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

Byline: Anne Robinson

1 In the USA, what is the state capital of Alabama?

2 In Baa Baa Black Sheep, where does the little boy live?

3 In food, a chorizo, a highly seasoned sausage containing pork and paprika, originates from which European country?

4 In finance, which tax is known by the initials CGT?

5 In music, which Cardiffborn composer wrote the song popularly known as Keep The Home Fires Burning in 1914, and has song-writing awards named after him?

6 On a standard clock face, how many degrees is the angle between 1 o'clock and 7 o'clock?

7 The city of Chicago lies on the shore of which American Great Lake?

8 In Henry Fielding's novel of the same name, what is the name of the baby that Squire Allworthy finds on his bed?

9 In football, to what did the East London club, Thames Iron Works, change their name in 1900?

10 In science, which metal was known by the Latin name plumbum?

11 In the animal kingdom, what is the largest of all living birds?

12 Which of Henry VIII's wives is said to appear as a ghost at her son Edward the VI's birthplace at Hampton Court Palace?

13 Which major US river's name is derived from the Algonquin for Big River?

14 The film The Green Mile is based on a novel by which American horror writer?

15 With which sport is the TV commentator Peter Alliss famously associated?

16 In geography, St Peter's Basilica is a landmark in which European capital?

17 What is the more common name for the Strategic Defence Initiative, initiated by Ronald Reagan in 1983?

18 In human biology, in which part of the body are the radius and the ulna bones?

19 Holly Hunter stars as Ada McGrath in which 1993 romantic drama set in New Zealand?

20 American Gangster Al Capone was jailed for what offence in 1931?

Extracted from The Weakest Link Quiz Book: Bumper Edition (Penguin, pounds 7.99) Y BBC 2001, published by arrangement with the BBC.

Solutions

WEAKEST LINK

1 Montgomery; 2 Down the lane; 3 Spain; 4 Capital Gains Tax; 5 Ivor Novello; 6 180; 7 Lake Michigan; 8 Tom Jones; 9 West Ham United; 10 Lead; 11 Ostrich; 12 Jane Seymour; 13 Mississippi; 14 Stephen King; 15 Golf; 16 Rome; 17 Star Wars; 18 Arm; 19 The Piano; 20 Tax evasion.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 31, 2008
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