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April 6th 2020
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1. Which movie saw Brooke Shields on a desert island with Christopher Atkins?
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2. Which UK city was the first to adopt the postcode system?
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3. Which labour leader was filmed falling into the sea on Brighton beach in 1983?
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4. Who succeeded Claudios as Emperor of Rome?
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5. Complete the phrase:
Between the devil ………
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March 30th 2020
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1. Solve the anagram - The inventor of the first mechanical computer:
'breaches lab gab'
.Charles Babbage

2. How many US Presidents have been assassinated while still in office?
.4 - Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F Kennedy

3. In 1976 Steve Jobs founded Apple, with which other Steve?
.Steve Wozniak

4. What instrument has been nicknamed 'The Mississippi saxophone'
.the harmonica

5. Identify two words that sound the same but with different meanings:
'something in a computer to get your teeth into'
.byte and bite

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March 23rd 2020
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1. Who was the mythological wife of Jupiter?
.Juno

2. Complete the phrase:
The pen is mightier ….
.than the sword

3. List the following four weights in order starting with the lightest:
2 ounces, 570 grams, 1 pound, 30 grams
.30 grams, 2 ounces, 1lb, 570 grams

4. Which cartoon has a bar called 'Moes'?
.The Simpsons

5. Anagram of a British actor or actress:
Monaco swill
.Simon Callow

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March 16th 2020
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1.Which boxer was nicknamed 'The Dark Destroyer'?
.Nigel Benn

2.Phillips, London and Ratchet are all types of what?
.Screwdrivers

3.Identify two words that sound the same but with different meanings:
'Would you see a leading dignitary riding one of these?'
.Mayor and mare

4.What was the name of the first man to climb the Matterhorn?
.Edward Whymper 1865

5.Which planet is 'Curiosity' roving around in the name of science?
.Mars

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March 9th 2020
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1. Which musical features 'Some enchanted evening' and 'There is nothing like a dame'?
South Pacific
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2. Who were 'Whams' female backing singers that went on to have a solo career?
Pepsi and Shirley
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3. Identify the two words that have the same sound but different meanings
'Kismet at the local fundraiser'
Fate and Fete
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4. Which Bill played the role of Compo in 'Last of the Summer Wine'?
Bill Owen
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5. What does the archer fish shoot at its prey?
Water
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March 2nd 2020
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1. On which Beatles album do the tracks - Yellow Submarine and Eleanor Rigby appear?
.Revolver

2. How many legs are there usually on a starfish?
.5

3. Anagram of a British actor/actress 'shrapnel fine'
.Ralph Fiennes

4. What Italian word for 'scratched drawing' can be found on walls all over the world?
.Graffiti

5. List the following four wars in order, starting with the earliest:
Boer War, War of the Roses, American war of Independence, Crimean War
.War of the Roses 1455-1485
.American War of Independence 1775-1783
.Crimean War 1853-1856
.Boer War (first) 1880-1881 (second) 1899-1902

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February 24th 2020
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1. List the following four inventions in order. Starting with the earliest.
Morse Code, Penny Farthing, Telescope, Spinning Jenny
1608 - Telescope - Hans Lippershey (Galileo was 1609)
1764 - Spinning Jenny - James Hargreaves,1838 - Morse Code
- Samuel Morse, 1870 - Penny Farthing - James Starley

2. What was the name of Fred Flintstone's dinosaur?
Dino

3. 'The Great Orme' is a prominent feature in which seaside town?
Llandudno

4. What is an ortanique?
A citrus fruit - combination of orange, tangerine and unique

5. Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart made up which band?
Eurythmics
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February 17th 2020
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1. In which country was Rudyard Kipling born?
India

2. Which film actress shares her name with a wife of Henry VIII?
Jane Seymour

3. Ejected from a seat of power
(identify the two words that sound the same but have different meanings)
Thrown and Throne

4. Complete the proverb
Procrastination is the _____________________
thief of time

5. Which character did Bert Kwouk play in the Pink Panther films?
Kato

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