Test for Beagle, Harrier and Foxhound Enthusiasts

This one is for our Beagle, Harrier and Foxhound enthusiasts, though everyone else is, of course, welcome to take this quiz called “The Warm Up.” It pertains to the culture around fox hunts, which these days use only the scent of fox. Foxes? Foxen? Anyone?

1. What is the “noble science”?

2. Who is the Goddess of Hunting?

3. Who is the patron saint of Hunting?

4. Who was the “mighty hunter before the Lord”?

5. Which packs of hounds hunt the Shires?

6. What is the term applied to the rest of Hunting England?

7. What do the letters FHKSB stand for?

8. What is the name of the body of people appointed to decide on policies, finalise decision, settle problems, disputes etc and whose function is to govern the hunting world in general?

9. If ‘tail hounds’ are the last away from a covert, what are ‘swallow tails’?

10. Name the four packs of Pure English Foxhounds?

The answers are in the next post.

Image: A pack of French tricoloured hunting hounds by Cyrille Jubert

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