    B) Armadillo
  8. 8. Which year did Maidstone Zoo at Cobtree Manor finally close its doors to the public?
    A) 1959
    or
    B) 1969
  9. 9. A woolly mammoth tooth was discovered at the site of Barclays Bank in Maidstone High Street in 1959. True or False?
  10. 10. Which other planet in our solar system can you find a place named Maidstone?
    A) Venus
    B) Mars
    C) Jupiter
    or
    D) Saturn

Maidstone quiz answers

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  1. 1. Which major river in Kent runs through Maidstone? The River Medway.
  2. 2. When did Maidstone officially become a town? B) 1549.
  3. 3. What’s the name of the pub in Hollingbourne near Maidstone that was a monk’s alehouse in the 11th century? It’s The Dirty Habit.
  4. 4. When was Maidstone United FC first founded? B) 1897.
  5. 5. Which Pirates of the Caribbean actor was born in Maidstone and raised in Dartford? It was Mackenzie Crook.
  6. 6. Which famous English rock star attended Bromley Technical High School and lived in Maidstone during the early 1960s? It was David Bowie.
  7. 7. Maidstone has the only coat of arms in the world to feature… A dinosaur; On display at Maidstone Museum, the Iguanodon affectionately known as ‘Iggy’ was discovered in a quarry in Queen’s Road in 1834.
  8. 8. Which year did Maidstone Zoo at Cobtree Manor finally close its doors to the public? A) 1959.
  9. 9. True or False: A woolly mammoth tooth was discovered at the site of Barclays Bank in Maidstone High Street in 1959. It’s true!
  10. 10. Which other planet in our solar system can you find a place named Maidstone? B) Mars has a small crater called Maidstone.

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