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Set by Phil  |  35 pts     (2018-02-08)

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1) Hotmail was originally styled with 4 of the letters capitalised, which were they? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-02-08

2) a) Three films have won 11 Oscars (the most ever), name one. They won in 1959, 1997 and 2003. b) Of the films that have won 8 Oscars, two are named after historical figures, but using only a single name. One was born in 1756, one in 1869. Name the film titles. (3 pts)  Phil:  2018-02-08

3) A non-contact version of Rugby (both codes, mainly aimed at children) is known by which two-word name? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-02-08

4) Who is the documentary filmmaker who has made programmes including The Power of Nightmares, Bitter Lake and HyperNormalisation? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-02-08

5) Due to some quirky time zones, eastern Kiribati is the first place to see in a new day. What time/date would it be in London when they celebrate the beginning of a new year? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-02-08

6) LAX is the common name for Los Angeles International Airport, but where did this name come from? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-02-08

7) Roughly describe these syndromes: a) Stockholm b) Munchausen by Proxy c) Asperger (3 pts)  Phil:  2018-02-08

8) Oology isn't the study of oos, but is the study of what? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-02-08

9) a) Which captial of an EU country scores highest in scrabble? b) Which non-EU European country's capital used to be called Titograd, but now is named after a hill/mountain, along with its parent country? (2 pts)  Phil:  2018-02-08

10) a) The standard set of dollar notes and pound notes are almost the same (if you include the various UK notes used around the country). Which dollar demonination has no equivalent note in the UK? b) If an American is "all about the Benjamins", which note are they all about? c) Due to a takeover of the note-issuing bank, this slightly-weird looking Sterling note is in circulation where? (obvious locating info removed). (3 pts)  Phil:  2018-02-08



11) A restaurant diner known as a quatorzième and an ornamental cat at the Savoy Hotel called Kaspar are people / animals made to sit at a dinner table to avoid what situation? (1 pt)  Phil:  2018-02-08

12) Name these rappers from their birth names: a) Curtis Jackson b) Sean Combs c) Christopher Wallace d) Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (4 pts)  Phil:  2018-02-08

13) a) Roman Britain started in what year? b) To the nearest 100 years, how long did this period last? (2 pts)  Phil:  2018-02-08

14) These major world events are long burned in the memory, but what year did they occur in? a) 9/11 b) Boxing Day Tsunami c) Death of Princess Diana d) Fall of the Berlin Wall (4 pts)  Phil:  2018-02-08

15) The seven SI base units are shown in this picture, but what seven things do they measure? (half point if you just name the unit, not what it measures) (7 pts)  Phil:  2018-02-08






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