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1

Which of these created a popular detective character with the first name of "Jane"?

A
Agatha Christie
B
P D James
C
Patricia Cornwell
D
John le Carré
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2

Who formally became Emperor of Japan in 1926 and became its constitutional monarch in 1946?

A
Hirohito
B
Tanisha
C
Akihito
D
Taishō
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3

The London production of which play by acclaimed Australian playwright, David Williamson, won him the George Devine Award, the first time for a non-UK writer?

A
Don's Party
B
The Removalists
C
Sanctuary
D
Brilliant Lies
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4

The tiny Socotra archipelago, inhabited since the early stone age and once an integral part of trade networks in the area, lies where?

A
24 kilometres (15 mi) east of Somalia
B
380 kilometres (240 mi) south of the Arabian Peninsula
C
24 kilometres (15 mi) west of Gibraltar
D
380 kilometres (240 mi) south of Sri Lanka
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5

What is not usually a phrase for which the acronym PDF is used?

A
Platform Divers Float
B
Portable document format
C
Planar deformation features
D
Professional Drivers' Foundation
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6

Where would you meet the terms straight rail, cushion, balkline, artistic and cowboy?

A
Carom billiards
B
Rodeo
C
Pool
D
Air hockey
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7

The longest word in the English language, and probably contrived to be so, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. What does it mean?

A
Matter ejucted during an eruption
B
A lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs
C
An eye disease that causes a permanent squint
D
A cold sore
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