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  1. Hogmanay in Scotland is: Christmas Day; New Year's Eve; A pig roast; or Drink-driving? New Year's Eve
  2. How many cathedrals are in mainland UK (at early 2000s): 5; 11; 42; or 281? 42
  3. The highest grossing hand-drawn animated film in history is: Snow White; The Snowman; The Lion King; or How the Grinch Stole Christmas? The Lion King
  4. A rivulet is a miniature: Review; Rivet; Stageshow; or Stream/river? 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? Peanut (or Groundnut)
  6. What instant messaging service was acquired in 2014 for $16bn by Facebook? Whatsapp
  7. The main character in the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas is: Bob Bones; Captain Finger; Jack Skellington; or Mary Christmas? Jack Skellington
  8. American Linus Pauling, 1954 Nobel Prizewinner, conceived a helical structure fundamental to: Modern sculpture; Shakepearean analysis; Solar study; or DNA? DNA (Pauling was a chemist)
  9. What deceptively challenging culinary dish is named from French 'lemele' (knife blade - alluding to shape)? Omelette
  10. Walt Disney drew Mickey Mouse with white gloves fearing audience sensitivity towards: Black hands; Mouse claws; Thumb stumps; or Personal hygiene? Mouse claws
  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? The voices of Dick Dastardly and Tigger and Inventor of the first mechanical human heart
  12. What word makes six new words when suffixing: Pig, Leaf, Eye, Out, Book, and Brace? Let
  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? The Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1945 musical Carousel (on which the Gerry and the Pacemakers' hit song was based)
  14. What spooky TV series was originally titled 'Too Much', and had a nicknamed character whose fictional 'real name' was Norville Rogers? Scooby-Doo
  15. The fictional character Norville Rogers is better known by the nickname: Salem Saberhagen; Shaggy; Count Duckula; or Agent Dana Scully? Shaggy (of Scooby-doo)
  16. From Latin, casein is the main protein in: Milk/cheese; Fish; Bananas; or Christmas pudding? Milk/cheese (from Latin caseus, cheese)
  17. What were Victorian English postmen called because of their uniforms: Peacocks; Robins; Flamingoes; or Blue tits? Robins (they wore red)
  18. In human childbirth cervical dilation is considered complete at how many centimetres: 6; 10; 15; or 22? 10cms
  19. Numerology refers to what aspect of numbers: Logical; Historical; Mystical; or Shape? Mystical (paranormal, divination, etc)
  20. Put these types of iron in order of most to least tensile strength (ie most brittle last): Cast, Wrought, Pig or Steel? Steel, Wrought, Cast, Pig
  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? Arthur
  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? Computer programming (developed first by Ericsson comms corporation)
  23. Bengal gram, Garbanzo, and Kabuli chana are all better known as what legume: Lentil; Chickpea; Mung bean; or Kidney bean? Chickpea
  24. What word prefixes the following to make five new words: Back, Card; Flow, Mere, and Point? Cash
  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? Venado, Crinkle, Slasher, Geoff, Bugle


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