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  1. Which famous pottery city is a (1910) merger of its original town and the adjacent Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Fenton and Longton? Stoke-on-Trent (England)
  2. Reggae evolved from what three-letter Jamaican music genre? Ska
  3. Stratigraphy is a branch of: Biology; Geology; Chemistry; or Demography? Geology (the study of rock layers)
  4. Vermicular refers to patterns or movements like: Clouds; Worms; Fish; or Wheels? Worms
  5. Febrile refers to what human condition: Fevered; Weak; Senile; or Brittle-boned? Fevered (from Latin febris, fever)
  6. The inclusion of 'C/O' or 'C O' in a postal address means what? Care Of (shown typically after the recipient's name when the recipient does not not permanently reside at the delivery address)
  7. Who painted the world's most expensive painting, the post-impressionist 1892 Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When will you marry), auctioned for c.$300m in 2015: Guagin; Warhol; Turner; or Dali? Gaugin
  8. Which nation, a member of the EU until 1985, has a flag of a red/white sun on a white/red background? Greenland (self-governing province of Denmark)
  9. Vernal refers to which season? Spring
  10. The word 'fabulous' originally referred to something: Gold; Foreign; Skilfully made; or Mythical? Mythical (as in fable)
  11. What word makes five new words when prefixing: Print, Nail, Ring, Plate, and Tip? Finger
  12. Hypoglycaema is a deficiency of what in humans? Blood sugar or Glucose in the bloodstream (or equivalent terms)
  13. Led by Ethan Allen, The Green Mountain Boys, c.1764-1776, established which US state, defeating the British provinces New York and New Hampshire: California; Vermont; Texas; or Florida? Vermont
  14. Amitabh Bachchan is a famous Indian: Architect; Philosopher; Squash player; or Film star? Film star
  15. Who, more known for detective stories, popularized the term 'The Lost World' in his 1912 book of that name? Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. The traditional western military salute derives from an older gesture of: Hat removal; Shielding the eyes; Waving hello/goodbye; or Shaking hands? Hat removal (to reduce height, as a gesture of respectful subordination)
  17. What metabolic disorder takes its name from Greek 'siphon', referring to excessive urine production? Diabetes
  18. What is the short metonymic name of the chief usher of the Lord Chamberlain's department of the UK House of Lords? Black Rod (referring to the iconic ebony staff carried/used to knock on the door of the House of Commons when summoning MPs to hear the monarch's speech in the House of Lords)
  19. Pakistan shares India's (What?) border : SW; NW; NE; or SE? NW
  20. State the recall aim of the mathematical mnemonic "How I wish I could recollect (what?) easily today" ? Pi (3.14159265 - "How I wish I could recollect pi easily today" - in which the numbers of letters in the words equate to those of pi, to eight decimal places)


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