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  1. Which fictional family lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights, California? The Munsters
  2. Name the chemical separation process in which electricity passes through a conducting substance between two electrodes? Electrolysis
  3. The highest US military award, the Medal of Honor, is what shape: Star; Cross; Circle; or Pentagon? Star
  4. The Persian shamsher, 'paw claw', inspired what name/weapon, also a 1970s sports car by the makers of the Robin and Bond Bug? Scimitar
  5. Strike-slip, Dip-slip, Oblique-slip, Listric and Ring refer to: Geological faults; Pottery processes; Ice-hockey moves; or Currency market trends? Geological faults (displacement along fractures in rock due to earth movement)
  6. What London medicinal water site, later a music hall, was the birthplace of the Royal Ballet and English National Opera? Sadler's Wells (after the founder of the original medicinal water business, Sadler)
  7. The Drachma was which nation's main currency unit before the Euro in 2002? Greece
  8. Episcopal refers to what authority: King; Military General; Bishop; or Mayor? Bishop
  9. An old word for a proverb or saying is a: Plane; Nail; Drill; or Saw? Saw
  10. Why are anti-bacterial alcohol hand cleansers ineffective against Ebola? Ebola is a virus
  11. Which popular UK stop-motion animated children's TV character based at Fixham was given a CGI update in 2014? Bob the Builder
  12. Satya Nadella, boss of which vast corporation, apologised in 2014 for suggesting female workers should rely on faith and karma instead of asking for a pay rise? Microsoft
  13. Spell the capital of Thailand: Bankok; Bangkok; Bangcock; or Bancok? Bangkok
  14. Historically, malmsey wine came from what nation and its surrounding islands: Scotland; Greece; Jamaica; or Japan? Greece (the name derives via French from Monemvasia, a port town of the Peloponnese, Greece)
  15. Pioneering collaborative UK/Poland surgery to repair human spinal cord was demonstrated in 2014 using what uniquely regenerating human nerve cells? Olfactory (or smell is an acceptable answer)
  16. Equating to Roman goddess Diana, name Apollo's huntress chaste twin sister, also ironically a 600-customer Berlin brothel? Artemis
  17. The 1850s 'open-hearth process' was used in producing: Bread; Steel; Wool; or Political ideas? Steel
  18. Bullace is a thorny shrub with fruit similar to small uncultivated: Banana; Plum; Cucumber; or Pineapple? Plum (or damson)
  19. The parts that enable a guitar to be tuned are called: Machines; Knobs; Keys; or Locks? Machines
  20. The Union of Myanmar, capital Rangoon, is traditionally (in the 'west') called what country? Burma

 

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