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  1. What common product is named from Greek 'rock oil'? Petroleum (from petra, rock and oleum, oil)
  2. What tennis score is called a 'triple-bagel'? 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
  3. Which common element has the highest melting point of all elements? Carbon
  4. Name the joint US/Europe orbiting telescope launched in 1990? Hubble
  5. Name the dwarf plant, bigger than Pluto, discovered in the Solar System in 2005? Eris
  6. The colour/color dun is a shade of: Pink; Green; Brown; or Purple? Brown (grey/gray-brown)
  7. Which famous vehicle has used licence plates SCV 00919 and SCV 1 (through to SCV 9)? The Popemobile (SCV is the international vehicle registration for Vatican City)
  8. Oleic acid is in: Volcanic ash/steam; Car Batteries; Animal/vegetable fats; or Snow? Animal/vegetable fats (oleic refers to olive oil, its common source)
  9. Pure water is what number in the pH acidity scale? 7
  10. The Gini coefficient (or index or ratio), devised by Italian statistician and sociologist Corrado Gini in 1912, is a common measure of: Age distribution; Wealth inequality; Mental health; or Alcohol consumption? Wealth inequality
  11. Flint, the rock type, is believed formed from sea (What?): Sponges; Snails; Weed; or Salt? Sponges
  12. What fundamental physics term derives from Greek 'not cut' (a temnein)? Atom
  13. Since ancient times what was considered the 'fifth element' after earth, fire, water, air, and also called quintessence? Aether (or ether - believed in mythology to be the high atmosphere pure air that the gods breathed, and in more recent times the air of space which enabled gravity and light)
  14. Geococcyx, a ground cuckoo of southern US and Mexico, is the basis of which popular cartoon, its common name? Roadrunner
  15. In physics/maths, density is defined as mass divided by: Volume; Weight; Energy; or Hardness? Volume
  16. John Ambrose (Who?) devised his eponymous 'left/right hand rules' to deduce motion/current direction in electric motors/generators? Fleming (visual mnemonics based on positions of thumb and first two fingers)
  17. In mechanical physics, which of these is not among the six basic types of machines: Lever, Wheel-and-axle, Pulley, Vacuum, Inclined plane, Wedge, Screw? Vacuum
  18. Pernio (or perniosis), a human medical condition caused by exposure to cold and humidity, is commonly known as what? Chilblains
  19. What marketing term derives from the centuries-old practice of burning an owner's mark on a beast? Brand
  20. The UK Women's Institutes (WI) organization was founded in 1915 in: London; Manchester; Oxford; or Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch? Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch (Angelsey, Wales, the second-longest one-word placename in the world)

 

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