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  1. What ancient Indian practice with Hatha and Raja versions has Sanskrit word origins combining union and concentration? Yoga
  2. The Brazilian Real is the national: Dance; Currency; Parliament; or Dish? Currency
  3. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are two autonomous constituent countries of: Norway; Denmark; Canada; or USA? Denmark
  4. The 2017-elected French President's newly and dramatically emerged party is abbreviated to: REM; ABBA; U2; or 10CC? REM (La Republique En Marche - also simply En Marche, or EM)
  5. The Turkish words 'ask' and 'sevgi' mean: Sun; God; Love; or Milk? Love
  6. The personal development appraisal method which includes views of co-workers about the worker concerned is popularly called "(How many degrees?) Feedback": 50; 90; 100; or 360? 360
  7. In 2017 Fraser Corsan achieved what record-breaking speed for a non-mechanized free-falling human, in a wingsuit: 93mph; 119mph; 249mph; or 23,000mph? 249mph
  8. What traditional amusement forms Wikipedia's spherical logo? Jigsaw
  9. What London street is a metonym for UK central government administration? Whitehall
  10. Schroeder and Marcy are among the perpetual children in (What?) famous creation by (Who?) from 1950-2000? (two answers required) Charlie Brown by Charles M Schulz (Schulz is also an acceptable answer)
  11. A yurt, originating/popular with central Asia nomads from c.600BC is a type of: Tent; Cart; Horse; or Sour cream drink? Tent
  12. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Shakepeare's Romeo and Juliet refer to a (What?) as an 'iron crow': White witch; Prussian general; Red wine cocktail; or Wrecking bar? Wrecking bar (also called a crowbar or jemmy, among other things - its earliest name was an iron crow, because it resembles a crow's foot)
  13. What US company founded eponymously by a German immigrant in 1853 became famous for its organs, jukeboxes and vending machines? Wurlitzer
  14. From 1935 to 1986 the Canadian silver dollar featured a: Lion; Eagle; Canoe; or Harp? Canoe
  15. What remedial word refers to the hardening of resins and cements, and the preserving of meat, etc., by salting or drying etc? Cure (or curing)
  16. What is the fourth root of 16? 2 (2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16)
  17. 'Sayonara' is an Americanized Japanese word for what? Goodbye
  18. 'Commensurate' means: Early; Proportionate; Opinionated; or Working class? Proportionate
  19. Italian Maria Montessori (1870-1952) developed her famous eponymous method for (What?) at her La Casa Dei Bambini: Education; Childbirth; Cooking; or Tattooing? Education (based on developing natural ability rather than driven by academic instruction)
  20. Associated with French philosophical enlightenment 17-18thC, a hosted gathering of people for discussion and learning was/is a: Kitchen; Salon; Studio; or Study? Salon
  21. Folder paper named after the Philippines city where local hemp was first used to make it is: White; Pink; Buff; or Green? Buff (the paper and city is Manila)
  22. What Jewellery firm founded 1842 in St Petersburg famous for its eggs was nationalised by the Bolsheviks in 1918? Fabergé (House of Fabergé)
  23. What is the grammatical term for a short phrase contradiction in terms: Oxymoron; Palindrome; Pilcrow; or Plagiarism? Oxymoron (eg: open secret, sweet sorrow, tough love - see lots more fascinating grammatical curiosities)
  24. The abbreviation SWOT analysis stands for what? Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats (see SWOT analysis)
  25. Match these countries to their internet top-level-domains: Switzerland, China, Canada, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) - .ci .ca. ch .cn ? Switzerland = .ch , China = .cn , Canada = .ca , Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) = .ci

 

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