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  1. Danish researchers proved in 2014 that a major cause of reduced sperm-count in modern men is: Smoked bacon/fish; Household chemicals; Shaving; or Masturbation?
  2. Since Roman times wine barrels are most commonly made from: Willow; Oak; Beech; or Spruce?
  3. The East India Company, notable for exploiting India for Britain in the 17th-19th centuries, originated what profession/term: Chartered Surveyor; Chartered Accountant; Civil Servant; or Librarian?
  4. The human body's axilla or oxter is more commonly called the Elbow; Armpit; Upper jaw; or Eyelid?
  5. The Nazi exclamation 'Sieg heil' means: Hail victory; Power to the people; Praise God; or It is written?
  6. What tree and its resin, whose name derives from Greek meaning 'chew', inspired the development of of chewing gum and various industrial sealants?
  7. What word prefixes the following to make four new words: Age; Date; Drill, Go?
  8. Bush, Standard, Pyramid, Spindlebush, Cordon, Fan, Espalier, and Step-over espalier are technical formats in: Equestrian dressage; Circus acrobatics; Town planning and street-furniture; or Fruit farming?
  9. In music the relative minor chord to E major is: Aminor; C#minor; Eminor; or Kminor?
  10. Technically the male and female polar bear are called: Cock and Hen; Boar and Sow; Bull and Cow; or Buck and Doe? (bonus point: What is a baby polar bear called?)
  11. A pyranometer and a pyrheliometer are different instruments for measuring what natural phenomenon?
  12. What is a fifth of a half?
  13. Pravachol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Altocor, and Zocor are brands of what $multi-billion cholesterol controlling drug, ultimately named after Greek meaning 'causing to stand'?
  14. Copacabana district/beach in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is named after a: Fertility dance; Bolivian virgin saint; Palm tree fruit; or Nightclub?
  15. The occupational surname Chamberlain originally referred to a: Bed-maker; Household manager; Toilet-cleaner; or Executioner?
  16. Siena/sienna, ochre and umber are shades of: Brown; Grey; Green; or Gold?
  17. What human liquid is 99.5% water, and 0.5% electrolytes, mucus, glycoproteins, enzymes, and antibacterial compounds such as IgA and lysozyme? Blood; Sweat; Tears; or Saliva?
  18. 'The Four Humours' ancient concept of personality asserted what 'mood' is produced by phlegm in the body: Cheerfulness; Calmness; Enthusiasm; or Somberness?
  19. Which letter appears in various alphabets in the traditional Wikipedia globe logo?
  20. Casement, awning and hopper refer respectively to which three different hinge positions of what (four answers required)?

 

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