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Q.457

Dead Right was a quiz I did on Twitter a couple of weeks ago. The theme was people who said their goodbyes to the world in 2011. Below are some of the questions.

This might be a good way to say adieu to 2011, right?

(Grant yourself a "got it!" if you get at least 3 right!)


1. One of his two residences was in Pietermaritzburg, and calld “Straw Hat Farm”, probably because it was a trademark accessory. Who?
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2. This Middlesex off-spinner's last 1st class game was in '82 aged 50; he had come to watch the game, but seeing a turning pitch, Mike Brearley invited him to join the team. They duly won. He is also known for a different “test” named after him.
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3. Leonard "Len" Lesser was best known for his TV roles, especially on Seinfeld. What character did he play? (There's a clue in the name)
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4. This Kenyan runner, who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, died after a fall from his balcony after being 'surprised' by his wife while in a compromising position.
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5. This photo shows a soon to be ex-President on the left meeting a veg seller who perished soon after. Which country's events? (Image: Atlantic.com)


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6. Originally an NDA candidate for President of India, this former Governor of Maharashtra was eventually replaced by A P J Abdul Kalam. Who?
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7. “Flying on One Engine” is a documentary on the life of which Indian-American Dr. who was himself wheelchair-bound and couldn't speak.
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8. Musician Gerry Rafferty spent time in a friend's flat in this street and immortalised the name in one of which popular hit?
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9. Claude “Chuckles” Choules died in Perth aged 110. He was the last survivor to have played active part in which tragic event?
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10. This computer scientist described the programming language LISP in a CACM paper "Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation by Machines”. Who?
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