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  1. What creature is a slang word in French for a newspaper: Canard; Chien; Chat; or Cheval?
  2. What are named after English Dr John Braxton Hicks (1823-97): Dental braces; Hiccups/hiccoughs; Cough sweets; or Contractions in pregnancy?
  3. The Destroying Angel is a fatally dangerous: Spider; Mushroom/Toadstool; Fish; or Karate blow?
  4. Provenance, originally relating to an artwork, now extending widely to other created or collectible works, refers specifically to: Value; History; Rarity; or Popularity?
  5. What is the common technical term for the contractive skin of a liquid which resists external force?
  6. What nationality (according to modern geography) was Christopher Columbus?
  7. The French word 'derailleur' is also used in English referring to a mechanism on what sort of machine?
  8. Technically what must be specified in order for a given speed to be termed a velocity?
  9. The German Bavarian occupational name Hitler (originally Hüttler) referred to a builder of: Boats; Churches; Bicycles; or Huts?
  10. What technical financial term, from Latin meaning 'it shall be', and also a major automotive brand, refers to official money/currency of a nation?
  11. What word follows either 'stone' or 'Chinese' in referring to deliberate obstruction?
  12. What is commonly said in Germany to a person who has just sneezed?
  13. What war produced the most fatalities?
  14. Screeno, Keno, and Housey-Housey are name variations of what more commonly known gambling game?
  15. What are pince-nez?
  16. What is an unrealistically optimistic person, after the title-character of Eleanor Porter's famous 1913 novel?
  17. What sweet creamy alcoholic drink is named because lawyers/barristers were said to enjoy it?
  18. With the headline 'Simply the Best' who at 73 became Vogue's oldest front cover model (April 2013 German edition)?
  19. What is the common name for the electrically excitable cells of the brain which process data via electrical and chemical signals?
  20. The old British slang to 'shop' someone, meaning to betray someone, or inform an authority of someone's wrong-doing, derives from 'shop' meaning: Reward; Witness; Prison; or Bible?


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