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Lady Jane Gray - She was executed at the young age of 16 or 17.Who reigned over England for only nine days, and then was convicted of high treason?

       a. Edward VI
       b. Mary I
       c. Lady Jane Gray
       d. Elizabeth I

John Osborne - Written in 17 days, Look Back in Anger was mostly autobiographical.Which English playwright wrote the play, "Look Back in Anger"?

       a. Robert Daborne
       b. James Albery
       c. John Osborne
       d. Robert Dodsley

Lemuel - Published in 1726, it's Jonathan Swift's best known book.What was Gulliver's first name in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels?

       a. Frances
       b. Henry
       c. Lemuel
       d. Edward

Yellow - The flowers are edible and can be used in salads, tea and to make wine.What colour are the flowers found on a gorse bush?

       a. Yellow
       b. Red
       c. White
       d. Blue

Midas - In Hawthorne's version of the myth, Midas's daughter turns into a gold statue when he touches her.According to Greek mythology, which king was cursed by his wish, to turn everything he touched into gold?

       a. Otreus
       b. Midas
       c. Mygdon
       d. Homer

Goldilocks - The story also originally featured three bachelor bears which later evolved into Father, Mother, and Baby Bear.Which fairy tale character was originally described as an old woman, only later revised to be a young girl?

       a. Goldilocks
       b. The Goose Girl
       c. Red Riding Hood
       d. Snow White

Palm Trees - The largest supply of sago comes from the East Indies.Where does the starch sago come from?

       a. Palm Trees
       b. Pine Trees
       c. Maple Trees
       d. Oak Trees

Cycling - Velodromes can be found indoors or outdoors.What sporting event would you find taking place in a velodrome?

       a. Fencing
       b. Basketball
       c. Cycling
       d. Track and Field

Doc - The original Snow White story, by the Brothers Grimm, did not include any names for the dwarfs.In the story Snow White, which of the seven dwarfs wore glasses?

       a. Doc
       b. Dopey
       c. Grumpy
       d. Sleepy

1945 - Anne died of typhus while at the Auschwitz concentration camp.Known for her diary that was written while in hiding from the Germans, in what year did Anne Frank die?

       a. 1939
       b. 1945
       c. 1955
       d. 1950

Buzz Aldrin - Buzz is the second person to walk on the Moon.Which well-known historical figure is credited with the following quote "Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed"?

       a. Amelia Earhart
       b. Buzz Aldrin
       c. Neil Armstrong
       d. Charles Lindbergh

Vincent Van Gogh - In a little over a decade, Van Gogh produced more than 2,100 artworks.Sunflowers are the subject of two series of still life paintings by which painter?

       a. Pablo Picasso
       b. Claude Monet
       c. Vincent Van Gogh
       d. Paul Gauguin

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Twiki's model number is 22-23-T.On which 1970's television series would you see a pint-sized robot named Twiki?

       a. Battlestar Galactica
       b. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
       c. Lost in Space
       d. The Prisoner

28 - Dominoes first appeared in Italy during the 18th century.How many dominoes would you find in a standard dominoes set?

       a. 28
       b. 32
       c. 34
       d. 36

Hawaii - The beach was originally a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s.In which American state would you be if you were sunbathing on Waikiki Beach?

       a. Hawaii
       b. Florida
       c. California
       d. Alaska

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