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1. Identify the two gases involved in the process known as respiration. 2. Explain a connection between, i) a 1960s/1970s England & Sussex fast bowler (1941 -), ii) A Cambridge don/novelist (1905-1980) famous for 'The Corridors of Power''(1963), iii) a 'Carousel'' (1956) song associated with Robert Rounseville (1914-1974), and iv) a winter meteorological phenomena. 3. What is the quasi-technical term for these descriptions overheard by the WM journalist Denise Robertson (1934 -): i) I''m coming into this with an open kimono. ii) Run that up the flagpole and see if it flies, and, iii) You''re a lighthouse on a cloudy night. 4. With which world languages would you associate the following words: paddy, padrone, paella, pagoda, palais, pampas, pan (nature), Panchen Lama, panzer & pathos.

5. Which British actor said the following, They say sex is as good as a five mile run. I don''t think I move five miles making love, but we''ve got three bedrooms. Make of that what you will.

Was it: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, or, Michael Palin ? 6. Sir Terry Wogan (1941 - ) has been a BBC Radio 2 Breakfast presenter for an astonishing 28 years, from 1972-1984 and 1993-2009. List the other five hosts including the present incumbent.

7. Name three Shakespearean plays which have been famously transformed into US musicals 8. What is cuneiform ? 9. What have this select band of US politicians in common ? John Adams (1735-1826), Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), Richard Nixon (1913-1995), Lyndon Johnson (1908-1973), Gerald Ford (1913-2006 ) and George Bush (Snr/1924 -) 10. Complete the names of these well-known TV fictional characters - Adam A, Juliet B, David C, Ben C, Jonathan C, Henry F, Jane M, Adrian M, 9. These US politicians are those who have served their country as both Vice-Presidents and Presidents.

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