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Challenge fellow quizzers by posting your favourite questions and quizzes here.

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#134925 by treble1999
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:03 pm
1. Which animal is the national symbol of South Africa?
2. What were Edward VIII, his mother the Queen, his sister Mary and sister-in-law Alice doing when Edward announced his decision to abdicate the throne?
3. Which 1973 classic film featured Max von Sydow standing beside a floating bed?
4. The 1939 film Gone With The Wind won ten Academy Awards, but which award did the author Margaret Mitchell win?
5. Which popular comedian and television presenter featured on the cover of the comic Dandy from October 2010?
6. Who is Robert Ford infamous for killing in 1882?
7. Who is the longest serving US president, completing 12 years in office over four terms?
8. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth was an 1864 novel by which author?
9. Which well-known phenomenon does Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity principally describe?
10. What is the name of the character played by John Barrowman in Dr Who and Torchwood?

#134926 by Quiz master
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:35 pm
1.Springbok
6.Jesse James
7.Franklin D. Roosevelt
8.Jules Verne
9.Special and general relativity?
10.Captain Jack Harkness (great entertainer)

#134928 by JUS
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:45 pm
3 The Exorcist

#134953 by treble1999
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:43 pm
1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 are correct. 9 is wrong.

#135017 by treble1999
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:21 pm
Any more attempts?

2. What were Edward VIII, his mother the Queen, his sister Mary and sister-in-law Alice doing when Edward announced his decision to abdicate the throne?
clue - something which included turtles and pheasants...
4. The 1939 film Gone With The Wind won ten Academy Awards, but which award did the author Margaret Mitchell win?
clue - think of a literary prize
5. Which popular comedian and television presenter featured on the cover of the comic Dandy from October 2010?
clue - he is currently best known for presenting other peoples' videos
9. Which well-known phenomenon does Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity principally describe?
clue - it is a weighty subject

#135029 by JUS
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:04 pm
5 Harry Hill
9 gravity

#135052 by treble1999
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:38 pm
You're right JUS. Well done. It seems a bit limited how many are having a go, so I will avoid the drawn out finish and give all the answers.

1. Which animal is the national symbol of South Africa?
The Springbok
2. What were Edward VIII, his mother the Queen, his sister Mary and sister-in-law Alice doing when Edward announced his decision to abdicate the throne?
having dinner (Turtle soup followed by pheasant)
3. Which 1973 classic film featured Max von Sydow standing beside a floating bed?
The Exorcist
4. The 1939 film Gone With The Wind won ten Academy Awards, but which award did the author Margaret Mitchell win?
Pulitzer Prize
5. Which popular comedian and television presenter featured on the cover of the comic Dandy from October 2010?
Harry Hill
6. Who is Robert Ford infamous for killing in 1882?
Jesse James
7. Who is the longest serving US president, completing 12 years in office over four terms?
Franklin D Roosevelt
8. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth was an 1864 novel by which author?
Jules Verne
9. Which well-known phenomenon does Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity principally describe?
Gravity
10. What is the name of the character played by John Barrowman in Dr Who and Torchwood?
Captain Jack Harkness