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  1. On 31 October 2009, which British daily newspaper published its 10,000th issue?
  2. The work of architect Antoni Gaudi is mostly associated with which city?
  3. A quad bike may also be known as an ATV - what does the acronym ATV stand for?
  4. The famous Azure Window, a 28-metre-tall natural limestone arch, fell into the sea in March 2017 - to which country did it belong?
  5. Which comedian has appeared in the sitcom Not Going Out as Toby and is also a regular panellist on the satirical comedy show Mock the Week?
  6. What is the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey called?
  7. Which Cairo born journalist and broadcaster presented a British television documentary series that ran from 1958 to 1994?
  8. The British farthing was in circulation for 100 years and ceased to be legal tender in 1960, from 1937 onwards it featured the image of which type of bird?
  9. Which English city is home to Bishop Grosseteste University and a 3rd-century Roman gate called Newport Arch?
  10. Which pale blue gas is formed from dioxygen by the action of ultraviolet light?
  11. Which common species of bat is the smallest found in Europe?
  12. What common name is given to a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings?
  13. Former Manchester City footballer George Weah has become the President of which country?
  14. A Haiku is a very short form of Japanese what?
  15. Which popular drink was sold in a glass bottle with a yellow cellophane wrap until 1983?
  16. Which sort of birds are associated with the Tower of London?
  17. The palace and main residence of English monarchs in London, from 1530 until 1698, gives its name to which well known London road?
  18. Which highly controversial process for extracing gas uses a high-pressure water mixture directed at the rock to release the gas inside?
  19. Which famous poet worked for over thirty years as a librarian at Hull University?
  20. What is Dan yr Ogof in South Wales famous for?
  21. In the 1979 science fiction film Alien, the creature's vocalizations were provided by which English ornithologist and entertainer, best known for his bird impersonations?
  22. What is the English translation of the French word oeuf? (Hint: it's a food item)

Answers:

  1. The Daily Star
  2. Barcelona
  3. All-terrain vehicle
  4. Malta
  5. Hugh Dennis
  6. A hinny
  7. Alan Whicker
  8. Wren
  9. Lincoln
  10. Ozone
  11. Common pipistrelle
  12. A marionette
  13. Liberia
  14. Poetry
  15. Lucozade (after rebranding, between 1984 and 1989, UK sales tripled)
  16. Ravens
  17. Whitehall (from the Palace of Whitehall)
  18. Fracking
  19. Phillip Larkin
  20. Caves (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales)
  21. Percy Edwards
  22. Egg



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