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  1. What was the code name for the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943?

  2. Which Simon and Garfunkel song did Paul Simon sing at the beginning of the first episode of the New York-based TV show Saturday Night Live to be broadcast after 9/11?

  3. Which medieval saint founded the Cistercian abbey of Clairvaux?

  4. In 1972, which swimmer became the first person to win seven gold medals at the same Olympics?

  5. What name is shared by a brand of toy cars launched in Britain in 1956 and the UK paperback publisher of Dan Brown and Terry Pratchett?

  6. In which 1902 novel does Jack Stapleton apparently drown in Grimpen Mire on Dartmoor?

  7. What was Donny Osmond’s first number one single in Britain?

  8. Which two American comic strip characters have become Cockney rhyming slang for “deaf”?

  9. Split is the biggest city on which coast?

  10. St John’s (above) is the capital city of which Canadian province?

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