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5 March 2012

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Latest Questions: 5 March 2012

Which is the only Shakespeare play that refers to America (by that name)? The Comedy of Errors
Dallas, Kane, Lambert, Ash, Brett and Parker are the six who don't survive, in which 1979 film? Alien
In a traditional pack of playing cards, what does each Queen hold? A flower
Which TV spin–off group had Top Ten hits with Hi-Fidelity and Starmaker in 1982? The Kids from 'Fame'
The Rats and The Fog, published in 1973 and 1975 respectively, were the first two novels by which British horror writer? James Herbert
What is a loupe? A magnifying lens

Loupes are used by jewellers and other professionals.  According to Wikipedia, a loupe differs from a magnifying glass in that it doesn't have a handle.  (It often has a hinged cover.)

Who won an FA Cup winner's medal in 1964, and played in the Worcestershire team that won the County Championship in the same year? Jim Standen

Jim Standen played in goal for West Ham, and topped the English bowling averages in 1964 - although due to his football commitments he only played in 11 of Worcestershire's 28 County Championship matches.

In the TV series Life on Mars (and also in Ashes to Ashes), who played Detective Chief Inspector Gene Hunt? Philip Glenister
In the films Cars and Cars 2, who voiced the central character - a rookie racing car named Lightning McQueen? Owen Wilson
Which agricultural product gives its name to the area of West Yorkshire between Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield? Rhubarb (it's the Rhubarb Triangle)
Which Sky TV black comedy thriller series, broadcast from 2011, stars Max Beesley, Marc Warren, Philip Glenister and John Simm? Mad Dogs
With which team did Jenson Button start his Formula 1 career (in the year 2000)? Williams
Who was the first Prime Minister of South Africa, serving from 1910 to 1919? Louis Botha
Who was the first high-profile woman referee in snooker? - recruited in 2001, she officiated at the final of the World Championships in 2009 Michaela Tabb
Which English county became part of Cambridgeshire in 1974? Huntingdonshire
Which famous English comedian was born Michael Joseph Pennington in 1971? Johnny Vegas
In which country were the actors Christopher Plummer, William Shatner, and Donald Sutherland born? Canada

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