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  1. What is the largest city by population in the world (at 2012, according to 'core districts' definition of city or equivalent)?
  2. Where do little-understood bony lumps called 'tori' form in the human body?
  3. Name Irvine Welsh's best selling 1993 novel about heroin addiction?
  4. Which country's leader, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, announced in 2012 the effective nationalisation of local oil assets owned by Spanish corporation Repsol?
  5. Heddon Street, off Regent Street, London, provided the location for what David Bowie album cover?
  6. India's national emblem features three prominent: Tigers; Peacocks; Elephants or Lions?
  7. City University London's Cass School specialises in: Fashion; Theatre; Medicine; or Business?
  8. SNCF is the state railway group of which country?
  9. What historic bicycle company introduced the children's Chopper bike in the 1970s?
  10. Name the African-American revolutionary organization founded in the US in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale?
  11. American Jim Yong Kim was appointed head of which international organization in April 2012?
  12. Artist Scott King's partly ironic 2012 proposal (protesting at 'idiot-sized public works of art') for a 300ft gold statue at Southend on Sea, Essex UK, close to the legendary Kursaal ballroom and amusement centre, featured what iconic Canvey Island entertainer: Engelbert Humperdinck; Lee Brilleaux; Noel Edmonds; or Mr Blobby? - Bonus point - The word kursaal, originally a 'cure room' or spa where entertainment was provided, is from which language?
  13. Italian for angry, what is the pasta sauce of garlic, tomatoes, and red chili cooked in olive oil?
  14. Incumbent means: Tax-avoiding; Position-holder; Hotel guest; or Guilty?
  15. Terrence Rattigan's famous dramatised true story of the wrongfully alleged theft of a five-shilling postal order is called The (What?) Boy?
  16. Which controversial publisher of unauthorised secret information hosted a new Russian TV show in Spring 2012?
  17. To which country did Amazon move its European HQ in 2006?
  18. In which city's famous vast indoor market did a James Bond film motorcycle stunt-rider crash accidentally through a 330-year old shop-front in 2012? - bonus point - Name the James Bond movie being filmed? - additional bonus point - What number is that 2012 film in the Bond film series?
  19. In 2012 which one of these politicians competed in the stated event: Ed Balls - Marathon; Angela Merkel - Triathlon; Barack Obama - Bunjee Jump; or Nicolas Sarkozy - Tour de France?
  20. A 'silk' is an informal term for what prestigious grade of profession?


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