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  1. Coach, Hex cap, Lag, and Machine are types of what? Screws
  2. A sous-chef is what sort of chef: Pastry; Trainee; Deputy; or Breakfast? Deputy (to the head chef - sous is French for under)
  3. In what modern country substantially were the Hittite people? Turkey
  4. A pipistrelle is a type of: Bat; Cat; Rat; or Gnat? Bat
  5. What army rank (English/US/etc) equates to the naval Lieutenant Commander? Major
  6. Millefiore is a highly detailed and colourful decorative art of what material? Glass (originating in Italy - it means thousand flowers)
  7. What body-part and lubricant are a traditional metaphor for physical effort such as scrubbing and polishing? Elbow grease
  8. The site/name of which Napoleonic victory gave its name to a chicken/veal dish served with tomato, egg and crayfish? Marengo (after the village near Turin - the dish is said to have been prepared for Napoleon after the 1800 battle)
  9. What word prefixes the following words to make five new words: Call, Kin, Nip, Suit, Walk? Cat
  10. A season in which woodland trees produce extraordinarily big volumes of fruit/nuts/seeds is called a '(What?) Year': Most; Mist; Must; or Mast? Mast (mast is from an old English/Germanic word 'maest' for nuts, probably meaning meat - 2013 is a mast year in the UK)
  11. What is the Japanese Abashiri brewery's beer, a portmanteau from its ingredients: Beat (meat); Begg (egg); Bilk (milk); or Bash (cannabis)? Bilk (beer made from milk)
  12. Campylobacter bacteria is commonly associated with: Tooth decay; Food poisoning; Tuberculosis; or Yoghurt? Food poisoning
  13. What 'First' was French (1792-1804), Austrian (1919-34), Portuguese (1910-26) and Roman c.508BC? Republic
  14. What is the common name of the frottoir percusssion instrument (from Cajun French 'frotter', rub)? Washboard
  15. Named from Greek 'earth' what traditional anti-itching lotion is made from zinc oxide and tiny part of ferric oxide? Calamine (from Greek kadmos, earth, via Latin calamina)
  16. Satellite is a computer notebook/tablet model brand of which corporation? Toshiba
  17. Elisabeth Beresford devised what fancifully famous litter recycling franchise in 1968? The Wombles (the children's TV animated furry characters of Wimbledon Common)
  18. In 2013 Birmingham UK opened Europe's biggest: Skating-rink; Zoo; Public library; or Doctor's surgery? Public library (in Centenary Square, on 10 levels; it could have been 11, but that's another storey)
  19. Meccanica Verghera prefixes which famous motorcycle maker's name? Agusta
  20. The Cadbury Report of 1992 established the first major code for what regulatory aspect of business/economics? Corporate Governance (see Corporate Governance)


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