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  1. What highly influential movement of artwork is considered established by Picasso, Braque, Metzinger and others in Paris, 1911?
  2. Nuclear 'What?' and 'What?' refer respectively to splitting an atom and joining two atoms (two answers required)?
  3. The UK-based ASOS corporation is a leading international online provider in which sector: Education; Fashionwear; Holidays; or Mapping?
  4. In which modern nation was the city-state called in Hebrew: Babel?
  5. Apples, plums, cherries, apricots, raspberries and strawberries all belong to which plant family: Honeysuckle; Lily; Magnolia; or Rose?
  6. D'addario, Elixir, Rotosound and Ernie Ball are leading makers of what musical accessory?
  7. The terms crutching, wigging and ringing refer to elements of which animal process, prevalent in Australia and New Zealand?
  8. The term 'mondegreen' refers to: Gardening; Climate change; Cooking; or Misheard lyrics?
  9. The AZERTY keyboard layout is standard in: France; Germany; Denmark; or Wales?
  10. The expression 'sour grapes', from one of Aesop's Fables, involves which creature?
  11. From what fruit is perry traditionally made?
  12. The term 'cytoplasm' originated in: Star Wars; Dr Who; Batman; or Biology?
  13. What creatures were trained by Croatia's Zagreb university in 2013 to detect landmines: Pigs; Bees; Cats; Rats, or Bats?
  14. In motion-detection and automated lighting sensors what does PIR mean?
  15. What metaphor aptly refers to the marketing of US multinational US corporation Bausch and Lomb: Focus; Target; Concentrate; or Penetrate?
  16. The Japanese food word sushi referred originally to: Raw; Rice; Cold; or Conveyor-belt?
  17. The words vagary/vagaries refer specifically to unpredictable: Vagueness; Change/changes; Unhappiness; or Problems?
  18. The diacritical mark resembling a wavy hyphen (here shown above the letter ñ) is called a: Streg; Bolle; Tilde; or Cedilla?
  19. What is the hardest working muscle (i.e., total power output) in the lifetime of the human body?
  20. What homonymic word refers both to a pit and a hunted animal?


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