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  1. Pop star Wyclef Jean was a potential but unsuccessful 2010 presidential candidate in which country?
  2. Chennai, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was known by what name until 1968?
  3. 2010 UK government figures showed that in 264,000 households no one had ever had what: A job; Measles; Sex; or Beetroot?
  4. What is the Secret Service code name for the helicopter pad at The Pentagon?
  5. Eighteen year-old Eri Yoshida, known as the Knuckleball Princess, in 2010 became the first Japanese woman to play in the US professional (generally all-male) league of which sport: Baseball; Basketball; Volleyball; or Table Tennis?
  6. Which jockey won the 1981 UK Grand National on Aldaniti?
  7. Yitzhak Rabin was the prime minister of which country between 1974 and 1977?
  8. Raines Law of 1896 related to the sale of what in New York State?
  9. What was the nickname of the Parliamentary supporters during the mid 17th century English Civil War?
  10. Icicles, helter-skelter, slicing and chipping are technical terms used in what field: Lacrosse; Dressmaking; Stained-glass; or Hairdressing?
  11. What standard test characteristic has been produced in genetically modified laboratory animals so that researchers can see easily that genetic modification has occurred: Spots; Stripes; Pink eyes; Glow in the dark?
  12. Which English novelist is best known for his Father Brown detective series?
  13. On which part of the body would a tarboosh be worn?
  14. What was the name of the Argentine Navy cruiser which was torpedoed and sunk during the 1982 Falklands War?
  15. In which year did Morocco gain its independence from France?
  16. The English town name suffix 'wich' (as in Nantwich and Northwich) derives from the mining of what mineral?
  17. Which Spanish artist's original name was Domenikos Theotokopolous?
  18. What colour are Marge Simpson's eyes (this was revealed in one episode)?
  19. What is the title of the fourth Dirty Harry film, starring Clint Eastwood?
  20. Castor (or castoreum) is an oily substance secreted by which animal, and historically used in medicine and perfume?
  21. Which US president greeted astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin when they got back from the moon?
  22. Lake Balaton is in which European country?
  23. Bruxism is the medical term for the involuntary habitual grinding of what?
  24. When Marilyn Monroe sang 'Happy Birthday' to US president John Kennedy what age was he celebrating: Forty; Forty-two; Forty-five; or Forty-seven?
  25. A broken laser pointer was said to be the first item to be sold where?
  26. Sapphire is the birthstone relating to which month of the year?
  27. UCAS, the organization which manages student applications for virtually all UK degree courses, is fully known as what?
  28. During which battle of 1876 did the Sioux Indians massacre George Custer's Seventh Cavalry Regiment?
  29. The Folketing is the parliament of which European country?
  30. In 2010 British ex-soldier Ed Stafford became the first person (ever known) to walk the entire length of what river: Yangtze; Nile; Amazon; or Mississippi?
  31. The eldest son of Queen Victoria became which king?
  32. What is a Smythson Daphne: Handbag; Vintage car; Cocktail; or Wrestling hold?
  33. Which common material was first invented by Marc Chavannes and Alfred Fielding in 1957 initially as textured wallpaper?
  34. Who was the first British woman to win two Gold Medals at the same Olympic Games?
  35. Welsh singer Michael Barratt is better known by which name?
  36. What is half a sphere called?
  37. Which British comedienne's autobiography is entitled 'Look Back In Hunger'?
  38. What is the term for the former official government policy of racial segregation in South Africa?
  39. In ancient Greek legend, soldier Pheidippedes collapsed and died after racing 25 miles to Athens to give news of which battle?
  40. Named after a west Texas city and metropolitan area, by writer Jerry B Harvey, a group decision that no individual in the group wants is described as the 'what?' Paradox?

 

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