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  1. The farmer in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies is Mr: McDougall; McGregor; Macdonald; or MacHinery? McGregor
  2. Greek mythology asserts that the first woman on Earth was: Venus; Hera; Eve; or Pandora? Pandora
  3. Which one of these is the more general name within which the other two are types: Sultana; Raisin; Currant? Raisin (a raisin is a dried grape - a sultana is a dried white/green grape, and a currant is technically a Zante currant/Corinth raisin, from the Black Corinth grape, which is a small 'white' grape, or actually green..)
  4. Launched 2016/17, Apple Homepod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home mainly provide: Music; Gaming; Education; or Robot baby-sitting and parenting? Music
  5. Donald Trump's May 2017 Twitter typo that became a viral conundrum was: Boobebe; Kwififi; Covfefe; or Impeecci? Covfefe
  6. The Maris Piper is a popular famous: Light aircraft; Potato; Scottish folk dance; or Plumbing manual? Potato
  7. Breteche, Machiolation, Murder-holes, Merlons and Hoarding are features of: Golf courses; Medieval castles; Cheese; or Wedding cakes? Medieval castles
  8. What does the J stand for in the household cleaning 'J-cloth' (now genericized) brand? Johnson (a 1970's registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson, the cleaning/chemicals corporation)
  9. What portmanteau word (for a video diary) is a form of publishing, done by millions of children (e.g., on YouTube), often unknown to teachers and parents? Vlogging (from Video and Log - as in Blogging, from Web/Log)
  10. Panettone is a popular Italian: Motorcycle; Lake; Bread; or Martial art? Bread (with dried fruit, associated with Christmas)
  11. What creature is a 'fashion' (style) of repeated recitation often used in learning? Parrot ('parrot-fashion')
  12. What Latin for beak is a speaking platform, from Ancient Rome's speaker Forum, decorated with the beaks of captured galleys? Rostrum
  13. Siddhārtha Gautama is simply and eponymously known as what founding religious teacher? Buddha
  14. The pastry used in eclairs and similar cakes is: Shoo; Shew, Shoe; or Choux? Choux
  15. What did Willie Walsh reveal as the actual cause of BA's catastrophic IT systems outage, stranding 75,000 passengers and grounding flights at 170 airports over a May holiday weekend 2017: Cyber-attack; Psychic phenomenon; Rats; or Someone pulled the plug out? Someone pulled the plug out
  16. 'Watergate' - the scandal causing US president Nixon's resignation in 1974 - is actually a: Book; Journalist; Building complex; or Legal term for impeachment? Building complex (in Washington DC, the location of a burglary instigated by presidential staff, subject of cover-up, which when exposed revealed further Presidential corruption and justice obstruction)
  17. Tabs, Knobs, Whimsies, and Innies and Outies feature in what table-top amusement? Jigsaw puzzles (different cut shapes in the pieces)
  18. Named after its German bacteriologist inventor, what is a flat circular transparent dish used for cultivating micro-organisms? Petri (dish)
  19. What BBC TV children's story show (1965-96) is named from a nursery rhyme, and became Cockney Rhyming slang for 'story', especially alluding to fabrications and lies? Jackanory
  20. 'Machine Learning' and 'Decision Trees' are terms in: Dr Who; Star Trek; Landscape gardening; or Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence (and computational algorithms)
  21. The time spent by people viewing YouTube videos each day (i.e., in a single day - as at 2017) collectively equates to roughly how many years: Ten; A hundred; A thousand; or 100,000? 100,000 (yes - that's a hundred thousand years....  about a billion hours every day)
  22. Spraint is the dung of the: Cat; Dog; Otter; or Rabbit? Otter
  23. Someone who shunts trains in the USA, derived from older English for an inn's groom for horses or innkeeper is a: Rustler; Whistler; Hostler; or Wrestler? Hostler (also ostler in older English)
  24. The Westermarck effect, which opposes Freudian theory, seeks to explain: War; Dreams; Playground games; or Genetic Sexual Attraction? Genetic Sexual Attraction
  25. What is the modern equivalent of Royal Navy's 1914-18 code: Apples, Butter, Charlie, Duff, Edward, Freddy, George, Harry, Ink, Johnnie, King, London, Monkey, Nuts, Orange, Pudding? Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa (the international phonetic alphabet, A-P)

 

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