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  1. Abbey Road in North London is the famous metonymic location of what entity: Fountains; Maze; Recording studios; or Railway museum? Recording studios ('Abbey Road Studios' - notably associated with the Beatles' album Abbey Road)
  2. 6,859 is the cube of what number, (less than twenty)? 19
  3. Spell the word: Diligant; Dilegent; Diligent; or Dilligent? Diligent (Bonus point, it means: Detailed; Slow; Conscientious; or Stubborn? Conscientious)
  4. Go Set a Watchman is the 55-years-after sequel to what famous work? To Kill A Mockingbird (the novel by Harper Lee)
  5. Dageurreotype/dageurrotype is a mid-1800s form of: Sword; Written insult; Photograph; or Sandwich? Photograph (after LJM Dageurre's silver-plate/mercury invention of the first viable process)
  6. When drawing the musical the treble (G) clef symbol, the line crosses itself how many times? Three
  7. 2,000 years ago Nanjing was what in China: Fever/Plague; Tree soup; Capital city; or God of tea? Capital city
  8. In 2015, 21st Century Fox company launched what Simpson's show fictional beer brand in S America? Duff
  9. What dog breed has Queen Elizabeth II traditionally had as pets? Corgi (fully Welsh Corgi - in more recent years she has also kept Dorgis - Dachshund/Corgi cross - which although not technically a 'breed' is also be an acceptable answer for anyone clever enough to suggest it)
  10. Called the IPK, the standard (What?) is a platinum-iridium cylinder at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres France? Kilogram (IPK = International Prototype Kilogram)
  11. Evel (EVEL) is an acronymic word for the controversial 21stC UK parliamentary proposition 'English (What?) for English (What?)', following devolution of self-governing powers to Scotland and Wales? English Votes for English Laws (i.e., arguing that non-English consituency MPs should not vote on English-only issues)
  12. The Apple watch launched Apr 2015 is called the: isecs; iface; itic; or Apple Watch? Apple Watch
  13. The Silfra fissure, in the Pingvallavatn valley, uniquely offering scuba-diving between the N American and Euroasian tectonic plates is in: Iceland; Tenerife; Russia; or Ascension Island? Iceland
  14. Which Czech-born Swiss won two Wimbledon championships in 2015, 17 years after her previous Championship victory? Martina Hingis (in the ladies and mixed doubles)
  15. Coty Inc., is a French-founded German-owned, US-based company specialising in: Sports cars; Shotguns; Beauty/fragrances; or Writing instruments? Beauty/fragrances
  16. Funchal is the capital of which Portuguese autonomous island territory? Madeira
  17. Name the 2015 Disney animated film about the workings of a child's mind, praised by psychologists/neuroscientists? Inside Out
  18. What UK FMCG brand did Sylvester Stallone endorse in a 2015 £muli-million ad campaign: Warburtons Bread; Marmite; Durex; or Brylcreem? Warburtons Bread
  19. The French 'petanque' is a: Fruit omelette; Balls game; Triangular Parisien haircut; or Dogs-and-owners national dance? Balls game (like boules or bowls on gravel)
  20. The long-standing circular VW (Volkswagen) logo contains the V and W characters and how many gaps between the circular and letter shapes: 5; 6; 7 or 8? 6

 

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