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  1. The lowest pitch string on a conventionally tuned violin is: G; D; A; or E? G
  2. A pointe shoe is worn in: Military parade; Ballet; Rock-climbing; or Horse-racing? Ballet
  3. Named after a German physicist, what is the international (SI) unit of frequency, defined as one cycle per second? Hertz (Hz)
  4. The variously-used brandname Trocadero, is from a 19th century European: Battle; King; Weapon; or Chocolate drink? Battle (August 1823, in the French invasion of Spain - named after a fort on the island of Trocadero, in the Bay of Cadiz, Spain)
  5. In maths/logic, the process of using one or more statements/facts to achieve a logical conclusion is known as: Reduction; Deduction; Induction; or Long division? Deduction
  6. Who wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867)? Karl Marx
  7. The original meaning of capital (financial/money) referred to 'caput', head, specifically head of: Company; Table; Cattle; or Steam? Cattle
  8. In categorizing workplace skills, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) typically represents (What?) skill: Hard; Soft; Labor/Labour; or Life? Soft (see EQ)
  9. Satin is traditionally/originally made from what fibre? Silk
  10. Known as the Toison d'Or (French), Goldenen Vlies (Germany), and Toisón de Oro (Spain), the historic European supreme award is The Order of the (What ancient authority symbol?) Golden Fleece
  11. The Erythraean Sea, lying between Africa and Asia is more commonly called the (What?) Sea? Red Sea
  12. What (at 2015) is the only major nation of the world which charges income tax on its citizens working overseas? USA
  13. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are collectively known as (What?) religions, referring to their founding biblical character? Abrahamic (Abraham is an acceptable answer, although not technically accurate)
  14. Vande Mataram (I praise thee, Mother) is the national song of which BRIC nation? India (BRIC refers to the major new economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China)
  15. What abbreviated company/brand stands for, translated: Spanish Touring Car Company? SEAT (Sociedad Espanola de Automoviles de Turismo)
  16. Author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the notion (2000s) that to become truly expert at something a minimum of how many hours practice is required: 1,000; 10,000, 50,000; or a million? 10,000
  17. The surname Sawyer referred to a: Clerk; Cook; Poet; or Wood/stone-worker? Wood/stone-worker (specifically one who saws)
  18. The cabasa, used especially in Latin music, is what sort of instrument: Percusssion; String; Horn/brass; or Woodwind? Percussion (a shaker, orginally an African dried gourd with attached beads, to make a rattle sound - modern instruments tend to be cylinders of corrugated metal with ball-bearing loops)
  19. What modern word for careless writing derives via its Latin meaning, to write? Scribble (from scribillare, ultimately from scribere)
  20. Name the only five nations which (to 2012) have participated at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era (since 1896)? Greece, Australia, France, Great Britain, Switzerland (one point for each)

 

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