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  1. 12 inches or a foot equates to roughly how many centimetres: 16; 23.5; 30.5; or 40? 30.5
  2. What drink takes its name from 'uisce/uisge', and is also called uisge beatha (water of life)? Whisky (or Whiskey - from Irish/Scottish Gaelic)
  3. Which 1900s time-travel movie franchise correctly predicted automatic self-tightening shoes for 2015? Back to the Future (specifically Part II, featuring the Nike Mag trainer - Nike launched a test product in 2011 and announced a bigger launch of self-powered trainers 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? Transgender/Transexuality
  5. A calorimeter measures: Gas; Light; Heat; or Fat? Heat (involved in a chemical reaction)
  6. What US city is originally associated with Dixieland (jazz)? New Orleans
  7. Sugar, cotton, corn, coffee, and other grown produce are known in commodity trading as: Organics; Softs; Hards; or Foods? Softs
  8. What word makes five new words when prefixing: man, post, nail, bell, and stop? Door
  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? The Summer of Love
  10. 15 June 2015 is the 8th centenary of what seminal governance and human rights instrument? Magna Carta (forced upon England's King John, effectively placing law above state/monarchy)
  11. From Greek for wing and lizard, what name was given to a flying reptile of the Jurassic/Cretaceous periods? Pterosaur (from pteron and saurus)
  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? Domino
  13. The sepals or calyx of a plant initially surround and generally give way to the: Petals; Leaves; Stem; or Roots? Petals
  14. The term domicile refers most accurately to a person's country of: Birth; Ancestry; Current presence; or Permanent home? Permanent home
  15. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland UK, featured in a popular movie franchise as which institution? Hogwarts school (in Harry Potter films)
  16. What is the intense culinary characteristic of the piri piri: Heat; Sweet; Salt; or Sour? Heat (also called the African bird's eye chili pepper)
  17. Considered the UK's oldest still operating manufacturing company, established in 1570, what does the Whitechapel Foundry make? Bells (including Big Ben and the Liberty Bell - the company is fully called the Whitechapel Bell Foundry)
  18. What unoffically reintroduced UK species generated demands for culling in the 2010s due to damage/control problems: Reindeer; Wolf; Wild boar; or Meerkat? Wild boar
  19. What feature of tailored clothing has variations described as bound, plain and keyhole? Buttonhole
  20. What's the more common name for a megagram (Mg): Tonne; Kilogram; Stone; or Pound? Tonne (metric tonne = 1000 kilograms - mega usually refers to a million-times [106] bigger than the unit concerned, here a million grams - see metric prefixes)

 

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