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  1. Traditionally when in colour/color, the Samsung logo is: Yellow; Blue; Green; or Red? Blue
  2. What is an eighth when expressed as a percentage? 12.5%
  3. The French medieval term 'jongleur' refers to the trade of: Entertainer; Innkeeper; Horse-rider; or Candle-maker? Entertainer (specifically a wandering minstrel/jester)
  4. TS Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical (What?)" is the basis of the famous musical show: Hair; Rocky Horror; Cats; or West Side Stories? Cats
  5. What did Barclays Bank call its 7,000 IT help staff/initiative, launched 2013: It People; Wise Owls; Digital Eagles; or Clever Dicks? Digital Eagles
  6. According to the iconic poetic US 2nd World War poster, "Loose Lips might (Do What?)"? Sink Ships
  7. A loggia is a room or gallery characterized by the absence of: External wall; Windows; Roof; or Floor? External wall (usually one or two, with access to a garden - loggia is Italian, meaning lodge)
  8. Which one of these cartoon characters was not voiced by Don Messick: Scooby-Doo, Muttley, Baloo, Papa Surf? Baloo (voiced by Phil Harris in Disney's The Jungle Book)
  9. What is the main organic ingredient of Grappa, the strong Italian alcholic drink? Grapes (specifically grape pomace, the fibrous waste after pressing for wine)
  10. What Latin ballroom dance alludes to bullfighting and means 'double step'? Paso Doble (or Pasodoble, 'passodoblay')
  11. 'Pinyin', the original and common other Chinese/Japanese name for the tile game Mahjong means: Pigeon; Penguin; Wigeon; or Sparrow? Sparrow (as does Mahjong itself, although why is unknown)
  12. The 'Bundesadler' is Germany's: Emblem; Parliament; Soccer premier league; or Santa Claus? Emblem (the national eagle 'coat of arms' - Bundesadler means 'federal eagle')
  13. Mollify means reduce: Anger; Masculinity; Density; or Clarity? Anger (of people or situations)
  14. If two sides of an isosceles triangle each measure 5cms then the other side cannot be: Less than 5cms; More than 5cms; 5cms; or Curved? 5cms (an isosceles triangle has two sides the same, the third side being different)
  15. The popular mid-2010s children's fad My Friend Cayla is a: Girl band; Talking Doll; Picture-book; or Cartoon soap opera? Talking Doll
  16. The Battle of Alamo featured in which war? The Texas Revolution (or the Texas War of Independence, 1835-6, and less accurately but acceptable in lenient quizzes, the American-Mexican war/conflicts 1830s-40s)
  17. Technically 'flash point' refers to the triggering of what aspect of a volatile substance: Ignition; Vaporization; Explosion; or Boiling? Vaporization (technically 'flash point' refers to the lowest temperature at which a volatile substance vaporizes to be flammable, given some form of ignition such as a spark or flame)
  18. Sitka wood, named after the Alaskan town, is a type of: Oak; Yew; Spruce; or Mahogany? Spruce
  19. Loam soil is mostly: Sand and Chalk; Sand and Silt; Clay and Peat; or Clay and Chalk? Sand and Silt (silt is quartz and feldspar in fine granular form, often a sediment in lakes, rivers, etc., and a soil derived from ancient water beds)
  20. 'The Great American Chocolate Bar' is eponymously better known as 'the (What?) bar'? Hershey (or Hershey's bar)


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