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  1. Can you name the main character in the Arthur Miller play Death of a Salesman?
  2. In a 1789 letter, Benjamin Franklin wrote: "nothing can be said to be certain, except death and" ... what?
  3. Which bird became a byword in the English language for the extinction of a species?
  4. What word describes a stately or impressive building housing a tomb or group of tombs?
  5. In 1876, who was shot and killed while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, whilst hold cards which became known as the dead man's hand?

  6. Which 1975 American science fiction film starring David Carradine is based on a short story by Ib Melchior?
  7. What, in the first Star Wars film, is stated to be more than 99 miles in diameter and crewed by an estimated 1.7 million military personnel?
  8. Which year saw the death of Elvis Presley?
  9. Who is the author of the 1912 novella Death in Venice?
  10. Who directed the 1974 American vigilante film Death Wish?
  11. American singer Michael Jackson died in which year?
  12. What did ancient Egyptians shave off as a sign of mourning when their cats died?
  13. Which British 1980 documentary led some Middle Eastern governments to threaten trade relations with the UK?
  14. What is the collective name of the three highly powerful magical objects supposedly created by Death and given to each of three brothers in the Peverell family?
  15. Which 2010 supernatural horror film written and directed by Steven Lawson shares its name with 'something that is very likely'?
  16. Who sung the 1981 duet "Dead Ringer for Love" with Meat Loaf?
  17. Which book was first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 1 November 1937?
  18. Who said: "A Single death is a tragedy, a million a statistic"?
  19. In which year were the last executions in Britain?
  20. Which former American president's wife said: "More people would be alive if we had a death penalty"?
  21. The Black Death is estimated to have killed up to 60 percent of the European population in which century?
  22. Who wrote: "the female of the species is more deadly than the male"?
  23. What name is shared by Josef Mengele, a song by Thin Lizzy, and the title of a Jack Higgins novel?
  24. Whose death warrant was signed by Elizabeth I on February the 1st, 1587?
  25. Who created the British television sitcom Till Death Us Do Part?
  26. What is the deadly poisonous fungus Amanita phalloides commonly known as?
  27. Death Valley is a desert valley in which desert?
  28. Which poet died of an infected mosquito bite while on his way to the landings at Gallipoli in 1915?
  29. Can you name the British–French crime drama TV series created by Robert Thorogood?
  30. "Death or Glory" is a song on which album released in the UK on 14 December 1979?


  1. William "Willy" Loman
  2. Taxes
  3. Dodo (Dead as a Dodo)
  4. Mausoleum
  5. Wild Bill Hickok
  6. Death Race 2000
  7. Death Star
  8. 1977
  9. Thomas Mann
  10. Michael Winner
  11. 2009
  12. Their eyebrows
  13. Death of a Princess
  14. Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter book)
  15. Dead Cert
  16. Cher
  17. Death on the Nile (by Agatha Christie)
  18. Joseph Stalin
  19. 1964
  20. Nancy Reagan
  21. 14th century (1346 to 1353)
  22. Rudyard Kipling
  23. Angel of Death
  24. Mary, Queen of Scots
  25. Johnny Speight
  26. Death cap
  27. Mojave Desert (Death Valley in Eastern California)
  28. Rupert Brooke
  29. Death in Paraadise
  30. London Calling (by the Clash)