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  1. Psilocybin (pronounced 'sillasybin') is the natural active ingredient of: LSD; Cannabis; Ecstasy; or Magic Mushrooms?
  2. The Swiss-founded Hublot corporation famously provides certain major sports events: Balls; Energy drinks; Timekeeping; or Artificial grass?
  3. The onomatopoeic Greek originating borborygmi refers medically to: Hiccoughs/hiccups; Blisters; Headache; or Stomach rumble?
  4. Which famous ex-premier's wife founded the controversial Omnia legal consultancy, accused of working for repressive nations in the 2010s?
  5. What took place near Brussels, celebrated and re-enacted for its 200th anniversary in June 2015?
  6. Poets' Corner, which commemorates and contains remains of writers, is in which London building?
  7. Name the celebrity entrepreneur who sought to be US Republican presidential candidate in 2015?
  8. Inspired largely by John Calvin, the Hugeunots minorities of the 16th century were: Protestants; Jews; Royal guards; or Chefs?
  9. The piddock (Pholadidae and 'angelwings') is a rock-boring: Bird; Fish; Mollusc; or Goat?
  10. Queen's Club Championship tennis tournament is held annually on grass courts in: Sweden; London; Denmark; or New York?
  11. Which media organization successfully tested its 'mind/thought control' EEG TV/Radio remote control headset in 2015: Fox; Google; BBC; or Sony?
  12. The past tense word 'hove' refers (esp nautically) to the action of: Setting sail/embarking; Running aground; Sinking; or Lifting/hauling?
  13. What famous road began in Chicago, Illinois, ending at Santa Monica, California?
  14. The celeste, which features in Tchaikovsky's 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' (The Nutcracker ballet) is a: Midnight feast; Musical instrument; Sword; or Difficult leaping action?
  15. Meaning ruined due to neglect, spell: Decrepid; Dicrepid; Decreped; or Decrepit?
  16. Amal Clooney is an internationally renowned: Actress; Gymnast; Fashion designer; or Human rights lawyer?
  17. What's the cube-root of 27,000?
  18. Lorelei is a famous 120 rock, and its mermaid-like water spirit, on/associated with which German river?
  19. What term, extending widely metaphorically, refers to the soldiers behind a larger group, especially giving protection while retreating?
  20. Diegesis refers to what in a film, play, story, etc? Cast of characters; Plot; Suspense; or Laughter coefficient?

 

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