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In athletics, what is the maximum permissible wind speed for a result to be registered as a record?

July 14, 2011 22:12
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1. In athletics, what is the maximum permissible wind speed for a result to be registered as a record?

2. What 1961 American teen-drama that highlights sexual repression takes its title from a Wordsworth poem that goes as follows? What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of ___, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind...

3. Fill in the missing words in these iconic advertising lines that were famous in the 1950s and ’60s:
I dreamed I went shopping in my ___;
I dreamed I was way out in my ___;
I dreamed I played Cleopatra in my ___;
I dreamed I had a swinging time in my ___.

4. He has been called a traitor by some and a hero by others. His last wife, Rufina, said he was disappointed in many ways by what he found in his preferred country, but consoled himself by arguing that “the ideals were right but the way they were carried out was wrong.” In a 1988 interview from a foreign capital, he said he missed little in (his native country) except some friends, Colman’s mustard and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce.

Who is the person in question, whose name should be familiar to fans of Rudyard Kipling?

5. What 1920 horror classic from Germany, which tells the story of a doctor and his sidekick Cesare in the village of Holstenwall, is said to have introduced the concept of a twist ending in cinema?

6. The short poem “And did those feet in ancient time” by William Blake, which features the phrase “dark satanic mills,” is best known in what musical context?

7. The title of what Ridley Scott movie that means con-men is also a term used to describe human figures in the paintings of the British artist L. S. Lowry?

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