Link round: 10 questions

  1. Where were the 2002 Winter Olympics held?
  2. How is the Latin phrase “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes”, from Vergil’s Aeneid, usually (if inaccurately) translated into English?
  3. Which band’s 2000 album Mwng was made for a budget of 6,000 pounds, and went on to become the best-selling Welsh-language album of all time?
  4. Which word can precede marketing, democracy and line?
  5. What three letters start words meaning; the second largest province of Pakistan by population, the country which has extended its land area by 23% since independence in 1965, and the peninsula bordered by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez?
  6. Which common element takes its name from the Latin word for coal?
  7. In which 1954 film does James Stewart play L.B. Jeffries, a wheelchair-bound photographer confined to his Greenwich Village apartment?
  8. What word can precede out, broke and white?
  9. The three major parts of a company’s financial statements (excluding the notes to the financial statements) are the balance sheet, cash flow statement and which other document?
  10. Why would Benjamin Franklin have considered all or part of the above answers inevitable?

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  1. Where were the 2002 Winter Olympics held?
    A: Salt Lake City
  2. How is the Latin phrase “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes”, from Vergil’s Aeneid, usually (if inaccurately) translated into English?
    A: Beware of Greeks bearing gifts (inaccurate because a more literal translation would be “I fear the Greeks, even when they bear gifts)
  3. Which band’s 2000 album Mwng was made for a budget of 6,000 pounds, and went on to become the best-selling Welsh-language album of all time?
    A: Super Furry Animals
  4. Which word can precede marketing, democracy and line?
    A: Direct
  5. What three letters start words meaning; the second largest province of Pakistan by population, the country which has extended its land area by 23% since independence in 1965, and the peninsula bordered by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez?
    A: Sin (Sindh, Singapore, Sinai)
  6. Which common element takes its name from the Latin word for coal?
    A: Carbon
  7. In which 1954 film does James Stewart play L.B. Jeffries, a wheelchair-bound photographer confined to his Greenwich Village apartment?
    A: Rear Window
  8. What word can precede out, broke and white?
    A: Flat
  9. The three major parts of a company’s financial statements (excluding the notes to the financial statements) are the balance sheet, cash flow statement and which other document?
    A: The income statement
  10. Why would Benjamin Franklin have considered all or part of the above answers inevitable?
    A: They are all types of tax – Benjamin Franklin famously said that only two things in life were certain; death and taxes

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