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  1. Infrasound - sound lower than 20Hz (Hertz, or cycles per second) and typically undetectable by human hearing - is more commonly termed what?
  2. Which Tropic divides Mexico into temperate and tropical zones?
  3. Which month was named after the Roman god of war?
  4. Paques is the French term for which religious festival?
  5. Which country has the internet domain .pl?
  6. What does the 'S' stand for in UNESCO?
  7. Traditionally, oysters should be eaten when which letter of the alphabet is in the month?
  8. Cryptozoology is the study of which type of creatures: Burrowing; Corpse-feeding; Mythical; or Church-dwelling?
  9. Which playing card is known as the 'Beer Card?
  10. Which canal is known as the 'Highway to India'?
  11. Which vegetable has the Latin name Allium Cepa?
  12. The moons of which planet are named after Shakespearian characters?
  13. Charmeuse, Noil and Shantung are all types of which fabric?
  14. The enzyme pepsin is released by cells in which part of the human body?
  15. Which US president popularised the term 'muckraking' (meaning investigative reporting, notably of politics and business) in a 1906 speech?
  16. Deriving from, and in part meaning small, what is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet?
  17. If something is piscivorous, what does it generally feed on?
  18. Previously deemed too dangerous, what Winter Olympics event will be open to women for the first time in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi?
  19. What is the name for mammals born incompletely developed and carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother's belly?
  20. Croquembouche is a dessert tower made of what: Fruit; Ice-cream; Profiteroles; or Meringue?
  21. Which is the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized by a European power?
  22. Bourse is a European word for what financial mechanism?
  23. Abidjan is the former capital and a major battleground of what civil-war-torn nation in 2011?
  24. In relation to spiritual diety Pachamama, in 2011 Bolivia announced a new unusual Law of what?
  25. What UK event did protest group Animal Aid describe in 2011 as 'straightforward animal abuse on a par with Spanish Bullfighting'?
  26. 2011 is how many years' anniversary of the start of (what is conventionally referred to as) the US Civil War?
  27. What is the originally north African dish made of coursely ground wheat whose Arabic name, kaskasa, means 'to pound'?
  28. At what fret are found the same notes as the open strings, but an octave higher, on a standard guitar: 8th; 10th; 12th; or 14th?
  29. Spell the name of the WWII Nazi concentration camp Ausvitcz/Auschwitz/Awsvitch/Auscwicz?
  30. In conventional chessboard layout denotion, where the white castle (rook) starts on square a1, what piece occupies e8?


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