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1. Apple and EMI recently released the digitally re-mastered versions of all the Beatles UK Studio Albums. Complete the titles of these perennials: i) Till ----- -You, ii) ------ We Said Today, iii) -'-- -------Sun, iv) ------ To Ride, v) -- My ----, vi)-- I ---- You, vii) ------- Rigby, viii) Lucy -- --- --- --Diamonds, ix) I Am The -----, x) Back In The ----, xi) -Darling, xii) Lady -------, and, xiii) Hey ----.

2. What are the technical words in poetry which are used to describe, i) a two-line stanza, and, ii) a four-line couplet? 3. Pakistan is sandwiched between three countries. Name them.

4. How many trilithons are standing at Stonehenge in Wiltshire? Is it, 2, 5, or 7? 5. Six of the following family names have been taken from Jane Austen's novels. Which? Bennet, Dashwood, Elliot, England, Gardiner, Lawrence, Morland, Price, Woodhouse and Sand. 6. Identify the ballet dancer who once wrote, "The one thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking oneself seriously. The first is imperative, the second is disastrous." 7. At which Dyfed castle was Gerald of Wales born? 8. What are these when written correctly? BREEMPEST, CHARM, GUTASU, PRALI & AMY. 9. According to Genesis, God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden because they tasted the forbidden fruit. But who ate first and was thus the tempter? 7. Manorbier. 8. Written correctly and collectively, they are five months of the year, namely SEPTEMBER (30), MARCH (31), AUGUST (31), APRIL (30) & MAY (31) 9. Eve ate first and then tempted Adam so that he, too, succumbed. 10. The completed titles are i) The Canterbury Tales /Geoffrey Chaucer/c1380/1343-1400; ii)Death in Venice/Thomas Mann/1912/ 1875-1955; iii) Down And Out In Paris & London/George Orwell/1933/1903-50; iv) Eyeless in Gaza/Aldous Huxley/1936/1894-1963; v) Jamaica Inn/Daphne du Maurier/1936/ 1907-89; vi) The Odessa File/Frederick Forsyth/1972/1938- ; vii) Our Man In Havana/Graham Greene/1958/1904-91; viii) A Passage To India/EM Forster/1924/ 1879-1970; ix) A Small Town In Germany/John Le Carr/1969/1931- ; x) Tales of the South Pacific/James Michener/1947/1907-97. …

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