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  1. Mandrax is a 1963 French-originating trademark for a: Computer war game; Sedative drug; Soup restaurant chain; or Dog perfume?
  2. A mythical Arctic whirlpool west of Norway, came to be what Anglicized Dutch word, meaning a violent water whirl or metaphorically extreme turmoil?
  3. Traditional Latin pluralization of Latin-originating words ending in 'us' is to replace the 'us' with: en; i; o; or eaux?
  4. What item of furniture is used metaphorically as a verb for postponing a project?
  5. Utilitarian and utilitarianism refer primarily to the major quality/effect of something being: Useful; Inexpensive; Flexible; or Designed by robots?
  6. What is the cube root of an eighth?
  7. The 1920s-originating US expression, hootenanny, is traditionally a gathering of people for: Folk music; Eating; Gambling; or Interior decorating?
  8. The Ancient British/Gaelic words Loch, Lough, Logh and Llwch all refer to a: Lake; Dam; Canal Lock (riser); or Latrine?
  9. In 2015 the world speed record for (What?) was broken in 6.88 seconds by Australian Feliks Zemdegs: NY Times Crossword; Solving a Rubik's Cube; Eating a whole full-size chicken; or Descending from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the ground?
  10. Apple Inc's 'digital wallet' virtual banking service is called Apple: iBuck; iDoll; Pay; or Pig?
  11. The founder of Wikipedia is Graham India; Jimmy Wales; Mario Brazil; or Nigel Nigeria?
  12. Utrecht is a province and provincial capital city in central: Netherlands; Belgium; Germany; or Scotland?
  13. What communication aid also refers metaphorically to the limits of a concept or set of protocols?
  14. What is the historically Moorish Spanish capital of Andalusia, famous for oranges and flamenco?
  15. Tom Parker, who famously managed Elvis Presley, was known by the title of, and as 'the..': Chief; Colonel; General; Brigadier?
  16. The phrase: 'Badly finished garments are unseemly' contains a: Pun; Simile; Metaphor; or Spelling mistake?
  17. What chemical element, symbol Cr, is named due its colourful/colorful compound effect?
  18. What 1956 alliterative and genericized trademark mysteriously refers to an indelible 'felt-tip' pen?
  19. The Anglicized French word séance, referring to contacting the spirit world, derives from the notion of: Ghosts; Sitting; Speaking; or Screaming?
  20. The technical term 'lean-burn' originally refers to less polluting versions of what energy technology: Internal combustion engine; Nuclear reactor; Coal-fired power station; or Windmill?

 

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