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  1. Sugar melted to its hottest confectionery stage naturally produces: Fudge; Butterscotch; Caramel; or Licorice?
  2. Which two of these works were written by writers who died within a day of each other on 22/23 April 1616: Don Quixote; Treasure Island; Lord of the Rings; Measure for Measure?
  3. Taisho (1st World War), and Heisei (late 1900s/early 2000 - 'the lost decade') are periods of which nation's history?
  4. Founded c1940 by art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, and still expanding, Pevsner Guides are major reference for British: Porcelain; Architecture; Fashionwear; or Used Cars?
  5. Which popular BBC children's TV characters ate 'blue string pudding', The... : Wombles; Clangers; Flower Pot Men; or Krankies?
  6. (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?
  7. Invented in 1656, what was the most reliable time-keeping technology until the 1930s: Water clock; Sundial; Quartz oscillator; or Pendulum clock?
  8. 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?
  9. Approximately how many litres of water is required to produce a kilo of grain-fed beef: 50; 300; 1,000; or 15,000?
  10. Proposed in 1776, 'E pluribus unum' ('One from many'), is on the national seal and banknotes of which nation?
  11. What is 90% of 90?
  12. What medieaval English word for 'expensive food' (due to a famine), came to mean 'a scarcity' (of anything)?
  13. What discipline is practised according to Vaganova/Russian, French, and Cecchetti methods?
  14. A circle with a 12 metre radius has an area of roughly how many square metres: 27; 68; 179; or 452?
  15. What occasionally Anglicised German word instructs that something is not permitted?
  16. The Greek city Lacedaemon, (hence 'laconic' = minimal yet efficient language), also produced a word for frugality, from its more common name of what?
  17. What anabolic steroid is the principal male sex hormone?
  18. Lawyer Marvin Mitchelson coined what portmanteau term in 1977 when representing actor Lee Marvin's ex-partner?
  19. South Korea's national dish 'kimchi' (kimchee/gimchi), with variants in nearby countries, is seasoned aged pickled/fermented: Cabbage; Crocodile; Crab; or Chocolate?
  20. "I wandered lonely as a cloud" is William Wordsworth's poem about: Bluebells; Daffodils; Buttercups; or Pansies?
  21.  Tyrion Lannister and Ned Stark are characters from which blockbusting HBO fantasy drama series?
  22.  A Frankfurter is a type of sausage, and a Hamburger is kind of sandwich - what is a Berliner?
  23.  Which man - the founder of Amazon - leapfrogged Bill Gates to top Forbes 2018 Billionaires List?
  24.  Which large, semi-aquatic rodent has been the national animal of Canada since 1975?
  25.  Which South American mammal, weighing up to 65kg, is the largest member of the rodent order?
  26.  In which 1997 film, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as agents J and K, respectively, did an extra-terrestrial policing agency fight to save the Earth from bug-like aliens?
  27.  Which award-winning actor has played Birdman, Batman, but also The Vulture, an enemy of Spiderman?
  28.  What is the American equivalent of the Argentinian gauchos of the Pampas?
  29.  The animals referred to as Caribou are most well-known by which common English name?
  30.  After Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian, which is the 5th most spoken Romance language worldwide?
  31.  Which Roman emperor moved the capital from Rome to the city previously known as Byzantium?
  32.      Nigeria borders to its south mostly: Sea; Desert; Uganda; or Madagascar?
  33.      Cybernetics refers to: Space travel; Robots; Monsters; or Control processes and communications in electronic, mechanical and biological systems?
  34.      The German placenames Bad and Baden refer to what?
  35.      Latin 'acetum' means what common fundamental liquid?
  36.      The acceleration of free fall, 8m/s/s, has what scientific symbol, referring to the force responsible?
  37.      Italian for 'as the chapel' translates to refer to what singing style?
  38.      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?
  39.      It was announced in 2017 that UK passports would revert to being what after Brexit?
  40.      In 2017 ex-soccer player George Weah became president of: FIFA; NATO; Liberia; or Siberia?
  41.   Formerly Burma, what nation's policies and army caused the Rohingya people's refugee crisis in 2017?
  42.   The notion that the simplest theory is most reliable among more complex options is called Ockham's: Knife; Razor; Hammer; or Mangle?
  43.   'Old Long Since' is the literal title meaning of what famous Scottish poem and song?
  44.   Obsidian is a natural glass from: Volcanoes; Oceans; Meteors; or Coal?
  45.   Occipital, sphenoid, ethmoid, parietal and temporal are among 14 bones of a human: Foot; Hand; Skull; or Ear?
  46.   Speed or fast versions of which game are called Rapid, Blitz, Bullet and Armageddon?
  47.   What Scandinavian-style buffet is named from Swedish 'sandwich table'?
  48.   What UK measure in World War Two improved health and life expectancy: Conscription; Food rationing; Blackout curtains; or Evacuation?
  49.   In Judaism, bar mitzvah refers to a boy of (and ceremonially becoming): 7; 10; 13; or 16?
  50.   Emmerson Mnangagwa replaced which leader of 37 years in 2017?
  51. 2  Tofu is made from: Rice flour; Soybean milk; Fish eggs; or Bananas?
  52. 2  Homo sapiens bones found in Morocco in 2017 altered understanding of the emergence of modern humans to how many years ago: 10,000; 50,000; 75,000; or 350;000?
  53. 2  A pescatarian is a: Gladiator armed with a heavy net; Someone in their 90s; A fish-eater who does not eat meat; or a Library worker responsible for the children's section?
  54. 2  Ernest Hemingway originated the Absinthe/Champagne cocktail “(What?) in the Afternoon”: Love; Sleep; Death; or Drunk?
  55. 2  Carles Puigdemont fled to Brussels after failing to achieve independence for where?
  56. 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?
  57.      What Italian wine translates as 'grape of the wild vine'?
  58. 2 The NATO flag/emblem is what icon?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Sugar melted to its hottest confectionery stage naturally produces: Fudge; Butterscotch; Caramel; or Licorice?
    Caramel
  2. Which two of these works were written by writers who died within a day of each other on 22/23 April 1616: Don Quixote; Treasure Island; Lord of the Rings; Measure for Measure?
    Don Quixote and Measure for Measure 
  3. Taisho (1st World War), and Heisei (late 1900s/early 2000 - 'the lost decade') are periods of which nation's history?
    Japan
  4. Founded c1940 by art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, and still expanding, Pevsner Guides are major reference for British: Porcelain; Architecture; Fashionwear; or Used Cars?
    Architecture
  5. Which popular BBC children's TV characters ate 'blue string pudding', The... : Wombles; Clangers; Flower Pot Men; or Krankies?
    Clangers
  6. (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?
    Iran
  7. Invented in 1656, what was the most reliable time-keeping technology until the 1930s: Water clock; Sundial; Quartz oscillator; or Pendulum clock?
    Pendulum clock
  8. 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?
    Casket-maker 
  9. Approximately how many litres of water is required to produce a kilo of grain-fed beef: 50; 300; 1,000; or 15,000?
    15,000 
  10. Proposed in 1776, 'E pluribus unum' ('One from many'), is on the national seal and banknotes of which nation?
    USA
  11. What is 90% of 90?
    81
  12. What medieaval English word for 'expensive food' (due to a famine), came to mean 'a scarcity' (of anything)?
    Dearth 
  13. What discipline is practised according to Vaganova/Russian, French, and Cecchetti methods?
    Ballet
  14. A circle with a 12 metre radius has an area of roughly how many square metres: 27; 68; 179; or 452?
    452 
  15. What occasionally Anglicised German word instructs that something is not permitted?
    Verboten 
  16. The Greek city Lacedaemon, (hence 'laconic' = minimal yet efficient language), also produced a word for frugality, from its more common name of what?
    Sparta 
  17. What anabolic steroid is the principal male sex hormone?
    Testosterone
  18. Lawyer Marvin Mitchelson coined what portmanteau term in 1977 when representing actor Lee Marvin's ex-partner?
    Palimony 
  19. South Korea's national dish 'kimchi' (kimchee/gimchi), with variants in nearby countries, is seasoned aged pickled/fermented: Cabbage; Crocodile; Crab; or Chocolate?
    Cabbage 
  20. "I wandered lonely as a cloud" is William Wordsworth's poem about: Bluebells; Daffodils; Buttercups; or Pansies?
    Daffodils
  21.  Tyrion Lannister and Ned Stark are characters from which blockbusting HBO fantasy drama series?
    Game of Thrones
  22.  A Frankfurter is a type of sausage, and a Hamburger is kind of sandwich - what is a Berliner?
    Donut/Sweet Pastry
  23.  Which man - the founder of Amazon - leapfrogged Bill Gates to top Forbes 2018 Billionaires List?
    Jeff Bezos
  24.  Which large, semi-aquatic rodent has been the national animal of Canada since 1975?
    Beaver
  25.  Which South American mammal, weighing up to 65kg, is the largest member of the rodent order?
    Capybara
  26.  In which 1997 film, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as agents J and K, respectively, did an extra-terrestrial policing agency fight to save the Earth from bug-like aliens?
    Men in Black
  27.  Which award-winning actor has played Birdman, Batman, but also The Vulture, an enemy of Spiderman?
    Michael Keaton
  28.  What is the American equivalent of the Argentinian gauchos of the Pampas?
    COwboy
  29.  The animals referred to as Caribou are most well-known by which common English name?
    Reindeer
  30.  After Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian, which is the 5th most spoken Romance language worldwide?
    Romanian
  31.  Which Roman emperor moved the capital from Rome to the city previously known as Byzantium?
    Constantine
  32.      Nigeria borders to its south mostly: Sea; Desert; Uganda; or Madagascar?
    Sea   
  33.      Cybernetics refers to: Space travel; Robots; Monsters; or Control processes and communications in electronic, mechanical and biological systems?
    Control processes and
  34.      The German placenames Bad and Baden refer to what?
    Bath
  35.      Latin 'acetum' means what common fundamental liquid?
    Vinegar
  36.      The acceleration of free fall, 8m/s/s, has what scientific symbol, referring to the force responsible?
  37.      Italian for 'as the chapel' translates to refer to what singing style?
    A cappella
  38.      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
  39.      It was announced in 2017 that UK passports would revert to being what after Brexit?
    Blue
  40.      In 2017 ex-soccer player George Weah became president of: FIFA; NATO; Liberia; or Siberia?
    Liberia
  41.   Formerly Burma, what nation's policies and army caused the Rohingya people's refugee crisis in 2017?
    Myanmar  
  42.   The notion that the simplest theory is most reliable among more complex options is called Ockham's: Knife; Razor; Hammer; or Mangle?
    Razor
  43.   'Old Long Since' is the literal title meaning of what famous Scottish poem and song?
    Auld Lang Syne
  44.   Obsidian is a natural glass from: Volcanoes; Oceans; Meteors; or Coal?
    Volcanoes
  45.   Occipital, sphenoid, ethmoid, parietal and temporal are among 14 bones of a human: Foot; Hand; Skull; or Ear?
    Skull
  46.   Speed or fast versions of which game are called Rapid, Blitz, Bullet and Armageddon?
    Chess
  47.   What Scandinavian-style buffet is named from Swedish 'sandwich table'?
    Smorgasbord
  48.   What UK measure in World War Two improved health and life expectancy: Conscription; Food rationing; Blackout curtains; or Evacuation?
    Food
  49.   In Judaism, bar mitzvah refers to a boy of (and ceremonially becoming): 7; 10; 13; or 16?
    13 
  50.   Emmerson Mnangagwa replaced which leader of 37 years in 2017?
    Robert Mugabe
  51. 2  Tofu is made from: Rice flour; Soybean milk; Fish eggs; or Bananas?
    Soybean milk
  52. 2  Homo sapiens bones found in Morocco in 2017 altered understanding of the emergence of modern humans to how many years ago: 10,000; 50,000; 75,000; or 350;000?
    350,000
  53. 2  A pescatarian is a: Gladiator armed with a heavy net; Someone in their 90s; A fish-eater who does not eat meat; or a Library worker responsible for the children's section?
    A fish-eater who does not eat meat
  54. 2  Ernest Hemingway originated the Absinthe/Champagne cocktail “(What?) in the Afternoon”: Love; Sleep; Death; or Drunk?
    Death
  55. 2  Carles Puigdemont fled to Brussels after failing to achieve independence for where?
    Catalonia
  56. 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,
  57.      What Italian wine translates as 'grape of the wild vine'?
    Frascati; Pino Grigio; Chianti; or Lambrusco?
  58. 2 The NATO flag/emblem is what icon?
    Bird; Compass; Sun; or Fish?