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Byline: Anne Robinson
This article is about the English television hostess. For the American actress see Ann Robinson.


Anne Josephine Robinson (born September 26, 1944) is an English television presenter and television game show hostess who is most famous for hosting
 

1 In Greek legend, Andromache was the wife of which chief Trojan warrior?

2 In the opera The Magic Flute, what is Papageno's job: a dog-catcher or a bird-catcher?

3 In pop music, We Can't Dance was a 1991 UK hit album by which British band?

4 In sport, who won the 1980 Grand National: Ben Lamond or Ben Nevis?

5 In politics, which French leader said of Margaret Thatcher: She has the mouth of Marilyn Monroe and the eyes of Caligula?

6 Built by the Romans, the Antonine Wall ran from the Firth of Clyde Noun 1. Firth of Clyde - a firth on the southwestern coast of Scotland emptying into the North Channel
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great
 to which other Scottish Firth?

7 In music, which composer, famous for waltzes, composed the operetta operetta (ŏpərĕt`ə), type of light opera with a frivolous, sentimental story, often employing parody and satire and containing both spoken dialogue and much light, pleasant music.  Die Fledermaus?

8 In England, the 1611 translation of the Bible was named after which king?

9 Is Loki the Roman or Norse god of mischief and evil?

10 In children's literature, what is the surname of William, the mischievous schoolboy created by Richmal Crompton?

11 In geography, the prison of Robben Island is located in which country?

12 The Vasa dynasty was a royal family in which European country from the 1500s to 1818?

13 In biology, which muscle is responsible for the pumping action of the human heart?

14 To which family of animals does the alpaca alpaca (ălpăk`ə), partially domesticated South American mammal, Lama pacos, of the camel family. Genetic studies show that it is a descendant of the vicuña.  belong?

15 Eric Arthur Blair Noun 1. Eric Arthur Blair - imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
Eric Blair, George Orwell, Orwell
, who wrote the novel 1984, is better known by what pen name?

16 Which singer married fashion designer Jeff Banks in 1968?

17 Which British painter, sculptor and engraver painted The Monarch of the Glen?

18 In music, how many planets were included in Gustav Holst's The Planets Suite?

19 Which type of deer was introduced into the Scottish Highlands in the 1950s?

20 Which British Impressionist, famous for his paintings of music-hall interiors, died in 1942?

Extracted from The Weakest Link Quiz Book: Bumper Edition (Penguin, pounds 7.99) Y BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
 2001, published by arrangement with the BBC.

Solution

1 Hector; 2 Bird-catcher; 3 Genesis; 4 Ben Nevis; 5 Francois Mitterrand; 6 Forth; 7 Johann Strauss; 8 King James; 9 Norse; 10 Brown; 11 South Africa; 12 Sweden; 13 Cardiac muscle cardiac muscle
n.
The muscle of the heart, consisting of anastomosing transversely striated muscle fibers formed of cells united at intercalated disks; the myocardium. Also called muscle of heart.
; 14 Camel; 15 George Orwell; 16 Sandie Shaw; 17 Landseer; 18 Seven; 19 Reindeer; 20 Walter Sickert.
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