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  1. According to the popular saying, "Necessity is the mother of (What?)": Nature; Disaster; Invention; or Hungry children?
  2. Pomerania (thought to be the Pomeranian dog's origins) is now largely in: Poland; Brazil; China; or Scotland?
  3. What month and geographical feature appear in the name/branding of the 2016 Olympics: Mountain; River; or Volcano; and January; March; or September?
  4. Vesper refers to (What sort of?) religious service: Morning; Evening; Winter; or Outdoor?
  5. Group these elements according to whether they formed Earth's core or crust: Silicon; Nickel; Aluminium/aluminum; Oxygen; Iron?
  6. What Anglicized French term, originally the front section of an army/naval force, describes new/experimental artistic ideas: A la carte; Avant-garde; Cordon bleu; or Vin de pays?
  7. 'Sparrow's kneecaps' and 'knots in cotton' are traditional UK-English slang for: Hailstones; Problems; Lumpy custard/gravy; or Small biceps?
  8. As suggested by its French meaning, decoupage ('day-cooparj') is decorating objects/furniture with (What?) and varnish: Feathers; Sand; Shells; or Paper/magazine cuttings?
  9. Beeswax is produced by bees to make their: Honeycomb; Wings waterproof; Stings venomous; or Baby bee food?
  10. The cells of a honeycomb are generally: Triangular; Hexagonal; Square; or Circular?
  11. Spell the word which means an individual peculiarity in the way that someone/thing behaves: Idiocincrasy; Idiosyncracy; Idiosyncrasy; or Idiosincrasy?
  12. Match these metric prefixes to their respective original Greek meanings: Mega, Giga, Tera - Monster, Great, Giant?
  13. Which two of these are technically/botanically defined as a berry: Strawberry; Raspberry; Avocado; Banana?
  14. What typographical symbol was originally used (and may still be) to mark incorrect/obsolete text, and traditionally also the wicket-keeper in a cricket teamlist/scorecard, and in military history a commander killed in action: Bullet; Hash/pound; Dagger; or At sign?
  15. The human clinical condition 'edema' (also called oedema, dropsy, and hydropsy) generally occurs as what effect: Insomnia; Sweating; Swelling; or Uncontrollable laughter?
  16. US psychologist William Sheldon's 1940s Somatotype theory (Ectomorph/Mesomorph/Endomorph) became a popular academic correlation of human personality with: Sleep; Physique; Parenting; or Kissing?
  17. Marie Rose, Thousand Island, and Russian dressings are broadly similar salad sauces typically containing which two of: Mint; Mayonnaise; Tomato; or Garlic?
  18. Match these six words to their respective meanings: Eulogy, Euphemism, Euphonium, Euphony, Euphoria, Euthanasia - Pleasing to the ear, Painless killing, Happiness, Polite alternative, Tribute, Small tuba?
  19. The Greek word/prefix 'eu' means: Well/good; Loud; Quiet; or Foreign?
  20. Which Russian novelist (1828-1910) and author of War and Peace wrote "The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him."


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