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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 A dab­bling duck is one that only feeds on sur­face veg­e­ta­tion and does not dive. What is the com­mon name for a dab­bling duck of the genus Anas ? Which for­age fish found in north­ern oceans is called a kip­per when smoked? What was the first name of the French writer (with the ap­pro­pri­ate last name France) who won the 1921 No­bel Prize for Lit­er­a­ture? A Bri­tish com­edy dou­ble act of the

5 1980s con­sisted of Ed­die Large, and his part­ner Syd, who had what last name? An English pot­tery com­pany was founded in Stoke-on-Trent by Josiah, who earned renown for per­fect­ing un­der-glaze blue trans­fer print­ing on china. What was his last name, which was also the com­pany’s?

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