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  1. What ancient Indian practice with Hatha and Raja versions has Sanskrit word origins combining union and concentration?
  2. The Brazilian Real is the national: Dance; Currency; Parliament; or Dish?
  3. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are two autonomous constituent countries of: Norway; Denmark; Canada; or USA?
  4. The 2017-elected French President's newly and dramatically emerged party is abbreviated to: REM; ABBA; U2; or 10CC?
  5. The Turkish words 'ask' and 'sevgi' mean: Sun; God; Love; or Milk?
  6. The personal development appraisal method which includes views of co-workers about the worker concerned is popularly called "(How many degrees?) Feedback": 50; 90; 100; or 360?
  7. In 2017 Fraser Corsan achieved what record-breaking speed for a non-mechanized free-falling human, in a wingsuit: 93mph; 119mph; 249mph; or 23,000mph?
  8. What traditional amusement forms Wikipedia's spherical logo?
  9. What London street is a metonym for UK central government administration?
  10. Schroeder and Marcy are among the perpetual children in (What?) famous creation by (Who?) from 1950-2000? (two answers required)
  11. A yurt, originating/popular with central Asia nomads from c.600BC is a type of: Tent; Cart; Horse; or Sour cream drink?
  12. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Shakepeare's Romeo and Juliet refer to a (What?) as an 'iron crow': White witch; Prussian general; Red wine cocktail; or Wrecking bar?
  13. What US company founded eponymously by a German immigrant in 1853 became famous for its organs, jukeboxes and vending machines?
  14. From 1935 to 1986 the Canadian silver dollar featured a: Lion; Eagle; Canoe; or Harp?
  15. What remedial word refers to the hardening of resins and cements, and the preserving of meat, etc., by salting or drying etc?
  16. What is the fourth root of 16?
  17. 'Sayonara' is an Americanized Japanese word for what?
  18. 'Commensurate' means: Early; Proportionate; Opinionated; or Working class?
  19. Italian Maria Montessori (1870-1952) developed her famous eponymous method for (What?) at her La Casa Dei Bambini: Education; Childbirth; Cooking; or Tattooing?
  20. Associated with French philosophical enlightenment 17-18thC, a hosted gathering of people for discussion and learning was/is a: Kitchen; Salon; Studio; or Study?
  21. Folder paper named after the Philippines city where local hemp was first used to make it is: White; Pink; Buff; or Green?
  22. What Jewellery firm founded 1842 in St Petersburg famous for its eggs was nationalised by the Bolsheviks in 1918?
  23. What is the grammatical term for a short phrase contradiction in terms: Oxymoron; Palindrome; Pilcrow; or Plagiarism?
  24. The abbreviation SWOT analysis stands for what?
  25. Match these countries to their internet top-level-domains: Switzerland, China, Canada, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) - .ci .ca. ch .cn ?

 

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