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  1. 12 inches or a foot equates to roughly how many centimetres: 16; 23.5; 30.5; or 40?
  2. What drink takes its name from 'uisce/uisge', and is also called uisge beatha (water of life)?
  3. Which 1900s time-travel movie franchise correctly predicted automatic self-tightening shoes for 2015?
  4. What did Russian authorities list as an impairment to safe driving in 2014/15: Spectacles/contact lenses; Chewing gum, Vaping (e-cigarettes); or Transgender/Transexuality?
  5. A calorimeter measures: Gas; Light; Heat; or Fat?
  6. What US city is originally associated with Dixieland (jazz)?
  7. Sugar, cotton, corn, coffee, and other grown produce are known in commodity trading as: Organics; Softs; Hards; or Foods?
  8. What word makes five new words when prefixing: man, post, nail, bell, and stop?
  9. What 'seasonal-mood' name was given to the western social phenomenon of mid-1967, sparked by the vast gathering of young people in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco?
  10. 15 June 2015 is the 8th centenary of what seminal governance and human rights instrument?
  11. From Greek for wing and lizard, what name was given to a flying reptile of the Jurassic/Cretaceous periods?
  12. The mid-1900s western political fear of communism's potential to spread nation-to-nation is called the '(What?) Theory': Lego; Jenga; Domino; or Chinese Chequers?
  13. The sepals or calyx of a plant initially surround and generally give way to the: Petals; Leaves; Stem; or Roots?
  14. The term domicile refers most accurately to a person's country of: Birth; Ancestry; Current presence; or Permanent home?
  15. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland UK, featured in a popular movie franchise as which institution?
  16. What is the intense culinary characteristic of the piri piri: Heat; Sweet; Salt; or Sour?
  17. Considered the UK's oldest still operating manufacturing company, established in 1570, what does the Whitechapel Foundry make?
  18. What unoffically reintroduced UK species generated demands for culling in the 2010s due to damage/control problems: Reindeer; Wolf; Wild boar; or Meerkat?
  19. What feature of tailored clothing has variations described as bound, plain and keyhole?
  20. What's the more common name for a megagram (Mg): Tonne; Kilogram; Stone; or Pound?

 

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