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  1. South Bend, Indiana, is home to which well-known university, which shares its name with a famous cathedral in Paris, France?
  2. What process, invented by a 19th-century French scientist, refers to the process by which milk and other produce is heated in order to remove harmful pathogens?
  3. Which two-faced Roman god is the namesake of the month of January?
  4. The Cretaceous, Triassic and which other geological period make up the Mesozoic Era, which ran from roughly 252 to 66 million years ago?
  5. What name links a football team managed by Roy Hodgson in the early 2000s with a type of Middle Age Norse warrior?
  6. 'Modern', 'Britain' and 'Liverpool' are the three primary venues owned by which famous British art gallery?
  7. Gangnam, made famous worldwide by the Psy song Gangnam Style, is a neighbourhood in which Asian capital city?
  8. A Wiener Schnitzel is traditionally made from a cutlet of which type of meat?
  9. Which pre-Columbian society and empire was conquered by the Spaniard Hernán Cortés in the early 16th Century?
  10. Titus had been Roman Emperor for mere months when which volcano erupted in late summer or early autumn of 79AD?
  11. With 24 goals, who was Leicester City's top scorer during their remarkable Premier League triumph of 2015-16?
  12. Ferrari, the automobile company, derives its name from the surname of its founder, Enzo Ferrari. What medieval profession does the surname Ferrari refer to?
  13. Vlad the Impaler, Voivode (ruler) of Wallachia in modern-day Romania, is thought to have been the inspiration behind which famous character, created by Bram Stoker?
  14. 'White House' is the literal translation (from Spanish) of which Moroccan city, also the title of a critically-acclaimed 1942 film?
  15. Though the third-largest in terms of land area, which is the least populous of the five New York City boroughs?
  16. As of 2020, who is the only person to have held all four 'Great Offices of State' in the UK (Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary)?
  17. The 1971 John Denver hit 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' was written about which American State, mentioned repeatedly in the song's chorus?
  18. Who, for her 2008 movie The Hurt Locker, became the first woman ever to win an Academy Award for Best Director?
  19. Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the D'Urbervilles are 19th-Century novels written by which English author?

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  1. South Bend, Indiana, is home to which well-known university, which shares its name with a famous cathedral in Paris, France?
    Notre Dame
  2. What process, invented by a 19th-century French scientist, refers to the process by which milk and other produce is heated in order to remove harmful pathogens?
    Pasteurisation
  3. Which two-faced Roman god is the namesake of the month of January?
    Janus
  4. The Cretaceous, Triassic and which other geological period make up the Mesozoic Era, which ran from roughly 252 to 66 million years ago?
    Jurassic
  5. What name links a football team managed by Roy Hodgson in the early 2000s with a type of Middle Age Norse warrior?
    Viking
  6. 'Modern', 'Britain' and 'Liverpool' are the three primary venues owned by which famous British art gallery?
    Tate
  7. Gangnam, made famous worldwide by the Psy song Gangnam Style, is a neighbourhood in which Asian capital city?
    Seoul
  8. A Wiener Schnitzel is traditionally made from a cutlet of which type of meat?
    Veal
  9. Which pre-Columbian society and empire was conquered by the Spaniard Hernán Cortés in the early 16th Century?
    Aztec
  10. Titus had been Roman Emperor for mere months when which volcano erupted in late summer or early autumn of 79AD?
    Vesuvius
  11. With 24 goals, who was Leicester City's top scorer during their remarkable Premier League triumph of 2015-16?
    Jamie Vardy
  12. Ferrari, the automobile company, derives its name from the surname of its founder, Enzo Ferrari. What medieval profession does the surname Ferrari refer to?
    Blacksmith
  13. Vlad the Impaler, Voivode (ruler) of Wallachia in modern-day Romania, is thought to have been the inspiration behind which famous character, created by Bram Stoker?
    Dracula
  14. 'White House' is the literal translation (from Spanish) of which Moroccan city, also the title of a critically-acclaimed 1942 film?
    Casablanca
  15. Though the third-largest in terms of land area, which is the least populous of the five New York City boroughs?
    Staten Island
  16. As of 2020, who is the only person to have held all four 'Great Offices of State' in the UK (Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary)?
    James Callaghan
  17. The 1971 John Denver hit 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' was written about which American State, mentioned repeatedly in the song's chorus?
    West Virginia
  18. Who, for her 2008 movie The Hurt Locker, became the first woman ever to win an Academy Award for Best Director?
    Kathryn Bigelow
  19. Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the D'Urbervilles are 19th-Century novels written by which English author?
    Thomas Hardy