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  Which of the following Dick Francis novels is not about Sid Halley?

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Answered: 487 times
Correct: 297 times (37.4%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 190 times (23.9%)
Skipped: 308 times (38.7%)
  What was the first mystery written by Dick Francis?

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Answered: 515 times
Correct: 304 times (31.3%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 211 times (21.7%)
Skipped: 457 times (47.0%)
  "They both wore thin rubber masks" is the first line of which Dick Francis mystery?

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Answered: 475 times
Correct: 278 times (28.8%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 197 times (20.4%)
Skipped: 490 times (50.8%)
  Which Dick Francis character climbed a mountain to play the bagpipes?

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Answered: 447 times
Correct: 273 times (29.0%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 174 times (18.5%)
Skipped: 495 times (52.5%)
  What is the title of Dick Francis' autobiography?

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Answered: 407 times
Correct: 291 times (36.3%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 116 times (14.5%)
Skipped: 394 times (49.2%)
  Which book was NOT written by Dick Francis?

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Answered: 524 times
Correct: 318 times (35.6%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 206 times (23.1%)
Skipped: 369 times (41.3%)
  What was used to collect ticks in the Dick Francis mystery Driving Force?

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Answered: 373 times
Correct: 193 times (23.1%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 180 times (21.5%)
Skipped: 464 times (55.4%)
  Which book by Dick Francis has the main character flying through a hurricane in a helicopter? Dick Francis See if you know the answer
Answered: 245 times
Correct: 183 times (50.3%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 62 times (17.0%)
Skipped: 119 times (32.7%)
  In The Edge by Dick Francis the main character, Tor, is undercover as a waiter on a train. What is the name of the train? See if you know the answer
Answered: 256 times
Correct: 179 times (40.1%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 77 times (17.3%)
Skipped: 190 times (42.6%)
  In Straight by Dick Francis the book is hinged on the presence, or lack thereof, of what precious gemstone? See if you know the answer
Answered: 242 times
Correct: 157 times (36.3%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 85 times (19.6%)
Skipped: 191 times (44.1%)
  What former steeplechase jockey wrote Dead Cert ? See if you know the answer
Answered: 4137 times
Correct: 3481 times (50.3%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 656 times (9.5%)
Skipped: 2780 times (40.2%)
  Whose fiction is mostly centered on horses and horse-racing, steeplechase racing, to be specific ? Oh! and the detective-protagonist always goes through some arduous physical trial. See if you know the answer
Answered: 264 times
Correct: 223 times (70.1%)
Difficulty: easy
Incorrect: 41 times (12.9%)
Skipped: 54 times (17.0%)
  Martin Amis, Dick Francis, Ken Follett, and Roald Dahl have this in common; they were all born in: See if you know the answer
Answered: 1369 times
Correct: 857 times (47.5%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 512 times (28.4%)
Skipped: 436 times (24.2%)
  In which book by Dick Francis is the protagonist a professional pilot? See if you know the answer
Answered: 92 times
Correct: 35 times (21.5%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 57 times (35.0%)
Skipped: 71 times (43.6%)
  In which Dick Francis book is the main character *not* closely affiliated with horse racing? See if you know the answer
Answered: 81 times
Correct: 36 times (22.2%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 45 times (27.8%)
Skipped: 81 times (50.0%)
  In To the Hilt by Dick Francis, what type of paint does Alexander use? See if you know the answer
Answered: 94 times
Correct: 24 times (12.9%)
Difficulty: very difficult
Incorrect: 70 times (37.6%)
Skipped: 92 times (49.5%)
  A member of Dick Francis' family was, late in his life, unofficially credited as being co-author rather than just the researcher.

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Answered: 97 times
Correct: 40 times (24.0%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 57 times (34.1%)
Skipped: 70 times (41.9%)
  Although most of Dick Francis' books are set in England, some are set elsewhere.

Which are set at least partially in Australia, Norway and the Caribbean?
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Answered: 77 times
Correct: 46 times (29.5%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 31 times (19.9%)
Skipped: 79 times (50.6%)
  Which was Dick Francis' first novel? See if you know the answer
Answered: 92 times
Correct: 61 times (39.1%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 31 times (19.9%)
Skipped: 64 times (41.0%)
  Two of Dick Francis' protagonists are painters. Which two? See if you know the answer
Answered: 98 times
Correct: 63 times (34.8%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 35 times (19.3%)
Skipped: 83 times (45.9%)
  Dick Francis: Which of the following titles did Dick Francis NOT author... ? See if you know the answer
Answered: 82 times
Correct: 64 times (63.4%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 18 times (17.8%)
Skipped: 19 times (18.8%)
  Dick Francis passed away in 2010 at the age of... ? See if you know the answer
Answered: 60 times
Correct: 33 times (39.8%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 27 times (32.5%)
Skipped: 23 times (27.7%)
  Sid Halley, protagonist in several of Dick Francis novels, earns his living as a detective. What was his occupation before he became a detective? See if you know the answer
Answered: 63 times
Correct: 52 times (53.6%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 11 times (11.3%)
Skipped: 34 times (35.1%)
  The Epigenetics Revolution. Who has speculated that some brain imprints are an attempt by the paternal genome to promote behavior in young offspring that will stimulate the mother to continue to drain her own resources, for example by prolonged breast-feeding? See if you know the answer
Answered: 62 times
Correct: 42 times (49.4%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 20 times (23.5%)
Skipped: 23 times (27.1%)

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