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  1. 2. Which waterfall system at the border of the Brazilian Paraná state and the Argentinian Misiones province is the largest of its kind in the world, stretching along a 1.7 mile stretch of escarpment?
  2. 3. Which 1954 novel by William Golding focusses around a group of British schoolchildren, attempting to govern themselves after they find themselves stranded on a tropical island?
  3. 4. Lhasa, home of the Potala Palace, is the capital of which autonomous province of China, a nation in its own right from 1913-1951?
  4. 5. Which German is the only tennis player - both male and female - to have completed the "Golden Slam", having won all 4 Open titles and the Olympic Gold in 1988?
  5. 6. To what name - in the honour of the first leader of North Vietnam - was the former South Vietnamese capital of Saigon changed in 1976, following the country's unification?
  6. 7. Which record-breaking footballer agreed to transfer from Newell's Old Boys in Argentina to Barcelona in 2000 at the age of 13, after the club offered to pay his treatment for a growth hormone deficiency?
  7. 8. Which Irish musician, a member of the Boomtown Rats, co-founded the charity Band Aid in 1984 to raise money for the ongoing famine in Ethiopia?
  8. 9. The Thing and The Human Torch are members of which superhero team, who made their Marvel debut in a comic of 1961?
  9. 10. Mt. Roraima, a tepui (table-top mountain, or mesa) on the border of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil, served as the inspiration for which 1912 Arthur Conan Doyle novel about a plateau in South America where creatures such as dinosaurs still survived?
  10. 11. Which French designer is well-known for popularising the "Little Black Dress" during the early 20th century?
  11. 12. Which Apollo mission of 1972 saw the last of the 12 NASA astronauts (as of 2019) land on the moon?
  12. 13. Henry Jones Jr. was the real first name of which swashbuckling archaeologist, first appearing on movie screens in 1981?
  13. 14. The name of which type of appetiser is derived from the Spanish verb meaning "to cover", rumoured to started when Andalusian drinkers used small dishes to cover their glasses of sherry to prevent flies from getting in?
  14. 15. Which creature, native to a few small islands in eastern Indonesia, is the largest living reptile, reaching lengths of up to 3m and weights of up to 70kg?
  15. 16. King Zog served as the ruler of which small Balkan nation from 1928-1939, until it was annexed by the Kingdom of Italy under Victor Emmanuel III and Prime Minister Benito Mussolini?
  16. 17. Which Queen, originally of England and Scotland, oversaw the 1707 Act of Union which saw the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain?
  17. 18. The wife of which biblical figure was supposedly turned to a pillar of salt upon looking back at the destruction of Sodom?
  18. 19. Which friar, born in modern-day Czechia in 1822, is often described as the Father of Genetics, following his experiments cross-breeding different forms of pea plant?
  19. 20. Who performed a rock version of The Star Spangled Banner at the closing of Woodstock in 1969, which subsequently became a symbol of the 1960s era?

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  1. 2. Which waterfall system at the border of the Brazilian Paraná state and the Argentinian Misiones province is the largest of its kind in the world, stretching along a 1.7 mile stretch of escarpment?
    Iguazú/Iguaçu falls
  2. 3. Which 1954 novel by William Golding focusses around a group of British schoolchildren, attempting to govern themselves after they find themselves stranded on a tropical island?
    Lord of the Flies
  3. 4. Lhasa, home of the Potala Palace, is the capital of which autonomous province of China, a nation in its own right from 1913-1951?
    Tibet
  4. 5. Which German is the only tennis player - both male and female - to have completed the "Golden Slam", having won all 4 Open titles and the Olympic Gold in 1988?
    Steffi Graf
  5. 6. To what name - in the honour of the first leader of North Vietnam - was the former South Vietnamese capital of Saigon changed in 1976, following the country's unification?
    Ho Chi Minh City
  6. 7. Which record-breaking footballer agreed to transfer from Newell's Old Boys in Argentina to Barcelona in 2000 at the age of 13, after the club offered to pay his treatment for a growth hormone deficiency?
    Lionel Messi
  7. 8. Which Irish musician, a member of the Boomtown Rats, co-founded the charity Band Aid in 1984 to raise money for the ongoing famine in Ethiopia?
    Bob Geldof
  8. 9. The Thing and The Human Torch are members of which superhero team, who made their Marvel debut in a comic of 1961?
    The Fantastic Four
  9. 10. Mt. Roraima, a tepui (table-top mountain, or mesa) on the border of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil, served as the inspiration for which 1912 Arthur Conan Doyle novel about a plateau in South America where creatures such as dinosaurs still survived?
    The Lost World
  10. 11. Which French designer is well-known for popularising the "Little Black Dress" during the early 20th century?
    Coco Chanel
  11. 12. Which Apollo mission of 1972 saw the last of the 12 NASA astronauts (as of 2019) land on the moon?
    Apollo 17
  12. 13. Henry Jones Jr. was the real first name of which swashbuckling archaeologist, first appearing on movie screens in 1981?
    Indiana Jones
  13. 14. The name of which type of appetiser is derived from the Spanish verb meaning "to cover", rumoured to started when Andalusian drinkers used small dishes to cover their glasses of sherry to prevent flies from getting in?
    Tapas
  14. 15. Which creature, native to a few small islands in eastern Indonesia, is the largest living reptile, reaching lengths of up to 3m and weights of up to 70kg?
    Komodo Dragon
  15. 16. King Zog served as the ruler of which small Balkan nation from 1928-1939, until it was annexed by the Kingdom of Italy under Victor Emmanuel III and Prime Minister Benito Mussolini?
    Albania
  16. 17. Which Queen, originally of England and Scotland, oversaw the 1707 Act of Union which saw the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain?
    Queen Anne
  17. 18. The wife of which biblical figure was supposedly turned to a pillar of salt upon looking back at the destruction of Sodom?
    Lot
  18. 19. Which friar, born in modern-day Czechia in 1822, is often described as the Father of Genetics, following his experiments cross-breeding different forms of pea plant?
    Gregor Mendel
  19. 20. Who performed a rock version of The Star Spangled Banner at the closing of Woodstock in 1969, which subsequently became a symbol of the 1960s era?
    Jimi Hendrix