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2018–19 Season
Week 8

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2018–19 Season: Week 8 – 11 December 2018

Specialist Rounds

Set by the Park Taverners; vetted by the Chester Road Tavern and the Royal Oak.

Round 1: Alliterative Alphabetical A & E

All the people we are looking for start their given names and family names with the same letter.

For Question 1 the letter is A, for Question 2 it's B, and so on up to the letter H.

In accordance with tradition, family names will do – but both names much preferred!

1 American photographer, best known for his black and white landscapes of the American West, particularly Yosemite National Park.
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2 At 6' 7", a giant of English comic acting. He appeared in The Army Game and fourteen Carry On films.
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3 English author from the North East. She was a prolific writer, publishing over 100 novels; most famous for her romantic historical genre, including The Fifteen Streets
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4 English writer and journalist. Most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe
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5 English composer who wrote two symphonies, Pomp and Circumstance marches and most famously a Cello Concerto in E minor.
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6 Scottish Indie rock band named after an assassinated archduke. Their early single Take Me Out remains one of their better known songs.
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7 British comedian, actor, author, artist, presenter, pop star, and all round goodie who wrote Doctor in the House and voiced Bananaman. You will be sorry if you don't have a clue who this is. Comments on the question
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8 Fictional professor in Pygmalion
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1 The letter is J. American singer/songwriter encompassing rock, soul and blues, who was known as Pearl.
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2 The letter is K. 50 foot gorilla with a penchant for BASE jumping, swatting planes and femmes fatales.
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Round 2: History – The Noughties

Question 1 is from year 2000, question 2 2001 etc.

1 What is the name of the bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden that opened on the 1st of July 2000?
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2 What was the name of the Texan energy, commodities and services company that filed for bankruptcy on the 3rd of December 2001 after a series of revelations involving irregular accounting procedures?
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3 On the 3rd of July 2002, who became the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon? Click for more information
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4 Who was enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury on the 27th of February 2003?
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5 Whom did George W Bush defeat in the US Presidential Election on the 2nd of November 2004?
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6 Which member of the Royal Family married on the 9th of April 2005 (a day later than originally planned due to the funeral of Pope John Paul II)?
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7 Which American politician was in the news on the 11th of February 2006 for accidentally shooting a Texas attorney whilst participating in a quail hunt? Click for more information
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8 Who became the 23rd President of France on the 16th of May 2007?
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1 On the 4th of December 2008, who was convicted of the kidnapping of her daughter, Shannon, in Dewsbury earlier that year?
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2 The H1N1 flu outbreak was declared an epidemic on the 11th of June 2009. How was it more commonly known? More about the answer
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Round 3: Geography (Picture Round)

You will be shown a picture representing an island. Name the island.

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Visually impaired question:

  Which city dominates the south west end of Lac Leman? Comments on the question
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Round 4: Oranges are not the only fruit

The answers in this round all incorporate the name of a fruit. The fruit may form part of a longer word in the answer. The full answer is required, not just the fruit.

1 This book is set during the Great Depression, and focuses on the Joad family of Oklahoma. Which 1939 novel won the Pulitzer prize for fiction that year?
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2 In which town was Salvador Dali born, in 1904?
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3 This Glaswegian post punk band had its only claim to fame for the single Rip It Up in 1983?
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4 In August this year, this company became the first public US company to be valued at over a trillion US dollars?
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5 This British manufacturer of personal computers was bought out in 1990, but appeared again in 2008 for a short time.
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6 What is the name of the children's TV programme which ran from 1968 to 1970, whose theme song was covered by the Dickies in 1978?
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7 Which ITV show ran for 18 years from 1985 and was was recently resurrected with Melanie Sykes taking over voiceover duties from (our) Graham Skidmore?
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8 Complete the following Monty Python quote: "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of ... "
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1 What is the nickname of Premiership football club AFC Bournemouth?
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2 What is the name of the Irish band, who this year lost their lead singer Dolores O'Riordan?
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Round 5: Science

1 In the periodic table, which of the halogens has the lowest atomic number?
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2 Associated with medical trials, which term is derived from the Latin: "I will please"
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3 The BepiColombo space mission launched in October this year. Which planet is its final planned destination (intended arrival date 2025)?
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4 Which computer language takes its name from a comedy TV programme running from 1969 to 1974?
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5 What does a pitot (pee–toe) tube on an aircraft measure?
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6 Which major broadcast and telecommunications transmitter is sited just above Bolton?
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7 What is a person's weight in kilos divided by their height in metres squared commonly known as?
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8 Mercury is one of only two elements that is liquid at room temperature (25°C) and standard pressure. What's the other one?
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1 Which South American camelid species shares its name with the Spanish for flame? Click for more information
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2 Which letter is used in aviation to label the various standard speeds, e.g. Take off safety speed, Stall speed?
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Round 6: Sport

Name the individual from the clues given. To help further there is a geographic place in each name.

1 Born in 1951, this iconic centre forward played for Leeds and Man Utd as well as scoring 11 goals for Scotland.
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2 Born in 1956 in Pennsylvania, 'The Comeback Kid' is best known for his 4 Superbowl wins as the Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.
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3 Born in 1989, this golden girl of British swimming won 400 and 800m freestyle at the Beijing Olympics.
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4 Born in 1959 in California, this runner set 100m & 200m world records in 1988 which still stand. Suspiciously, she retired immediately after the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
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5 Born 1962 in California, this prodigy went on to win two Grand Slam singles titles at the US Open in Flushing Meadow. She is now a regular contributor to BBC commentary and analysis
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6 Born in 1994 in Jamaica, this England forward began his career at QPR before moving on to Liverpool and Manchester City.
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7 Rugby Union playing brothers who both earned their first caps in the same match for Scotland in 1986 against France. Both went on to represent the Lions.
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8 Born in 1963 in Kingston Jamaica, this English fast bowler is most remembered for his figures of 9 wickets for 57 runs, that destroyed the South African batting at The Oval in 1994.
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1 Born in 1959 in Govan, Glasgow, this striker played for Ipswich, Spurs and Man Utd as well earning 13 caps for his country.
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2 Born in 1949, she is the only British woman to have won tennis titles at all four Grand Slam events, counting both the singles and doubles competitions.
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Round 7: Keep it in the family

You will be given the familial relationship between two people and a short description of them both. You need to name one of them.

1 Husband and wife.
Husband: British documentary maker, and producer of "Man Alive" and "That's Life". Died in 2000.
Wife: Journalist and TV presenter. Set up ChildLine in 1986.
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2 Mother and son.
Mother: English actress. Starred alongside Tommy Steele in the film Half a Sixpence.
Son: Broadcaster, writer and adventurer. TV credits include New Lives in the Wild.
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3 Grandfather and grandson.
Grandfather: English potter and entrepreneur, 1730–1795. Products still made today include Jasperware. Grandson: Naturalist and biologist, 1809–1882. Introduced the theory of natural selection.
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4 Mother and daughter.
Mother: Journalist, author and former tabloid editor; TV appearances include Through the Keyhole and Loose Women.
Daughter: TV presenter. Currently presents Strictly Come Dancing.
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5 Father–in–law and son–in–law. Both have played Doctor Who.
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6 Father–in–law and son–in–law.
Father–in–law: Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist, 1811–1886.
Son–in–law: German composer, mainly of operas, 1813–1883. Founder of the Bayreuth (by–roit) Festival.
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7 Brothers–in–law.
(First) Food writer and TV presenter, programmes include Amazing Hotels: Life beyond the lobby.
(Second) Comedian and actor. Plays William Shakespeare in Upstart Crow.
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8 Brother and sister.
Brother: American actor, aged 81. Roles include Bonnie and Clyde and Shampoo.
Sister: Actress, aged 84. Won best actress Oscar for Terms of Endearment.
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1 Father and daughter.
Father: Brummie comedian, actor and TV presenter. Had a chart hit with Funky Moped in 1975.
Daughter: Actress. Most famous for roles in The Office and The Archers.
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2 Brother and sister.
Brother: Former Tory MP, and Chairman of the Tory Party 1994–95.
Sister: former actress and presenter of children's TV programme Magpie.
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Round 8: Who took the vowels out?

You will be given a clue and shown a picture of the answer with all the vowels removed and the consonants squashed up.

Please note that some of the answers may contain more than one word.

1 Charles Dickens novel: TLFTWCTS
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2 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner: MTHRTRS
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3 Member of the lute family of string Musical instruments: KLL
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4 1984 winner of best Picture Oscar: MDS
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5 French painter: DGRDGS
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6 North African city: CR
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7 England goalkeeper of the 1970s and 1980s: JCRRGN
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8 Conservative MP for Esher and Walton: DMNCRB
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1 US State: H
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2 Literary character created by George Bernard Shaw: LZDLTTL Comments on the question
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Visually impaired question:

  What word describes the process of creating a word which phonetically imitates the sound that it describes? For example: 'miaow'.
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General Knowledge

Set by the Chester Road Tavern.

1 What does the letter 'L' represent in the acronym ISIL? Click for more information
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2 The 'Big Five' of African safaris consists of the elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and which other animal?
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3 As which clown is Justin Fletcher best known on current children's TV? Click for more information
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4 In which country would you find the Mato Grosso? Comments on the question
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5 Which town in Kent is particularly well known for its oysters?
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6 The Ponte Vecchio in Florence spans which river?
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7 Who was appointed as the new manager for Macclesfield Town FC in November?
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8 As on the 5th of December 2018, who is the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs?
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9 Orangutans are currently only found in the rainforests of two islands. Name either of them. Click for more information
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10 Kurt Cobain was the lead singer for which group?
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11 What was the name of Alexander the Great's famous horse?
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12 How is Hansen's disease more widely known?
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13 Which famous event took place at Max Yasgur's farm in 1969?
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14 What was the name of the ship which ran aground off the Scilly Isles in 1967, causing a massive oil spill?
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15 In which city are Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde buried?
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16 Name either of the ice skaters involved in controversy over a physical assault before and during the 1994 Winter Olympics.
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17 Who wrote The Mill on the Floss?
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18 What was the name of the painting that featured in the sitcom 'Allo Allo'?
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19 In which ocean is the Kuril trench found? Comments on the question
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20 What is the smallest British bird? Click for more information
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21 Who is the President of the European Council?
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22 Portland Bill is connected by road to which resort? Click for more information
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23 Who is the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU?
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24 Who was the Roman god of fire?
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25 Which pop group sang Car Wash in 1976?
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26 Who was the first contestant to leave I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2018?
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27 Who became king of England in 1422?
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28 Who wrote Cider with Rosie?
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29 When do all racehorses (in the Northern Hemisphere) have their birthday?
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30 Astral Weeks and Avalon Sunset are albums by which artist?
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31 Who wrote The Compleat Angler?
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32 In which country is the Var River? Comments on the question
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33 What nationality was cyclist Eddie Merckx?
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34 How many feet are there in a fathom?
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35 Which group had a UK hit in 1995 with Common People?
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36 Where might you find the Pinky Ponk, the Ninky Nonk and the Tombliboos?
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37 Which actress was painted gold in the Bond film Goldfinger?
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38 San José is the capital of which Central American country?
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39 The Eagles is one of the nicknames of which London football team?
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40 What is Charles Dickens's only novel with a female character name in the title?
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41 What name is given to natives of Sydney, Australia?
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42 The adjective 'vulpine' refers to which animal?
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43 How often does Halley's Comet visit planet Earth? Comments on the question
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44 Camp David, the country retreat of the US president, is in which state?
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45 What is the most northerly city in the UK?
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46 Which group wrote and first performed Flower of Scotland?
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47 Who hosted ITV's The Krypton Factor for 18 years?
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48 On what river does the Victoria Falls stand?
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49 Who married Jack Brooksbank earlier this year?
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50 In which year was Pearl Harbour attacked?
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51 Which golfer won this year's US Masters?
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52 In which town was the UK TV series The Office set?
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53 The first Star Wars film, released in 1977, was later re–titled as what?
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54 Who was found guilty of match fixing and banned from playing snooker for 12 years in 2013?
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55 About whom did Eric Clapton write the ballad Wonderful Tonight? Click for more information
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56 In legend, Mordred was killed at the battle of Camlann where his adversary was mortally wounded. Who was his adversary?
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57 The Stooges found fame as whose backing band?
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58 What chemical element has the symbol P?
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59 Who was the Russian leader during the Cuban missile crisis?
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60 The 'girl from Ipanema' comes from which city?
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61 Magnus Carlson recently retained what?
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62 Where has "InSight" been since 26 Nov 2018? Click for more information
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63 Which war was fought in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648?
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64 Who played PC 'Fancy' Smith in Z Cars, Richard IV in the first Blackadder series, and is the voice of Grampy Rabbit in Peppa Pig?
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65 Complete the quote "you can kill all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to ..."
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66 Jeff Bezos overtook Bill Gates as the richest man in the world in 2018. Which company did he found?
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67 After changing his name from Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1972, what heroic middle name did Elton John adopt?
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68 What was the last black and white film to win the Oscar for Best Picture? Comments on the question
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69 What is the culinary term for cutting food into long thin strips?
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70 After leaving John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Peter Green became a founding member of which famous band? Click for more information
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71 In which film is Room 237 a hellish place to visit?
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72 The Irrawaddy is the longest river in which Asian country?
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73 Which writer was responsible for 'The Three Laws of Robotics'?
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74 Which often typecast actor played Lee Harvey Oswald in the film JFK?
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75 The name of which overseas territory of the United Kingdom can be translated into English as 'eel'? Click for more information
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76 Laurent Blanc was the first player ever to do what in a FIFA World Cup match? Click for more information
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77 Who has a vehicle with the famous registration plate 'SCV 1'? Click for more information
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78 In literature, who was rescued by Kala? Click for more information
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79 Who sang the first released hit single War, featuring the lyric: "War: what is it good for"?
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80 Name any of the goalscorers in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
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81 What is the state capital of Alaska?
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82 What codename was given the evacuation of Dunkirk?
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83 Name either of the two main characters played by Tim McInnerny in the Blackadder series.
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84 Gryffindor and Slytherin are two of the four school houses of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series. Name one of the other two.
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85 Which capital city is located on the island of Zealand?
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86 The Secret Society of Harmonious Fists started which rebellion?
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87 Which actor had a recurring role as the Mayor of Quahog (pronounced co–hog) in the TV series Family Guy?
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88 Which record label was founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1960?
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89 What day of the year links the deaths of Charlie Chaplin, Dean Martin and James Brown?
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90 Who invented the mercury thermometer?
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91 What is the name of the large knife carried by Gurkha soldiers?
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92 What is the longest river wholly in France?
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93 Which radio and television presenter co–founded the Women's Equality Party?
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94 Following the death of George Bush Sr. in December 2018, how many surviving former US presidents remain?
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95 Who plays the Toymaker in the 1968 film version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
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96 Which black American activist was assassinated in 1965 while addressing a rally in New York City?
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1 Which comic actor/writer plays brother and sister Paul and Pauline Calf?
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2 The name for which form of transport stems from the Latin 'for all'?
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3 Who partnered Francesco Molinari during Europe's victory at the Ryder Cup in September this year?
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4 The characters Marshall, Rubble, Chase and Skye feature in which animated TV series?
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5 Chris Chibnall is the current showrunner for which popular TV programme? Comments on the question
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6 The name of which board game translated means 'sparrows'?
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