The Saturday Quiz
1. Laurence Sterne, Laurie Lee, Compton Mackenzie, Noël Coward. What's the connection?
2. The Gulf Between (1917) marks what cinema first?
3. It was published in 1779, with words by John Newton, and is reckoned to be performed millions of times a year. What?
4. Which artist (1887-1976) lived and worked for 40 years at 117 Station Road, Pendlebury?
5. The Wadden Sea is an area within which bigger, better-known sea?
6. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were two of this leading early Nineties band's members. Who was the third?
7. Which football ground takes its name from the bushes that had to be cleared to create it in 1900?
8. In 1996, which BBC drama prop was the subject of a patent dispute with the Metropolitan Police?
9. According to Voltaire, the execution of Admiral John Byng in 1757 served what purpose?
10. In its original meaning, hagiography was writing on what subjects?
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness