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  1. What is the upright cylindrical apparatus on a ship around which cables or hawsers are wound for hoisting anchors and lifting sails, etc - and also a UK brand of unfiltered high-tar cigarette?
  2. The Crimean Peninsula is part of which European country?
  3. What is the vein running along the centre of a leaf called?
  4. The disease beriberi is caused by the deficiency of which vitamin?
  5. What is measured in Hertz?
  6. 24 Sussex Drive is the official residence of the Prime Minister of which country?
  7. Hyperion and Rhea are two moons of which planet in our solar system?
  8. "This is a sharp medicine, but it is a physician for all diseases and miseries..." is attributed to which historical figure as he was about to be executed, in 1618?
  9. The citrus fruit ortanique is a cross between which two fruits?
  10. In the UK, the half-crown coin (2/6 - two-shillings and sixpence - equating to 12½ pence) was demonetised on the last day of which year?
  11. Which English poet is associated with Dove Cottage in Grasmere?
  12. What does the well known Latin phrase 'cogito, ergo sum', commonly attributed to René Descartes, translate as in English?
  13. In which country was astronomer and scientist Nicolaus Copernicus born?
  14. Which country is referred to as 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'?
  15. Astigmatism affects which part of the human body?
  16. Who would use a maulstick, or mahlstick?
  17. The Capuchin Catacombs are on which Mediterranean island?
  18. An isohel is a line on a map connecting two points which have the same duration of what?
  19. Who, having a name which brings to mind a children's game played all around the world, was appointed Home Secretary in Britain in May 1997?
  20. Which English king, who lived from about 988-993 to 1016, was nicknamed Ironside?
  21. Glyptogography, or glyptics, is the art of carving or engraving on what?
  22. Which artist painted the 'Man in a Red Turban'?
  23. 'The Landlord's Game', patented in the US by Elizabeth Magie in 1904, was a form of which now popular board game?
  24. Which musical note has the same value as half a semibreve or two crochets?
  25. Which sportswear company was founded as 'Blue Ribbon Sports' by Bill Bowerman and Philip Knight in 1964?
  26. In the religious calendar, what are the last two weeks of Lent known as?
  27. What type of insect is a devil's coach horse?
  28. In which controversial novel and film does the Korova Milk Bar appear?
  29. What is the highest US military award for bravery?
  30. What is the term for a word formed from the initial letters of other words, such as NATO?


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