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Connection 1 :
  1. Which US state is known as The Golden State?
  2. In which country of the British Isles was Dawn French born, in 1957?
  3. In the song "Pearl's A Singer" she stands up when she... does what?
  4. Rob Brydon appeared in the comedy series The Trip. Who is his co-star?
  5. On which river does Glasgow stand?
  6. Which member of the British Royal family was born on 15th Septemeber 1985?
  7. Gerry & Margo were Tom & Barbara's neighbours in which sitcom?
  8. What is the connection?
Connection 2 :
  1. Which colour ball is worth 4 points when potted correctly in a frame of snooker?
  2. Who rode his war-horse Copenhagen to victory in 1815?
  3. What flavour tea, traditionally from China & flavoured with bergamot is, according to regular polls, Britain's 2nd most popular tea?
  4. On TV, Which dog is voiced by comedian Bob Mortimer?
  5. Which actor played The Joker in the 2008 film "e;The Dark Knight""?
  6. At 404ft (123m), which Cathedral has the tallest church spire in the UK?
  7. Which singer's biggest hits were "In The Midnight Hour" & "Mustang Sally"?
  8. What is the connection?
Connection 3 :
  1. By what name is The Collegiate Church of St. Peter better known?
  2. Which is missing from this list : rope, spanner, candlestick, lead piping, dagger?
  3. What connects Air Force One, Firewall, Star Wars, Clear & Present Danger and Anchorman 2?
  4. By what name is Piper Nigrum better known?
  5. Who is the only person to have had No 1 singles as a soloist, part of a duet, a trio, a quartet & a chartity ensemble?
  6. Yarlington Mill, Dabinet, Crimson King, Cap Of Liberty are all types of what?
  7. What nationality was former Manchester Utd. player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?
  8. What is the connection?
Connection 4 :
  1. Helen Mirren won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actress in 2007 for her portrayal of who?
  2. What soul song was a hit for Bob & Earl in 1969 and The Rolling Stones in 1986?
  3. What is the only piece on a chess board that cannot be removed?
  4. What is the name of the character played by John Barrowman in Torchwood?
  5. What jubilee anniversary did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate in 2012?
  6. What number 1 single began with the lyric "Once I had a love and it was a gas"?
  7. Which character did Jack Nicholson play in the 1989 film Batman?
  8. In the US, what 3 letter word is given to a golfing Hole-in-one?
  9. What character did Humphrey Bogart play in the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon?
  10. What is the connection?
Connection 5 : Christmas :
  1. If it was your birthday on 25th December, what star sign would you be?
  2. In which decade was the Queen's Christmas speech first televised?
  3. 2008's Christmas number 1 single was a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallellujah". Who sang it?
  4. Which autor wrote "A Christmas Carol"?
  5. The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square is annually donated to Britain by which country?
  6. What gift was given by 'my true love' on the 11th day of Christmas?
  7. Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" was originally featured in which film?
  8. Which Saint's Day is celebrated on the 26th December?
  9. Santa Claus is known as La Befana in which European country?
  10. In which year did Bob Geldof organise Band Aid to record "Do They Know It's Christmas?"?
Connection 6 : Name The Year :
  1. Which comedian, who died in the mystery year, was the subject of the 1999 film "Man On The Moon"?
  2. In this year's Olympic Games, Torville & Dean scored a maximum of 12 perfect 6.0 scores, skating to which piece of music?
  3. Which film won Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Actress (Shirley McLean), Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson) & Adapted Screenplay at the mystery year's Academy Awards? (it was also nominated in 6 other catagories)
  4. Born in September of the mystery year, which member of the Royal Family became a Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals) in April 2006?
  5. Born in this year, which singer released the 2008 album "Rockferry"?
  6. Died on August 5th of this year, who was the only man to marry Elizabeth Taylor twice?
  7. Name the year.
Connection 7 :
  1. What connects : Arsenal winger Alex Ollade-Chamberlain, Karen Carpenter, Jamie Oliver, goalkeeper Petr Cech, Marvin Gaye, Norman Wisdom, Stevie Wonder, Bill Cosby, dj Ken Bruce, 'Pub Landlord' Al Murray, singer James Brown and Fred Astaire?
  2. What bird released by Noah after the flood to find land, returned with an olive branch and has subsequently become a symbol of peace?
  3. What nationality (by birth) is the actor who starred in the films "Cyrano De Bergerac" "Green Card" "1492 : Conquest Of Paradise" & "My Father The Hero" ?
  4. Having the atomic number of 79, Au is the chemical symbol for what precious metal?
  5. Barnacle, Canada, Brent, Egyptian , Pink-footed and White-fronted are all types of what?
  6. What is the official nickname of the Premier League football team who play their home matches at The Liberty Stadium?
  7. In UK politics, in relation to Parliament, The Upper Chamber is more commonly known by what name?
  8. In the original UK version of Cluedo, what is missing from this list of murder weapons : Revolver, dagger, rope, spanner, candlestick?
  9. Which character who first appeared as a sports reporter on radio in On The Hour and on TV in The Day Today & then went on to star in his own TV series as a DJ and chat show host?
  10. What is the connection?
Connection 8 : Christmas :
  1. Based on "A Visit From St. Nicholas", an 1823 poem by Clement C. Moore, Santa Clause has 8 reindeer pulling his sleigh. Which comes first alphabetically?
  2. In which film did Jim Carrey first play the character Lloyd Christmas?
  3. Which foodstuff, commonly eaten at Christmas, is a species of plant called Vaccinium Oxycoccos; was known as Marshwort and Fenwort during Medievel times & is widely renowned for having antitoxidant qualities?
  4. Traditionally since 1947, Trafalgar Square has had a Christmas tree gifted to the UK from which European country?
  5. Which Tchaikovsky ballet, set at Christmas, features "The Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy"?
  6. "Through one of the marvels of modern Science, I am enabled, this Christmas Day, to speak to all my peoples throughout the Empire." These were the first words of the first Royal Christmas Message. Which Monarch spoke them?
  7. With Santa Fe as it's capital, although Albuquerque is it's largest city, which US state is known as The Land Of Enchantment?
  8. Which rock band, lead by it's bassist Jack Bruce, had their first top 40 single in 1966 with "Wrapping Paper"?
  9. In which ocean would you find Christmas Island?
  10. Which king, coronated on December 25th, was the first Monarch (of England) in the house of Normandy?

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