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  1. Into which body of water does the river Nile empty?
  2. Which colour/color is generally considered between violet and green in the optical spectrum: Red; Orange; Yellow; or Blue?
  3. Automotive/car batteries typically contain lead plates in a mixture of water and what acid?
  4. Which organ of the human body comprises the dermis and epidermis?
  5. In 2013 which nation became the first in Europe to recognize indeterminate gender (neither male nor female) in official registration/records: Italy; Germany; Sweden; or Greece?
  6. The strange 500-year-old hyphenated description of excessive friendliness is 'Hail-(what-three-words?): Buddy-hi-ya; Chap-what-ho; Chum-ho-hum; or Fellow-well-met?
  7. The soccer clubs of which two cities compete in a match traditionally called 'el clasico'?
  8. Developed in 1941, the Nickel-Strunz classification scheme categorizes: Radioactivity; Minerals; Helicopters; or Potatoes?
  9. The word 'cant' (not 'can't') refers to talk/communication characterized by: Hypocrisy; Aggression; Love; or Fear?
  10. The flower buds of the Flinders rose (Capparis spinosa), pickled for culinary seasoning/garnish, are more commonly called what?
  11. Something which is gynandromorphous contains which two characteristics?
  12. In espionage tradecraft what handover method does the acronym DLB refer to?
  13. In Spanish-speaking nations a hacienda is a big what: Estate; Celebration; Tree; or Lake?
  14. Which symbol is derived from Greek meaning 'small star'?
  15. What common three-letter word prefixes the following to make six different words: Age, Bid, Give; Mat; Tress and Tune?
  16. The (International Standards Organization) ISO 4217, within which TRY refers to Turkey, provides designations for international: Currencies; Airports; Sports stadia; or Traditional dress/costume?
  17. The drinks Sprite and 7 Up traditionally comprise which two-fruit combination: Orange-Lemon; Apple-Lemon; Lemon-Lime; or Pear-Apple?
  18. Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) is considered to be the inventor of the electric: Chair; Light; Battery; or Blanket?
  19. The abbreviation LGBT, notably referring to rights/controversy such as that surrounding Russia's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics, stands for what?
  20. Which meteorological word is said to be based on a 17thC portmanteau of squeal and bawl?


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