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1. The phrase 'anyone for tennis?' is considered to have originated in the play "Misalliance". What was the genre of this play, written in 1909-1910?
2. The phrase 'anyone for tennis?' is generally thought to have originated in the play "Misalliance". What Irish playwright (the author of more familiar plays such as "Pygmalion") wrote this play, which opened in 1910?
3. What character in the 1910 play "Misalliance" delivered the classic (and often paraphrased) line, 'Anybody on for a game of tennis'?
4. In the Monty Python skit "Sam Peckinpah's 'Salad Days'", a character in Edwardian dress agrees with the rest of the cast that it is a glorious day, then adds "I say, anyone for tennis?" Which globe-trotting team member delivered this line?
5. The Monty Python skit "Sam Peckinpah's 'Salad Days'" parodies the work of Sam Peckinpah, famous for the use of extreme bloodshed and violence in his films. Which of the following was NOT one of his early films?
6. The Monty Python skit "Sam Peckinpah's 'Salad Days'" parodies the musical "Salad Days", which was the longest-running musical in British history until it was overtaken by a play that opened in 1960. What Lionel Bart musical, based on a Charles Dickens novel, took the longevity title away from "Salad Days"?
7. The 1955 musical "Salad Days" takes its title from a line in a play by a (really, really) well-known English playwright. Which one?
8. What is the meaning of the phrase 'salad days' as referred to in the title of the musical "Salad Days"?
9. What elderly character from "The Simpsons" made a reference to his/her 'salad days'?
10. "Anyone For Tennis" is the name of a song by Cream. What Australian band also released a (different) composition with that name as the B side of their debut single "Who Can It Be, Now?"?
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