Long time no see

Long time no see, old friends. A very long time. WordPress seems to have changed a lot since I’d last been here. Anyway, without further ado, let’s get down to brass tacks. Quizzing! ❤

1. The Ballon d’Or! I’d been rooting for Neuer, but in his own words, he was at quite a disadvantage because “both Messi and Ronaldo had scored more goals than him” :-P. However, two goalkeepers have actually won the award–one man (way back when it was the European Player of the Year) and one woman (Women’s Player of the Year). Who are they?

2. Which fictional “sword and sorcery” hero was originally created by Robert E. Howard in 1932 for a series of fantasy stories in the pulp magazine Weird Tales? (FTR: I wouldn’t have known a thing about him but for the fact that some idiot(s) in my class have circulated an image of this person with my head attached–with a moustache, no less. So a shout-out to MZ and King Kong–thanks a million.:evil:😤)

3. Who is the only person to have won both the Nobel Prize (for Literature) and an Oscar (for Best Adapted Screenplay)? (One of my old favourites.)

4. Two works X and Y share a common setting in Asia. X is a 1957 David Lean film based on a French work by Pierre Boulle. Y is a 2013 novel telling the story of Dorrigo Evans, and borrows its title from the translation of the title Oku no Hosomichi by Matsuo Basho. What are X and Y?

River Mae Klong bridge, Burma Railway.jpg

5. This is Bertrand-François _______, comte de La Bourdonnais (11 February 1699 – 10 November 1753), who was a French naval officer and administrator in the service of the French East India Company.

Connect with a place in South India.

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