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Each of th­ese is a quiz ques­tion in its own right, but the an­swers con­nect to a common theme, which could be any­thing from plumb straight­for­ward to bizarrely lat­eral

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4 What ad­jec­tive did the let­ter ‘A’ re­ceive, in the ti­tle of a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne (pic­tured)? Pro­ducer-di­rec­tor Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola’s fa­ther is cred­ited with hav­ing pro­vided ad­di­tional mu­sic to sup­ple­ment Nino Rota’s ma­jes­tic score for the God­fa­ther movies. What was his first name? The four stones con­sid­ered to be pre­cious are sap­phire, di­a­mond, emer­ald and which other? What word means to put ashore and aban­don on a des­o­late is­land or coast by way of pun­ish­ment? 5 In the hu­man body what word de­scribes the bor­der or ex­posed mar­gin of the up­per or lower lip?

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