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  1. 'Pastel de nata' refers to what confection in English: Portuguese tart; Spanish fudge; Maltese loaf; or Belgian chocolate sausage?
  2. What did Rev John Russell (1795-1883, vicar of Swimbridge, and keen fox-hunter, originate?
  3. What triangular bone at the base of the human spine is named from the Latin allusion that the soul resides in it?
  4. Girder, arch, cantilever and suspension are major types of: Churches; Bridges; Dentures; or McDonald's logo styles?
  5. "A small piece of hardware that connects to another device to provide it with additional functionality" is a: Dongle; Dangle Dingle; or Jingle?
  6. What term for a hydrocarbon popularly refers to a standard measure/rating of engine or aviation fuel performance?
  7. In heraldry (medieval shield designs what colour/color is sable?
  8. What mechanism features in a socket wrench and cable tie that allows movement in one direction only?
  9. Emmanuel Macron became president of which nation in May 2017: Spain; Brazil; France; or Canada?
  10. The ransomware cyber attack of May 2017, which paralysed computer systems around the world was named 'Wanna(what?': Die; Cry; Be; or Dance?
  11. Bilabial, Dental, Palatal and Alveolar, Uvular, and Glottal refer to types of: Breathing; Smiling; Sleeping; or Speech consonants?
  12. Chateaubriand is a type of: Onion; Beef steak; Wine; or Housebrick?
  13. Which country originated the Fez felt hat named after the city?
  14. In which country is the world's oldest continuously surviving university - University of Al Quaraouiyine?
  15. What nation has the internet top level domain .ma?
  16. The 400 mile Po Valley is a major geographical feature of: Italy; China; Brazil; or Cyprus?
  17. From Latin meaning a heel/ankle bone, what is the claw of a bird of prey?
  18. What word for a cradle song is an old portmanteau combining the meanings calm and farewell?
  19. Damascus steel is found in fine quality: Skyscrapers; Car engines; Sword/knife blades; or Saucepans?
  20. Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960 established the: World Wide Web; Post Office; National Health Service; or BBC?
  21. Executed in 1880, which iconic villain is reportedly the subject of more biographical works than any other Australian?
  22. Arabica is the most widely grown and best quality source of what hugely popular seed?
  23. Name the oceanic area between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico notorious for lost shipping?
  24. Bordering Israel, Lebanon, and Jordan name the strategically important hills largely annexed by Israel in 1981?
  25. Order these creatures from deepest to shallowest ocean dwellers: Giant squid, Anchovy, Diving petrel, Anglerfish?
  26. Using similar principles to acupuncture, the Japanese therapy (meaning 'finger pressure' is called: Reiki; Shiatsu; Feng Shui; or Kung Fu?
  27. Schabziger (or sapsago, made of cows milk and blue fenugreek, in the Swiss canton (state Glarus, first by monks in the 8th century, and later named/specified in 1463 thus becoming one of the earliest brands, is: Ice-cream; Cheese; Chocolate; or Toffee liqueur?
  28. A large ocean system of circulating currents (there are five main ones is called a: Gyre; Wyre; Flyre; or Dyre?
  29. What name for a royalist opponent of a 'Roundhead' in the English Civil War (1642-1651 became an adjective meaning arrogant?
  30. In politics what Anglicized-French term (from 'bring together' refers to the re-establishment of cordial relations between two nations?
  31. Emily Dickinson's famous poem is 'Hope is the thing with (What?': Fur; Feathers; Skin; or Bones?
  32. What word refers to a range of fish and musical instruments, and was the largest international brewery (late 1800s-early 1900s?
  33. What do the first letters stand for in each of these chivalric orders (awarded titles of the British Empire: KBE, OBE, MBE, CBE?
  34. The 12th Earl of (Where? gave his name to an equine event in 1780 and now any local contest between nearby clubs?
  35. In what German city was the 2-5% perfume formulation (now generic eponymously devised/named, in 1709?
  36. A tagine (meaning 'frying pan' is a stew and earthenware pot originating in: South America; North Africa; Mexico; or Scotland?
  37. Meaning a (typically shameful secret, a (What? is said to be in the closet/cupboard?
  38. Jean François Gravelet (1824-97 was famously better known as: Tom Thumb; The Elephant Man; Charles Blondin; or Harry Houdini?
  39. The California Wham-O-Production Co launched (What? c.1957 after Yale students' use of a Connecticut pie product?
  40. In heraldry (medieval shield designs) what colour/color is sable?
  41. The ransomware cyber attack of May 2017, which paralysed computer systems around the world was named 'Wanna(what?)': Die; Cry; Be; or Dance?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. 'Pastel de nata' refers to what confection in English: Portuguese tart; Spanish fudge; Maltese loaf; or Belgian chocolate sausage?
    Portuguese tart 
  2. What did Rev John Russell (1795-1883, vicar of Swimbridge, and keen fox-hunter, originate?
    Jack Russell 
  3. What triangular bone at the base of the human spine is named from the Latin allusion that the soul resides in it?
    Sacrum 
  4. Girder, arch, cantilever and suspension are major types of: Churches; Bridges; Dentures; or McDonald's logo styles?
    Bridges
  5. "A small piece of hardware that connects to another device to provide it with additional functionality" is a: Dongle; Dangle Dingle; or Jingle?
    Dongle
  6. What term for a hydrocarbon popularly refers to a standard measure/rating of engine or aviation fuel performance?
    Octane
  7. In heraldry (medieval shield designs what colour/color is sable?
    Black
  8. What mechanism features in a socket wrench and cable tie that allows movement in one direction only?
    Ratchet
  9. Emmanuel Macron became president of which nation in May 2017: Spain; Brazil; France; or Canada?
    France
  10. The ransomware cyber attack of May 2017, which paralysed computer systems around the world was named 'Wanna(what?': Die; Cry; Be; or Dance?
    Cry
  11. Bilabial, Dental, Palatal and Alveolar, Uvular, and Glottal refer to types of: Breathing; Smiling; Sleeping; or Speech consonants?
    Speech consonants
  12. Chateaubriand is a type of: Onion; Beef steak; Wine; or Housebrick?
    Beef steak
  13. Which country originated the Fez felt hat named after the city?
    Morocco
  14. In which country is the world's oldest continuously surviving university - University of Al Quaraouiyine?
    Morocco
  15. What nation has the internet top level domain .ma?
    Morocco
  16. The 400 mile Po Valley is a major geographical feature of: Italy; China; Brazil; or Cyprus?
    Italy
  17. From Latin meaning a heel/ankle bone, what is the claw of a bird of prey?
    Talon 
  18. What word for a cradle song is an old portmanteau combining the meanings calm and farewell?
    Lullaby
  19. Damascus steel is found in fine quality: Skyscrapers; Car engines; Sword/knife blades; or Saucepans?
    Sword/knife blades
  20. Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960 established the: World Wide Web; Post Office; National Health Service; or BBC?
    National Health Service
  21. Executed in 1880, which iconic villain is reportedly the subject of more biographical works than any other Australian?
    Ned Kelly 
  22. Arabica is the most widely grown and best quality source of what hugely popular seed?
    Coffee
  23. Name the oceanic area between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico notorious for lost shipping?
    Bermuda Triangle
  24. Bordering Israel, Lebanon, and Jordan name the strategically important hills largely annexed by Israel in 1981?
    The Golan Heights
  25. Order these creatures from deepest to shallowest ocean dwellers: Giant squid, Anchovy, Diving petrel, Anglerfish?
    Anglerfish, Giant squid, Anchovy, Diving petrel
  26. Using similar principles to acupuncture, the Japanese therapy (meaning 'finger pressure' is called: Reiki; Shiatsu; Feng Shui; or Kung Fu?
    Shiatsu
  27. Schabziger (or sapsago, made of cows milk and blue fenugreek, in the Swiss canton (state Glarus, first by monks in the 8th century, and later named/specified in 1463 thus becoming one of the earliest brands, is: Ice-cream; Cheese; Chocolate; or Toffee liqueur?
    Cheese
  28. A large ocean system of circulating currents (there are five main ones is called a: Gyre; Wyre; Flyre; or Dyre?
    Gyre
  29. What name for a royalist opponent of a 'Roundhead' in the English Civil War (1642-1651 became an adjective meaning arrogant?
    Cavalier
  30. In politics what Anglicized-French term (from 'bring together' refers to the re-establishment of cordial relations between two nations?
    Rapprochement
  31. Emily Dickinson's famous poem is 'Hope is the thing with (What?': Fur; Feathers; Skin; or Bones?
    Feathers
  32. What word refers to a range of fish and musical instruments, and was the largest international brewery (late 1800s-early 1900s?
    Bass
  33. What do the first letters stand for in each of these chivalric orders (awarded titles of the British Empire: KBE, OBE, MBE, CBE?
    Knight, Officer, Member, Commander
  34. The 12th Earl of (Where? gave his name to an equine event in 1780 and now any local contest between nearby clubs?
    Derby
  35. In what German city was the 2-5% perfume formulation (now generic eponymously devised/named, in 1709?
    Cologne 
  36. A tagine (meaning 'frying pan' is a stew and earthenware pot originating in: South America; North Africa; Mexico; or Scotland?
    North Africa
  37. Meaning a (typically shameful secret, a (What? is said to be in the closet/cupboard?
    Skeleton
  38. Jean François Gravelet (1824-97 was famously better known as: Tom Thumb; The Elephant Man; Charles Blondin; or Harry Houdini?
    Charles Blondin 
  39. The California Wham-O-Production Co launched (What? c.1957 after Yale students' use of a Connecticut pie product?
    Frisbee 
  40. In heraldry (medieval shield designs) what colour/color is sable?
    Black
  41. The ransomware cyber attack of May 2017, which paralysed computer systems around the world was named 'Wanna(what?)': Die; Cry; Be; or Dance?
    Cry