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  1. What is an American orchestra pit, a French criminal prosecution department, and wooden-block flooring?
  2. In geometry a lozenge is alternatively called (What?)-shaped: Ball; Disk; Diamond; or Pear?
  3. The maxim, "Don't try to catch a falling knife..." is used in: Cooking; Juggling; Social work; or Share trading?
  4. Which three of these countries have together produced over 70% of the world's olive oil: Spain, Russia, Italy, Japan, Greece, Nigeria?
  5. Name the popular music identification app founded in 1999 whose paid-for version is sub-titled Encore?
  6. Tierce/tierced refer to a part/division of: Two; Three; Four; or Five?
  7. Used widely today, Irish Capt William Sankey devised his eponymous flow-(what?), for a steam engine in 1898: Valve; Gauge; Switch; or Diagram?
  8. What in Italian music terminology is the opposite of legato (smooth, unbroken, flowing)?
  9. A distributed printed book/newspaper (16-18thC), named from an occupational surname for a travelling salesman is a: Chapbook; Ladrag; Fellowsheet; or Matemag?
  10. Silk/fine yarn with a core or wire/cord, used for upholstery trim is called: Limp; Gimp; Pimp; or Wimp?
  11. The opposing terms 'backing and 'veering' refer to a changing direction of: Ocean currents; Cattle-driving; Wind; or Culinary whisking/stirring?
  12. Marron glacé is a confection of glazed sugar-coated what?
  13. Name the debatably categorized celestial body that NASA's New Horizons probe targeted in 2015 after 9 years and 3bn miles?
  14. If something is pensile it is: Big; Small; Hanging down; or Sticking up?
  15. Lenticular refers to something: Before Easter; Borrowed; Bean/pulse-like; or Lens-related/shaped?
  16. Emetophobia is a fear of what human product/action?
  17. The Old English word pyx or pix (e.g., in the Royal Mint's 'Trial of the Pyx' coin quality test) refers to a small ceremonial/religious: Hat; Lidded container; Dagger; or Furnace?
  18. Which vast US corporation confidentially settled a c.13year dispute in 2010 with The Smiley Company for the use of the smiley face logo?
  19. The prefix 'proto' means: Test; Instructional; Original/primative; or Single/unique?
  20. What popular collective UK brand was first called 'unclaimed' and then 'peace'; reshaped and individually named (c.1989) Brilliant, Bubbles, Bonny, Boofuls, Bigheart and Bumper; thrown by fans at The Beatles; and used as a conflict diffuser by Dr Who?


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