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  1. The rhea is a large South American species of: Cactus; Mountain Lion; Flightless Bird; or Rabbit? Flightless bird
  2. What is the English meaning of the African nation's name Sierra Leone? Lion Mountains (or very similar variations)
  3. Orson Welles' iconic character in the film The Third Man is: Fred Plum; Jason Orange; Harry Lime; or Harry Berry? Harry Lime
  4. On which Mediterranean island was Napoleon Bonaparte exiled in 1814 prior to his resurgence and subsequent defeat at Waterloo a year later? Elba
  5. Noted for cameos in The Simpsons and other TV/music, name the only person (at 2015) ever to act as himself in Star Trek? Professor Stephen Hawking (the term 'act as himself' effectively excludes 'stock' film of other real people shown in Star Trek, who have not actually acted as such)
  6. The Defender is a longstanding model of which automotive company? Landrover; Lotus; Toyota; or Bentley? Landrover
  7. What is 11,000 divided by 440: 25; 35; 45; or 55? 25
  8. What was the location of London's famous 17th century 'Frost Fairs': Covent Garden; Petticoat Lane; Blackheath Common; or The River Thames? The River Thames (frozen)
  9. UPC and EAN refer to what common feature on retailed product packaging? Barcode (or technically and also correctly, Universal Product Code, and European Article Number, now International Article Number although abbreviation EAN is retained)
  10. What controversial American emblem had three different versions, 1861-65, called The.. 'Stars and Bars', 'Stainless Banner' and 'Blood-Stained Banner'? Confederate Flag (or fully the flags of the Confederate States of America, or equivalent - for some nowadays strongly representing ideologies of the Confederacy times - the flag was changed again after the American civil war to resemble its modern design - it was changed twice during the war for battlefield recognition reasons)
  11. What is the famous scenic wooded area of SW Germany which gave its name to a locally originating chocolate and cherry cake? Black Forest
  12. A loofah (or luffa) bath sponge is previously a sort of: Sea creature; Recycled plastic; Insect nest; or Cucumber? Cucumber
  13. The famous tea brandname Typhoo, created c.1903 by the Sumner pharmacy/grocers in Birmingham UK, is from the Chinese word for: Doctor; Drink; Tea; or Coffee? Doctor (the Sumners initially saw the tea as a health drink)
  14. What is produced by asexual reproduction from mycelium: Wasps; Fungus; Bread; or Butter? Fungus
  15. The Ross Sea is a bay of which continent? Antarctica (or more loosely The South Pole)
  16. What Anglicized French word for an outdoor shelter or camp likely derives from Swiss-German 'biwacht' for night patrol? Bivouac
  17. The popular website Pinterest was founded basically for: Dating; Photo-sharing; Music-sharing; or Fashion/dressmaking? Photo-sharing
  18. Which European nation's flag has nine horizontal blue and white stripes, and top-left a white cross on a blue square? Greece
  19. What two letters do not feature in the periodic table of chemical element symbols? J and Q
  20. A sudden unofficial walkout or industrial action by workers is called informally a (What?) strike: Cobra; Scorpion; Wildcat; or Meerkat? Wildcat

 

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