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&#39Tis the season to be Bolly

Enjoy a bubbly beginning to 1998 with our Christmas quiz in association with Guardian Financial Services. To put yourself in line for a magnum of Champagne, courtesy of Guardian, simply answer the 20 questions published here.

Send your answers to: Alison van der Lande (Guardian/Money Marketing Quiz), GCI Group, 1 Chelsea Manor Gardens, London SW3 5PN or you can fax your answers to GCI on: 0171-823 3101.

The first all-correct entry drawn from the hat after the closing date of January 7, 1998 will receive the magnum of Champagne.

1. For how much did Camelot insure National Lottery drawmaster John Willen&#39s hands?

a) £1m

b) £2m

c) £3m

2. Who said: "Money is like my cigars. The bigger it gets, the longer it lasts."?

3. The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is a nickname for the Stock Exchange. True or false?

4. Canary Wharf is so called after a warehouse which once stored tomatoes shipped from the Canary Islands. True or false?

5. How much was wiped off publicly quoted companies on Black Monday?

a) £25bn

b) £50bn

c) £100bn

6. In 1571, which monarch officially opened the Royal Exchange in London?

7. Who first likened wholesale privatisation to "selling the family silver"?

8. Where is the world&#39s oldest stock exchange?

a) The Netherlands

b) England

c) China

9. Which country invented paper money in AD812?

10. When was National Insurance introduced?

11. A drinking establishment run by Edward Lloyd in London&#39s Lombard Street was the origin of which financial institution?

12. Which US state is known as the Golden State?

13. Who directed the 1925 silent film The Gold Rush?

14. Who loaned Shakespeare&#39s Antonio 3,000 ducats?

15. Which country&#39s $5 note has a portrait of cricketer Sir Frank Worrell?

16. Who was the Chancellor when decimalisation of currency came in?

17. Which famous 19th Century English poet said the following: "Doant thou marry for munny but goa wheer munny is!"?

18. In honour of what monarch was Royal Insurance founded?

19. What will you get if you are paid "in specie"?

20. Who launched a football fund in 1997?

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