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  1. The infinity symbol is a sideways number: 3; 6; 8; or 0? 8
  2. Since Ancient Rome, lime mortar (masonry cement) includes for reinforcement/moisture flexibility: Horse hair; Frogspawn; Potato peelings; or Olive oil? Horse hair
  3. The abbreviation mAH - common measure of electrical battery cell power - stands for what? Milli-AmpHour (or milliampere-hour, or other variations - an AA battery is 2500 mAh)
  4. 'Hunt-and-Peck' is a metaphorical reference to single-fingered: Piano-playing; Typing; Karate; or Puppetry? Typing
  5. Latin/anotomical 'Pes', what part of the body contains the talus and calcaneus bones? Foot (talus = ankle bone, calcaneus = heel bone)
  6. Shukrān (Arabic), Hvala (Croation), Efharistó (Greek), Dhanyavād (Hindi), and Spasibo! (Russian) all mean what? Thank you (or thanks)
  7. What is the next character in the sequence: 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 17, 41, ... ? 44 (ascending numbers with straight lines only)
  8. The British Standards Institute (BSI) reported in 2015 that Marilyn Monroe (1960 dress size 12-14) would now fit : 8-10; 14-16; 16-18; or 20-22? 8-10
  9. Which one of the seven member territories is also capital of UAE (United Arab Emirates): Abu Dhabi; Ajman; Dubai; Fujairah; Ras al-Khaimah; Sharjah; Umm al-Quwain? Abu Dhabi
  10. What element accounts for 65% of the human body: Oxygen; Phosphorus; Calcium; or Iron? Oxygen
  11. Name the popular 1970s Kenner Products' 15" toy body-builder figure of latex rubber filled with corn syrup, elastic to c.five feet? Stretch Armstrong
  12. What country's simple-form name derives from a translation of 'Land of the Aryans' and cryptically/oronymically suggests 'past self-propulsion'? Iran (I ran - an oronym can mean something different by altering the word-break, for example Ice cream = I scream - see the fascinating grammar/language glossary)
  13. The placenames Dartford, Oxford, Stratford, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Utrecht and Rorke's Drift derive from having a: Fort/castle; Low-water river crossing; Battle; or Theatre/Dancehall? Low-water river crossing (ford [English], furt [German], tricht, trecht [Dutch], and drift [Afrikaans/SA] all mean this sort of river crossing)
  14. India's 'Mountain of Light' group of prominent people sued Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 for the repatriation to India of the: Taj Mahal; Koh-i-Noor diamond; Chicken Tikka Masala; or Bombay Bicycle Club? Koh-i-Noor diamond (105 carats, worth conservatively £100m, mined in India in the 1200s, the eye of a temple goddess for centuries, taken by Britain from India c.1850, it remains in the British monarchy's crown jewels, central to the Crown of Queen Elizabeth [the Queen Mother], and subject to increasing controversy)
  15. From Latin meaning 'earth', and Italian equating to a patio, what is the architectural flooring/wall composite of marble/granite/similar chips and binder: Cadenza; Terrazzo; Sonata; or Falsetto? Terrazzo (related in origin to 'terrace' - the others are Italian musical terms)
  16. Before being burgundy (dark red), the British passport cover pre-1990 was: Brown: Dark blue; Dark green; or Transparent? Dark blue
  17. Kosher refers to food and food preparation laws for: Hindus; Jews; Catholics; or Vegans? Jews
  18. In 2015 Indonesian authorities announced (What?), for psychological reasons, would guard a top-security island prison: Prisoners; Children; Robots; or Crocodiles? Crocodiles (reportedly because they could not be bribed)
  19. A French manicure on finger/toenails is traditionally: Red; Gold; Natural pink/clear with white tips; or Red white and blue with Gallic rooster/coq gaulois? Natural pink/clear with white tips
  20. The average min/max temperature (deg C) and rain (mm) in Goa (India) on New Year's Day are roughly: 0/15/0; 10/20/5; 15/40/30; or 20/30/0? 20/30/0

 

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