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1. Douglas Adams wrote a novel called "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe," which as the name suggests, was about an extraordinary venue at the end of time where diners could be entertained by watching the whole universe meet its demise. What was the name of this establishment?
2. Land's End, the most westerly point of England, is located in what scenic county?
3. "To the Ends of the Earth" is a book by David Yallop about his quest to track down Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, an infamous terrorist, who was better known by what name?
4. Various religious traditions mention the end of the world. In Norse mythology, the end of the world as we know it occurs during a cataclysmic event called Ragnarök in which the gods die. Ragnarök was the subject of an epic musical drama called "Götterdämmerung" by Richard Wagner, which was the last cycle in which larger musical work?
5. Throughout history, many once great empires have come to an end. When most people think of the end of the of the Roman Empire, they think of its collapse in the West around 476 CE. However, the Roman Empire continued to survive in its eastern provinces, with its capital in Constantinople until 1453. Which Ottoman conqueror spelled the final end of this illustrious civilisation when he conquered Constantinople?
6. Dinosaurs dominated the Earth for an impressive 175 million years. But all that came to an end about 65 million years ago, when a large asteroid struck the Earth causing a mass extinction event. The impact crater that resulted is today located beneath what town?
7. All things come to an end and some have speculated that time itself might eventually end. In which song does Meatloaf make the extraordinary revelation that he is "praying for the end of time, to hurry up and arrive"?
8. The 1987 film "The Last Emperor" is a biography of Puyi, the last emperor of China. With his forced abdication in 1912, over 2000 years of imperial rule came to an end. It was also the end of what imperial dynasty?
9. Where do Jerry and his friends end up in the finale of the long-running "show about nothing" "Seinfeld"?
10. 'The End" was a song by The Doors that they frequently performed as the final number in their concerts. The name of the band derives from the title of a book by which author?
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