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  1. The unit of measurement replaced by the yard in 11th century England was the: Stick; Mace; Wand; or Spell? Wand
  2. Leprechauns originate in the folklore of: Scotland; Ireland; Germany; or Brazil? Ireland
  3. JM Barrie's creation 'Neverland' is associated with: Holidays; Childhood; Loans; or Chocolate? Childhood (in the Peter Pan stories - a place where children do not grow up)
  4. The 1979 Great Oil Sniffer Hoax prompted what French corporation to waste $150m developing an impossible 'gravity wave-based oil detection system': Elf; Hermes; Renault; or L'Oreal? Elf
  5. Igaluk (moon), Nanook (bears), and Nerrivik (sea/food provider) are mythological dieties/spirits of what mythology: Roman; Greek; Inuit; or Belgian? Inuit (or less correctly 'Eskimo')
  6. Dawn in the USA, Dreft in Holland, and Yes in Sweden equate in the UK/Europe and Australia to: Jif; Persil; Omo; or Fairy? Fairy (washing up liquid)
  7. The Aarne-Thompson classification of c.2500 'plots' is used in analysis of: Folkloristics; Conjuring; Gardening; or Pantomime? Folkloristics (study of folklore, folk tales, fairy stories, etc)
  8. 'Fairy rings' (dark circles of grass in a field or lawn) are caused by: Moles; Mushrooms; Rotted treestumps; or Nobody knows? Mushrooms
  9. It is suggested that Professor Flitwick used fairies as Christmas lights at: Trafalgar Square; Times Square; Hogwarts; or On The Good Ship Lollipop? Hogwarts
  10. A popular old joke format entails the protagonist(s) being given (How many? What?) by a supernatural being: Two; Three; Four; Legs; Wishes; or Bananas? (two answers required) Three Wishes
  11. Futuristic children's author Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) created: Willy Wonka; The Wizard of Oz; The Hobbit; or Ghostbusters? The Wizard of Oz
  12. What is a fizzy drink, spayed ferret, Kitty Pryde of X-Men, and an Austin-Healey sports car: Fanta; Kia-Ora; Sprite; or Red Bull? Sprite
  13. HC Andersen's Tommelise originated (Where?) in 1835 and became (What?) in England in 1846: India; USA; Denmark; Ikea; Mercedes; or Thumbelina? (two answers required) Denmark and Thumbelina (HC Andersen's fairy story of a tiny fairy girl)
  14. Maleficent is the main villain of Walt Disney's 1959 film: The Jungle Book; Sleeping Beauty; Fantasia; or Bambi? Sleeping Beauty
  15. Prospero rescues Ariel from a tree where he was imprisoned by Sycorax in: The Tempest; Death of a Salesman; The Mousetrap; or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof? The Tempest
  16. Which two of these are not typical suits in Tarot cards: Swords, Wings, Wands, Coins, Garlands, or Cups? (two answers required) Wings and Garlands
  17. 'La Fata dai Capelli Turchini' in Carlo Collodi's 1883 book Pinocchio, is in Disney's film: The Terrible Dogfish; Blue Fairy; Jiminy Cricket; or Geppetto? Blue Fairy ('La Fata dai Capelli Turchini' is 'The Fairy with Turquoise Hair')
  18. What is the popular alias and interest of Robin Goodfellow: Thor; Sweeny Todd; Puck; Hearth; Crops; or Hair? (two answers required) Puck and Hearth (Puck/Robin Goodfellow is a pagan guardian of the household and 'hearth')
  19. Sandman, Somnos, Morpheus, and Rip Van Winkle are all associated with: Singing; Hunting; Sleeping; or Archery? Sleeping
  20. Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather are which three of: Yellow; Green; White; Blue; or Red? (three answers required) Flora is Red, Fauna is Green, Merryweather is Blue (the three fairies in Disney's 1959 Sleeping Beauty - bonus point if you matched them correctly)
  21. The Sugar Plum Fairy features in the ballet: Romeo and Juliet; The Nutcracker; Swan Lake; or A Midsummer Night's Dream? The Nutcracker (lots more about dance and dancing, not fairies, on the big dance webpage)

 

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