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  1. What famous London addresses have these postcodes: SW1A 1AA and SW1A 2AA?
  2. The words 'domo arigato' mean 'thank you' in what language?
  3. What alliterative two-word term describes a product or service sold at less than cost, typically to encourage customers to buy other more profitable products/services?
  4. What hit song by the Crash Test Dummies comprised four three-letter words all containing the same letter?
  5. What year is represented by the Roman numerals MCMXCIX?
  6. What stage character is based on a real life medieval merchant, politician and Mayor of London?
  7. What country was previously called Abyssinia?
  8. The Evzones (meaning 'well-girded', a word apparently first recorded by Homer) are an elite ceremonial infantry unit in which European country?
  9. What ironic term describes the practice of business executives visiting the factory floor or other front-line work, abbreviated to MBWA?
  10. What two-colour scarf did David Beckham wear in support of the anti-Glazer campaign when leaving the Old Trafford pitch after playing for Milan in their European Championship defeat by Manchester United?
  11. What is the state capital of Western Australia?
  12. A copita is a glass traditionally used for drinking what?
  13. What British newspaper ('accidentally' due to a 'miscommunication') published a recklessly defamatory article against Facebook headlined: "I posed as a 14-year-old girl on Facebook. What followed will sicken you."
  14. The British bingo call "Doctor's Orders" stands for what number?
  15. Mg is the symbol of which chemical element: Manganese, Magnesium, Mercury, or Molybdenum?
  16. Who was made Archbishop of Capetown in 1986?
  17. Put these American presidents in order, earliest first: Reagan, Eisenhower, Carter, Washington, Nixon, Lincoln?
  18. The 1797 Treaty of Campo Formio was signed by Napoleon Bonaparte of France and Count Ludwig von Cobenzl of which country?
  19. The Orinoco river meets the sea on which country's coast?
  20. A square hectare of land would have sides of how many metres each?
  21. In marketing and business, 'Me-too' products are what: copies of other suppliers' successful products; successful due to word-of-mouth referral; endorsed by the Queen; or for use by a whole family?
  22. Lazar Ludwick Zamenhof invented which language?
  23. What are flews: the hanging upper lips of dogs such as bloodhounds; routes taken by migrating birds; a respiratory disease; or secret compartments in a lady's handbag?
  24. What is the square root of 225?
  25. What is the full name of the leading scientific and technological research university referred to as MIT?
  26. Which two of his wives survived King Henry the Eighth?
  27. Which British politician's epitaph reads: "I may not have succeeded in halting the war but I did secure the right of Parliament to decide on war" ?
  28. On a chess board at the start of play what piece is between the queen and its closest knight?
  29. What term describes computer software or its code which is free to use and adapt, based on a philosophy of improvement through sharing and collaboration?
  30. The work of which artist inspired HR Geiger's design of the monster in the Alien film?
  31. A monorchid has one what?
  32. Winnipeg is the capital city of which Canadian province?
  33. What is the seven or nine branch candelabrum, of which the Jewish hanukiah (or chanukkiyah) is a type?
  34. In golf what slang refers to a free extra stroke sometimes allowed informally after a poor shot, typically off the first tee?
  35. A logomachy is a dispute over what?
  36. Stonehenge is in which UK county?
  37. What is a fumarole: an opening in the earth's surface emitting steam and gases; an argument about a bar bill, a Swiss chocolate cake; or male theatrical part played by an actress?
  38. Blenny, damsel, hamlet, goby and grunt are varieties of what living things?
  39. What is the Hindi greeting and salutation also used by many Westerners engaging in Indian cultural activities and philosophies?
  40. Suggestions from the 'politically correct' community occasionally call for what creative group process to be renamed 'Thought Showers'?

 

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