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- Which country's old name is Kemet, meaning 'black land', a reference to the fertile soil of its vast flood plains?
- In 2010, Asda (owned by Walmart) bought the UK stores of which discount grocers for £778m?
- Which three major sporting endorsees of Gillette coincidentally suffered unexpected failures in 2009/10?
- In an electrical circuit diagram what is denoted by a circle containing the capital letter A?
- Who became the ruler of Russia in 1964 until his death in 1982?
- What internationally popular competitive activity features a 'Racing Homer'?
- Amy Winehouse and the brand of which famous 1930s sportsman announced a joint collection in 2010?
- What is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found (as at 2010)?
- William Makepeace Thackeray's 1847 novel Vanity Fair, a satire of early 1800s British society, has the extended title, 'A Novel without a ...' what: City; Hero; Beginning; or Sex-scene?
- Name BP's catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil rig, lost off the US Louisiana coast?
- What Dutch Brewery arranged an 'ambush marketing' appearance of 36 orange-clad dancing women in the Denmark v Netherlands 2010 World Cup game audience, attracting complaints from FIFA, and massive publicity?
- Which Lakota Sioux leader was shot dead by police in 1890 in a bungled arrest operation?
- FIDE (Federation Internationale Des Echecs) is the world federation of which activity?
- Name the Danish maritime explorer who served with the Russian fleet and gave his name to a Strait, a Sea, an Island, a Glacier and Land Bridge?
- The suspension of what requirement was cited as the cause of a surge in UK houses coming to market after the 2010 general election?
- What car company faced major problems over a sticking accelerator fault in 2010?
- In chemistry and physics, volatility is the tendency of a substance to what: Explode; Disintegrate; Vaporize; or Smell bad?
- Which country's name, given by early foreign traders, refers to the precious metal silver?
- Sir Joseph Paxton designed which notable 1851 Hyde Park building, re-located in 1854, where its name persists since accidental destruction in 1936?
- In March 2010, which country passed a law banning all strip clubs and made it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of employees such as topless waitresses?
- Taurine relates to which animal?
- Parkinson's disease sufferer Antanus Mockus is a notable political leader in which country?
- The religious slot Thought for the Day features in which BBC Radio show?
- What is the process by which an insect undergoes distinct physical change from immaturity (typically larva or nymph) to adulthood?
- What does a dipsomaniac crave?
- Which castle is sometimes referred to as 'The Key to England'?
- What is the name of the sister of Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire?
- The city of Lisbon in Portugal lies on which river?
- Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died in April 2010, was head of which organization from 1980-2001?
- What chemical element's symbol derives from the Latin word aurum, meaning 'shining dawn'?
- English economist and physician Nicholas Barbon helped to pioneer which type of insurance in 1666?
- Where in the human body are the alveoli?
- Which famous London institution was moved from Threadneedle Street to Paternoster Square on July 2004?
- Dame Ninette de Valois, the eminent ballet teacher, director, and founder of The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, was born in which country?
- A handwritten transcript of a coroner's inquest in 1881 that was rediscovered in Bisbee, Arizona, USA in 2010, revealed additional notes about what dramatic incident?
- Derived from the Greek word meaning perimeter, what is the text form of the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet?
- What colour is the diagonal cross on the national flag of Jamaica?
- What Portuguese island suffered severe storm floods in February 2010?
- Across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia, what are known as keftes or kufta, and similar words derived from Persian, kuftan, meaning beat or grind?
- The structural integrity of the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata (Calcutta) India, which daily carries 60,000 vehicles and 50,000 pedestrians, was reported (2010) to be under corrosive attack from what: acid rain; donkey urine; bird droppings; or human spitting?
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