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1. Which artist was re­spon­si­ble for the se­ries of works “A Rake’s Progress” and “Mar­riage A-la-mode”?

2. The name of which dense, hard-wear­ing tim­ber is Latin for “wood of life”?

3. In naval terms, what is the du­ra­tion of a dog watch?

4. What form of ap­plause gained in­ter­na­tional cov­er­age af­ter it was pop­u­larised by Ice­landic foot­ball fans?

5. Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Humphrey Lyt­tel­ton were prom­i­nent ex­po­nents of which mu­si­cal genre in the late 1950s and early 1960s?

6. Which film direc­tor re­cently dropped out of di­rect­ing the next Bond movie, blam­ing “cre­ative dif­fer­ences”?

7. What is the name of Is­rael’s na­tional in­tel­li­gence agency?

8. The name of which model in­dus­trial vil­lage in West York­shire is a com­bi­na­tion of the name of its founder and the lo­cal river?

9. In com­put­ing terms, USB is an ab­bre­vi­a­tion for what?

10. What was the first of the 10 bib­li­cal plagues of Egypt, ac­cord­ing to the Book of Ex­o­dus?

1. William Hog­a­rth 2. Lignum vi­tae 3. Two hours 4. The Vik­ing Clap 5. Trad jazz 6. Danny Boyle 7. Mos­sad 8. Sal­taire 9. Uni­ver­sal se­rial bus

10. Wa­ter turn­ing into blood

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