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  1. The farmer in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies is Mr: McDougall; McGregor; Macdonald; or MacHinery?
  2. Greek mythology asserts that the first woman on Earth was: Venus; Hera; Eve; or Pandora?
  3. Which one of these is the more general name within which the other two are types: Sultana; Raisin; Currant?
  4. Launched 2016/17, Apple Homepod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home mainly provide: Music; Gaming; Education; or Robot baby-sitting and parenting?
  5. Donald Trump's May 2017 Twitter typo that became a viral conundrum was: Boobebe; Kwififi; Covfefe; or Impeecci?
  6. The Maris Piper is a popular famous: Light aircraft; Potato; Scottish folk dance; or Plumbing manual?
  7. Breteche, Machiolation, Murder-holes, Merlons and Hoarding are features of: Golf courses; Medieval castles; Cheese; or Wedding cakes?
  8. What does the J stand for in the household cleaning 'J-cloth' (now genericized brand?
  9. What portmanteau word (for a video diary is a form of publishing, done by millions of children (e.g., on YouTube, often unknown to teachers and parents?
  10. Panettone is a popular Italian: Motorcycle; Lake; Bread; or Martial art?
  11. What creature is a 'fashion' (style of repeated recitation often used in learning?
  12. What Latin for beak is a speaking platform, from Ancient Rome's speaker Forum, decorated with the beaks of captured galleys?
  13. Siddhārtha Gautama is simply and eponymously known as what founding religious teacher?
  14. The pastry used in eclairs and similar cakes is: Shoo; Shew, Shoe; or Choux?
  15. What did Willie Walsh reveal as the actual cause of BA's catastrophic IT systems outage, stranding 75,000 passengers and grounding flights at 170 airports over a May holiday weekend 2017: Cyber-attack; Psychic phenomenon; Rats; or Someone pulled the plug out?
  16. 'Watergate' - the scandal causing US president Nixon's resignation in 1974 - is actually a: Book; Journalist; Building complex; or Legal term for impeachment?
  17. Tabs, Knobs, Whimsies, and Innies and Outies feature in what table-top amusement?
  18. Named after its German bacteriologist inventor, what is a flat circular transparent dish used for cultivating micro-organisms?
  19. What BBC TV children's story show (1965-96 is named from a nursery rhyme, and became Cockney Rhyming slang for 'story', especially alluding to fabrications and lies?
  20. 'Machine Learning' and 'Decision Trees' are terms in: Dr Who; Star Trek; Landscape gardening; or Artificial Intelligence?
  21. The time spent by people viewing YouTube videos each day (i.e., in a single day - as at 2017 collectively equates to roughly how many years: Ten; A hundred; A thousand; or 100,000?
  22. Spraint is the dung of the: Cat; Dog; Otter; or Rabbit?
  23. Someone who shunts trains in the USA, derived from older English for an inn's groom for horses or innkeeper is a: Rustler; Whistler; Hostler; or Wrestler?
  24. The Westermarck effect, which opposes Freudian theory, seeks to explain: War; Dreams; Playground games; or Genetic Sexual Attraction?
  25. What is the modern equivalent of Royal Navy's 1914-18 code: Apples, Butter, Charlie, Duff, Edward, Freddy, George, Harry, Ink, Johnnie, King, London, Monkey, Nuts, Orange, Pudding?
  26. The personal development appraisal method which includes views of co-workers about the worker concerned is popularly called "(How many degrees? Feedback": 50; 90; 100; or 360?
  27. Schroeder and Marcy are among the perpetual children in (What? famous creation by (Who? from 1950-2000?
  28. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Shakepeare's Romeo and Juliet refer to a (What? as an 'iron crow': White witch; Prussian general; Red wine cocktail; or Wrecking bar?
  29. Italian Maria Montessori (1870-1952 developed her famous eponymous method for (What? at her La Casa Dei Bambini: Education; Childbirth; Cooking; or Tattooing?
  30. Match these countries to their internet top-level-domains: Switzerland, China, Canada, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire - .ci .ca. ch .cn ?
  31. The internet abbreviation TLD (eg .com and .net and .de stands for what?
  32. A Boston USA medical study found in 2017 regular consumption of (What? markedly eased rheumatoid arthritis: Pasta; Red wine; Oily fish; or Blue cheese?
  33. 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?
  34. What is the traditional religious/Greek name (meaning 'thanksgiving' for the Christian Holy Communion or Lord's Supper?
  35. The Renaissance (French for rebirth movement began in the 1500s, in: Germany; Italy; France: or Sweden?
  36. Illacme (illacme plenipes has the most legs of all millipede species, numbering: 6; 20; 48; or 750?
  37. What corporation became (by 21st C the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines, and motorbikes?
  38. Self-proclaimed mystic/holy man Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916 significantly influenced the rule of which nation?
  39. What sort of weapon is named after Russian leader Vyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986?
  40. Name the 'Six Flags' (six 'nations' that historically have had sovereignty over some/all of the state of Texas, USA?
  41. (What creatures? wear (What? in their courtship displays: Elephants; Monkeys; Fig leaves; Dolphins; Sea sponges; or Prawns?
  42. Name the Qatar-based/founded TV station (literally in Arabic 'The Island' launched 1996, following/assisted by the closure/redundancies of BBC Arabic Language TV?
  43. In dictionaries words/names beginning with 'St.' (short for saint are generally listed after: Saint; SS; Ry; or Sz?
  44. Shakudo (from 'red' and 'gold' is a copper-gold alloy originating in: Japan; Mexico; Ireland; or Sweden?
  45. Slazenger, Donnay, Lonsdale and Dunlop are part of controversial retail employer 'Sports (What?': Strip; Rip; Direct; or Zero?
  46. Short-term/freelance work is popularly called the '(What? Economy': Big; Wig; Gig; or Fig?
  47. Whetting refers to doing (What? to a (What?: Sharpening; Cleaning; Building; Blade; Pipe; or Corner?
  48. What has a calyx (stem/leaf, and achenes (seeds on the outside?
  49. On 1st July 2017 Canada celebrated its (What? anniversary (of when Canadian Confederation was proclaimed: 100th; 150th; 200th; or 300th?
  50. What sort of giant (5m erect creature is the extinct megatherium: Giraffe; Elephant; Sloth; or Penguin?
  51. The epic 'Beowulf' (c1000AD, a vast language record, is the oldest surviving poem manuscript in Old: Dutch; English; French; or German?
  52. Which element (Sr named after a Scottish town was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in 1808?
  53. Mechanical arm railway signals are termed (What? communication system, also used by ships at sea?
  54. What compound (C7H5NO3S is 500 times sweeter than sugar, for which it substitutes?
  55. 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?
  56. Sir Ken Robinson (born 1950 and 'most-viewed TED talker' is a famous: Newsreader; Educationalist; Architect; or Footballer?
  57. What does the J stand for in the household cleaning 'J-cloth' (now genericized) brand?
  58. What portmanteau word (for a video diary) is a form of publishing, done by millions of children (e.g., on YouTube), often unknown to teachers and parents?
  59. The time spent by people viewing YouTube videos each day (i.e., in a single day - as at 2017) collectively equates to roughly how many years: Ten; A hundred; A thousand; or 100,000?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. The farmer in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies is Mr: McDougall; McGregor; Macdonald; or MacHinery?
    McGregor
  2. Greek mythology asserts that the first woman on Earth was: Venus; Hera; Eve; or Pandora?
    Pandora
  3. Which one of these is the more general name within which the other two are types: Sultana; Raisin; Currant?
    Raisin 
  4. Launched 2016/17, Apple Homepod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home mainly provide: Music; Gaming; Education; or Robot baby-sitting and parenting?
    Music
  5. Donald Trump's May 2017 Twitter typo that became a viral conundrum was: Boobebe; Kwififi; Covfefe; or Impeecci?
    Covfefe
  6. The Maris Piper is a popular famous: Light aircraft; Potato; Scottish folk dance; or Plumbing manual?
    Potato
  7. Breteche, Machiolation, Murder-holes, Merlons and Hoarding are features of: Golf courses; Medieval castles; Cheese; or Wedding cakes?
    Medieval castles
  8. What does the J stand for in the household cleaning 'J-cloth' (now genericized brand?
    Johnson 
  9. What portmanteau word (for a video diary is a form of publishing, done by millions of children (e.g., on YouTube, often unknown to teachers and parents?
    Vlogging 
  10. Panettone is a popular Italian: Motorcycle; Lake; Bread; or Martial art?
    Bread 
  11. What creature is a 'fashion' (style of repeated recitation often used in learning?
    Parrot
  12. What Latin for beak is a speaking platform, from Ancient Rome's speaker Forum, decorated with the beaks of captured galleys?
    Rostrum
  13. Siddhārtha Gautama is simply and eponymously known as what founding religious teacher?
    Buddha
  14. The pastry used in eclairs and similar cakes is: Shoo; Shew, Shoe; or Choux?
    Choux
  15. What did Willie Walsh reveal as the actual cause of BA's catastrophic IT systems outage, stranding 75,000 passengers and grounding flights at 170 airports over a May holiday weekend 2017: Cyber-attack; Psychic phenomenon; Rats; or Someone pulled the plug out?
    Someone pulled the plug out
  16. 'Watergate' - the scandal causing US president Nixon's resignation in 1974 - is actually a: Book; Journalist; Building complex; or Legal term for impeachment?
    Building complex 
  17. Tabs, Knobs, Whimsies, and Innies and Outies feature in what table-top amusement?
    Jigsaw puzzles 
  18. Named after its German bacteriologist inventor, what is a flat circular transparent dish used for cultivating micro-organisms?
    Petri 
  19. What BBC TV children's story show (1965-96 is named from a nursery rhyme, and became Cockney Rhyming slang for 'story', especially alluding to fabrications and lies?
    Jackanory
  20. 'Machine Learning' and 'Decision Trees' are terms in: Dr Who; Star Trek; Landscape gardening; or Artificial Intelligence?
    Artificial Intelligence 
  21. The time spent by people viewing YouTube videos each day (i.e., in a single day - as at 2017 collectively equates to roughly how many years: Ten; A hundred; A thousand; or 100,000?
    100,000 
  22. Spraint is the dung of the: Cat; Dog; Otter; or Rabbit?
    Otter
  23. Someone who shunts trains in the USA, derived from older English for an inn's groom for horses or innkeeper is a: Rustler; Whistler; Hostler; or Wrestler?
    Hostler 
  24. The Westermarck effect, which opposes Freudian theory, seeks to explain: War; Dreams; Playground games; or Genetic Sexual Attraction?
    Genetic Sexual Attraction
  25. What is the modern equivalent of Royal Navy's 1914-18 code: Apples, Butter, Charlie, Duff, Edward, Freddy, George, Harry, Ink, Johnnie, King, London, Monkey, Nuts, Orange, Pudding?
    Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa 
  26. The personal development appraisal method which includes views of co-workers about the worker concerned is popularly called "(How many degrees? Feedback": 50; 90; 100; or 360?
    360
  27. Schroeder and Marcy are among the perpetual children in (What? famous creation by (Who? from 1950-2000?
  28. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Shakepeare's Romeo and Juliet refer to a (What? as an 'iron crow': White witch; Prussian general; Red wine cocktail; or Wrecking bar?
    Wrecking bar 
  29. Italian Maria Montessori (1870-1952 developed her famous eponymous method for (What? at her La Casa Dei Bambini: Education; Childbirth; Cooking; or Tattooing?
    Education 
  30. Match these countries to their internet top-level-domains: Switzerland, China, Canada, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire - .ci .ca. ch .cn ?
    Switzerland = .ch , China = .cn , Canada = .ca , Ivory Coast
  31. The internet abbreviation TLD (eg .com and .net and .de stands for what?
    Top Level Domain
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. What is the traditional religious/Greek name (meaning 'thanksgiving' for the Christian Holy Communion or Lord's Supper?
    Eucharist
  35. The Renaissance (French for rebirth movement began in the 1500s, in: Germany; Italy; France: or Sweden?
    Italy
  36. Illacme (illacme plenipes has the most legs of all millipede species, numbering: 6; 20; 48; or 750?
    750
  37. What corporation became (by 21st C the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines, and motorbikes?
    Honda
  38. Self-proclaimed mystic/holy man Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916 significantly influenced the rule of which nation?
    Russia 
  39. What sort of weapon is named after Russian leader Vyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986?
    Petrol bomb or
  40. Name the 'Six Flags' (six 'nations' that historically have had sovereignty over some/all of the state of Texas, USA?
  41. (What creatures? wear (What? in their courtship displays: Elephants; Monkeys; Fig leaves; Dolphins; Sea sponges; or Prawns?
  42. Name the Qatar-based/founded TV station (literally in Arabic 'The Island' launched 1996, following/assisted by the closure/redundancies of BBC Arabic Language TV?
    Al Jazeera
  43. In dictionaries words/names beginning with 'St.' (short for saint are generally listed after: Saint; SS; Ry; or Sz?
    Saint
  44. Shakudo (from 'red' and 'gold' is a copper-gold alloy originating in: Japan; Mexico; Ireland; or Sweden?
    Japan
  45. Slazenger, Donnay, Lonsdale and Dunlop are part of controversial retail employer 'Sports (What?': Strip; Rip; Direct; or Zero?
    Direct
  46. Short-term/freelance work is popularly called the '(What? Economy': Big; Wig; Gig; or Fig?
    Gig
  47. Whetting refers to doing (What? to a (What?: Sharpening; Cleaning; Building; Blade; Pipe; or Corner?
  48. What has a calyx (stem/leaf, and achenes (seeds on the outside?
    Strawberry
  49. On 1st July 2017 Canada celebrated its (What? anniversary (of when Canadian Confederation was proclaimed: 100th; 150th; 200th; or 300th?
    150th
  50. What sort of giant (5m erect creature is the extinct megatherium: Giraffe; Elephant; Sloth; or Penguin?
    Sloth
  51. The epic 'Beowulf' (c1000AD, a vast language record, is the oldest surviving poem manuscript in Old: Dutch; English; French; or German?
    English
  52. Which element (Sr named after a Scottish town was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in 1808?
    Strontium
  53. Mechanical arm railway signals are termed (What? communication system, also used by ships at sea?
    Semaphore
  54. What compound (C7H5NO3S is 500 times sweeter than sugar, for which it substitutes?
    Saccharin
  55. 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?
    Circular 
  56. Sir Ken Robinson (born 1950 and 'most-viewed TED talker' is a famous: Newsreader; Educationalist; Architect; or Footballer?
    Educationalist
  57. What does the J stand for in the household cleaning 'J-cloth' (now genericized) brand?
    Johnson (a 1970's registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson, the cleaning/chemicals corporation)
  58. What portmanteau word (for a video diary) is a form of publishing, done by millions of children (e.g., on YouTube), often unknown to teachers and parents?
    Vlogging (from Video and Log - as in Blogging, from Web/Log)
  59. The time spent by people viewing YouTube videos each day (i.e., in a single day - as at 2017) collectively equates to roughly how many years: Ten; A hundred; A thousand; or 100,000?
    100,000 (yes - that's a hundred thousand years....  about a billion hours every day)