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  1. Hogmanay in Scotland is: Christmas Day; New Year's Eve; A pig roast; or Drink-driving?
  2. How many cathedrals are in mainland UK (at early 2000s): 5; 11; 42; or 281?
  3. The highest grossing hand-drawn animated film in history is: Snow White; The Snowman; The Lion King; or How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
  4. A rivulet is a miniature: Review; Rivet; Stageshow; or Stream/river?
  5. What snack food and oil crop grows in pods underground and belongs to the bean/pea family: Wotsit; Hula Hoop; Peanut; Popcorn; or Twiglet?
  6. What instant messaging service was acquired in 2014 for $16bn by Facebook?
  7. The main character in the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas is: Bob Bones; Captain Finger; Jack Skellington; or Mary Christmas?
  8. American Linus Pauling, 1954 Nobel Prizewinner, conceived a helical structure fundamental to: Modern sculpture; Shakepearean analysis; Solar study; or DNA?
  9. What deceptively challenging culinary dish is named from French 'lemele' (knife blade - alluding to shape)?
  10. Walt Disney drew Mickey Mouse with white gloves fearing audience sensitivity towards: Black hands; Mouse claws; Thumb stumps; or Personal hygiene?
  11. American Paul Winchell (1922-2005) is famous for which two of these: The voices of Dick Dastardly and Tigger; Being the last official King of Germany; World record non-stop Charleston dancing (15days:16hrs:37mins); Inventor of the first mechanical human heart; Ate a three-berth tent including poles and pegs in 34mins:12seconds?
  12. What word makes six new words when suffixing: Pig, Leaf, Eye, Out, Book, and Brace?
  13. The anthemic Liverpool Football Club song You'll Never Walk Alone is originally from: A Cumbrian Christmas carol; An 1800s school playground chant; A Gerry and the Pacemakers' 1960s hit pop song; or The Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1945 musical Carousel?
  14. What spooky TV series was originally titled 'Too Much', and had a nicknamed character whose fictional 'real name' was Norville Rogers?
  15. The fictional character Norville Rogers is better known by the nickname: Salem Saberhagen; Shaggy; Count Duckula; or Agent Dana Scully?
  16. From Latin, casein is the main protein in: Milk/cheese; Fish; Bananas; or Christmas pudding?
  17. What were Victorian English postmen called because of their uniforms: Peacocks; Robins; Flamingoes; or Blue tits?
  18. In human childbirth cervical dilation is considered complete at how many centimetres: 6; 10; 15; or 22?
  19. Numerology refers to what aspect of numbers: Logical; Historical; Mystical; or Shape?
  20. Put these types of iron in order of most to least tensile strength (ie most brittle last): Cast, Wrought, Pig or Steel?
  21. The popular geeky children's TV series about an anthropomorphic aardvark whose theme song was sung by Ziggy Marley is: Arthur; Hey Arnold; Winston; or Think you're Aardvark?
  22. Erlang (after Danish engineer Agner Erlang and/or a portmanteau of 'Ericsson Language') is used for: Computer programming; Signing for deafness; NATO communication/translation; or Bee breeding/analysis?
  23. Bengal gram, Garbanzo, and Kabuli chana are all better known as what legume: Lentil; Chickpea; Mung bean; or Kidney bean?
  24. What word prefixes the following to make five new words: Back, Card; Flow, Mere, and Point?
  25. Which five of these are not original reindeer from the poem 'Twas the night before Christmas': Comet, Venado, Cupid, Crinkle, Dasher, Slasher; Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Geoff, Donner, Blitzen, Bugle?


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