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Byline: Mike Harris

1 In the UK Internet A-Z Sports' List eleven activities end in 'ing' and six with 'ball' (excluding 'American Football'). Name them individually.

2 Identify the Michael Jackson (1958-2009) album which has remained the best seller of all time, together with the year of its issue. 3 What, theatrically speaking, have the following in common? Noel Coward (18991973), John Gielgud (1904-2000), Oliver Lyttelton (1893-1972), Ivor Novello (18931951) and Laurence Olivier (1907-89).

4 What and where is the lowest place on Earth?

5 Name the Welsh edifice being written about here: "..the difficulty with this viewpoint is that the politicians have allowed the Morfa dunes at the foot of the castle to be coated in a sprawl of bungalows, sheds and caravans. The humiliation of fortress Wales knows no bounds."

6 Which famous English sea captain's daring Cadiz raid in 1587 crucially delayed the launching of the Spanish Armada by a year? 7 Identify the single word which is used to describe, i) the amount of matter an object contains and, ii) a formal church service.

8 The following cities are the capitals of which Asian countries: Bangkok (8.1m), Beijing (17.4m), Islamabad (9m), Kabul (2.5m), Kuala Lumpur (7.2m), New Delhi (11.9m), Seoul (24.5m), Taipei (3.1m), Tokyo (12.7m) and Ulan Bator (1m)? 9 Hard paste (pate dur) and soft paste (pate tendre) are two distinct forms of which ceramic substance? 10 The following pairs of well-known/famous individuals have common surnames. What are they? i) Gary (actor/1901-1961) & James Fenimore (US writer/1789-1851), ii) Lord Alfred (poet/1870-1945) & Kirk (actor/1916- ), iii) Denholm (actor/1922-92) & Herb (athlete/1938- ), iv) Emily (feminist & publisher 1835-1895) & Marianne (singer & actress/1946- ) and, v) Ava (actress/1922/1990) & Erle Stanley (writer/1889-1970).

(c1230-1309) for Edward I (1239-1307) during the latter's eventually relatively successful quest to subdue the Welsh.

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It was Sir Francis Drake (c1540-c1596) who played a crucial part in the naval defeat of Spain in 1588. …

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