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  1. Anthropomorphism refers to giving or attributing what qualities to something? Human
  2. Spell the country name: Azherbaijhan; Ajerbaizan Aszerbaijhan; or Azerbaijan? Azerbaijan
  3. The Matatu is the most popular form of what in Nairobi, Kenya: Dance; Drink; Sheep; or Public transport? Public transport (it's a 14-seater Nissan minibus)
  4. What is the food-shaped nickname of the London 2012 Olympics velodrome stadium? The Pringle
  5. What was the previous name of UK-founded communications technology company O2? Cellnet
  6. Caputo '00' flour, fior di latte, and San Marzano plum tomatoes are typical authentic ingredients of what traditional food: Welsh rarebit/rabbit; Beef Wellington; Pizza; or Guacamole? Pizza (specifically Neapolitan pizza recipes - incidentally fior di latte is a cow's milk mozzarella)
  7. Bacteria, fungi, and algae are among a broad classification of life called: Animals; Plants; Microorganisms; or Rhizaria? Microorganisms
  8. What international jewellery/jewelry corporation is headquartered at 727 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, US? Tiffany & Co
  9. Which (more than one) of these metals is strongly attracted to magnets: Iron; Brass; Copper; Aluminium/aluminum; Lead; Nickel? Iron and Nickel
  10. Online auction of a vial of which deceased US president's blood, lost from a lab after a 1981 assassination attempt, was cancelled after family protest in 2012? Ronald Reagan
  11. Which film originated the obsession/jealousy term 'bunny boiler'? Fatal Attraction (1987, in which the spurned Glenn Close character Alexandra 'Alex' Forrest breaks into her former lover's house and boils the family pet rabbit)
  12. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was the ruthless dictator of which African nation for 23 years, before its 2011 uprising? Tunisia
  13. What corporation had the catchphrase "Ding-dong (what company) calling.." from its 1950s-60s TV adverts? Avon (cosmetics)
  14. With what offence was Rebekah Brooks, former editor of The Sun and News of the World newspapers, charged in spring 2012? Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
  15. Who was the last English monarch of the Tudor dynasty? Elizabeth I (1533-1603, reigned 1558-1603)
  16. In chemistry, a 'homogeneous mixture composed of only one phase' (basically a mixed yet uniform substance) is called a: Sulphate; Solution; Solvent; or Surfactant? Solution
  17. What country first legislated for plain packaging of tobacco products: UK; USA; Australia; or France? Australia
  18. What economically challenged country's King (Juan Carlos) attracted criticism at home for his 2012 African elephant-hunting Safari holiday? Spain
  19. In a circuit diagram what usually is a capital letter M in a circle? Motor
  20. Name the the six founding states of the European Union? Belgium, France, (West) Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands


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