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  1. What in the world is at Zero Degrees Latitude and Zero Degrees Longitude: North Pole, South Pole; NATO HQ; or A weather observation buoy?
  2. The first most popular book of seven from CS Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-56) is The Lion, The Witch and the: Table; Armchair; Bed; or Wardrobe?
  3. Under normal Earth sea-level conditions water boils at how many degrees centigrade: Zero; 32; 100; or 212?
  4. The term 'histrionics', referring to excessive emotion, is Latin 'histrion', meaning: Historian; Politician; Acrobat; or Actor?
  5. Kangchenjunga, Nanda Devi, and Kamet are the three (What? of Where? - two answers required): First rulers; Highest mountains; Top security prisons; India; Australia; or Game of Thrones?
  6. Spell the word for a type of neck pendant: Medalian; Medallian; Medalion; or Medallion?
  7. A spoken error, considered perhaps more truthful than the intended word(s), is called a '(What?) slip': Jungian; Freudian; Dickensian; or Shakespearian?
  8. Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), author of 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'Green Eggs and Ham', is most famous in what literary genre: Crime/thrillers; Chick lit; Horror; or Children's?
  9. Roughly what is the volume of a ball 10 inches wide (in cubic inches): 105; 162; 524; or 2,500?
  10. The name of which famous island borough, also a cocktail and Woody Allen film, derives from Lenape Native American Indian, land owners until Dutch settler acquisition, 1626?
  11. The popular informal term for a circus is The Big: Hat; Ring; Top; or Bottom?
  12. What is the diameter of the world in kilometres: 12,742 19,008; 27,783; or 652,500?
  13. From Latin meaning 'small room' what are the 'building blocks of life' and smallest units able to replicate independently?
  14. Ptolemy (AD100-170), Roman/Egyptian, was a famous: Writer; Battle; City; or Flood?
  15. Match these equating French/English word pairs: Aussi, Bientot, Jamais, Toujours, Soon, Never, Always, Also?
  16. What bodily substance containing electrolytes, glycoproteins, and enzymes performs main functions in: Taste, Digestion, and Lubrication?
  17. The central financial City of London is known as the (What?) Mile: Money; Murder; Square; or Crooked?
  18. The Gaelic-originating surname prefix Mac or Mc meant originally: Elder; Son; Daughter; or Red-haired?
  19. Martha's Vinyard, south of Cape Cod, is a famous: Racetrack; Mountain range; Vacation island; or School for Popes?
  20. Insert the missing term in this reducing metric prefix sequence: Centi, Milli, Micro, (What?), Pico, Femto: Nano; Mega; Kilo; or Giga?

 

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