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1

How did John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., the elder son of US President John F. Kennedy, die in 1999?

A
Land mine explosion
B
Assassination
C
Plane crash
D
Skiing accident
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2

In the 17th century, who invented the measurement called the "chain" used in surveying, which is made up of 100 "links"?

A
Edmund Gunther
B
Francis Beaufort
C
Robert Trollope
D
Walter Raleigh
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3

In the 19th century, who joined with Joseph and Thomas Huntley to become famous for making biscuits?

A
George Washington
B
George Harrison
C
George Burns
D
George Palmer
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4

Where did Jeffrey Eugenides, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Middlesex" (2002) dealing with gender identity and gene inheritance in a Greek family, grow up, an area he saw as a haunting and continuing influence?

A
Berlin, Germany
B
Corfu, Greece
C
Detroit, Michigan, USA
D
Ankara, Turkey
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5

Which English pop group became known for the 1982 No.1 hit "Come On Eileen", a single from their album Too-Rye-Ay?

A
Culture Club
B
Dexy's Midnight Runners
C
Bucks Fizz
D
Duran Duran
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6

Who was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the UK from 1930 to 1967, who is best remembered for the classic children's novels "The Midnight Folk" and "The Box of Delights" and many poems, including "Sea-Fever" from his anthology "Saltwater Ballads"?

A
John Betjeman
B
John Dryden
C
John Masefield
D
John Lennon
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7

Which British playwright is known for a body of increasingly non-naturalistic work, two of which are "Cloud Nine" and "Top Girls"?

A
Sarah Daniels
B
Sarah Kane
C
Caryl Churchill
D
Winsome Pinnock
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