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  1. Granulated sugar is processed into 'icing' sugar basically by: Baking it; Grinding it finer; Adding more sugar; or Adding salt? Grinding it finer
  2. Roald Dahl's children's novel Esio Trot features which creature? Tortoise
  3. What famous Australian product did Cyril Callister devise in Melbourne, in 1922, partly in response to war-related shortages of the British version? Vegemite
  4. Spell the Russian writer and Soviet dissident, Aleksandr: Soljornitson; Soldiernitsan; Solziarnitsen; or Solzhenitsyn? Solzhenitsyn
  5. From the Latin meaning of clip/cut, what hairstyle symbolizes religious devotion? Tonsure
  6. Lebkuchen is a German: Soup; Gingerbread; Sausage; or Cabbage? Gingerbread (popular at Christmas)
  7. A cogwheel icon typically represents what on many websites/apps: Settings; Wi-fi; Print; or Save? Settings
  8. Leo Tolstoy's book War and Peace concerns the 1812 invasion of Russia by: France; Germany; China; or USA? France (specifically the army of Napoleon Bonaparte)
  9. What is the general term for the form of physics concerned with sub-atomic particles, atoms, molecules, and their radiation? Quantum physics
  10. Which whole number is the cube root of 2197? 13
  11. Which Japanese corporation produced the first compact electronic calculator, released in 1957? Casio
  12. Which fictional small people, in a famous 1939 film and prior LF Baum book series, became in 2007 the largest group represented by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? The Munchkins (the c.134 actors from the Wizard of Oz film)
  13. Ethanol (drinking alcohol) is a byproduct of the metabolic process of which two naturally occurring substances? Yeast and Sugar
  14. The butternut squash/pumpkin grows directly on a: Vine; Bush; Root; or Tree? Vine
  15. The medieval profession called a 'bard' equates nowadays to a what? Poet (or minstrel, or equivalent term)
  16. Name Captain Flint's quartermaster in the novel Treasure Island? Long John Silver (Silver was cook on the Hispaniola, which sailed to Treasure Island in search of the treasure, and was previously quartermaster on the Walrus, captained by Flint, who buried the treasure)
  17. In Italy/Italian a 'Cicisbeo' is a married woman's: Husband; First-born; Lapdog; or Male lover/companion? Male lover/companion
  18. An unconventionally creative idea is called: Bottom-up; Top-down; Left-field; or Right-angle? Left-field
  19. In which country is the Bay of Pigs? Cuba
  20. "I used to work at a perfume factory but was (what pun meaning 'dismissed')"? Sent packing

 

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