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ARE YOU THE WEAKEST LINK? Can you complete Anne Robinson's quiz? If you score below 10 ...goodbye!

Byline: Anne Robinson

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 to which other Scottish Firth?

7 In music, which composer, famous for waltzes, composed the operetta 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 belong?

15 Eric Arthur Blair, 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 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; 14 Camel; 15 George Orwell; 16 Sandie Shaw; 17 Landseer; 18 Seven; 19 Reindeer; 20 Walter Sickert.
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