Simon is the only cat to receive which honour? The Weekend quiz

The questions

1 Which empire reached its greatest extent in 1683?
2 Who was PM while a member of neither house of Parliament?
3 Simon is the only cat to receive which honour?
4 The Fermi paradox concerns the absence of what?
5 Which Norfolk village was known as England’s Nazareth?
6 Which hero was killed by timber from his old ship?
7 Who was dubbed Wagatha Christie for her online sleuthing?
8 Which city is served by Atocha and Chamartin stations?
What links:
9 Septentrionalis Oceanus; Frisian Sea; German Ocean?
10 Mid-rise; boyfriend; skinny; spray-on?
11 Doodlebug; listicle pioneer; Edwin, originally; Tim Allen?
12 Middleton and Gordimer; Ondaatje and Unsworth; Evaristo and Atwood?
13 1985 and 1955; 2015, 1985 and 1955 (II); 1885, 1955 and 1985 (III)?
14 Laurence Olivier; Kenneth Branagh; Tom Hiddleston; Timothée Chalamet?
15 Steph Houghton; Heather Knight; Sarah Hunter?

Head shot of actor Timothee Chalamet in blue shirt against great background

Timothée Chalamet: what do you know? Photograph: Don Arnold/WireImage

The answers

1 Ottoman empire.
2 Alec Douglas-Home (for 20 days in 1963).
3 PDSA’s Dickin Medal (for animal bravery).
4 Evidence of extraterrestrial life.
5 Walsingham.
6 Jason (the Argo).
7 Coleen Rooney.
8 Madrid.
9 Former names for the North Sea.
10 Styles of jeans.
11 Buzz: wartime V-1, nicknamed buzz bomb; BuzzFeed; Buzz Aldrin; voices Buzz Lightyear.
12 Shared the Booker prize: 1974; 1992; 2019.
13 Back To The Future films: years featured.
14 Played Henry V: Henry V, 1944; Henry V, 1989; The Hollow Crown; The King.
15 Captain of England’s women’s football, cricket and rugby union teams.


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