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1) The Holy Grail is a concept from Arthurian Legend, and initially had no specific connection to Jesus's cup. What 7-letter word follows Holy to specifically signify this vessel in Christian literature? (1 pt)  Phil:  2019-03-17

2) Which Norwegian author’s series of autobiographical novels, entitled My Struggle, begins with A Death In The Family and finishes with The End? (1 pt)  Martin:  2019-05-11

3) 2017 is on record as the hottest year globally without an El Nino event. In the UK 2 months were colder than the 1980-2010 average. Which were they? (2 pts)  Russell:  2018-01-22

4) Castoreum, which is used as vanilla flavoring in candies, is made from a secretion from the anal glands of what animal? (1 pt)  Russell:  2017-06-05

5) LASER and TASER share how many words in their acronyms? (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-10-19

6) Geography! Name the sovereign nations from the visual clues (4 pts)  Cav:  2018-04-13



7) According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, in Ancient Egypt who were the primary gods of: a) the underworld, death and resurrection b) chaos, violence, deserts and storms c) motherhood, fertility and childbirth. (3 pts)  Adam:  2017-01-14

8) The 'Curse of the Bambino' was a superstition affecting which baseball team after selling which player in 1918 to the New York Yankees? It lasted until this team won the World Series again in 2004. (2 pts)  Phil:  2019-01-07

9) There are only 3 letters that appear just once in Presidents of the USA's common names - generally speaking, middle names are initialised, but one of the answers comes from a President with 3 full names. Name the presidents for half a point extra each. All other letters appear multiple times. (3 pts)  Phil:  2018-03-28

10) The US has many iconic places, but which states would you find these famous landmarks? a) Mount Rushmore b) Harvard University c) The Liberty Bell d) Area 51 e) The Alamo (5 pts)  Ewan:  2018-11-21




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