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  1. Helix pomatia is otherwise known as edible: Snail; Seaweed; Sand; or Coal? Snail
  2. What word prefixes: Shed, Sport, and Stock? Blood
  3. Which capital city building name means "city fortress": Colosseum; Louvre; Kremlin; or Taj Mahal? Kremlin (Moscow)
  4. Codeine painkiller is classified as: Opiate; Paracetamol; Anti-inflammatory; or Medical cannabis? Opiate
  5. What famous banking family's surname is from German 'red sign'? Rothchild (from 'zum rothen schild' - with red sign)
  6. An example of the human condition 'Paresthesia' is: Sleepwalking; Forgetfulness; Laziness; or Pins and needles? Pins and needles (sensations such as tingling, numbness, etc., from non-obvious physical cause, including funny bone strike, 'dead' or 'asleep' limbs, etc)
  7. Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach's eponymous psychological test uses: Handwriting; Inkblots; Star-signs; or Tea-leaves? Inkblots
  8. The technical word for the side-arms of spectacles is: Temples; Churches; Cathedrals; or Synagogues? Temples
  9. Spell the word meaning a rebound of a bullet/projectile: Riccochet; Ricochet; Richoshe; or Rickershay? Ricochet
  10. Which two months of the year are named after Roman Emperors? (two answers required) July and August (Julius Caesar and Augustus)
  11. What creature is thought named from Australian Aboriginal, meaning (leading to) 'good food': Wombat; Koala; Budgerigar; or Kangaroo? Budgerigar
  12. The original short term for the EU (European Union) was: EIC; EUC; EEC; or NATO? EEC (European Economic Community)
  13. The most reliable form of timekeeping until the 1930s was: Water; Sand; Pendulums; or Sunlight? Pendulums
  14. What sort of leaf from the Bible metaphorically obscures a problem: Vine; Olive; Fig; or Raspberry? Fig (originally used by Adam when he realised he was naked)
  15. Named after an Illinois factory, what motivational 'Effect' was interpreted by psychologist Elton Mayo in the 1920s: Laurel; Hawthorne; Rosebush; or Cactus? Hawthorne (workers' productivity was studied with improved lighting, but actually productivity improved simply from involvement in the research, irrespective of lighting levels - this story/explanation is included with lots more interesting and amusing analogies on the stories page)
  16. Geert Wilders emerged as a controversial extreme Dutch (What?) in the 2000s: Naked hockey; 90% alcohol liqueur; Right-wing politician; or Canal flu? Right-wing politician
  17. What car make has 2010s models including 108, 208, 301, 408, 508, and Bippo van: Citroen; Peugeot; Renault; or Maserati? Peugeot
  18. Nixdorf, Tulip, Sinclair and AST were early brands in: Package holidays; Computing; Electric cars; or SLR cameras? Computing
  19. What is Vladimir Nabokov's controversial 1955 novel, which originated the also controversial term for a promiscuous young woman? Lolita
  20. The first Ebay business to exceed five million positive feedbacks was: Book Banana; Music Magpie; Lip Stick; or Toy Tomato? Music Magpie


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