Which sea has no land borders? The Weekend quiz

The questions

1 Which social network was sold for $850m, then $1m five years later?
2 What are recorded on the British List?
3 Which city is known as Nola?
4 Which Shakespeare title character is poisoned by a monk?
5 What measured 300x50x30 cubits?
6 Which sea, within the Atlantic, has no land borders?
7 What did Muntazer al-Zaidi throw at George W Bush?
8 Leeds dock is home to what national museum?
What links:
9 Uxbridge and South Ruislip; Maidenhead; Witney; Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath?
10 Y; Yb; Er; Tb?
11 Untitled Film Stills; Centerfolds; Sex Pictures?
12 Extinction; Alice; Kriegsspiel; Fischer Random?
13 Napoleon; Alfred Dreyfus; Robert Stroud; Nelson Mandela?
14 Louise Brooks; Alban Berg; Marie Lawrie?
15 British Empire, 1833; Russia, 1861; US, 1865; Brazil, 1888?

Portrait of Young catholic monk on white background

Which Shakespeare title character is poisoned by a monk? Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The answers

1 Bebo.
2 Wild birds in Britain.
3 New Orleans.
4 King John.
5 Noah’s Ark (as outlined in Genesis 6:15).
6 Sargasso Sea.
7 His shoes.
8 Royal Armouries Museum.
9 Constituencies of recent prime ministers: Boris Johnson; Theresa May; David Cameron; Godon Brown.
10 Elements named after Ytterby in Sweden: Yttrium; Ytterbium; Erbium; Terbium.
11 Photography series by Cindy Sherman.
12 Chess variants.
13 Imprisoned on islands: St Helena; Devil’s Island; Alcatraz (Birdman of); Robben Island.
14 Lulu: played the character in the film Pandora’s Box; wrote the opera; birth name of the Scottish singer.
15 Abolition of slavery/serfdom.


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