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  1. Thomas Hardy's famous novel is 'Far from the Madding (What?)': World; Streets; Crowd; or Flashmob? Crowd
  2. Established in 1915 the military acronym ANZAC stands for what? Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
  3. New York housewife Jean Nidetch (1923-2015) founded which global organization, sold to Heinz in 1978 for $71m? Weight Watchers
  4. Which famous employee-owned UK retailer's slogan is 'Never Knowingly Undersold'? John Lewis (fully John Lewis Partnership)
  5. What were confirmed in 2015 to hinder certain functions of the Apple Watch: Clouds; Tattoos; Cats; or Onions? Tattoos (where tattoos block access to skin via watch-back, for measurement of wearer's body condition such as heart rate)
  6. What controversial politician sought to sell AC Milan in 2015 to finance his quest for rehabiliation and power? Silvio Berlusconi
  7. Which vehicle tyre/tire corporation sold Citroen to Peugeot in 1976? Michelin
  8. What's the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates? Abu Dhabi (at 2015)
  9. Which famous political brother became president of the International Rescue Committee in 2013? David Miliband (the IRC was founded in 1933 at the suggestion of Albert Einstein - it is a global humanitarian assistance organization especially for refugees of war and disaster - Ed Miliband defeated David Miliband in the UK Labour Party leadership election in 2010)
  10. What is note is produced at the 10th fret for both the highest and lowest pitch strings on a conventionally-tuned standard guitar? D
  11. The American pika, closely related to rabbits and hares, is commonly called a: Coney; Hamster; Guinea Pig; or Raccoon? Coney
  12. At 2015 what is the penalty for failing to pay the toll at the privately owned Dartford Crossing tunnel/bridge over SE England River Thames: £10; £15; £22; or £105? £105 (the fine increases from £35, to £70, to £105 with progressively later payment - the standard one-way crossing fee for a car at 2015 is £2.50 - there is now no way to pay at the crossing itself - users must pay online - at 2015 traffic is c.130,000 vehicles per day - no British politician of any persusion seems ever to have have questioned the morality of this threat/risk to many elderly and overseas drivers, or people with inexperience or impairment.)
  13. What's Peppa Pig's teddy bear called? Teddy
  14. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao famously oppose/opposed each other in: The US Senate; Boxing; American Idol; or Cookery Books, sauces and kitchenware? Boxing
  15. A 2015 Swedish study of men living to 100 years suggested which three of these as major tips for long life: Not Smoking; A Daily Glass of Wine; Low Cholesterol; Less than Four Coffees a Day; or Plenty of TV soaps and online social media? Not Smoking; Low Cholesterol; Less than Four Coffees a Day
  16. The Hyundai car company is (at 2015) founded and based in: China; South Korea; Japan; or Russia? South Korea
  17. As at 2015 the Vatican permits which of these for the world's c.1bn Catholic people: Artificial Contraception; Same Sex Marriage; Female ordained Priests/Cardinals; or None of these? None of these
  18. The Leffe beer company was founded and is headquartered in: Belgium; Germany; France; or Russia? Belgium (at 2015)
  19. In January 2015 economist Yanis Varoufakis became a leading debt-restructuring negotiator for: Greece; Ukraine; Manchester United FC; or Tesco? Greece
  20. What is the square root of a quarter (or 0.25)?: A half (or 0.5)


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