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1.If you ask for directions in South Africa you may be told to "turn right at the robot". What is a 'robot'?
2.Which car manufacturer's models include the Fox and the Touareg?
3.What is the national airline and flag carrier for Spain?
4.What nationality was psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud?
5.Relating to boats and ships, what does the acronym RORO stand for?
6.Which one of these is the odd one out: Honey Rider, Foxxy Cleopatra, Tiffany Case, Solitaire, or Kissy Suzuki?
7.In a wallet you have ฿5,130. It is made up of three different denominations of notes. There is exactly the same number of each note. How many of each note is there and what are their values?
8.Which country has the letter E as its international car registration?
9.To what does the name of the German news magazine and website Der Spiegel translate into English?
10.Associated with Ireland and Irish folklore, what 'S' describes this walking stick and cudgel, traditionally made from a stout knotty blackthorn stick with a large knob at the top?
11.The Chinese prefix 'bei' (北), as in Beijing, refers to what compass point?
12.First described in 1700, what 'K' is a legendary sea monster of enormous size said to appear in the sea between Norway and Iceland?
13.What two words complete the following sequence: Juliet Mike, Tango Bravo, Golf Bravo, Delta Charlie, Tango Mike, ____ ____?
14.What denomination of U.S. banknote depicts Ulysses S. Grant on its obverse side?
15.In the board game Monopoly, what is the total number of Chance and Community Chest squares?
16.The name of what versatile product was coined by U.S. soldiers as they couldn't pronounce its original name, 'Offiziersmesser'?

17.What traditional name for a dog means I Trust in Latin?
18.Using the English language algebraic notation for chess pieces, K stands for King. What letter is used to represent a Knight?
19.In Norse mythology, who tricked the blind Höðr into killing his brother Baldr?
20.In Morse code, which letter is represented by a single dot?
21.Who is the current President of Germany?
22.How many vowels are there in the middle row of letters on a standard English language computer keyboard?
23.In military terms, what is sitrep an abbreviation for?
24.Since 1965, what former U.S. President has featured on the face of a 10¢ coin (dime)?
25.The Five Eyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance comprising the United States and what four other countries?
26.What 'P' describes the official romanization system for Standard Mandarin Chinese in China?
27.What was the end result of Operation Neptune Spear conducted by the CIA in 2011?
28."Power Your Dreams" is a tagline for what gaming console?
29.What does the 'M' stand for in BMW's M series of cars?
30.What do the letters "O J" stand for in O J Simpson's name?
31.Who is the incumbent President of the Philippines?
32.What 'V' is a medieval Latin term loosely translated as "exactly word for word"?

33.What Imperial and U.S. unit is based on the Roman measure of 1000 paces?
34.What 'P' describes a fence or wall made from wooden stakes or tree trunks and used as a defensive structure or enclosure?
35.Along with Haitian Creole, what European language is an official language of Haiti?
36.What 'L' describes the short or knee-length leather breeches worn as traditional garments in German-speaking countries?
37.What denomination of New Zealand banknote depicts Lord Rutherford of Nelson and his 1908 Nobel Prize medal on its obverse side?
38.Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom. Who was her Greek equivalent?
39.RUB is the international code for what currency?
40.In the United States, what former president's head features on the reverse side of a dime coin?
41.How many yards are there in a statute mile?
42.How many letters of the alphabet are used as Roman Numerals?
43.Which part of your anatomy is also the currency of Costa Rica?
44.In skin products, what does the abbreviation SPF stand for?
45.A person has a mass of 60kg on Earth. What would their mass on the moon be?
46.What is the plural of the word Mongoose?
47.What is the combined total of rings in: the Audi logo, the Twelve Days of Christmas, and the Olympic logo?
48.What 'R' means to obscure or remove sensitive information from a document prior to publication or release?
49.A polyandric woman has more than one what?
50.What 'M', also known as a memory aid, describes a system such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations that assist in remembering something?


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