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  1. What widely used symbol is known variously around the world by names such as monkey's tail, snail, little mouse, and asperand?
  2. The Great Train Robbery of 1963 was close to what Buckinghamshire county town, which later hosted its criminal trial?
  3. The cauliflower was first cultivated on or in the region of what island: Cyprus; Barbados; Taiwan; or Manhattan?
  4. On 1st April 1980 a 25-day riot and siege began at what UK prison?
  5. What Munich festival, claimed to be world's largest Volksfest (People's Fair), attracts over six million visitors each year?
  6. Which musician called his children Moon Unit and Dweezil?
  7. What is a maven: an expert; a female crow; a secret room; or an unbranded calf?
  8. The 'Reign of Terror', 1793-94, was a particularly violent political period in which country?
  9. Which authoress wrote the book frequently listed among the most popular ever which begins: "When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.." ?
  10. What York-based Quaker family created several substantial social reform trusts as a legacy of its chocolate business?
  11. The original Greek meaning of the word Hippodrome was what: hippopotamus noise; nightclub; horse racetrack; or hip replacement?
  12. What does a cruciverbalist make: government statements; religious ornaments; crossword puzzles; or legal judgments?
  13. The Holy See is the highest earthly authority of what religion?
  14. An expanded and renamed Schonefeld airport is a replacement for Tegel airport in which European city?
  15. What car maker's name means 'roll' in Latin?
  16. What positional characteristic do these French adjectives have in common: beau, bon, grand, petit, nouveau and joli?
  17. Whom did Maragaret Thatcher describe as "...The man who paints those dreadful pictures..."?
  18. Who is the choirmaster in the UK TV series called The Choir?
  19. In which large gland of the human body where are the Islets of Langerhans?
  20. Which actor was born Issur Danielovitch: John Wayne; Kirk Douglas; Laurence Olivier; or Brad Pitt?
  21. Au Poivre describes a dish involving what spice in its cooking or sauce?
  22. The translation of Persian poems called The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was the work of which 19th century English writer and poet?
  23. The Gaudi designed Sagrada Familia church, whose construction began in 1882 and is unlikely to finish before 2026, is in which European city?
  24. Brian Mulroney was the prime minister of which country?
  25. In 1725 Catherine the First succeeded which Russian emperor, also her husband?
  26. Giles Andreae created which popular greeting card character, also used in a Vimto advertising campaign?
  27. What is the two-handled curved blade used for mincing herbs and vegetables, which in Italian means 'half-moon'?
  28. A mohel is a Jewish man trained in the practice of what?
  29. What are the two minor suits on contract bridge?
  30. Who carried the British flag at the closing ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games?


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