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  1. Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is said to have died from the bite of a: Lion; Spider; Asp; or Horse?
  2. What is the fluid component of blood, the '4th state of matter', and ionized gas/electric lamps?
  3. What is distilled from molasses: Rum; Gin; Vodka; or Tequila?
  4. Name the famous winged horse from Greek mythology?
  5. Dendrochronology refers to which three of: Bell; Tree; Hair; Ring; Speed; Pull; Dating?
  6. Assisi, birthplace of St Francis, founder of the Catholic Franciscan Order, is in: Spain; Italy; France; or Mexico?
  7. The common word/suffix 'berg' in Swedish and German means: Lake; Mountain; Forest; or Ice?
  8. The epic 'Beowulf' (c1000AD), a vast language record, is the oldest surviving poem manuscript in Old: Dutch; English; French; or German?
  9. Binomial Nomenclature is a two-part Latin naming and hierarchy system for: Roman roads; Musical instruments; Plants and animals; or Space rockets and satellites?
  10. Which one of these is not among the four main gases of Earth's atmosphere: Nitrogen; Oxygen; Argon; Carbon dioxide; Hydrogen? (Bonus point - which two are c.99% of the total?)
  11. Which element (Sr) named after a Scottish town was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in 1808?
  12. Strabismus is an imbalance of the: Heart; Hearing; Eyes; or Beard?
  13. Roughly the volume in cubic metres of a squash court is: 30; 100; 352; or 12,000?
  14. Mechanical arm railway signals are termed (What?) communication system, also used by ships at sea?
  15. Introduced legally in 1876, what vehicular float marking originally included abbreviations for 'Lloyd's Register', 'Salt Water in Summer', and 'Fresh Water'?
  16. What precious stone is a corundum with chromium traces, historically called carbuncle?
  17. Colophony, rubbed on violin bows, is better known as a yellow turpentine resin called: Raisin; Rosin; Risin; or Rison?
  18. What compound (C7H5NO3S) is 500 times sweeter than sugar, for which it substitutes?
  19. Charon is the single main moon/satellite of: Pluto; Mars; Neptune; or The Sun?
  20. What delicacy comes from the creature Husso husso?
  21. The iconic 1968 Small Faces album Ogden's Nut Gone Flake was the first LP with an appropriately (What-shape?) cover, originally produced as a lidded tin container: Hexagonal; Triangular; Pentagonal; or Circular?
  22. Birkdale, Troon, Muirfield, and Sandwich are famous venues for what?
  23. Sir Ken Robinson (born 1950) and 'most-viewed TED talker' is a famous: Newsreader; Educationalist; Architect; or Footballer?
  24. Match these words and meanings: Pagoda, Palermo, Palmyra, Pangolin - Indian tree, Scaly ant-eater, Buddhist shrine, Capital of Sicily?
  25. Which surnamed eponymous supergroup abbreviated to CSNY drew members from The Byrds, Hollies and Buffalo Springfield? (5 bonus points for all first names and the bands each came from?)

 

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