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Quiz Master Stanley David is the author of The Penguin India Quiz Book January 11, 2018
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A new statue is to be erected in Westminster’s Parliament Square, and for the first time it honours a woman. Who is being honoured thus?
1. Which cricketing innovation was used for the first time in Britain during a game between Glamorgan and Warwickshire at Cardiff on April 27 1997? It is attributed to two men named Frank and Tony.

2. Which British actor, now one of the highest-paid film stars in the world, competed for England in the diving competition at the 1990 Commonwealth Games?

3. Imagine winning both these coveted awards: an Oscar and a Nobel - well, these two people have achieved that rare honour. One won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 and the Oscar for Best Song in 2000. The other won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and the Oscar for Best Screenplay in 1938.

4. Who won the Grammy in 2017 for 25, yet she spent the rest of her acceptance speech thanking Beyonce, stating “But I can’t possibly accept this award. ….But my artist of my life is Beyoncé. And this album to me, the “Lemonade” album, is just so monumental. Beyoncé, it’s so monumental. ….And all us artists here adore you. You are our light.”

5. The President Is Missing is an upcoming novel penned by James Patterson and which former US President?

6. A new statue is to be erected in Westminster’s Parliament Square, and for the first time it honours a woman. Who is being honoured thus?

7. Recently, a 709 carat rough diamond, named the “peace diamond”, was sold at auction in New York for $6.5m (£4.9m). The money is to go towards benefiting the people of which African country?

8. About which 10,000 metres track athlete was sporting commentator Brendan Foster speaking of when he said: “He was tested in the middle, he was hurting in the middle. But he had what he had before. We’ve seen a piece of history.”

9. Who played the role of the first female Dr Who (  the 13th)  in the popular TV series ?

10. Which fast-food chain is planning to offer a series of vegan burgers across Europe?


1. Duckworth Lewis Method, a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances

Jason Statham

3. Bob Dylan and George Bernard Shaw

4. Adele.

5. Bill Clinton. It will be his first novel.

Dame Millicent Fawcett. She was an equal rights campaigner dedicated her life to getting the women’s vote, and set up the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in 1897

Sierra Leone. See, a diamond can do a lot of good, forever

Mo Farah, as he  ran to victory in his last 10,000m track event at the World Championships in London. Farah’s 10th consecutive global track distance title, at 34, was hailed as his best ever

9. Jodie Whittaker

10. Mcdonald’s. In Finland, it consists of a soy patty, bun, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard, oil and an egg-less sandwich sauce

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