1. Which fictional character was well versed in Latin and Greek, played excellent whist, spoke French and Spanish, was tone deaf and suffered from mal de mer?
2. Which female tennis player won a record 62 Grand Slam titles?
a. Billie Jean King
b. Steffi Graf
c. Martina Navratilova
d. Margaret Smith Court
3. Polynesia means 'many islands'. What does Melanesia mean?
4. At the end of the novel 'The Day Of The Triffids', where do the two sighted protagonists Bill Masen and Josella Payton eventually find refuge?
5. How old is Lucy Jordan in the Marianne Faithful song 'The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan'?
6. A two headed eagle is found on the flag of which European country?
7. An 'Event Horizon' surrounds what kind of region?
8. Which footballer was the top goal-scorer in the German Bundesliga a record six times during the 1960s and 1970s?
9. What is the name of the largest mountain range in both Iran and Iraq?
10. The Blue Fairy is a kindly figure in which Disney classic?
1. Horatio Hornblower Horatio Hornblower is a fictional Napoleonic Wars era Royal Navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester. He was later the subject of films, radio and television programs.
2. d. Margaret Smith Court Margaret Smith Court is a retired World No. 1 professional tennis player and Christian minister from Australia. She is best known for her sporting career, in which she amassed more Major titles than any other player in history. She won a record 62 Grand Slam tournament titles, including a record 24 singles titles, 19 women's doubles titles and a record 19 mixed doubles titles. The total rises to 64 Grand Slam titles (21 mixed doubles) when the shared titles at the Australian Championships/Open in 1965 and 1969 are considered. The mixed doubles finals of those years were not played because of bad weather and the titles are shared by both sides of the finalist pair. Court won 62 of the 85 Grand Slam tournament finals (72.9%) she played, including 24–5 (82.8%) in singles finals, 19–14 (57.6%) in women's doubles finals and 19–4 (82.6%) in mixed doubles finals.
3. Black islands Melanesia is a subregion of Oceania extending from the western end of the Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Fiji. The region comprises the countries of Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Papua New Guinea; besides these independent countries, Melanesia also includes New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France, and the region of West Papua which is the location of two provinces of Indonesia, Papua and West Papua. The name Melanesia (from Greek: black islands) was first used by Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1832 to denote an ethnic and geographical grouping of islands distinct from Polynesia and Micronesia.
4. Isle of Wight
5. 37 "At the age of thirty-seven she realised she'd never
Ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in her hair.
So she let the phone keep ringing and she sat there softly singing
Little nursery rhymes she'd memorised in her daddy's easy chair."
7. Black hole In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman's terms it is defined as "the point of no return" i.e. the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible. The most common case of an event horizon is that surrounding a black hole. Light emitted from beyond the horizon can never reach the outside observer. Likewise, any object approaching the horizon from the observer's side appears to slow down and never quite pass through the horizon, with its image becoming more and more redshifted as time elapses. The traveling object, however, experiences no strange effects and does, in fact, pass through the horizon in a finite amount of proper time.
8. Gert Mueller (1967 28 goals, 1969 30 goals, 1972 40 goals, 1973 36 goals, 1974 30 goals, 1978 24 goals)
9. Zagros mountains