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9 April 2012

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Latest Questions: 9 April 2012

Which rugby world cup winner won the first series of Celebrity MasterChef in 2006? Matt Dawson
Who was hanged in 1953, aged 19, for the murder of policeman Sidney Miles during a burglary in Croydon - although the shot was fired by 16-year old Chris Craig? Derek Bentley
To whom was the actress Sharon Tate married when she was murdered by followers of Charles Manson in 1969? Roman Polanski
In the Bible, who beheaded her suitor, the Assyrian general Holofernes - making a popular subject for artists? Judith
Which chemical element was known to the ancient Romans as plumbum? Lead
Who was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986, declaring martial law in 1972? Ferdinand Marcos
In which year was the Ryder Cup moved from odd years to even years? 2002

The 2001 tournament was postponed for 12 months (to September 2002) following the 9/11 attacks.

Which brand of cigarettes was advertised with the slogan "pure gold"? Benson & Hedges
What was the name of Blue Peter's first guide dog puppy, introduced in 1964? Honey
In Shakespeare, whose flashes of merriment were wont to set the table on a roar? Yorick's (according to Hamlet)
Begin the Beguine was the signature tune of whose famous big band in the 1930s? Artie Shaw
What is the more familiar name for the Song (or Canticle) of Simeon - taken from a text in Luke's gospel - whose opening words are "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace"? Nunc Dimittis

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