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  1. What is the angle between each hour at the middle of a clockface?
  2. The Poinsettia plant has which colour/color flowers: Red; Yellow; Blue; or White?
  3. What Hawaiian word for a wise man or shaman is used informally elsewhere in referring to a 'big' boss?
  4. What was Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki raft made from, which he sailed from S America to Polynesia in 1947, to demonstrate early Polynesian immigration: Pine; Balsa; Ebony; or Ivory?
  5. What iconic Louisiana Creole dish, named from a French Provencal word, is based on Spanish paella, typically of meat and vegetables, stock and rice?
  6. The architectural term architrave refers to a: Column/pillar; Lintel/beam; Step; or Window-frame?
  7. What geographical feature means 'almost island'?
  8. Name the Sovient Union policy of governmental openness, implemented by Gorbachev from 1985?
  9. The central blue 'Ashoka Chakra' icon on India's national flag represents a: Wheel; Lion; Elephant; or Flower?
  10. According to Scottish Highland tradition a glengarry is a: Soft shoe; Pouch/purse; Brimless hat; or Sword?
  11. The two other angles in a right-angled triangle must always add up to how many degrees? 60; 90; 120; or 180?
  12. The first (joint-)winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Swiss Jean Henri Dunant, in 1901, founded which international organization?
  13. Which 'historical nationality' of Spain is directly north of Portugal?
  14. What onomatopoeic term refers to a 'modern jazz' form popularized in the 1940s by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and others?
  15. What common term is the SI unit (International System of Units) of mass?
  16. The variable vast plasma stream of electrons and protons from the Sun is called: Sunspots; Sunshine; The Solar Wind; or Ultra-violet?
  17. The 'Anschluss' ('connection') was the annexation of which nation by which other nation in March 1938 (two answers required)?
  18. Doggerel is a crude form of what, originating in many cultures in the late middle-ages: Soup; Poetry; Trousers; or Street handball?
  19. What is a continuous low musical note, annoying monotony, and a controversial flying machine?
  20. The 1950-60s British-originating realism in films/TV/books/etc., typically involving 'angry young men' is known as: Dustpan and Brush; Kitchen Sink; Vacuum Cleaner; or Mop and Bucket?

 

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