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- Which of these is the only coastal capital city of South America: Santiago; Lima; Brasilia; Buenos Aires? Lima
- The poodle dog/name originated in Germany from association with: Shaving; Water; Circuses; or Dung? Water (from German pudelhund and pudeln, splash in water)
- In Europe which dangerous natural phenomenon exists only in Portugal, Norway, Iceland, Italy and the Canary Islands: Malaria; Volcanoes; Typhoons; or Bears? Volcanoes (Santorini's volcanic crater in Greece is a caldera not a volcano)
- In maths the cube root of an eighth is a: Sixty-fourth; Half; Ninth; or Three-quarters? Half (1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/8, or 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.125 = an eighth)
- Richard Adams' 1972 anthropomorphic novel Watership Down is about a colony of: Ducks; Kangaroos; Rabbits; or Neanderthals? Rabbits
- 1960s Thamesmead social housing estate in SE London was the main location for the film: A Clockwork Orange; Thunderball; Batman Returns; or Taxi Driver? A Clockwork Orange
- The Battle of Jutland was the only (What?) battle of the 1st World War: Air; Tank; Naval; or Cavalry? Naval (both Britain and Germany claimed victory - Britain suffered more losses but retained control of the North Sea)
- Lent (Latin Quadragesima) is traditionally a Christian religious fast of how many days: 12; 21; 40; or 52? 40 (Quadragesima means fortieth)
- The expression 'Book him Dano' (urging action/reprimand) originated 1960-80s in: The Rocky Horror Show; Hawaii Five-O; Opportunity Knocks; or The Flintstones? Hawaii Five-O (said at the end of most episodes when the criminal was apprehended)
- In May 2016 the world record for 'planking' (a stress position on toes and forearms) was set at: 45mins; 93mins; 2.5hrs; or 8hrs? 8hrs (by Chinese policeman Mao Weidong - eight hours, one minute and one second)
- Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did what in May 1953: Invented Aspirin; First ascent of Everest; Flew faster than the speed of sound; or Discovered the first oil in USA? First ascent of Everest
- Baklava, a food in Turkish/Central-West Asian cuisine, is a type of: Salad; Pastry; Stew; or Fish soup? Pastry (with nuts and honey)
- What iconic British brand of matches and tobacco smoking materials is the Roman goddess of the hearth/fire? Vesta
- Grévy's, Grant's, Chapman's, and the extinct Quagga, are varieties of: Lion; Gorilla; Zebra; or Hippopotamus? Zebra
- Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), first identified in willow bark by Hippocrates c.400BC, is better known as what a genericized trademark: Aspirin; Heroin; The (birth control) Pill; or Sugar? Aspirin (see more fascinating genericized trademarks)
- What Anglicized German word originally from 'harm-joy' refers to pleasure derived from misfortunes of others? Schadenfreude
- The Latin word via originally meant: Travel; Road; Map; or Visit? Road
- Anthropomorphic means: Australian; Prehistoric; Feathered; or Human characteristics given to something non-human? Human characteristics given to something non-human (see anthropomorphism and many more fascinating words in the grammar and language glossary)
- The Anglicized Italian portmanteau word chiaroscuro refers to a painting style of: Animals and children; Light and dark; Happy and sad; or Fruit and vegetables? Light and dark (from chiaro, clear, and oscuro, obscure)
- Match these South American capitals to their countries: Santiago, Lima, Brasilia, Buenos Aires - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru? Santiago Chile; Lima Peru; Brasilia Brazil; Buenos Aires Argentina
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