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The Whitaker’s Almanack Quiz: Can you remember the faces,

It's been a year of natural disasters and human triumphs, of political marriage-making and celebrity car crashes (literal and metaphorical) ... But can you remember the faces, places, sights and sounds of 2010? Let 'Whitaker's Almanack', the definitive source of facts, trivia and ephemera, test your knowledge

The Big Summer Quiz

As the heat rises, can you keep a cool enough head to answer this seasonal quiz?

Wine quiz: Your chance to win James Bond's favourite fizz

Boxing Day means that it's time to stir the grey matter with a glass of something suitably refreshing and rise to the challenge of our 2009 Wine Trivia Quiz. Test your knowledge of the great and trifling wine events of the past year and you stand a chance of winning a magnificent six-bottle case of James Bond's champagne of choice, Bollinger Special Cuvée. We're also offering the runner-up a superb bottle of Hidalgo's rare Palo Cortado Viejo VORS (delivery to UK mainland addresses only), worth £65.

The Whitaker's Almanack quiz of 2009

For nearly 150 years, Whitaker's Almanack has been the most comprehensive compendium of facts, trivia and ephemera in the English language. So who better than its team of expert compilers to test your knowledge of 2009?

It's all in the details: Can you identify these hands from European

The hand: it's the body part most constantly visible to painters as they work. Painting: it's one of the most hand-sensitive of all human activities. No wonder painters are drawn to hands. No wonder that hands often steal the scene. In life, faces generally upstage hands. In pictures, hands can have an equal or higher status, as an index of character or expression.