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  1. 'Il Duce' - subject of revivalist support in Italy in the 2000s - is better known by what name?
  2. What often controversial medical research/treatment term derives from the Latin 'I shall be pleasing'?
  3. What's the world's oldest amateur rowing club (now at Henley-on Thames, UK) named after the Greek mythological lover of the priestess Hero, who drowned swimming the Hellespont to visit her?
  4. Platter, j-bar, bum, button, and Poma are equivalent terms for what apparatus?
  5. The Métis are a substantial group of aboriginal people of which nation?
  6. What seabird is named from Norse 'stinking gull' because of vomiting when disturbed?
  7. What traditional item of apparel (silk, cotton, or paper), used by hand, is named after an old French word for a head covering?
  8. In the study of anthropods, name the 'Three Ps' considered natural controls/suppressors of insect plague?
  9. The word scrutiny derives (early 15th century) from Latin 'scruta', a 'mixed uncertain lot of (what?)': Trash/old things; Legal papers; Gold/jewels; or People?
  10. What was reported stolen from Microsoft's R&D offices in Silicone Valley in Dec 2012: MS Smartphones; MS Tablets; MS Code; or Apple iPads?
  11. Glock pistols are made by which country?
  12. Name the big inflatable sphere in which thrill-seeking people roll down hills and on water: Zorb; Zall; Borb; or Rolb?
  13. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) is used in what field: Medicine; Geology; Engineering; or Archaeology?
  14. Spell the word: Catarrh; Catahrr; Catargh; or Catarrgh?
  15. The term 'chamois' (informally 'shammy'), soft leather for cleaning/wiping/gloves/etc, is named after, and originally made from what sort of creature: Pig/boar; Mountain goat/antelope; River eel; or Cow?
  16. What sort of fastener has a crown, legs and teeth?
  17. The historic (at 2012, three-branch-line) San Francisco cable car system comprises how many actual cables in total: Four; Forty; Four hundred; or Four thousand?
  18. What modern digital display term is an abbreviated portmanteau word from picture and element?
  19. What language was first to be represented in dictionaries and related language theory: Chinese; Latin; Hebrew; or Greek?
  20. Extraversion/introversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, and Openness to experience and are the 'Big Five' dimensions of what popular acronymically-named personality analysis theory?


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