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  1. In physics, what is a substance that continually deforms/flows under applied stress, including liquids, gases and plasmas?
  2. What political philosophy is named after its Greek derivation 'one without rulers'?
  3. What was the Nintendo corporation's first main product line: TVs; Cars; Telephones; or Playing cards?
  4. The 'Turing test' assesses whether a computer possesses what characteristic: Security; Reliability; Predictability; or Human?
  5. What symbol appears on the German Euro Cent coins and pre-Euro pfennigs?
  6. What major group of organisms possess bodily features called operculum, caudal peduncle, and photophores?
  7. In the mechanics of gryoscopes and maritime compasses, etc., the inner/outer rings which form a self-levelling frame is called a: Thimble; Tremble; Gimbal; or Cymbal?
  8. Super, Magic, Brønsted and Lewis are prefixes for chemical substance?
  9. Which capital city is located at 64°08'N 21°56'W?
  10. The highest paved road in the world, the 1,300km Karakoram Highway, connects which two nations: USA-Russia; Russia-China; China-Pakistan; or Canada-USA?
  11. Artichoke is a variety of: Rose; Thistle; Potato; or Pea?
  12. The term 'ignition' derives from which archaic 'element': Fire; Water; Air; or Earth?
  13. What are the two remaining 'living' Baltic languages (each of ex-Soviet Union republics)?
  14. Who proposed the 'three basic activities of man': Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis (concerned respectively with the purposes of knowledge: Truth, Production, Action): Leonardo da Vinci; Sigmund Freud; Aristotle; or Adolf Hitler?
  15. What is the main nationality of the Yakuza (or gokudo/boryokudan/ninkyo dantai) said to be (at early 2000s) the world's largest criminal organization?
  16. In Greek mythology when Pandora opened her box (actually jar), all the evil spirits escaped, and only Elpis, goddess of (what?) remained?
  17. A polygraph is more popularly called a: Lie detector; Phone call; Postcard; or Public opinion survey?
  18. Medically which is deemed the most complete form of cleaning/hygiene: Disinfection; Sterilization; or Sanitization?
  19. The children's story/TV character Noddy was created in 1949 by which English author?
  20. Alluding to remembering something, what was the standard form of quick recorded business communication before email?


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