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2018–19 Season
Week 12

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2018–19 Season: Week 12 – 5 February 2019

All questions set by the Church House Bollington.

Specialist Rounds

Round 1: Something Fishy

All answers are fish–related.

1 English film director of films including Kes, Cathy Come Home, and Looking for Eric.
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2 British politician serving as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions since November 2018.
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3 British politician, MP for Epsom and Ewell and Secretary of State for Transport since 2016.
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4 Ska–influenced punk band from Brighton, best known for their 1980 version of the song Tom Hark.
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5 A hairstyle that is short at the front and sides and long at the back. Most famously sported by, among others, Peter Stringfellow, Rod Stewart and Michael Bolton.
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6 A seafaring, pipe smoking merchant marine captain. Best friend of Tintin, created by 'famous Belgian', Hergé.
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7 A clue or piece of information which is, or is intended to be, misleading or distracting.
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8 Cat owned by children's TV character Bob the Builder.
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Supplementaries:

1 American band, lead singer Darius Rucker, they had hits in the mid 90s with Let Her Cry, Hold My Hand and Only Wanna Be With You.
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2 Met Office Meteorologist known for BBC Weather forecasting, infamous for saying there wasn't a storm predicted in October 1987.
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Round 2: Mine's a Double

All answers contain a double name. For example:

English 1980s New Wave band, known for hits such as Rio and Hungry Like The Wolf.
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1 Maximum–security correctional facility in New York State, built in 1826, housing over 2000 inmates.
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2 Cameroonian footballer, widely regarded as one of Sir Alex Ferguson's worst signings for Manchester United. Humorously described as, "so bad they named him twice". Currently playing in the Swiss 5th Division.
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3 Spa town in Germany's Black Forest, near the French border. Its thermal baths led to fame as a fashionable 19th century resort.
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4 Adopted son of Betty and Barney Rubble, of Flintstones fame, known for his excessive and sometimes misused strength.
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5 Nickname given to Nazi propaganda broadcaster William Joyce.
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6 City in New South Wales, Australia. Straddling the Murrumbidgee River, it's the state's largest inland city.
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7 Former British League cricketer and later a football agent who died in 2015, best known for being the father of two England footballers and an England netballer.
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8 Song by David Bowie released in 1974 as a single from his Diamond Dogs album. It has been described as being Bowie's farewell to the glam rock movement he helped pioneer.
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Supplementaries

1 Popular French Polynesian island resort in the South Pacific, northwest of Tahiti.
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2 Hanna–Barbera cartoon character, an anthropomorphic bear cub wearing a purple bow tie. Lived in Jellystone Park with his smarter–than–average companion.
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Round 3: History

1 The battles of Blenheim, Malplaquet and Ramillies took place during which early 18th century war?
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2 Which architect who lived from 1573 to 1652 included amongst his designs The Banqueting House, Whitehall and the layout for Covent Garden? First name and surname required.
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3 Which 14th century English king died in Pontefract Castle?
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4 Edward VI reigned from 1547 to 1553. Who was his mother?
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5 Papa and Baby Doc ruled Haiti as father and son dictators from 1957 to 1986. What was their family surname?
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6 What name, after the township where it occurred, was given to the massacre that killed 69 people in South Africa on 21st March 1960.
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7 Which 19th century battle was the title of a UK number 2 hit for Lonnie Donegan in 1959?
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8 The Ottoman Empire ceded control of which Mediterranean island to Britain as part of the negotiations surrounding the Congress of Berlin of 1878?
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Supplementaries

9 Who commanded the British Expeditionary Force at the start of the First World War, but was replaced by Douglas Haig in late 1915?
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10 Which French national hero of the First World War was convicted of treason after the end of the Second World War?
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Round 4: Geography

1 Barracks, Central and Manchester Road are train stations in which Lancashire town?
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2 What's the only country named after a real (i.e. not fictitious) woman?
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3 In which country would you find the Negev desert?
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4 In which city is the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free–standing structure in Europe and from 1967 to 1976, the tallest in the world?
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5 Queen Maud Land is a region of Antarctica acclaimed by which country?
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6 In which county is the RSPB reserve Minsmere?
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7 In which city would you find the arch known as the Gateway of India?
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8 In which US city would you find the Space Needle?
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Supplementaries

1 Of which African country is Conakry the capital?
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2 In which country would you find the state of Mato Grosso?
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Round 5: Science

1 The star Regulus is the brightest in which constellation?
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2 The area around Donna Nook in Lincolnshire is well–known for which creatures which can be seen there from October to December each year?
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3 What was the name of the last Space Shuttle to be sent into space?
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4 Fool's gold contains iron and which other element?
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5 Which American astronomer and science populariser co–wrote and narrated the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Journey? He died in 1996.
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6 The Crab, the Eagle and the Horsehead are noted examples of what astronomical feature?
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7 An amalgam is an alloy that contains which element?
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8 The International Space Station orbits the Earth in which level of the atmosphere, just above the Mesosphere?
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Supplementaries

1 Pd is the chemical symbol for which element?
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2 Which element takes its name from the German for 'goblin'?
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Round 6: Arts and Entertainment

1 'Pearl' was the nickname of which rock, soul and blues singer?
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2 In which state was the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard set?
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3 Which song features the grandchildren Vera, Chuck and Dave?
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4 Guitarist Robert Fripp of the prog rock band King Crimson is married to which pop star, whose heyday was in the late 1970s and 1980s?
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5 The rapper Method Man, from the group Wu–Tang Clan, played the role of Melvin 'Cheese' Wagstaff in which highly–acclaimed US drama?
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6 Which Geordie sports commentator was the writer of the 1980s children's football drama series Jossy's Giants?
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7 Which virtuoso musician (1782–1840) was known as 'the Devil's violinist'?
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8 The Ballad of Buster Scraggs is the most recent film from which directing duo?
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Supplementaries

1 What's the name of the film about Queen Anne and her female friendships, which is nominated for ten Oscars at this year's Academy Awards?
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2 Which Prime Minister wrote the novel Savrola?
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Round 7: 2018

All the following took place last year.

1 Who replaced Nick Grimshaw as host of the Radio 1 breakfast show?
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2 Which country amended its national anthem to make it gender neutral?
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3 What was the name of the Peter Jackson film that featured colourised original footage of the First World War?
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4 Which TV series starred Jenna Coleman as a mother whose baby goes missing on a trip to Australia?
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5 The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in a consulate in which city?
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6 Shamefully, the Christmas number 1 single was a novelty cover version of Starship's We Built This City in which the words 'rock and roll' were replaced by which edible items?
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7 Which former England midfielder, who scored a memorable FA Cup Final goal, died in April 2018?
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8 Which actor, known for playing Selwyn Froggitt and Claude Greengrass in Heartbeat, died in March 2018?
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Supplementaries

1 Who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony?
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2 Both the Miss World and Miss Universe contests were held in December. Name the nationality of either of the winners.
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Round 8: Sport and Games

1 Ebbetts Field was the home ground of which iconic American sports team which relocated to the other side of the country in 1957? Full name of team required.
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2 Suspended since the hunting ban, which animals were hunted by greyhounds for the annual Waterloo Cup in Cumbria?
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3 In netball, how many seconds is a player with the ball allowed before she must pass or shoot?
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4 Since 2001, how many points have been needed to win a game of table tennis (subject to winning by two clear points)?
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5 Name any of the three pieces of gymnastic equipment on which only men compete.
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6 What's the name of the rower who sits nearest to the cox in a rowing boat?
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7 Who won the 2018 Copa Libertadores, the South American version of the Champions' League? The second leg of the final was played in Madrid, after the original match was postponed due to violence on the streets before kick–off.
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8 Which world championships are held annually at the Egremont Crab Fair in Cumbria? Having no teeth is considered to be an advantage, and the winners are often elderly.
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Supplementaries

1 In 2018, an ice hockey team from which US city caused a surprise by reaching the Stanley Cup finals in its very first season of existence?
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2 Who is the current coach of the Scotland rugby union team?
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General Knowledge

1 Near to which city was the 2018 Ryder Cup held?
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2 In 2018, two cities shared the title of European Capital of Culture. Leeuwarden in The Netherlands was one, what was the other?
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3 Similarly: in 2019, Matera in Italy is joined by which Bulgarian city as European Capital of Culture?
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4 Which Somerset farmer hosted the Pilton Pop, Folk and Blues Festival, later renamed the Glastonbury Festival, for the first time in 1970?
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5 Which fictional character in George du Maurier's 1894 novel Trilby gave his name to a person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another, especially for a sinister purpose?
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6 What's the process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one?
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7 Which actor of the Golden Age of Hollywood, starring in films such as Little Caesar, Key Largo and Kid Galahad, was born Emmanuel Goldenberg in 1893, in Bucharest, Romania?
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8 Which Asian capital city has been added to the 2020 Grand Prix race calendar?
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9 Mount Whitney in California, the highest summit in the contiguous United States, is in which mountain range?
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10 Which Ivory Coast footballer finally retired in 2018 after playing for LeMans, Guingamp, Marseilles, Chelsea (twice), Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising?
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11 In which 1963 war film would you find Blythe the Forger, Hendley the Scrounger and Hilts the Cooler King?
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12 Which National League football team are known as the Monkey Hangers?
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13 Which Scottish football team is named after the patron saint of Paisley, the town in Renfrewshire where they play their home games?
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14 What's the nickname given to Anne Hegarty, one of the chasers on ITV's The Chase?
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15 Which Yugoslavian–born tennis player, then world number one, was stabbed in the back by a deranged fan of her rival Steffi Graf during a match in 1993?
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16 Which famous comic strip dog, the pet of an iconic Beano character, is an Abyssinian Wire Haired Tripe Hound?
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17 Talisker Single Malt Whisky is produced at the Carbost Distillery, on which Scottish Island?
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18 Which late American voice artist, known as 'The Man of a Thousand Voices', has the inscription "That's All Folks" on his gravestone?
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19 Which comic book villain, an arch enemy of Superman, has been played on screen by Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey?
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20 Volpone, The Alchemist and The Devil is an Ass are all works by which English playwright, poet, actor and literary critic?
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21 Which Asian capital city is served by Hamid Karzai International Airport?
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22 "Charlie don't surf" and "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" are quotes from which classic 1979 film?
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23 Who was the captain of the West Indies team that won the inaugural Cricket World Cup in 1975?
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24 What name is shared by a 1980 David Bowie song, a 1996 Harold Pinter play and a 2008 BBC crime drama?
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25 The refreshment room at Carnforth railway station in Lancashire is named after which classic British film?
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26 If the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro was a cricket umpire, what would he be signalling?
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27 In December 2018, Austrian Ralph Hasenhüttl replaced Mark Hughes as manager of which Premier League football team?
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28 What full name is shared by the drummers of both Queen and Duran Duran?
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29 What was the nerve agent used to poison Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last year?
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30 Who was the architect of Blenheim Palace?
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31 Who is the current mayor of Greater Manchester?
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32 Which is the longest river that flows completely in France?
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33 Leinster, Munster and Ulster are three of the four historical provinces of the island of Ireland. What's the fourth?
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34 Who wrote the 1910 novel The History of Mr Polly?
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35 In matchplay golf, a winning margin of 7 & 6 is colloquially called what?
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36 Who scored England's final penalty in the shoot–out win over Columbia at the 2018 World Cup?
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37 Who invented the wind–up radio?
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38 Who shot and wounded Ronald Reagan in 1981?
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39 In which English cathedral are Henry IV and Edward the Black Prince buried?
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40 The Channel 4 TV series Supervet features the work of a leading vet and his practice. What's the vet's real name?
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41 In the children's comic strip series Captain Pugwash, what's the name of Cut Throat Jake's ship?
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42 In the Lord of Rings book and film trilogy, what's the name of the dwarf who is one of the Fellowship of the Ring and who, for part of the way, accompanies Frodo on his quest?
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43 On which motorway would you find South Mimms Services?
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44 Which French artist painted The Absinthe Drinker and The Dance Class?
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45 The head of which animal represents the mark of the London Assay Office?
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46 What's the currency of the Philippines?
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47 FC Astana featured in this season's Europa League football competition being narrowly knocked out in the group stage. Which country is Astana the capital of?
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48 At which battle of 42 BCE did the forces of Anthony and Octavian decisively defeat those of Brutus and Cassius?
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49 Which strait separates mainland South America from Tierra Del Fuego?
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50 In which suburb of Los Angeles is Disneyland located?
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51 Which sunken battleship forms the memorial to the 1177 sailors and marines killed in the attack on Pearl Harbour?
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52 What's the name of the sweet bread loaf, originating in Milan, popular at Christmas?
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53 What was the original name of the band The Shadows?
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54 What's a gigli saw used for?
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55 What do the auctioneers 'Tattersalls' specialise in selling?
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56 In which US state does the long–distance race known as the Iditarod take place?
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57 In 1932, which author wrote the script for the first King's Christmas speech?
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58 The only surviving Hanseatic League buildings in the UK can be found in which Norfolk port, which was the main trading post with the League in the Middle Ages?
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59 What type of people are members of the 'Three Commas Club'?
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60 Complete the quote by Dr Johnson: "Claret for boys, port for men but ... " – which drink "for heroes"?
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61 Tudor Mansion, Hampshire, in 1926, is the venue for which board game?
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62 Henry Croft was the founder and first anointed example of what charitable tradition of working-class culture in London?
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63 The traditional Maori greeting known as 'hongi' involves doing what?
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64 What was notable about pianist Moura Lympney's 1979 appearance on Desert Island Discs?
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65 Which Canadian supermodel is known for her 1990 comment, "We don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day"?
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66 Who led the victorious army at the Battle of Edington in AD 878?
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67 Which pop star, famous for her varied hair colour in her 1980s heyday, wrote the music for the 2013 musical Kinky Boots?
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68 Which Scottish golf course and Open Championship venue is owned by Donald Trump?
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69 Sweet Georgia Brown is the theme song of which sports team?
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70 Henry Hunt was to have been the key speaker at an 1819 gathering which became known by what name?
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71 What's the name of the spicy, fruity condiment, produced in Sheffield, which is similar in appearance to Worcestershire sauce?
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72 Who played O. J. Simpson in the 2016 TV series The People Vs O. J. Simpson?
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73 What's the first name of the boy who owns Woody, Buzz and the other toys in the Toy Story film series?
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74 What's the highest number in bingo?
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75 What number appeared on Herbie in the Love Bug films?
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76 Who directed the Isles of Wonder opening ceremony to the 2012 London Olympics?
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77 Which Peanuts character is always depicted surrounded by a cloud of dust and dirt?
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78 The David Bowie albums Low, Heroes and Lodger are collectively known as what?
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79 In which English town was the TV series Butterflies set?
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80 Boy and Going Solo are autobiographies by which author?
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81 Name either of the villages submerged by the creation of Ladybower reservoir.
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82 After the Screaming Stops was the title of a documentary film described as one of the must–see programmes of the 2018 TV Christmas schedules. It documents the rise and fall of which 1980s band, and their preparations for a one–off reunion concert at the O2 arena?
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83 The 2018 John Lewis Christmas advertisement featured Elton John playing which of his hits?
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84 What's the full name of Top Cat's right–hand cat in the TV cartoon of the same name?
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85 What's the name of the Swiss society that provides assistance to those wishing to end their own lives, at its eponymous clinic near Zurich?
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86 Jacob Rees–Mogg is the MP for the north–east part of which English county?
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87 The Royal Horticultural Society hosts two annual flower shows in London. The most famous is at Chelsea; at which royal palace is the other held?
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88 Who is the host of the ITV daytime quiz show Tenable?
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89 Along with green and white, which other colour was used on the banners of the suffragette movement?
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90 Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe features a jousting tournament set in the grounds of a castle in which Leicestershire town, known these days for the production of KP Crisps?
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91 What was the nickname of the SS and Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie?
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92 Sucre is the constitutional capital of which country?
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93 What's the second largest city, by population, in Greece?
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94 Newport, Warrington and Middlesbrough are all home to what type of bridge, also known as a ferry bridge or an aerial transfer bridge?
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95 Which animal features on the badge of Lamborghini cars?
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96 Which Yorkshire town is home to both John Smith's and Samuel Smith's breweries?
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Supplementaries

1 Who set up the production company known as the Really Useful Group, and released an autobiography entitled Unmasked in 2018?
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2 What's the name of Donald Trump's property in Palm Beach, Florida, which he refers to as his Southern White House?
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3 Which American teen drama, which ran for six series between 1998 and 2003, was set in the fictional town of Capeside, Massachusetts, and helped to launch the careers of Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams?
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4 Which US president popularised the motto "the buck stops here", keeping a sign to that effect on his desk in the Oval Office?
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5 According to Basil Fawlty, what specialist subject would his wife Sybil take on Mastermind?
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6 Which huge US construction project began in 1931 and was completed in 1936?
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7 Frederick Augustus, the second son of George III, is immortalised in which nursery rhyme?
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8 In Dallas, what did the J. R. in J. R. Ewing stand for?
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