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1

Which American author created the character of Auguste Dupin, one of the first literary detectives?

  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Washington Irving
  • Dashiell Hammett

2

Mary O'Brien was the real name of which singer?

  • Cilla Black
  • Petula Clark
  • Dusty Springfield

3

Who was conceived by 'Immaculate conception'?

  • Jesus
  • Mary
  • Joseph

4

Bob Hawke and Paul Keating are former leaders of which country?

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand

5

Which member of the UK government lives at No. 9 Downing Street?

  • Foreign Secretary
  • Chief Whip
  • First Lord of the Treasury

6

Who became acting leader of the Labour party following the death of John Smith in 1994?

  • Tony Blair
  • John Prescott
  • Margaret Beckett

7

Which animal is the subject of the painting by Landseer called 'The Monarch of the Glen'?

  • Bull
  • Stag
  • Ram

8

In which country was former UN General Secretary, Kofi Annan, born?

  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Uganda

9

What is the second largest island in the British Isles?

  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Wight

10

Opened in 2005, the Spinnaker Tower is a landmark of which British city?

  • Portsmouth
  • Glasgow
  • Southampton

11

Who wrote 'A la recherche de temps perdu'?

  • Emile Zola
  • Andre Gide
  • Marcel Proust

12

Who composed 'Ode to Joy'?

  • Mozart
  • Bach
  • Beethoven

13

Arrested in 1976, the 'Gang of Four' was a group of communist politicians in which country?

  • Soviet Union
  • China
  • Vietnam

14

Which Dickens novel is subtitled 'A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty'?

  • Barnaby Rudge
  • Nickolas Nickleby
  • Edwin Drood

15

Ted Kennedy was the Senator for which US State?

  • Illinois
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts

16

Who was the first cyclist to win 5 Tour de France titles?

  • Lance Armstrong
  • Jacques Anquetil
  • Bernard Hinault

17

Which King of England was killed at the Battle of Hastings?

  • Harold Godwinson
  • Harold Harefoot
  • Harold Hardrada

18

The dish baba ghanoush uses which vegetable?

  • Potato
  • Aubergine
  • Courgette

19

Which twentieth-century Prime minister was granted the title Earl of Stockton?

  • Clement Attlee
  • Winston Churchill
  • Harold MacMillan

20

In France, the First republic was proclaimed in 1792. What 'number' is the current one?

  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th

 

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