Which dictator used to wear a leopardskin toque hat? The Weekend quiz

The questions

1 What was climbed for the final time in October?
2 Which people founded the city of Carthage?
3 Glutton is an alternative name for which mustelid?
4 What was the first planet discovered with a telescope?
5 Which dictator used to wear a leopardskin toque hat?
6 Which TV series features the media giant Waystar Royco?
7 Which card game uses four jokers?
8 What were designed in the 1970s by Hipgnosis?
What links:
9 Manual; automatic; kinetic; quartz?
10 Scapa Flow, 1919; Toulon, 1942; Copenhagen, 1943?
11 Judy Garland; Beatrix Potter; Mae Braddock?
12 1936 (1); 1955 (2); 1964 (3); 1982 (4); 1997 (5)?
13 Nagasaki, Japan; Kermanshah, Iran; Hackney, UK; Chaguanas, Trinidad?
14 Freya (cats); Thor (goats); Hera (peacocks); Artemis (deer)?
15 The Oval; Crystal Palace; Millennium; Wembley?

Antique brass telescope on white background

Spotted the telescope solution? Photograph: Getty Images

The answers

1 Uluru/Ayers Rock.
2 Phoenicians.
3 Wolverine.
4 Uranus (1781).
5 Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire).
6 Succession.
7 Canasta.
8 Rock album covers.
9 Types of watch movement.
10 Fleets scuttled: German; French; Danish.
11 Played in films by Renée Zellweger.
12 Launch of TV channels: BBC1; ITV; BBC2; Channel 4; Channel 5.
13 Birthplaces of recent British Nobel literature laureates: Kazuo Ishiguro; Doris Lessing; Harold Pinter; VS Naipaul.
14 Deities’ chariots drawn by animals.
15 Hosted most FA Cup finals.


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