What links Glenn Close and Peter O’Toole? The Weekend quiz

The questions

1 Ernest Bevin wanted “the bloody Union Jack on top” of what?
2 What was dug up on Edith Pretty’s land?
3 Adel Abdessemed’s Headbutt sculpture depicts which footballers?
4 Who is said to have lived in Dozmary Pool, Cornwall?
5 TEU and FEU are the standard sizes of what?
6 Which singer was dubbed the High Priestess of Soul?
7 Le Havre and Honfleur stand either side of which estuary?
8 How many sides does a chiliagon have?
What links:
Trampoline; artistic; rhythmic?
10 Glenn Close and Peter O’Toole?
11 Maxie ford; riff; heel dig; flap; cramp roll?
12 Green (1); red (18); black (18)?
13 Turdidae; strigidae; passeridae; corvidae?
14 Can The Can; Mickey; Tiger Feet; Ballroom Blitz?
15 Richard I; William I of Scotland; Ali Pasha; Haile Selassie?

Union jack flag
Fly the flag. Photograph: Alamy

The answers

1 Britain’s nuclear bomb.
2 Sutton Hoo ship burial.
3 Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi.
4 Lady of the Lake.
5 Shipping containers (20ft and 40ft equivalent units).
6 Nina Simone.
7 Seine.
8 1,000.
9 Olympic gymnastics classes.
10 Eight acting Oscar nominations without a win.
11 Tap-dancing steps.
12 European roulette wheel (number of colour slots).
13 Bird families: thrushes et al; owls; sparrows; crows.
14 Hits written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman: Suzi Quatro; Toni Basil; Mud; The Sweet.
15 Rulers nicknamed the Lion: the Lionheart; the Lion; Lion of Yannina; Lion of Judah.


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