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1. We know that a game in which a "fox" was being chased by a group of "hounds" was being played by the days of Queen Elizabeth I, in part because of a reference made by Shakespeare. In which play did a Danish prince tell Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern, "Bring me to him. Hide, fox, and all after"?
2. In the early years of the 19th century, one English school made the game of paperchase part of its formal activities, and set up what has become the oldest known cross-country club. What is the name of this club, established sometime before 1819?
3. A variant on a paperchase in which the quarry was two runners called hares was described by Thomas Hughes in what book first published in 1857?
4. In Edith Nesbit's 1906 book 'The Railway Children', the titular children rescue a boy who has been injured during a game of paper chase. Why had they had to move from London to their house near a Yorkshire railway station?
5. The 1912 novel 'Daddy Long Legs', by Jean Webster, included a paper chase in which the quarry cheated. What unfair tactic did they employ?
6. Who directed the 1946 film 'The Stranger', in which some students involved in a paper chase need to be steered away from a dead body?
7. What is the setting for the 1973 film 'The Paper Chase', starring John Houseman and Timothy Bottoms?
8. In an episode of 'The Wind in the Willows' originally broadcast in 1986 as part of the third season of the animated television series, what do the riverbank youngsters do that spurs the adults into organising a paper chase to redirect their energy?
9. In the last episode of the fourth season of 'Family Ties', titled 'Paper Chase', who was worried that they might not graduate from high school if they failed an upcoming exam?
10. Paper chase is not just a game for children - many adults also enjoy non-competitive social running activities. Which of these is a name for the events held by an international group first established in Malaysia around 1938?
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