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Set by Martin  |  30 pts     (2017-02-05)

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1) Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles was a British statesman, Lieutenant-Governor of British Java and Governor-General of Bencoolen, best known for his founding in 1819 of which former British colony, which gained its independence from the UK in 1963? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-02-05

2) Believed by many experts to be a jointly built American-Israeli cyberweapon (though no organization or state has officially admitted responsibility), what is the name of the malicious computer worm, first identified in 2010, that targeted industrial computer systems and was responsible for causing substantial damage to Iran's nuclear program? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-02-05

3) According to the 2016 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, what are the 4 most common birds in the UK? (4 pts)  Martin:  2017-02-05

4) Which author delivered a celebrated commencement speech at Kenyon College, Ohio on the 21st of May, 2005 entitled 'This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life', later published in book form by Little, Brown and Company in 2009? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-02-05

5) The Central African Republic is Bangui in the middle of Africa (!), but which 6 countries does it border? (6 pts)  Martin:  2017-02-05

6) Which musician and composer wrote the soundtrack for the film Bodysong, in 2003, and has since scored films including There Will Be Blood (2007), Norwegian Wood (2010), We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011), The Master (2012) and Inherent Vice (2014)? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-02-05

7) Which 4 countries in the world have the highest populations of Kurdish peoples? (4 pts)  Martin:  2017-02-05

8) What 5-letter word can mean: fragments of coal and coal dust, a type of tide, a depression between hills, or a team communication tool? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-02-05

9) Which classical composer famously used the musical motif consisting of the notes D, E flat, C, B natural to represent himself, due to the German musical notation transliteration of the motif? (1 pt)  Martin:  2017-02-05

10) Picture round! One point for identifying each childrens' TV show and a bonus point for naming the depicted character. (10 pts)  Martin:  2017-02-05

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