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  1. Technically, linen is made from: Flax; Wool; Feathers; or Oil?
  2. What Indonesian-originating dried flower buds are traditionally stuck into an orange to make a pomander: Cloves; Cumin; Coriander; or Mustard?
  3. A macchiato is a type of: Judo throw; Espresso coffee; Hatchback car; or Closely trimmed beard?
  4. Pyrimidine dimer, a form of skin damage, is a technical consequence of: Foot blisters; Underwear chafing; Sunburn; or Carpet burns?
  5. What is the largest planet in the Solar System: Jupiter; Mercury; Mars; or Earth?
  6. Myrrh and Frankincense, of Biblical gift fame, are both aromatic/medicinal resins from: Squashed insects; Tree sap; Bird saliva; or Crushed bananas?
  7. What drink is named from old German meaning swallow: Schnapps; Lager; Vodka; or Wine?
  8. Popular on ceremonial and traditional military clothing, a Chinese frog, or 'frogging' is a: Holster; Sash; Brass button; or Braided fastener?
  9. The English tradition of wassailing/wasselling is singing carols for money, and also singing to (What?) to prompt healthy growth/productivity: Cows; Sheep; Cider-apple orchards; or Human babies?
  10. Usually ceramic, used c.10,000-2,000BC, pithos and amphora are respectively large/smaller: Fireplaces; Storage containers; Roof tiles; or Swimming pools?
  11. The Afroasiatic language Coptic was which nation's until the 17th century: Egypt; Russia; Brazil; or China?
  12. The obelus symbol is commonly known as the (What?) sign in mathematics: Division; Multiplication; Addition; or Equals?
  13. A gauge from 14 (small) to 1 (medium) then to 000 (large) is used for: Knitting needles/pins; Aviation engines; European letterboxes; or Apples?
  14. Litotes ('lie-toe-tees') refers to an ironic or understated expression using a: Weather feature; Double negative; Metaphorical animal; or Ridiculously high humber?
  15. What is the cube root of a million: 333,333; 100,000; 100; or 10?
  16. Liturgical refers to what quality: Purity; White; Black; or Religious worship?
  17. What invertebrate is consistently proven to possess surprisingly high intelligence: Slug; Jellyfish; Leech; or Cuttlefish?
  18. Playing music/video online in 'real time' without downloading it is called: Cascading; Brooking; Streaming; or Dripping?
  19. The 2010 3rd-placed X-Factor act manufactured by Simon Cowell to be a $billion global phenomenon is (What? What?): Street; One; X; S; Seven; Liberty; Direction; Heaven; or Club?
  20. The famous Italian/Latin saying, based on the Biblical quote ‘Seek and you shall find’ is: Cerca Trova; Et Cetera; Nota Bene; or Ad Lib?

 

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