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Where would we be without the Thursday quiz? One of the other days of the week, I guess. All of your favorites are here as you face 15 topical or general knowledge questions. Can you spot the hidden Doctor Who reference? Can you avoid the allure of answering Kate Bush’s music question? And will Ron of Sparks end up disappointed in you – again? It’s not entirely serious, but let us know how you fared in the comments.

The Thursday quiz, n ° 33

1.LITERATURE: Julia Donaldson revealed that the editors had a problem with her initial opening verse for the Superworm book. How had she wanted to open the children’s book?

2.EVEN BUT NOW EVEN MORE bizarre LITERATURE: Which book won the public vote for the Diagram award for “Strangest Book Title of the Year” in 2021?

3.OOOOOOOF: The other week a homeowner in Maryland tried to fight something with charcoal, but burned his own house down, causing over a million dollars in damage. What were they trying to fight?

4.SPORT (-ISH): Magnus Carlsen was embroiled in an epic battle for the World Chess Championship in Dubai, which racked up pageviews on our live blogs. But who or what is he playing?

5.MUSICAL CHESS: Who achieved worldwide success in the 1980s with One Night in Bangkok, written by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and based on the musical Chess?

6.LIGHTEN UP, MORRISSEY: It’s a 2008 Sparks song where a man complains that his girlfriend always compares him unfavorably to the Smiths frontman. But that’s not important at the moment. When did Morrissey first perform in a “Fuck the Guardian” t-shirt?

7.GCSE SCIENCE CORNER: Speaking of bitter old things, in 1774 Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele is credited with the isolation of which element, to which he gave the catchy name “dephlogisticated muriatic acid air”

8.ENSEMBLE DISTINGS: Which of these shows, which can be grouped together as ‘Black Scandi’, featured a regular cast including Søren Malling, Lars Mikkelsen and Sofie Gråbøl?

9.FLAG OF JOY: It is the flag of a French overseas territory. Who?

ten.EACH TRAIN GOES EAST FROM HERE: What is the most westerly passenger station in Wales?

11.FREE WALES THINGS: Over the next year or so, every household in Wales will be offered something free as part of a Welsh Government plan to tackle the climate emergency. What?

12.TODAY: On December 9, 2017, the Marriage Amendment Bill received Royal Assent and came into force, making Australia the 26th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. Which country was the first to do so, in 2001?

13.NEW GREEN DEAL: It’s Green Party MP Caroline Lucas’ birthday today. Happy birthday Caroline! But the question is, how many times has she been elected MP for Brighton Pavilion?

14.HAPPY BIRTHDAY: It’s also Judi Dench’s birthday today. Happy birthday Judi! But what was the first James Bond movie she played M?

15.WHAMAGEDDON: This is the game where people try to go from December 1 to 24 without hearing Wham’s Last Christmas !, one of the greatest Christmas singles of all time. But in what year did it first become a No.1 hit in the UK singles charts?

  • If you think there has been a glaring error in any of the questions or answers, please feel free to send an email to [email protected], but remember that a word from the master of the quiz is always final and you would not want it to warn you. Santa that you should be put on the naughty list

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