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  1. On a standard English QWERTY keyboard the % (percent) sign is above the number: 2; 5; 7; or 0? 5
  2. What is a pullover, a New US state, a UK channel island and knitted fabric first produced there? Jersey
  3. What once world-leading social networking website was bought by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation for $580m in 2005, and sold to Specific Media Group and Justin Timberlake for $35m in 2011? Myspace
  4. Pranayama refers generally to what aspect of yoga: Praying; Breathing; Singing; or Pyjamas/Pajamas? Breathing (Sanskrit extension of prana, breath/life force)
  5. Rolls Royce famously makes (What?) for the aircraft industry: Fuselages; Engines; Electronics; or Leather seats? Engines
  6. The English-Greek prefix 'peri' means: Up/over; Round/about; Vision; or Hidden? Round/about
  7. Which country occupying 47% of South America has states including Amazonas, Sao Paulo, Bahia and Para? Brazil
  8. A 'short corner' or 'penalty corner' features in: Ice hockey; Field hockey; Australian Rules Football; or Table tennis? Field hockey
  9. An anaesthetist (US anesthesiologist) is a type of: Atomic scientist; Astronomer; Medical doctor; or Sheet metal-worker? Medical doctor (specialised in pain-relief/inducing unconsciousness to enable pain-free surgical procedure)
  10. Swedish amateur jockey Helena Stahl controversially did what to her horse after it was put down due to injury in 2015: Stuffed/mounted it; Sent its ashes to Mars; Made jewellery from its bones; or Ate it? Ate it
  11. The word pyjamas (US pajamas) originated from: JM Barrie's Peter Pan; Bengali/Persian 'leg garment'; Slang for 'prison jacket'; or Biblical clothes worn by desciples of Jesus? Bengali/Persian 'leg garment' (originally lightweight trousers with drawstring waistbands worn by Indian Muslims, and adopted by Europeans late 1700s)
  12. Radioactive decay of naturally occurring Uranium eventually concludes as: Gold; Oxygen; Lead; or Sugar? Lead
  13. Gleeking is the popular technical term for: Cracking knuckles: Scrunching knees; Stomach gurgling; or Spurting saliva out of the mouth from glands under the tongue? Spurting saliva out of the mouth from glands under the tongue (typically accidentally when yawning)
  14. Religious Christian instruction - typically spoken fixed questions and answers - is called: Cataclysm; Catechism; Catatonia; or Catamaran? Catechism (pronounced 'Cattakizm' - from Greek 'katakhein' meaning 'instruct orally')
  15. Jana Gana Mana is, since 1950, the national anthem of: China; India; Russia; or France? India (translated as Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of All People)
  16. What single digit whole number is the cube root of 64? 4 (4 x 4 x 4 = 64)
  17. The internationally significant UK organizations PRS and PPL which merged in 2016 operate in which sector: Renewable energy; Music; Travel; or Espionage and security intelligence? Music (publishing, rights, licensing, etc)
  18. The saying which alludes to a character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to the intoxicating effects of a trade glue is 'Mad as a (What?)': Carpenter; Hatter; Tailor; or Dentist? Hatter
  19. The 13th century legend of Lady Godiva, riding naked on horseback in Coventry to save townsfolk from her husband's taxes, featured/originated the notion of a voyeur called 'Peeping (Who?)': Paul; Tom; Dick; or Kevin? Tom
  20. When an entity/person disposes of significant assets, perhaps unwisely, to raise money, this is called 'Selling off the family (What?): Treasure; Silver; Jewells; or Children? Silver


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