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- Columbus Day commemorating the discovery of America is celebrated in which month? October (12/21 October 1492, Julian/Gregorian calendars, generally now celebrated the second Monday in October)
- In computing what does FTP stand for? File Transfer Protocol
- Rock Hudson appeared with which singing star in the movies Send Me No Flowers and Pillow Talk? Doris Day
- A Black or White what? refers to a company mounting respectively a hostile or a helpful takeover bid? Knight
- Named after the Spanish city which first produced it, Cordovan is what kind of material? Leather (soft leather, from horses, used in shoemaking, after the Andalusian city Cordova/Cordoba)
- What is the term for a virtual barrier between two corporate departments, which often for legal reasons, must not share information? - Spanish fence; Chinese wall; Boston Barricade; or Bouquet of barbed wire. Chinese wall
- What is the title of the film in which Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter play a childless couple who kidnap on of a set of quintuplets? Raising Arizona
- What Latin warning phrase attempts to transfer risk to users or customers, meaning 'Buyer Beware'? Caveat Emptor
- In which year did US athlete Jesse Owens win four Olympic gold medals? 1936
- Owain Gwynedd of Wales defeated which English King in battle? Henry the second
- Televisions, hi-fi equipment and similar electronic domestic items are referred to as what colour goods? Brown (because originally they were in wooden cabinets)
- What was the Ed Sullivan Show originally called? Toast of the Town
- A Colles fracture is in which part of the body? Wrist
- Who wrote the book The Woman in White? Wilkie Collins
- What word for a waterway refers to the distribution route by which a product or service reaches its customers? Channel
- What was the name of the notoriously clumsy 17th century English (of Irish origin) hangman? Jack Ketch
- In the stock market what are the three animal terms associated with these trading types? - a) buying newly issued shares hoping to sell quickly at a profit; b) believing share prices will fall; c) believing prices will rise. a - stag, b - bear, c - bull
- In Italian cooking what are small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour? Gnocchi
- What does a carminative drug relieve? Flatulence
- What dairy term is used to describe turnover or loss of customers, usually expressed as an annual percentage? - butter; churn; cream; or cheese. Churn
- In Greek mythology what is the name of the youth loved and accidentally killed by Apollo, and from whose blood Apollo caused a flower to grow? Hyacinth
- What gruesome animal behaviour term, refers to the undesirable loss of product sales when customers switch to a similar product offered by the same supplier? Cannibalisation (or cannibalization in US-English)
- What famous TV cook was called Phyllis Primrose-Pechey? Fanny Craddock
- What is the largest castle in Wales? Caerphilly
- What Greek word is commonly given to the public test launch of a software version or website? Beta (Alpha is typically an earlier smaller non-public test or version)
- What was Jodie Foster's character in the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs? Clarice Starling
- Who was the Roman god of thunder? Jupiter
- What type of vegetable is a kohlrabi? Cabbage
- A company or product which has high market share and continues to produce good returns requiring minimal investment is called a 'cash...' what? - well; cow; machine; or potato? Cow
- In which country are the Ajanta Caves? India
- What German publisher's name became famous for a series of worldwide travel guides? Karl Baedeker
- A logrunner is what type of creature? Bird
- What is the name of the triangle which has two equal sides and two equal angles? Isosceles
- What is a squirrel's nest called? Drey
- In which year was the Festival of Britain? 1951
- Who is the world's most stolen artist? Picasso
- In which month is the Vernal Equinox? March
- Tolo TV is which country's leading independent TV company (as at 2010)? Afghanistan
- "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night," is a Bette Davis line from which film? All About Eve (the word 'ride' is commonly substituted in error in quoting this line, but it's definitely 'night')
- Who founded the Amazon website? Jeff Bezos (Jeffrey Preston Bezos)
Question 39 was corrected, and the supporting information with the answer also - the quote contains the words "bumpy night", not "ride" as stated and commonly believed - thanks S Deane - 10 Dec 2010.
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