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  1. Name the three colours of Norway's flag, in order of its background, cross, and cross outline? Red, Blue, White (or Indigo = Blue)
  2. In the Christian Church of England, the title 'The Very Reverend' usually suggests what job title, also called a 'cathedral provost'? Dean
  3. Name the famous mother, and probable famous father of (nominally) Egypt's last pharaoh, Ptolemy XV (47-30BC)? Cleopatra and Julius Caesar (fully Cleopatra VII Philopator and Gaius Julius Caesar - Ptolemy XV, fully Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, more commonly Caesarion, meaning 'little Caesar', or Ptolemy Caesar - reigned in a nominal, never properly empowered, and soon extinguished sense, after Cleopatra's death on 12 August 30BC, until his own death on 23 August 30 BC)
  4. What, alternatively called milk acid, is produced in the human body in power exercises? Lactic acid (or lactate)
  5. The word 'salubrious' means: Healthy; Pornographic; Secretive; or Cheap? Healthy (or health-giving, or commonly in referring to a place it means well-kept and in good condition - from Latin salus, health)
  6. The Millau Viaduct over the river Tarn valley near Millau in southern France holds what global bridge record (at 2012) : Longest (span); Most expensive; Highest (deck); Tallest (tower); or Oldest known? Tallest (highest = highest deck height above lowest ground point below; tallest = tallest structure from base to highest point)
  7. The Latin term meaning 'among other things' is: Inter vivos; Intra muros; Inter alia; or Inter milan? Inter alia
  8. What prestigious learning institution is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US? Harvard University
  9. Yaws is a: Tropical skin disease; South American language; Northern England pudding; or US Military ceremony? Tropical skin disease
  10. The (commonly Greek/Turkish) foodstuff tzatziki (or tzadziki) comprises chiefly what two ingredients: Yoghurt and cucumber; Cream and strawberries; Chickpeas and onion; or Tomato and beans? Yoghurt and cucumber
  11. Re-order these elements of the human digestive system according to the passage of food: small intestine, stomach, esophagus/oesophagus, large intestine? esophagus/oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine
  12. The conium plant genus is better known as what poison? Hemlock
  13. Spell the dessert of egg whites and sugar: Merangue; Merringue; Meringue; or Merang? Meringue
  14. An 'R' in the educational abbreviation 'The three Rs' was historically alternatively and phonetically what, referring to 'making things'? Wroughting (and/or Wrighting - meaning making things - see the Three Rs in the acronyms page)
  15. Tuber aestivum is better known as a type of what foodstuff delicacy? Truffle (specifically the summer or Burgundy truffle)
  16. Nexus is a brandname for a tablet computer belonging to which corporation? Google
  17. The French word 'peloton' usually refers to a bunched group of competitors in what sport? Cycling (peloton means 'little ball' in French)
  18. As at 2012 Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan, a hot spring hotel in Hayakawa, Yamanashi, Japan, is officially regarded as being what world-record-holding business: Highest above sea-level; Lowest below sea-level; Oldest; or Most energy-efficient? Oldest (founded over 1300 years ago, in 705)
  19. What word in technical statistics refers to a quarterly division, and in business and other disciplines to a quarterly part? Quartile
  20. What Shakespeare play features the line, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers..."? Henry V (from the famously stirring speech of King Henry, called the St Crispin's Day Speech, prior to the Battle of Agincourt - written probably in 1599, nearly 200 years after the actual battle in 1415; the speech and its historical and dramatic context offer fine examples of motivational leadership, underpinned by effective leadership strategy - Here are some lines from the speech: "And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered, We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed, Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks, That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day.)


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