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  1. At 2015 how many people owned as much as the poorest half of the world's population (ie over 3billion people): 62; 6,200; 62,000; or 620,000? 62
  2. The word 'hongi' is Maori for a traditional New Zealand: Dollar bill; Rugby victory celebration; Striped sheep; or Noses-to-nose greeting? Nose-to-nose greeting
  3. What autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark has the Internet Top-Level Domain of .gl? Greenland
  4. What ancient Greek's name is given to the professional/ethical oath of medical doctors: Plato; Hippocrates; Aristotle; or Alexander the Great? Hippocrates (hence Hippocratic Oath)
  5. What element (Au) commonly prefixes to the following: Boy; Opportunity; Age; Floor and Rule? Gold (Golden)
  6. The German surname and name-suffix Baum referred to living near or resembling a: Tree; Volcano; Bog; or Goat? Tree (e.g., a tall person)
  7. What is four-fifths divided by four-fifths: Two-fifths; Four-tenths; One-fifth; or One? One
  8. What is removed from natural yogurt to produce Greek yogurt (also called labneh [Arabic] and strained yogurt): Salt; Whey; Water; or Lumps? Whey (which is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained)
  9. The famous website franchise which offers entertaining educational 18 minute talks videos is abbreviated to: DAN; BILL; TED; or BARRY? TED (for Technical Entertainment and Design)
  10. Hock is an 19th century originating English term for a: German wine; Spanish Omelette; Dutch chocolate; or Russian doll? German wine (white, from the Rhine region, derived from the town Hochheim am Main - popularised after Queen Victoria's visit in 1850)
  11. What Latin word meaning equal expresses a quality standard/norm (on or below or above etc), alluding to golfing performance? Par
  12. What creature's name is from Greek 'river horse': Crocodile; Elephant; Hippopotamus; or Donkey? Hippopotamus (originally 'hippos ho potamius' - horse of the river)
  13. The atomic number of an element refers primarily and additionally to its: Weight and density; Speed and light; Protons and electrons; or Sound and vision? Protons and electrons (the number of each, which is the same)
  14. What orange spice/colouring comes from the crocus plant, often associated with rice? Saffron
  15. Theseus, Hyppolyta, Nick Bottom, and Oberon the King of the Fairies are in Shakespeare's play: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Romeo and Juliet; or King Lear? A Midsummer Night's Dream
  16. The human gastrocolic reflex typically prompts someone to visit the: Pub/Bar; Toilet; Hairdressers; or Sweet-shop? Toilet (it is typically an urge to defecate after a meal, due to actions/effects in the gut [alimentary canal], between stomach and exit)
  17. Wikipedia's spherical logo features what symbol for Greek W, also a fatty acid name: Omega; Upsilon; Sigma; or Gamma? Omega (Ω - last letter of the Greek alphabet)
  18. What hugely popular cereal crop has varieties including Arborio (Italy), Ambemohar (India), Doongara (Australia), and Uruchimai (Japan)? Rice
  19. In US TV cartoon sitcom Family Guy which of these Griffin family members is the anthropomorphic dog: Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie, or Brian? Brian
  20. Match these court surfaces to the four Tennis 'Major' tournaments: Hard, Clay, Grass - to the Grand Slam events - Australian, French, US, and Wimbledon? Australian Hard; French Clay, US Hard, Wimbledon Grass

 

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