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  • 1. 

    Victoria Coren Mitchell has hosted which BBC television quiz featuring seemingly unrelated clues show since 2008?

    • A.

      Connect 4

    • B.

      House of Games

    • C.

      Linkee

    • D.

      Only Connect

    Correct Answer
    D. Only Connect
    Explanation
    Connect 4 is a basic family board game, House of Games is a quiz show presented by the fabulous Richard Osman and Linkee is Only Connect in slightly easier, team based, board game form. If you haven't played it yet it's worth a go!

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  • 2. 

    Which Marvel superhero has the real name Dr. Robert Bruce Banner?

    • A.

      Captain America

    • B.

      Hulk

    • C.

      Iron Man

    • D.

      Thor

    Correct Answer
    B. Hulk
    Explanation
    Captain America is Steve Rogers, Iron Man is Tony Stark and Thor is, well, Thor.

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  • 3. 

    Anchor Hanover's financial year end is 31 March 2021. What is the deadline for paying any corporation tax that is due?

    • A.

      31 March 2021

    • B.

      30 September 2021

    • C.

      31 December 2021

    • D.

      31 March 2022

    Correct Answer
    C. 31 December 2021
    Explanation
    Payment of corporation tax must be made 9 months after the financial year ends - in our case by 31 December 2021. The corporation tax return need not be submitted until 12 months after the year end.

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  • 4. 

    All four members of The Beatles were born in which decade?

    • A.

      1930s

    • B.

      1940s

    • C.

      1950s

    • D.

      1960s

    Correct Answer
    B. 1940s
    Explanation
    Ringo Starr was the eldest, born 7th July 1940, followed by John Lennon on 9th October the same year. Paul McCartney was a couple of years younger born 18th June 1942 and George Harrison was the youngest, born 25th February 1943.

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  • 5. 

    In which country would you find the Nullabor Plain, Great Bight, Thursday Island, and the Bass Strait?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      United Kingdom

    Correct Answer
    A. Australia
    Explanation
    The Nullabor Plain, Great Bight, Thursday Island, and the Bass Strait are all geographical features located in Australia. The Nullabor Plain is a vast, treeless plain in southern Australia. The Great Bight is a large open bay on the southern coast of Australia. Thursday Island is located in the Torres Strait, which separates Australia from Papua New Guinea. The Bass Strait is a narrow channel of water separating the Australian mainland from the island of Tasmania. Therefore, the correct answer is Australia.

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  • 6. 

    Which group of elements in the periodic table were not predicted by its original creator, Dimitri Medvedev, meaning when they were finally discovered, they were just bunged on the end?

    • A.

      Actinoid elements

    • B.

      Noble gases

    • C.

      Halogens

    • D.

      Rare-earth elements

    Correct Answer
    B. Noble gases
    Explanation
    The noble gases were not predicted by Dimitri Mendeleev, the original creator of the periodic table. When they were finally discovered, they were added to the end of the table because their properties did not fit into any existing group.

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  • 7. 

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak faces the unenviable task of balancing the UK's books post-COVID. One measure already taken was the cancelling of a cut to Corporation Tax rates due for 2020/21. What is the current rate of UK Corporation Tax?

    • A.

      17%

    • B.

      19%

    • C.

      20%

    • D.

      21%

    Correct Answer
    B. 19%
    Explanation
    The current rate of UK Corporation Tax is 19%. This means that companies in the UK are required to pay 19% of their profits as tax to the government. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, had originally planned to cut the Corporation Tax rates for 2020/21, but this measure was cancelled. This decision was likely made in order to generate more revenue for the government and help balance the country's finances in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 8. 

    Introduced to England in 1885, from which country did the 'sport' of snooker originate?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Turkmenistan

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    A. India
    Explanation
    Snooker originated in India and was introduced to England in 1885. The game was initially played by British Army officers stationed in India, and it gained popularity among the British elite. Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a table with pockets and involves striking colored balls with a cue stick. Over time, the game spread to other countries and became a popular sport worldwide.

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