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  1. What global brand was founded by Baron Marcel Bich in Clichy France, 1945, whose first and enduring product is Cristal?
  2. Which religious belief concept was developed by American writer L Ron Hubbard (1911–1986)?
  3. Which city is traditionally credited with developing and popularizing stollen cake, beginning in the 1400s: Dresden; Milan; London; or Paris?
  4. Petite Syrah, a cafe in Nice, France, made the news in 2013 after publicizing widely varying coffee prices according to customers': Weight; Ability to pay; Politeness; or Religion?
  5. According to several definitions, Mawsynram village in Meghalaya state, NE India, experiences what most extreme earthly characteristic: Rainfall; Humidity; Tremors; or Sunshine?
  6. RIA Novosti was dissolved and replaced by Rossiya Segodnya as the main state news agency in which country in 2013?
  7. The Spanish word 'ciudad' means: Bar/Restaurant; City/Town; Road/Street; or House/Ranch?
  8. Name the manufacturer of F1 champion Sebastian Vettel's helmet, sold for a world record £72,000 in a 2013 charity auction?
  9. A 35-year study by Cardiff University found in 2013 that dementia risk was influenced most by: Tobacco; Alcohol; Obesity; Diet; or Exercise?
  10. A Christmas card that Tesco was forced to withdraw from sale in 2009 made a joke about Santa Claus loving: Cannabis; Men; Reindeer; or Ginger children?
  11. A Belgian bun usually features icing and: Sultanas & Cherry; Rhubarb & Honey; Figs & Dates; or Pineapple & Rum?
  12. Which corporation launched the Surface Pro 2 laptop/tablet hybrid in 2013?
  13. The term 'flapper' refers to a socially and fashionably brash female/style in which period? 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s?
  14. Kraamzorg is a popular Dutch: Cheese; Bicycle; Drinking game; or Postnatal care system?
  15. 'Tibetan silver' jewellery/jewelry commonly sold in western markets and online is typically what percentage pure silver: 0-2%; 15-40%; 60-80%'; or 90-100%?
  16. Which regional format number identifies DVDs specific to the US and Canada: 1; 2; 3; or 4?
  17. Where was the hottest ever (as at 2013) natural earth surface temperature of 56.7C recorded in 1913: Death Valley, USA; Basra, Iraq; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; or Alice Springs, Australia?
  18. The 1967 novel 'The Starlight Barking' by Dorothy 'Dodie' Smith is the sequel to which, her most famous, book?
  19. Spell the Chinese currency: Renminbi; Remnimbi; Renmimbi; or Remninbi?
  20. What does the Latin abbreviation 'i.e.' (meaning 'that is..') stand for in full?


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