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  1. Match these pasta names with the correct shapes: Conchiglie-Tube; Fusilli-Bow, Fettuccini-Corkscrew, Cannelloni-Ribbon, Farfalle-Shell?
  2. What branch of mathematics also means in Spanish (and archaic English) 'the surgical treatment of fractures'?
  3. What is a parachute's handle/cable release mechanism, and a 1960s TV series about skydiving?
  4. What popular food has official European Union varieties of Couverture, Vermicelli, Milk, Cream, Family, and a la taza?
  5. What creatures are farmed in breeds such as Helix pomatia and Helix aspersa?
  6. Spell the mustard relish: Picalilli; Piccalili; Piccalilli; or Picalili?
  7. What is the free open source wiki software developed and distributed by Wikipedia: WebWiki; FreeWiki; MediaWiki; or StickiWiki?
  8. If you order a 'latte' in Italy what drink are you most likely to receive?
  9. What sports item has been made (oldest first) in ivory, Sorel cement, nitrocellulose (Celluloid), Bakelite, and nowadays in acrylic/phenolic resin?
  10. Baw Baw, Kosciuszko, Mount Buffalo, Snowy River and Tidbinbilla are national alpine parks of which nation?
  11. Iyaric is the language/dialect of what 1930s-emerging spiritual movement?
  12. Brazilian Djalma Santos (1929-2013) and Portuguese Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (1942-2014), are considered all-time great: Surfers; Footballers; Chefs; or Percussionists?
  13. The Phoenician civilization is noted for populating and trading around what sea c.1500-300BC?
  14. The geological/archaelogical term 'henge', derived from Stonehenge, refers to an earthwork construction of what particular characteristic: Worship; Burial; Circular; or Military?
  15. Technically, 'Rapid Transit' is differentiated from other forms of public transport by: Exclusive right-of-way; Vehicle speed; Advanced ticketing; or Automated operation?
  16. What modern-day word was a Roman army unit of c.4,500 men, having 'cohorts' of c.480, each with 'centuries' of 80?
  17. Alectryomancy, a branch of Ornithomancy, is fortune-telling with the aid of a: Crystal ball; Cup of tea; Cock/hen; or Drunken audience?
  18. Using petroleum jelly and coal dust what product did Tom Lyle Williams pioneer in 1915 initially for his sister Mabel?
  19. The genericized trademarks Glad wrap (NZ) Saran wrap (US) are more commonly called what in the UK?
  20. Which country originally had a monopoly in the cultivation of tea?


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