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  1. What character was named by George Lucas after his 'Radio' and 'Dialogue' film rolls used in making American Graffiti? R2D2 (of Star Wars - the rolls were abbreviated to R and D)
  2. Macular refers to which sensory organ? Eye (macula is a central spot in the eye's retina with the keenest vision)
  3. The medieval occupation and derived surname Scullion referred to a basic worker in a: Dockyard; Kitchen; Courthouse; or Hospital? Kitchen
  4. The prefix 'meso' usually means: Middle; Outer; Greater; or False? Middle (from Greek mesos)
  5. Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536) is a revered: Atheist statesman; Christian humanist; Mathematician; or Vegetarian chef? Christian humanist (teacher, writer, etc - Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
  6. 'Forage' refers to crops that are: Organic; Wild; Animal feed; or Pick-your-own? Animal feed (remaining in the field of harvested)
  7. What controversial accusation is shared by the albums: Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy; Blind Faith's Blind Faith; and Nirvana's Nevermind? Child nudity/pornography (on the covers)
  8. What term refers to a style of fatalistic or menacing cinema, coined first by French critics in describing US thrillers of the 1940s? Film Noir ('Black Film')
  9. The 1997 BS and 2005 EN No1836 safety standard applies to: Water pistols; Potatoes; Sunglasses; or Garden gnomes? Sunglasses
  10. Theology is the study of what? Religion (or concepts of God)
  11. Posset is a late-medieval curdled drink of alchocol and which other liquid? Milk (the verb 'to posset' separately refers [from the 1800s] to infant regurgitation of a milk feed)
  12. Gurning is a (sometimes competitive) activity involving distortion of: Facts; Balloons; Spoons; or One's face? One's face
  13. The traditional Queen of Puddings dessert typically comprises a bread/egg/jam base topped with what? Meringue
  14. A sepulchre is a (what?), usually made/carved from stone: Cross; Church; Tomb; or Dragon? Tomb (from Latin sepelire, bury)
  15. Barack Obama's incongruous 2013 expression 'Jedi mind-meld' upset fans of which two major movie franchises? Star Wars and Star Trek
  16. Hilary Mantel's controversial 2014 fictional story is "The Assassination of (Which controversial leader?)" ? Margaret Thatcher
  17. What was the tallest type of construction in the world for over 3,800 years before Lincoln Cathedral's completion in 1311? Pyramid (specifically the Great Pyramid of Giza)
  18. What was the tallest construction in the world at 1900? Eiffel Tower (built 1889)
  19. Filibeg is a traditional Scottish word for: Kilt; Porridge; Haggis; or England? Kilt (from Gaelic 'faeliadh' and 'beag', meaning plaid and little)
  20. In the binary system of numbers the binary number 10 equates to which conventional number? 2 (Two)


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