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Rescue dogs, stolen goods and kids crashing cars – take the Thursday quiz | Life and style

Welcome again to the Thursday quiz. A smattering of topical questions and some general knowledge challenges await you. It is just for fun and there are no prizes, but let us know how you get on in the comments. There is a hidden reference to Doctor Who in one of the incorrect answer options, which will score you a bonus point if you can spot it. Have fun.

The Thursday quiz, No 54

1.BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: The US army has given back something it stole from the village of San Pietro near Vicenza in northern Italy during the second world war. What was it?

2.NAUGHTY NAUGHTY VERY NAUGHTY: A rare copy of a ‘wicked’ 1631 Bible has been found in New Zealand. Due to an unfortunate typographical error, which of the Ten Commandments has been mangled in it?

3.ORDER IN COURT: The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial was left temporarily lost for words last week after the court was shown the pre-recorded disposition of a doorman who was doing what?

4.ON THIS DAY AND ALSO IN COURT: Alfred and Albert Stratton were found guilty of murder on 5 May 1905. They were the first men in Britain to be convicted of murder and executed on the basis of what type of evidence?

5.NOW THAT I OWN THE BBC: That is a 1994 Sparks song where they ponder ‘What am I supposed to do with that thing?’. But that’s not important right now. Who has secured the TV rights for the England’s men’s senior football team for the next two years?

6.BOY RACER: A four-year-old boy (not pictured) appears to have got into his parents’ car and then crashed it into two parked cars before being found wandering the street in his pajamas in which Dutch city?

7.LASSIE COME HOME: In another incident almost tailor-made for the Thursday quiz, a three-legged dog with cancer (not pictured) saved what in a Minnesota river drama?

8.GCSE SCIENCE CORNER: That is enough silliness for one quiz. If a simple electrical circuit contains three resistors in series of 4 ohms, 8 ohms and 2 ohms in that order and nothing else, what is the total resistance?

9.LITERATURE: Jose Eduardo Agualusa’s 2012 novel A General Theory of Oblivion is based on a true story about a Portuguese woman who walls herself into her apartment just before which African country gained independence in 1975?

10.FIBONACCI NUMBERS: First described in Indian mathematics, and forming a sequence where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones, F₁₁ is 89. It was in 89BC that Cicero ended his service in the Roman army. But what was Cicero’s full name?

11.CITIES IN DISGUISE: Which Scandinavian city has previously been known as Ánslo, Christiania and Kristiania?

12.WHY THE LONG FACE?: What was the Scottish name of Merida’s faithful horse companion (not pictured) in the 2012 Disney/Pixar movie Brave?

13.ALLONS-Y: The website Wiki Voyage lists 23 locations visited by the fictional Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in Eighty Days. No 14 is San Francisco, but when did construction start on the Golden Gate bridge?

14.HAPPY BIRTHDAY: It is Henry Cavill’s birthday today. Happy birthday, Henry. But what is the name of the character he plays in The Witcher?

15.MUSIC: Ric Parnell, the drummer in the movie This Is Spinal Tap, has sadly passed away. Which 1981 hit single did he play on?

  • If you do think there has been an egregious error in one of the questions or answers, please feel free to email martin.belam@theguardian.com, but remember, the quiz master’s word is always final, and you don’t want him to release the hounds.

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