Byline: Mike Harris
1 In which year who the first Llangollen International Music Festival held? 2 What are the capital towns or cities of these islands? Angelsey, Corsica, Crete, Cyprus, Greenland, Madeira, Majorca, Malta, New Zealand and Sicily.
3 Identify the three formal stages through which the British Empire passed to become the British Commonwealth. 4 Complete the missing names which serve as both first and second ones in this interlinked sequence ( ie, Ron Barry, Barry John, John Charles etc;) i) Billie-Jean ----- (Tennis), ii) ----- --( C17th Royal Nickname), iii) ----- --(US religious personality), iv) ----- --(Rugby coach), v) ----- --(US-born novelist), vi) ----- Galway. (Musician) 5 Solve these crossword clues and then merge the answers to make a Welsh place-name: i) Vehicle (3), ii) Spoil (3), iii) Adverb of time (4) 6 Identify the Shakespearean play in which a Roman general attempts to commit suicide after hearing that his lover Queen has already taken her life. 7 Complete the married names of these UK Prime Ministers' and US Presidents' wives: i) Audrey, ii) Cherie, iii) Eleanor, iv) Hillary, v) Jackie, vi) Ladybird, vii) Mary, viii) Michelle, ix) Norma, x) Pat and xi) Sarah.
8 How did Jim Burke (1930-79) and Tony Lock (1929-95) between them spoil Jim Laker's (1922-86) stupendous cricketing occasion during the 4th Test against Australia played at Manchester between July 26-31, 1956? 9 Complete the title of ------'s Vineyard a famous Massachusetts holiday island. Is the missing name, Marcia's, Margot's, Maria's, Marilyn's or Martha's ? 10 On the banks of which French river is Bordeaux situated? 2 The islands, their populations and capitals are, i) Anglesey/70,000/Llangefi, ii) Corsica/308,000/ Ajaccio, iii) Crete/625,000/Heraklion, iv) Cyprus/1.8m/Nicosia, v) Greenland/58,000/Nuuk, vi) Madeira/247,000/Funchal, vii) Majorca/793,000/Palma, viii) Malta/414,000/Valletta, ix) New Zealand/4.4m/Wellington, and x) Sicily/5. …