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  1. What is the ancient axe-like hand tool used for shaping wood, especially in boat-building, with a curved blade at right angles to the line of the handle (unlike a conventional axe whose blade is in line with the handle)?
  2. If something is colubrine, it resembles or relates to which type of creature?
  3. The England footballer Nat Lofthouse, who died age 85 in 2011, earned what nickname (an animal of a city) after his courageous match-winning performance against Austria in 1952?
  4. Brabantio is whose father in Shakespeare's play Othello?
  5. In April 1940, author and political leader Booker T Washington became the first African American to be depicted on an American what?
  6. What does a phillumenist collect: Thoughts and ideas; Pastry recipes; Light bulbs; or Matchboxes and/or matchbook labels?
  7. Name the four presenters assembled in 2011 to front the innovative UK Channel 4 TV news series, 10 O'Clock Live?
  8. The village of Tolpuddle, the home of the 19th century Tolpuddle Martyrs, is in which English county?
  9. In which war-torn city were advertising moguls Saatchi and Saatchi born?
  10. Aside from being a 'nuisance' if one gets into your garden, what is an animal called that feeds only on plants?
  11. In England, celebrating the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, on which date was Oak Apple Day celebrated?
  12. Who wrote the play 'Absurd Person Singular'?
  13. The Pictish language was spoken in which nation in early medieval times?
  14. Who is the the voice of cartoon character Jack Kahuna Laguna in a special episode of Spongebob Squarepants?
  15. In Norse mythology, from which type of tree was the first man created: Maple; Fir; Ash; or Fig?
  16. What is the name of the syndrome in which a person feigns severe illness in order to obtain medical attention?
  17. What is the name of the Japanese plant, used as a condiment in cooking, with a thick green root which tastes like strong horseradish?
  18. Mount Lascar is in which South American country?
  19. Algeria became independent from which European country in 1962 after over 100 years of rule?
  20. A Devadasi is a what: Arabian wind; Female Hindu temple dancer; Icelandic festival; or Australian sandwich?
  21. In 2011 the notorious ex-dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier returned to and was arrested in which country?
  22. What was the name of the American pioneer whose son was killed when a party of pioneers was led into Kentucky in 1773?
  23. Osmic relates to which of the senses?
  24. In Greek mythology, Algaia, Thalia and Euphrosyne are the three what?
  25. Which element is mixed with gold to make red gold?
  26. What long-running UK children's TV show has an emblem of a blue galleon on a white shield?
  27. Reportedly written by Julius Caesar in 47BC, what do the words 'Veni, vidi, vici,' translate to in English?
  28. The only Swiss guard still in existence serve in which European city?
  29. Lee Hsien Loong was reportedly the highest paid what, globally, in 2010: Fashion designer; Boxer; Golfer; or National leader?
  30. Who is the patron saint of lost causes?
  31. Which is the only member of the cat family that cannot retract its claws?
  32. In electronics, what does RADAR stand for?
  33. Hezbollah is a political/terrorist organization in which country?
  34. What is each section of ten beads on a rosary called?
  35. Relating to the sea, what are spring and neap?


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