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  1. What mobile entertainment takes its name from the ancient Roman rounded arenas? Circus
  2. What word makes six other words when prefixed with: Cut, Ice, End, Beat, Hand, and Side? Off
  3. What whole two-digit number is the square root of 9801? 99
  4. Which of these is not generally considered a 'superfood': Kale; Almonds; Avocado; Goji berries; or Butter? Butter
  5. What metallic element has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity, and reflectivity: Gold; Silver; Copper; or Lead? Silver
  6. In 2015 which two of these nations opened a railway link for the first time in over 100 years, between Brownsville and Metamoros? USA; Russia; Mexico; Canada; or Greenland? USA and Mexico
  7. What word refers to an isometric core exercise and traditionally the process of surfacing a wooden ship's deck? Plank (or Planking)
  8. What multi-award-winning 1990s US children's animated alliterative TV series featured todders called Angelica, Tommy, Chuckle, Lil, and Phil? Rugrats
  9. The Yiddish word/concept 'mensch', anciently derived via German from Roman philosopher Cicero's work Humanitas on human civilisation, refers to a person of great: Wit; Integrity; Cunning; or Incompetence? Integrity
  10. Combs/honeycombs, whiskers, stacks, and train tracks refer to patterns in: Ice cream; Cement/concrete; Wheatfields; or Faded denim jeans? Faded denim jeans
  11. Spell the country, The: Phillippines; Philippines; Phillipines; or Philipines? Philippines
  12. British Queen Victoria (1819-1901) is what relation to Queen Elizabeth II: Great Grandmother; Great Great Grandmother; Great Great Great Grandmother; or Great Step-Aunt? Great Great Grandmother
  13. What completely non-infectious neurodegenerative disease was misreported as being 'infectious' by most mainstream UK news media in September 2015? Alzheimer's (after a study found seven cases of CJD [Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease] caused by surgical contamination coincided with Amyloid placque in victims' brains, which is a feature of Alzheimer's)
  14. Boron, silicon, germanium, arsenic, antimony and tellurium are commonly considered the six primary chemical element: Metals; Metalloids; Gases; or Plasmas? Metalloids (it's a debatable term - a metalloid is part-metal and part-non-metal)
  15. Coccinellidae, whose common name variants suggest a female form, are: Fish; Beetles; Birds; or Reptiles? Beetles (ladybirds, or ladybugs, lady cows, or lady beetles, depending where in the world you are)
  16. What 1960s-launched children's toy has friends Paul, Patch Vicki and Mitzi? Sindy (doll - the UK competitor product of Barbie)
  17. In modern times a 'life celebrant' typically officiates at a humanist: Marriage; Birth; Funeral; or Divorce? Funeral
  18. Commonly abbreviated to MON and RON, what does the O stand for in engine and fuel performance rating? Octane (Motor Octane Number and Research Octance Number)
  19. Deriving from 'Tagalog' Austronesian language 'bundok' (mountain) the US-English word 'boondocks' (and 'boonies') refers disrespectfully to: Sheep; Crows; A remote rural area; or Leather trousers? A remote rural area (it likely originated among US soldiers engaged in guerilla warfare in the Philippines, 1899-1902)
  20. Rocna, Spade, Bulwagga, Grapnel and Admiralty/Fisherman are varieties of: Telescope; Anchor; Rudder; or Galley kitchens? Anchor

 

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