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  1. The famous 1898 Neapolitan song/title "’O sole mio", adapted later as Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never", means: Now or never; Never again; My sunshine; or Just one Cornetto? My sunshine
  2. Spanish Cava equates to French: Caviar; Snails; Champagne; or Kissing? Champagne
  3. By a considerable margin the biggest-selling album in history is: Thriller; The Sound of Music; Abba's Greatest Hits; or Oops!... I Did It Again? Thriller (Michael Jackson, 47m at 2017)
  4. The logo of the website WikiLeaks is an hourglass containing: 183 stick-people; Two globes; Dirty water; or Alphabet soup? Two globes
  5. Turbinado, Muscovado, Granulated, and Castor are types of culinary: Oil; Salt; Sugar; or Ice? Sugar
  6. An algorithm is a self-contained sequence of actions in: Fitness/gymn-work; Mathematics/computing; Geological decay; or Scary movies? Mathematics/computing
  7. Who originated 'Casanova' to mean a womanizer or enthusiastic male lover: Charles Dickens; William Shakespeare; Jackie Collins; or Giacomo Casanova? Giacomo Casanova (1725-98, Italian author, adventurer and socialite, whose autobiography Histoire de ma vie [Story of My Life] told of his amorous exploits and is regarded as a major source of the customs of 18thC Europe)
  8. Pince-nez are a type of: Shoes; Trousers; Spectacles; or Bra? Spectacles ('pinch-nose' - popular in the 1800s, lacking side-arms or 'temples' that grip to the head or behind ears)
  9. The children's card game and exclamation of accidental duplication is: Snap; Crackle; Pop; or Flip? Snap
  10. Named after its designer, a Satoshi is 0.00000001 (a hundred-millionth) of a: US Dollar; Japanese Yen; Euro; or Bitcoin? Bitcoin
  11. Which two of of these are not common 'Franglais' (English adopted into French language): Le weekend; Le jogging; Le shopping; L'underwear; Les carpet slippers; or Les baked beans? (two answers required) L'underwear and Les carpet slippers
  12. The traditional/original Aldi supermarket logos do not contain: Red; White; Blue; or Green? Green
  13. The past French colony and 4th largest island in the world whose wildlife is 90% exclusive, is: Borneo; Madagascar; Greenland; or Honshu? Madagascar
  14. The biblical metaphor referring to something that covers or obscures a problem is a (What?) leaf: Clover; Oak; Fig; or Tea? Fig
  15. Since 1300s the traditional mustard of which nation is named/made from the town of Dijon: Spain; France; Germany; or USA? France
  16. Long-standing international banking response to the 2008 financial collapse is called: Qualitative; Quantitative; Quaratined; Funding; Easing; or Pleasing? (two answers required) Quantitative Easing
  17. Russian-American Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972) eponymously and famously invented: Synthetic diamonds; Circus entertainment; Helicopters; or Ice-hockey? Helicopters (and fixed-wing aircraft)
  18. Considered the finest maker in history, Italian Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) produced how many what: 12; 960; 14,000; Penny-farthing bicycles; Violins; or Fountain pens? (two answers required) 960 Violins (of which about 550 survive - he also made cellos and harps etc)
  19. The cover of Pink Floyd's 'Animals' album features what controversial building, and what giant inflatable (escaping during filming causing cancelled flights at Heathrow): Battersea Power Station; The Eiffel Tower; The Kremlin; Elephant; Teddy bear; or Pig? (two answers required) Battersea Power Station and Pig (apparently the giant pig eventually landed in a field in Kent causing a farmer to complain that it had frightened his cows..)
  20. Match these occupational surnames to their trades: Cooper; Fletcher; Ferrero; Kramer - Arrows; Merchant; Barrels; Ironsmith? Cooper = Barrels, Fletcher = Arrows, Ferrero = Ironsmith, Kramer = Merchant

 

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