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This Week’s 20 Questions

You are cordially invited to participate in this game of fiendish general knowledge trivia. No prizes as it’s just a bit of fun but the answers may come in handy one day. You just never know.

1. What is the title of the Glasgow-set novel by Douglas Stuart that won the Booker Prize in 2020.
2. What would be your star-sign if you were born on St Swithin’s Day?
3. Who presents the Channel 4 quiz show Moneybags?
4. Walls Come Tumbling Down was a UK top 10 hit in the 1980s for which band?
5. Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in which year? 6. Pecorino Romano is a cheese made with the milk of which animal?
7. Fareham is the constituency of which British MP?
8. Who won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as an alcoholic country singer in the film Crazy Heart?
9. As of 2022, how many Presidents of Ireland have there been?
10. 11 June 1999 is the birth date of which Chelsea football player?
11. Fagus is the scientific name for what genus of tree?
12. The Dufourspitze is the name given to the highest peak of which European mountain?
13. What are the three colours on the flag of Sierra Leone?
14. The 2019 film adaptation of Little Women was directed by which actress?
15. Mira Mendelson was the second wife of which composer?
16. This week, Maya Jama was announced as the new host of which TV show?
17. Songs from the West Coast, The Captain and the Kid and The Diving Board are 21st-century albums for which musician?
18. ”Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day” are the opening words to which Charles Dickens novel?
19. What was the fifth James Bond film to star Roger Moore?
20. Which famous hotel was established by the Sarkies Brothers in 1887?

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