SUN­DAY CHAL­LENGE

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - SUNDAY MAGAZINE -

1 Which James Bond ac­tor, born in 1930, once said, “I’ve al­ways hated that damned James Bond?”

2 Which Greek tragic play­wright, known for the splen­dour of his verse, counts the plays The Bac­chae, Elec­tra and Medea among his 18 sur­viv­ing plays?

3 Which post-punk elec­tro-pop band, formed in Lon­don in 1978, con­sisted of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphries, David Hughes and Mal­colm Holmes and had hits with Elec­tric­ity, If You Leave, from the movie Pretty in Pink, and Dream­ing? McCluskey and Humphries orig­i­nally had an out­fit called Hitlers Un­der­pantz.

4 Which type of dog has the most breeds at about 24, in­clud­ing some more ob­scure ones such as Bedling­ton, Cly­des­dale, Kerry Blue, Manch­ester, Rat, Sealy­ham and West Highland white?

5 What real event is the Ger­man folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin prob­a­bly based on?

6 Which Amer­i­can ac­tress who starred in the con­tro­ver­sial 1992 sex thriller, Ba­sic In­stinct, once said, “If you have a vagina and an at­ti­tude in this town, that is a lethal com­bi­na­tion”?

7 What type of tree is the source of sago? 8 What is an Archimedes screw used to lift?

9 Which French ac­tress, born Camille Javal, and mar­ried to Roger Vadim, starred in And God Cre­ated Woman and Love Is My Pro­fes­sion?

10 Which out­stand­ing South African all­rounder is the only per­son in first-class cricket to have twice scored a hat-trick and a cen­tury in the same match, both times play­ing for Glouces­ter­shire?

11 What med­i­cal spe­cial­ist would you visit if you had an out­break of pso­ri­a­sis? 12 What was de­signed in a few min­utes, sketched on a table­cloth at Hol­ly­wood’s Bilt­more Hotel by MGM art direc­tor Cedric Gib­bons, ex­e­cuted by sculp­tor Ge­orge Stan­ley and man­u­fac­tured by the Dodge Tro­phy Com­pany?

13 Who in­vented the centi­grade ther­mome­ter?

14 In the Shake­speare play, why did Julius Cae­sar dis­like Cas­sius’s ap­pear­ance?

15 What in­struc­tion was the ti­tle of Cliff Richard’s first hit in 1958?

16 Which al­legedly il­le­git­i­mate son of Ge­orge III and the Quaker Han­nah Light­foot founded the town of Knysna in 1800? 17 In which coun­try is the of­fi­cial ti­tle for its prime min­is­ter Taoiseach, pro­nounced Tee-shach, an old Gaelic word for clan leader?

18 Who was the first chan­cel­lor of the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many (West Ger­many) from 1949 to 1963, over­see­ing the coun­try’s re­cov­ery from the rav­ages of war and Nazism and tak­ing it into the United Na­tions and Euro­pean Eco­nomic Com­mu­nity?

19 Which Dur­ban-born fe­male triath­lete won the Iron Man ti­tle in Hawaii seven times be­fore re­tir­ing in 1994? She is also the first woman to com­plete the Iron Man ti­tle in less than nine hours.

20 Which flam­boy­ant Bri­tish ac­tress and come­di­enne won an Os­car in 1969 for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and starred in Trav­els with My Aunt, A Room with a View, The Se­cret Gar­den, Harry Pot­ter and as Lady Brack­nell in Os­car Wilde’s The Im­por­tance?

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