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  1. Which famous London railway station is located on a bridge over the River Thames: Blackfriars; London Bridge; Kings Cross; or Waterloo?
  2. 'Lorem ipsum' (from Latin delorem ipsum, 'pain itself'') is: Red cabbage; Legal term for theft; The period/full stop; or Jumbled Latin 'placeholder' text in draft documents/graphics?
  3. A troubadour (11-13thC France) was originally a: Bullfighter; Swordsman; Horseman; or Singing poet?
  4. Czech Emil Zatopek (1922-2000) is a famously brilliant: Financier; Distance runner; Architect; or Psychiatrist?
  5. What is the 2015-originating portmanteau term referring to the UK leaving the EU?
  6. The German 'dachshund' means '(What?) dog': Fox; Rabbit; Horse; or Badger?
  7. The human hormone Ghrelin (also called Lenomorelin) is known as the '(What?) hormone': Love; Hunger; Intelligence; or Laughing?
  8. Acid rain is generally caused by which two of these emissions: Carbon dioxide; Sulphur dioxide; Nitrogen oxide; or Hydrogen cyanide?
  9. Panama disease destroys what crop: Beetroot; Bananas; Strawberries; or Peas?
  10. The UK billionaire called for Parliamentary questioning (2016) about his governance of the collapsed BHS company is Sir Philip: Green; Brown; Black; or Pink?
  11. Professor Pat Pending, the Arkansas Chuggabug, and the Ant Hill Mob feature in which popular 1968-69 17-episode TV cartoon series?
  12. Spell the typographical 'star' symbol: Asterix; Astorix; Asterisk; or Asterics?
  13. The logo on the famous Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife is a (What?) in a shield: Cross; Mountain; Knife; or Star?
  14. The large 14-35inch elastic plastic exercise ball developed in 1963 by Aquilino Cosani, is called a (What?) ball: Swiss; Dutch; French; or Spanish?
  15. The salad condiment comprising oil and vinegar, often reddened with parika and tomato, popularized/produced first in the 1950s is '(What?) dressing': German; French; Power; or Croix?
  16. Which newspaper remains shunned in Liverpool UK due to its grossly false reporting of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster?
  17. Which two of these countries are not in Africa: Libya; Colombia; Sudan; Paraguay; Chad; or Angola?
  18. What 1940s-originating word meaning 'take a quick look around' derives from British military slang from Arabic 'safa', 'try to see': Shifty; Shufti; Shafty; or Shanty?
  19. An increasing human/animal health hazard in Europe is the 'Oak Processionary (What?)': Caterpillar; Mouse; Squirrel; or Woodpecker?
  20. The 'Tex-Mex' dish fajita is a essentially (What?) in a (What?) (two answers required): Grilled meat; Boiled fish; Tomato; Rice pudding; Tortilla flatbread; or Potato omelette?


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