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  1. The Christian Saint Christopher is most commonly depicted carrying what across a swollen river: A Blind Beggar; A Prostitute; Jesus Christ; or A Sick Lion?
  2. The beat of what aptly titled 1970s disco hit is suggested by the British Heart Foundation (and others) as an ideal CPR rhythm?
  3. The famous BBC Greenwich Meantime hourly signal 'pips' are closest to which musical note (according to ISO 16)?
  4. Name the autonomous region of NE Spain which periodically is subject to strong independence lobbying?
  5. Tetrachloroethylene is better known as (its most common form): Dry-cleaning fluid; Vehicle brake fluid; Correction fluid; or Fluid on the knee?
  6. Name the mountain village in SE France predicted to survive/offer escape from the world's ending on 21 Dec 2012?
  7. DNA evidence supports the idea that what people were the original colonizers of North America: Asians; South Americans; Europeans; or Africans?
  8. Spell: Reconassance; Reconnossance; Reconaissance; or Reconnaissance;
  9. Earliest human use of fire for cooking has been dated at how many years ago: 10,000; 100,000; One million; or Ten million?
  10. What is the common name for the chemical process by which glue, varnish, filler, etc., hardens when polymer chains become linked following UV radiation, mixing, heat, etc?
  11. The word sapien in homo sapien refers to being: Vocal; Tool-using; Wise; or Erect?
  12. What country originated the international GOST standards for regulating design, brandnames, etc., administered by the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification?
  13. Cholera is an infection in the human: Brain; Eyes; Small intestine; or Bladder?
  14. QR, Aztec, Cyber, and Data Matrix are types of what?
  15. Name the judicial process by which convicted offenders meet with their victims to apologise and potentially make amends for their crimes?
  16. 'Squidgygate' referred in the popular press to controversy surrounding illicitly recorded and leaked conversations between which two people (two answers required)?
  17. Which one of these characters is (at 2012) represented by the three tallest statues in the world: Buddha; Christ; Woman (holding sword or something else); or A Political Leader?
  18. What Florentine character was chosen (ironically, in light of 2012 doping scandals) as official mascot for the 2013 World Road Cycling Championships?
  19. The word trek was first used in: Africa; Sci-fi; Sport; or Railways?
  20. What drug has the chemical formula C20H26N2O?


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