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  1. The most highly developed part of a brain is the: Cerebrum; Hippocampus; Thalamus; or Medulla? Cerebrum
  2. Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary are the three major types of: Trees; Rock; Fish; or Human hair? Rock
  3. Ray Dolby's eponymous 1933 invention improved: Safety glass; Blood transfusion; Sound reproduction; or Train punctuality? Sound reproduction (reduction of hiss noise in tape recordings)
  4. Name the tree/resin which produces Arabic/Yemen (natural chewing) gum, related to a word for chew? Mastic (sharing the same Greek word root as masticate)
  5. In the Modern Braille system, three embossed dots in vertical line equates to: A; L; V; or Z? L
  6. Desalination is the removal of (What?) from (What?): Heat; Salt; Brine; Alcohol; Infection; or Milk? (two answers required) Salt from Brine (i.e., removing salt from salt-water)
  7. The Parthenon in Athens was originally a: Gladiatorial stadium; Temple; Fortress; or Library? Temple
  8. Brighter rainbows are caused mainly by: Air temperature; Time of day; Bigger raindrops; or The viewing person's imagination only? Bigger raindrops
  9. Japanese for 'picture character' is (What?) - reportedly the fastest growing language ever? Emoji (e + moji = picture + character, and not derived from 'emotion' at all..)
  10. In astronomy what name is given to a distance of 3.26 light-years, a portmanteau of parallax and second? Parsec
  11. In the scoring of diving competition (from a platform/board into a pool) the abbreviation DD means what? Degree of Difficulty
  12. 'Highway Gothic', 'Transport' and 'Motorway', (originally US, UK, UK) are common international standard road (What?): Reflective paint; Surfacing stone sizes; Signage typefaces; or Lighting brightness? Signage typefaces
  13. A stabilizing fin that provides uplift for a fast watercraft, or downforce for a fast car, is a hydro or aero (What?): Foil (hydrofoil and aerofoil - a hydrofoil is also a name for the watercraft that uses such technology)
  14. Measured in kilograms per cubic metre, the mass of unit volume of a substance is called: Density; Weight; Momentum; or Pressure? Density
  15. Metrical feet types such as iamb, trochee, dactyl, and anapest characterize: American furniture; Western poetry; Tree frogs; or Southern hemisphere rainbows? Western poetry (they are rhythmic line patterns)
  16. A full-grown courgette or zucchini is a: Cucumber; Pumpkin; Marrow; or Aubergine? Marrow
  17. The nitrogen cycle, fundamental in nature, entails airborne nitrogen and animal/plant decomposition converting to: Ammonia; Oxygen; Hydrogen; or Silver? Ammonia
  18. Heightwise, if Mount Everest were put into the the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, its peak would be roughly where in relation to sea level: At sea level; A mile higher; Two miles higher; or A mile below? A mile below (Everest is c.8850m, and Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the oceans, is c.11000m deep)
  19. Reef, clove hitch, bowline, and sheepshank are types of what? Knots (in rope or string)
  20. What Latin for 'I' is used in varying contexts referring to the oneself, and our self-view? Ego
  21. Epoch, Eon, Era, and Period are types of: Punctuation; Roman gods; Geological timescales; or Microsoft operating systems? Geological timescales
  22. What word for a sweet dish is a French portmanteau meaning 'clear the table', combining 'remove' and 'serve'? Dessert (from des, remove, and servir, serve)
  23. The infinity sign is a sideways (90-degree rotated): 3; 6; 8; or X? 8
  24. What global ethical standards organization's logo, like the yin-yang symbol, shows "..blue sky for optimism, green for growth, and a raised arm for empowerment..." ? Fairtrade
  25. In the constructed international Esparanto language, what are Dimanĉo, Lundo, Mardo, Merkredo, Jaŭdo, Vendredo, Sabato? The days of the week (Sunday to Saturday)


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