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  1. The occupational surname Wainwright refers to a maker of what? Carts (or wagons - lenient quizmasters/mistresses might accept the clever answer of Wains - which are wooden carts)
  2. A Kingdom Hall is a place of worship used by what religion? Jehovah's Witnesses
  3. Mount Teide in the Atlantic Ocean is the highest volcano of: which nation? Spain (it's on Tenerife)
  4. Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz founded the extraordinary international "(What?) Cafe" movement in Neuch√Ętel Switzerland in 2004, to promote understanding and dispel negativity and fear towards the subject? Death
  5. FBI, the US crime organization, is fully called what? Federal Bureau of Investigation
  6. Doritos are mainly made from: Potato; Soya; Maize; or Rice? Maize (also called corn)
  7. Name the famous English painter of The Hay Wain and landscapes of Dedham Vale, East Anglia, known as '(Who?) country'? Constable (John Constable)
  8. Mesocarp, albedo and medulla in plants/fruit are different words for (What?), used to make a type of helmet? Pith
  9. What word prefixes ringer, metal, bottoms, and curve to make four different terms? Bell
  10. Bismuth (Bi) is a: Metallic element; Gas element; Iron alloy; or Salt? Metallic element
  11. Scapa Flow, a body of water in the Orkney Islands off Scotland is the derivation of a Cockney Rhyming Slang expression meaning to: Kiss; Marry; Make love; or Run away? Run away (commonly spelled 'scarper' - 'Flow' rhymes with 'go' - see Cockney Rhyming Slang)
  12. What important ingredient of houmous is made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds? Tahini (or tanina or ardeh)
  13. The American Standard Code for Information Interchange is a 1960s-founded system for: Diplomacy; Computing; Interviewing; or Parenting? Computing (it is typically abbreviated and seen as ASCII)
  14. In business the intangible value part (especially at acquisition) of a company such as brand/reputation/relationships is called: Goodwill; Grace; Leeway; or Kudos? Goodwill
  15. Which Shakespeare character said: "...'Cry havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war..." ? Mark Antony (or Anthony - or Marcus Antonius - from the play Julius Caesar)
  16. Put these historical timescales into size order, biggest time first: Era Age Period Eon Epoch? Eon Era Period Epoch Age
  17. Oseltamivir, sold under the brand name Tamiflu, is an antiviral flu medication made from synthesis using extract from: Star anise; Garlic; Mint; or Honey? Star anise
  18. A vertical support or decoration in a window/door is called a: Scullion; Mullion; Bullion; or Yullion? Mullion
  19. A Lacuna is a: Shark, 1950s Ford, Asian dagger; or Gap in a manuscript? Gap in a manuscript
  20. Gaffer tape derives from which industry: Motion pictures; Automotive; Maritime; or Confectionery/bakery? Motion pictures (the Gaffer is responsible for lighting and electrics)
  21. CamelCase - alluding to humpy word shapes - has no: Capital letters; Word spaces; Vowels; or O and Z? Word spaces (instead a capital letter is used for the first letter of each word)
  22. A random signal, found in many communication types, e.g., a 'snow' picture on an untuned analogue TV, is generally called: Purple haze; Red mist; White noise; or Grey goose? White noise
  23. Secondary mineral formations called speleothems are found in: Cathedrals; Caves; Teeth; or Car-engines? Caves (eg stalactites, stalagmites, etc)
  24. The 1957 Treaty of Rome founded what became: NATO; EU; FIFA; or The Vatican? EU (European Union, in 1957 the EEC, European Economic Community)
  25. Put these brands to their products: Bryant & May, Gitanes, Shaeffer, Seagram - Writing instruments, Whiskey, Safety matches, Cigarettes? Bryant & May = Safety matches, Gitanes = Cigarettes, Shaeffer = Writing instruments, Seagram = Whiskey


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