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#1. A famous former film star was killed in a car crash in 1982. What was her full name? [G—- —–]

#2. Name this female prison reformer, born in 1780, married into a Quaker family and lived in the east end of London and Norwich. [Elizabeth —]

#3. American Dennis Tito became famous as the first WHAT in 2001? [Space ——-]

#4. This anthropologist and Explorer born in 1914, created the balsa raft Kon Tiki in which he sailed 8,000 km. [Thor H–erd—]

#5. At what address did the murderer Christie live? [10 R——ton Place]

#6. Billed as the society wedding of the decade, what are the surnames of Ben and Kate who married on September 20th 2003? [R—-child and Go——h]

#7. By what characters name is Paul O’Grady better known? [Lily ——]

#8. Who was the first Governor of the Bank of England from 1694 to 1697. [Sir John H——]

#9. For what is the Italian Michaelangelo Antonioni best known? [F— D——-]

#10. How is architect and designer Charles Edward Jeanneret better known? [Le C——–]

#11. In 1918 female doctor Marie Stopes published a book on sex called [M—— Love].

#12. In Roald Dahl’s book, who owned a Chocolate Factory?

#13. Which US Vice President famously corrected an elementary school child’s spelling of the word potato saying that is should have an extra e at the end? [— ——]

#14. Who said on National Television I did not have sexual relations with that woman?

#15. In which country was film actor Arnold Schwarzenegger born?

#16. Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark were successive Prime Ministers of which country?

#17. Name the lighthouse keepers daughter who lived from 1815 to 1842 and was famous for rescuing people from a shipwrecked steamer off the northeast coast of England. [Grace D——]

#18. Name the odd one out – Locke, Hume, Benaud, Mill, Voltaire.

#19. Which orchestral conductor, born 1955, knighted in 1994, made his name with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. [Sir Simon R—–]

#20. Who was President of Norway from 1942-1945 under German occupation. His name is synonymous with traitor. [Vidkun Q——-]

#21. Queen Victoria transmitted a blood disease to one son who contracted it, and seven grandchildren who were carriers. What was the disease? [H———-]



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