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  1. Founded in Italy 1472, Monte dei Paschi di Siena is the world's oldest 21st century: University; Bank; Church; or Estate Agency? Bank
  2. A maraca, originally made from a gourd and beans, is a Latin-American: Curry; Ceremonial hat; Percussion instrument; or Infant's carriage? Percussion instrument
  3. Joshua, Klitschko, Fury and Haye are: Atlantic flight paths; 2016 typhoons; World champion boxers; or Birth surnames of One Direction members? World champion boxers
  4. What day is named after Biblical accounts of crowds laying cloaks and branches on Christ's path into Jerusalem? Palm Sunday (alternatively Yew Sunday, or Branch Sunday)
  5. Galia, Honeydew, Cantaloupe and Horned are types of: Snowflake; Lizard; Melon; or Crochet hook? Melon
  6. First adopted in 1858, the earliest standard army camouflage is (still popular internationally): Rifle Green; Gun Grey; Bark Brown; or Blood Red? Rifle Green
  7. What gemstone is fossilized tree sap: Tiger's Eye; Topaz; Amber; or Garnet? Amber
  8. A jointing/bordering metal strip used in stained/leaded glass windows is called a: Came; Went; Been; or Gone? Came
  9. What's the square root of 729: 19; 27; 33; or 72? 27
  10. Derived from Greek for 'servant-woman' what term refers to a non-medical companion at birth, and increasingly death too? Doula
  11. Smith and Wesson is a famous maker of: Earth-diggers; Pianos; Firearms; or Sugar? Firearms
  12. The Bixa Orellana plant's annatto seeds (used for saffron/paprika substitute and cosmetic dyes) is also called the: Lipstick tree; Blusher rose; Mascara vine; or George Bush? Lipstick tree (and Achiote, from the Americas)
  13. An aquifer is a type of: Tree; Agreement; Punctuation mark; or Water-bearing rock layer? Water-bearing rock layer
  14. In HTML computer language an 'unordered list' equates to what in conventional writing/printing? Bullet points (or bullets)
  15. The human ailment ankylosis is: Sprained ankle; Joint immobility; Cramp; or Paranoia? Joint immobility (due to fibrous growth)
  16. Name the first man-made Earth satellite, launched 1957, meaning 'fellow-traveller' in Russian? Sputnik (Sputnik 1)
  17. The old Anglicised French word 'soup├žon' ('soupsonn') means a very (What?) amount: Large; Small; Fluid; or Hypothetical? Small (as in a tiny sample or addition, for instance of mustard to a dish)
  18. What word prefixes the following to make four different terms: Gallery; Range; Star; Jacket? Shooting
  19. Star Anise is a: Tree and spice; Arabian pattern; Parthenon mosaic; or Moon of the Sun? Tree and spice
  20. Having an eagle emblem, name the oldest motorbike company still making bikes into the 21st century? Moto Guzzi
  21. Amazon's streaming device launched 2014 is abbreviated to: Sparkplug; Firestick; Knobdongle; or Coldplay? Firestick (fully and less memorably 'Fire TV Stick')
  22. The Ballon d'Or is an annual award for the world's best: Clown; Footballer; Country song; or Architect? Footballer (soccer player)
  23. In physics/electronics, Ohm's Law is: "The current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the (What?) across the two points.": Temperature; Pressure; Voltage; or Mileage? Voltage
  24. CJKV - a language system using hanzi/kanji - is an abbreviation of which four nations? (four answers required) China Japan Korea Vietnam (or Chinese Japanese Korean Vietnamese - hanzi/kanji are among different national terms for the symbols in such languages)
  25. Which four months of the year are named after their numerical order in the old Roman calendar? (four answers required) September, October, November, December (seven, eight, nine, ten)


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