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  1. A chemical reaction accelerated by adding a separate recyclable substance is: Catharsis; Catechesis; Cathexis; or Catalysis?
  2. The term and tactical use of a 'nightwatchman' arises in which sport?
  3. Which 'BRIC' country re-elected female president Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party, 2014?
  4. The Anglicized Italian term 'cognoscenti' refers to people who are: Technically-minded; Informed/expert; Devoutly religious; or Watchmakers/jewellers?
  5. Youku Tudou is (early 2000s) China's most popular: Martial Art; Salad; Cycle route; or Video-sharing website?
  6. What is the unit of measurement for a chemical element's combining power with other atoms to form compounds/molecules?
  7. Latin 'collum' refers to which part of the human body?
  8. Which country's coins featured images of salmon, bull, red deer, woodcock and hunter, before replacement by the Euro?
  9. Cantaluppi near Rome is noted for introducing which orange food to Europe from Armenia?
  10. 'Suspiral' - a waste storage/drainage invention in the 1600s - evolved into what better known term/concept?
  11. Yildiz Holding, one of the world's largest confectionery corporations and acquirer of United Biscuits in 2014, is what 'MINT' nationality?
  12. Name the largest pre-Columbian/Hispanic city of South America, in Peru, and also the name of a popular song from Cuba?
  13. What whole number is the fourth root of 2,401?
  14. What expression means: rob, support, delay, and show?
  15. Concentric graduated shading, traditionally used on western stringed instrument soundboards and mid-1900s cartoons, is called: Moonglow; Sunburst; Starlight; or Black hole?
  16. Which statesman used the Russian maxim 'doveryai, no proveryai' ('trust, but verify') to ease US/USSR negotiations at the end of the cold war?
  17. Pāramitā, pāramī, or the Ten Perfections, are an aspirational model of which belief system?
  18. What vocal musical term means literally 'in the style of the church/chapel'?
  19. Collagen, elastin, keratin, myosin, and lectin are: Fats; Proteins; Hormones; or Cytoplasm?
  20. Name the 1879-founded magazine, and religion, with reputedly the highest international circulation of any monthly printed publication (two answers required)?


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