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  1. The age of the universe is generally considered to be about how many years: 10.5million; 73million; 267.6million; or 13.8billion? 13.8billion
  2. Spelter, used in soldering and brazing, and as a traditional alternative to bronze, mainly refers to the metal/alloy of: Gold; Silver; Zinc; or Mercury? Zinc
  3. The famous relationships/mutual awareness model used in leadership, abbreviated from the inventors' Christian names is called the (What?) Window: MarKev; JoHari; FreDave; or NigeLee? JoHari (see the JoHari Window Model)
  4. The popular 2002 film about an Indian Sikh girl in London defying her family to achieve great success at soccer is called 'Bend It Like ...' : A bagel; A banana; Beckham; or Blair? Beckham (noted for his ability to bend a free-kick around a defensive wall)
  5. The modern ironic term 'snackcident' (failing to resist chocolates, pizza, etc) is an example of a: Portmanteau; Metaphor; Spoonerism; or Mondegreen? Portmanteau (See the fascinating grammar/language glossary)
  6. The English Football Association banned (What?) from 1921 to 1971 at its member clubs: Pop concerts; Horse shows; Women's Football games; or Meat pies? Women's Football games (The FA outlawed Women's Football on member clubs' pitches, because the FA viewed it as 'distasteful', although envy of large crowds that women's matches attracted has been cited as the true motivation. This led to the forming of the English Ladies Football Association and the use of rugby grounds until the ban was lifted)
  7. The female equivalent of a Sultan (Arabic/Muslim leader) is a: Queen; Empress; Consort; or Sultana? Sultana
  8. John Adair, Hersey & Blanchard, Tannenbaum & Schmidt, and Kurt Lewin are famous theorists in: Economics; Leadership; Health and Lifestyle; or Gardening? Leadership (see Leadership Theories)
  9. Name the eminent French soccer captain, famed for his ability and leadership, head of EUFA (2007-15) and FIFA presidential candidate, but banned from office Dec 2015 after a FIFA ethics investigation? Michel Platini
  10. The ancient Egyptian god of the sun is: Ma; Ra; Ta; or Bra? Ra
  11. In 2004, FIFA's President suggested that women footballers should wear: Chest protectors; Make-up; Skirts; or Tighter shorts and low cut shirts? Tighter shorts and low cut shirts (this was Sepp Blatter..)
  12. The 'BOSU ball' hemisphere fitness device stands for what three words? Both Sides Up
  13. In soccer the playing position of captain is always a midfielder - true or false? False (the captain may be any position)
  14. What does soccer's UEFA acronym stand for? Union of European Football Associations
  15. Name the Swiss football administrator who served as the eighth president of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) from 1998 to 2015 and banned from office after an ethics investigation? Sepp Blatter (Joseph "Sepp" Blatter)
  16. In association football, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi, are considered among the greatest (What?) besides among the greatest players of all time: Administrators; Football authors; Captains; or Goalkeepers? Captains
  17. The famous quantum mechanics thought experiment demonstrating that something can exist in two states (in this case alive or dead) until observed is called Schrödinger's: Cat; Dog; Fly; or Kangaroo? Cat
  18. Leicester City FC won the English Premier League Champions of 2015-16 with a team costing roughly what fraction of rivals Manchester City: Two thirds; A half; A third; or A tenth? A tenth (very roughly £50m compared to £500m - LCFC's extraordinary victory, defying odds of 5,000-1, was a remarkable lesson in the power of teamwork and leadership, over cost and reputation)
  19. The infinitely powerful 'anyone can do it' form of leadership, requiring absolutely no authority or formal position whatsoever, abbreviated to the acronym ARK, is A Random act of: Karate; Karaoke; Kindness; or Knittting? Kindness (see the ARK acronym)
  20. Mother Theresa, Florence Nightingale, Gandhi, Mandela, Dalai Lama, Buddha, Martin Luther King, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Jesus Christ are examples of a highly sophisticated modern leadership type, defined in Robert Greenleaf's 1977 book, '(What?) Leadership': Autocratic; Groupie; Servant; or Hopeful? Servant (in which the leader serves the followers - powerful stuff - see Leadership Theories)

 

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