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  1. Who is (at 2012) the only person to have won a Nobel Prize for physics and chemistry?
  2. Venerable means greatly: Respected; Religious; Cautious; or Desired?
  3. What colour/color is the Swiss cheese Gruyère: White; Orange; Yellow; or Green?
  4. What automotive manufacturer's badge logo has since 1925 featured a diamond, mostly as an 'impossible optical illusion' geometric 3D frame?
  5. Approximately what is the surface temperature of the Sun, in degrees centigrade: 550; 5,500; 55,000; or 5.5m?
  6. What name is given to the infraclass of mammals which carry their young in a pouch?
  7. What nationality (unchanged from birth) was the founding modernist and realism playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)?
  8. Chinese corporation Huawei, controversially blacklisted in 2012 by the US Government Intelligence Committee, is (at 2012) the world's largest equipment manufacturer in which sector: Telecoms; Armaments; Medical; or Catering?
  9. Spell the sexually transmitted disease: Chlamydea; Chlomydia; Chlamidya; or Chlamydia?
  10. What medical word refers to an inflamed throat, from the Greek word for throat?
  11. Roughly how many thousand metres is the average cruising altitude of a commercial airliner: 7; 12; 18; or 20?
  12. In what US state was 'Custer's Last Stand'?
  13. The Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) pioneered and made his vast fortune in which industry in late 1800s USA?
  14. What is the English translation of the German news magazine title Der Spiegel?
  15. Surface, Fire and Nexus are brands/models of what modern (2010s) consumer product?
  16. The flamboyant Australian Darren Lyons controversially bought back his bankrupt agency business assets in 2012 to continue trading in what industry: Plastic surgery; Concert promotion; Celebrity representation; or Paparazzi pictures?
  17. Monrovia is a: London district; Hobbit kingdom; Landrover model; or African capital city?
  18. What puzzle, meaning 'single number' in Japanese, requires the completion of a grid so that each column, row and 3x3 box contain the numbers 1-9?
  19. What Caribbean nation is considered the first black-led republic in the world?
  20. The retail expression 'Dark Store' refers to a shop premises designed/converted for what purpose?


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