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  1. Hygroscopic refers to substances which do what to water: Absorb/Adsorb; Repel; Heat; or Freeze?
  2. Spell the word: Auxillary; Auxiliary; Auxilliary; Auxilary?
  3. What is Germany's biggest selling newspaper (at 2012)?
  4. Baselworld in Switzerland is the world's biggest annual tradeshow event for: Watches and Jewellery; Cheese; Motorbikes; or Banking?
  5. Name the famous cartoonist whose strip was rejected in Mar 2012 by several US newspapers for satirising anti-abortion measures adopted in Texas? (Bonus point, name the strip?)
  6. The term photovoltaic refers to technology in what renewable energy?
  7. Shakespeare's play of Greek/Trojan war, love and betrayal is Troilus and (who)?
  8. Rust on metal is caused by the action of: Moisture and Oxygen; Salt and Hydrogen; Heat and Mositure; or Salt and Moisture?
  9. Who in the 1970s was the first big sports superstar endorsee of the Fila brand?
  10. Press-ups and squat-thrusts were reportedly introduced in 2012 as staff punishments at what major retailer's Milan branch: John Lewis; Marks and Spencer; Walmart; or Abercrombie and Fitch?
  11. Name the 1982 Buckingham Palace early-hours intruder who woke and spoke to Elizabeth II in her bedroom?
  12. At 2012 what mobile broadband service is/was the next major upgrade for most of Europe: 2G; 3G; 4G; or 5G?
  13. A4E, the controversial UK-based government-funded work training and placement agency stands for what original name?
  14. Pierre Boulez, Ferenc Fricsay, Valery Gergiev, Kurt Masur, Dmitri Mitropoulos, Leopold Stokowski are noted for being famous what, who generally did not use what now common tool of their profession? (two answers required)
  15. 72 year-old Nepali Chandra Bahadur Dangi was certified in 2012 by the Guinness Book of World Records as the shortest human ever at how many inches: 21.5; 27; 31.5; or 34?
  16. Name the Sony Playstation new handheld gaming model launched in Europe in 2012?
  17. What country inspired the term Banana Republic?
  18. Frenchman Maurice André, who attributed his stamina and breath control to his teenage years as a coal miner, was a famous virtuoso player of what instrument?
  19. The acronym STEM in education refers to a set of what four technical subjects?
  20. Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger's 'thought experiment' theory is referred to as Schrödinger's (what animal)?


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