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  1. 'Pastel de nata' refers to what confection in English: Portuguese tart; Spanish fudge; Maltese loaf; or Belgian chocolate sausage? Portuguese tart (fully Portuguese egg tart pastry)
  2. What did Rev John Russell (1795-1883), vicar of Swimbridge, and keen fox-hunter, originate? Jack Russell (terrier dog breed)
  3. What triangular bone at the base of the human spine is named from the Latin allusion that the soul resides in it? Sacrum (sacred bone)
  4. Girder, arch, cantilever and suspension are major types of: Churches; Bridges; Dentures; or McDonald's logo styles? Bridges
  5. "A small piece of hardware that connects to another device to provide it with additional functionality" is a: Dongle; Dangle Dingle; or Jingle? Dongle
  6. What term for a hydrocarbon popularly refers to a standard measure/rating of engine or aviation fuel performance? Octane
  7. In heraldry (medieval shield designs) what colour/color is sable? Black
  8. What mechanism features in a socket wrench and cable tie that allows movement in one direction only? Ratchet
  9. Emmanuel Macron became president of which nation in May 2017: Spain; Brazil; France; or Canada? France
  10. The ransomware cyber attack of May 2017, which paralysed computer systems around the world was named 'Wanna(what?)': Die; Cry; Be; or Dance? Cry
  11. Bilabial, Dental, Palatal and Alveolar, Uvular, and Glottal refer to types of: Breathing; Smiling; Sleeping; or Speech consonants? Speech consonants
  12. Chateaubriand is a type of: Onion; Beef steak; Wine; or Housebrick? Beef steak (cooked steak dish)
  13. Which country originated the Fez felt hat named after the city? Morocco
  14. In which country is the world's oldest continuously surviving university - University of Al Quaraouiyine? Morocco
  15. What nation has the internet top level domain .ma? Morocco
  16. The 400 mile Po Valley is a major geographical feature of: Italy; China; Brazil; or Cyprus? Italy
  17. From Latin meaning a heel/ankle bone, what is the claw of a bird of prey? Talon (from talus)
  18. What word for a cradle song is an old portmanteau combining the meanings calm and farewell? Lullaby
  19. Damascus steel is found in fine quality: Skyscrapers; Car engines; Sword/knife blades; or Saucepans? Sword/knife blades
  20. Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960) established the: World Wide Web; Post Office; National Health Service; or BBC? National Health Service
  21. Executed in 1880, which iconic villain is reportedly the subject of more biographical works than any other Australian? Ned Kelly (Edward Kelly)
  22. Arabica is the most widely grown and best quality source of what hugely popular seed? Coffee
  23. Name the oceanic area between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico notorious for lost shipping? Bermuda Triangle
  24. Bordering Israel, Lebanon, and Jordan name the strategically important hills largely annexed by Israel in 1981? The Golan Heights
  25. Order these creatures from deepest to shallowest ocean dwellers: Giant squid, Anchovy, Diving petrel, Anglerfish? Anglerfish, Giant squid, Anchovy, Diving petrel


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