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As those introductory presentations grow increasingly laborious and halfhearted, it’s time to come together again for Thursday’s quiz rituals. Face the 15 vaguely topical and general knowledge questions. Sigh wondering if Kate Bush will ever be a good answer. Cowering under the scathing gaze of Ron from Sparks. And look for a hidden Doctor Who reference in the incorrect answers. There’s no prize, but let us know how you did in the comments.

The Thursday quiz, n° 56

1.EUROVISION IS BRILLIANT: Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine, but what was their song called?

2.SPACE (WO)MAN: Sam Ryder came second at Eurovision with his song Space Man. But what was the name of the first British woman in space?

3.SCIENCE CORNER: As we talk about space, scientists have produced the first-ever image of the black hole that lurks at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. But what is the name of the black hole?

4.HAPPY BIRTHDAY: A different type of star. It’s Grace Jones’ birthday today. Happy birthday, Grace! But where was she born?

5.THIS DAY: On May 19, 1499, Catherine of Aragon married for the first time. Whose?

6.PRIME MINISTER: France has a new prime minister, the first woman to hold the post in over thirty years. Who is she?

7.IT’S NOT A YELLOW: A statue of Margaret Thatcher was pelted with eggs hours after it was unveiled. But where is he ?

8.DICTATOR’S SON: This is a 2015 song by Sparks and Franz Ferdinand where he “learns the family trade”. But that’s not important right now. A painting spotted in the background of Imelda Marcos’ house appeared to be a “missing” work by which artist?

9.FIBONACCI NUMBERS: Described for the first time in Indian mathematics, and forming a sequence where each number is the sum of the two previous ones, F₁₃ is 233. But which of these sums is equal to 233?

ten.SET CASTINGS: Kang Sae-byeok was 067, Cho Sang-woo was 218, and old man Oh Il-nam was 001. But in Squid Game, what number was Seong Gi-hun, the first player we met in the outside world, played by Lee Jung-jae (pictured)?

11.LITERATURE: What is the name of Elizabeth Strout’s book that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009?

12.WHY THE LONG FACE? : What is the name of Woody and Jessie’s horse introduced in the movie Toy Story 2?

13.LET’S GO: Travel Wiki lists 23 places visited by the fictional Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, none of them by hot air balloon. Number 16 is Medicine Bow, Wyoming, United States. But what was the nickname of the famous dinosaur skeleton unearthed nearby?

14.THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: Founding members of European Super League Liverpool won the FA Cup final at the weekend. But when was the first FA Cup final?

15.UVAVU AND ERANU: Vic Reeves exhibited his bird paintings in London, but under his real name. What is the name he uses for the exhibition?

  • If you believe there has been a glaring error in any of the questions or answers, please feel free to email, but remember that the word of the master of the quiz is always final and you wouldn’t appreciate being sent back into a black hole.