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1. Which 2021 American science fiction action film directed by Edward Drake stars Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo?

Infinite

Cosmic Sin

Chaos Walking

The Tomorrow War

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2. Who was the caretaker-manager of Arsenal F.C. for four games before Arsene Wenger took over in 1996?

David O'Leary

Tony Adams

George Graham

Pat Rice

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3. Which actor was the first to portray Doctor Who in the BBC TV series in the episode An Unearthly Child?

Patrick Troughton

Jon Pertwee

Tom Baker

William Hartnell

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4. The extinct volcano known as Arthur's Seat can be found near the centre of which UK city?

Cardiff

Glasgow

Belfast

Edinburgh

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5. Which royal title, still in use today, was originally bestowed upon Henry VIII by Pope Leo X in 1521?

Protector of the Realm

Guardian of the Crown

Defender of the Faith

Supreme Sovereign

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6. Huey Morgan is best known as the frontman of which rock/hip hop band who had a 1996 hit with Scooby Snacks?

House of Pain

Cypress Hill

Beastie Boys

Fun Lovin' Criminals

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7. Which two words form the title of the 2005 winner of the Man Booker Prize, by John Banville, and, when repeated, form the title of the 1978 Booker Prize winner, by Iris Murdoch?

The Light

The Sea

The Moon

The Wind

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8. With 2 wins, which UK artist has received the most Mercury Prizes for best album?

PJ Harvey

David Bowie

Badly Drawn Boy

Adele

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9. Which influential parliamentary group is made up of all Conservative backbench MPs?

Parliamentary Association

The 1922 Committee

Backbenchers' Alliance

No Turning Back

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10. In the 2003 rugby world cup final, who brought England the title with an extra time drop goal?

Martin Johnson

Jason Robinson

Lawrence Dallaglio

Jonny Wilkinson

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11. Which 2019 song by British rapper AJ Tracey is named after an area of west London?

Maida Vale

Brent

Ladbroke Grove

Hammersmith

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12. Which footballer and subsequent pundit preceded Des Lynam as host of BBC's Match of the Day?

Martin Keown

Alan Hansen

Jimmy Hill

Gary Lineker

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13. According to the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth, which English city takes its name from a legendary king named Leir?

Leicester

Liverpool

Lancaster

Lincoln

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14. Which botanist and later president of the Royal Society accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific?

Gregor Mendel

Charles Darwin

Alfred Russel Wallace

Joseph Banks

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15. What is the English title of the classic German novel Im Westen Nichts Neues, which was first published in 1928?

War and Peace

The Guns of August

Slaughterhouse-Five

All Quiet On The Western Front

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16. Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning star in which 2020 drama film about 24 hours in a dementia sufferer's life?

The Lost Daughter

Ordinary Love

The Roads Not Taken

The Father

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17. Which former member of the Spice Girls has had the most UK Top Ten singles as a solo artist?

Emma Bunton

Melanie C

Victoria Beckham

Geri Halliwell

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18. Who is the most recent person to have served two non-consecutive terms as UK prime minister?

Harold Wilson

David Cameron

Tony Blair

John Major

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19. Which retired footballer was the first to score one hundred goals in the Premier League?

Wayne Rooney

Cristiano Ronaldo

Thierry Henry

Alan Shearer

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20. Which BBC radio station was launched on 19 December 1932?

BBC World Service

BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 4

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