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1. Who won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with their only published novel?

2. Which country's speed-skaters came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the men's 10km race at Sochi?

3. David Lean has one in Croydon; Pierre-Auguste Renoir one in Bloomsbury. What?

4. Who was Master of the King's Musick from 1924 until his death in 1934?

5. Winston Churchill won his first parliamentary seat in 1899 in which town in north-west England?

6. Which silver objects – created in 2009 to mark 250 years of Kew Gardens – have been spotted on eBay trading for up to 48 times their actual value?

7. Which newspaper's front page always features the words: 'All the news that's fit to print'?

8. What sold for $19bn in February, just 10 months after another company tried to buy it for $1bn?

9. When 'The Australian' named its greatest ever Aussies in 2013, Andrew 'Banjo' Paterson was first. Who was second?

10. Emmeline Pankhurst, Margaret Thatcher, writer Susan Orlean. What's the connection?

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