What animals hunt and kill great white sharks? The Weekend quiz

Thomas Eaton
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The questions

1 “Well, George, we knocked the bastard off” – said who, where?
2 What animals are known to hunt and kill great white sharks?
3 Which element is named after Marie Curie’s homeland?
4 Fininvest is whose family business?
5 What is orbited by fear and dread?
6 Emma Lazarus’s sonnet The New Colossus is inscribed where?
7 Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria is the head of which church?
8 Which song celebrated the birth of Aisha Morris?
What links:
9 Diphtheria, 1942; polio, 1956; measles, 1968?
10 Azerbaijan; Djibouti; the Gambia; Uzbekistan?
11 Macaque = 2,240lb x 5 = Shetland x 20?
12 Peter O’Toole (8); Richard Burton and Glenn Close (7)?
13 Guarani; Aymara; Quechua; Mapudungun?
14 Captain Barnacles; Lars; Maxie; Iorek Byrnison?
15 Boyd Rankin; Kepler Wessels; Gul Mohammad; Albert Trott?














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The answers

1 Edmund Hillary, on Everest (to George Lowe).
2 Orcas (killer whales).
3 Polonium (Poland).
4 Berlusconi family.
5 Mars (meaning of moons’ names, Phobos and Deimos).
6 Statue of Liberty (pedestal).
7 Coptic (Orthodox Church of Alexandria).
8 Isn’t She Lovely? (Stevie Wonder).
9 Vaccinations: disease, introduced in UK.
10 White, red, blue andgreen national flags.
11 Money slang: monkey (£500); ton (£100); pony (£25).
12 Most acting Oscar nominations without winning.
13 Major native languages of South America.
14 Fictional polar bears: Octonauts animation; Little Polar Bear stories; Chilly Willy cartoon; His Dark Materials.
15 Played cricket for two countries: Ireland/England; South Africa/Australia; India/Pakistan; England/Australia.