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  1. Hieroglyphs are a very important language of symbols in what ancient civilization: Greek; Roman; Egyptian; or Middle-Earth? Egyptian
  2. The French word for morning came oddly to refer to (What?) afternoon event in English? Matinee (cinema/theatre - originally daytime performances were also in the mornings)
  3. What late-1700s US horse-drawn transport inspired modern vehicle names prefixed by: Space, Swamp, Kite, Dune, Remote-control and Shopping? Buggy (whose etymology is unknown)
  4. The radioactive chemical element made for the first time in the 1940s, named after the place of its discovery is: Francium; Americium; Sovietium; or Britannium? Americium (discovered in the US, technically named after the Americas)
  5. What handicraft takes its name from the French word for hook? Crochet
  6. The significant ancient Egyptian diety Horus (a man with a falcon's head) features the related '(What?) of Horus' symbol of protection/good health: Eye; Claw; Wing; or Beak? Eye
  7. What creature associated with crying is named from Greek 'worm of the stones'? Crocodile (kroke, pebble, and drilos, worm)
  8. The cube root of a third is (roughly/exactly): A half; A quarter; 9; or 0.69336127435? 0.69336127435 (roughly)
  9. The Austrian Nazi/SS member and engineer whose creations included the VW Beetle, Tiger/Panzer tanks, V1 flying bomb, and a car company which bears his name is Ferdinand (Who?): Mercedes; Benz; Porsche; or Audi? Porsche
  10. What old English coin took its name from being a quarter of a penny? Farthing (from fourth)
  11. Spell the word meaning fizzy/bubbly: Effervescent; Everfescent; Evervessant; or Effervecent? Effervescent
  12. What prefix makes respectively a place, a cheese, a cement, a part; and a case or set with the following: Said; Salut; Land; Ion, Folio? Port
  13. What is the uncrystalized syrup produced in the refining of sugar? Treacle (or Molasses, being black treacle)
  14. What is the traditional/modern language of Iran and old Persia, named from the latter? Farsi
  15. The fatty rump-end of a cooked fowl is called the 'Parson's (What?)': Thumb; Nose; Knob; or Knocker? Nose
  16. What girl's name originated in Greek legend of a beautiful woman, whose capture by the Trojan prince Paris began the Trojan War? Helen (or Greek Helene)
  17. What's the state capital of Mississippi USA, originally Le Fleur's Bluff, later named after a US president? Jackson
  18. The word eviscerate means to: Thrill; Embarrass; Flatter; or Disembowel? Disembowel
  19. What contradictory word-pair refers to a person's hostility manifesting as resistance? Passive-Aggressive
  20. What anthropomorphic term refers to a small lift for food/dishes/etc between a kitchen with a dining area? Dumb waiter (anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to something inanimate or not human - see lots more fascinating words for grammatical and literary techniques and language curiosities)


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