What do Miss Great Britain 1957 and Ben-Hur have in common? The Saturday quiz

The questions

1 Which PM’s last words were “I have been murdered”?
2 The eastern diamondback is the largest of what type of reptile?
3 Which rapper is known as Barbie on Instagram?
4 At what event do winners receive a WSOP bracelet?
5 Which London monument dates from around 1450BC?
6 What instrument is a Fender Rhodes?
7 Where did the Avengers Campus open in July?
8 Which country has been subject to US sanctions for more than 60 years?
What links:
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Miss Great Britain 1957 and Charlton Heston’s Ben-Hur body double?
10 Cameroon (1995); Rwanda (2009); Gabon and Togo (2022)?
11 Peter Pan; johnny; bertha; mandarin; wing?
12 Honeysuckle; Minella Times; A Plus Tard?
13 Astute; Trafalgar; Vanguard?
14 Melville Cooper; Robert Shaw; Alan Rickman; Matthew Macfadyen?
15 Neeltgen Willensdr; Anna McNeill Whistler; Julia Warhola; Lucie Freud?

Peter Pan
Solved the Peter Pan clue? Photograph: Ronald Grant

The answers

1 Spencer Perceval (1812).
2 Rattlesnake.
3 Nicki Minaj.
4 World Series of Poker.
5 Cleopatra’s Needle.
6 Electric piano.
7 Disneyland Paris.
8 Cuba.
9 Original presenters of Blue Peter: Leila Williams and Christopher Trace.
10 New members joining the Commonwealth.
11 Types of collar.
12 Rachael Blackmore’s major winning rides: Champion Hurdle; Grand National; Cheltenham Gold Cup.
13 Classes of current Royal Navy submarines.
14 Played the Sheriff of Nottingham on film.
15 The artist’s mother: Rembrandt; James McNeill Whistler; Andy Warhol; Lucian Freud.

The Guardian

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