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The theme this time is “first and last”.  10 topics, each with a “first” and “last” question so 20 questions in all.

  1. Sport
    1. Q. Who was the first Wimbledon Men’s Singles Champion in the “Open Era”?
      A; Rod Laver
    2. Q. Who won the last of his 7 Formula One World Championship titles in 2005?
      AMichael Schumacher
  1. Politics
    1. Q. Who was the first (and to date, only) Welsh UK Prime Minister?
      A. David Lloyd George
    2. Q. Who was the last (and again, to date, only) woman to have been UK Foreign Secretary?
      A. Margaret Beckett
  1. Films
    1. Q. Which was the first Carry On Film (1958)? Coincidentally it featured William Hartnell who would later become the first Dr Who!
      A. Carry On Sergeant
    2. “Q. Breaking Dawn – Part 2” was the fifth and final production (2012) in which series of films?
      A. The Twilight Saga
  1. Books
    1. “Q. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” are the first words of which classic novel?
      A. Pride and Prejudice
    2. Q .What is the title of the third and final book in The Lord of the Rings?
      A. The Return of the King
  1. TV
    1. Q. Ant and Dec are fixtures on our TV screens but in which TV drama did they first meet and what were their characters’ names in the series?
      A. Byker Grove – PJ & Duncan
    2. “Q. The Remorseful Day” was the 33rd and final episode of which TV crime drama?
      A. Inspector Morse
  1. Olympics
    1. Q. Flora Duffy won the 2020 (in 2021) women’s triathlon, earning the first ever gold for her country. Which country?
      A. Bermuda
    2. Q. Joe Joyce won the last medal for Team GB at Rio 2016 but in which sport?
      A. Boxing (Super Heavyweight)
  1. Music
    1. Q. “+” was which English singer-songwriter’s debut album?
      A. Ed Sheeran
    2. Q. The UK came last in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Can you name the singer or the song?
      A. James Newman singing “My Last Breath”
  1. Explorers
    1. Q. Who led the expedition that was the first to reach the South Pole (1911)?
      A. Roald Amundsen
    2. Q. What was Eugene Cernan the last man to do (to date)?
      A. Walk on the moon
  1. Famous Buildings
    1. Q. Which was completed first – the Eiffel Tower or the rebuilt (after the fire) Houses of Parliament/Palace of Westminster?
      A. Houses of Parliament (1870).  The Eiffel Tower was opened in 1889.
    2. Q. Which was completed last – the Sydney Opera House or the Royal National Theatre building on the South Bank?
      A. National Theatre (1976) although the theatre company had been performing at the Old Vic prior to that.  Sydney Opera House was opened in 1973.
  1. TV history
    1. Q. ITV launched in 1955. Which product was the first to be advertised?
      A. Gibbs SR toothpaste
    2. Q. The BBC had a cunning (?) plan to distract from the launch of ITV by killing off a favourite Archers radio character on the same evening. What was the name of the character who “met her last”?
      A. Grace Archer.  20 million people tuned in to hear her death!

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