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  1. What is the modern-day name of the once colonial nation French Sudan?
  2. A burning truckload of 'brunost' - brown (what?) - caused a 5-day fire in a Norwegian road tunnel in Jan 2013: Diesel; Sugar; Bread; or Cheese?
  3. Beatrix became queen of which European nation in 1980?
  4. Established in 1961 what does the major international economies organization name OECD stand for?
  5. The name of which sort of entertainment derives from old French/Picard meaning 'wooden structure'/'little room'?
  6. The 1923 Great Kanto earthquake was until 2011 which nation's biggest?
  7. What name is typically given to torpedo shaped cars and bikes used in land-speed records, and also to bullet trains?
  8. Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzey, Hickey, Wheezy, Baldy, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Lazy, Puffy, Stuffy, Tubby, Shorty and Burpy were shortlisted to be what in the early 1930s?
  9. The 'Mohorovicic discontinuity' (commonly 'Moho') is a boundary between: Weather systems; Earth layers; Chemical solutions; or Beer and froth?
  10. The statue of which pioneering Baptist cabinet-making travel agent stands outside Leicester UK railway station, his original tour starting point?
  11. Spell the word Sterilization; Sterylization; Sterilyzation; or Sterylyzation?
  12. In 2013 academics suggested what human feature evolved due to its benefits for prehistorical human life in water: Ear-wax; Eyelids; Greasy hair; or Wrinkly fingers and toes?
  13. (When discovered Jan 2013) the largest known structure in the universe - a large quasar group named 'Huge-LQG' - would take how many years to cross if travelling at the speed of light: 23; 400; 1 million; or 4 billion?
  14. The word éclat refers to a: Brilliant display; Cream cake; Victory; or King/Queen?
  15. Which global-reaching organization was revealed in 2013 to hold property investments exceeding £½bn derived from 'recognition' payments received in 1929 from Benito Mussolini?
  16. In medicine a macule refers to a: Headache; Bone-break; Heart-attack; or Spot of discoloured/discolored skin?
  17. Name the social news/entertainment website which saw massive growth and investment interest 2010-13: Whizbang; Buzzfeed; Humbug; or Boohiss?
  18. What are generally defined as 'the four big cats', and the only ones to roar (one point for three - bonus point for all four)?
  19. Which fish became subject to EU fishing quota arguments in 2013 due to its significant movement into Icelandic waters?
  20. What term, for a standard section of pre-used text or clause in a contract, or an existing pre-used section of standard code in computing, derives from industrial sheet metal fabrication and labelling?


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