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2021–2 Season
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2021–2 Season: Cup Final – 26 April 2022

1 Cadbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort in the parish of South Cadbury, in which English county?
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2 The Kiel Canal connects two seas together. The North Sea is one, what is the other?
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3 What is the name of the Labour MP who won the West Yorkshire seat of Batley and Spen in a by–election in 2021, the seat previously held by Jo Cox when she was murdered in 2016?
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4 Who was the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title?
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5 In which battle did Admiral Nelson raise the telescope to his blind eye and say, "I really do not see the signal"?
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6 What signature carving did furniture maker Robert Thompson, of Kilburn, Yorkshire, make on virtually all his products?
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7 People from which unit of the Imperial Roman army killed the Emperor Caligula?
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8 Stannary law covers the mining of which metal in the UK?
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9 Which explorer was the founder and first chairman of the London Zoological Society, which runs Regent's Park Zoo?
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10 Who played Denis Thatcher in the 2011 film The Iron Lady?
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11 Who wrote the classic children's story Pinocchio?
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12 What is the name of the gland in the human body, also known as 'the third eye', which produces melatonin and other hormones?
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13 What is the name of the royal family of Spain?
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14 What is the usual main ingredient of mock turtle soup?
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15 Which Stravinsky ballet caused a riot on its first performance in Paris in 1913?
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16 In Norse mythology, who was the red–headed god of mischief?
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17 In children's literature, who or what are Pod, Homily and Arietty Clock?
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18 Reeva Steenkamp was a South African model who was murdered on Valentine's Day 2013. Who was ultimately convicted of her murder?
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19 Which president of Chile was overthrown by a military junta led by General Pinochet in September 1973?
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20 Name either of the first two books in the literary trilogy that began with an award–winning children's novel published in 1960, followed by a second in 1963, but was only completed with the publication of Boneland in 2012.
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21 The Roman poet Horace wrote the lines Dulce et decorum est / Pro patria mori (Sweet and honourable it is to die for one's country). Which 20th century English poet used the line Dulce Et Decorum Est as the title of one of his most famous poems?
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22 Which Hungarian–born theoretical physicist was known colloquially as 'the father of the hydrogen bomb'?
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23 What do edentate animals have in common?
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24 What was the name of the sad, white–faced clown created by Marcel Marceau?
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25 The name Singh is mandatory for all male Sikhs. Derived from a Sanskrit word, what does Singh mean?
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26 What name is given to the natural process by which large chunks break away from glaciers and float off into the sea as icebergs or other ice debris?
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27 Who defeated Leylah Fernandez to win the 2021 US Open Women's Singles tennis title?
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28 With which team did Lewis Hamilton start his Formula One driving career in 2007?
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29 Which composer is buried adjacent to the organ in Westminster Abbey?
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30 Which BBC interviewer back in 2013 told Boris Johnson during a television interview that he was "a nasty piece of work"?
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31 Which actress played the title role in the 2000 film Erin Brockovich?
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32 Which American actor led the drive to restore an exact replica of Shakespeare's Globe on the South Bank of the River Thames?
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33 Which 2021 American coming–of–age comedy–drama film, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was nominated for Best Picture at the 2022 Oscar ceremony?
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34 In which city does Robert Adam's Pulteney Bridge span the River Avon?
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35 In 1967 Douglas Engelbart applied for a patent for his new invention. He called it "an x–y position indicator for a display system". What is it called today?
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36 What name was given to the United States foreign policy of 1823 that opposed European colonialism in the Western Hemisphere and held that any intervention in the political affairs of the Americas by foreign powers was a potentially hostile act against the US?
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37 Which long–running panel member of the BBC comedy quiz show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, who died in 1996, is commemorated by a blue plaque at Mornington Crescent Tube Station?
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38 Which country was known as the Gold Coast before gaining independence in 1957?
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39 Boris Johnson devoted a surprising amount of time in a speech to the CBI in November 2021 to talking about which cartoon character?
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40 In Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka, who or what is Petrushka?
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41 Name either of the two famous people that met at Ujiji, near the shore of Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania, on the 10th of November 1871.
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42 In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a game of croquet is played using rolled–up hedgehogs as balls. What are used as mallets?
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43 Sphalerite is the chief ore of which metal?
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44 The United States Invasion of Panama, codenamed Operation Just Cause, started in December 1989 and was designed to depose which de facto Panamanian leader?
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45 Which biennial offshore yacht race starts at Cowes on the Isle of Wight and is sponsored by Rolex?
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46 Which opera singer had the first million selling record, in 1907?
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47 Name either of the two actors, both Australian, that have won posthumous Oscars.
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48 Which Old Testament prophet saw a vision of a valley full of dry bones?
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49 How is the rock star James Newell Osterberg Junior better known?
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50 Which actress won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the 1980 film The Coalminer's Daughter?
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51 What name is shared by the 2nd Earl of Pembroke, who led the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century, and a modern–day alcoholic drink?
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52 Which American poet wrote the lines "Candy / Is dandy / But liquor / Is quicker"?
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53 Which football stadium is supposedly depicted in L. S. Lowry's painting Going to the Match?
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54 Which racecourse traditionally hosts both the first and the last major meetings of the flat racing season?
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55 Which often fatal viral disease, causing internal bleeding, gets its name from a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it was first identified?
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56 Where did the eponymous Tailor live in the 1903 story by Beatrix Potter?
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57 Who gained notoriety by streaking at Twickenham in 1982?
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58 Who preceded Ed Davey as permanent Leader of the Liberal Democrats from July to December 2019?
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59 Which England Men's footballer holds the record of 125 England international caps?
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60 Where did Nelly the Elephant meet the head of the herd?
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61 Which singer and entertainer was born Thomas Hicks in 1936?
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62 Who topped the first UK singles charts in 1952 with Here In My Heart?
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63 Gaborone is the capital of which Southern African republic, that gained independence from the UK in 1966?
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64 Fort Sumter, the scene of the first fighting of the American Civil War, lies in the harbour of which city?
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65 In which ocean is the Andaman Sea?
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66 In which province is Dublin situated?
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67 In 1738, John and Charles Wesley founded which movement in Britain?
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68 In the Thomas the Tank Engine series of books, what colour is Gordon the Big Engine?
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69 According to the book by Daniel Defoe, in which town or city was Robinson Crusoe born?
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70 In which novel by George Du Maurier does the character Svengali appear?
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71 Who famously said that Margaret Thatcher had "the eyes of Caligula and the lips of Marilyn Monroe"?
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72 Which politician had a mother born Stanley Ann Dunham?
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73 Alphabetically, what is the first English city?
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74 Which was the first British club to win a major European football trophy?
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75 Who was Manager of Manchester United when they were last relegated?
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76 What was the name of the artist who painted the picture of The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies, featured in the TV series 'Allo, 'Allo!?
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77 Which French Film maker created the character Monsieur Hulot?
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78 Which Walt Disney Studios film won the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar at this year's Oscars Ceremony?
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79 Who is the current UK Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities?
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80 Who was the Roman goddess of the hearth?
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81 In Shakespeare's play, what is the name of Hamlet's mother?
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82 Which Rugby Union club play their home matches at The Recreation Ground?
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83 Which fictional character attended Fettes College in Edinburgh, after being expelled from Eton following an indiscretion involving a laundry maid?
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84 Which American author wrote a series of essays and stories entitled Tales of The Alhambra?
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85 Which 1980s pop trio was named after a 1960 film starring Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood?
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86 What trade is named after the Latin word for lead?
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87 What plant literally means 'stone breaker' in Latin?
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88 Which American rock musician, widely known as the drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died in March this year?
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89 What instrument was played by Benny Goodman?
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90 What colour does the prefix xantho indicate?
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91 Nigel Mansell won the Formula One World Championship in 1992 driving for which team?
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92 What chemical compound has the formula CuSO4?
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93 Which London building now stands on the site of Newgate Prison?
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94 Which American landscape photographer is best known known for his black–and–white images of the American West?
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95 Ummagumma and Pulse are live albums by which English rock band?
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96 In the periodic table, which element is listed first by Atomic Number?
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97 Between them, the six wives of Henry VIII were of three different nationalities. English, Spanish and what other?
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98 Which electronics company's name means 'three stars' in Korean?
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99 In which English county is the Broadmoor high–security psychiatric hospital located?
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100 What is the name of the private citizen who unexpectedly made the most complete colour film record of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas in 1963?
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101 Which 9–year–old became king of England in 1216?
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102 Charles Pooter is the supposed author of which diary written by George and Weedon Grossmith?
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103 The Fields Medal is awarded for the highest achievement in what?
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104 Which name connects a Bond girl from the film Thunderball and a 2011 hit by Jessie J?
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105 Which motorway runs closest to Stansted Airport?
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106 Which motorway runs closest to Gatwick Airport?
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107 In which year did Thomas Cook begin his travel company with a 12–mile train journey between Leicester and Loughborough? (Some leeway.)
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108 In which year were over 100 British subjects allegedly imprisoned in the Black Hole Of Calcutta? (Some leeway.)
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109 To whom was the nickname 'Piccadilly Commandos' given in Britain during World War Two?
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110 Who had a successful posthumous album called American VI: Ain't No Grave?
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111 In Eastern cuisine, what is the main ingredient of a pongal dish?
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112 Which major house of fashion manufactured uniforms for the Schutzstaffel (the SS) during the 1930s?
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113 Which charity was founded in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton?
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114 Which artist, born in Calais in 1821, is probably best remembered for his painting The Last of England, depicting an emigrating couple?
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115 What is the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere?
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116 Which company was responsible for the Bhopal disaster of 1984?
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117 In which city was Interpol founded?
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118 An omelette flavoured with smoked haddock is named after which British author?
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119 What is Labour leader Kier Starmer's middle name?
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120 The site of the Roman 'town' of Wroxeter is in which county?
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Supplementaries:

1 In the Sherlock Holmes story, what sort of animal was the Speckled Band?
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2 In which town did Martin Luther nail his 95 theses to a Church door?
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3 Who did Idi Amin oust from power in Uganda in 1971?
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4 What is studied by a vexillologist?
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5 Which element has the chemical symbol Pt?
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6 Cape York is the northernmost point of which country?
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7 Which British King has had the longest reign since 1066?
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8 What did John Bellingham do on the 11th of May 1812 which resulted in him being hanged?
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Tie–breakers:

1 In minutes, what was the total time that Neil Armstrong spent out of the lunar module on the moon?
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2 Orville Wright made the first successful flight in a powered aircraft on December 17, 1903, but how many metres did he travel?
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3 The Persistence of Memory is a famous 1931 painting by artist Salvador Dali. How many inches across does this most recognisable work of Surrealism measure?
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