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Puzzles and Games

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser


1. Until 2004, which Birmingham studios comprised the BBC's Midlands base?

2. Which language had a so-called Silver Age?

3. Which national newspaper changed its name for a day on 23 July this year?

4. The planner most responsible for the rebuilding of Paris in the 1860s has a boulevard named after him on which stands the Galeries Lafayette. Who was he?

5. Which future US President shook hands with JFK when he was 19?

6. George Osborne is a character in which 1848 English novel?

7. More Than Fair is a current London exhibition of artworks by which English musician (1942-2000)?

8. Which is the largest country entirely within Europe?

9. Sequels in which film franchise have already been announced for release in 2016 and 2018?

10. The Beagle conflict – a dispute over a group of islands in the 1970s – involved which two South American countries?

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