Don’t forget to join Season 124. I am happy to announce that Evie Levens has agreed to return as quizmaster. Since her last turn in this forum, Evie has started writing questions for The Chase Australia, quite a stamp of approval - congratulations! Now you will all have the chance to have questions from a real pro.
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Category: Comics and Cartoons Created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, this quartet of sewer dwelling testudines first appeared in 1984. They were originally a parody of some of the most popular comic book characters at the time, but soon had a cult following in their own right. These anthropomorphic reptiles share their names with four Renaissance artists. What is the name of this group?
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Category: Mammalogy With a name derived from the ancient Greek for 'shadow tail', there are 285 species of this member of the rodent family, though many don't resemble the classic archetype. Identify the bold, little creature with a penchant for acorns and parkour-like locomotion.
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Category: Languages This language has changed little in the past thousand years. Texts from 800 years ago can still be understood by modern-day speakers as a result. Personal names are usually patronymic (and matronymic): surnames contain the name of the father or mother of the child rather than the historic family lineage. Linguistic purism has resulted in some ingenious neologisms, such as "amber power" for electricity and "number seeress" for computer. Which language?
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