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  1. What word for a meeting or way of exchanging ideas was originally an Ancient Roman public square? Forum
  2. Name the centrist French President elected in 2017? Emmanuel Macron
  3. What is the cube root of 8? 2 (2 x 2 x 2 = 8)
  4. The internet abbreviation TLD (eg .com and .net and .de) stands for what? Top Level Domain
  5. What is the name of the popular MIT children's HTML programming website: Batch; Snatch; Scratch; or Catch? Scratch
  6. 'Tesekkur ederim' means 'thank you' in which major language connecting Europe and Asia? Turkish
  7. Ashkenazi are a people of which ethnicity: Indian; Mexican; Jewish; or Nordic? Jewish
  8. An 'angle grinder' tool typically has a: Rocking saw; Spinning disc; Oscillating file; or Electric laser? Spinning disc
  9. A traditional type of Turkish Delight confectionery is: Orchid; Tulip; Rose; or Dandelion? Rose
  10. In 2016-17 which nation pursued tax fraud investigations against soccer personalities including Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho? Spain
  11. A Boston USA medical study found in 2017 regular consumption of (What?) markedly eased rheumatoid arthritis: Pasta; Red wine; Oily fish; or Blue cheese? Oily fish
  12. What is the title of a seaport professional who takes temporary command to dock a ship: Admiral; Commodore; Navigator; or Pilot? Pilot
  13. Associated with magic, what is the ancient Norse alphabet of 2nd-14th centuries: Sanskrit; Runic; Turkik; or Wookiee? Runic
  14. Which three of these must be present for rust to form: Iron; Water; Algae; Heat; or Oxygen? Iron, Water, Oxygen
  15. Having a high value-to-weight ratio and now mostly virtual, what fundamental concept reputedly first emerged in Lydia (now Asian Turkey) in the 7th century BC? Money
  16. What combat sport has a weapon with parts called a button, foible, forte, guard and pommel? Fencing (the sword)
  17. Name the Italian film director Federico Fellini's 1960 movie, and popular expression, which translates to 'The Good Life' or 'The Sweet Life'? La Dolce Vita
  18. At 2017 the world's largest container ship, 'OOCL Hong-Kong', holds how many 20ft containers: 2,140; 5,141; 8,012; or 21,413? 21,413
  19. Combining two major sciences, what is the study of the chemical composition of living organisms? Biochemistry
  20. Roughly how many species of birds exist: 2,750; 8,600; 37,000; or 96,000? 8,600
  21. What is the traditional religious/Greek name (meaning 'thanksgiving') for the Christian Holy Communion or Lord's Supper? Eucharist
  22. The last Emperor of Russia, executed in 1918 by the Bolsheviks, was: Peter I; Nicholas II; Vladimir III; or Sergei IV? Nicholas II
  23. What Mexican corn tortilla dish is named from the local meaning 'seasoned with chile pepper'? Enchilada
  24. In summer 2017 Mattel launched fifteen new versions of which companion character including 'corn rows' and 'man bun'? Ken (Barbie's boyfriend)
  25. What is the modern equivalent of Royal Navy's 1914-18 code: Queenie, Robert, Sugar, Tommy, Uncle, Vinegar, William, Xerxes, Yellow, Zebra? Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee, Zulu (the international phonetic alphabet, Q-Z)


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