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Competition in the Independent asks the questions below.
Some I know but others not.
Any help with answers appreciated before October 23rd

Q1. How old is Asterix?
a 24
b 35
c 63

Q2 Obelix's profession is?
a lorry driver
b male model
c MENHIR DELIVERYMAN

Q3 Assurancetourix the village ministral is beloved if he does not
a fight
b cook
c SING

Q4 Which English female pop-star appears in ASTERIX IN BRITAIN?
a Cilla Black
b Petula Clark
c Lulu

Q5 Which materials is a key ingredient in the Magic Potion?
a mistletoe
b cannabis
c parsnips

Q6 Who played Asterix in the first two Asterix movies?
a Christian Clavier
b Johnny Hallyday
c Antoine de Caunes

Q7 Which is not a character in the English language version of Asterix?
a Vitalstatistix
b Geriatrix
c DIRTYTRIX
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Hi,

Q1. How old is Asterix? - b 35
Q4 Which English female pop-star appears in ASTERIX IN BRITAIN? - b Petula Clark
Q5 Which materials is a key ingredient in the Magic Potion? - a mistletoe
Q6 Who played Asterix in the first two Asterix movies? - a Christian Clavier

Greetings, Marco
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Thanks Marco,
I will let you know if I win.
Cheers
Tom
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Hendrik Jan

Asterix in 100+ translations at: http://www.asterix-obelix.nl/manylanguages
Sukisuix

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I can not remember seeing Petula Clark in Asterix in Britain.
Does anyone know where this is in the book.
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Hey Aster IX Bard,
Petula Clarke is an English Rose based in France but Lulu is Scottish (not English) - the questionmaster needs help with his geography.
Tom
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Sukisuix hat geschrieben:I can not remember seeing Petula Clark in Asterix in Britain.
Good question. Did not see Petula Clark (nor Lulu) featuring in any description of the book I have read. It is not in the page with puns and allusions that Marco 'Comedix' made on his excellent German site, and yet he knows the answer!?
Hendrik Jan

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Hello,
Jochgem hat geschrieben:It is not in the page with puns and allusions that Marco 'Comedix' made on his excellent German site,
well, there's neither a hint about any allusion on Cilla Black nor on Petula Clark nor on Lulu. So, if there really should be any appearance of one of these persons in the book, the Comedix-website does not help us.

Also Asterix NZ (last update: 30.12.2007 :-() doesn't mention one of these persons on its Britain-subsite: http://www.asterix.co.nz/take_a_look/britain/index.html

But indeed there is a person called "Petula" in the german edition. It is the wife of the thief's stoic neighbour. She's called Boadicea in the english edition (due to Katri's Asterix Dictionary). But perhaps this might be the reason for Comedix' answer?

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Erik
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My mistake, when I rewrote the questions from the newspaper I ommitted to say in which FILM did the female English singers appear.
Tom
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Well newman200 did you win. :cervisia:
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Regrettably no I did not win the competition.
I guess one of the 130 other Asterix bloggers who read this topic entered and won.
If so - good luck to them. ;-)