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  1. A big problem that people avoid discussing is metaphorically called 'The (what?) ...in the room': Dinosaur; Elephant; Gorilla; or Ostrich? Elephant
  2. What 2001 Disney movie bockbuster is considered the first to successfully achieve CGI fur? Monsters, Inc. (CGI is Computer-Generated Imagery)
  3. The 1st World War Armistice was signed in 'Compagnie Internationale des Wagons Lits 2419', a: Hotel room; Bunker; Railway carriage; or Shipping container? Railway carriage (used in the war by French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces - it was exhibited by the French after WWI, and the Germans during WWII, who also used it for the French WWII surrender/armistice - the carriage was destroyed by the German SS just before the end of WWII)
  4. 'Interlocution' refers to a person's involvement in: Crossword puzzles; Discussion; Electrical engineering; or Diesel railway engines? Discussion (technically someone who interrupts or contributes to a discussion, or in law 'interlocutory' refers to a provisional judgment before end of preceedings)
  5. Who conceived the effective communication theory 'Three Modes of Persuasion' (comprising Logos, Ethos and Pathos): Aristotle; Hitler; Jesus; or Napoleon? Aristotle (see Aristotle's Three Modes of Persuasion)
  6. Created by marine biologist/animator Stephen Hillenburg, Nickelodeon's $8bn grossing and most distributed media property of MTV networks (at mid-2010s)? Spongebob Squarepants
  7. Match these jazz players to their main intruments: Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Gene Krupa, and Courtney Pine - Sax/Clarinet, Drums, Keyboards, Trumpet? Herbie Hancock - Keyboards, Chet Baker - Trumpet, Gene Krupa - Drums, Courtney Pine - Sax/Clarinet
  8. What is the cube root of 216? 6 (6 x 6 x 6 = 216)
  9. Boulevard Périphérique is the famous Paris: Park; Ring Road; Shopping Mall; or Mono-Rail? Ring Road
  10. The brands Daiwa, Drennan, Hardy, and Berkley famously involve: Formula 1 racing; Horse-riding; Ski-ing; or Fishing? Fishing
  11. Gargoyles on buildings traditionally support: Flags; Clocks; Guttering; or Flying buttresses? Guttering (decorative ugly creatures containing protruding water spouts - from French gargouille meaning throat, derived via Latin and Greek onomatopoeic gargarizien and similar variants, referring to swallow)
  12. A longhorned grasshopper or bush cricket is also known as a: Marymay; Suzywill; Lizzycan; or Katydid? Katydid
  13. PCB refers to what component of most electrical items? Printed Circuit Board (it houses and connects electronic components)
  14. A gazetteer offers indexed information mainly oriented by: Biography; Geography; History; or Auction values? Geography
  15. What is a: cleaning brand, Dutch soccer club, web programming language, and greater and lesser mythological Greek hero? Ajax
  16. Cockney rhyming slang 'bottle' traditionally means: Beer; Bravery; Medicine; or Blue? Bravery (from 'Bottle and Glass', which rhymes with 'arse' which symbolizes holding one's nerve under threat - see Cockney rhyming slang)
  17. What famous French 1970s-designed anti-ship missile means 'flying fish'? Exocet
  18. The varying effects within which 0-12 scale refer to movement of twigs, smoke, dust and telegraph wires? The Beaufort Scale (of wind force)
  19. The 'Acts' book of the Bible is fully titled 'Acts of The (What?)'? Apostles
  20. Name the capital city - est 1913, designed by Chicago architects W & M Griffin, located 35°18'27"S 149°07'28"E, and home of ACT Brumbies rugby union club? Canberra (Australia)


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