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- The open fourth string (4th highest) note of a conventionally tuned guitar is: A; B; C or D? D
- What vast Japanese corporation, with a red initial logo, was founded in Hamamatsu in 1909? Suzuki
- The informal term for a gangster, especially belonging to the Mafia is: Oldbuddy; Bestmate; Goodfella; or Cheeky-chappie? Goodfella
- A cube which measures 10 inches wide contains how many cubic inches? 1,000 (one thousand)
- What insulting term for disreputable/undesirable/worthless people is from Old French meaning 'one and all, every scrap'? Riff-raff (from 'rif et raf')
- The occupational surname Fuller, referred to a worker (who used 'Fuller's Earth') of: Wool; Ale; Wood; or Gold? Wool (specifically cleaning and thickening the raw material - Fuller's Earth was a clay used as a cleanser and whitener)
- Relevé refers in ballet to standing while raising: Chin; Heels; Arms; or Hat? Heels (standing demi pointe [raised heels] or en pointe [on tips of toes])
- Hardpad disease, affecting dogs and other species, is more commonly known by what other name? Distemper
- What is a female outer garment, a cut of meat; and a part of a hovercraft and saddle? Skirt
- What whole two-digit number is the square root of 1,369? 37
- The informal term referring to someone or a business seeking easy profit for poor quality provision is a 'Fly-by-(What?)': Wire; Treetops; Numbers; or Night? Night (the earlier 1700s use of this term referred to a tenant who left lodgings in the night without paying rent owed)
- The highly influential Giardino all'italiana (Italian garden) style of garden features: Symmetry and order; Chaos and wilderness; Fruit and Vegetables; or Hanging baskets? Symmetry and order
- Catarrhine and Platyrrhine differentiate respectively 'Old World' (Africa/Asia) and 'New World' (Central/S Americas): Monkeys/Apes; Horses; Bees; or Cheese? Monkeys/Apes (Catarrhine refers to close downward nostrils; Platyrrhine refers to separated flat nostrils)
- What weapon is named from the French word meaning scratch or graze? Rifle (referring to the scratching of spiral grooves along the barrel to encourage straight propulsion)
- What first name name features prominently among Russian rulers from 1332-1547, ending with '(Who?) the Terrible'? Ivan
- The high plateau region of SW Brazil, 'Mato Grosso', a watershed between the Amazon and Plate River, means literally: Dense Forest; Big Mountain; Fast Water; or Heavy Rain? Dense Forest
- The word 'quixotic', after Cervantes' 1605-15 novel Don Quixote, referring to planning/ideas, means: Brave; Mysterious; Unrealistic; or On horseback? Unrealistic (thinking or ideas that are fancifully impractical, hopelessly optimistic, etc)
- A car moving at 30 miles per hour will travel how far in 10 minutes? 5 miles
- A 'NiCad' electrical battery or cell is a portmanteau term referring to which two elemental components? Nickel and Cadmium
- 'God be with you' is the full original form of which common word? Goodbye
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