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  1. What four countries have the largest populations in the world? China, India, USA, Indonesia (in that order, at 2012, although India is projected to overtake China sometime before 2030)
  2. What nation has the country code internet top-level domain (TLD) .se? Sweden
  3. The title/position of Swami represents a religious teacher in: Buddhism; Hinduism; Islam; or Catholicism? Hinduism
  4. In computer science the abbreviation hex refers to a number base of: Six; Ten; Sixteen; Sixty? Sixteen (hex stands for hexadecimal - typically using 0-9 for zero to nine, and A, B, C, D, E, F for ten to fifteen)
  5. What name is given to the age of human agricultural and technology revolution, from Greek 'new' and 'stone'? Neolithic (occurring around the world roughly between 10,000 and 5,000 BC)
  6. The Rochdale Principles guide the operation of what sort of organization? Cooperative (created by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in Rochdale, England, in 1844)
  7. What word forms new words when added as a prefix to the words Able, End, Hole, Ion, and Ray? Port
  8. With the symbol Wb what is the unit of magnetic flux? Weber
  9. What sort of creature is a killdeer: Dog; Cat; Bat; or Bird? Bird (American plover, so named because of its call)
  10. Name the vast French multinational corporation which owns the drinks brands Jacobs Creek, Beefeater, Absolut and Mumm (at 2012)? Pernod Ricard
  11. The controversially named nation Myanmar is also called controversially what? Burma (officially Republic of the Union of Myanmar)
  12. International dialling codes beginning with the number 2 are chiefly for which continent? Africa
  13. In Baptist religion, baptism is generally: Immersion for believers; Sprinkling on babies; Affusion at any age; or Ironically not required at all? Immersion for believers (hence older children and adults, not infants, - affusion means water poured on the head)
  14. What member of the Murdoch media family said in 2012, "Profit without purpose is a recipe for disaster"? Elisabeth (daughter of Rupert Murdoch, at the 2012 MacTaggart Lecture, Edinburgh International Television Festival - for interest see the ethical business 4P model)
  15. The traditional 'badge of honour/honor' title for a fully qualified surgeon/medical consultant is: Professor; Doctor; Mr (Mrs/Ms/etc); or Right honorable? Mr (or Mrs/Ms, etc)
  16. What is a hole-punch waste dot, and also an African country? Chad
  17. Labanotation is a system for coding/recording/analyzing what movement: Dressage; Human; Road traffic; or Bees? Human (notably in dance, after Hungarian dancer/theorist Rudolf Laban, who devised it in the 1920s)
  18. Which country gave diplomatic asylum/refuge to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in 2012? Ecuador
  19. A 3-seater tandem bicycle is called a: Tridem; Ridem; Random; or Tandem? Tandem (the word tandem refers to the front-rear linear seating arrangement, not to the number of seats - any number of seats on a bike arranged front-to-rear is called a tandem)
  20. Kinesics is more commonly known as what form of communication? Body language (see body language)


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