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The Mixed Quiz 8th March
The Mixed Quiz 8th March

The Mixed Quiz 8th March

1 - What is the full title of the international OECD, which was founded in 1961 to promote the economic growth of its member states?

2 - Which organisation was initially formed by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela in 1960?

3 - Which organisation did the United Nations replace in 1945?

4 - What is UNHCR?

5 - What is UNICEF?

6 - What is OAU?

7 - What is ESA, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2005?

8 - Eire left in 1949, South Africa left in 1961 and re-joined in 1994; can you name the relevant organisation?

9 - Trygve Lie was the first Secretary General of which organisation?

10 - Britain, USA, Japan and France hold five permanent executive directorships of which financial organisation?

11 - In which year was capital punishment abolished in the UK?

12 - Who was the last woman to hang in the UK, in 1955?

13 - For how many years was Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs sentenced to prison?

14 - Which playwright died in a tavern brawl in 1593?

15 - Who shot and killed John Lennon in 1980?

16 - Who was brought to trial in 1962, accused of being the 'A6 Murderer'?

17 - On 3rd January 1981, which serial killer was finally caught after a five-year reign of terror in the North of England?

18 - In which English city is Strangeways Prison?

19 - What was the strange crime of German computer technician Armin Meiwes, who was brought to trial in 2003?

20 - On 19th August 1987, in which English town did Michael Ryan shoot dead sixteen people, including his mother, before killing himself?

Answers will be posted here on 15th March

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