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5th May 2006 at 01:00
1 MI6 is advertising for staff. What will they have to do?

a Travel b Kill c Die d Plant small plastic rocks in foreign cities

2 Scientists have proved that songbirds can be taught grammar. What do teachers think?

a That's more than can be said for this lot b Why?

c Who by?

d I think I heard a nightingale parse in Berkeley Square

3 Nelson's column is getting a facelift. What do the pigeons say?

a Ready b Aim c Fire d An adverb can modify any part of speech except a noun

4 NASA might send a Briton on its next moon landing. What will he do?

a Anything the Americans tell him b Start a club c Plant a small plastic rock d Privatise it

5 Ten per cent of men say they would be happier if they had control of the TV remote. What does this show?

a Ten per cent of men are deeply sad b Ten per cent of women have control of the TV remote c Ninety per cent of women have to watch brain-destroying amounts of football, and golf, and snooker d All of the above

QUIZ ANSWERS: 1d, 2a, 3c, 4a, 5d

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