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  1. 'Moon starer' is a fitting anagram of what specialised profession?
  2. (Approximately) how much does a cubic foot of gold weigh: 1200lbs, 220lbs; 75lbs; or 20lbs?
  3. An invertebrate is an animal without: Backbone; Pouch; Tail; or Wings?
  4. What are the Antilles: Islands; Mountains; Winds; or Ocean currents?
  5. Little Willie and Big Willie were nicknames for the first and second models of what British WWI armament?
  6. Arrange these traditional measurements of capacity biggest to smallest: Peck, Bushel, Gallon?
  7. What ancient African nation is (at 2011) the most populated landlocked country of the world?
  8. 'Roadhouse' is the ironic US Secret Service codename for what famous standard-setting luxury Art Deco hotel at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York City?
  9. What is the international telephone dialling code for France?
  10. What is the correct spelling of Onamatapia/Onomatapeia/Onomatopoeia/Onamatopoea?
  11. On a conventional piano keyboard, what note is the white key which immediately follows the two black notes together (as distinct from the three black notes together)?
  12. Name the 1959 instrumental piece by The Dave Brubeck Quartet - arguably the first ever mainstream jazz hit record - whose title referred to its unusual 5/4 time-signature?
  13. What African capital city is regarded as the largest French-speaking city after Paris: Kinshasa; Lagos, Cairo; or Rabat?
  14. What unit of measurement, usually followed by a single digit number, named after an Austrian physicist, refers to the speed of a body in relation to the speed of sound (in a given atmosphere)?
  15. A muntjac is what type of animal?
  16. What common substance has the chemical formula NaCl?
  17. Avgas is an abbreviation of what two words?
  18. How many centimetres are in a foot, to two decimal places: 17.37; 21.65; 30.48; or 37.12?
  19. What plant and source of starch, used in cooking and medicine, is named after the Arawak word aru-aru, meaning 'meal of meals', and also by association with its use in treating poisoned arrow wounds?
  20. What animal is traditionally seen in the branding of Fox's Glacier Mints?
  21. On which British comedian's (technically comedienne's) US TV show did The Simpsons first appear?
  22. In what century was the Indian mausoleum the Taj Mahal built?
  23. Created in 1949 and used by the US Air Force, Sierra Sam was the first what?
  24. What is the surname of the famous German brother fairy tale writers, Jacob and Wilhelm?
  25. A Tintinnabulum is a: Flower; Compass; Bell; or Cave?
  26. What is the square root of 441?
  27. What is the more common name of the oak nut?
  28. What area in square metres is a hectare: 1,000; 10,000; 100,000; or 1,000,000?
  29. The criteria: Measurable, Realistic, Time-bound, Agreed, Specific, are commonly arranged to form what useful 5-letter acronymic management and planning model?
  30. What (as at 2011) are the 'Next Eleven' (N-11) emerging countries identified by Goldman Sachs as having greatest potential (outside of the previously identied four 'BRIC' nations) of becoming some of the world's largest economies in the 21st Century?


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