The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser


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1. What is the last letter of the Greek alphabet?

2. Which European-based radio station's English language programmes could be heard in the UK on 208 metres on the medium wave?

3. The annual championships of which game, first mentioned in 'The House at Pooh Corner', are played at Day's Lock on the River Thames?

4. What was the name of the UK literary magazine co-founded by the poet Stephen Spender that was later found to have received covert funding from the CIA?

5. From 1641 to 1853 the only European trade with Japan was conducted through the artificial island of Dejima in which Japanese city?

6. Who is the only performer to have won the Mercury music prize twice?

7. Which British 20th-century parliamentarian said: "All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure"?

8. How many balls are on the table at the start of a snooker match?

9. Which film, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, was the top-grossing movie in the US in 2014?

10. The name of which Western European capital city means black or dark pool?

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