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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? A weather observation buoy (floating in the Gulf of Guinea, off West Africa - at the intersection of the Equator and Prime Meridian)
  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? Wardrobe
  3. Under normal Earth sea-level conditions water boils at how many degrees centigrade: Zero; 32; 100; or 212? 100
  4. The term 'histrionics', referring to excessive emotion, is Latin 'histrion', meaning: Historian; Politician; Acrobat; or Actor? 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? Highest mountains of India
  6. Spell the word for a type of neck pendant: Medalian; Medallian; Medalion; or Medallion? Medallion
  7. A spoken error, considered perhaps more truthful than the intended word(s), is called a '(What?) slip': Jungian; Freudian; Dickensian; or Shakespearian? Freudian (after psychoanalyst/theoriest Sigmund Freud)
  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? Children's
  9. Roughly what is the volume of a ball 10 inches wide (in cubic inches): 105; 162; 524; or 2,500? 524 (523.6, or more accurately 523.59878)
  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? Manhattan (originally from words meaning 'island of many hills')
  11. The popular informal term for a circus is The Big: Hat; Ring; Top; or Bottom? Top (referring to the traditional high tents used when circus began touring popularly in the mid-1800s)
  12. What is the diameter of the world in kilometres: 12,742 19,008; 27,783; or 652,500? 12,742 (or 7,918 miles)
  13. From Latin meaning 'small room' what are the 'building blocks of life' and smallest units able to replicate independently? Cell (or cells, from Latin cella)
  14. Ptolemy (AD100-170), Roman/Egyptian, was a famous: Writer; Battle; City; or Flood? Writer (Claudius Ptolemy in full - also an astronomer, geographer and mathematician)
  15. Match these equating French/English word pairs: Aussi, Bientot, Jamais, Toujours, Soon, Never, Always, Also? Aussi - Also, Bientot - Soon, Jamais - Never, Toujours - Always
  16. What bodily substance containing electrolytes, glycoproteins, and enzymes performs main functions in: Taste, Digestion, and Lubrication? Saliva
  17. The central financial City of London is known as the (What?) Mile: Money; Murder; Square; or Crooked? Square
  18. The Gaelic-originating surname prefix Mac or Mc meant originally: Elder; Son; Daughter; or Red-haired? Son (commonly extended to 'son of' although the 'of' was often reflected in an adaptation of the name which followed the Mac/Mc)
  19. Martha's Vinyard, south of Cape Cod, is a famous: Racetrack; Mountain range; Vacation island; or School for Popes? Vacation island (very affluent, off Massachusetts USA)
  20. Insert the missing term in this reducing metric prefix sequence: Centi, Milli, Micro, (What?), Pico, Femto: Nano; Mega; Kilo; or Giga? Nano (see the fascinating metric prefixes)


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