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  1. The term 'art house' most widely refers to a genre of: Cinema film; Pottery; Sculpture; or Mime?
  2. Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, and New York City have since 2006 hosted five annual championship 'majors' of what sporting event?
  3. A 'supermassive (what?)' is generally believed to be at the centre/center of the (our) Milky Way galaxy: Black Hole; Red Giant, White Dwarf; or Blue Planet?
  4. A geis (plural geasa) is a curse or taboo in which national mythology/language?
  5. A study published in 2012 (by the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) found that prolonged use of what tended to produce chronic ongoing tension headaches in sufferers: Earphones; Electric toothbrushes; Mobile phones; or Painkillers?
  6. Mount Danxia, the World Heritage Site containing spectacular red-striped sandstone landscape, including two bizarrely realistic (male and female) phallic rock formations, is in which country?
  7. A Podiatrist is traditionally more commonly called a: Ventriloquist; Ophthalmologist; Chiropodist; or Brain surgeon?
  8. George Entwistle became director general of which global corporation in Sept 2012?
  9. The preparation of what entails scoring (or slashing or docking) it with a 'lame' (pronounced 'lahm') before baking?
  10. Hyponatremia/hyponatraemia is a problematical reduction of what in human blood serum: Sodium; Water; Glucose; or Oxygen?
  11. What famous toys and games brand (founded London 1760) did French corporation Groupe Ludendo buy for £60m in 2012?
  12. What word/symbol appears at the 12 o'clock position on the traditional ipod click wheel?
  13. Manolete, Belmonte, Gallito and Tomas are famous names from what discipline?
  14. Put these concepts in order (strict historical founding), earliest first: Christianity, Shamanism, Islam, Buddhism?
  15. Named from Spanish, 'Land of Fire', what archipelago is the closest land mass to the Antarctic Penninsular?
  16. What meat jelly dish is named from a French snakelike association?
  17. Name the Russian feminist rock-protest group, three of whom were jailed for two years in 2012 for performing an anti-state song in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour?
  18. What commonly used English Latin expression means literally 'so' or 'thus' or 'in this manner', and generally refers to a quoted error?
  19. What SI unit (International System of Units) of measurement is defined as "The amount of substance that contains an equal number of elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012kg of the isotope carbon-12": Mole; Mare; Man; or Mule?
  20. An actuary specialises in assessing: Insurance risks; Real estate value; Cause of death; or Divorce settlements?


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