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#1. Name the Scottish economist born in 1723 who authored the influential book on Economics The Wealth of Nations?

#2. Scottish journalist and political commentator, born 1959, editor of the Independent for two years until 1988, who had his own show on BBC1 on Sunday mornings? [Andrew M—]

#3. Name the shipping magnate born who founded Norway’s largest shipping line?

#4. What is the first name of the Duke and Duchess of Yorks second child. [E——]

#5. The first documented Siamese twins were called Chang and Eng Bunker. But what do Chang and Eng mean in their native language? [—- and —–]

#6. He was twice Prime Minister and was Field Marshall in the Peninsula War. His first name is Arthur but he is known as? [—- of W———]

#7. Victor Kiam liked the product so much he bought which company?

#8. What are the names of Princess Anne’s two children?

#9. What did the E stand for in the name of Confederate general Robert E Lee?

#10. What English philosopher was imprisoned in 1918 aged 36, and again at the age of 89 for his anti-war views? [B——- R——]

#11. What is Author P D James first name? [Ph——]

#12. What is Dolly Parton’s bra size? [–DD]

#13. What high profile job did Dr Rowan Williams take up in 2003?

#14. What is the first name of the scientist on the back of the current 10 note? [——- ——]

#15. What is the first name of the son of Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit? [L—–]

#16. What is the name of Superman’s girlfriends – there are two, one when he was at school and one when he was an adult. [L— L— and L— L—]

#17. What is the name of the Malawian boy who is to be adopted by Madonna? [David B—-]

#18. What is the real name of the 1960’s/70’s model Twiggy? [Leslie H—–]

#19. What make of car did Chris Evans buy Billie Piper as a wedding present? [——-]

#20. What nationality was actor Anthony Quinn?

#21. What nationality was Mother Theresa of Calcutta? [——–]

#22. What nationality was the famous murderer Dr Crippen?

#23. What nationality was the spy Mata Hari? [—–]

#24. What was the Casanovas day job? [L——–]

#25. What was the adopted nationality of the painter El Greco?

#26. What was the name of the mythological inventor who designed wax wings so that he and his son could escape from the Minotaur’s labyrinth? [D——-]

#27. What was the name of the Venetian explorer who was the first European to cross the whole of Asia, returning from China with a book about his travels? [—– —-]



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