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  1. A patisserie is an Anglicized French word for a shop that sells: Cheese/butter; Meat; Cakes/pastries; or Underwear? Cakes/pastries
  2. What black and white creature exists across Europe, Africa, Asia and N America with variants including the 'Asiatic stink (What?)': Cow; Badger; Penguin; or Pig? Badger
  3. What quick punctuation mark has two versions known technically as 'en rule' and 'em rule'? Dash (or less correctly, hyphen, which technically refers to a shorter dash used to join two words - the 'en' and 'em' derive from the width of a capital N and M)
  4. Deezer, Tidal, Onerpm, and Tunecore operate in what industrial sector: Music; Mining; Sports; or Pet funerals? Music
  5. A snowflake takes approximately how long to fall fom sky to ground: 2 minutes; 6 minutes; 9 minutes; or One hour? One hour
  6. The word fiscal in a financial sense generally refers to: Large; Governmental; Emergency; or Cash (not electronic)? Governmental
  7. What is 3.6297 divided by 1? 3.6297 (any number/decimal/fraction divided by 1 is always the number itself)
  8. What is the main component of blood besides cells and clotting/glycoprotein factors? Serum; Water; Mucus; or Sweat? Serum
  9. Explorers and mountaineers have for many decades eaten high-energy 'Kendal (What?) Cake': Chocolate; Ginger; Mint; or Cheese? Mint (from Kendal, in the UK Cumbrian Lake District)
  10. The essential constituent of the Chinese culinary delicacy 'Bird's Nest Soup' is: Twigs; Leaves; Seeds; or Saliva? Saliva (of the bird, used to make the nest)
  11. Copper takes its name from which country, where it was mined in Roman times? Cyprus
  12. Paul Jones is a: Japanese hamburger chain; 1920s ballroom dance; Cartier perfume; or Bingo call for number 88? 1920s ballroom dance
  13. Botanically a banana is a: Nut; Berry; Seed; or Root? Berry
  14. The medieval-originating 'patten' is a type of (What?) designed for mud? Shoe; Shovel; Bucket; or Pig? Shoe (like a high outer wooden clog)
  15. The Anglicized Italian word cognoscenti refers to people in relation to a subject who are: Controllers; Victims; Well-informed/aware; or Minions? Well-informed/aware (from Latin cognoscere, to know)
  16. What word prefixes these to create six new words: Wall, Fly, Fight, Brand, Box, and Arm? Fire
  17. What old Latin word for reptile is very recognisably the scientific sub-order classification for modern snakes? Serpentes (a lenient quizmaster/mistress would accept serpents, although this is not strictly correct)
  18. The ancient Thracian peltasts and Greek hoplites were large units of infantrymen mainly armed with: Spears; Bow and Arrows; Crossbows; or Blowpipes? Spears (and shields)
  19. The Hindi/Sanskrit 'kotwal' refers to what profession in India: Brain surgeon; Police officer; IT-manager; or Footballer? Police officer
  20. In ancient Rome, the 'Culina' was the: Bath/pool; Kitchen; Bedroom; or Housemaid? Kitchen (hence 'culinary')

 

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