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Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - Up Front -

1. French Guiana, an over­seas re­gion of France, is on which con­ti­nent? 2. In the Old Tes­ta­ment, which book fol­lows Ex­o­dus? 3. “No­body puts Baby in the cor­ner” is the most mem­o­rable line from which 1987 film? 4. Sergei Lavrov is which coun­try’s for­eign min­is­ter? 5. True or false: The Chan­nel Is­lands are closer to Eng­land than France. 6. Who painted The Prom­e­nade, in which the artist holds his wife’s hand while she floats above him like a kite? 7. Which word, which has come to mean a “sen­ti­men­tal long­ing or wist­ful af­fec­tion for a pe­riod in the past,” was coined by Johannes Hafer, a Swiss doc­tor, in 1688? 8. Cana­dian singer Ce­line Dion (pic­tured) rep­re­sented which coun­try at the 1988 Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test? 9. The Dan­nebrog is which coun­try’s na­tional flag? 10. What was the sur­name of the US pres­i­dent after whom teddy bears were named? 11. Su­per­sti­tion pre­vented author Tru­man Capote from trav­el­ling on a plane if the pas­sen­gers in­cluded two what? 12. In which film did Roger Moore play James Bond for the first time? 13. In which Eu­ro­pean coun­try is the ski re­sort of Cervinia? 14. Kosher food is part of the di­etary law of which re­li­gion? 15. What is a tus­sis? 16. On what sea is the Rus­sian city of Sochi? 17. Who played Ma­tron Mag­gie Sloan in the Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion se­ries A Coun­try Prac­tice? 18. Name Mickey Mouse’s twin neph­ews. 19. How many legs does a lob­ster have? 20. What is the real first name of broad­caster John Laws? 21. What is 13 squared? 22. Who wrote the self-help book How to Win Friends and In­flu­ence Peo­ple? 23. Mac­quarie Univer­sity is in which Aus­tralian city? 24. Which Ed Sheeran song be­gins “The club isn’t the best place to find a lover”? 25. “Fault her deer­skin” is an ana­gram of which ac­tor’s name? 26. What na­tion­al­ity was fash­ion de­signer Chris­tian Dior? 27. Mis­cel­la­neous small items are bits and what? 28. Who was Aus­tralia’s 23rd prime min­is­ter from 1983-91? 29. Beirut is the cap­i­tal of which coun­try? 30. The song Some En­chanted Evening comes from which stage and film mu­si­cal?

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