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  1.  Which city, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, finally fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453, gaining its modern name in the process?
  2.  Canadian James Naismith designed the first ever rule book for which sport whilst working as a teacher in Massachusetts?
  3.  There is only one letter worth 5 points in the game of Scrabble - to which chemical element's symbol does this letter correspond?
  4.  Which book was first published by L. Frank Baum in 1900, before being turned into a popular 1939 film starring Judy Garland?
  5.  Which 1968 Jimi Hendrix hit originally appeared a year earlier on the album John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan?
  6.  The sinking of which ocean liner by a German U-Boat in 1915 was a major factor in changing US attitudes towards intervention in WWI?
  7.  The city of Jerez in Andalusia, Spain, is closely associated with the production of which type of fortified wine?
  8.  Quentin Blake is well-known as an illustrator for which famous children's author?
  9.  The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1919, banned the production and sale of which substance?
  10.  Which sitcom, a spin-off of Cheers, focussed on the life of psychiatrist Dr. Crane as he returns to his hometown of Seattle?
  11.  Which "luxury" French pate, produced by force-feeding of ducks or geese, literally translates into English as "fat liver"?
  12.  1927's The Jazz Singer changed Hollywood forever as the first of which type of movie?
  13. The Mesozoic Era, from 252-66 million years ago, is often known as the Age of ________?
  14.  Which Spanish artist had phases referred to as his Blue Period, Rose Period and African-influenced Period?
  15.  Batavia was the former, colonial name of which major city on the island of Java?
  16.  Who is the only man - to date - to become Vice President, and subsequently President, without winning an election to either?
  17.  Which "wise" animals are groups of referred to as "parliaments"?
  18.  Which north-African country was historically divided into Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan?
  19.      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?
  20.   In Judaism, bar mitzvah refers to a boy of (and ceremonially becoming: 7; 10; 13; or 16?
  21. 2  Ernest Hemingway originated the Absinthe/Champagne cocktail “(What? in the Afternoon”: Love; Sleep; Death; or Drunk?
  22. 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?
  23. 2  Chinese people increasingly give (What? called 'pingguo' at (When? called 'pinganye': Soap; Apples; Rice; Weddings; Christenings; Christmas Eve?
  24. 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?
  25. 2  Spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo refer to different types of what?
  26.      Named from a vegetable, what chemical substance causes flamingoes to be pink?
  27. The Tango was originally danced by two: Women; Men; Warriors; or Grandparents?
  28. US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?' in 2017 human rights protests?
  29. The HTML (HyperText Markup Language webpage codes: '<' and '>' produce the maths symbols: Right/Left chevrons; Plus/Minus; Multiply/Divide; or Square/Cube root?

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  1.  Which city, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, finally fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453, gaining its modern name in the process?
    Constantinople - it became Istanbul
  2.  Canadian James Naismith designed the first ever rule book for which sport whilst working as a teacher in Massachusetts?
    Basketball
  3.  There is only one letter worth 5 points in the game of Scrabble - to which chemical element's symbol does this letter correspond?
    K - Potassium
  4.  Which book was first published by L. Frank Baum in 1900, before being turned into a popular 1939 film starring Judy Garland?
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  5.  Which 1968 Jimi Hendrix hit originally appeared a year earlier on the album John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan?
    All Along the Watchtower
  6.  The sinking of which ocean liner by a German U-Boat in 1915 was a major factor in changing US attitudes towards intervention in WWI?
    RMS Lusitania
  7.  The city of Jerez in Andalusia, Spain, is closely associated with the production of which type of fortified wine?
    Sherry
  8.  Quentin Blake is well-known as an illustrator for which famous children's author?
    Roald Dahl
  9.  The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1919, banned the production and sale of which substance?
    Alcohol
  10.  Which sitcom, a spin-off of Cheers, focussed on the life of psychiatrist Dr. Crane as he returns to his hometown of Seattle?
    Frasier
  11.  Which "luxury" French pate, produced by force-feeding of ducks or geese, literally translates into English as "fat liver"?
    Foie gras
  12.  1927's The Jazz Singer changed Hollywood forever as the first of which type of movie?
    A "Talkie"
  13. The Mesozoic Era, from 252-66 million years ago, is often known as the Age of ________?
    Reptiles 
  14.  Which Spanish artist had phases referred to as his Blue Period, Rose Period and African-influenced Period?
    Pablo Picasso
  15.  Batavia was the former, colonial name of which major city on the island of Java?
    Jakarta
  16.  Who is the only man - to date - to become Vice President, and subsequently President, without winning an election to either?
    Gerald Ford 
  17.  Which "wise" animals are groups of referred to as "parliaments"?
    Owls
  18.  Which north-African country was historically divided into Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan?
    Libya
  19.      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
  20.   In Judaism, bar mitzvah refers to a boy of (and ceremonially becoming: 7; 10; 13; or 16?
    13 
  21. 2  Ernest Hemingway originated the Absinthe/Champagne cocktail “(What? in the Afternoon”: Love; Sleep; Death; or Drunk?
    Death
  22. 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,
  23. 2  Chinese people increasingly give (What? called 'pingguo' at (When? called 'pinganye': Soap; Apples; Rice; Weddings; Christenings; Christmas Eve?
  24. 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?
  25. 2  Spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo refer to different types of what?
  26.      Named from a vegetable, what chemical substance causes flamingoes to be pink?
  27. The Tango was originally danced by two: Women; Men; Warriors; or Grandparents?
  28. US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?' in 2017 human rights protests?
  29. The HTML (HyperText Markup Language webpage codes: '<' and '>' produce the maths symbols: Right/Left chevrons; Plus/Minus; Multiply/Divide; or Square/Cube root?
    Right/Left chevrons