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  1. The leg and foot medical acronym RICE stands for: Rest, Ice, Compression, and: Evaporation; Elevation; Examination; or Evacuation?
  2. Aspartame, Cyclomate, Isomalt and Sucralose are food additive: Colours/colors; Sweeteners; Minerals; or Orange flavours/flavors?
  3. Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird, and Mobilegeddon are: Batman villains; Google search algorithm updates; Beethoven operas; or Harley Davidson motorbikes?
  4. The musical and spoken work Fidelio featuring only woodwind, brass, timpani, strings, and offstage trumpet is: Beethoven's only opera; A Genesis album; The longest running show in Broadway's history; or Youtube's most popular ever video?
  5. The 9th century mathematician known as Al Kwarizme ('the Man of Kwarism', now Khiva, Uzbekistan) gave his name to a maths/computing process or a set of rules called: Algebra; Algorithm; Axiom; or Abacus?
  6. What Yorkshire coastal town event gave its name to a medieval song adapted/popularized by Simon and Garfunkle, about two lovers issuing each other impossible tasks?
  7. Internecine refers to (What sort of?) destruction: Global; Mutual; Reputational; or Biblical?
  8. In music which two of these are respectively a very brief ornamental passing note (What?), and a very brief note of no pitch such as a stroke of a deadened string (What?): Phantom; Grace; Hoax; Ghost; or Silent?
  9. The bacterium Clostridium tetani causes the human muscle spasm disease Tetanus, commonly called: Stiffthumb; Lockjaw; Tensefoot; or Tightlip?
  10. Which two of these refer respectively to malicious and well-intentioned computer hackers: Red cape; Black hat; Rubber glove; White hat; or Purple nose?
  11. Name the Asian country, the South American capital city, and Canadian province in the NATO phonetic alphabet (thee answers required)?
  12. What type of machine is classified by the relative positions of the fulcrum, effort and resistance: Lever; Pulley; Pump; or Turbine?
  13. What ancient word for dysentery is also a flow of particles, magnetic field, a soldering aid, and means fluidity/change?
  14. Major, Small, Tiny, Soup Dragon, Iron Chicken, and Blue String Pudding appear in the popular Children's TV series: Tales of the Riverbank; The Clangers; Andy Pandy; or The Woodentops?
  15. This is a 'trick' question: Irrespective of volume, human muscle weighs (What?) compared with human fat: The same; Less; More; or Twice as much?
  16. The Brazilian Carnauba palm tree (called the Tree of Life) produces many materials including the "Queen of (What?)" from its leaf extract: Waxes; Tequilas; Beers; Toothpastes?
  17. What modern Western vegetable, elsewhere/historically purple and yellow, became orange in 17th century Holland, allegedly developed by the Dutch House of Orange?
  18. The Greek-derived prefix 'astro' refers to: Stars/celestial space; Speedy/fast; Vast/infinite; or Intelligence?
  19. What fictional game is played for real for fun on a footbridge over a River Medway tributary in Posingford Wood in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England?
  20. Which child diarist (1929-45) wrote - "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ?


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