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- What Eurasian winged-fruit maple tree is named after the Greek words sukon (fig) and moron (mulberry)? Sycamore
- What Native American Apache Indian chief's name became an exclamation of exhilaration? Geronimo
- What note is produced at the 5th fret of the 5th string (ie the 2nd lowest pitched) of a conventionally tuned guitar: A; B; C; or D? D
- In physics, the motions of particles within matter is understood by (What?) theory: Kinetic; Atomic; Existential; or Chaos? Kinetic
- Which old English King is associated with having burned cakes: William; Harold; Alfred; or Kevin? Alfred
- The old English tithe, was a tax taken for the church/clergy equating to a: Quarter; Tenth; Twentieth; or Three-Nineteenths? Tenth (from teotha, tenth)
- IPO - referring to the flotation of a company - stands for what? Initial Public Offering
- Strongly scented toilet water is named after which city of its origination? Cologne (as in eau de Cologne)
- Le Coq Sportif is a famous French corporation/brand for: Fried chicken takeaway; Healthfoods; Sportswear/goods; or Erectile dysfunction? Sportswear/goods (it means the athletic rooster)
- What word makes new words when prefixing: Rule, Projection, Guitar, Valve and Fastener? Slide
- What's the Anglicized-Spanish plural noun referring to a particular male facial hair style? Mustachios (plural noun of mustache/moustache - given that a moustache has two parts)
- An opsimath is a person who begins to do what later in life: Have children; Study; Go bald; or Understand arithmetic? Study (Greek opse, late, and math, study)
- The literary/dramatic description 'redivivus' (emphasis on the 'div') refers to someone who comes back: Home; To life; To haunt; or Drunk? To life (or reborn - from re, again, and vivus, living)
- Neolithic refers to which age: Stone; Agricultural; Renaissance; or Industrial? Stone (actually the late stone age - neo 'new' and Greek lithos 'stone')
- Chrysanthemum means originally which two of these: Red; Blue; Gold; Flower; Star; or Sun? Gold Flower (Greek khrusos and anthemon)
- Olibanum is the medieval Latin alternative English word for which Biblical aromatic resin? Frankincense
- Germination refers technically to: Contamination; Relevance/connection; Prussian empire building; or Seed/spore growth after dormancy? Seed/spore growth after dormancy
- Spell the word: Spontenaity; Spontinaity; Spontoneity; Spontaneity? Spontaneity
- Poplin is a type of 18th-century-originating: Drug; Cotton fabric; Alcoholic drink; or Skin disease? Cotton fabric (likely named after papal reference to Avignon, where exiled popes lived, and where the fabric was first made)
- Phylum porifera is the technical name for what organic cleaning device: Soap; Sponge; Tea towel; or Feather duster? Sponge
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