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1. How old is Juliet expected to turn in the opening Act of Romeo and Juliet

2. The last words of Alexandre Dumas were: 'I shall never know how it all comes out now.' What was he referring to?

3. George Perec wrote a book in French called La Disparition, which had a special feature. In 1939, Ernest Wright wrote Gadsby repeating the feat: 'I am going to show you how a bunch of bright young folks did find a champion, a man with boys and girls of his own, a man of so dominating and happy individuality that youth was drawn to him as a fly to a sugar bowl.' What is so special about the books?

4. This is one of the most famous fictional place names ever. The author's version of the origin of the place name is not believed by his later biographers, who dismiss his version as being fanciful. They have posited three possible origins:
a. It is a modification of the Biblical homeland of Job.
b. It originated from the delighted exclamations of the listeners when the tale was first recounted.
c. It came out of the great admiration of the author for the works of Charles Dickens.
What is this place?

5. Charlotte Brönte died of this disease at the age of 39. Her sisters Emily and Anne also died of the same disease at the young ages of 30 and 29 respectively. What disease?

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