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  1. The web 'error' code 404 means: Insufficient memory; Not found; Password required; or Broken mouse? Not found (typically when a webpage is not available for some reason, or a faulty address has been entered)
  2. A famous sports car named after Argentina's hot dusty North wind, is the: Corvette; Porsche; Zonda; or SLK? Zonda
  3. A ship/plane's side-to-side turning movement is called: Yaw; Mye; Hur; or Thair? Yaw
  4. On a QWERTY keyboard the backslash (\) shares the key with the: Colon; Asterisk; Hash; or Vertical bar? Vertical bar (or pipe, stick, obelisk, etc)
  5. What metal has the lowest boiling point? Mercury (356.73C)
  6. What is half of three-eighths? Three-sixteenths (or as a decimal 0.1875)
  7. What regal name is capital of Seychelles, and British Columbia (Canada), and is an Australian state? Victoria
  8. What area unit is an American football field, equal to 4840 sq yds, originally that a farmer and ox could plough in a day? Acre
  9. Horology is the study of: Light; Time; Coincidence; or Fear? Time
  10. The still-used ancient unit of weight equating roughly to 0.065 gms or 65 milligrams is a: Seed; Petal; Grain; or Drip? Grain (based originally on the weight of a grain of barley - grains are still used to measure bullets, arrows, dentistry gold foil and occasionally medicinal prescriptions)
  11. The photocopying technology called Xerography is named from Greek 'xero' meaning: Wet; Dry; Hot; or Black-and-white? Dry (earlier processes were typically wet)
  12. A zuchetto, from Italian zucca, pumpkin, rather like the Jewish kippah/yarmulke, is a: Crystal ball; Shooting star; Cleric's cap; or Camel cheese? Cleric's cap (notably worn by Catholic clerics including the Pope - the Jewish kippah looks similar, but serves a different purpose and is not exclusive to clerics)
  13. The saying to have one's "head in the sand" (meaning deny a threat exists) refers to the mythical antics of the: Elephant; Ostrich; Snake; or Meerkat? Ostrich (said mistakenly to bury their heads in the sand when fearful)
  14. The Wehrmacht refers historically to Germany's: Railway system; Royal palace; Armed forces; or Women? Armed forces
  15. How many pints are in a quart: 1; 2; 3; or 4? 2
  16. The 404 telephone dialling area code belongs to: Atlanta (Georgia USA); London; The Moon; or Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Atlanta (Georgia USA)
  17. Which organization launched the Mates condom brand in 1987: Virgin; Sky; Trump Industries; or The Vatican? Virgin
  18. The Azores are: West Pacific winds; South American tides; North Atlantic volcanic islands; or Sunburn blisters? North Atlantic volcanic islands (autonomous regions of Portugal)
  19. Weimaraner ('vymaraana') pointer/gun dogs are typically distinctively: Spotted; Striped; Grey/gray; or Hairless? Grey/gray
  20. In Catholicism, match these skullcaps correctly: Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, Priest - Purple, White, Black, Red? Pope - White, Cardinal - Red, Bishop - Purple, Priest - Black

 

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