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- Which one of these is a chemical element: Water; Aluminium/aluminum; Brass; Bronze; Salt; or Vinegar? Aluminium/aluminum
- Breathe-Relax-Aim-Sight-Squeeze refers to the essential process for effective: Rifle-shooting; Insect photography; Hand-bucket cow milking; or Cake decorating? Rifle-shooting
- The splanchnocranium refers to the bones of which defining part of the human body? Face (or front of the skull, or facial skeleton, or viscerocranium, or equivalent)
- The grammatical term for a word which joins two independent clauses is a: Conjunction; Punctuation; Preposition; or Expletive? Conjunction (such as 'and' and 'but')
- Mnemosyne (pronounced 'nemmoseeny') is the Greek goddess Mother of the Muses and also goddess of: Communication; Memory; Geometry; or Blasphemy? Memory (related to the word mnemonic, a memory aid, and Greek mnemon, 'nemon', meaning mindful)
- Trim and Balance refer to front/rear and left/right loading bias in: Hot-air ballooning; Sailing; HVG transportation; or Supermarket trolley testing? Sailing
- Camel spin, Mohawk turn, Twizzle and Walley jump are: BMX bike tricks; Ice figure-skating moves; British parliamentary procedure slang; or Children's books by JK Rowling under the pen-name of Elizabeth Queen? Ice figure-skating moves
- What is the traditional UK-English correct spelling in: "A driving (licence or license) is proof of being (licenced or licensed) to drive"? A driving licence is proof of being licensed to drive. (This general rule of C for noun and S for verb traditionally applies to words offering similar option, eg, advice/advise, practice/practise, etc, although in modern and US-English language some flexibility applies, and progressively in UK-English too, although 'advice' [noun] and 'advise' [verb] remain distinctly exclusive everywhere as at early 21stC, despite common error - words such as device and devise are less prone to error, and help remind us of the rule for more confusing examples)
- In maths, the single digits within every 'product' (answer) of which single number's 'times-table' (up to 10x) helpfully also add up to the number itself: 5; 7; 8; or 9? (ie the digits in the answers of this particular number's 'times-table' always add up to the number that is subject to the times-table) 9 (eg 3x9=27 and 2+7=9, 6x9=54 and 5+4=9, 8x9=72 and 7+2=9; sorry, this is a tricky question to word properly.. but it's such a good maths aid that it's worth sharing)
- Which city, mythically founded by a twin saved by a she-wolf, was built on the seven hills, east of the River Tiber called Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal? Rome (after Romulus, twin of Remus in Roman mythology)
- Permian, Eocene, Silurian, and Pleistocine are: Apples; Geological periods; Dr Who monsters; or Code names for children's toy inventions? Geological periods
- What expression meaning 'ok' or 'all well', and a David Bowie album, derives partly from Dutch 'honk' for home or base? Hunky-dory (the 'dory' part is a mystery..)
- Humus refers to the component in soil (earth) that is: Mineral salts; Water; Sand; or Decomposed organic matter? Decomposed organic matter (humus is Latin for soil)
- What travels at 299,792,458 metres per second: Light; Sound; Earth through space; or Human sneeze particles? Light (light's velocity in a vaccuum, technically)
- Match these four (of the seven) ancient wonders of the world to their locations: Pyramids, Colossus, Hanging Gardens, Pharos Lighthouse - at/of - Babylon, Egypt, Alexandria, Rhodes? Pyramids of Egypt, Colossus of Rhodes, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria
- What informal term for a common type of pet derives from the name Margaret? Moggie (a cat, originally from 'Maggie', according to the Oxford English Dictionary)
- Ionian, Dorian, Lydian, Mixolydian, and Aeolian are: Car tyre/tire profiles; Musical scales; Types of zip-fasteners; or Rapper Kanye West's children? Musical scales
- Which religion has ten states of the mind including Neutrality, Rapture, Realization and Bodhisattva? Buddhism
- Shi Go Roko ('she go rocko') is 'four five six' in: Russian; Japanese; Turkish; or Tolkien’s Middle-earth (Hobbit etc)? Japanese
- What is three-eights (3/8) divided by nine-elevenths (9/11)? Thirty-three seventy-seconds (or 33/72 or roughly 0.45333 in decimals - to divide a fraction by a fraction, invert the second fraction [turn it upside-down] and multiply top x top, and bottom x bottom, to produce the new fraction answer, thus 3x11=33 on the top and 9x8=72 on the bottom)
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