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- What in the world is at Zero Degrees Latitude and Zero Degrees Longitude: North Pole, South Pole; NATO HQ; or A weather observation buoy? A weather observation buoy (floating in the Gulf of Guinea, off West Africa - at the intersection of the Equator and Prime Meridian)
- The first most popular book of seven from CS Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-56) is The Lion, The Witch and the: Table; Armchair; Bed; or Wardrobe? Wardrobe
- Under normal Earth sea-level conditions water boils at how many degrees centigrade: Zero; 32; 100; or 212? 100
- The term 'histrionics', referring to excessive emotion, is Latin 'histrion', meaning: Historian; Politician; Acrobat; or Actor? Actor
- Kangchenjunga, Nanda Devi, and Kamet are the three (What? of Where? - two answers required): First rulers; Highest mountains; Top security prisons; India; Australia; or Game of Thrones? Highest mountains of India
- Spell the word for a type of neck pendant: Medalian; Medallian; Medalion; or Medallion? Medallion
- A spoken error, considered perhaps more truthful than the intended word(s), is called a '(What?) slip': Jungian; Freudian; Dickensian; or Shakespearian? Freudian (after psychoanalyst/theoriest Sigmund Freud)
- Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), author of 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'Green Eggs and Ham', is most famous in what literary genre: Crime/thrillers; Chick lit; Horror; or Children's? Children's
- Roughly what is the volume of a ball 10 inches wide (in cubic inches): 105; 162; 524; or 2,500? 524 (523.6, or more accurately 523.59878)
- The name of which famous island borough, also a cocktail and Woody Allen film, derives from Lenape Native American Indian, land owners until Dutch settler acquisition, 1626? Manhattan (originally from words meaning 'island of many hills')
- The popular informal term for a circus is The Big: Hat; Ring; Top; or Bottom? Top (referring to the traditional high tents used when circus began touring popularly in the mid-1800s)
- What is the diameter of the world in kilometres: 12,742 19,008; 27,783; or 652,500? 12,742 (or 7,918 miles)
- From Latin meaning 'small room' what are the 'building blocks of life' and smallest units able to replicate independently? Cell (or cells, from Latin cella)
- Ptolemy (AD100-170), Roman/Egyptian, was a famous: Writer; Battle; City; or Flood? Writer (Claudius Ptolemy in full - also an astronomer, geographer and mathematician)
- Match these equating French/English word pairs: Aussi, Bientot, Jamais, Toujours, Soon, Never, Always, Also? Aussi - Also, Bientot - Soon, Jamais - Never, Toujours - Always
- What bodily substance containing electrolytes, glycoproteins, and enzymes performs main functions in: Taste, Digestion, and Lubrication? Saliva
- The central financial City of London is known as the (What?) Mile: Money; Murder; Square; or Crooked? Square
- The Gaelic-originating surname prefix Mac or Mc meant originally: Elder; Son; Daughter; or Red-haired? Son (commonly extended to 'son of' although the 'of' was often reflected in an adaptation of the name which followed the Mac/Mc)
- Martha's Vinyard, south of Cape Cod, is a famous: Racetrack; Mountain range; Vacation island; or School for Popes? Vacation island (very affluent, off Massachusetts USA)
- Insert the missing term in this reducing metric prefix sequence: Centi, Milli, Micro, (What?), Pico, Femto: Nano; Mega; Kilo; or Giga? Nano (see the fascinating metric prefixes)
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