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  1. What fruit is named from medieval Latin meaning seeded apple?
  2. Mathematically how easy is it to make a square of exactly the same area as any given circle: Very easy; A little difficult; Extremely difficult; Absolutely impossible?
  3. 'Mole' sauce originated in what modern nation's cuisine, originally of the Nahua people?
  4. 'Little Briar Rose' (German, 'Dornroschen') by the Brothers Grimm is an early version of which popular 1959 and 2014 films? (two answers required)
  5. Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain are five members of which national collective?
  6. The Italian term 'Intermezzo' refers to a piece of (What?) between two larger related creations: Wood; Food; Music; or Jewellery/Jewelry?
  7. The French trade 'plongeur' refers to a person whose job is: Plumbing; Deep-sea diving; Surgery; or Dish-washing?
  8. The main filling of a Scotch pie, (or shell pie) is traditionally: Cod; Eel; Mutton; or Brussels sprouts?
  9. The price of which metal commodity is traditionally considered an indicator of global economic buoyancy: Mercury; Copper; Gold; or Lead?
  10. Protein RBM3, theorized to counter/resist human dementia, normally assists animal brain recovery from: Overheating; Impact/injury; Strees; or Cooling/hibernation?
  11. Which creature is mythically said to sing before it dies, hence an expression for a grand final performance before retirement?
  12. What quality management/measurement term completes this sequence: Omicron, Pi, Rho...?
  13. What popular food takes its name from Italian for 'twine'?
  14. What's the surname of award-winning movie making brothers Joel and Ethan?
  15. German physicist Rudolf Mossbauer ('mossbower'), and the 'Mossbauer effect' named after him, are associated with the science of: Diet; Sound; Radioactivity; or Genetics?
  16. Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain... name the two which complete the membership of seven?
  17. What's vitally missing from this typical list of bread-making ingredients: Flour, Yeast, Salt, Sugar, Oil?
  18. Oxbridge General Hospital featured in what famous UK TV medical series, 1957-67, regarded as a seminal soap opera?
  19. In corporate finance, 'gearing' refers to an organization's ratio of: Staff to Customers; Managers to Operatives; Debt to Equity; or Cars to Trucks?
  20. What media technique was first used successfully in a live CBS TV transmission of the 1963 US Army vs Navy football game?


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