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- What is the common name of the plant, Nepeta cataria, which attracts cats?
- Even-toed ungulates and odd-toed ungulates refer to animals whose feet usually are: Hoofed; Webbed; Clawed; or Padded?
- What mythical god has a hammer called Miolnir (or Mjölnir, or other variants)?
- What colour/color is a palamino horse: Black; White; Grey; or Gold with a white main/tail?
- In 1515 the Court of Aldermen of the City of London established what trade as top (based on economic/political power) of an enduring list of livery companies: Mercers; Goldsmiths; Drapers; or Vintners?
- In astronomy, the Ptolemaic system asserts that Earth is: Universally Central; Stationary and Flat; Spinning around the Moon; or Spinning around the Sun?
- Litmus, used in acidity testing, is extracted from: Rock; Insects; Milk; or Lichen?
- The term Zealotry originally referred to people of which religion?
- The terms: sine, cosine, tangent, hypotonuse, adjacent and opposite feature in which branch of mathematics?
- What is the English name/translation of the 'cire purdue' process of bronze casting?
- Auger, reel, fan, sieves, stripper-beater, and cutter-bar are parts of what large piece of machinery?
- Name the steel-driving railway worker from US folklore who raced and beat a newly introduced steam-powered hammer, but died after his efforts?
- The Poise (pronounced 'pwahz', it's French) is a unit of measuring: Viscosity; Purity; Sweetness; or Stillness?
- What prefix joins with the following words, referring to different creatures: Lion, Cow, Horse, and Cucumber?
- The Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) is otherwise defined as the empire of what modern nationality?
- The literary term 'graphic novel' refers to a novel characterized essentially by: Sex; Pictures; Handwriting; or Electronic display?
- What branch of alternative medicine using natural oils derives its name from ancient Greek for spice?
- The New Model Army and The Levellers were groups in which war?
- A graviton is a term in: Physics; Law; Funeral services; or Winter sports?
- What two expressions, each meaning an irreversible decision or 'no turning back', originate from a tactical river crossing by Julius Caesar's army in 49BC (two answers required, and a clue for one of them: the Latin is 'jacta alea est')?
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