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1.    A small bus that carries passengers for a low fare, originally five cents.  


2.    French for "carriage with benches", a coach for day trippers.  


3.    A light two-wheeled hooded carriage drawn by one or two people, or attached to a bicycle etc. 


4.    Patented in 1834, a two-wheeled horse-drawn cab in which the driver's seat is behind the body, the reins passing over the hooded top. 


5.     An early kind of bicycle propelled by the feet, or, in north America, a child's tricycle.  


6.    Historically, a carriage used in war, public triumphs and racing. 


7.    A Russian wheeled vehicle with a tent- like covering, used as a sledge in snowy weather. 


8.    A four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with folding hoods at the front and back which can be raised to cover the occupants.  


9.     Named after its Pennsylvanian inventor, a small horse-drawn carriage with a low-hung body, back entrance and side seats. 


10.    An ancient Roman two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast. 


11.    Named after a Parisian hotel where such vehicles were first hired out, a small four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage. 


12.    A double-seated four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, with a movable top, and a seat outside for the driver.   


13.    A vehicle in which the dead are taken to the place of burial or cremation. 


14.    A light two-wheeled horse-drawn cart for four persons used in India.


15.    An early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and small back wheel. 


16.    A midget motor car with rounded line and transparent top. 

Bubble car

17.    Historically, an Irish horse-drawn vehicle having two seats, back to back, over the wheels, and a seat for the driver in front.  

Jaunting car

18.    A large opulent car, originally having a closed body with a separate driver's seat, especially one with a glass partition dividing the driver from the passengers. 


19.    An open cart which conveyed victims to the guillotine during the French Revolution.  


20.    A mobile home, a vehicle for living in that can be towed by a car or, especially formerly, by a horse.  


21.    An aircraft, tank or other vehicle adapted for both land and water.


22.    A bicycle or tricycle for two riders one behind the other.  


23.    In the Indian subcontinent, a simple two-wheeled cart drawn by bullocks.  


24.    A public passenger vehicle, usually powered electrically from an overhead cable, running on lines set in or near ordinary roads.  

Tram/Trolley Car/Street Car

25.    Historically, a tricycle with two seats side by side. 


26.    In Canada, a two-wheeled one-horse vehicle with a seat for the driver on the splashboard.   


27.    A sleeping car on a continental (European) train.  


28.    A Laplander's travelling sledge.


29.    A long carriage, with a calash top, so constructed as to give space for reclining at night, when used on a journey. 


30.    A two-wheeled toy vehicle on which a child can ride with one foot, propelling with the other.  


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Science Fiction

1.    On which Arthur C Clarke story was Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey based?

The Sentinel

2.    In whose 1923 play R.U.R. were robots first mentioned?

Karel Capek

3.    Published in book form by Heinemann in 1895, in which magazine was H.G. Wells' The Time Machine first published in serial form during 1894 and 1895?  

The New Review

4.    Based on a novel by Ray Bradbury and directed by François Truffaut, in which 1966 film were all the credits spoken?  

Fahrenheit 451

5.     Who, in 1984, released his own new version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, with tinted sequences and a re-edited running time of 83 minutes? 

Giorgio Moroder

6.    Name the director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven's Gate who co-wrote the 1971 film Silent Running.  

Michael Cimino

7.    Whose 1938 radio version of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds panicked the whole of America...?  

Orson Welles

8.    ...and in Jeff Wayne's musical version which actor played the role of the Journalist?  

Richard Burton

9.     Which novel begins: It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen? 

Nineteen Eighty-Four

10.    In whose novel, Frankenstein Unbound, is a scientist transported back in time to Switzerland in the 1800s, where he meets Mary Godwin, Byron, Shelley and Dr Frankenstein and his Monster? 

Brian Aldiss

11.    What is the title of Pierre Boulle's novel in which astronauts caught in a time warp land on a planet which turns out to be Earth in the distant future, when men have become beasts and the apes have taken over?

Monkey Planet

12.    Name the American science fiction and horror screenwriter and director whose credits as writer include Dark Star and Alien. 

Dan O’Bannon

13.    In which John Wyndham novel are children born simultaneously in an English village and prove to be super-intelligent and deadly beings from another planet?  

The Midwich Cuckoos

14.    Who was the 'creator' of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for Steven Spielberg's 1982 film of the same name?  

Carlo Rambaldi

15.    What was the title of the novel by David Saperstein in which aliens from another galaxy leave pods in the pool of a Florida retirement home?  


16.    During the making of which film did actor Bela Lugosi die after four days of shooting and is mostly represented by a double, who keeps his cape up so that it covers his face?  

Plan 9 From Outer Space/Grave Robbers From Outer Space

17.    Written by Nigel Kneale, what was the title of the BBC Television serial in which two members of the crew of a rocket ship returning from space have disappeared and the third is slowly taken over by a fungus which thrives on blood? 

The Quatermass Experiment

18.    In the film Star Wars (1977), which actor, uncredited, supplied the voice of Darth Vader?

James Earl Jones

19.    What was the title of the novel by Stefan Wul in which a race of meditating giants on a distant planet use humans as slaves and playthings?  

Oms en Serie

20.    Who wrote the novel based on the 20th- Century Fox film Fantastic Voyage (1966)?  

Isaac Asimov

21.    Whose novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, was the basis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner?  

Philip K Dick

22.    In which film do Martians conquer the World until they are defeated by being subjected to the singing of Slim Whitman? 

Mars Attacks!

23.    Name the writer whose essay, The Failure of the Science Fiction Novel as Social Criticism, was published posthumously in 1959. 

C.M. Kornbluth

24.    Tauraruwa maiwutsiya (The Comet), published in 1969, was written by which African writer? 

Umaru Dembo

25.    Born in Chicago in 1948, who is the American poet whose collections include Marriage, and Other Science Fiction published in 1994?  

Albert Goldbarth

26.    In which 1960 film starring Kenneth More is a man who earns his living as Mr Normal, a human guinea pig for scientific research, chosen as the first astronaut? 

Man In The Moon)

27.    Who wrote of the 1980 ‘special edition' of Close Encounters of the Third Kind : One is inclined to feel that with all the money at his disposal, Spielberg might have got it right the first time? 

Derek Malcolm

28.    Which African-American novelist won the Science Fiction Nebula Award for Babel-17 in 1966, and for Einstein Intersection the following year?  

(Samuel R Delany

29.    Who, born on 8 June 1910 in Newark, New Jersey, is considered the Father of Modern Science Fiction?  

John W Campbell

30.    In BBC Television's Doctor Who, what do the letters of the Doctor's time machine, TARDIS, stand for? 

Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

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1.    (a) A chess player of international standard. (b) A band of schoolchildren of the same general academic ability, taught as a group. 


2.    (a) A non-commissioned army or air force officer ranking next above corporal. (b) To alienate, to make indifferent or distant in feeling.  


3.    (a) A piece of ground lying near and belonging to a dwelling and included within the same fence. (b) A grid of intersecting lines in a telescope or other optical instrument to aid view-finding or to measure the scale of the object viewed.   


4.    (a) Historically, to compel men to enter government service. (b) Either of the two propositions of a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn. 


5.     (a) An old-fashioned habit or custom. (b) Personal magnetism or charm enabling one to inspire or influence other people.  


6.    (a) Food taken into the body through the mouth. (b) Combing or carding wool or flax.  


7.    (a) A fruit candied and preserved in syrup. (b) To have charged with a crime, offence or fault.  


8.    (a) A female who supports, fosters or protects a person, cause, art etc. (b) Musically, to write or play in a different key. 


9.     (a) Keeping near or in sight of the shore, as opposed to seagoing. (b) A person who believes that knowledge of the existence of God is impossible.  


10.    (a) Of or containing silver. (b) A small, loose-skinned orange.  


11.    (a) Something regarded as a source of advantage, delight etc. (b) A horizontal division of a building.  


12.    (a) Not to be relied on. (b) Of a leaf, saw-toothed. 


13.    (a) Harsh, peevish, morose. (b) An act of respect or salutation, performed by women by slightly bending the body and the knees at the same time. 


14.    (a) An evil spirit supposed, in Eastern tales, to devour human corpses. (b) A lake, an arm of the sea in Ireland. 


15.    (a) Guiding a ship, aeroplane, vehicle, etc., by a rudder, wheel, handle etc. (b) Whole numbers, as distinguished from fractions. 


16.    (a) Bricks run together in a mass by heat. (b) A short bend or turn.  


17.    (a) A poor or defective firearm. (b) To fight against, to oppose, to resist. 


18.    (a) An abnormal response or reaction to some food or substance innocuous to most people. (b) A body of spectators.


19.    (a) Of a leaf, having the edge notched. (b) A glass container with a stopper, for holding wine or spirits.  


20.    (a) One who prepares athletes, sportspeople, horses etc. (b) A region, a tract, an extent of land of a definite geological character or as thought of in terms of military operations.  


21.    (a) Wanting in grace, polish, refinement etc. (b) The sweet-briar.


22.    (a) A customs warrant authorising the passage of dutiable goods. (b) To hold back, to check, to curb.  


23.    (a) A herb, Crithmum maritimum, growing on sea-cliffs, the aromatic leaves of which are pickled as a condiment. (b) Angels of the highest order.  


24.    (a) A tumour consisting of nerve tissue. (b) To captivate, to charm.


25.    (a) A fatty compound contained in the more solid animal and vegetable fats. (b) A resin-flavoured white wine from Greece. 


26.    (a) A solemn instrument in writing by which a person disposes of their personal estate after death. (b) An itemised record of deposits to and withdrawals from a bank account.  


27.    (a) The angle made at the corner of the eye where the eyelids meet. (b) Loyal, constant, trustworthy. 


28.    (a) To pass over without notice, to disregard. (b) A part of the body surrounding an organ etc. 


29.    (a) A Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of the highest rank. (b) To put out of line or order.  


30.    (a) A violation of allegiance by a subject against the sovereign or government, especially an overt attempt to subvert the government. (b) In Scotland, a Lord of Session.  


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1.    I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony).  

2.    I (Who Have Nothing).  

3.    Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).   

4.    Summer (The First Time).  

5.     I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock 'N' Roll). 

6.    The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow).  

7.    If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night).  

8.    There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry).  

9.     Saturday Night (Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees).  

10.    Bridget The Midget (The Queen of the Blues).   

11.    Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love).   

12.    Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me).  

13.    Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight).  

14.    Wind Me Up (Let Me Go).  

15.    Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West).  

16.    Happy Xmas (War Is Over).  

17.    Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)

18.    Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes).  

19.    Young Guns (Go For It).   

20.    Dude (Looks Like A Lady).  

21.   There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart).  

22.   I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me). 

23.  Sad Songs (Say So Much).  

24.  So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad).  

25.   Welcome To Our World (Of Merry Music).  

26.   Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart).  

27.   You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can't Come).  

28.   You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)  

29.  When I Grow Up  (To Be A Man). 

30.  If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right).  

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..and Dance

1.    A leading dancer with Leningrad's Kirov Ballet, who caused a sensation by defecting to the West just before the opening of the Company's season at London's Covent Garden in June 1961?   

Rudolf Nureyev

2.   What name is given to the wall-mounted horizontal rail used for ballet exercises?  


3.    Who was the choreographer for the 1971 film, Tales of Beatrix Potter, in which the stories were danced by members of the Royal Ballet wearing animal masks?  

Frederick Ashton

4.   Born in 1919, who was the English ballerina whose performance as the Sleeping Beauty, when the Royal Ballet first performed in New York in 1948, established the pre-eminence of the Company and her own international standing? 

Margot Fonteyn

5.    What name is given to a leap in ballet, especially one including a striking of the heels together several times?  


6.    Who was the Italian dancer, born in 1850, who vastly improved classical ballet dancing technique and taught the greatest ballet dancers of the early 1900s?   

Enrico Cecchetti

7.    Name the Russian dancer and choreographic innovator who, in 1919, created the dramatic ballets, The Magic Toyshop and The Three-Cornered Hat.   

Léonide Massine

8.    What name is given to a ballet movement in which the knees are bent outwards whilst the back remains straight?  


9.     Who was the Russian impresario who after introducing shows of Russian painting and music to Paris, established his newly founded French- and Russian-backed Ballets Russes in 1908?  

Sergei Diaghilev

10.    Name the Italian ballerina whose dancing, particularly in La Sylphide, largely created the immense 19th-century vogue for Romantic Ballet.   

Maria Taglioni

11.    What name is given to a leap from one foot to another in ballet? 


12.    Since 1961, by what name has the Bolshoi Ballet School been officially known? 

The Moscow Academic Choreographic School

13.    Born in 1881, who was the Russian ballerina who gained fame as creator of the leading roles in The Dying Swan and Les Sylphides

Anna Pavlova

14.    Which Russian dancer and choreographer married Romola, Countess de Pulszky-Lubocy-Cselfalva, in Buenos Aires on 10 September 1913?  

Vaslav Nijinsky

15.    Who was the director and choreographer of Adventures in Motion Pictures' triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake, with its cast of male swans?   

Matthew Bourne

16.    In ballet, what name is given to a leap in which one leg is stretched out and the other is struck against it? 


17.    Name the Scottish-born ballet dancer who took the leading role in the 1948 film, The Red Shoes.  

Moira Shearer

18.    Who was the French ballerina, born in 1655, who became the first woman professional ballet dancer?  

La Fontaine

19.    In ballet, what name is given to a leap in which each foot is lifted in turn to the opposite knee?  

Pas de Chat

20.    Which Russian composer's ballets were The Golden Age (1930), Bolt (1931) and Bright Rivulet (1935)?   

Dimitry Shostakovich

21.    In which American city does Ballet West have its headquarters? 


22.    Born on 8 March 1939, name the Canadian prima ballerina who became the artistic director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 1978.  

Lynn Seymour

23.    Who was the Russian-born choreographer and pioneer of the American 'classic' ballet, who, in 1934, founded the School of American Ballet?   

George Balanchine

24.    What name is given to the posture in ballet dancing in which one leg is raised behind and the arms are extended? 


25.    Name the Latvian-born ballet dancer who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor in 1977.  

Mikhail Baryshnikov

26.    Set in a Durham village during a year-long strike in 1984, what is the title of the film in which a eleven-year-old miner's son defies his father by learning ballet rather than boxing?  

Billy Elliot

27.    Born in 1880, who was the Russian-born dancer and choreographer whose integration of dancing, drama, music and décor revolutionised ballet in the early 1900s?   

Michael Fokine

28.    What name is given to a ballet dancer's short, stiff skirt that spreads outwards?   


29.    Name the Australian-born ballet dancer whose film credits include 55 Days in Peking (1962), The Quiller Memorandum (1966) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).  

Robert Helpmann

30.    Name the ballerina screen-tested with Harrison Ford for the remake of the film Sabrina.  

Darcey Bussell

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