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  1. The 'Periodic Table' helps our understanding of: Dining etiquette; Traditional carpentry; Chemical elements; or Seasonal Affective Disorder? Chemical elements (the listing of chemical elements, symbols, etc)
  2. King, Emperor, Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Rockhopper are types of: Seal; Crab; Penguin; or Monkey? Penguin
  3. What number on physical square keypads (e.g., non-touch-screen phones) generally has a raised dot or dash to help with impaired vision or in darkness: 3; 4; 5; or 6? 5
  4. Thermodynamics is a particular scientific study of: Heat; Vacuum; Movement; or Power? Heat
  5. Rhizoids found on certain plants are best described as: Leaves; Petals; Hairlike roots; or Bees? Hairlike roots (sometimes called 'hair roots')
  6. Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV) is better known as: Hunchback; Clubfoot; Cleft palate; or Ingrowing toenail? Clubfoot
  7. Mike Pence and Tim Kaine were: Simon and Garfunkel; Homer and Marge Simpson's voices; 2016 US Vice-President candidates; or Madonna's choreographer and hair-stylist? 2016 US Vice-President candidates
  8. Put these geological/time classifications in order of largest to smallest: Period, Epoch, Era, Eon? Eon, Era, Period, Epoch (for example: 'Prehistoric' is an Eon; within which, 'Mesozoic' is an Era; within which, 'Jurassic' is a Period; and within which, 'Dogger' is an Epoch)
  9. 'Quoth' is an old English word for: Linen; Total; Hair; or Said? Said (as in the past tense of say, like 'quoted')
  10. A Spork and a Foon are: Large birds; Tropical storms; Lofted golf clubs; or Cutlery? Cutlery (words for a combined fork and spoon)
  11. Adobe's computer file format PDF stands for '(What?) Document Format': Portable; Perfect; Printable; or Parent? Portable
  12. "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche," wongly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette before the French Revolution, is translated to mean: "Eat, drink and be merry"; "An army marches on its stomach"; "Then let them eat cake"; or "The peasants are revolting"? "Then let them eat cake" (actually from Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'Confessions', six autobiographical books written 1765, published in 1782 - when Marie Antoinette was nine - instead attributed to 'a great princess' on hearing that the stricken peasant population had no bread)
  13. Assassinated in Broadway, Manhattan, NYC, Malcolm X (Malcolm Little, 1925-65) was a famous Afro-American: Singer; Businessman; Human rights activist; or Footballer? Human rights activist (he changed his name to X as a rejection of his ancestors' enslavement and renaming)
  14. Put these styles/periods of art/design in order, oldest first: Art Nouveau, Pop Art, Surrealism, Baroque? Baroque, Art Nouveau, Surrealism, Pop Art
  15. What, containing organosulfur acid, famously often causes human urine to smell bad: Asparagus; Rhubarb; Olives; or KFC? Asparagus (containing Asparagusic acid, a form of organosulfur/organosulphur acid) 
  16. Which two of these is the word 'radar': Alliteration; Palindrome; Acronym; Conjunction; or Euphemism? Palindrome and Acronym (a palindrome is the same backwards as forwards, and an acronym is a word made from the abbreviation of a multiple-word term, see the grammar and language glossary - RADAR stands for RAdio Detection And Ranging)
  17. A spiritualist meeting especially seeking to contact the deceased is spelled: Sayance; Seyance; Saence; or Seance? Seance
  18. Elohim (also El Shaddai and El Elyon) and Krishna, are Hebrew-Christian/Hindu for: Life; Death; God; or Soul? God
  19. What 1600s English invention enabled a vast French industry: Pig-truffling; Snail domestication; Frog-genetics; or Pressure-resistant glass bottles? Pressure-resistant glass bottles (prior to which champagne commonly made bottles explode)
  20. What universal building block is defined (early 21stC) as "...having isotopes with a lifetime longer than the 10−14 seconds it takes the nucleus to form an electronic cloud..." : Gas; Electricity; An element; or Light? An element


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