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The quiz master is already enjoying his Christmas break, but before he left he deposited...

The quiz master is already enjoying his Christmas break, but before he left he deposited 15 sealed envelopes in mysterious locations around London which have since been collated into the quiz you see before you. Fifteen questions to test your topical and general knowledge, featuring some of your favourite Thursday friends: Ron from Sparks, Kate Bush, and that Doctor Who reference to spot. Let us know how you get on in the comments
The Thursday quiz, No 34

1.VLAD THE EMPLOYEE: In a documentary, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin revealed that following the collapse of the Soviet Union, he was forced to take which job in order to make ends meet?

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2.SQUID GAME, BUT FOR FUNDING EDUCATION: A video has gone viral showing ten teachers pitted against each other to scramble for dollar bills to fund school supplies. In which state of the US?

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3.SPORT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN: Founding members of the European Super League Tottenham Hotspur were unable to play their Europa Conference League group game last week due to Covid, and now face being expunged from the competition. Which French team did they pull out from playing?

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4.TINTINOLOGY: The sixth Tintin book was called L’Oreille Cassée in French. What was the English title?

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5.ART FOR ART’S SAKE: Here are some people looking at ‘A Bar at the Folies-Bergère’, painted in 1882. But who painted it?

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6.MUSIC: The song Art For Art’s Sake was a hit for who in the UK in the 1970s?

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7.GCSE SCIENCE CORNER: It is biology this week, and we are going to ask you a question about how kids get taught about sexytimes these days. Egg cells and sperm cells each contain these structures. Which is the correct order from smallest to largest?

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8.ENSEMBLE CASTS: Who narrates the world inhabited by Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka?

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9.BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: There were reports this week that South and North Korea, China and the US have agreed ‘in principle’ to declare a formal end to the Korean war. When did it start?

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10.MY BABY’S TAKING ME HOME: That’s a hypnotic 2002 song by Sparks where Russell sings the title My Baby’s Taking Me Home over 100 times. But that’s not important right now. Where was Queen Elizabeth II born?

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11.HOME FROM HOME: These days the British royal family consider their home in Scotland to be Balmoral. Which monarch was the first to possess it, after it was purchased from the Farquharson family?

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12.FLAGS OF JOY: Presumably nothing makes you feel more ‘O Canada! With glowing hearts we see thee rise!’ than a flag that features both the British Union flag AND the English flag for good measure. So where in Canada does this flag represent?

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13.ON THIS DAY: Talking of the colonies, 16 December is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Which year?

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14.HAPPY BIRTHDAY: It is Benny from Abba’s birthday today. Happy birthday, Benny! But when Abba won the 1974 Eurovision song contest with Waterloo, which English venue was hosting the event?

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15.INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: We bade farewell to Anne Rice this week, who died aged 80. Tom Cruise played the main character in the film version of her debut novel Interview with the Vampire. What was the character’s name?

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If you do think there has been an egregious error in one of the questions or answers, please feel free to email [email protected] but remember, the quiz master’s word is always final, and you don’t want him breaking in and stealing all your presents.

 

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