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Common Bond 15 Questions
"The answers to the first fourteen questions will help you to identify the famous person whose name is sought in question fifteen. This person did NOT gain fame as an entertainer."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In which poem by Robert Southey does Old Kaspar regale little Peterkin with a story of the past?
The Battle of Blenheim
My Days Among the Dead Are Past
God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop
The Old Man's Complaints (And How He Gained Them)
Ernest Shackleton was born. The transit of Venus across the sun was visible from India. The Louisville Jockey Club was founded, and work was begun on Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. In which year did all of these events occur?
Which boys' name is used in trampolining to describe a forward somersault during which two and one half twists are executed?
Which English author, born in 1859 in Staffordshire, is probably best remembered for his humourous tale of a boating trip up the Thames?
Jerome K. Jerome
Which farm implement, consisting of a frame with numerous teeth, is dragged over the ground to break up clumps of earth?
Which country was the setting for the 1989 Marlon Brando movie 'A Dry White Season'?
Which seedless citrus fruit was named for the clergyman who discovered it in the early twentieth century?
At the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the 24th Battalion the Manchester Regiment was also known by which of the following names?
6th Manchester Pals
1st Salford Pals
Which London landmark, designed by Sir Aston Webb and constructed in the early 20th century, lies at the Trafalgar Square end of the Mall?
Tower of London
In which English town or village was General James Wolfe, victor at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec, born?
At the outbreak of the First World War, Robert Borden, Joseph Cook and William Ferguson Massey all held the same position in their respective nations. What position did each hold?
Minister of War
In which TV movie, and subsequent series, did Robert Englund portray a reptilian alien who sided with the human resistance to the invaders?
A Nightmare on Elm Street
What links the German, Hermann Staudinger, Frits Zernike from the Netherlands, Briton Hans A. Krebs and American Fritz A. Lipmann?
All were Nobel laureates in the same year, 1993.
Each was the first Nobel laureate in his field.
All were Nobel laureates in Literature.
All were Nobel laureates in the same year, 1953.
Bingo as played in the United Kingdom differs from the game played in North America, and the calls for the various numbers are quite colourful. What number has been drawn if the caller proclaims 'Top of the shop'?
The answers you have given should give you enough clues to name the famous person of the title. (Please give only the name by which the person is best known, without titles or middle names.)
(Two Words, or just surname)
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