BAG OF 10 GEN­ERAL

Which coun­try changed the English lan­guage ver­sion of its na­tional an­them to make it gen­der neu­tral?

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1 Who was se­lected as Miss Uni­verse 2018 in the 67th edi­tion of Miss Uni­verse pageant held in Thai­land on 16 De­cem­ber 2018 ?

2 As­cend­ing a height of 51,000 feet in a hy­dro­gen-filled bal­loon in 1931, Au­guste Pic­card and Paul Kipfer be­came the first peo­ple to reach which at­mo­spheric layer?

3 Which Swiss watch­maker in­tro­duced In­ter­net Time in 1998, which di­vides the day into 1,000 “.beats”. The mea­sure­ment - equal to one minute 26.4 sec­onds - was de­signed to elim­i­nate the need for time zones

4 Which coun­try changed the English lan­guage ver­sion of its na­tional an­them to make it gen­der neu­tral?

5 Which Hol­ly­wood ac­tress, nom­i­nated for the Os­car for a record num­ber of times, has ap­plied to trade­mark her name to stop oth­ers ex­ploit­ing it for unau­tho­rized com­mer­cial use?

6 In Rus­sian folk­lore, the ar­rival of this myth­i­cal crea­ture usu­ally presages com­pli­cated quests, or trou­ble. The crea­ture lends its name to a fa­mous 20th Cen­tury bal­let as well. Name the myth­i­cal crea­ture.

7 This is a quote by which ac­tress, who played the Hol­ly­wood vamp roles dur­ing the 60’s and the 70’s: “Men are crea­tures with two legs and eight hands”?

8 The lag of this coun­try de­rives its col­ors from SWAPO, the or­ga­ni­za­tion that fought for its free­dom. The blue rep­re­sents the At­lantic Ocean, while the red band sig­ni­ies the blood spilled dur­ing their strug­gle for free­dom. Which coun­try?

9 What is com­mon to th­ese jour­nal­ists: Ja­mal Khashoggi who was killed in the Saudi em­bassy in Turkey ; staff from Cap­i­tal Gazette, the

US news­pa­per where five peo­ple were killed ; Maria Ressa of the Philip­pines and the wives of Myan­mar’s Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo ?

10 Who, in the UK, will not take part in the tra­di­tional Royal Box­ing Day pheas­ant hunt, at the re­quest of his wife, an an­i­mal lover?

CATRIONA GRAY

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