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Byline: Mike Harris

1 In the world of English/British royal succession, what have these dates in common? i) 1066, ii) 1483, &, iii) 1936. 2 How many letter Fs are there in this sentence? FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS. 3 British aircraft manufacturers have sometimes named their creations after British cities or towns. Which of these fit into this category? Aberdeen, Beverley, Bristol, Dartford, Enfield, Folkstone, Halifax, Hastings, Jersey, Lancaster, Lincoln, Newcastle, Oxford, Preston, Richmond, Stirling, Sunderland, Thames, Wellington and York.

4 1000 + 40 + 1000 + 30 + 1000 + 20 + 1000 + 10 = ? 5 "I think I shall ask the tartan bearer to be the conduit on this occasion." What is the connection between this sentence and the racehorse trainer, Sir Michael Stoute (1945-)? 6 Fill in the missing numbers in the following: "---days hath September,/April, June and November./All the rest have ---,/Excepting February alone/And that has --days clear/And ---in each leap year." 7 The following pairs of first names are taken from David Thomson's magisterial, 'The New Biographical Dictionary of Film'. Identify the five missing pairs of surnames? 10 The organisations in full are i) BElgium, NEtherlands & LUXembourg (1946), ii) Central Intelligence Agency (1947), iii) European Union (1993), iv) Group of Seven (1975), v) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (1948), vii) Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (1960), viii) United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (1946); and x) World Health Organisation (1948). QUIZOPEDIA ANSWERS Mike Harris i) Dana (1909-92) & Julie (1935- ), ii) Drew (1975- ), Lionel (1878-1954) & John (1892-1942), iii) Broderick (1911-96) & Joan (1906-77), iv) Farley (1925- ) & Stewart (1913-93), v) Jose (1912-1992) & Mel (1917- ). 8 Which human figure in which major Welsh church did art critic Peter Sager (1945- ) describe as "Murder In The Cathedral"? 9 Imagine a book blurb concerning Africa which has used the A-Z principle to underline the publication's breadth and depth. …