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Which capital city used to be named after Christian IV of Denmark? The Saturday quiz | Life and style

The questions

1 Which first world war hero called himself “the thousand and second knight”?
2 With as few as 10 left, what animal is the vaquita?
3 Which airline was the Boeing 747’s launch customer?
4 Which arena got a roof in 2009?
5 Who was photographed in a playground reading Ulysses?
6 Which 12th-century abbess was a composer, poet and mystic?
7 The first to be discovered was Pluto; what is a TNO?
8 Which capital city used to be named after Christian IV of Denmark?
What links:
9
Amy Chua; Georges Clemenceau; Bill O’Reilly; Eldrick Woods?
10 Bell Harry Tower; Martyrdom; Miracle Windows; Henry IV’s tomb?
11 Chance; Tyler; George; Ski Mask?
12 Sierra Leone; Haiti; Vietnam; Mexico; Argentina; Brighton?
13 1810; 1887; 2002?
14 Gay-Lussac; Boyle; Charles; Avogadro?
15 Donald Kaufman (Adaptation); Roderick Jaynes (Fargo); Nathan Douglas (The Defiant Ones)?

Road to El Chalten and Mt Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina
Know all about Argentina? Photograph: Marco Bottigelli/Getty Images

The answers

1 TE Lawrence.
2 Small porpoise.
3 Pan Am.
4 Wimbledon Centre Court.
5 Marilyn Monroe.
6 Hildegard of Bingen.
7 Trans-Neptunian object.

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8 Oslo (formerly Christiania).
9 Nicknamed Tiger: Tiger Mother childrearing author; French statesman; Australian cricketer; US golfer.
10 Parts of Canterbury Cathedral.
11 “The” hip-hop/spoken-word performers: the Rapper; the Creator; the Poet; the Slump God.
12 Settings of Graham Greene novels.
13 Golden jubilees: George III; Victoria; Elizabeth II.
14 Formulated laws on gases.
15 Nonexistent Oscar nominees.

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