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  1. The organ called a gizzard in some birds, reptiles, and fish is a specialized: Stomach; Bladder; Liver; or Larynx?
  2. Antipasto (plural antipasti) refers to what part of an Italian lunch/dinner: Before the meal; After the meal; Pasta sauce; or Sparkling wine?
  3. The term 'ex libris' is traditionally found on a label-plate indicating ownership of a: Coat; Book; Dog; or Shotgun?
  4. What was the three-letter two-number prefix code in the full name of The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester UK?
  5. What two-colour/color pencil is traditionally used by editors of written/text copy (word-based material for publication)?
  6. The terms 'disbudding' and 'polled' refer to the removal/absence of what on livestock?
  7. Spell the word: Irepairable; Irreparable; Irrepairable; Irreperable (meaning cannot be fixed)?
  8. The traditional proofreading mark of a wavy line beneath a passage of text gives instruction to change it to: Italic; Bold; Capitals; or Highlighted?
  9. The crossword clue '1= Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' gave rise to what common puzzle format?
  10. Roman official Appius Claudius 'the blind' Caecus, c.340-273BC, responsible for Via Appia, the first modern road, famously coined what phrase (in Latin 'Quisque faber suae fortunae'): Diligence is the mother of good fortune; Every man is the architect of his own fortune; Fortune favours/favors the brave; or A hostage to fortune?
  11. 'At the Castle Gate', from Jean Sibelius's incidental music work Pelléas et Mélisande, is the theme music for which TV show, on air from 1957-2013 and the longest running in history featuring the same presenter?
  12. Mariachi is a style of Mexican 'street (what?)': Cooking; Music; Fighting; or Flower-borders?
  13. What does the abbreviation SMS stand for in relation to texting?
  14. Apocryphal means: Obviously true; Obviously untrue; Said to be true but probably not; Actually true but said to be not?
  15. What is the four-letter Russian translation of the Soviet Union abbreviation 'USSR'?
  16. What do these creatures have in common: bison, salmon, sheep, grouse, and deer?
  17. In language the term ellipsis refers to missing/omitted what?
  18. The Sargasso Sea is named after a: Wind; Fish; Greek god; or Seaweed?
  19. Scrying commonly entails the use of a: Dough ball; Golf ball; Crystal ball; or Ballroom?
  20. What portmanteau word refers to a symbol used to convey a mood or feeling in phone/computer communications?


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