The Quiz

The Saturday Paper - - Contents | The Week - Com­piled by Cindy Mac­Don­ald

1. What start­ing with ‘S’ is the name of what is known col­lo­qui­ally as Ja­pan’s bul­let train?

2. Do Mex­ico and Costa Rica share a land border?

3. Who is the main fe­male char­ac­ter in Jane Austen’s Per­sua­sion:

(a) Eliz­a­beth Ben­net, (b) Eli­nor Dash­wood; or (c) Anne El­liot?

4. Which mem­ber of the British royal fam­ily mar­ried this month at Wind­sor Cas­tle?

5. Which two Aus­tralian crick­eters scored ducks in their Test de­buts, against Pak­istan, this month?

6. French com­poser Claude De­bussy died in which cen­tury?

7. Who was the first woman to win a No­bel Prize?

8. The ad­jec­tive lupine re­lates to which an­i­mals?

9. In Greek leg­end, Peleus was the fa­ther of which fa­mous hero?

10. Whose mu­sic did Don­ald Trump this month say he liked about “25 per cent less now”? (Bonus point for nam­ing what the mu­si­cian did to prompt this com­ment.)

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