The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser


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1. Harry Nilsson's flat in Curzon Street, Mayfair, saw two pop stars' deaths, one in 1974, the other in 1978. Whose?

2. What's the term "wilco" short for?

3. Which Bafta and Emmy-winning actress is the great-granddaughter of the former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith?

4. Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malevich and Pollock were all followers of which philosophical movement?

5. In radio broadcasting terminology, what's a "bed"?

6. In 1969 Keith Payne won a Victoria Cross – for bravery in action where

7. The French know it as the Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde. What do we call it?

8. Sir Chris Hoy won six Olympic golds – in which four events?

9. In 1962 an international treaty was signed – "Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of…" what?

10. Ancient Egyptians used it for burial cloths, Greeks for lamp wicks, Romans for napkins that they would throw into the fire to clean. What?

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