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Flashcard 149674681

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#21st-century #olympians #sportsmen
Question
Distance runner born in Somalia, won olympic gold fof 5 x 10 000m in 2012
Answer
Mo Farah


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Flashcard 149674692

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#21st-century #olympians #sportsmen
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Scottish tennis player who in 2012 won the men’s singles in the US Open; won Grand Slam and Wimbledon.
Answer
Andy Murray


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Flashcard 149674703

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#sportsmen
Question
3 winners of F1 championship.
Answer
Lewis Hamilton
Jensen Button
Damon Hill


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Flashcard 149674714

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#politicians
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Labour Deputy Prime Minister in Churchill's Government 1945-1951 who created NHS, nationalized coal and steel industry and improved workers' conditions.
Answer
Clement Attlee


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Flashcard 149674725

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#politicians
Question
Known for Beveridge Report 1941, Liberal MP in House of Lords
Answer
William (Lord) Beveridge
+ "Giant Evils':
Want
Disease
Ignorance
Squalor
Idleness


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Flashcard 149674736

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#politicians
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Conservative MP responsible for eductaion (1941), known for The Buttler Act = The education Act of 1944
(free secondary in England and Wales)
Answer
Richard Austen Butler, Lord Butler


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Flashcard 149674747

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#poets #welsh #writers
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Welsh poet and writer known for radio play "Under Milk Wood" and poem "Do not go gentle into that good night".
Answer
Dylan Thomas


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Flashcard 149674758

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#literature #nobel-prize-winners
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4 Nobel Prize Winners in literature
Answer
1907 Rudyard Kipling; novelist and poet
1983 Sir William Golding; novelist
1995 Seamus Heaney; poet

2005 Harold Pinter; playwright


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Flashcard 149674769

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#literature
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Novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling is known for poems and [2 other works]
Answer
"Just so stories" and "The Jungle book"


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Flashcard 149674780

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#medicine #nobel-prize-winners
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Received Nobel Prize in 1945 for discovering penicillin.
Answer
Alexander Fleming


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Flashcard 149674791

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#medicine #nobel-prize-winners #physiology
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British scientist linked with Cambridge University; won Nobel Prize in 1962
Answer
Francis Crick; DNA structure


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Flashcard 149674802

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#novelists
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Popular novelist known for detective stories.
Answer
Agatha Christie
+Hercules Poirot


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Flashcard 149674813

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#novelists
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Popular novelist known for James Bond series.
Answer
Ian Fleming


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Flashcard 149674824

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#novelists
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Popular novelist known for "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy.
Answer
JRR Tolkien


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Flashcard 149674835

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#novelists
Question
The Man Booker Prize is given for fiction since 1968. It is given to authors of The Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe.
Who are 3 laureates of this prize.
Answer
Hilary Mantel
Julian Barnes
Ian McEwan


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Flashcard 149674846

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#novelists
Question
Jane Austen is known for [2 titles]
"Pride and Prejudice" and
"Sense and Sensibility"
Answer
"Pride and Prejudice" and
"Sense and Sensibility"


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Flashcard 149674857

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#novelists
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Author of
"Pride and Prejudice" and
"Sense and Sensibility"
Answer
Jane Austen


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Flashcard 149674868

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#novelists
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Charles Dickens is known for [3 titles]
Answer
"Oliwer Twist",
"Great Expectations" and
"A Christmas Carlol"


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Flashcard 149674879

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#novelists
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Dickensian Scrooge means [...] and comes from novella entitled [...]
Answer
a mean person and comes from "A Christmas Carol" (1843)


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Flashcard 149674890

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Dickensian Mr Micawber means [...] and comes from novella entitled [...]
Answer
always helpful person and comes from "A Christmas Carol" (1843)


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Flashcard 149674901

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#novelists
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Robert Louis Stevenson is known for [3 titles]
Answer
"Treasure Island"'
"Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and
"Kidnapped"


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Flashcard 149674912

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#novelists
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Known for
"Treasure Island"'
"Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and
"Kidnapped"
Answer
Robert Louis Stevenson


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Flashcard 149674923

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#novelists #poets
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Novelist and poet born in Dorset, England, describing rural society his novels.
Answer
Thomas Hardy


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Flashcard 149674934

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#novelists #poets
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Thomas Hardy is known for [2 novel titles]
Answer
"Far From the Madding Crowd" and
"judge the Obscure"


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Flashcard 149674945

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#novelists #poets
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Poet and novelist known for
"Far From the Madding Crowd" and
"Jude the Obscure"
Answer
Thomas Hardy.


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Flashcard 149674956

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#novelists
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Scottish doctor famous for his Sherlock Holmes stories
Answer
Arthur Conan Doyle


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Flashcard 149674967

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#novelists
Question
Arthur Conan Doyle was a [...]
Answer
Scottish doctor famous for his Sherlock Holmes stories.


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Flashcard 149674982

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#novelists
Question
Evelyn Waugh is known for 2 novels, one satirical and one saga.
Answer
"Decline and fall and Scoop" and
"Brideshead Revisited"


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Flashcard 149674993

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#novelists
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Satirical novel "Decline and fall and Scoop" and
saga "Brideshead Revisited" are by
Answer
Evelyn Waugh


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Flashcard 149675004

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#novelists #poets
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Poet and novelist Sir Kingsley Amis is known for [a novel]
Answer
"Lucky Jim"


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Flashcard 149675015

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#novelists #poets
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Poet and novelist known for novel entitled
"Lucky Jim"
Answer
Sir Kingsley Amis


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Flashcard 149675026

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#novelists
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A novelist inspired by religious themes.
Answer
Graham Greene


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Flashcard 149675037

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#novelists
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4 novels by Graham Greene.
Answer
"Our Man in Havana"
"The Honorary Consul"
"The Heart of the Matter"
and
"Brighton Rock"


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Flashcard 149675048

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#novelists
Question
"Our Man in Havana"
"The Honorary Consul"
"The Heart of the Matter"
and
"Brighton Rock" are novels by
Answer
Graham Greene


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Flashcard 149675059

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#poems #poets
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Anglo-Saxon poem [title] tells of its hero’s battles against monsters.
Answer
"Beowulf"


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Flashcard 149675070

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#poems #poets
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"Beowulf" is an [...]
Answer
Anglo-Saxon poem that tells of its hero’s battles against monsters.


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Flashcard 149675081

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#poems #poets
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Middle Ages poem by Geofrey Chaucer is entitled
Answer
"Canterbury Tales"


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Flashcard 149675092

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#poems #poets
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Shakespeare wrote sonnets which are [how many] lines long?
Answer
14


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Flashcard 149675103

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#poems #poets
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"Sir Gawain and Green Knight" is a [period] poem.
Answer
Middle Ages


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Flashcard 149675114

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#poems #poets
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John Milton is known for poem entitled
Answer
"Paradise Lost"


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Flashcard 149675125

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#poems #poets
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"Paradise Lost" linked with Reformation is a poem written by
Answer
John Milton


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Flashcard 149675136

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#contemporary-poets #poets
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4 recent/contemporary poets
Answer
Ted Hughes
John Masefield
Sir Walter De La Mare
Sir John Betjeman


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Flashcard 149675147

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#contemporary-poets #poets
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Ted Hughes
John Masefield
Sir Walter De La Mare
Sir John Betjeman
Answer
Recent/contemporary poets.


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Flashcard 149675158

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#poets #ww1-poets
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Two 1st World War poets.
Answer
Wilfred Owen and
Siegfried Sassoon


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Flashcard 149675169

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#poets #ww1-poets
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Wilfred Owen and
Siegfried Sassoon are
Answer
1st World War poets.


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Flashcard 149675180

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#19century-poets #poets
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7 most famous 19-century poets
Answer
Lord Byron
Percy Shelley
William Blake
John Keates
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Robert and Elizabeth Browning


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Flashcard 149675191

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#19century-poets #poets
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Lord Byron
Percy Shelley
William Blake
John Keates
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Robert and Elizabeth Browning are
Answer
most famous 19-century poets


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Flashcard 149675202

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#poets
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"Some of the best-known poets are burried or commemorated in [...] in Westminster Abbey."
Answer
Poet's Corner


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Flashcard 149675213

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#19century #poems #poets #quotes
Question
"Oh, to be in England now that April's there
And whoever wakes in England sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England - Now!"

is a quote from poem [...] by [...]
Answer
"Home Thoughts From Abroad" by Robert Browning


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Flashcard 149675224

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#19century #poems #poets #quotes
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" She walks in beauty, like the night
of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her etes"

Is a poem [...] by [...] written for [...]
Answer
"She Walks In Beauty" by George Byron, written for his wife Anne Isabella Byron


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Flashcard 149675235

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#18century #19century #poems #poets #quotes
Question
"I wander's lonely as a cloud
That floats an high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils"

is a quote from poem [...] by [...]
Answer

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"

William Wordsworth


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Flashcard 149675250

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#18century #19century #poems #poets #quotes
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"Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

is a poem [...] by [...]
Answer
"The Tyger" by William Blake.


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Flashcard 149675265

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#20century #poems #poets #quotes #ww1-poets
Question
"What passing - bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons."

is a poem [...] by [...]
Answer
"Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen


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Flashcard 149675276

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#symbols
Question
Flower; symbol of England
Answer
the rose


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Flashcard 149675287

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#symbols
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Flower; symbol of Scotland
Answer
the thistle


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Flashcard 149675302

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#symbols
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Flower; symbol of Wales
Answer
the daffodil

(and, less famous, leek)


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Flashcard 149675313

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#symbols
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Flower; symbol of Northern Ireland
Answer
the shamrock


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Flashcard 149675324


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Flashcard 149675329

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#18century #design
Question
18th century furniture designer
Answer
Thomas Chippendale


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Flashcard 149675340

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#20th-century #design
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Art deco ceramics designer
Answer
Clarice Cliff


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Flashcard 149675351

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#20century #design
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20th century interior designer
Answer
Sir Terence Conran


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Flashcard 149675362

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#fashion-designers
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3 famous fashion designers
Answer
Mary Quant
Vivienne Westwood
Alexander McQueen


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Flashcard 149675373

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#cathedrals #churches #design #middle-ages
Question
4 towns in wchich famous cathedrals and churches were built during Middle Ages period
Answer
Canterbury
Durham
Lincoln
Salisbury


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Flashcard 149675384

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#11th-century #design
Question
Norman castle keep built on the orders of William the Conqueror is called [...]
Answer
The White Tower of London (Tower of London)


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Flashcard 149675395

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#16century #design #elizabethan
Question
An architecturally significant Elizabethan country house in England, built between 1590 and 1597, designed by the architect Robert Smythson
in Renaissance style architecture in Derbyshire
Answer
Hardwick Hall


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Flashcard 149675406

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#17th-century #design
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Designer of Queen's House at Greenwich and
The Banqueting House in Whitehead, London
Answer
Inigo Jones


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Flashcard 149675417

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#17th-century #design
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The present church od St Paul's in London , dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by [...]

Its construction, was part of a major rebuilding programme which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Answer
Sir Christopher Wren


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Flashcard 149675428

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#18-century #design
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Scottish designer of Dumfries House in Scotland and Royal Crescent in Bath
Answer
Robert Adam


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Flashcard 149675439

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#19century #design
Question
4 objects built in neogothic style
Answer
The Houses of Parliament in London
St Pancras Station in London
Manchester Town Hall
Sheffield Town Hall


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Flashcard 149675450

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#20century #design
Question
Who designed
Cenotaph in Whitehall, London
(important during Annual Remembrance Day, service attended by Queen, politicians and foreign ambassadors)

and
New Delhi Seat of Government in India
Answer
Sir edwin Lutyens


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Flashcard 149675461

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#contemporary-architects
Question
3 contemporary architects
Answer
Dame Zaha Hadid
Sir Norman Foster
Lord Richard Rogers


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#18century #design #landscape-architecture
Question
Designed the grounds around country houses so that the landscape appeared to be natural
with grass, trees, lakes. He used to say that place had 'capabilities'.
Answer
Lancelot 'Capability' Brown


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Flashcard 149675483

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#architecture #design #landscape-architecture
Question
Duo who designed houses along with colorful gardens.
Answer
Sir Edward Lutyens (houses) with Gertrude Jekyll (gardens).


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Flashcard 149675494

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#film
Question
In 1896 first movie/s were shown, what's the most famous filmmaker of the time?
Answer
Sir Charles (Charlie) Chaplin


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Flashcard 149675505

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#gardens
Question
3 famous gardens in England
Answer
Kew Gardens
Sissinghurst Gardens
Hidcote Gardens


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Flashcard 149675516

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#gardens
Question
2 famous gardens in Scotland
Answer
Crathes Castle Gardens and
Inveraray Castle Gardens


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Flashcard 149675527

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#gardens
Question
Famous garden in Wales
Answer
Bodnaut Garden


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Flashcard 149675538

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#gardens
Question
Famous garden in Northern Ireland
Answer
Mount Stewart Garden


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Flashcard 149675549

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#film #s #the30
Question
2 famous '30 filmmakers
Answer
Sir Alexander Korda
Sir Alfred Hitchcock


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Flashcard 149675560

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#film
Question
Famous British Director who made "Blade Runner" and "Hannibal" with Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore
Answer
Ridley Scott


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Flashcard 149675571

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#film
Question
Title of the movie which was boosting morale during WW2
Answer
"In Which We Serve"


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Flashcard 149675582

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#film
Question
Comedies made in the '50s and '60s [3 titles]
Answer
"Carry on"
"The Ladykillers"
"Passport to Pimlico"


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Flashcard 149675593

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#film
Question
Ealing studios were used to give expertise in 2 highest grossing film franchises. They were
Answer
"Harry Potter" and
"James Bond"


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Flashcard 149675604

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#film #oscars
Question
[Name] received 4 Oscars for animated films, three featuring Wallace and Gromit
Answer
Nick Park


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Flashcard 149675615

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#actors #film
Question
4 famous British actors
Answer
Sir Lawrence Olivier
Sir Rex Harrison
Richard burton
David Niven


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Flashcard 149675626

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#film #oscars
Question
2 male actors who received Oscars
Answer
Sir Anthony Hopkins and
Colin Firth


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Flashcard 149675637

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#film #oscars
Question
3 female actors who received Oscars
Answer
Tilda (Katherine Mathilda) Swinton,
Kate Winslet and
Dame Judi Dench


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Flashcard 149675648

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#film
Question
Famous filmmaker who made "The 39 Steps" in 1935
Answer
Sir Alfred Hitchcock


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Flashcard 149675659

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#film
Question
Famous filmmaker who made "Brief Encounter" in 1945 and
"Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962
Answer
David Lean


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Flashcard 149675670

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#film
Question
Famous filmmaker who made "The Third Man" in 1949
Answer
Carol Reed


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Flashcard 149675681

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#film
Question
Famous filmmaker who made "The Bells of St Trinian's" in 1954
Answer
Frank Launder


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Flashcard 149675696

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#film
Question
Famous filmmaker who made "Women in Love" in 1969
Answer
Ken Russell


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Flashcard 149675711

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#film
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Famous filmmaker who made "Don't Look Now" in 1973
Answer
Nicolas Roeg


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Flashcard 149675726

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#film
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Famous filmmaker who made "Chariots of Fire" in 1981
Answer
Hugh Hudson


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Flashcard 149675737

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#film
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Famous filmmaker who made "The Killing Fields" in 1984
Answer
Roland Joffe


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Flashcard 149675748

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#film
Question
Famous filmmaker who made "Four Weddings and a Funeral" in 1994
Answer
Mike Newell


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Flashcard 149675759

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#film
Question
Famous filmmaker who made "Touching the Void"
Answer
Kevin MacDonald


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