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  1. What is the main ingredient of the modern breakfast food and energy bar called granola: Rice; Potato; Oats; or Coconut?
  2. As at 2013 what country boasted the four most profitable banks in the world?
  3. What term refers to the off-putting banter directed by bowlers/fielders to opposing batsmen on a cricket pitch?
  4. London's aptly renamed 42-floor 'Tower 42' has a footprint equating to the triangulated-chevrons logo of which original owner?
  5. The rights to which famous character were sold by creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to Detective Comics for $130 in 1937?
  6. The Bugatti car logo features which reversed capital letter in a ligature with B, standing for the founder (Bugatti's) first name?
  7. What work-related term popularly refers to loan companies which offer short-term unsecured personal loans at high interest rates?
  8. The term forensic refers to investigative technologies and sciences in relation to: Law and crime; Dead things; Tiny details; or Laboratories?
  9. What is the traditional tradename for a person who works high up on church spires and chimneys?
  10. The 'morna' is the national music and dance style of which central Atlantic archipelago island nation?
  11. A cittern is a: Carpentry tool; Musical instrument; Bird; or Five-wheeled cycle?
  12. What number features most prevalently internationally in toll-free or 'freefone' telephony: 600; 700; 800; or 900?
  13. Name the CIA employee who famously became a whistleblower in 2013, revealing details of US/UK mass public surveillance?
  14. Botija, udu, and ghatam are types of: Musical instruments; Rice; Vehicles; or Prayers?
  15. E20 and SW19 are codes famously associated with: Food; Sport; Aviation; or Cosmetics?
  16. What Indian Hindi-Urdu-derived word, orginally a place of assembly, refers in English to a multi-event equestrian contest, and in India to various sporting facilities?
  17. The Renaissance (from French, 're-birth') was a European cultural movement spanning which centuries: 4-7th; 7-10th; 14-17th; or 15-18th?
  18. US composer/artist John Cage's most famous and controversial 1952 work, called 4'33", requires the musician(s) to play for its entire three-movement 4mins 33secs duration: The same note; As many notes as possible; At maximum volume; or Nothing?
  19. The straight-legged high-kicking march used by many military forces, especially ceremonially, is popularly called the what?
  20. According to legend, the Gordian Knot, cut by Alexander the Great, tethered a what?


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