Sunday Tribune

SUNDAY CHALLENGE

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1 What is the Spanish musical genre that can be both a musical form, known for its intricate rapid passages, and a dance characteri­zed by audible footwork?

2 Who is the French former footballer of the late 1980s and 1990s who became infamous for an incident where he launched a kung-fu style kick, directed at an opposing team fan, into a crowd of match spectators?

3 This form of headdress, best described as a lightweigh­t cloth-covered helmet, is now associated strongly with the British Empire although it was used by virtually all European colonial powers. What is this familiar headgear item called?

4 II was King of the Hellenes from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973?

5 These underwater creatures, said to be the fastest fish in the ocean, range throughout the warm and temperate parts of the world’s oceans. They are blue to grey in colour with white underbelli­es and they get their name from their spectacula­r dorsal fin that stretches nearly the length of their body and is much higher than their bodies are thick. What is the name of this fleet fishy?

6 What is the common name of AL 2881, the nearly 40% complete skeleton of an Australopi­thecus afarensis specimen discovered in 1974 in Ethiopia?

7 True or false, baseball was granted medal status for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona?

8 What was the name of the nuclear cruise missile submarine of the Russian Navy, lost with all hands when it sank in the Barents Sea in 2000?

9 Who is the current minister of South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprise­s?

10 In which US state does O.J. Simpson reside as of November 2009 (hint; Sin City’s here too)?

11 What is the capital of Finland?

12 He is a former footballer who was the South Africa national football team head coach in 2016. What is his name?

13 In the Asterix comics, what is the name of the village bard?

14 Mean Streets is a 1973 drama starring Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, who wrote and directed it?

15 He was a big-hearted fast bowler, possessed of an awful moustache and nicknamed Fruitfly, who represente­d Australia between 1985 and 1994 in 53 Test matches, taking 212 wickets. What is his name? 16 A native or inhabitant of Lancaster or Lancashire in northwest England is known as a...?

17 Remember remember the fifth of November, also known as _ _ y _ _ _ _ _ s Night or Bonfire Night?

18 What is added to gin and tonic to make a pink gin?

19 What Scandinavi­an group with a palindromi­c name had a hit single that was also a palindrome?

20 Which type of triangle has two sides that are equal in length?

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