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2018–19 Season: Week 13 – 12 February 2019

Specialist Rounds

Set by the Harrington Academicals; vetted by the Cock Inn.

Round 1: In the News and Views

Each answer contains a name featured in News and Views. Identify the quizzer.

1 English author, best known for his 1960 novel A Kind of Loving
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2 Gingerbread cake, traditionally made with oatmeal and black treacle, and particularly associated with bonfire night
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3 Captain of Lions tour of South Africa in 1974, infamous for the "99" call
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4 Mercury prizewinners 2018
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5 Actress who played Hermione Granger in Harry Potter films
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6 An imperial measure of dry volume, equivalent to 2 dry gallons
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7 An undercarriage with four or six wheels, pivoted beneath the end of a railway vehicle
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8 English physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics, credited with the discovery and identification of the electron
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1 A type of portable, pre–fabricated truss bridge, developed by the British during World War II
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2 A complete dump, ten miles to the south–west of Manchester city centre. It lies on the southern bank of the Manchester Ship Canal, opposite Cadishead
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Round 2: Russians in History

Identify the famous Russian.

1 Considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the sport (1929–1990)
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2 Poet and novelist, best known for Doctor Zhivago
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3 Ballet dancer who defected to the West in 1961
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4 Composer of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, as well as six symphonies, several operas and well–known overtures
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5 Russian general, inventor and military engineer, most famous for developing the AK–47 assault rifle
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6 Tsar until his death in 1725. He led a cultural revolution to modernise and westernise Russia, and built a new city that was the capital until 1917
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7 Born Princess Sophie of Anhalt–Zerbst; was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest–ruling female leader.
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8 First woman in space
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1 Former Russian spy, poisoned in Salisbury Click for more information
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2 One of the greatest cellists of the 20th century: in 1978 he was deprived of his Soviet citizenship
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3 The last Tsar (regnal number required)
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4 Gymnast who won 3 golds in Munich Olympics whose acrobatics overthrew the sport's traditional emphasis on artistry
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Round 3: Sport

1 Which Wigan rugby league legend is now Assistant Coach to the Ireland rugby union team? Click for more information
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2 Lewis Hamilton holds the record for the most Formula One pole positions. Whose record did he break?
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3 What is the lap distance of an Olympic standard Velodrome track?
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4 Which iconic sporting venue is found at Prestbury Park?
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5 Whose record did Jimmy Anderson break to become the leading wicket–taking fast bowler in test cricket?
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6 Renowned as one of the largest trophies in world sport, in which sport is the Stanley Cup competed for?
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7 The Thomas Cup and the Uber Cup are the world team championships in which sport?
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8 What is the final event of the Olympic decathlon?
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1 Melbourne Renegades, Brisbane Heat, and the Hobart Hurricanes are teams in which sport?
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2 Which club side did Alex Ferguson leave to take over at Manchester United?
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Round 4: Geography

Identify the river from the cities or places it flows through.

1 Three of the capital cities that this river flows through are Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade.
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2 This river flows through Turin and Milan.
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3 This river flows through Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City.
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4 This river flows through Khartoum and Cairo.
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5 This river flows through Perth and Dundee.
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6 This river flows through Shrewsbury, Worcester and Tewkesbury.
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7 This river flows through Minneapolis, Memphis and New Orleans.
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8 This river flows through Grand Canyon.
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1 This river flows through Nottingham, Derby and Lichfield
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2 This river flows through Valladolid and Porto
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Round 5: Arts and Entertainment – Give us an F

Each answer begins with the Letter F.

1 Name the rock band who led the chant at Woodstock with "give us an F"
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2 Ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky
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3 Beethoven's only opera
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4 Group of four violin concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi
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5 Rock band named after the only Austrian Archduke most of us could name
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6 TV game show, presented by Bob Monkhouse in 1980 then Max Bygraves, Les Dennis and finally Andy Collins when it finished in 2003
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7 Author of A Room with a View
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8 X–rated cartoon film of 1972, based on a comic strip by Robert Crumb
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1 Italian film director whose works include La Dolce Vita, and Satyricon
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2 Name of several superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.
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3 American architect best known for the geodesic dome
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Round 6: Science

1 How many atoms are there in a molecule of sulphuric acid?
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2 What is the name of the Chinese robotic spacecraft which recently landed on the dark side of the moon?
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3 Which Age, translated as 'Middle Life', was the age of the dinosaurs?
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4 What is the small Swedish town from which the names of four chemical elements are derived?
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5 What is the mathematical symbol for the speed of light?
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6 Name either of the two men who are credited with the discovery of the mathematical technique of calculus.
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7 Many new medicines have names ending in MAB. What does the M stand for?
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8 What is the fluid that lubricates human joints?
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1 Which Apollo expedition first used a car (or lunar roving vehicle) on the moon?
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2 Kemp's Ridley and Hawksbill are which type of creature?
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Round 7: Simply the (Second) Best

1 What is the world's second longest river?
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2 What is the world's second largest rainforest?
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3 What is the World's second largest ocean?
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4 What is the world's second most populous country?
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5 What is the second biggest planet in our Solar System?
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6 What is the world's second highest mountain?
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7 Which artist (or band) has the second most Number 1 singles on the UK chart?
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8 Which actress has the second most Oscar wins?
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1 Which British athlete finished second to Michael Johnson in the 400m at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics?
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2 What is Tina Turner's second nationality (after being American)?
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3 What is the world's second tallest land animal?
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Round 8: Dumb Britain

These questions have been reported in Private Eye as having been asked in UK Quiz shows. Give the correct answer or the answer given by the contestant. 

1 Complete the title of this Oliver Goldsmith novel: The Vicar of ...
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2 What "L" do you make in the dark when you don't consider the consequences?
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3 The Anne Frank museum can be found in which city?
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4 Which actress starred in Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally?
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5 Who initiated the Chinese cultural revolution?
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6 What is the correct name for the Australian wild dog?
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7 In 2017 the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee marked how many years on the throne?
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8 Emma Hamilton was the mistress of which naval hero?
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1 Which Cluedo character has a military rank?
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2 Which British composer took the music for Land of Hope and Glory from his Pomp and Circumstance marches?
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3 Who sang the song Je t'aime, moi non plus with Jane Birkin?
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General Knowledge

Set by the Cock Inn; vetted by the Harrington Academicals.

1 Which household appliance was patented by Percy Spencer, an American working for Raytheon in the 1940s?
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2 Which famous German automatic pistol was named after the man who first developed it, with the first model being the 1900 Parabellum?
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3 What is the capital of St. Lucia?
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4 Known to the French as persil, which herb with aromatic leaves is used in cooking?
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5 What is main ingredient of the Swiss food dish rosti?
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6 Who composed the Music for The Royal Fireworks?
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7 Bolero, used by Torvill & Dean in their gold medal performance in 1984, is one of the most popular works of which composer? Click for more information
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8 Kicking Horse Pass is a pass in which mountain range?
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9 Mount Logan is the highest mountain in which country?
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10 What is the surname of the Mayor of Springfield in The Simpsons?
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11 On the Good Ship Lollipop was the signature tune of which child Actress?
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12 What is used to flavour the carbonated drink known as cream soda?
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13 Which classic cocktail consists of brandy, orange liqueur and lemon juice?
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14 In nautical terms, what is a grapnel?
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15 What name is given to the luxury railway sleeping cars introduced by a US businessman who died in 1897?
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16 Which actress was painted gold in the Bond film Goldfinger?
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17 Whose first major role was in the 1930's film Blue Angel?
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18 Who was the first black tennis player to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon?
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19 Which Brazilian racing driver was killed at Imola in 1994?
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20 Prince Edward Island is a province of which country?
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21 Which island in New York harbour was a reception centre for immigrants from 1892 to 1943?
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22 From which Russian city did Napoleon make his retreat in 1812?
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23 In which county is Chequers, the weekend home of the Prime Minister?
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24 Which TV family lived on the Ponderosa?
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25 Which comedy series was originally set at Fort Baxter?
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26 Which car maker manufactures the Model X, Model 3 and Model S?
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27 Which UK car maker is owned by the Tata Group?
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28 What is the name of the former British colony of Northern Rhodesia?
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29 How many colonies in North America broke away from Britain in 1776? (Acknowledged by Britain in 1783.)
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30 Which company produces the "LiftSystem" (used for vertical take–off) as used on the Lockheed Martin F35B?
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31 Which company produced the Mosquito WW11 aircraft?
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32 As at the 1st of January 2019, who is the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer?
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33 As at the 1st of January 2019, who is the Home Secretary?
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34 Who wrote Lord of the Flies?
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35 Who wrote the novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning?
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36 Who won the Golden Boot in the 2018 World Cup?
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37 Who won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2018?
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38 During which war was the term 'Concentration Camp' first used?
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39 Which canal links Lake Erie and Lake Ontario?
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40 What does the Old English word 'weald' mean?
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41 Who was the first of the Lancastrian kings?
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42 Victoria Woodhull was the first woman candidate for which office?
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43 In history, how was Sir Henry Percy (1364–1403) better known?
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44 Who was the world's first female Prime Minister?
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45 Which group of people were emancipated in Britain in 1829?
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46 In the theatre, what would you be doing if you were "papering the house"?
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47 A famous monument was blown up in O'Connell Street, Dublin in March 1966. To whom was it dedicated?
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48 Which Roman road runs from the coast of Devon to Lincoln?
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49 According to Greek mythology, who was the first woman on earth?
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50 Which Queen of England married her brother–in–law?
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51 Which borough of New York is the largest in area?
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52 In the words of Winston Churchill, which organisation was founded in 1940 to "Set Europe Ablaze"?
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53 What is the name of the dog that met an unfortunate end in the recent TV production A Very English Scandal, and in the real life events being dramatized?
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54 In culinary terms, what is a London Peculiar or a London Particular?
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55 In which National Park would you find the town of Bakewell?
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56 What did Sherlock Holmes call the street children who helped him with various cases?
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57 Svetlana Savitskaya was the first woman to do what?
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58 Which Shakespeare play includes the line "How sharper than a serpent's tooth is it to have a thankless child"?
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59 Who was the last king of England to die in battle?
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60 The island of Capri is located in which gulf?
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61 What was banned by sumptuary laws in Medieval and Tudor England?
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62 Hepatitis C is a disease affecting which organ of the body?
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63 Who wrote the script for the musical We Will Rock You?
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64 "In victory you deserve it, in defeat you need it". To which drink was Winston Churchill referring?
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65 Who was the first actress to play M in the James Bond films?
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66 The son of which King of England became the first Prince of Wales?
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67 Who was responsible for printing the edition of The Canterbury Tales in 1476, which was among the first books printed in England?
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68 According to the Guinness Book of Records, what is the longest running (non–consecutive) sci–fi series ever made for TV?
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69 In which book would you find Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth?
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70 How many lines are there in a sonnet?
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71 What sport is featured in the film Escape to Victory?
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72 Which bird was considered an omen of prophecy, war and death by the Ancient Britons?
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73 Asuncion is the capital of which country?
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74 When were postcodes introduced in the UK?
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75 What is a poniard a type of?
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76 Which part of the body is affected by thlipsis?
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77 In Hinduism, who is the goddess of destruction and death?
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78 In the radio programme ITMA, what did the letter "A" stand for?
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79 Titan is a moon of which planet?
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80 In which decade was Amnesty International established?
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81 What is the chemical symbol for lead?
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82 What nationality was the composer Chopin?
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83 In which modern country is the site of the ancient city of Babylon?
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84 Which country has the car registration code "T"?
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85 What is an ossicle?
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86 Whose report led to vast cuts in the British rail network in the 1960s?
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87 At Royal Ascot, which day of the week is Ladies' Day?
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88 What is a Kelvedon Wonder a variety of?
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89 In the film Mary Poppins, how much does it cost to feed the birds?
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90 What was the nationality of the First World War spy Mata Hari?
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91 Marilyn Monroe was born and died in which city?
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92 In what manufacturing process or craft working hobby would you use 'slip'?
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93 In which city was Terry Waite kidnapped?
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94 Who succeeded James Callaghan as leader of the Labour Party?
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95 In which historic building would you find the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula?
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96 What is the only active volcano on the mainland of Italy?
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1 Between which two cities does the M8 run?
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2 How many Oscars has the Godfather trilogy won?
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3 Which Nazi leader was known as the Butcher of Lyon?
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4 Who ruled England for only nine days?
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