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  1. What ancient Greek design, a line doubling back forming square shapes, and term meaning 'wander', took its name from the Maiandros river?
  2. What/who was Yahweh, (expanded from Hebrew YHWH), in the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah: Sea; Sun; God; or Bread?
  3. What medieval architectural feature was typically designed to the disadvantage of right-handed swordsmen?
  4. What nowadays eponymous popular reference book was originally titled 'Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical'?
  5. What is the traditional flavour/flavor additive in cream soda?
  6. The Continental Divide, also called the Great Divide, refers chiefly to the peaks of which mountain range?
  7. Pinhole, Ring, Miles, Porta and Dolman are similar tests to determine right/left dominance in what?
  8. In technical definition, what does a stage musical have that an operetta generally does not: Dancing; Orchestra; Scenery; or A Story?
  9. On which island is the popular Caribbean resort abbreviated to 'Mobay'?
  10. What highly symbolic term refers to a meteor typically defined as "a meteor brighter than any of the planets"?
  11. Chintu, Chutti, Maa Junior, Kushi and Pogo are Indian what for children?
  12. Arnova, made by the French corporation Archos, is an 'entry level' brand of what: Musical instruments; Ski equipment; Tablet computers; or Kitchenware?
  13. What is the iconic and popular Amplemännchen, devised in East Germany c.1960, extending to unified Germany from 1990?
  14. Harold Pinter's famous 1957 play The Dumb Waiter is about two: Chefs; Waiters; Waitresses; or Hit-men?
  15. What dental term refers to the appearance of new teeth in the mouth: Eruption; Explosion; Revelation; or Outburst?
  16. What is the old common name for Hamamelis or Winterbloom and its extract, used for skin/bruises/acne treatment (and dowsing)?
  17. Which national tea brand, which uses its prior country name, is indicated by a sword-holding lion?
  18. The piano maker Steinway & Sons is considered joint nationality of which two countries?
  19. Who sat in the 'Loose Box' of Edward VII's coronation at Westminster Abbey, his: Family; Bodyguards; Mistresses; or Pets?
  20. The naming of 'The Ashes' England v Australia cricket trophy/series originally derives from what after their 1882 test match: Burnt stumps; Newspaper metaphor; Clubhouse fire; or Cremation of match umpire?


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