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  1. The term Ponzi Scheme refers to: Financial investing; Landscape gardening; Computer coding; or Military tactics? Financial investing (specifically a 'pyramid' type arrangement, typically fraudulent, in which big profits are earned by early investors from the investments of later investors, who inevitably lose money, there being little or no actual separate production or money-making activity - named after Italian fraudster Charles Ponzi, fully Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi, 1882-1949, who operated in the US and Canada in the 1920s)
  2. Parsimonious means: God-fearing; Dishonest; Slow; or Sparing? Sparing (typically unwilling to spend money or use resources - from Latin parcere, 'be sparing')
  3. The strongly featured character Alyson/Alys in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is better known as? The Wife of Bath
  4. The 'sub-kingdoms' Blastocladiomycota, Microsporidia and Dikarya belong to the kingdom of organisms commonly called what? Fungi
  5. No longer in use, the internet top level domain .gb was originally allocated to what nation/state? UK (United Kingdom - introduced in 1985, the same as allocation of the .uk TLD)
  6. What popular children's TV/toy character has a Mummy, Daddy, brother George, and cousins Chloé and Alexander? Peppa Pig
  7. Which city's metro system has lines including Pinar de Chamartín to Valdecarros and Villaverde Alto to Moncloa? Madrid (Spain - during the early 2000s the 6th largest metro system in the world)
  8. The medical condition Strabismus affects what part of the human body? Eyes (commonly called a squint, eyes point in different directions)
  9. Upton Park Football Club won what notable international award in Paris, 1900? Olympic Gold Medal
  10. With the symbol H what is the unit of inductance? Henry (after Joseph Henry, 1797–1878, American scientist)
  11. What country was created in 1949 with the local abbreviated name DDR? East Germany (or German Democratic Republic - Deutsche Demokratische Republik)
  12. In Jonathan Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels what is Gulliver's first name: Lemuel; Teneile; Makepeace; or Gary? Lemuel
  13. What word makes new words as a prefix with the words cover, line, code and ship? Hard
  14. The terms digitigrade, plantigrade, unguligrade, refer to a detail of what animal function: Walking; Eating; Sleeping, or Temperature regulation? Walking (specifically to which part of the foot contacts the ground, i.e., digitigrade = toes; plantigrade = soles; unguligrade = hooves/toetips)
  15. Phonology refers to: Music recording; Human hearing; Telecommunications; or Linguistics? Linguistics (specifically the organization of sounds in languages)
  16. Spell the widely used thermoplastic polymer: Polypropolene; Polypropylline; Polypropeline; Polypropylene? Polypropylene
  17. The abbreviated bicycle term BMX stands for what? Bicycle Motocross (see BMX in the acronyms glossary)
  18. The Periodic Table is a system for presenting what? Chemical elements
  19. Name the ancient Greek dramatist who innovated concepts such as realism and female psychology in works including Hippolytus, Electra, and Trojan Women: Euripides; Sophocles; Homer; or Aristotle? Euripides
  20. The characters 11 in the binary numeral system equate to what number? Three


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