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- 'Semiotics' refers to: Weather systems; Evolution; Signs and symbols; or Cutting things in half? Signs and symbols (extending to anything which communicates meaning, especially besides simple linguistics)
- Spell the word meaning a plan/scheme: Strategem; Stratogem; Stratagem; or Stratigem? Stratagem (it has the same Greek origins as strategy and strategic, but oddly acquired an 'a' instead of 'e' when it came into English via French)
- Named after the Yorkshire town where it was conceived in the 16th century, Penistone is a rough: Football game; Woollen cloth; Tea drink; or Guide to medieval marriage? Woollen cloth (used for making clothes)
- In 2015 (What headwear?) was permitted on a USA driver's licence photo justified by (What religion?): Devil's horns/Satanism; Spock ears/Klingon; Darth Vader helmet/Jedi; or Colander/Pastafarian? Colander/Pastafarian
- A cezve is typically used for heating/processing: Acid rain; Turkish coffee; Surgical instruments; or Bubblegum? Turkish coffee (a small pot with a long handle for boiling coffee on a stove - the word derives from Ottoman Turkish meaning burning log/coal)
- In chemistry what element is always present in an amalgam: Gold; Silver; Mercury; or Lead? Mercury
- The island name Barbados (in Portuguese - Spanish equivalent is los Barbados) refers to what physical characteristic of men, and likely of the original inhabitants? Beard/Bearded
- The sequence JFM - AMJ - JAS - (???) is completed by: MJS; JMF; OND; or ANT? OND (= October November December)
- Ghillie, Character, Tap, and Hi/High-top are types of: Newspaper layouts; Plumbing protocols; Footwear; or Computer animation programs? Footwear (all used in dancing)
- Zome, K'Nex, Erector Set, Lincoln Logs and Kre-O are/were major brands in which consumer product sector? Construction Toys (Toys would be an acceptable answer too)
- Willy Loman is the lead character in Arthur Miller's famous 1949 play 'Death of a (What?)': Swan; Sea; King; or Salesman? Salesman
- The South American 'Feve Tonka' vanilla-like spice popularized in French cuisine is a: Tobacco derivative; Fish; Bean; or Llama gland? Bean (Feve is bean in French)
- Author/entrepreneur Cynthia Payne (1933-2015) famously provided what personal service for men of status/authority in 1980s London: Tax avoidance; Stutter therapy/elocution; Hair transplants; or Brothel? Brothel
- Named after its town of origin, Marsala fortified wine originated on which island, the largest of its surrounding sea? Sicily
- What is a kick, a cut, a horse, and uninspiring journalist? Hack
- The old Anglicized-French occupational word 'colporteur' was a distributor of: Cheese; Coal; Wine; or Bibles? Bibles
- The technique known as 'Beurre manié' is used in: Figure-skating; Cooking; Ice-sculpting; or Picture framing? Cooking ('kneaded butter' - a dough of butter and flour, added to sauces for thickening/smoothing/glazing)
- The general exception to the tendency for most circular/track human activities (eg athletics) to be anti-clockwise is: Speed-skating; Motor racing; Cycling; or Ballroom dancing? Motor racing (motor racing is commonly clockwise - theories vary as to why most other tracks/directions are anti-clockwise)
- Where certain religions divide the notion of heaven into parts there are generally: Three; Five; Seven; or Twelve? Seven
- The informal terms 'ding meal' or 'ding dinner' refer to a: Traditional bell-shaped pot; Delivery doorbell; Microwave oven; or Servant/parent summoned by a bell? Microwave oven
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