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  1. What sort of artworks are the Cloth of St Gereon, Hunt of the Unicorn, Apocalypse, Wawel, and New World?
  2. The European rebec/rebeck, Arabic rebab/rebeb, and Cretan lyra, are old instruments played with: Beater; Plectrum; Bow; or Breath?
  3. The '(What number-th?) Amendment' refers to US legal or informal refusal to answer a self-incriminating/awkward question?
  4. Spell the traditional aromatic root fizzy soft drink: Sasporilla; Sasparilla; Sarsporilla; or Sarsaparilla?
  5. The hamburger is named after: Burgundy (France); Hamburg (Germany); Ham (pork); or John Hamburg (chef/inventor)?
  6. Which numbers refer informally to a combination of impactful events, derived from a boxing metaphor?
  7. What sort of flooring meant in French 'small enclosed space'?
  8. A V-shaped tenon joint in woodworking is commonly named after which creature-part?
  9. Which sea, with ports Venice and Split, is the northernmost part of the Mediterranean Sea?
  10. Greave, Cuisset, Tasset, Paulron, and Visor are parts of what sort of workwear suits?
  11. NASA's Voyager I probe, leaving our solar system 12 billion miles from Earth in September 2013, contains a voice message from which US president, in office at its launch?
  12. Name the author of the British children's TV animated series The Herbs, and Paddington book series?
  13. The word 'idea' derives from Greek meaning the sense to: Hear; See; Smell; Touch; or Taste?
  14. Which country first bred Doberman Pinscher dogs?
  15. A litany originally referred to a repetitious series of communications in: School; Church; Court; or Advertising?
  16. Related to Bonsai, what is the defining characteristic of the artforms: Penjing, Saikei, and Hòn Non Bô: Miniature; Gigantic; Wood; or Paper?
  17. Name the generally synthesized music genre pioneered by Brian Eno in the 1970s: World; Ambient; Prog rock; or Space rock?
  18. Botulism refers originally to poisoning from what foodstuff?
  19. What grammatical term, from Greek 'form', is a single indivisible part of a word having meaning or linguistic purpose?
  20. What acronymic internet alternative to traditional university campus learning was substantially extended in the UK in 2013: ESWOTs; MOOCs; QUEEKs; or E-XAMs?


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