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Byline: Mike Harris

1. The following is an alphabetical list of Russian rulers since 1945. Reorganise in date order. i) Yuri Andropov, ii) Leonid Brezhnev, iii) Konstantin Chernenko, iv) Mikail Gorbachev, v) Nikita Krushchev, vi) Georgy Malenkov vii) Vladimir Putin, viii) Joseph Stalin, and, ix) Boris Yeltsin. 2. "It takes the nearest 88 days to complete a circuit and nearly 250 years for the furthest to do the same thing." Name the nearest and the furthest. 3. What are the four basic tastes to which the tongue and its buds are sensitive to? 4. Joan Collins once said the following in Playboy. "Every tacky starlet in England whose gotten $25,000 for writing 'My Night With... ' " Complete the "Fab Five'" names she mentions in the quotation: Warren, David, George, Ryan and Rod 5. Name the British novelist and political writer who wrote the following. "Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting."

10. The descriptions prefixed with Oxford are, Bags, Comma, Committee for Famine Relief, Gazette, Landing, Marmalade, Movement: the Cambridge examples are Apostles, Diet, Massachusetts, Platonists, Spy Ring, Rules & Theatre. QUIZOPEDIA ANSWERS Mike Harris 6. List the eight main towns which the A40 either goes through or skirts on its East-West journey through Wales 7. In 2007, a Walk of Fame was established in London's Battersea Park in order to pay respect to these dogs of film or TV fame. Identify their breeds: Bobby, Bullseye, Chance & Shadow, Fang, Grommit, Lassie & Toto 8. The following are three opening sentences of famous novels by the Bront sisters. Identify them and the particular sister involved. i) "I have just returned from a visit to my landlord", ii) "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day;" and, iii) "You must go back with me to the year of 1827."

9. If furniture is described as 'Restoration' what is the crucial calendar date.involved? - 1560, 1660 or 1760? 10. The following words can be prefixed by either Cambridge or Oxford Which will apply where? …