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Set by Ali  |  38 pts     (2019-11-29)

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1) Bike race names: a) The words ronde (Flemish), giro (Italian) and vuelta (Spanish) are used for bike races. What single word do they all translate to? b) The words flèche (French) and pijl (Flemish) are also used for bike races. What single word do they translate to? Hint: pijl comes from the Latin pilum. English has a word very similar to flèche which relates to the thing in question. (2 pts)  Ali:  2019-11-29

2) Shakespeare's home is in Stratford upon Avon, but which county is that in? (1 pt)  Ali:  2019-11-29

3) Match these fallacious arguments to these fallacies (ad hominem, circulus in probando, post hoc ergo propter hoc, straw man): a) Opium induces sleep because it has a soporific quality b) I forgot to bring my umbrella, so it rained c) Your criticism of hip hop is incorrect because you are a racist d) We should relax the laws on drugs (4 pts)  Ali:  2019-11-29

4) Name the 5 countries that have more than 10 3-Michelin-star restaurants (5 pts)  Ali:  2019-11-29

5) Jane Krakowski (pictured) has been in over 50 episodes of 4 different TV shows. Name them. (4 pts)  Ali:  2019-11-29



6) General Sir Charles James Napier is said to have communicated the successful capture of a province of Pakistan with a single latin word, 'peccavi'. This is the first person singular perfect tense of a verb, the translation of which can be heard in catholic confessions. What is the name of the province? (1 pt)  Ali:  2019-11-29

7) Which of the following is true: a) At least one team was guaranteed to win no stages at the 2019 Tour De France b) At least one team was guaranteed to win multiple stages at the 2019 Tour De France c) Neither of these (1 pt)  Ali:  2019-11-29

8) The following social media platforms both have/had co-founders with very prominent accounts on those platforms. What are their first names? a) Myspace b) Twitter (2 pts)  Ali:  2019-11-29

9) Name the high-profile incumbent MPs who are either projected to lose or be in danger of losing their seat in the 2019 UK General Election under YouGov's MRP model. NB 'in danger' = the lowest projection of the incumbent is lower than the highest projection of the best challenger: a) Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Con) b) East Dunbartonshire (LD) c) Chingford and Woodford Green (Con) d) Bolsover (Lab) (High profile to some extent because of length of time in parliament) e) North West Durham (Lab) (5 pts)  Ali:  2019-11-29

10) Name the 7 countries beginning with A or B whose capitals begin with the same letter as the country. (7 pts)  Ali:  2019-11-29

11) Which REM album is being re-released this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary? (1 pt)  Ali:  2019-11-29

12) Name the 5 authors who have won multiple booker prizes. One was joint winner this year. The novels they have won for are as follows (in alphabetical order of surname): a) The Testaments, The Blind Assassin b) Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang c) Life & Times of Michael K, Disgrace d) Troubles, The Siege of Krishnapur e) Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies (5 pts)  Ali:  2019-11-29




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