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2018–19 Season
Week 7

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2018–19 Season: Week 7 – 4 December 2018

All questions set by the Ox–fford 'C', and vetted by the Pack Horse Bowling Club

Specialist Rounds

Round 1: Geography

1 In which country is Mount Sinai?
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2 In which country is the Simpson desert?
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3 The world's longest sea crossing, a new 55 kilometre bridge opened in October across the Pearl River delta. Name one of the three cities that it links.
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4 What is the capital of Somalia?
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5 What's the smallest country on the African mainland?
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6 In which range of hills in south–west England could you visit Cheddar Gorge and the Wookey Hole caves?
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7 What is Cumbria's westernmost point, and the western extremity of Wainwright's Coast to Coast path?
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8 What is the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba?
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Supplementaries:

1 What is the world's most populous Portuguese speaking city?
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2 The rupiah is the currency of which country?
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Round 2: History

1 Who was the paternal grandfather of Charles Edward Stuart, otherwise known as Bonnie Prince Charlie?
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2 Which city, near Macchu Picchu, was the capital of the Inca Empire?
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3 Which British explorer was murdered by natives in Hawaii in 1779?
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4 Give a year in the life of the merchant and traveller Marco Polo.
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5 Born on this day in 1865, who said before her execution in October 1915: "Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone"?
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6 Who was Britain's first liberal prime minister, and in 1865 became the last to die in office?
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7 In which war did the battles of Alma and Inkerman take place?
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8 Which future president was defeated by John F. Kennedy in the 1960 US presidential election?
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1 In 1997, who became the youngest leader of the Conservative party for over 200 years?
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2 Who succeeded his father, King John, to the English throne at the age of 9?
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Round 3: Arts & Entertainment: Watch the Birdie

Each answer contains the name of a bird.

1 Which character has been played by Johnny Depp in five films?
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2 Who was the first person to receive a Best Actor Oscar posthumously, for his role in the film Network?
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3 The first episode of which TV show, in July 1968, was presented by Pete Brady, Susan Stranks and Tony Bastable?
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4 Which Norwich–based character first appeared as a sports presenter in the radio show On the Hour before starring in his own shows on radio and TV?
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5 In which poem, first published in 1845, does the title character constantly repeat the word 'nevermore'?
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6 Which piece of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams has come top of the Classic FM Hall of Fame poll eight times?
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7 Which band's studio albums include Desperado, On the Border, and One of these Nights?
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8 Which singer's most recent album Reputation was the best–selling album of 2017 in the USA?
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Supplementaries:

1 Which best–selling 2013 novel by Donna Tartt takes its name from a 17th century Dutch painting?
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2 Who was the first female presenter on Radio 1?
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Round 4: Science

1 Which part of the body is technically known as the hallux?
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2 How many pairs of chromosomes are there in a human cell?
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3 What unit of measurement was originally defined as one–sixtieth of a degree of latitude?
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4 What is the SI base unit of thermodynamic temperature?
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5 Which disease was once known as marsh fever?
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6 Which German won the Nobel prize in physics in 1918 for his work on quantum theory?
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7 Which chemical is sometimes known as aqua fortis?
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8 What name is given to the unit of measurement that describes the expansion of the universe?
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Supplementaries:

1 What name, after an English theologian, is given to the principle that the simplest solution to any problem is probably the correct one?
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2 What's the common name for the tree that has the Latin name Araucaria araucana?
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Round 5: Sport

1 Who played over 550 league games in England (mainly for Middlesbrough and Fulham) and is Australia's most–capped footballer?
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2 In which event did Zola Budd clash with Mary Decker at the 1984 Olympics?
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3 Jürgen Hingsen was which British athlete's main rival in the 1980s?
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Which St. Helens full back was named rugby league's Man of Steel in 2018?
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5 In which sport is Silvestre de Sousa a famous name?
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6 Innsbruck is one of three venues to have hosted the Winter Olympics twice. Name either of the other two.
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7 Who is the current captain of the England women's cricket team?
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  In which country is test cricket played at St George's Park, Newlands and Kingsmead?
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1 Who did Novak Djokovic beat in the 2018 Wimbledon singles final?
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2 In which city do the La Liga team Real Betis play their home games?
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Round 6: Simply Red

The word red, or a shade of red, appears in either the question or the answer.

1 What organisation was founded by Henri Dunant in 1864?
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2 Which Asian capital city stands on the Red River?
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3 Scarlets are a professional Welsh rugby team based in which town?
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4 "After all, tomorrow is another day" is the last line spoken by which character in both a famous book and film?
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5 What item of film memorabilia was recovered in September, having been stolen 13 years ago from the Judy Garland museum in Grand Rapids Minnesota?
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6 What four word phrase was a cold–war slogan suggesting that a communist society is better than the prospect of nuclear war?
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7 What was the alternative name to the Red Army Faction, founded in Germany in 1970?
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8 Tommy Stack won the 1977 Grand National on Red Rum, but which jockey rode him to his first two victories?
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1 Which plant is sometimes known as the poor man's weather–glass?
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2 Which butterfly has the scientific name Vanessa atalanta?
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Round 7: Theme tunes

1 Which Oasis song was used as the theme to the sitcom The Royle Family?
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2 Which band sang the Friends theme tune I'll be there for you?
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3 Who wrote and performed The Writing's on the Wall, theme song to the 2015 Bond film Spectre?
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4 Which well–known theme song begins with the lines: 'They say I might as well face the truth, That I'm just too long in the tooth'?
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5 The Dance of the Knights, from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, is the theme tune to which TV show?
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6 What product has recently been advertised using a film theme originally performed by Queen, and a very clean labradoodle?
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7 News of the World by the Jam is the theme to which comedy panel show?
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8 The theme tune to which TV programme was written and performed by the duo known as Elementfour and became a hit single in 2000?
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1 The theme to which film became a Number 2 hit in 1984 for Ray Parker Junior?
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2 J. S. Bach's Partita in E major is the theme tune to which radio show?
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Round 8: People's best friends

This round is all about pets.

1 What was the name of Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee?
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2 Which famous family had a cat named Socks and a dog named Buddy?
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3 What was the name of Adolf Hitler's German shepherd dog – given to him in 1941 by Martin Boorman?
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4 What was the name of Roy Hattersley's dog, whose "diaries" ("as told to Roy Hattersley") were published in 1998?
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5 Which historical figure owned a dog name Diamond, which destroyed years of experimental results by upsetting a candle?
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6 Which village in Snowdonia is supposed to be the burial place of Prince Llewellyn's faithful wolfhound?
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7 What was the name of the Skye terrier that watched over his master's grave in Edinburgh for 14 years?
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8 Whose favourite pets included Dash the spaniel, Lory the parrot, Nero the greyhound, and Hector the deerhound?
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1 Which celebrity owned a Jack Russell terrier named Chalky, who died in 2007 aged 17?
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Whose pet monkey Mally was seized by German customs in March 2013 as its paperwork was not in order?
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General Knowledge

1 Who will be taking over as presenter of Radio 2's Drivetime show when Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley step down?
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2 Paul Allen, who died in October, was the co–founder of which technology company in 1975?
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3 Which European country has been ruled since 1972 by Queen Margrethe ( Mar–grey–tuh) the second?
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4 Which 19th century mathematician, the daughter of Lord Byron, is considered to be the first computer programmer?
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5 What was the name of the vehicle that landed on Mars in 2003 but was not seen or heard from again for over eleven years?
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6 Which European nation was the colonial power of Indonesia for 350 years, finally ceding control in 1949?
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7 Who became the youngest ever Nobel laureate when she was awarded the 2014 Peace prize? (First name is acceptable)
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8 By what name was America's second tallest building, the Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known?
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9 Which Japanese word literally translates into English as 'a thing to wear'?
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10 The biggest prison escape in UK history occurred in 1983 and involved 38 IRA members. What was the prison?
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11 Far right politician Jair Bolsonaro will become the next president of which country in 2019?
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12 In Private Eye, who is purported to be the proprietor of the magazine?
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13 Which film role did Anjelica Huston claim to have based on her friend Jerry Hall?
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14 In which Charles Dickens novel is the title character imprisoned for his participation in the Gordon Riots?
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15 Which drink has the advertising slogan "What's the worst that could happen"?
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16 Actor Rami Malek plays which superstar in a recent biographical film?
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17 What is the name of Bradford City's stadium, which was severely damaged by fire in 1985?
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18 In which English county is Silverstone motor racing circuit?
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19 What does the word pluvial refer to?
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20 The dance craze known as flossing is particularly associated with which video game, hugely popular amongst young people at the moment?
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21 Which cocktail is made from vodka, coffee–flavoured liqueur such as kahlua, and cream?
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22 To which specific type of creature does the adjective aquiline refer?
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23 Which 2017 film musical includes the songs This is Me and Rewrite the Stars?
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24 Why did Tracey Crouch resign from her role as UK sports minister last month?
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25 What term is often used to describe settlements in England and Wales where no servicemen died in World War I?
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26 Whose letters to politicians have been given the nickname 'black spider memos'?
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27 Which cartoon superhero lived at 29 Acacia Road?
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28 Who wrote the opera Gloriana, in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth I's coronation? Comments on the question
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29 In Greek mythology, who killed the Minotaur?
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30 In Greek mythology, whose abduction by Paris was said to have initiated the Trojan wars?
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31 In which month is Martin Luther King Day celebrated in the USA?
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32 What is the UK's highest award for civilian bravery?
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33 Which company produces the perfume Opium?
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34 What does the D stand for in the fashion brand DKNY?
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35 What feature of websites and apps is typically indicated by a cogwheel icon?
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36 Sir Alec Issigonis is most famous for designing what?
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37 What was the name of the horse on which, according to legend, Dick Turpin rode from London to York?
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38 Who is currently fifth in line to the British throne?
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39 What does a conchologist collect?
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40 Which country's postage stamps are marked 'Magyar Posta'?
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41 What name is given to a plant with fleshy leaves (or other parts) in which it stores water?
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42 For which 1953 film, playing opposite Gregory Peck, did Audrey Hepburn win the Best Actress Oscar?
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43 The headquarters of Derbyshire County Council moved in 1956, from Derby to which town?
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44 In which European city could you visit Oskar Schindler's factory?
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45 Which town on the river Medway was home to a Royal Navy dockyard for over 500 years until its closure in 1984?
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46 What is the nickname of William Henry Hare, Leicester Tigers RUFC's record points scorer and currently their chief scout?
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47 Name one of Great Britain's two gold medallists at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
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48 Which legendary phantom ship is said to haunt the Cape of Good Hope?
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49 Which battle took place on the 18th of June 1815?
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50 What was the name of ITV's teletext service?
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51 What is the only New England state to have the word 'new' in its name?
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52 In architecture, what is a paternoster?
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53 Whose painting, entitled Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two Figures), recently sold at auction for $90 million, breaking the record for a work by a living artist?
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54 What runs from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish borders?
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55 According to legend, which Roman god was the father of Romulus and Remus?
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56 In which country is the port of Narvik, scene of one of the first major battles of World War II?
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57 Which space probe, launched in 1977, is currently the furthest man–made object from the earth?
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58 Which chemical element has a name that comes from the Greek word for 'hidden'?
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59 The classic horse races the 1000 and 2000 Guineas are run at which course?
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60 In golf, over how many holes is a major tournament contested?
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61 In Absolutely Fabulous, what is the name of Edina's daughter, played by Julia Sawalha?
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62 Which team knocked Macclesfield Town out of the FA Cup last month?
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63 Which 17th century mathematician is credited with inventing logarithms and the decimal point?
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64 Geoffrey Hayes, who died in September, was best known for presenting which TV show, from 1974 to 1992?
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65 Name either of the two carriages that are sometimes pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine
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66 Who created a series of paintings entitled Disasters of War between 1810 and 1820, in response to Napoleon's attempt to control the Iberian peninsula?
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67 What famous building was presented to Henry VIII in 1529 by its original owner Cardinal Thomas Wolsey?
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68 What was George Michael's first solo No. 1 single in the UK?
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69 Which US city is nicknamed The Big Easy?
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70 Key, Persian, kaffir and desert are varieties of which fruit?
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71 Stephen Barclay is the third person so far to hold which political post?
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72 Which company makes guitars known as the Telecaster and Stratocaster?
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73 What is the name of the palace and fortress built by the Moors in Granada in the 13th century?
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74 In which region of Italy is Chianti produced?
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75 What is a Scotch bonnet?
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76 By what name is the Gravelly Hill Interchange more commonly known?
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77 In which English city is the National Railway Museum?
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78 Which Las Vegas–based rock band is fronted by Brandon Flowers?
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79 After which French president is Europe's largest modern art museum named?
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80 In which English county is the river Camel?
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81 In the music industry acronym 'A & R', what does the R stand for?
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82 What word can mean a surgical instrument or a type of arch or window?
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83 What name was given to the eleven states that opposed the Union in the American Civil War?
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84 Written in Reading Gaol, to whom was Oscar Wilde's letter De Profundis addressed?
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85 Who is the choirmaster of the Military Wives?
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86 What is the first name of Fidel Castro's brother, to whom he handed over power in Cuba in 2006?
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87 What name links Fred Astaire to the Battle of the Three Emperors?
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88 What word for a form of psychological manipulation, making a person question their sanity, takes its name from a 1944 Ingrid Bergman film?
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89 Name one of the two letters that are worth eight points in the standard English version of Scrabble.
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90 Stella Rimington was the first woman to head which organisation?
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91 Which planet is known as both the Morning Star and the Evening Star?
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92 As Command Module Pilot, which member of Apollo 11's crew didn't get to walk on the Moon?
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93 In the Book of Revelation, what name is given to the final battle at the end of the world between the forces of good and evil?
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94 The Soldier's Song is the national anthem of which country?
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95 What first name did the Beckhams give to their fourth child and first daughter?
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96 By what name is London's Shaftesbury Memorial commonly known?
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1 What is Egypt's second largest city?
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2 Which Shakespeare character's dying words are "The rest is silence"?
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3 By what name was the Indian state of Tamil Nadu known until 1967?
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4 Which French explorer discovered the St Lawrence River in 1534?
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5 Aldebaran (al–DEB–uh–ran) is the brightest star in which constellation?
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6 Which footballer was reported by Mensa in 2009 to have scored "one of the highest set of marks ever recorded by the company doing the tests"?
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