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  1. Dashi is a popular Japanese: Stock/soup; Martial art; Taxi-company; or Pebbled wall-rendering? Stock/soup (fish or seaweed-based)
  2. The Berghof, Wolfsschanze, and Adlerhorst were notable headquarters of: Napoleon Bonaparte; Adolf Hitler; Joseph Stalin; or Dwight D Eisenhower? Adolf Hitler
  3. How many 'states' (variations) are possible in a single 7-segment electronic/digital numeral display (as used in calculators, etc): 10; 12; 64; or 128? 128 (each segment separately, and in combination with any number of the other segments)
  4. Which country hosted a special edition of UK TV's 'Double Your Money' prize game show, broadcast in 1966, in which points rather than money were awarded, leading to a top prize of a television set? USSR (or the Soviet Union, or less correctly, nowadays, Russia)
  5. What form of breadcrumbed fried food, often containing mashed potato, is named from French 'to crunch'? Croquette (from croquer, to crunch)
  6. Name the controversial arm-gesture associated with French-Cameroonian comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala: Quarante; Quenelle; Quinine; or Quiche? Quenelle (a quenelle is actually an oval-shaped fish or meat mixture/dish, and French slang for finger or penis - the gesture, straight-arm pointing down, with the flat hand of the other arm at the shoulder, signifies pushing a quenelle up the backside of one's enemy, as deep as an arm's length - the signal, used by M'bala - is interpreted commonly to have anti-semitic meaning due to aspects of M'bala's stage act)
  7. Selecting or extracting only a few prime items from a wide range, especially where less discrimination is appropriate, is called (What?)-picking: Strawberry; Cherry; Cotton; or Nose? Cherry
  8. Which famous British institution's heavily subsidized restaurant received a complaint after cancelling a member's booking (in 2013), that "...we were unable to eat elsewhere because my wife was wearing a tiara...': The London Palladium; The House of Lords; St Andrews Golf Club; or Queens Tennis Club? The House of Lords
  9. Tarja Halonen, Martti Ahtisaari, and Mauno Koivisto have been presidents of Suomi - known in western language as: Peru; Fiji; Finland; or Kuwait? Finland
  10. Where in 2014 became the last European territory to decriminalize sex between men: Monaco; Isle of Man; Northern Cyprus; or Vatican City State? Northern Cyprus
  11. Katsuma, Poppet, Furi, Luvli, Diavlo and Zommer are central characters in which 2010s children's website/merchandise/media phenomenon? Moshi Monsters
  12. The Spanish 'Copa del Rey' is a: Windy weather system; Cathedral; Mafia organization; Seafood curry; or Soccer competition? Soccer competition ('The King's Cup' - the oldest and major Spanish soccer knockout competition)
  13. Chinese technology entrepreneur Jack Ma founded which vast internet corporation, which (in the 2010s) handles c.80% of China's online shopping: Aladdin; Sinbad; Alibaba; or King Kong? Alibaba
  14. Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) and Chilean Pablo Neruda (1904-73) are famous South American: Military leaders; Painters; Writers; or Boxers? Writers
  15. Which vegetable originates from a cross between a cabbage and a turnip: Artichoke; Swede/ Rutabaga; Broccolli; or Cauliflower? Swede/ Rutabaga
  16. DNA analysis of a 7,000 year-old cave-dwelling human skeleton from north Spain revealed what surprising genetic feature: Chin dimple; Blue eyes; Webbed feet; or an 'Outie' belly-button? Blue eyes
  17. What Cantonese mixed bite-size food means literally 'touch the heart'? Dim sum
  18. What Terry Nation concept was produced by scientist Davros from the indigenous Kaleds of the planet Skaro? Daleks (mutant extraterrestrials featured in Dr Who)
  19. What's the western name of the least densely populated country in the world, (national language 'Kalaallit Nunaat'), with capital city Nuuk? Greenland
  20. Alluding to a ridged cloth, a temporary vehicle-track built over bogland on a foundation of perpendicularly laid logs is called a (What?) road? Corduroy


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