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  1. The distance between the thread ridges of a screw or bolt is called the: Stitch; Pitch; Ditch; or Itch? Pitch
  2. What is 20% of the square root of 25? 1 (one)
  3. Mixing equal amounts of red, blue and yellow paint produces: Green; Purple; Brown; or Black? Brown
  4. Which one of the four compass points does not feature in the main Australian state/territory names? East
  5. Latin American originally (from echarqui, dried flesh), what word refers to marinated and barbecued pork/chicken? Jerk
  6. Adopted in November 1949, which nation's constitution is the longest in the world: USA; India; Germany; or China? India
  7. Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are major Chinese producers of: Oil; Phones; Fashionwear; or Cars? Phones
  8. Epistemology, concerned with knowledge, and rationalism vs empiricism, is a branch of: Gambling; Philosophy; Politics; or Cookery? Philosophy
  9. The famous Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail is c.800km across Northern: Italy; Spain; Brazil; or Canada? Spain
  10. By what process is candy floss (fairy/cotton floss) made from sugar: Spinning; Popping; Boiling; or Microwaving? Spinning
  11. Coptic is the last (til 1600s) stage of what now unused language, one of the world's oldest? Egyptian
  12. Liked by composers and writers for its softness and durability, a Blackwing 602 is a: Piano; Microphone; Pencil; or Chair? Pencil
  13. Hindi for 'solitary', and typically cub scout leader, what creature is Akela in Kipling's Jungle Book? Wolf
  14. The post-2nd World War term for the European communist bloc of nations was (which two of): Iron; Copper; Silver; Door; Curtain; or Cupboard? Iron Curtain
  15. What is (USA) 'motorcycle dirt-track racing' popularly called elsewhere in the world? Speedway (or motorcycle speedway)
  16. What is the most pirated (illegally copied/downloaded) TV program  of the 21st century (at 2017)? Game of Thrones
  17. What form or transport is named from the French word to throw? Jet (from the verb jeter)
  18. What are the four Shakespeare plays featuring: Venice; Two Gentleman; The Shrew; Windsor; The Merchant; The Merry Wives; Verona; The Taming? The Two Gentleman of Verona; The Taming of the Shrew; The Merchant of Venice; The Merry Wives of Windsor
  19. Japanese 'Konnichi wa' and 'Sayonara' mean respectively: Sorry; Bed-time; Good afternoon; Goodbye; or Help? Good afternoon and Goodbye
  20. Slacklining is a modern more dynamic form of: Tightrope walking; Gentleman's tailoring; Glider take-off; or Hip replacement? Tightrope walking
  21. Name the Paris racecourse which hosts the famous Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe? Longchamp (Longchamp Racecourse, or Hippodrome de Longchamp)
  22. What two common Latin words derive from the Roman gods representing and now meaning plants and animals? Flora and Fauna
  23. What word makes five new words when suffixed to: Yard; Side; Fire; Under; and Tone? Arm
  24. What European nation is popularly and technically incorrectly called a name based on local language for 'woodland'? The Netherlands (or Holland - from Old Dutch 'holtlant' = woodland - which is technically a western coastal region within The Netherlands)
  25. Urban legend reported as fact since first publication in 1893 attributes the invention of (What?) to Isaac Newton: Central heating; Cat-flap; Hot-tub; or Machine-gun? Cat-flap (legend is also that Newton made a big hole for the mother cat, and smaller hole for her kittens, and then realised that the kittens were happy using the big hole..)


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