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Ben Shephard: Mary Todd Lincoln was the wife of which US president?
Contestant: Roosevelt.

Shephard: In 1969, which poet and civil rights activist released her memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings?
Contestant: Barbra Streisand.

Shephard: Which Elizabethan playwright had twins called Hamnet and Judith?
Contestant: The only playwright I know with twins in it is Cinderella. So I’m going to say Cinderella.

Shephard: In order, the monarchs Henry, Henry, Edward, Mary and Elizabeth make up which royal house of England?
Contestant: Buckingham Palace.


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