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  1.      What popular 1960s laminate refers to Latin for ant?
  2.      Dyspnoea refers to difficulty: Speaking; Breathing; Sleeping; or Waking?
  3.      Stovies, Kedgeree, Neeps and Tatties are cuisine of: Canada; Australia; Scotland; or Italy?
  4.      Besides gold, white gold mainly contains (c.17%) what metal, also a famous London theatre?
  5.      What country's beer company trademark causes American Budweiser to be 'Bud' in most of Europe: Belgium; Germany; Czech Republic; or Russia?
  6.      November is named from Latin 'novem' meaning which number?
  7.      What soft fabric is named from French 'gloves of Sweden'?
  8.      Greek derived 'tetra' denotes: Four; Milk; Head; or Giant?
  9.      From Latin, a tyro is what sort of young person: Bossy, Inexperienced, Noisy, or Cyclist?
  10.   Kampuchea was previously: Cambodia; Ukriane; Iceland; or Starbucks?
  11.   What African nation is geographically closest to Italy?
  12.   The 'Limbal ring' thought subliminally attractive in human mating, is part of the: Eye; Mouth; Ear; or Naval?
  13.   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?
  14.   The main ingredient of vinegar besides water is what acid: Acetic; Citric; Hydrochloric; or Lactic?
  15.   Sammarinese is the demonym (name) for people of which tiny nation (known as the Most Serene Republic of..)?
  16.   What African nation and old coin prefixes hen, pig, fowl and worm?
  17.   What pomelo/orange hybrid which can seriously alter drug digestion/reaction originated in Barbados?
  18.   What inexpensive highly useful long crystal silicate mineral mined for over 4,000 years is generally now outlawed due to fatal health risks?
  19.   Upon threatening republican declaration in 2017, Catalonia became subject to direct rule by which national government?
  20.   An octave higher than open string on a standard guitar is made at fret: 6; 8; 12; or 15?
  21. 2  What dark yellow earthy-tasting rhizome ginger family spice is thought especially helpful for joint ailments?
  22. 2  The Biblical allusion in psychotherapy exploring human frailty is commonly expressed as (What?) of (What?): Head; Hands; Feet; (of) Lead; Sand; or Clay?
  23. 2  Which African nation, famous for its extraordinary long-isolated wildlife, has the longest coastline?
  24. 2  What word prefixes Flap, Flat, Guard, Lark and Stone?
  25. 2What replaced the Escudo, Koruna, Tolar, Kroon, and Lats?
  26.      5% equates to what fraction?
  27.      Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem mean before and after: Dark; Birth; Midday; or Prayers?
  28.      The Stubhub and Viagogo corporations, raided/investigated in 2017, controversially sell: Parliamentary seats; Human organs; Concert tickets; or Parking spaces?
  29.      James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon originated 'Shangri-La' as a synonym for: Utopia; Dystopia; Myopia; or Ethiopia?
  30.      The term 'Scaramouche' originated in Italian: Football; Winemaking; Pantomime; or Mafia?
  31.      Traditional use of amalgam mercury alloy was: Bullets; Thermometers; Church bells; or Dental fillings?
  32.      What does ZANU-PF stand for?
  33.      A glengarry, with a toorie and cockade, is a traditional Scottish: Soup; Hat; Dance; or Goalkeeper?
  34.      'Glavenoye Upravleniye Lagarej' (1923-61) is the acronymic origin of what word for a prison?
  35.   A subject that would be challengingly complex if discussed is metaphorically a (What?) of (What?): Box; Can; or Bag; of Frogs; Worms; or Spanners?
  36.   What hard metal element symbol Mo is named from Greek for lead?
  37.   Humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen 2017 was largely caused by proxy war between (which two of): Russia; Iran; China; or Saudi Arabia?
  38.   What pasta means 'little worms': Spaghetti; Vermicelli; Tagliatelle; or Lasagne?
  39.   What vintage/handmade online business is named loosely phonetically from Italian 'oh yes' and French 'what if'?
  40.   The Mohs scale measures mineral: Acidity; Luminosity; Hardness; or Weight?
  41.   Epinephrine, an emergency treatment for cardiac arrest is better known as: Adrenalin; Cortisol; Seratonin; or Oxytocin?
  42.   'Spanish bayonet' informally refers to the plant family: Tomato; Aloe Vera; Yucca or Bamboo?
  43.   Besides forage and grain, sorghum grass was grown for: Smoking; Syrup; Thatching; or Linen?
  44.   Meaning sequins, what was the 1950-80s fruit sweet version of throat lozenge Tunes?
  45.   What word prefixes fever, hammer, metal, pages, and river?
  46. 2  A sophomore traditionally refers to a US further education student in year: 1; 2; 3; or 4?
  47. 2  'Clear seeing' in French gave what Anglicized term for a psychic or extrasensory perception (ESP) practitioner?
  48. 2  Whose adaptable eponymous law proposes that work expands to fill time available?
  49. 2  In 2017 Venice announced a ban of what increasingly super-sized pollutants: Takeaway meals; Cruise ships; Seagulls; or Stag and Hen parties?
  50. 2  Match the pre-Euro currencies and nations: Escudo, Tolar, Lats, Drachma –  Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, Latvia?
  51.      What Italian wine translates as 'grape of the wild vine'?
  52.      Natural sponges cannot be which one of: Seawater; Freshwater; Animal; or Vegetable?
  53. 2  Mythical Greek creatures centaur, pegasus, unicorn and hippocampus share what element: Eagle; Horse; Goat; or Rhinoceros?
  54. 2  A lodestone or loadstone is another word for a: Paperweight; Plumbline; Paving slab or Magnet?
  55. 2  “A quantity representing the power to which a fixed number must be raised to produce a given number” is a: Tangent; Digit; Logarithm; or Fraction?
  56. 2  The Goths (comprising Visigoths and Ostragoths) triumphed in: Harry Potter; Star Wars; Waterloo; or The Roman Empire?
  57. 2What is the major US agency missing from this list: Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), CSA (Canada), and CNSA (China)?
  58.      Character speaking sci-fi who?
  59.      The word Xmas originates from: Atheism; Medieval illiteracy; Walt Disney; or Greek for Christ?
  60.   What anxiety disorder is named from Greek meaning fear of the public/market square?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1.      What popular 1960s laminate refers to Latin for ant?
    Formica
  2.      Dyspnoea refers to difficulty: Speaking; Breathing; Sleeping; or Waking?
    Breathing
  3.      Stovies, Kedgeree, Neeps and Tatties are cuisine of: Canada; Australia; Scotland; or Italy?
    Scotland
  4.      Besides gold, white gold mainly contains (c.17%) what metal, also a famous London theatre?
    Palladium
  5.      What country's beer company trademark causes American Budweiser to be 'Bud' in most of Europe: Belgium; Germany; Czech Republic; or Russia?
    Czech Republic
  6.      November is named from Latin 'novem' meaning which number?
    Nine 
  7.      What soft fabric is named from French 'gloves of Sweden'?
    Suede 
  8.      Greek derived 'tetra' denotes: Four; Milk; Head; or Giant?
    Four
  9.      From Latin, a tyro is what sort of young person: Bossy, Inexperienced, Noisy, or Cyclist?
    Inexperienced 
  10.   Kampuchea was previously: Cambodia; Ukriane; Iceland; or Starbucks?
    Cambodia
  11.   What African nation is geographically closest to Italy?
    Tunisia
  12.   The 'Limbal ring' thought subliminally attractive in human mating, is part of the: Eye; Mouth; Ear; or Naval?
    Eye 
  13.   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
  14.   The main ingredient of vinegar besides water is what acid: Acetic; Citric; Hydrochloric; or Lactic?
    Acetic 
  15.   Sammarinese is the demonym (name) for people of which tiny nation (known as the Most Serene Republic of..)?
    San Marino
  16.   What African nation and old coin prefixes hen, pig, fowl and worm?
    Guinea
  17.   What pomelo/orange hybrid which can seriously alter drug digestion/reaction originated in Barbados?
    Grapefruit
  18.   What inexpensive highly useful long crystal silicate mineral mined for over 4,000 years is generally now outlawed due to fatal health risks?
    Asbestos
  19.   Upon threatening republican declaration in 2017, Catalonia became subject to direct rule by which national government?
    Spain
  20.   An octave higher than open string on a standard guitar is made at fret: 6; 8; 12; or 15?
    12  
  21. 2  What dark yellow earthy-tasting rhizome ginger family spice is thought especially helpful for joint ailments?
    Turmeric 
  22. 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
  23. 2  Which African nation, famous for its extraordinary long-isolated wildlife, has the longest coastline?
    Madagasgar
  24. 2  What word prefixes Flap, Flat, Guard, Lark and Stone?
    Mud
  25. 2What replaced the Escudo, Koruna, Tolar, Kroon, and Lats?
    Euro 
  26.      5% equates to what fraction?
    1/8 
  27.      Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem mean before and after: Dark; Birth; Midday; or Prayers?
    Midday 
  28.      The Stubhub and Viagogo corporations, raided/investigated in 2017, controversially sell: Parliamentary seats; Human organs; Concert tickets; or Parking spaces?
    Concert tickets
  29.      James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon originated 'Shangri-La' as a synonym for: Utopia; Dystopia; Myopia; or Ethiopia?
    Utopia 
  30.      The term 'Scaramouche' originated in Italian: Football; Winemaking; Pantomime; or Mafia?
    Pantomime 
  31.      Traditional use of amalgam mercury alloy was: Bullets; Thermometers; Church bells; or Dental fillings?
    Dental fillings
  32.      What does ZANU-PF stand for?
    Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front
  33.      A glengarry, with a toorie and cockade, is a traditional Scottish: Soup; Hat; Dance; or Goalkeeper?
    Hat 
  34.      'Glavenoye Upravleniye Lagarej' (1923-61) is the acronymic origin of what word for a prison?
    Gulag 
  35.   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
  36.   What hard metal element symbol Mo is named from Greek for lead?
    Molybdenum 
  37.   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 
  38.   What pasta means 'little worms': Spaghetti; Vermicelli; Tagliatelle; or Lasagne?
    Vermicelli
  39.   What vintage/handmade online business is named loosely phonetically from Italian 'oh yes' and French 'what if'?
    Etsy
  40.   The Mohs scale measures mineral: Acidity; Luminosity; Hardness; or Weight?
    Hardness
  41.   Epinephrine, an emergency treatment for cardiac arrest is better known as: Adrenalin; Cortisol; Seratonin; or Oxytocin?
    Adrenalin 
  42.   'Spanish bayonet' informally refers to the plant family: Tomato; Aloe Vera; Yucca or Bamboo?
    Yucca
  43.   Besides forage and grain, sorghum grass was grown for: Smoking; Syrup; Thatching; or Linen?
    Syrup
  44.   Meaning sequins, what was the 1950-80s fruit sweet version of throat lozenge Tunes?
    Spangles
  45.   What word prefixes fever, hammer, metal, pages, and river?
    Yellow
  46. 2  A sophomore traditionally refers to a US further education student in year: 1; 2; 3; or 4?
  47. 2  'Clear seeing' in French gave what Anglicized term for a psychic or extrasensory perception (ESP) practitioner?
    Clairvoyant
  48. 2  Whose adaptable eponymous law proposes that work expands to fill time available?
    Parkinson 
  49. 2  In 2017 Venice announced a ban of what increasingly super-sized pollutants: Takeaway meals; Cruise ships; Seagulls; or Stag and Hen parties?
    Cruise ships
  50. 2  Match the pre-Euro currencies and nations: Escudo, Tolar, Lats, Drachma –  Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, Latvia?
    Escudo=Portugal,  Tolar=Slovenia,  Lats=Latvia, Drachma=Greece
  51.      What Italian wine translates as 'grape of the wild vine'?
    Frascati; Pino Grigio; Chianti; or Lambrusco?
  52.      Natural sponges cannot be which one of: Seawater; Freshwater; Animal; or Vegetable?
    Vegetable
  53. 2  Mythical Greek creatures centaur, pegasus, unicorn and hippocampus share what element: Eagle; Horse; Goat; or Rhinoceros?
    Horse
  54. 2  A lodestone or loadstone is another word for a: Paperweight; Plumbline; Paving slab or Magnet?
    Magnet
  55. 2  “A quantity representing the power to which a fixed number must be raised to produce a given number” is a: Tangent; Digit; Logarithm; or Fraction?
    Logarithm
  56. 2  The Goths (comprising Visigoths and Ostragoths) triumphed in: Harry Potter; Star Wars; Waterloo; or The Roman Empire?
    The Roman Empire 
  57. 2What is the major US agency missing from this list: Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), CSA (Canada), and CNSA (China)?
    NASA 
  58.      Character speaking sci-fi who?
    Yoda
  59.      The word Xmas originates from: Atheism; Medieval illiteracy; Walt Disney; or Greek for Christ?
    Greek for Christ 
  60.   What anxiety disorder is named from Greek meaning fear of the public/market square?
    Agoraphobia