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  1. In mathematics a vector has both: Magnitude; Force; Direction; or Stickiness?
  2. What 13th century organization, meaning to 'brag' or 'swank', later emerged powerfully also in 20th century USA as Cosa Nostra?
  3. Latin American originally (from echarqui, dried flesh, what word refers to marinated and barbecued pork/chicken?
  4. By what process is candy floss (fairy/cotton floss made from sugar: Spinning; Popping; Boiling; or Microwaving?
  5. Coptic is the last (til 1600s stage of what now unused language, one of the world's oldest?
  6. The post-2nd World War term for the European communist bloc of nations was (which two of: Iron; Copper; Silver; Door; Curtain; or Cupboard?
  7. What is (USA 'motorcycle dirt-track racing' popularly called elsewhere in the world?
  8. What is the most pirated (illegally copied/downloaded TV program  of the 21st century (at 2017?
  9. 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?
  10. The gravitational effect of (What? determines Earth's maritime high/low/neap tides: Sun; Moon; Mars; or Clouds?
  11. Name the Cypriot mythological sculptor (and famous George Bernard Shaw play who fell in love with a statue he carved?
  12. Floccinauccinihilipilification means 'estimating something as (What?': Very big; Very old; Worthless; or Indescernable gender?
  13. What famous toxic oily addictive liquid (C10H14N2 turns brown on exposure to air?
  14. Helmut Kohl and Erich Honecker led which divided nation(s in the 1980s: Yugoslavia; Germany; Cyprus; or Russia?
  15. Snell's Law (after 1600s Dutch astronomer/mathematician Willebrord Snellius concerns: Light; Gas; Electricity; or Personality?
  16. The Greek goddess of love (meaning 'foam risen' who grew from the castrated genitals of Uranus thrown into the sea, is: Aphrodite; Eros; Venus; or Diana?
  17. Potable refers to (What? that is safe to consume: Meat; Water; Bread; or Drugs?
  18. The mixed food of Near East/Balkans/Central Asia (Persian for 'taste or snack' is: Thali; Tapas; Meze; or Smorgasbord?
  19. Attempting to make a person believe he/she is going insane by secretly moving/changing things is called (What? after an Oscar-winning 1944 film?
  20. Metaphorical encouragement to take as much as you want, typically from a surprising plentiful availability, is "Fill your (What?": Suitcase; Bags; Boots; or Trousers?
  21. The word bamboo (Dravidian 'bambu' is from the Kannada people in: China; Brazil; India; or Canada?
  22. The Italian metaphor 'Cavoli Riscaldati' ('reheated cabbage' refers to an unsavable: Cooked meal; Broken-down car; Love affair; or Collapsed government?
  23. Whose (Mandela quote tweet became the most liked in history Aug 2017 (3m+ about the US Charlotteville race protests: The Pope; Barack Obama; Donald Trump; or Kim Kardashian?
  24. First published 1886, Hobson-Jobson is a classic reference dictionary of Anglo-(What?: American; Chinese; Indian; or French?
  25. The world's first communist state (1917 was: China; Russia; Cuba; or France?
  26. The artist Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto is famous for his technically precise paintings of: Venice; Amsterdam; Bruges; or Bangkok?
  27. Name the Swiss psychoanalyst and Freud's collaborator whose theory, inc. extraversion vs introversion, underpins Myers-Briggs (MBTI and other personality testing systems?
  28. What is a food fish (Osmerus and metal process: Forge; Smelt; Cast; or Electroplate?
  29. The cassowary, rhea, and moa are/were (What? birds: Sea; Flightless; Humming; or Mythical?
  30. The old expression of surprise 'Gordon Bennett' (euphemism for 'Gor Blimey' is said based on a real American: Footballer; Singer; President; or Publisher?
  31. The Tango was originally danced by two: Women; Men; Warriors; or Grandparents?
  32. US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?' in 2017 human rights protests?
  33. US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?' in 2017 human rights protests?
  34. What significant war leader (1939-45 became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911?
  35.      The RKO organization created what King in 1933 whose line continues (at 2017?
  36.   'Al forno' (with Bechamel sauce and ragu is the most common version of what dish outside Italy?
  37.     Karōshi/Guolaosi (Japanese/Chinese refer to death from: Grief; Old-age; Overwork; or Christmas?
  38.     From Greek blastos (sprout and kystis (bladder, the blastocyst directly precedes what in human reproduction: Embryo; Ovum; Sperm; or Baby?
  39.     Japanese Kobe ('koby' from Tajima Wagyu cattle is highly prized finest quality: Leather; Milk; Beef; or Horn?
  40.     Blbically referenced Matzo (matza/matzah is an important (What? in Jewish passover cuisine: Wine; Fish; Stew; or Unleavened flatbread?
  41.     Hitchcock's thriller movie of John Buchan's book is 'The 39 (What?' ?
  42.   The Limpopo river rises in central south (Where? flowing to the Indian Ocean: Africa; Australia; India; or China?
  43.   The internet TLD (top level domain .mc is reserved for: Mission Control NASA; Monaco; Scotland; or Mcdonald's Restaurants?
  44. 2 The NATO flag/emblem is what icon?
  45.      A 2017 MORI survey found which one of these cities' apartment rents to be just a fifth (20% of the others: London, NYC, Paris; or Berlin?
  46.      Which major holiday company was rebranded TUI ('too-ee' in 2017: Thomson; Thomas Cook; 18-30; or Virgin?
  47.      Toulouse in France is called the (What? city due to its architecture: Blue; Pink; Orange; or Zebra?
  48.   What iconic monument (translation 'Crown of the Palace' was built as a Muslim mausoleum for the wife of 1700s emperor Shah Jahan?
  49.   Quotidian refers to (What? frequency: Three-monthly; Fortnightly; Daily; or Mistakenly?
  50.      The Japanese concept 'ikigai' ('life use' is a way to understand: Climate change; Personal happiness; Darwinian evolution; or Lithium batteries?
  51.      Self-Actualization is the top level of (Whose? 5-stage Hierarchy of Needs motivation theory: Maslow; Freud; Erikson; or Einstein?
  52.      Pasteurization (of milk, beer, etc controls micro-organisms/fermentation using: Salt; Heat; Ultra-violet; or Atomic radiation?
  53.   Anglicized French 'nom de guerre' equating to 'pseudonym' literally translates as 'name for (What?': Paper; Pen; Peace; or War?
  54.   Lobo refers (Spanish originating to which creature?
  55.   The old English verb 'betide' ('woe betide you' means: Force; Save; Leave; or Happen to?
  56.      Named from a vegetable, what chemical substance causes flamingoes to be pink?
  57.      Vanadium is the only (What? beginning with V: Chemical element; American city; Roman god; or Plant genus?
  58.      Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev devised the first popularized (What? table in 1869: Operating; Periodic; Drop-leaf; or Times?
  59.   Burlap (USA and Crocus (Jamaica equate in UK English to: Hessian; Tweed; Tartan; or Vinyl?
  60.   German scientist Carl August Steinheil introduced (What? in replacing the return-current telegraph wire in 1836/7: AC; DC; Wi-Fi; or Earth/Ground?
  61.   The oldest operating McDonald's restaurant (Downey, California opened in: 1953; 1964; 1970; or 1985?
  62.   The natural mineral Kieserite (magnesium sulphate/sulfate is better known as (What? salt, from the UK spring and horse-racing town?
  63.      Besides gold, white gold mainly contains (c.17% what metal, also a famous London theatre?
  64.   The world's highest value shopping day, significantly 11 Nov, created by Chinese corp Alibaba is themed (What? Day: Children's, Lover's; Pet's; or Single's?
  65.   Sammarinese is the demonym (name for people of which tiny nation (known as the Most Serene Republic of..?
  66. 2  The Biblical allusion in psychotherapy exploring human frailty is commonly expressed as (What? of (What?: Head; Hands; Feet; (of Lead; Sand; or Clay?
  67.      'Glavenoye Upravleniye Lagarej' (1923-61 is the acronymic origin of what word for a prison?
  68.   A subject that would be challengingly complex if discussed is metaphorically a (What? of (What?: Box; Can; or Bag; of Frogs; Worms; or Spanners?
  69.   Humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen 2017 was largely caused by proxy war between (which two of: Russia; Iran; China; or Saudi Arabia?
  70. 2  'Clear seeing' in French gave what Anglicized term for a psychic or extrasensory perception (ESP practitioner?
  71.      Website sabotage (e.g., by query/registration overload or similar abbreviated to DDOS means Distributed (What? Of Service?
  72.   Analysis of human skeletons from c.5,000BC found Neolithic women's (What? were of 'superhuman' strength: Arms; Legs; Neck; or Teeth?
  73.   Celestial (of sky, space is from Latin 'caelum' meaning: Sun; God; Heaven; or Air?
  74.   Which three numbers have two possible formats in seven-segment digital displays (e.g., calculators, clocks?
  75. 2  The Goths (comprising Visigoths and Ostragoths triumphed in: Harry Potter; Star Wars; Waterloo; or The Roman Empire?
  76. 2What is the major US agency missing from this list: Roscosmos (Russia, JAXA (Japan, ESA (Europe, CSA (Canada, and CNSA (China?
  77. 2  Cerberus in Greek mythology is a multi-(What? (What? guarding (What?: Eyed; Armed; Headed; Legged; Dog; Lion; Bull; Frog; Heaven; Hades (Hell; Olympus; or Heaven?
  78. 2  Spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo refer to different types of what?
  79.      According to Yahoo the top internet search of 2017 was “How to make (What?”: Houmous; Love; Friends; or Slime?
  80.      What global affirmative derives from US president Martin Van Buren's (1782-1862 birthplace and nickname?
  81.   Pak choi (US bok choi is a Chinese: Board game; Lunchbox; Cycle lane; or Cabbage?
  82.   Manana ('man-yaa-na' is Spanish for: Probably; Maybe; Tomorrow; or Wait and see?
  83. 2  Cerberus in Greek mythology is a multi-(What? (What? guarding (What?: Eyed; Armed; Headed; Legged; Dog; Lion; Bull; Frog; Heaven; Hades (Hell; Olympus; or Heaven?
  84. 2  The first dinosaur bone to be identified (1676, the end of a megalosaurus thighbone was named due to its shape: Armpitum camelum; Moutham fishum; Beakham cockum; or Scrotum humanum?
  85. 2  Chinese people increasingly give (What? called 'pingguo' at (When? called 'pinganye': Soap; Apples; Rice; Weddings; Christenings; Christmas Eve?
  86.      In Dutch tradition the controversial Spanish Moor character Black Pete (Zwarte Piet is whose companion?
  87.   Volcán Cayambe volcano in Ecuador is the only place where (What? (What? exists naturally (two answers required: Digestible; Snow; Grass; Seawater; Equatorial; or Llamas?
  88. 2  Chinese people increasingly give (What? called 'pingguo' at (When? called 'pinganye': Soap; Apples; Rice; Weddings; Christenings; Christmas Eve?
  89. 2  The enduring Classical Ballet feet positioning defined by Pierre Beauchamps in the late 1600s is the '(How many? Positions': Two; Three; Four or Five?
  90.      Which nation's economy was forecast to overtake UK and France to become globally fifth largest in 2018 (behind US, China; Japan, Germany: India; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; or Mexico?
  91.   In Judaism, bar mitzvah refers to a boy of (and ceremonially becoming: 7; 10; 13; or 16?
  92. 2  Ernest Hemingway originated the Absinthe/Champagne cocktail “(What? in the Afternoon”: Love; Sleep; Death; or Drunk?
  93. 2  What are the three missing nations from this list of 2017 USAN membership (Union of South American Nations: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile, Guyana, Suriname?
  94. Kebero, tabor, bodhran and cajon (pronounced cahon are types of which musical instruments?
  95. The Marble Mountains (locally, Ngu Hành Son are five marble/limestone hills, Kim, Thuy, Moc, Hoa and Tho, in which country?
  96. What are the three main colours/colors of the national flag of India (bonus point for the fourth minor colour and icon?
  97. How tall is the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai (at Apr 2011 the tallest building in the world: 828m; 628m, 428m or 228m?
  98. Infrasound - sound lower than 20Hz (Hertz, or cycles per second and typically undetectable by human hearing - is more commonly termed what?
  99. Which US president popularised the term 'muckraking' (meaning investigative reporting, notably of politics and business in a 1906 speech?
  100. 2011 is how many years' anniversary of the start of (what is conventionally referred to as the US Civil War?
  101. In conventional chessboard layout denotion, where the white castle (rook starts on square a1, what piece occupies e8?
  102. (Approximately how much does a cubic foot of gold weigh: 1200lbs, 220lbs; 75lbs; or 20lbs?
  103. What ancient African nation is (at 2011 the most populated landlocked country of the world?
  104. On which British comedian's (technically comedienne's US TV show did The Simpsons first appear?
  105. What (as at 2011 are the 'Next Eleven' (N-11 emerging countries identified by Goldman Sachs as having greatest potential (outside of the previously identied four 'BRIC' nations of becoming some of the world's largest economies in the 21st Century?
  106. What corporation (as at 2011 owns and operates the Norton internet security product range?
  107. Which composer (of the Barber of Sevllle and William Tell operas said of which other composer (of the The Ring of the Nibelung operas that he "... has wonderful moments and dreadful quarters of an hour..." ?
  108. According to a survey by the charity Sustain, what were respectively (at 2011 the most and least liked of insects in the UK?
  109. Noi Boi International Airport serves (and rhymes with the second syllable of which Asian city?
  110. Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV affects which insect?
  111. Andre Serrano's controversial 1987 artwork destroyed by 'anti-blasphemists' in 2011 in Avignon, France, was subtitled 'Immersion (what': Poo God; Piss Christ; Spit Mary; or Snot Pope?
  112. What is the chemical formula for laughing gas (nitrous oxide?
  113. What is the (usually somewhat aspirational meaning of Latin term Ad Astra, often used in slogans and marketing?
  114. Name the vast Swiss commodities broker subject to IPO in 2011, valuing the company at between $50-60bn (and a bonus point for the meaning of IPO?
  115. (According to the International Telecommunications Union how many SMS/text messages were sent globally in 2010: 450million; 25billion; 750billion; or 1trillion (a 'western' trillion = a thousand billion?
  116. Name the Chinese social networking website (whose name translates to mean 'everyone' which when converting to a public company on the US stock exchange in 2011 became the first major social networking company flotation: JenJen; TenTen; RenRen; or YenYen?
  117. From top-left, moving clockwise, what are the four colours/colors in the MSWindows 'flag' logo (as in Windows 7?
  118. Heinz Baked Beans are branded with the ironically misleading byline of "(how many Varieties"?
  119. Which is the only letter in the English alphabet never (as at 2011 to appear in the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements?
  120. The LEAF Award (as at 2011, fully the Emirates Glass LEAF Award is a prize awarded for what?
  121. Whose outburst, (paraphrased as "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?
  122. How many litres (or liters are in a cubic metre?
  123. Which planet (in terms of its orbit is between Saturn and Neptune?
  124. The team sport Bandy (or Russian Hockey is played on what surface?
  125. Traditionally the largest book publishers trade show in the world, where in Germany is the (city name Book Fair held each October?
  126. In Western Christianity what is the first day of Lent: Easter Monday; Shrove Tuesday (or Mardi Gras; Ash Wednesday; or Palm Sunday?
  127. What animal normally represents the box of low market share and low market growth in the Boston Matrix (or 'BSG Matrix' or 'Growth-Share Matrix' marketing model: Bull; Dog; Bear; or Elephant?
  128. The term pannier (e.g., motorbike side-box derives from what sort of basket: Picnic; Bread; Waste; or Ball?
  129. Which US office equipment corporation renamed itself (1961 after its branded photocopying technology, from Greek meaning 'dry'?
  130. Pandalus borealis is more commonly called (and officially named by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization: Northern prawn; Giant panda; Edible snail; or Bombay duck?
  131. In psychology the (positive 'Pygmalion effect' and opposite (negative 'Golem effect' influence people by: Criticism; Money; Expectation; or Food?
  132. The Sola plant (Aeschynomene aspera from India/S Asia is used to make what famous headwear?
  133. What internet vulnerability 'bug' was announced (in April 2014 to have existed in 17% of the world's web servers since end-2011: Heartbleed; Braindrain; Mindleak; or Plughole?
  134. Simnel' refers to a traditional Easter (what?, originating in medieval England: Cake; Turkey; Flower garland; or Soup?
  135. A large Tibetan leonine (lion-like species bought in China for 12million yuan (£2m in 2014 became the world's most expensive: Cat; Dog; Parrot; or Pig?
  136. A fourteen year ban (for mental health reasons on what was lifted, experimentally, by China in 2014: Tequila; Wrestling; Gaming consoles; or Eastenders (the UK TV soap?
  137. German physician Franz Mesmer's (1734-1815 'animal magnetism' theory is considered foundational in the development of: Yoga; Hypnosis; Body-building; or Lion-taming?
  138. A cloche hat is (what?-shaped?
  139. How many 'states' (variations are possible in a single 7-segment electronic/digital numeral display (as used in calculators, etc: 10; 12; 64; or 128?
  140. Selecting or extracting only a few prime items from a wide range, especially where less discrimination is appropriate, is called (What?-picking: Strawberry; Cherry; Cotton; or Nose?
  141. Which famous British institution's heavily subsidized restaurant received a complaint after cancelling a member's booking (in 2013, that "...we were unable to eat elsewhere because my wife was wearing a tiara...': The London Palladium; The House of Lords; St Andrews Golf Club; or Queens Tennis Club?
  142. Chinese technology entrepreneur Jack Ma founded which vast internet corporation, which (in the 2010s handles c.80% of China's online shopping: Aladdin; Sinbad; Alibaba; or King Kong?
  143. Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014 and Chilean Pablo Neruda (1904-73 are famous South American: Military leaders; Painters; Writers; or Boxers?
  144. What's the western name of the least densely populated country in the world, (national language 'Kalaallit Nunaat', with capital city Nuuk?
  145. Alluding to a ridged cloth, a temporary vehicle-track built over bogland on a foundation of perpendicularly laid logs is called a (What? road?
  146. The creamy cherimoya/chirimoya fruit with a soft cactus-like skin is also known as the '(what? apple': Honey; Custard; Butter; or Sugar?
  147. The official Astronomical length of a ('Julian' year is how many days: 365; 366; 365; or 3625?
  148. Anaximander (c.600-550BC, Tabula Rogeriana (1154, Waldseemüller (1507 and Mercator (1569 are notable: Bible translations; World maps; Calendars; or Taxonomies of organisms?
  149. What weighs approximately 7 x 10-23 grams (that's 7 multiplied by 10 to the power of minus 23, or more simply 0.000000000000000000000027gms: A breath of fresh air; A handclap; An atom of oxygen; or a Fly's eyelash?
  150. The ancient symbol the fylfot, is more controversially commonly known as (what?, derived from Sanskrit 'wellbeing', from 'su' (good and 'asti' (being?
  151. Most commonly how many bits are in a byte, and how many bytes are in a kilobyte (two answers required: 10 and 1,000; 1,000 and 1,000; 10 and 100; or 8 and 1,024?
  152. Technically the avocado ('fruit' of the avocado tree is a: Berry; Tuba; Nut; or Fungus?
  153. From the Greek root word for a pointed pillar, what is the technical term for the division sign ( ÷ ?
  154. Which occupation traditionally used 'walla' (in the US, 'rhubarb' (UK, and 'gaya' (Japan?
  155. A low-cost 'ratoon' crop (for example of sugar-cane or rice grows from/on: Windblown seeds; Stubble after cropping; Flooded land; or Astroturf?
  156. What common mineral's name (technically silica or SiO2 derives from old Polish-German 'kwardy', meaning 'hard'?
  157. Baroque (a dramatic heavily detailed style of art form began in: 500BC Athens; 1200s Paris; 1600s Rome; or 1800s Rio de Janeiro?
  158. Casement, awning and hopper refer respectively to which three different hinge positions of what (four answers required?
  159. The 2010s global TV phenomenon 'Game of Thrones' is based on George Martin's novel series called 'A Song of (What?': Praise; Sixpence; Ice and Fire; or Sex and Violence?
  160. The Italian underworld Omertà concept is (What? in relation to state authority/police: Cooperation; Non-cooperation; Bribery; or a Christmas truce?
  161. Which nation has the highest European capital city, (whose names are practically the same?
  162. When testing his sound equipment inventions, including the first ever recording (on phonograph cylinder in 1878, Thomas Edison often recited: The Lord's Prayer; Mary Had A Little Lamb; Testing Testing One Two Three; or My Old Man's A Dustman?
  163. Holloware (or hollow ware is generally used in: Window-dressing; Catering; Sanitation and plumbing; or Optometry?
  164. In May 2014 two Yorkshiremen (designer and rider set a new world speed record of 70.9mph for a 'manned' motorized: Skateboard; Tea-trolley; Toilet; or Wheelchair?
  165. Anima sana in corpore sano' (Latin for 'a healthy mind in a healthy body' is significant in which 1949-founded Japanese corporation's branding?
  166. In 2014, Illinois University research found higher casualty rates from female-named (what? due to victims' complacency, compared to having higher perceived fear of male names: Volcanoes; Mountains; Hurricanes; or Pet snakes?
  167. Unusually for a whale, the Arctic Ocean narwhal (or narwhale possesses: Fur; One long straight spiral tusk; An extra brain in its tail; or Eyebrows?
  168. Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars, mean (and represent in Greek mythology: Light and Dark; Sound and Vision; Fear and Terror; or Guns and Roses?
  169. The convincing diamond substitute Zircon (zirconium silicate is: From sea shell; Naturally occurring in rock; Made in a laboratory; or Waste from the double-glazing industry?
  170. The Arabic term 'Al-jebr' (reunion of broken parts is famously associated with: Disaster relief; TV news; Twin skyscrapers; or Algebra?
  171. What is the '1c Magenta', which (at $20m became the most expensive man-made object ever in terms of weight to value?
  172. A lodestone (or loadstone, from old English meaning 'leading-stone' or 'way-stone' is a naturally occurring what?
  173. What authoritarian (usually military-political leadership term takes its name from Latin 'to join'?
  174. Approximately how many million people play regular organized football in the world (at the early 2000s: 5; 25; 65; or 250?
  175. The first ever £100,000 (or above football transfer, in 1961, was: Bobby Moore; Pele; Dennis Law; or Eusebio?
  176. Name the core specialism of notable Anglo-Danish industrialist Sir Ove Nyquist Arup (1895-1988 and the global (Arup Group corporation he created: Pharmacy; Structural engineering; Shipbuilding; or Food canning?
  177. What herb is traditionally associated, besides garlic, with the pickling of a gherkin (US pickle?
  178. The traditional generic name of the 1880s bike design which improved the penny-farthing (high-wheel and basically endures today is the '(What? bicycle': Efficiency; Reliance; Safety; or Sensible?
  179. The 'maillot à pois rouge' jersey of the 'King of the Mountains' (best hill climber in the Tour de France is white with red: Chevrons; Spots; Crowns; or Snowflakes?
  180. What was a bicycle first called (and still today also any human powered wheeled vehicle, a Latin portmanteau of 'speed' and 'foot'?
  181. In 2013 Dutch cyclist Sebastiaan Bowier set a world speed record for a bicycle (unassisted, human powered vehicle of what mph?
  182. A penny-farthing (high-wheel bicycle is steered by which wheel(s: Front; Rear; or Both?
  183. German Baron Karl Drais's 1818 Laufmaschine (or Dandy horse/Draisine, origin of the modern bike, lacked: Pedal-propulsion; Steering; Spoked wheels; or Saddle/seat?
  184. Developed, named (c.1950 and hugely popular in Japan for gambling, what Olympic track cycling event requires riders to follow a motorized bike until the last few hundred metres of free sprint?
  185. The traditional (English translated award given to the last place rider in the Tour de France is the: Wooden spoon; Red lamp; Broken wheel; or Stinking Egg?
  186. TS Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical (What?" is the basis of the famous musical show: Hair; Rocky Horror; Cats; or West Side Stories?
  187. According to the iconic poetic US 2nd World War poster, "Loose Lips might (Do What?"?
  188. The Great American Chocolate Bar' is eponymously better known as 'the (What? bar'?
  189. A big problem that people avoid discussing is metaphorically called 'The (what? ...in the room': Dinosaur; Elephant; Gorilla; or Ostrich?
  190. Who conceived the effective communication theory 'Three Modes of Persuasion' (comprising Logos, Ethos and Pathos: Aristotle; Hitler; Jesus; or Napoleon?
  191. The 'Acts' book of the Bible is fully titled 'Acts of The (What?'?
  192. The HTML (HyperText Markup Language webpage codes: '<' and '>' produce the maths symbols: Right/Left chevrons; Plus/Minus; Multiply/Divide; or Square/Cube root?
  193. As at the early 2000s (2000-12 official figures what country is the world's biggest wine producer?
  194. A mattock (alternatively called a dibber in some countries is used mainly for: Fishing; Digging; Knitting; or Plumbing?
  195. A negotiating offer that is available for discussion is said to be 'On the (What?': Cards; Table; Floor; or Level?
  196. Turkey's 2014 leadership election was marked by women posting pictures on social media of themselves doing (what? after the deputy Prime Minister reportedly suggested they should not publicly: Run; Laugh; Sunbathe; or Eat?
  197. The residual presence of (what? gives brown sugar its colour/color?
  198. Name the precious spice and small bulb flower associated by etymology and extraction (two answers required?
  199. A payment or loss representing a tiny fraction of the payee's wealth is metaphorically called 'Small (What?', actually made in medieval times for children and poor folk: Wine; Beer; Cake; or Trousers?
  200. US engineer/industrialist George Pullman (1831-1897 is eponymously associated with travel by: Air; Sea; Rail; or Road?
  201. Built for the 1980 Summer Olympics, which city boasts the The Izmailovo Hotel (at 2014 the world's largest, comprising 7,500 rooms?
  202. The European supermarket corporation Netto was founded and remains (at 2014 headquartered in: Denmark; Germany; France; or Italy?
  203. Warp and weft (USA, warp and fill refer to the main elements in making: Beer; Bread; Cloth; or Shoes?
  204. The capacity in megabytes (MB of a standard Compact Disc is about: 0.7; 3; 77; or 737?
  205. Computer programming students commonly begin by writing a program named from its display output - "Hello (What?": Everyone!; World!; Mum!; or Goodbye! ?
  206. American Callan Pinckney's eponymously named system became a best-selling (1980s-2000s book/video franchise in what genre: Cooking; DIY; Fitness; or Childcare?
  207. Bok Choy (US or Pak Choi (UK is a Chinese: Martial art; Writing style; Poetry; or Cabbage?
  208. What must be no smaller than 68 inches (467mm, weigh no more than 62oz (493g and be symmetrically dimpled?
  209. Psychological tests which invite responses to vague stimuli ('random' words, images, etc and whose answers are analysed expertly are called: Reactive; Objective; Projective; or Subjective?
  210. Al Jazeera means 'The (What?'?
  211. Die Adler', nickname of the German national soccer team, means 'The (What'?
  212. Bosintang/Boshintang (or Gaejangguk is a Korean soup of declining popularity made chiefly of what meat?
  213. The Glycaemic Index (GI refers to: EU stock exchanges; Food; Optical lenses; or Rainfall?
  214. In business/work/politics/etc, 'Guanxi' (China, 'Blat' (Russia, and 'Wasta' (Middle East refer to the significance of: Education; Finance; Personal relationships; or Tea-breaks?
  215. A nuclear reactor which produces more 'fissile' material (i.e., which sustains a chain reaction than it consumes in fuel is known by what sexual term?
  216. Haslet is a traditional (mostly UK inexpensive chopped, pressed and cooked cold loaf of: Fruit; Fish; Offal; or Chocolate fudge with nuts and raisins?
  217. The expression 'Go West' originally (mid-1800s encouraged people to move from/within: Europe; America; Russia; or Asia?
  218. A full moon which coincides with its closest proximity to Earth is called a '(What? moon': Blue; Harvest; Festival; or Cheese?
  219. Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536 is a revered: Atheist statesman; Christian humanist; Mathematician; or Vegetarian chef?
  220. Gurning is a (sometimes competitive activity involving distortion of: Facts; Balloons; Spoons; or One's face?
  221. A sepulchre is a (what?, usually made/carved from stone: Cross; Church; Tomb; or Dragon?
  222. Hilary Mantel's controversial 2014 fictional story is "The Assassination of (Which controversial leader?" ?
  223. Shellshock, in Bash, was in 2014 described as the most dangerous (what? since Heartbleed?
  224. This historical region (1300s-1800s of Bessarabia is in: Eastern Europe; Western Europe; North Africa; or South America?
  225. A major share-trading mistake, sometimes worth of $millions, is commonly called a '(What? Error': Blind Eye; Deaf Ear; Fat Finger; or Dead Leg?
  226. Name the iconic Israeli drink company/brand (especially 1960-80s associated with the slogan "Get busy with the fizzy"?
  227. Founded 1938 by Lee Byung-chul, Samsung is which country's biggest business (at 2014: China; India; South Korea; or Japan?
  228. The Izmit Bay Bridge, said to be the largest bridge construction project in history (at 2014, is in which 'MINT' nation?
  229. The Carthage civilization (814-200BC was based around modern: Copenhagen; Tunis; Mexico City; or Moscow?
  230. The volume of a pyramid or cone is: base area x height x (what fraction?: A Quarter; A Third; A Half; or Nine-Fourteenths?
  231. The Occident (from Latin 'going down' refers generally to which part of the world: Europe/US; Asia; Australia; or Africa?
  232. The Union of Myanmar, capital Rangoon, is traditionally (in the 'west' called what country?
  233. In Scrabble what's the only conventional English number whose spelling is its score (without bonus points?
  234. Atomic weight is expressed/measured to a standard based on the common isotope (12 of which element?
  235. The maxim "Work expands to fill the time available" is called '(Whose? Law', after its author?
  236. Common in Middle East and North Africa, a souq (also souk, shuk, suk, sooq, suq, etc is a: Marketplace; University; Tea-house; or Bicyle-driven taxi?
  237. What popular office product/brand did Bette Nesmith Graham (mother of Monkee Mike Nesmith invent and later sell to Gillette for nearly $50m in 1979?
  238. Ido is the relatively unpopular improved version of what, first devised by Polish physician Ludwik Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917?
  239. Youku Tudou is (early 2000s China's most popular: Martial Art; Salad; Cycle route; or Video-sharing website?
  240. Which statesman used the Russian maxim 'doveryai, no proveryai' ('trust, but verify' to ease US/USSR negotiations at the end of the cold war?
  241. Based on an old metaphor, a song about unrequited (unreturned love is called a '(What? song': Heart; Flame; Arrow; or Torch?
  242. Edema (or oedema, or dropsy refers to body tissue: Swelling; Reddening; Throbbing; or Hardening?
  243. An offence in sport intended to stop a threatening move or gain other advantage is misleadingly and euphemistically called a '(What? foul': Technical; Professional; Free; or Fair?
  244. Named after a distinctively shaped musical instrument, and Stockholm's Hasselbacken Restaurant/Hotel, 'Hasselback' potatoes are almost wholly (What? before baking: Skewered with cinnamon sticks; Wrapped in smoked herring; Thin-sliced and cheese-covered; or Diced with honey and schnapps?
  245. What's the English translation of the religious Latin abbreviation AMDG ('Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam'?
  246. What old Japanese battle cry and emperor greeting means 'ten thousand years of life (to you'?
  247. The simplest alcohol (CH3OH, 'wood spirits', first produced by burning pine, is technically known as: Glycerol; Sorbitol; Methanol; or Ethanol?
  248. Neoteny, considered highly significant in human evolution, is the presence of (What? characteristics in adolescence/adulthood: Infant/foetal; Fun/play; Critical thinking; or Mating/sex-drive?
  249. Name Finnish writer Tove Jansson's Hippo-like children's character franchise, originally in Swedish books 1945-93, TV/film and the popular '(What? World' theme park in Naantali, Finland?
  250. Valerie Trierweiler revealed in her 2014 book the politically damaging assertion that (Who? routinely refers to (Whom? as "Les sans dents"?
  251. Althaea officinalis, an ancient African medicinal plant and sugar sweet ingredient, is commonly known as (What popular confection?
  252. The old British 'threepenny bit', the Australian 50c (1969-2000s, and the 2017 redesigned British £1 coin each have how many sides (not including the two faces?
  253. Ashram (Hindu, Yeshiva (Jewish, and Dojo (Japanese are: Festivals; Learning/study places; Political assemblies; or Hair/beard styles?
  254. Ethanol (drinking alcohol is a byproduct of the metabolic process of which two naturally occurring substances?
  255. "I used to work at a perfume factory but was (what pun meaning 'dismissed'"?
  256. The first (joint-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Swiss Jean Henri Dunant, in 1901, founded which international organization?
  257. What common term is the SI unit (International System of Units of mass?
  258. The 'Anschluss' ('connection' was the annexation of which nation by which other nation in March 1938 (two answers required?
  259. What commodity value is benchmarked in the USA and elsewhere according to (among more technical terms 'Texas Light Sweet'?
  260. The dinosaur Archaeopteryx or (German 'Urvogel' is considered a main ancestor of modern: Fish; Birds; Cattle; or Mice?
  261. Warren Buffett coined (What? key investment term to symbolize 'competitive immunity' of a corporation: Moat; Boat; Float; or Stoat?
  262. Dr Dre became the highest earning musician in 2014 by selling his headphones company (What? to Apple for c.$600m?
  263. The expression 'to shirtfront' someone (confront head-on, adopted by certain politicians in 2014, originated in: Ice-Hockey; Rugby Leage; Australian Rules Football; or Ten-pin bowling?
  264. The largest ever white (What? weighing 16lbs was sold at NYC Sotheby's for $61,250 in 2014?
  265. The big-selling country and western hit song, notably by Elvis Presley in 1957, is '(What? Christmas'?
  266. According to biblical tradition the three 'magi' (wise men or kings came from the: North; South; East; or West?
  267. The equatorial Republic of Kiribati's 'Kiritimati' (Christmas Island, among the first land to see each new day/year, is in which ocean?
  268. Named after a German physicist, what is the international (SI unit of frequency, defined as one cycle per second?
  269. Who wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848 and Das Kapital (1867?
  270. The original meaning of capital (financial/money referred to 'caput', head, specifically head of: Company; Table; Cattle; or Steam?
  271. In categorizing workplace skills, Emotional Intelligence (EQ typically represents (What? skill: Hard; Soft; Labor/Labour; or Life?
  272. The Erythraean Sea, lying between Africa and Asia is more commonly called the (What? Sea?
  273. What (at 2015 is the only major nation of the world which charges income tax on its citizens working overseas?
  274. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are collectively known as (What? religions, referring to their founding biblical character?
  275. Vande Mataram (I praise thee, Mother is the national song of which BRIC nation?
  276. Author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the notion (2000s that to become truly expert at something a minimum of how many hours practice is required: 1,000; 10,000, 50,000; or a million?
  277. Name the only five nations which (to 2012 have participated at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era (since 1896?
  278. The Indian wind instrument, the pungi (also been or bin, is associated with what street activity?
  279. Astronomers refer to a planetary position potentially enabling Earthlike conditions as the '(What? Zone': Goldilocks; Snow White; Sleeping Beauty; or Dumbo?
  280. What's the total score, and penalty, for this snooker break (succession of balls potted by one player: Red, Pink, Red, Brown, Red, Yellow, Red, White (having nominated Black?
  281. The popular slogan, originating 1930s, for a persisting leading brand is "Don't say brown, say (What?'?
  282. The long-standing flag of New Zealand (to 2015 has how many stars, based on Crux, the Southern Cross constellation: One; Four; Sixteen; or Thirty-nine?
  283. What drink takes its name from 'uisce/uisge', and is also called uisge beatha (water of life?
  284. What did Russian authorities list as an impairment to safe driving in 2015: Spectacles/contact lenses; Chewing gum, Vaping (e-cigarettes; or Transgender?
  285. What US city is originally associated with Dixieland (jazz?
  286. The mid-1900s western political fear of communism's potential to spread nation-to-nation is called the '(What? Theory': Lego; Jenga; Domino; or Chinese Chequers?
  287. What's the more common name for a megagram (Mg: Tonne; Kilogram; Stone; or Pound?
  288. Little Briar Rose' (German, 'Dornroschen' by the Brothers Grimm is an early version of which popular 1959 and 2014 films?
  289. The Italian term 'Intermezzo' refers to a piece of (What? between two larger related creations: Wood; Food; Music; or Jewellery/Jewelry?
  290. The main filling of a Scotch pie, (or shell pie is traditionally: Cod; Eel; Mutton; or Brussels sprouts?
  291. German physicist Rudolf Mossbauer ('mossbower', and the 'Mossbauer effect' named after him, are associated with the science of: Diet; Sound; Radioactivity; or Genetics?
  292. Monsieur Rapide (French, Don Ocupado (Spanish, Meneertje Druk (Dutch, Unser Herr Schnell (German, and Bay Hýzlý (Turkish are international versions of which character, from a children's book series?
  293. Strumming the open strings of a standard-tuned guitar produces the chord: C; G6; Dmajor7th; or Eminor7th(add11?
  294. The US-English spelling of 'celiac' (disease, of gluten allergy is spelled how in earlier UK-English?
  295. Originating in the 2nd World War aftermath, name the five member nations of the enduring and powerful 'Five Eyes' ('FVEY' intelligence alliance?
  296. In geometry a lozenge is alternatively called (What?-shaped: Ball; Disk; Diamond; or Pear?
  297. Used widely today, Irish Capt William Sankey devised his eponymous flow-(what?, for a steam engine in 1898: Valve; Gauge; Switch; or Diagram?
  298. What in Italian music terminology is the opposite of legato (smooth, unbroken, flowing?
  299. A distributed printed book/newspaper (16-18thC, named from an occupational surname for a travelling salesman is a: Chapbook; Ladrag; Fellowsheet; or Matemag?
  300. The Old English word pyx or pix (e.g., in the Royal Mint's 'Trial of the Pyx' coin quality test refers to a small ceremonial/religious: Hat; Lidded container; Dagger; or Furnace?
  301. What popular collective UK brand was first called 'unclaimed' and then 'peace'; reshaped and individually named (c.1989 Brilliant, Bubbles, Bonny, Boofuls, Bigheart and Bumper; thrown by fans at The Beatles; and used as a conflict diffuser by Dr Who?
  302. Which famous pottery city is a (1910 merger of its original town and the adjacent Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Fenton and Longton?
  303. Who painted the world's most expensive painting, the post-impressionist 1892 Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When will you marry, auctioned for c.$300m in 2015: Guagin; Warhol; Turner; or Dali?
  304. Pakistan shares India's (What? border : SW; NW; NE; or SE?
  305. State the recall aim of the mathematical mnemonic "How I wish I could recollect (what? easily today" ?
  306. Which famous vehicle has used licence plates SCV 00919 and SCV 1 (through to SCV 9?
  307. The Gini coefficient (or index or ratio, devised by Italian statistician and sociologist Corrado Gini in 1912, is a common measure of: Age distribution; Wealth inequality; Mental health; or Alcohol consumption?
  308. Flint, the rock type, is believed formed from sea (What?: Sponges; Snails; Weed; or Salt?
  309. What fundamental physics term derives from Greek 'not cut' (a temnein?
  310. John Ambrose (Who? devised his eponymous 'left/right hand rules' to deduce motion/current direction in electric motors/generators?
  311. Pernio (or perniosis, a human medical condition caused by exposure to cold and humidity, is commonly known as what?
  312. The UK Women's Institutes (WI organization was founded in 1915 in: London; Manchester; Oxford; or Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch?
  313. US veterinary pathologist Daniel Salmon (1850-1914 oversaw the discovery of what, named eponymously?
  314. K'ung Futse (Venerated Master Kong is better known as which major philosopher and religious founder?
  315. Scorpion W2 (USA, Woodland Pattern (USA, Flecktarn (Germany, and Multi-Terrain Pattern (UK are notable designs of what?
  316. The Astros, Rockets, and (defunct Oilers are sports clubs of which city?
  317. The strongest known biological material was identified by scientists (2015 in the teeth of a: Lion; Rat; Locust; or Limpet?
  318. Put these elements in order of heaviest (most dense first: Sodium, Hydrogen, Lead, Gold, Oxygen?
  319. In 2015 the World Health Organization made 'single-use' mandatory for what (by 2020 worldwide: Syringes; Nit combs; Canteen cutlery; or Bed-sheets?
  320. Who was Miss World 1976, and her iconic musician/peace activist boyfriend (two answers required?
  321. Match these mathematical terms according to the calculation and result: (Calculations Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication: (Results Product, Quotient, Sum, Difference?
  322. In the conventional game of darts, 'madhouse' is the name given to a 'Double-(What?' finish?
  323. A 'Copyright Library' or 'National Library' is typically (US, Can., UK, Australia and much of Europe enabled by long-standing statute to have a free: Cafe; Entry; or Copy of every book published in its country?
  324. The typical unit measure of 6MJ (mega joules by which electric power is typically sold is more commonly called one: Volt; Amp; Coulomb; or Kilowatt/hour?
  325. (As at early 2000s which non-Olympic women's athletic event has a world record points total of just over 5,000 points?
  326. According to the noted sociobiologist/zoologist Desmond Morris, the OXO brand chiefly succeeds because it represents: Oxen (beef cattle; Plates and cutlery; Ancient Hieroglyphics for 'Family Meal'; or The Human Face?
  327. Mate (or maté, yerba mate, or chimarrão is a popular South American-originating: Drink; Dance; Jerky (dried chewing meat; or Horse-riding contest?
  328. An enemy group within and threatening a larger entity is called a '(What? Column': Second; Third; Fourth; or Fifth?
  329. Which profession (western world traditionally wears a toque blanche with a hundred folds?
  330. Zener cards (25 x five of each symbols: circle, cross, star, square and three wavy lines are used in testing: Colour blindness; ESP/clairvoyance; Memory; or Gambling addiction?
  331. US president Theodore Roosevelt's quote (from which a style of state foreign policy is named, is "Speak softly and carry a big...": Gun; Carrot; Stick; or Bible?
  332. American businessman and philanthropist Solomon Guggenheim (1861-1949 established a famous eponymous international network of: Theatres; Museums; Spas; or Coffee shops?
  333. An enclave nation is (What? by another nation: Ruled; Surrounded; Protected; or Given independence?
  334. Taisho (1st World War, and Heisei (late 1900s/early 2000 - 'the lost decade' are periods of which nation's history?
  335. (At early 2000s the only nation in the world with effectively no shortage of donated human organs, due to a free market in their trade is: India; Japan; USA; or Iran?
  336. Michael Ibsen, descendent and 2012 DNA match-proof for English King Richard III, was also (What? at Richard III's reinterment in 2015: Choirmaster; Casket-maker; Priest; or Police chief?
  337. Proposed in 1776, 'E pluribus unum' ('One from many', is on the national seal and banknotes of which nation?
  338. What medieaval English word for 'expensive food' (due to a famine, came to mean 'a scarcity' (of anything?
  339. The Greek city Lacedaemon, (hence 'laconic' = minimal yet efficient language, also produced a word for frugality, from its more common name of what?
  340. South Korea's national dish 'kimchi' (kimchee/gimchi, with variants in nearby countries, is seasoned aged pickled/fermented: Cabbage; Crocodile; Crab; or Chocolate?
  341. What dance/music/style name is thought derived from the Spanish word ('with the colour of flame' for the wading bird Phoenicopterus?
  342. Prince Charles' private letters to government ministers, made public by the UK Supreme Court in 2015, are known as the '(What? memos', due to his handwriting style: Black spider; Blue tooth; Purple haze; or Green onions?
  343. The areca nut (often with betel leaf, a popular stimulant in Asia, is traditionally prepared for: Chewing; Smoking; Drinking; or Sniffing?
  344. Susy, a portmanteau abbreviation for a fundamental yet increasingly elusive particle physics theory is in full 'Super (What?': System; Symmetry; Sympathy; or Syllabub?
  345. The Ryman Auditorium (also called the Union Gospel Tabernacle is the home of what major music institution?
  346. String Theory' (simplified to 'M-Theory' to seeks to explain: Music; DNA and Genetics; Fraud and Cheating; or Everything in the Universe?
  347. What medieval term, whose venues are now mostly 'town' halls (UK, Netherlands, Belgium refers to a merchant association?
  348. Hydropower is the harnessing of water's (What? energy: Thermal; Kinetic; Mechanical wave; or Nuclear?
  349. The 'PAL' warning on offensive music recordings, introduced in 1990, stands for '(What? Advisory Label': Profanity; Performance; Pornography; or Parental?
  350. The PAL warning on offensive recorded music was instigated by the author Tipper (Who? then wife of a notable US congressman and environmental activist?
  351. The TSX, which includes the S&P/TSX 60, is the (What? of (Which nation? in (Which city? - three answers required?
  352. Mathematicians Leonhard Euler and Augustus Mobius pioneered 'geometria situs' ('geometry of place', later called: Topology; Astronomy; General Relativity; or Geography?
  353. bir iki üç dört beş altı yedi sekiz dokuz on' means (What? in (Which major language??
  354. US mathematician Edward Lorenz's 1963 paper Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow referred to a seagull, which he subsequently changed to (What creature?, representing his chaos theory observation?
  355. The first independent credit payment card, inspired in 1949 by a particular service, was called '(What? Club International': Diners; Flyers; Golfers; or Barbers?
  356. Thomas Hardy's famous novel is 'Far from the Madding (What?': World; Streets; Crowd; or Flashmob?
  357. New York housewife Jean Nidetch (1923-2015 founded which global organization, sold to Heinz in 1978 for $71m?
  358. The Hyundai car company is (at 2015 founded and based in: China; South Korea; Japan; or Russia?
  359. What is the square root of a quarter (or 0.25?
  360. Plaid Cymru (roughly pronounced 'plied cumrie' is the nationalist poltitical party of which nation?
  361. Italian Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840 was a composer and virtuoso player of the: Tuba; Guitar; Violin; or Harp?
  362. According to legend, the sheltering of a Spanish ship in Dundee, late-1700s, prompted James and Janet Keiller to buy its cargo of (What?, thus founding a major new product/business?
  363. The Latin 'Tabula Rasa' (a term covering various philosophical concepts, e.g., humans minds are 'empty' at birth translates literally to mean what?
  364. The open fourth string (4th highest note of a conventionally tuned guitar is: A; B; C or D?
  365. The occupational surname Fuller, referred to a worker (who used 'Fuller's Earth' of: Wool; Ale; Wood; or Gold?
  366. The informal term referring to someone or a business seeking easy profit for poor quality provision is a 'Fly-by-(What?': Wire; Treetops; Numbers; or Night?
  367. The highly influential Giardino all'italiana (Italian garden style of garden features: Symmetry and order; Chaos and wilderness; Fruit and Vegetables; or Hanging baskets?
  368. Catarrhine and Platyrrhine differentiate respectively 'Old World' (Africa/Asia and 'New World' (Central/S Americas: Monkeys/Apes; Horses; Bees; or Cheese?
  369. What first name name features prominently among Russian rulers from 1332-1547, ending with '(Who? the Terrible'?
  370. The Virginia Native American, Matoaka, aka Amonute, captured by the English 1613, becoming Rebecca Rolfe (c1595-1617, is better known by what name (also a 1995 Disney film?
  371. Penguins increase their swimming speed by emitting (What? from their feathers: Oil; Salt; Heat; or Air bubbles?
  372. In the 1970s British practitioner John McTimoney founded his eponymous type of (What? treatment: Herbal; Radiotherapy; Chiropractic; or Exorcism?
  373. Aberdeen in Scotland is known as the (Which rock? City?
  374. Cannes Film Festival 2015 (Gala Screenings banned women wearing: Tattoos; Fur; Strong perfume; or Flat shoes?
  375. In 2015 Norway unveiled the world's tallest statue (10m of a what, 30cm higher than Canada's: Elk; Whale; Butterfly; or Prawn?
  376. In 2015 The Lancet published Canadian University research asserting that weak (What? indicates cardio-vascular health risk: Eyesight; Urine flow; Self-discipline; or Handgrip?
  377. The process of becoming a (What? begins with Aspirancy, then Postulancy and Novitiate: Accountant; Catholic nun; Sumo wrestler; or EU commissioner?
  378. Psilocybin (pronounced 'sillasybin' is the natural active ingredient of: LSD; Cannabis; Ecstasy; or Magic Mushrooms?
  379. The piddock (Pholadidae and 'angelwings' is a rock-boring: Bird; Fish; Mollusc; or Goat?
  380. The past tense word 'hove' refers (esp nautically to the action of: Setting sail/embarking; Running aground; Sinking; or Lifting/hauling?
  381. The celeste, which features in Tchaikovsky's 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' (The Nutcracker ballet is a: Midnight feast; Musical instrument; Sword; or Difficult leaping action?
  382. Noted for cameos in The Simpsons and other TV/music, name the only person (at 2015 ever to act as himself in Star Trek?
  383. A loofah (or luffa bath sponge is previously a sort of: Sea creature; Recycled plastic; Insect nest; or Cucumber?
  384. A sudden unofficial walkout or industrial action by workers is called informally a (What? strike: Cobra; Scorpion; Wildcat; or Meerkat?
  385. Mnemosyne (pronounced 'nemmoseeny' is the Greek goddess Mother of the Muses and also goddess of: Communication; Memory; Geometry; or Blasphemy?
  386. What is the traditional UK-English correct spelling in: "A driving (licence or license is proof of being (licenced or licensed to drive"?
  387. In maths, the single digits within every 'product' (answer of which single number's 'times-table' (up to 10x helpfully also add up to the number itself: 5; 7; 8; or 9?
  388. Humus refers to the component in soil (earth that is: Mineral salts; Water; Sand; or Decomposed organic matter?
  389. Match these four (of the seven ancient wonders of the world to their locations: Pyramids, Colossus, Hanging Gardens, Pharos Lighthouse - at/of - Babylon, Egypt, Alexandria, Rhodes?
  390. Shi Go Roko ('she go rocko' is 'four five six' in: Russian; Japanese; Turkish; or Tolkien’s Middle-earth (Hobbit etc?
  391. What is three-eights (3/8 divided by nine-elevenths (9/11?
  392. What Anglicized French term for a comedy and food stuffing (breadcrumbs/herbs, etc, was originally an allusion to jocular material 'stuffed' into serious religious plays?
  393. The Japanese cartoon character devised in 1974 worth over $5bn as a TV/fashion franchise is 'Hello (What?': Doggy; Puppy; Kitty; or Chicky?
  394. The seahorse (Hippocampus is technically a Fish; Mollusc; Reptile; or Plant?
  395. Which popular (2015 online brand's logo is three parallel black arcs inside a green disc?
  396. The 1956 fictional movie of the discovery of rock'n'roll featuring Bill Haley and the Comets is Rock Around the (What?: Block; Dock; Clock; or Loch?
  397. The foreground (€ and background of the official sign for the Euro currency are respectively (which two of these: White; Yellow; Orange; Green; Blue; or Red?
  398. Russian billionaire industrialist Roman Abramovich's investment corporation is called '(What? Capital': Workhouse; Millhouse; Warehouse; or Farmhouse?
  399. Thailand's currency, the 10th most used globally (at 2015 is the: Bahl; Baht; Haht; or Glohv?
  400. The world's most accurate clocks (early 21st century are precise to one second every approximately how many years: 160; 1,600; 16,000, or 160 million?
  401. 6,859 is the cube of what number, (less than twenty?
  402. When drawing the musical the treble (G clef symbol, the line crosses itself how many times?
  403. Called the IPK, the standard (What? is a platinum-iridium cylinder at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres France?
  404. Evel (EVEL is an acronymic word for the controversial 21stC UK parliamentary proposition 'English (What? for English (What?', following devolution of self-governing powers to Scotland and Wales?
  405. The long-standing circular VW (Volkswagen logo contains the V and W characters and how many gaps between the circular and letter shapes: 5; 6; 7 or 8?
  406. What Eurasian winged-fruit maple tree is named after the Greek words sukon (fig and moron (mulberry?
  407. What note is produced at the 5th fret of the 5th string (ie the 2nd lowest pitched of a conventionally tuned guitar: A; B; C; or D?
  408. In physics, the motions of particles within matter is understood by (What? theory: Kinetic; Atomic; Existential; or Chaos?
  409. The literary/dramatic description 'redivivus' (emphasis on the 'div' refers to someone who comes back: Home; To life; To haunt; or Drunk?
  410. The Ancient British/Gaelic words Loch, Lough, Logh and Llwch all refer to a: Lake; Dam; Canal Lock (riser; or Latrine?
  411. In 2015 the world speed record for (What? was broken in 88 seconds by Australian Feliks Zemdegs: NY Times Crossword; Solving a Rubik's Cube; Eating a whole full-size chicken; or Descending from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the ground?
  412. The medieval-originating 'patten' is a type of (What? designed for mud?
  413. What black and white creature exists across Europe, Africa, Asia and N America with variants including the 'Asiatic stink (What?': Cow; Badger; Penguin; or Pig?
  414. The word fiscal in a financial sense generally refers to: Large; Governmental; Emergency; or Cash (not electronic?
  415. Explorers and mountaineers have for many decades eaten high-energy 'Kendal (What? Cake': Chocolate; Ginger; Mint; or Cheese?
  416. In August 2015 Hamas claimed to have intercepted an Israeli (What? equipped for spying and armed attack: Solar-powered drone; Hot-dog stall; Cheerleader dance-group; or Dolphin?
  417. A 2015 study by China's Dalian University found that owls fly silently because their feathers convert a biproduct of mechanical energy into (What? instead of noise: Light; Heat; Radioactivity; or Sugar?
  418. Ilya (pronounced 'eelya' Kuryakin is a: Russian weightlifter; Raspberry meringue souffle; Comet; or Man from UNCLE?
  419. The Cantonese/Chinese dish 'foo yong' (also 'fu young' is similar to: Fish and chips; Omelette; Jacket potato; or Beans on toast?
  420. The Hundred Years War (inappropriately c.1337-1453 was between which two of these: Spain, England, China, France, Japan?
  421. The momentous Ali v Foreman world championship fight in Kinshasa, Zaire 1974 was dubbed '(What? in the (What?': Plunder, Stumble, Rumble, Fumble, Jungle, Thunder?
  422. 150 tonnes of (What? are used by 20,000 people in a one hour event annually in Bunol, Spain?
  423. Smits and Lugs are Viking-originating (still used painted marks and ear notches for identifying UK: Sheep; Horses; Rabbits; or Chickens?
  424. The Speyside or (locally called Strathspey area of NE Scotland is famous for its '(What? Trial' and longstanding traditional production of: Haggis; Whisky; Tartan; or Bagpipes?
  425. What two-word term refers in English/UK to a deliberately arranged dramatic/literary/musical section, and to a (typically rehearsed re-start in a team ball game?
  426. "Spokoynoy nochi, malyshi!" ("Good Night, Little Ones" is a long-running (since 1964 famous children's TV program in: Russia; Canada; Star Trek; or Harry Potter?
  427. British Queen Victoria (1819-1901 is what relation to Queen Elizabeth II: Great Grandmother; Great Great Grandmother; Great Great Great Grandmother; or Great Step-Aunt?
  428. Deriving from 'Tagalog' Austronesian language 'bundok' (mountain the US-English word 'boondocks' (and 'boonies' refers disrespectfully to: Sheep; Crows; A remote rural area; or Leather trousers?
  429. The annual 'Ig Nobel' prize for Literature was awarded in 2015 for serious research/evidence that (What? is used phonetically internationally to ask a question: Oh; Ah; Huh; or Mmm ?
  430. Facebook confusingly announced in 2015 the introduction of a '(What? button': OMG; Dislike; Chocolate; or Belly?
  431. The first major supermarket chain to introduce the UK 'national living wage' (£35/2015 was: Tesco; Sainsbury; Asda; or Lidl?
  432. Matzo(h or matza(h is an unleavened bread traditionally eaten by which people: Hindus; Jews; Danish pensioners; or Chinese children?
  433. The French dish called fricandeau contains (what? in a stew: Mussels; Veal/Meat; Chickpeas; or Chocolate?
  434. Which vast technology corporation brand has used (c.1977-modern day the typefaces Motter Tektura, Garamond, Myriad, Helvetica and San Francisco?
  435. Tagine, a North African meat and vegetable stew, originally/also refers (Arabic tajin to a: Goat; Onion; Frying pan; or Tent?
  436. How many litres equate to the two different measures, a hectolitre and a cubic decimetre (a decimetre is 10cms: 100 and 1; 1,000 and 10; 10,000 and 100; or 1 million and 1,000?
  437. The French word for morning came oddly to refer to (What? afternoon event in English?
  438. The significant ancient Egyptian diety Horus (a man with a falcon's head features the related '(What? of Horus' symbol of protection/good health: Eye; Claw; Wing; or Beak?
  439. The cube root of a third is (roughly/exactly: A half; A quarter; 9; or 0.69336127435?
  440. The fatty rump-end of a cooked fowl is called the 'Parson's (What?': Thumb; Nose; Knob; or Knocker?
  441. In popular music a bass line played on every beat of a 4/4 timing song is called a '(What? bass': Walking; Running; Jumping; or Crawling?
  442. What very old word, derived from Old English 'cwethan' (say refers to leaving something in a will?
  443. In Australia and New Zealand a charity shop or thrift store is also known as a (What? shop: Chance; Opportunity; Lucky; or Top?
  444. Misheard/called 'Pizza Marines' when founded in 1965 and renamed in 1968, what restaurant chain claims most outlets globally (since 2011?
  445. A standard guitar commonly has fretboard markers for the octave (ie half string length at what fret: 6th; 8th; 12th or 15th?
  446. In 2015 a joint Turkish/Greek Cyrpiot campaign sought PDO (Protected Designation of Origin for what national cheese?
  447. London's black taxi-cab training is called 'The (What?': Streets of London; Fair Fare; Knowledge; or Crash Course?
  448. Since Ancient Rome, lime mortar (masonry cement includes for reinforcement/moisture flexibility: Horse hair; Frogspawn; Potato peelings; or Olive oil?
  449. Shukrān (Arabic, Hvala (Croation, Efharistó (Greek, Dhanyavād (Hindi, and Spasibo! (Russian all mean what?
  450. The British Standards Institute (BSI reported in 2015 that Marilyn Monroe (1960 dress size 12-14 would now fit : 8-10; 14-16; 16-18; or 20-22?
  451. Which one of the seven member territories is also capital of UAE (United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi; Ajman; Dubai; Fujairah; Ras al-Khaimah; Sharjah; Umm al-Quwain?
  452. Before being burgundy (dark red, the British passport cover pre-1990 was: Brown: Dark blue; Dark green; or Transparent?
  453. In 2015 Indonesian authorities announced (What?, for psychological reasons, would guard a top-security island prison: Prisoners; Children; Robots; or Crocodiles?
  454. The average min/max temperature (deg C and rain (mm in Goa (India on New Year's Day are roughly: 0/15/0; 10/20/5; 15/40/30; or 20/30/0?
  455. In 2015 (What headwear? was permitted on a USA driver's licence photo justified by (What religion?: Devil's horns/Satanism; Spock ears/Klingon; Darth Vader helmet/Jedi; or Colander/Pastafarian?
  456. The island name Barbados (in Portuguese - Spanish equivalent is los Barbados refers to what physical characteristic of men, and likely of the original inhabitants?
  457. Willy Loman is the lead character in Arthur Miller's famous 1949 play 'Death of a (What?': Swan; Sea; King; or Salesman?
  458. Author/entrepreneur Cynthia Payne (1933-2015 famously provided what personal service for men of status/authority in 1980s London: Tax avoidance; Stutter therapy/elocution; Hair transplants; or Brothel?
  459. The general exception to the tendency for most circular/track human activities (eg athletics to be anti-clockwise is: Speed-skating; Motor racing; Cycling; or Ballroom dancing?
  460. In Shakespeare's Richard III, King Richard's horse (killed prior to Richard's plea 'My kingdom for a horse' is called: Surrey; Kent; Dorset; or Northamptonshire?
  461. A prebiotic induces growth in humans (and other living hosts of beneficial: Hormones; Fungi/bacteria; Antibodies; or Hair?
  462. 101325 Pa (Pascal or 01325 bar is the regulation standard/unit for: Milk fat content; Atmospheric pressure; Gambling machine payout; or Hotness of chili peppers?
  463. Linoleum (e.g., 'Lino' flooring originally comprises which three of these: Polypropylene; Canvas, Bamboo; Linseed oil; or Powdered cork?
  464. Horace Walpole created a popular term for unexpected lucky events/discovery in his 1754 fairy story 'The Three Princes of (Where?': Bonanza; Bonus; Serendip; or Luckydip?
  465. A term for a dark shape against a brighter background is named after 18th century French author/politician Etienne de (Who? ?
  466. A little appreciated, very common human characteristic is the spilt or separated (technically 'accessory': Kidney; Earlobe; Kneecap; or Fifth toenail?
  467. Bammy (Jamaica, Bannock (Scotland, Blaa (Ireland, Bublik (Poland, and Boule (France are types of: Cheese; Bread; Bacon; or Rum?
  468. Research (Newcastle University 2015 suggests that Type-2 diabetes is reversible by a very small reduction of fat in the human: Pancreas; Heart; Liver; or Brain?
  469. The Latin words bellum and bellus are similar because Ancient Romans saw (Which two concepts? as highly noble: Love and Loss; War and Beauty; Nature and Science; or Incest and Marriage?
  470. French lawyer Jules Rimet (1873-1956 became the longest serving president (1921-54 of: Ford Motor Company; FIFA; NASA; or France?
  471. In 2015 Kuala Lumpar Airport advertised unclaimed property (requiring collection in 14 days to avoid disposal of three: Elephants; Van Gogh paintings; Human fingers; or Jumbo Jets?
  472. Lisa Gherardini (aka Lisa del Giocondo is better known as the: Snow Queen; Barber of Seville; Cadbury's Flake model; or Mona Lisa?
  473. Annual global production (early 2000s of rough diamonds is about: 9 kilos; 75 kilos; 500 kilos; or 26 tonnes/metric tons?
  474. A disabling attack on a website known as a DDoS stands for a 'Distributed (What of What?'?
  475. How many cathedrals are in mainland UK (at early 2000s: 5; 11; 42; or 281?
  476. What deceptively challenging culinary dish is named from French 'lemele' (knife blade - alluding to shape?
  477. American Paul Winchell (1922-2005 is famous for which two of these: The voices of Dick Dastardly and Tigger; Being the last official King of Germany; World record non-stop Charleston dancing (15days:16hrs:37mins; Inventor of the first mechanical human heart; Ate a three-berth tent including poles and pegs in 34mins:12seconds?
  478. Put these types of iron in order of most to least tensile strength (ie most brittle last: Cast, Wrought, Pig or Steel?
  479. Erlang (after Danish engineer Agner Erlang and/or a portmanteau of 'Ericsson Language' is used for: Computer programming; Signing for deafness; NATO communication/translation; or Bee breeding/analysis?
  480. The long-standing currency of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (at early 2000s is the: Peso; Shilling; Dollar; or Euro?
  481. Human urine passes from each kidney via the ureter to (What? next: Kidney; Pancreas; Bladder; or Prostate?
  482. With over one billion registered users, China's (claimed to be largest smartphone messaging app is: FaceTing; WeChat; Woksapp; or WongNumber?
  483. Fish are typically referred to as being (What?-blooded: Cold; Hot; Blue; or Lukewarm?
  484. When moving a cat to a new home, it is popularly and mythically believed that rubbing (What? on its paws will stop it wandering away: Fish oil; Butter; Jam; or A freshly killed mouse?
  485. A dessicant is a hygroscopic substance used to produce (What? in its vicinity: Dryness; Wetness; Sweetness; or Silence?
  486. A tealight (small cheap candle in a disposable cup which liquifies when burning are so called because they were originally: Tea-pot warmers; Made of tea plant wax; Burned in Japanese tea ceremonies; or Tea-scented?
  487. New Year's Day (Gregorian international standard calendar in the year 2017 is a: Thursday; Friday; Saturday; or Sunday?
  488. The motor theft crime abbreviated in the UK to TWOC (hence the slang verb 'twocking' stands for what?
  489. Best-selling Japanese author Marie Kondo refers to Japanese 'Tokimeku' ('spark joy' - literally palpitate in the life-changing 'KonMari' method of: Hill-running; Cat-training; Decluttering; or Hedge-trimming?
  490. The US Second Amendment (to the US Constitution protects the rights of US citizens to: Decline to answer questions that could incriminate onself in a criminal case; Keep/bear arms (guns; Drink alcohol; or Drive a car/carriage on a highway?
  491. At 2015 how many people owned as much as the poorest half of the world's population (ie over 3billion people: 62; 6,200; 62,000; or 620,000?
  492. What element (Au commonly prefixes to the following: Boy; Opportunity; Age; Floor and Rule?
  493. What is removed from natural yogurt to produce Greek yogurt (also called labneh [Arabic] and strained yogurt: Salt; Whey; Water; or Lumps?
  494. What Latin word meaning equal expresses a quality standard/norm (on or below or above etc, alluding to golfing performance?
  495. What hugely popular cereal crop has varieties including Arborio (Italy, Ambemohar (India, Doongara (Australia, and Uruchimai (Japan?
  496. What popular orange-coloured citrus fruit is surprisingly a hybrid of the pomelo (25% and mandarin (75%?
  497. On a Bounty Bar wrapper (or other confection, 'Zartherb' (German and 'Puur' (Dutch refer to what sort of chocolate: Milk; Plain/Dark; Organic or Aerated?
  498. What is the sweet clear liquid by-product from soap manufacture, used in laxatives, explosives and antifreeze: Glycerine; Trinitrotoluene(TNT; Gelignite; or Semtex?
  499. According to Greek fable, someone who uses something to prevent others doing so is a 'Dog in a (What?': Toilet; Catsuit; Manger; or Dinner?
  500. Angiosperm (from Greek 'angeion', bottle is a major scientific classification of land plants which have seeds and: Flowers; Thorns; Aroma; or Green leaves?
  501. The abbreviation NPS (Novel Psychoactive Substance refers informally to a: Legal High; Bitcoin; E-Book; or E-number?
  502. LNER Flying Scotsman, built in 1923, became in 1934 the first (What? to attain 100mph: Jet plane; Hovercraft; Steam train; or Tricycle?
  503. Which three of these are not members of Disney's (Snow White 'Seven Dwarfs': Happy, Smelly, Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful, Wimpy, Doc, Sneezy, Dopey, or Greedy?
  504. Rochambo/Rochambeau is better known as (What?, typically used to decide a tie, or determine an order between competitors: Tossing a coin; Spoofing/Three coin; Rock paper scissors; or Drawing straws?
  505. Which one of these is not a founding member of the European Union, nor has ever been a member (at 2016: Belgium; Norway; Luxembourg; or Netherlands?
  506. The international 'Duckworth-Lewis method' was introduced 1996 in Zimbabwe for recalibrating (What? due to effects of weather: Cricket scores/targets; Pregnancy/birth dates; Cereal crop yields; or Waterfall flow?
  507. In 2008 Magicians Rolfo & Ustignani established a world record (What? in 30 minutes: 300 women sawn in half; 300 rabbits pulled from a hat; Swallowing 300 audience members' watches; or Hypnotizing 10,000 people?
  508. The Technics SL-1210 ('Tec 12' was industry-standard (What? from 1970s-2000s: Launderette washing machine; Radio/DJ record turntable; McDonalds chip fryer; or Championship golf courses buggy?
  509. Barbara Millicent Roberts (1959 - present from Willows Wisconsin is better known as what iconic figure?
  510. Plankton (including jellyfish, algae, krill is named from Greek 'planktos', which refers to its defining feature: Drifter; Hunter; Poisonous; or Tasty?
  511. Which two of these are not 'open' (unfretted strings of a conventionally tuned guitar: E, B, G, D, C, H?
  512. According to the punning joke, the difference between a buffalo and a (What synonym? is that you cannot wash your hands in a (What? - (two punning answers required?
  513. The hook symbol joined under a letter (e.g., to the letter C, to soften the sound is a: Streg; Circumflex; Cedilla; or Umlaut?
  514. Common interpretation (UK/US of a 'duplex' home mostly equates to: Maisonette; Basement; Loft; or Full of gadgets?
  515. How many people (at early 2000s have walked on the moon: 3; 12; 21; or 37?
  516. Bachata is a type of (What? from the Dominican Republic: Music/dance; Hairstyle; Unlevened bread; or Banana sculpture?
  517. To what note is the fourth string (fourth highest in pitch on a standard six-string guitar normally tuned?
  518. Tamara Mellon co-founded (with the person after whom the company is named what fashion label, sold for £500m in 2011?
  519. What colour/color is used to describe a seared steak (of beef - cooked very quickly and very rare, just one stage from being raw: Red; Blue; Green; or Pink?
  520. Name the South African record-breaking Paralympic sprinter known as the 'Blade Runner' (referring to his carbon-fibre artificial limbs?
  521. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional is a revolutionary group in which country?
  522. The Royal House of Chakri has (at 2011 ruled which country since 1782?
  523. In six-dot Braille (English language, what letter and number are represented by a single dot, top left?
  524. According to Unicef (at 2011 what percentage of Afghan women die in pregnancy or childbirth: 1%; 3%; 5% or 12½%?
  525. What modern system of a very old messaging method entails red and yellow ('Oscar' at sea, and white and blue ('Papa' on land?
  526.  In 1957, how many countries agreed to form the European Economic Community (EEC; the direct precursor to the modern European Union?
  527.  The Monotremes (or egg-laying mammals consist of 4 Echidna species and 1 species of which other strange Australian animal?
  528. What is the traditional primary ingredient of coleslaw (also slaw in the US?
  529. In maths (also meaning womb, and a popular movie series what is a rectangular series of quantities in rows and columns?
  530. Said to originate from the French expression 'tap under chin' what word refers to a nickname or assumed name (of person, or place, etc?
  531. The nautical term fo'c'sle (pronounced foxel is a common shortening of what word referring to the forward part of a ship where sailors live?
  532. What is the fastest animal alive: Peregrine falcon (duck hawk, US; Cheetah; Sailfish; or Dragonfly?
  533. A limited company (e.g., in the UK 'Ltd', US 'LLC', Germany 'GmbH' has limited what: Services; Liabilities; Imports/Exports; or Trading history?
  534. Sinhalese (or Singhalese is the language and people originating in north India now largely populating which country?
  535. Abbreviated to DA, what is the catecholamine ('fight-or-flight' hormone secreted by the adrenal glands along with adrenaline and noradrenaline?
  536. At what angle do light and other waves not refract (change direction when passing through one medium to another: 30°; 45°; 60°; or 90°?
  537. Put these (Sigmund Freud's childhood-teenage stages of psychosexual development in order, earliest first: Phallic, Anal, Oral, Genital, Latency?
  538. A famous 1979 comedy film line is "He's not the Messiah, he's a very (what two words?.." ?
  539. Dyscalculia is less technically known as (what?-blindness: Colour/color; Snow; Number; or Symbol?
  540. The becquerel (Bq is a unit of measurement of what?
  541. In 1929 Edwin Hubble formulated a law in his name which states (among other complexities that what recede from an observer at a rate proportional to their distance to that observer: Clouds; Sea-waves; Shotgun pellets; or Galaxies?
  542. It takes roughly how long for the Earth's rotating axis to complete a full circle (precession: 26,000 years; 365 days; 30 days; or one day?
  543. Bir, iki, uc, dort, bes (loosely westernised are 1-5 in what language: Russian; Tibetan; Romanian; or Turkish?
  544. First named in French, Route du Roi (King's Highway is the origin of the name of what London parkside track?
  545. South Korean Ban Ki-moon was reappointed unopposed in June 2011 as head (secretary-general of what organization?
  546. What technical term refers to the minimum number of (voting members, shareholders, directors, etc., required at a meeting to be able to make valid decisions, and therefore for the meeting to proceed?
  547. How many sides (different straight outer edges, excluding shadow does each '2' have in the London 2012 Olympics logo?
  548. What voltage is the common zinc-carbon or alkaline AAA battery (also coded LR03, E92, AM4 among others?
  549. What widely used solvent and compound with the symbol (CH32CO smells of pear-drops and is in nail polish remover?
  550. What term for behaving in a subservient (overly agreeable and unquestioningly obedient manner, especially to a boss, derives from an ancient Chinese bowing gesture?
  551. What common name is given to medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS?
  552. Name the Qatar capital and significant host city for WTO (World Trade Organization talks in the early 2000s?
  553. Considered the largest food company globally (at 2011, Nestlé was founded and is headquartered in what country?
  554. What ground-covering plant (potentially a lawn or tea flavour/flavor is named from the Greek meaning 'on the ground apple'?
  555. What colour/color (a bright strong green, and also a diamond pattern, takes its name from a famous clown?
  556. What is the second highest (pitch note on a conventionally tuned violin or mandolin?
  557. First Direct is a bank owned by which financial services corporation (at 2011: Santander; HSBC; Wells Fargo; or Credit Suisse?
  558. What is a word which has more than one distinctly different meaning (and the same spelling: Acronym; Palindrome; Anagram; or Homonym?
  559. What French IT company is engaged (as at 2011 by the UK government in the controversial assessment of work capability of incapacity benefit claimants: Etas; Otis; Itus; or Atos?
  560. Spell the word (being the Irish prime minister's Irish title Taieseich; Taoiseach; Taosiach; or Taesoech?
  561. What metallic element element is named after an asteroid discovered in 1802, itself named after (an alternate name of the Greek goddess Athene?
  562. What Buddhist term and title of reverence (typically for a spiritual leader derives from the Sanskrit words for 'great soul'?
  563. In the 'fixed-doh' (or 'fixed do solfège' musical system (as in 'do re mi fa so la ti' , what note is re or ray?
  564. University of Portsmouth (UK psychologists researching the quality of juries determined what to be the optimum number of people for effective debate: Four; Five; Six; or Seven?
  565. Spaseebo' (loose westernised spelling means what in Russian: Hello; Thank you; Goodbye; or Sorry?
  566. Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox are among the most globally popular what (in early 2000s?
  567. Swiss cheese Emmenthal (or Emmental takes is name from: Its inventor; Its town of origin, 'Goats milk'; or 'Many holes'?
  568. Chutzpah is Yiddish slang for: Money; Audacity; Jewellery (US Jewelry; or Nonsense?
  569. The Levant, (deriving from 15th century French, lever, 'rising', relating to the Eastern sunrise refers to what part of the world: Eastern Mediterranean; China; Scandinavia; or Australia?
  570. Talaq is a form of what under Islamic (sharia law: Punishment; Mourning; Marriage; or Divorce?
  571. What (degrees measurement is the third (inner angle of a triangle if the other two are 25 and 18 degrees?
  572. On a conventionally tuned guitar, what chord is made by fretting just the fifth (A string on its 2nd fret?
  573. What symbol(s does the comic book hero Captain America have on his shield and chest: Star; Eagle; Lightning flash; or Cross?
  574. An economic recession that repeats soon, prior to recovery, is called a 'Double (what? Recession'?
  575. What car make (and bonus point, model is associated with the 'Va Va Voom' advertising slogan?
  576. The geometric shape ◎ (a circle within another is known by what name, also a four-legged Dickens character?
  577. Name the former News of the World royal correspondent whose 2007 letter, published in 2011, (allegedly seriously implicated NOTW leadership in the phone hacking scandal and cover-up?
  578. The nautical expression referring to capsizing is 'turning (what creature'?
  579. What 6-hours-per-day activity did researchers in Australia's Queensland University announce (in 2011 reduces life expectancy by five years?
  580. What airline postponed adverts claiming to '...go the extra mile to make you feel special...' after a photo of (allegedly a pilot and crew member having sex in an aircraft cockpit became public in Aug 2011?
  581. John Stacey Adams' 1963 motivational concept, which suggests people's motivation (and attitude is strongly influenced by assessing effort and reward in a comparative outward sense, is called Adam's (what Theory?
  582. What is the old name (Latin, meaning 'strong water' for a solution of nitric acid in water, used in alchemy and other ancient processes?
  583. In the mid 1700s Swede Carl Linnaeus devised the modern day taxonomy (category structure for, and was first to catalogue what: Life on Earth; Chemical elements; Colours/colors; Planets and stars?
  584. By about 2010 what more centrally meaningful word (and technology had replaced 'router' for the internet connection hardware unit typically installed in homes and small businesses?
  585. The fixing of what to bridges and street furniture by courting couples became a nuisance craze for authorities in Italy (spreading elsewhere, prompted by Frederico Moccia's 2006 novel I Want You?
  586. Snow, the world's biggest selling beer (at 2011, is based in and dominates the market of which nation?
  587. Fruit Importers of Ireland Limited acquired (in 1986 and later adopted the name of what company, said to be the oldest fruit brand in the world?
  588. What was the (2011 reported average annual salary of a UK ('county' Council Chief Executive: £42k; £61k; £75k; or £186k?
  589. Most commonly what note is the highest pitch open (unfretted string on a standard/soprano ukulele?
  590. The formula 4/3pr3 (four-thirds x pi x radius cubed is used to calculate the volume of a what?
  591. Via Dolorosa' is the (how many Stations of the Cross, the Christian ritual tracing the key stages of the death of Jesus, beginning with his condemnation and ending with his being laid in the tomb?
  592. How many dots are on a (standard 1-6 die?
  593. The Russian 'Crimea Highway' trunk road from Moscow to the Crimea in Ukraine is the M (what?
  594. What number turned on its side (rotated 90 degrees is the symbol for infinity?
  595. The Marvel Comics superhero team led by Mr Fantastic was the Fanstastic (what?
  596. The Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are respectively (what number-and-half degrees north and south of the Equator?
  597. How many legs (or arms are most usually on a starfish?
  598. A lunar month is an average (how many days plus 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds?
  599. What is the only number that equals twice the sum of its digits (digit means numerical symbol?
  600. The early/mid-1900s American vaudeville comedy act was called the (how many Stooges?
  601. Any line of three numbers in the 'magic square' (a 3 x 3 grid of the numbers 1-9 adds up to what?
  602. What is the international SPI resin/polymer identification coding system number (typically shown within a recycling triangle symbol for polystyrene?
  603. Traditionally the diameter of the 45rpm gramophone record is (how many inches?
  604. Pure gold is (how many-carat?
  605. The expression 'On cloud (what' refers to being blissfully happy?
  606. Each player begins with (how many pieces in a game of chess?
  607. The web-based not-for-profit venture which compiles and freely offers vast numbers of documents and literary works is called Project (what?: Gutenberg; Caxton; Shakespeare; or Murdoch?
  608. (Supplementary question As at 2011 how many countries which criminalize homosexuality are in the British Commonwealth: none; one; six; or 40?
  609. (Supplementary question In what year did the UK decriminalize homosexuality: 1816; 1882; 1909; or 1967?
  610. What in Spanish what does the song-title, 'Que Sera, Sera,' mean (loosely, not grammatically correctly: Whatever you want, you want; Wherever you go, you go; Whatever will be, will be; or Whoever you are, you are?
  611. The computer file format .wav ('dot-wav' is conventionally used for: Spreadsheets; Music/audio; Emails; or Telecoms?
  612. What historical amenity do these places have in common: Harrogate and Matlock (UK, and Baden-Baden and Badenweiler (Germany?
  613. In 2011 Australia launched passports offering a third-gender option for intersex people (whose anatomy fits neither male/female convention indicated by what letter symbol?
  614. A significant German reaction to the 2011 Fukushima crisis was to phase out what by 2022: GM (Genetically Modified rice; Sharkfin imports; Nuclear power; or Karaoke bars?
  615. In 2011 Tim Cook succeeded what iconic leader of what iconic technology corporation (two answers required?
  616. OWS, the core-group of the US faction of international protests against corporate greed and consumerism, stands for 'Occupy (where'?
  617. What self-proclaimed birthplace of surfing announced in 2011 that the activity would become (in 2013 an official college sport?
  618. According to popular medical opinion (at 2011 how much sleep on average is best per night for optimum adult health: 5-6 hours; 6-8hrs; 7-9hrs; or 8-10hrs?
  619. What family-founded/named corporation owns the brands Snickers, Uncle Ben's and Dolmio (at 2011?
  620. What stone, still quarried in the Dorset (England tied island which also bears its name, was used in the construction of St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace, and widely elsewhere too?
  621. Brown (for example, paint is produced by mixing what colour/color combination: Yellow/Blue; Red/Blue/Yellow; Black/Orange; or Green/Blue?
  622. What is the internet country code top-level domain (www country domain suffix for Mexico?
  623. What name was given to a legendary substance believed to turn base metals (notably lead into gold or silver?
  624. Racip Erdogan is a leader (at 2011 of what nation?
  625. Karaoke is a Japanese portmanteau word made from which two words (English translation required?
  626. From an old saying, a popular modern term for an advance booking discount is an 'Early (what'?
  627. What national population is projected (as at 2011 to overtake China in 2020 as the largest in the world?
  628. Name the English 1960s playwright (of Loot and Entertaining Mister Sloane, imprisoned with (and later murdered by boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell for defacing library books in 1962?
  629. The Omega Speedmaster is claimed (at 2011 to be the only watch worn on the: Moon; Top of K2; Cover of Time Magazine; Battle of Rorke's Drift; Ben Hur movie?
  630. What is common name of the clear flammable early anaesthetic liquid with the formula C2H5OC2H5 (or CH3-CH2-O-CH2-CH3?
  631. Upon the change to British regal succession law removing gender inequality, the Princess Royal (Anne advances how many positions closer to the Crown?
  632. What common scientific suffix (referring to having a productive quality is from the French/Greek word loosely meaning 'born of a specific kind'?
  633. The natural basic form of the spice ginger (Zingiber officinale is a: Rhizome; Flower; Seed; Leaf; Nut; or Bark?
  634. What do the initials of the hugely influential IMF organization (which promotes international economic cooperation stand for?
  635. Which of these periodic table descriptions is given to the chemical element Arsenic (As: Lanthanide; Metalloid; Noble gas; or Halogen?
  636. The Head of State in Italy is (at 2011 a: Prime Minister; President; King; or General?
  637. Canadian professor of management and psychology, Victor Vroom, established '(What? Theory'?
  638. What is the (full name of the United Nations' agency for nuclear technology, abbreviated to IAEA?
  639. What car/vehicle maker has (at 2011 a logo of two chevrons, one above the other, both pointing upwards?
  640. UK 1980s prime minister Margaret Thatcher's nickname was the '(What? Lady'?
  641. What is Alexander Pope's (1688-1744 famous line from his poem An Essay on Criticism, written 1709, much used in books, film and music?
  642. An eiderdown (a sort of quilted bed cover was originally filled with what?
  643. Triffis, Rudy (or Rudolph, Porpoise, Cody, and Corkscrew are moves in what sport?
  644. Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84, who produced the first great English dictionary, famously wrote in 1777: When a man is tired of (where?, he is tired of life...'?
  645. The Russian word 'naled' (in German, 'aufeis' refers to naturally occurring thicker-than-normal layers of what?
  646. A gilet (pronounced loosely 'jee-lay' - it's French is a jacket or blouse without: Buttons; Sleeves; Pockets; or Stitching?
  647. Name artist Damien Hirst's famous (supposedly £50m diamond and platinum encrusted skull artwork?
  648. What is the colourful nickname of the International Business Machines (IBM corporation?
  649. In his seminally optimistic 1734 poem, An Essay on Man, Alexander Pope wrote the famous line, "Hope springs eternal in the (what"?
  650. The naturalized American writer Lana Peters (1936-2011 was the daughter of which tyrannical leader?
  651. Name the seven base measurement units of the International System of Units (SI system?
  652. The rivers Brahmaputra, Ganges, Meghna and Krishna flow into the Bay of (What?
  653. What is the very old (English from c.1440 traditional name for the typographical paragraph or 'blind P' mark ¶ ?
  654. The 'God particle' is more technically called what, after two (English and Indian physicists?
  655. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938 was first president and is regarded as founder of which republic?
  656. A human baby's response to sudden loss of physical support (as if falling is technically called the (What reflex?
  657. What main religion celebrates festivals including Nuakhai, Yatra (or Zatra/Jatra, Pongal, Holi and Shigmo?
  658. What ancient Sanskrit word loosely meaning 'region' commonly now refers to people (and culture, products, etc of Indian sub-continent origins?
  659. Michael Morpurgo, author of the children's book War Horse, on which the 2012 Spielberg film (of the same name is based, held what UK position from 2003-5?
  660. Which politician (as at 2011 has the second-highest average for a No6 cricket test batsman (over 61 runs and in a competition bowled faster than Dennis Lillee and Andy Roberts?
  661. The annual Ballon d'Or award recognizes the world's best: Film; Footballer (soccer player; Ballet dancer; or Stunt aviator?
  662. What French term refers in English (contracts especially to an unforeseeable factor preventing the fulfilment of an agreement?
  663. The French term ligne (equating to 'line' in English is used by makers of watches, buttons and hats as an expression of: Size; Hardness; Quality; or Circular perfection?
  664. The European/Asian slow worm (Anguis is what sort of animal: Snake; Lizard; Eel; or Earthworm?
  665. Spell: Seperater; Separator; Separater; or Seperator (meaning a thing that separates other things?
  666. How many square feet is a full sized (doubles regulation tennis court (excluding the space around the marked lines to run about: 1,104; 1,456; 1,728; or 2,808?
  667. As at 2012 what 115-island Indian Ocean nation has the smallest population (about 86,000 of any African country?
  668. A TRS connector (tip, ring, sleeve is more commonly known as a (what plug?
  669. A framework beam - a fink - that supports a wide-spanning roof is also known as a '(what nationality truss'?
  670. In 2012 Josefina Vazquez Mota became a presidential candidate for the ruling National Action Party (PAN in which country?
  671. Babaotai Chuanwen refers to the so-called 'Eight (what? Scandal' in Chinese news, Feb 2012?
  672. Litotes (pronounced 'lie-toe-tees' is a literary/language/communications term referring to: Exaggeration; Sadness; Happiness; or Understatement?
  673. An atlatl (confirm spelling is ATLATL is a device for: Throwing spears; Measuring ocean depth; Sculpting clay; or Storing atlases?
  674. (As at 2012, and here translated into English it is illegal to use the slogan 'One People, one Empire, one Leader' in what country?
  675. What English word from French meaning literally 'cold blood' refers to (a person's composure under pressure?
  676. Near Field Communication technology (NFC is a set of standards for: Hot-air ballooning; Smartphones; Border control; or Satnav?
  677. What nationality (at 2012, and at founding are the corporations Samsung, Hyundai and LG?
  678. Spell the word (meaning gently, quietly, hardly noticeably: Subtly; Subtley; Subtlely; or Subtely?
  679. In what country was the sports goods company Fila first established (1911 and owned?
  680. What airport carries the most international passengers in the world (at 2012?
  681. King Rama and Queen Sirikit rule which country (at 2012, bordered by Burma, Laos, and Cambodia?
  682. Geir Haard (who in 2012 became the first politician to face court charges for negligence in contributing to the 2008 global financial crisis led what country?
  683. The initials of (what was the major UK engineering/technology corporation GEC stand for what?
  684. What is Germany's biggest selling newspaper (at 2012?
  685. Shakespeare's play of Greek/Trojan war, love and betrayal is Troilus and (who?
  686. Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger's 'thought experiment' theory is referred to as Schrödinger's (what animal?
  687. The natural effect causing paint to rise up the hairs of a paintbrush, and liquid to rise up a narrow tube is called (what action?
  688. Dr Robert Atkins, (1930-2003, who died weighing 260lbs, was noted for what eponymous conception?
  689. Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC, was better known as what hugely influential organization, notably in the colonial exploitation of Asia?
  690. What modern convenient foodstuff takes its name from the Latin meaning 'salted (and preserved meat'?
  691. What naturally occurring and dangerous material is commonly represented by the formula Mg3(Si2O5(OH4?
  692. An exoplanet is a planet which does what to a sun (outside of our own solar system: Orbits; Crashes into; Swallows; or Converts into?
  693. (Typically by a woman a peplum is: Eaten; Worn: Driven; or Sniffed?
  694. The effect in which hostage victims form emotional attachment or fondness towards their captors is called '(What city? Syndrome'?
  695. What religious code refers to 'the three poisons' (or 'unwholesome roots' of ignorance, attachment, aversion, as the roots of all suffering?
  696. Which of these towns lie(s inside London's M25 orbital motorway: Watford; Biggin Hill; Harrow; Epsom; Dartford?
  697. Behind Wal-Mart, Carrefour, and Tesco, what corporation is the fourth largest retail group (by turnover, at 2012 in the world: Metro; Aldi; Sears; or IKEA?
  698. A dagga (duggi or dhama is the bass element of what Indian percussion instrument?
  699. Which country has (at 2012 the longest national highway in the world?
  700. What modern-day publishing corporation, owner of Penguin books, built the Blackwall Tunnel (under the River Thames in London?
  701. Spell the name of the famous Burmese former political prisoner and leader (designate at April 2012: Ang Sun Sui Ky; Aung San Suu Kyi; An Song Soy Koi; or Un Sung Sui Coy?
  702. The Hornbostel-Sachs (or Sachs-Hornbostel system classifies what: Musical instruments; Planets; Poisons; or Lenses?
  703. What nationality is the retail group Carrefour (at 2012?
  704. What is the Japanese word for the sash worn as a belt in traditional dress (kimonos and martial arts uniforms, etc?
  705. Belgian surgeon Jacques Rogge headed what organization (at 2012?
  706. What model pioneered personal computing in the 1980s, selling over 20 million of its (then huge 64k memory machines?
  707. Protected Geographical Status (PGS is a EU legal framework to protect the names of regional: Foods/drinks; Songs; Dances; or Festivals?
  708. Which country has (early 2000s the highest AIDS infection rate in the world?
  709. Earl Scruggs (1924-2012 pioneered and was master of the three-fingered technique for playing what?
  710. In 2012 Harvard professor Jonathan Tilley announced research apparently proving (contrary to all previous medical thinking what human feature can be enabled to be replenished in the host body: Teeth; Brain tissue; Eggs; or Heart?
  711. The Chinese (translated 'Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists' which once instigated a famous rebellion against colonial and imperial presence in Peking (now Beijing China, were better known by what name?
  712. Artist Scott King's partly ironic 2012 proposal (protesting at 'idiot-sized public works of art' for a 300ft gold statue at Southend on Sea, Essex UK, close to the legendary Kursaal ballroom and amusement centre, featured what iconic Canvey Island entertainer: Engelbert Humperdinck; Lee Brilleaux; Noel Edmonds; or Mr Blobby?
  713. What is the largest city by population in the world (at 2012, according to 'core districts' definition of city or equivalent?
  714. Terrence Rattigan's famous dramatised true story of the wrongfully alleged theft of a five-shilling postal order is called The (What? Boy?
  715. Canadian psychiatrist Eric Berne (1910-70 founded which psychotherapeutic/psychological methodology?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. In mathematics a vector has both: Magnitude; Force; Direction; or Stickiness?
  2. What 13th century organization, meaning to 'brag' or 'swank', later emerged powerfully also in 20th century USA as Cosa Nostra?
  3. Latin American originally (from echarqui, dried flesh, what word refers to marinated and barbecued pork/chicken?
    Jerk
  4. By what process is candy floss (fairy/cotton floss made from sugar: Spinning; Popping; Boiling; or Microwaving?
    Spinning
  5. Coptic is the last (til 1600s stage of what now unused language, one of the world's oldest?
    Egyptian
  6. 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
  7. What is (USA 'motorcycle dirt-track racing' popularly called elsewhere in the world?
    Speedway 
  8. What is the most pirated (illegally copied/downloaded TV program  of the 21st century (at 2017?
    Game of Thrones
  9. 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
  10. The gravitational effect of (What? determines Earth's maritime high/low/neap tides: Sun; Moon; Mars; or Clouds?
    Moon
  11. Name the Cypriot mythological sculptor (and famous George Bernard Shaw play who fell in love with a statue he carved?
    Pygamalion
  12. Floccinauccinihilipilification means 'estimating something as (What?': Very big; Very old; Worthless; or Indescernable gender?
    Worthless 
  13. What famous toxic oily addictive liquid (C10H14N2 turns brown on exposure to air?
    Nicotine
  14. Helmut Kohl and Erich Honecker led which divided nation(s in the 1980s: Yugoslavia; Germany; Cyprus; or Russia?
    Germany
  15. Snell's Law (after 1600s Dutch astronomer/mathematician Willebrord Snellius concerns: Light; Gas; Electricity; or Personality?
    Light 
  16. The Greek goddess of love (meaning 'foam risen' who grew from the castrated genitals of Uranus thrown into the sea, is: Aphrodite; Eros; Venus; or Diana?
    Aphrodite
  17. Potable refers to (What? that is safe to consume: Meat; Water; Bread; or Drugs?
    Water
  18. The mixed food of Near East/Balkans/Central Asia (Persian for 'taste or snack' is: Thali; Tapas; Meze; or Smorgasbord?
    Meze 
  19. Attempting to make a person believe he/she is going insane by secretly moving/changing things is called (What? after an Oscar-winning 1944 film?
    Gaslight 
  20. Metaphorical encouragement to take as much as you want, typically from a surprising plentiful availability, is "Fill your (What?": Suitcase; Bags; Boots; or Trousers?
    Boots
  21. The word bamboo (Dravidian 'bambu' is from the Kannada people in: China; Brazil; India; or Canada?
    India
  22. The Italian metaphor 'Cavoli Riscaldati' ('reheated cabbage' refers to an unsavable: Cooked meal; Broken-down car; Love affair; or Collapsed government?
    Love affair 
  23. Whose (Mandela quote tweet became the most liked in history Aug 2017 (3m+ about the US Charlotteville race protests: The Pope; Barack Obama; Donald Trump; or Kim Kardashian?
    Barack Obama
  24. First published 1886, Hobson-Jobson is a classic reference dictionary of Anglo-(What?: American; Chinese; Indian; or French?
    Indian
  25. The world's first communist state (1917 was: China; Russia; Cuba; or France?
    Russia
  26. The artist Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto is famous for his technically precise paintings of: Venice; Amsterdam; Bruges; or Bangkok?
    Venice
  27. Name the Swiss psychoanalyst and Freud's collaborator whose theory, inc. extraversion vs introversion, underpins Myers-Briggs (MBTI and other personality testing systems?
    Carl Jung
  28. What is a food fish (Osmerus and metal process: Forge; Smelt; Cast; or Electroplate?
    Smelt
  29. The cassowary, rhea, and moa are/were (What? birds: Sea; Flightless; Humming; or Mythical?
    Flightless
  30. The old expression of surprise 'Gordon Bennett' (euphemism for 'Gor Blimey' is said based on a real American: Footballer; Singer; President; or Publisher?
    Publisher 
  31. The Tango was originally danced by two: Women; Men; Warriors; or Grandparents?
  32. US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?' in 2017 human rights protests?
  33. US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?' in 2017 human rights protests?
    Knee 
  34. What significant war leader (1939-45 became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911?
    Winston Churchill
  35.      The RKO organization created what King in 1933 whose line continues (at 2017?
    Kong 
  36.   'Al forno' (with Bechamel sauce and ragu is the most common version of what dish outside Italy?
    Lasagna
  37.     Karōshi/Guolaosi (Japanese/Chinese refer to death from: Grief; Old-age; Overwork; or Christmas?
    Overwork 
  38.     From Greek blastos (sprout and kystis (bladder, the blastocyst directly precedes what in human reproduction: Embryo; Ovum; Sperm; or Baby?
    Embryo 
  39.     Japanese Kobe ('koby' from Tajima Wagyu cattle is highly prized finest quality: Leather; Milk; Beef; or Horn?
    Beef  
  40.     Blbically referenced Matzo (matza/matzah is an important (What? in Jewish passover cuisine: Wine; Fish; Stew; or Unleavened flatbread?
    Unleavened flatbread 
  41.     Hitchcock's thriller movie of John Buchan's book is 'The 39 (What?' ?
    Steps
  42.   The Limpopo river rises in central south (Where? flowing to the Indian Ocean: Africa; Australia; India; or China?
    Africa
  43.   The internet TLD (top level domain .mc is reserved for: Mission Control NASA; Monaco; Scotland; or Mcdonald's Restaurants?
    Monaco 
  44. 2 The NATO flag/emblem is what icon?
    Bird; Compass; Sun; or Fish?
  45.      A 2017 MORI survey found which one of these cities' apartment rents to be just a fifth (20% of the others: London, NYC, Paris; or Berlin?
    Berlin
  46.      Which major holiday company was rebranded TUI ('too-ee' in 2017: Thomson; Thomas Cook; 18-30; or Virgin?
    Thomson
  47.      Toulouse in France is called the (What? city due to its architecture: Blue; Pink; Orange; or Zebra?
    Pink 
  48.   What iconic monument (translation 'Crown of the Palace' was built as a Muslim mausoleum for the wife of 1700s emperor Shah Jahan?
    Taj Mahal
  49.   Quotidian refers to (What? frequency: Three-monthly; Fortnightly; Daily; or Mistakenly?
    Daily
  50.      The Japanese concept 'ikigai' ('life use' is a way to understand: Climate change; Personal happiness; Darwinian evolution; or Lithium batteries?
    Personal happiness
  51.      Self-Actualization is the top level of (Whose? 5-stage Hierarchy of Needs motivation theory: Maslow; Freud; Erikson; or Einstein?
    Maslow 
  52.      Pasteurization (of milk, beer, etc controls micro-organisms/fermentation using: Salt; Heat; Ultra-violet; or Atomic radiation?
    Heat 
  53.   Anglicized French 'nom de guerre' equating to 'pseudonym' literally translates as 'name for (What?': Paper; Pen; Peace; or War?
    War
  54.   Lobo refers (Spanish originating to which creature?
    Wolf
  55.   The old English verb 'betide' ('woe betide you' means: Force; Save; Leave; or Happen to?
    Happen to
  56.      Named from a vegetable, what chemical substance causes flamingoes to be pink?
  57.      Vanadium is the only (What? beginning with V: Chemical element; American city; Roman god; or Plant genus?
    Chemical element
  58.      Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev devised the first popularized (What? table in 1869: Operating; Periodic; Drop-leaf; or Times?
    Periodic
  59.   Burlap (USA and Crocus (Jamaica equate in UK English to: Hessian; Tweed; Tartan; or Vinyl?
    Hessian
  60.   German scientist Carl August Steinheil introduced (What? in replacing the return-current telegraph wire in 1836/7: AC; DC; Wi-Fi; or Earth/Ground?
    Earth/Ground
  61.   The oldest operating McDonald's restaurant (Downey, California opened in: 1953; 1964; 1970; or 1985?
    1953
  62.   The natural mineral Kieserite (magnesium sulphate/sulfate is better known as (What? salt, from the UK spring and horse-racing town?
    Epsom 
  63.      Besides gold, white gold mainly contains (c.17% what metal, also a famous London theatre?
    Palladium
  64.   The world's highest value shopping day, significantly 11 Nov, created by Chinese corp Alibaba is themed (What? Day: Children's, Lover's; Pet's; or Single's?
    Single's
  65.   Sammarinese is the demonym (name for people of which tiny nation (known as the Most Serene Republic of..?
    San Marino
  66. 2  The Biblical allusion in psychotherapy exploring human frailty is commonly expressed as (What? of (What?: Head; Hands; Feet; (of Lead; Sand; or Clay?
    Feet of Clay
  67.      'Glavenoye Upravleniye Lagarej' (1923-61 is the acronymic origin of what word for a prison?
    Gulag 
  68.   A subject that would be challengingly complex if discussed is metaphorically a (What? of (What?: Box; Can; or Bag; of Frogs; Worms; or Spanners?
    Can of Worms
  69.   Humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen 2017 was largely caused by proxy war between (which two of: Russia; Iran; China; or Saudi Arabia?
    Iran and Saudi Arabia 
  70. 2  'Clear seeing' in French gave what Anglicized term for a psychic or extrasensory perception (ESP practitioner?
    Clairvoyant
  71.      Website sabotage (e.g., by query/registration overload or similar abbreviated to DDOS means Distributed (What? Of Service?
    Denial
  72.   Analysis of human skeletons from c.5,000BC found Neolithic women's (What? were of 'superhuman' strength: Arms; Legs; Neck; or Teeth?
    Arms 
  73.   Celestial (of sky, space is from Latin 'caelum' meaning: Sun; God; Heaven; or Air?
    Heaven
  74.   Which three numbers have two possible formats in seven-segment digital displays (e.g., calculators, clocks?
    6, 7, 9 
  75. 2  The Goths (comprising Visigoths and Ostragoths triumphed in: Harry Potter; Star Wars; Waterloo; or The Roman Empire?
    The Roman Empire 
  76. 2What is the major US agency missing from this list: Roscosmos (Russia, JAXA (Japan, ESA (Europe, CSA (Canada, and CNSA (China?
    NASA 
  77. 2  Cerberus in Greek mythology is a multi-(What? (What? guarding (What?: Eyed; Armed; Headed; Legged; Dog; Lion; Bull; Frog; Heaven; Hades (Hell; Olympus; or Heaven?
  78. 2  Spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo refer to different types of what?
  79.      According to Yahoo the top internet search of 2017 was “How to make (What?”: Houmous; Love; Friends; or Slime?
    Slime
  80.      What global affirmative derives from US president Martin Van Buren's (1782-1862 birthplace and nickname?
    OK 
  81.   Pak choi (US bok choi is a Chinese: Board game; Lunchbox; Cycle lane; or Cabbage?
    Cabbage 
  82.   Manana ('man-yaa-na' is Spanish for: Probably; Maybe; Tomorrow; or Wait and see?
    Tomorrow 
  83. 2  Cerberus in Greek mythology is a multi-(What? (What? guarding (What?: Eyed; Armed; Headed; Legged; Dog; Lion; Bull; Frog; Heaven; Hades (Hell; Olympus; or Heaven?
  84. 2  The first dinosaur bone to be identified (1676, the end of a megalosaurus thighbone was named due to its shape: Armpitum camelum; Moutham fishum; Beakham cockum; or Scrotum humanum?
    Scrotum humanum
  85. 2  Chinese people increasingly give (What? called 'pingguo' at (When? called 'pinganye': Soap; Apples; Rice; Weddings; Christenings; Christmas Eve?
  86.      In Dutch tradition the controversial Spanish Moor character Black Pete (Zwarte Piet is whose companion?
    Sinterklaas/Santa Claus 
  87.   Volcán Cayambe volcano in Ecuador is the only place where (What? (What? exists naturally (two answers required: Digestible; Snow; Grass; Seawater; Equatorial; or Llamas?
    Equatorial Snow
  88. 2  Chinese people increasingly give (What? called 'pingguo' at (When? called 'pinganye': Soap; Apples; Rice; Weddings; Christenings; Christmas Eve?
  89. 2  The enduring Classical Ballet feet positioning defined by Pierre Beauchamps in the late 1600s is the '(How many? Positions': Two; Three; Four or Five?
    Five 
  90.      Which nation's economy was forecast to overtake UK and France to become globally fifth largest in 2018 (behind US, China; Japan, Germany: India; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; or Mexico?
    India
  91.   In Judaism, bar mitzvah refers to a boy of (and ceremonially becoming: 7; 10; 13; or 16?
    13 
  92. 2  Ernest Hemingway originated the Absinthe/Champagne cocktail “(What? in the Afternoon”: Love; Sleep; Death; or Drunk?
    Death
  93. 2  What are the three missing nations from this list of 2017 USAN membership (Union of South American Nations: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile, Guyana, Suriname?
    Peru, Brazil,
  94. Kebero, tabor, bodhran and cajon (pronounced cahon are types of which musical instruments?
    Drums
  95. The Marble Mountains (locally, Ngu Hành Son are five marble/limestone hills, Kim, Thuy, Moc, Hoa and Tho, in which country?
    Vietnam 
  96. What are the three main colours/colors of the national flag of India (bonus point for the fourth minor colour and icon?
    Orange, White, Green 
  97. How tall is the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai (at Apr 2011 the tallest building in the world: 828m; 628m, 428m or 228m?
    828m 
  98. Infrasound - sound lower than 20Hz (Hertz, or cycles per second and typically undetectable by human hearing - is more commonly termed what?
    Subsonic
  99. Which US president popularised the term 'muckraking' (meaning investigative reporting, notably of politics and business in a 1906 speech?
    Theodore Roosevelt 
  100. 2011 is how many years' anniversary of the start of (what is conventionally referred to as the US Civil War?
    150 
  101. In conventional chessboard layout denotion, where the white castle (rook starts on square a1, what piece occupies e8?
    Black King
  102. (Approximately how much does a cubic foot of gold weigh: 1200lbs, 220lbs; 75lbs; or 20lbs?
    1200lbs 
  103. What ancient African nation is (at 2011 the most populated landlocked country of the world?
    Ethiopia 
  104. On which British comedian's (technically comedienne's US TV show did The Simpsons first appear?
    Tracey Ullman
  105. What (as at 2011 are the 'Next Eleven' (N-11 emerging countries identified by Goldman Sachs as having greatest potential (outside of the previously identied four 'BRIC' nations of becoming some of the world's largest economies in the 21st Century?
    Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Vietnam 
  106. What corporation (as at 2011 owns and operates the Norton internet security product range?
    Symantec
  107. Which composer (of the Barber of Sevllle and William Tell operas said of which other composer (of the The Ring of the Nibelung operas that he "... has wonderful moments and dreadful quarters of an hour..." ?
    Rossini of Wagner 
  108. According to a survey by the charity Sustain, what were respectively (at 2011 the most and least liked of insects in the UK?
    Ladybirds and Wasps
  109. Noi Boi International Airport serves (and rhymes with the second syllable of which Asian city?
    Hanoi 
  110. Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV affects which insect?
    Bee 
  111. Andre Serrano's controversial 1987 artwork destroyed by 'anti-blasphemists' in 2011 in Avignon, France, was subtitled 'Immersion (what': Poo God; Piss Christ; Spit Mary; or Snot Pope?
    Piss Christ 
  112. What is the chemical formula for laughing gas (nitrous oxide?
    N2O
  113. What is the (usually somewhat aspirational meaning of Latin term Ad Astra, often used in slogans and marketing?
    To the Stars
  114. Name the vast Swiss commodities broker subject to IPO in 2011, valuing the company at between $50-60bn (and a bonus point for the meaning of IPO?
    Glencore 
  115. (According to the International Telecommunications Union how many SMS/text messages were sent globally in 2010: 450million; 25billion; 750billion; or 1trillion (a 'western' trillion = a thousand billion?
    6.1trillion
  116. Name the Chinese social networking website (whose name translates to mean 'everyone' which when converting to a public company on the US stock exchange in 2011 became the first major social networking company flotation: JenJen; TenTen; RenRen; or YenYen?
    RenRen
  117. From top-left, moving clockwise, what are the four colours/colors in the MSWindows 'flag' logo (as in Windows 7?
    Red, Green, Yellow, Blue 
  118. Heinz Baked Beans are branded with the ironically misleading byline of "(how many Varieties"?
    57 
  119. Which is the only letter in the English alphabet never (as at 2011 to appear in the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements?
  120. The LEAF Award (as at 2011, fully the Emirates Glass LEAF Award is a prize awarded for what?
    Architecture 
  121. Whose outburst, (paraphrased as "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?
    led to whose murder in December 1170? (Two names required Henry II and Thomas Becket(Henry II of England and Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury
  122. How many litres (or liters are in a cubic metre?
    1,000 
  123. Which planet (in terms of its orbit is between Saturn and Neptune?
    Uranus
  124. The team sport Bandy (or Russian Hockey is played on what surface?
    Ice 
  125. Traditionally the largest book publishers trade show in the world, where in Germany is the (city name Book Fair held each October?
    Frankfurt
  126. In Western Christianity what is the first day of Lent: Easter Monday; Shrove Tuesday (or Mardi Gras; Ash Wednesday; or Palm Sunday?
    Ash Wednesday
  127. What animal normally represents the box of low market share and low market growth in the Boston Matrix (or 'BSG Matrix' or 'Growth-Share Matrix' marketing model: Bull; Dog; Bear; or Elephant?
    Dog 
  128. The term pannier (e.g., motorbike side-box derives from what sort of basket: Picnic; Bread; Waste; or Ball?
    Bread 
  129. Which US office equipment corporation renamed itself (1961 after its branded photocopying technology, from Greek meaning 'dry'?
    Xerox 
  130. Pandalus borealis is more commonly called (and officially named by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization: Northern prawn; Giant panda; Edible snail; or Bombay duck?
    Northern prawn 
  131. In psychology the (positive 'Pygmalion effect' and opposite (negative 'Golem effect' influence people by: Criticism; Money; Expectation; or Food?
    Expectation 
  132. The Sola plant (Aeschynomene aspera from India/S Asia is used to make what famous headwear?
    Pith helmet 
  133. What internet vulnerability 'bug' was announced (in April 2014 to have existed in 17% of the world's web servers since end-2011: Heartbleed; Braindrain; Mindleak; or Plughole?
    Heartbleed
  134. Simnel' refers to a traditional Easter (what?, originating in medieval England: Cake; Turkey; Flower garland; or Soup?
    Cake 
  135. A large Tibetan leonine (lion-like species bought in China for 12million yuan (£2m in 2014 became the world's most expensive: Cat; Dog; Parrot; or Pig?
    Dog 
  136. A fourteen year ban (for mental health reasons on what was lifted, experimentally, by China in 2014: Tequila; Wrestling; Gaming consoles; or Eastenders (the UK TV soap?
    Gaming consoles
  137. German physician Franz Mesmer's (1734-1815 'animal magnetism' theory is considered foundational in the development of: Yoga; Hypnosis; Body-building; or Lion-taming?
    Hypnosis 
  138. A cloche hat is (what?-shaped?
    : Pillbox; Bell; Cone; or Banana? Bell 
  139. How many 'states' (variations are possible in a single 7-segment electronic/digital numeral display (as used in calculators, etc: 10; 12; 64; or 128?
    128 
  140. Selecting or extracting only a few prime items from a wide range, especially where less discrimination is appropriate, is called (What?-picking: Strawberry; Cherry; Cotton; or Nose?
    Cherry
  141. Which famous British institution's heavily subsidized restaurant received a complaint after cancelling a member's booking (in 2013, that "...we were unable to eat elsewhere because my wife was wearing a tiara...': The London Palladium; The House of Lords; St Andrews Golf Club; or Queens Tennis Club?
    The House of Lords
  142. Chinese technology entrepreneur Jack Ma founded which vast internet corporation, which (in the 2010s handles c.80% of China's online shopping: Aladdin; Sinbad; Alibaba; or King Kong?