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  1. Typically urban, 'Parkour' is (now recognised officially in the UK as) a: Religion; Sport; African republic; or Children's texting language? Sport (equating to 'freerunning', i.e., running and jumping acrobatics, usually in an urban environment - the term parkour is from 'from parcours du combattant', a French military obstacle course/training discipline)
  2. Hypoglycemia refers to: High anxiety; Low blood sugar; Hot flush; or Cold sweat? Low blood sugar
  3. Which nation, the biggest beer market globally, makes Snow Beer, since 2008 the best-selling beer in the world: USA; Australia; China; or Germany? China (as at 2017)
  4. In law, 'null' and 'nullify' refer to what value/significance: Uncertain; Major; Conditional; or Zero? Zero (equating to nil, or void, and the verb to invallidate, also used in a general sense - from Latin ne, not and ullus, any)
  5. Cavatappi is Italian for: Bar-snacks; Wine-waiter; Corkscrew; or Drunk? Corkscrew
  6. What male body part is named from Ancient Greek "one who stands before" or "protector": Foreskin; Glans; Prostate; or Testicle? Prostate
  7. Spell the word (meaning a pause): Hiaetos; Hiatus; Hiaitas; or Hyatas? Hiatus (from Latin hiare, gap)
  8. Bronze is generally considered an alloy of which two of: Gold; Copper; Iron; Tin; or Potassium? (two answers required) Copper and Tin (typically mainly copper and 10-12% tin)
  9. Iron, St George's, Ankh (Egyptian), Coptic, and Celtic are types of: Canal barges; Smoking pipes; Crosses; or Boiler-making rivets? Crosses
  10. Rillettes, originating/common in central France, is a type of: Ski-ing on wheels; Street juggling; Pâté; or Stairs carved into rock? Pâté (typically salted pork, but may be other meats or fish)
  11. US cyber-security analysis in 2017 found most serious IT/web system outages are caused by: China; Russia; Independent hackers; or Squirrels? Squirrels
  12. The streets of 1880s London were polluted by c.500 tons of (What?) every day: Cigarette-ends; Old newspapers; Horse dung; or Chewing gum? Horse dung (from 50,000 transportation horses each producing 7-15kg dung/day)
  13. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon, and António Guterres, have all headed: NATO; FIFA, The United Nations; or The BBC? The United Nations
  14. In James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 book The Last of the Mohicans, the character Hawk-Eye is also called 'La Longue Carabine', which means 'The Long...': Nose; Tongue; Hair; or Rifle? Rifle
  15. What gas is used in making creamy beers such as draught Guinness: Nitrogen; Oxygen; Helium; or Radon? Nitrogen
  16. The Tennis Championships 'open' era (beginning 1968) refers to (What?) players being allowed to compete in Grand Slams and the Davis Cup: Amateur; Professional; Female; or Left-handed? Professional
  17. The trade name 'plumber' derives from Latin for: Brass; Lead; Copper; or Spanner? Lead (plumbum)
  18. Since about 1998 the website Go.com has been a confusing vehicle of: British Airways; The Walt Disney Company; The Vatican; or FIFA? The Walt Disney Company
  19. A porter is a traditional style of: Sea shanty (maritime song); Executive briefcase; Seaside holiday; or Dark strong beer? Dark strong beer (the first type to be brewed commercially/popularly in the UK)
  20. Devised by one of Napoleon's officers, c.1795, modern pencil cores are a blend of which two of: Clay; Graphite; Lead; Iron; or Sugar? (two answers required) Clay and Graphite (invented by Nicolas-Jacques Conté due to blockades and scarcity of English/German pure graphite core material... the clay enables varying hardness/darkness - less clay = harder lighter pencil)

 

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