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  1. What word is a flat-bottom boat, a football kick, a glassmaking tool, and a dented base of a wine bottle? Punt
  2. Turkish Van, Chartreux, Scottish Fold and Ragdoll are types of: Malt Whiskies; Cats; Table-napkin folds; or National dances? Cats
  3. What popular orange-coloured citrus fruit is surprisingly a hybrid of the pomelo (25%) and mandarin (75%)? Orange
  4. From commencement in 1929 roughly how many Oscar awards will have been awarded in total up to 2017: 200; 400; 750; or 3000? 3000
  5. On a Bounty Bar wrapper (or other confection), 'Zartherb' (German) and 'Puur' (Dutch) refer to what sort of chocolate: Milk; Plain/Dark; Organic or Aerated? Plain/Dark (also 'bittersweet')
  6. Undiscovered for 100 years and published 2016, 'The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots' was written by: Shakespeare; Byron; Wordsworth; or Beatrix Potter? Beatrix Potter
  7. 2015 scientific research 'proved' whose powers would not have been physically/technically possible: Batman; Hulk; Spider-Man; or Superman? Spider-Man (specifically his sticky hands/feet are much too small to support his body weight)
  8. Put these countries in order of Northernmost first: Kenya, Chile, Syria? Syria, Kenya, Chile
  9. What is the sweet clear liquid by-product from soap manufacture, used in laxatives, explosives and antifreeze: Glycerine; Trinitrotoluene(TNT); Gelignite; or Semtex? Glycerine (or glycerol)
  10. At 2015 the biggest cause of death among UK men under 50 is: Road accidents; Cancer; Suicide; or Heart attack? Suicide
  11. Whose 'heroic' performance at the German Reichstag in 1987 is considered a catalyst for the fall of the Berlin Wall 1989/90? David Bowie (notably his song Heroes - the concert was intentionally loud enough to be heard on the Eastern side of the wall)
  12. According to Greek fable, someone who uses something to prevent others doing so is a 'Dog in a (What?)': Toilet; Catsuit; Manger; or Dinner? Manger (alluding to a dog sitting in a manger [food trough] who does not want the grain but seeks to prevent cattle eating it)
  13. The UK state-subsidised 'e-Voke' is a hi-tech reduced risk alternative for: Cigarettes; Alcohol; Condoms; or Smacking children? Cigarettes (e-cigarette - this is an example of a government 'nudge' aimed at societal health)
  14. What is 75% of three-quarters expressed as a fraction? Nine-sixteenths (or 9/16, equating to 0.5625 - the calculation is 3/4 x 3/4 = 9/16 [75% is the same as three-quarters] )
  15. The US 1899-founded Gideons International organization is famous for distributing to 200 countries free: Clothes; Bibles; Milk; or Contraceptives? Bibles
  16. Angiosperm (from Greek 'angeion', bottle) is a major scientific classification of land plants which have seeds and: Flowers; Thorns; Aroma; or Green leaves? Flowers
  17. The abbreviation NPS (Novel Psychoactive Substance) refers informally to a: Legal High; Bitcoin; E-Book; or E-number? Legal High (laboratory-made recreational drug whose formulation seeks to avoid narcotics legislation)
  18. LNER Flying Scotsman, built in 1923, became in 1934 the first (What?) to attain 100mph: Jet plane; Hovercraft; Steam train; or Tricycle? Steam train
  19. Considered the oldest living land animal at 183yrs in 2016, on St Helena island, Sth Atlantic, Jonathan is a Seychelles Giant: Elephant; Crocodile; Tortoise; or Snail? Tortoise
  20. Which three of these are not members of Disney's (Snow White) 'Seven Dwarfs': Happy, Smelly, Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful, Wimpy, Doc, Sneezy, Dopey, or Greedy? Smelly, Wimpy, Greedy

 

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