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 Post subject: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 9th, 2016, 11:14 am 
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Here is the first quiz of the year:

1. What name for a crude greedy humanoid species in Jonathan Swift's 1726 Gulliver's Travels came to refer to a rude and violent person, and is also a big modern technology corporation?
2. The term pannier (e.g., motorbike side-box) derives from what sort of basket: Picnic; Bread; Waste; or Ball?
3. What are Hawaiian, Strombolian, Peléan, Phreatomagmatic and Submarine types of?
4. According to which religion did the prophets Nephi and Lehi lead people from Jerusalem across the sea to the Americas around 600BC?
5. Which US office equipment corporation renamed itself (1961) after its branded photocopying technology, from Greek meaning 'dry'?
6. What word prefixes the following to make five different words: habit, jury, sect, stance, tense?
7. Nociceptive, Neuropathic, Phantom, Psychogenic, and Incident are types of what?
8. The Sola plant (Aeschynomene aspera) from India/S Asia is used to make what famous headwear?
9. What common Hindu/Indian surname derives from 'a piece of land' and referred to a landowner/tenant farmer?
10. What are generally regarded to be the four precious stones?
11. In which activity were hickory and persimmon replaced by graphite and titanium?
12. What is the technical genus category of lemons, oranges, limes?
13. 'Simnel' refers to a traditional Easter (what?), originating in medieval England?
14. A codicil is a supplementary text which alters what sort of legal document?
15. Introduced in 1954, a willibecher is a standard what in Germany?
16. What word has noun/verb meanings for an island, a promontory, wine, organic soil, thinking, and a fabric used in bookbinding?
17. Flemington, Greyville, and Longchamp are associated with what, respectively in Australia, South Africa, and France?
18. Popular in Indian subcontinental cuisine, what is gram flour made from?
19. Which understated northern European nation grew to become by the early 2000s the fourth richest globally due largely to prudent treatment of oil revenues?
20. What original Mrs Beeton sandwich filling did the Royal Society of Chemistry propose in 2014 as the most economically enjoyable?
21. What is a 'frontispiece' traditionally at the beginning of?
22. What is a cloche hat shaped like?
23. What is 'The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street' a nickname for?
24. What popular East Asian food means 'bean curdled'?
25. Match these US cities and their 'Big' nicknames: Orange; Easy; Guava; Apple, Tomato; Pineapple?

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 9th, 2016, 4:18 pm 
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4. mormonism
6. in
7. pain
12. citrus
25. Big Easy is New Orleans or N'awlins
Big Apple is New York City

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 9th, 2016, 5:08 pm 
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1. Yahoo
2. Bread
3. volcano types
5. Xerox
8. Pith helmets
10. Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire
13. Cake
14. A will
17. Horse racing
19. Norway
21. A book
22. Bell
23. The Bank of England

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 11th, 2016, 9:56 am 
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Good answers from Doc and 2BB


1. What name for a crude greedy humanoid species in Jonathan Swift's 1726 Gulliver's Travels came to refer to a rude and violent person, and is also a big modern technology corporation? Yahoo
2. The term pannier (e.g., motorbike side-box) derives from what sort of basket: Picnic; Bread; Waste; or Ball? Bread (Latin panis means bread)
3. What are Hawaiian, Strombolian, Peléan, Phreatomagmatic and Submarine types of? Volcanic eruptions
4. According to which religion did the prophets Nephi and Lehi lead people from Jerusalem across the sea to the Americas around 600BC? Mormonism (or Latter Day Sainthood)
5. Which US office equipment corporation renamed itself (1961) after its branded photocopying technology, from Greek meaning 'dry'? Xerox (the dry copying process, named Xerography - most other copying methods were liquid-based - Greek 'xeros' means dry)
6. What word prefixes the following to make five different words: habit, jury, sect, stance, tense? In
7. Nociceptive, Neuropathic, Phantom, Psychogenic, and Incident are types of what? Pain
8. The Sola plant (Aeschynomene aspera) from India/S Asia is used to make what famous headwear? Pith helmet (or equivalent term, e.g., safari helmet, sun helmet, topee, sola topee, salacot, sola topi, etc)
9. What common Hindu/Indian surname derives from 'a piece of land' and referred to a landowner/tenant farmer? Patel (or Patil)
10. What are generally regarded to be the four precious stones? Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond
11. In which activity were hickory and persimmon replaced by graphite and titanium? Golf (respectively the shafts and heads of clubs)
12. What is the technical genus category of lemons, oranges, limes? Citrus
13. 'Simnel' refers to a traditional Easter (what?), originating in medieval England? Cake ('simnel' is generally thought to refer to a fine white flour)
14. A codicil is a supplementary text which alters what sort of legal document? Will
15. Introduced in 1954, a willibecher is a standard what in Germany? Beer glass (named after Willy Steinmeier of the Ruhrglas glassworks)
16. What word has noun/verb meanings for an island, a promontory, wine, organic soil, thinking, and a fabric used in bookbinding? Mull
17. Flemington, Greyville, and Longchamp are associated with what, respectively in Australia, South Africa, and France? Horseracing (racecourses in Melbourne, Durban, and Paris)
18. 18. Popular in Indian subcontinental cuisine, what is gram flour made from? Chickpeas
19. Which understated northern European nation grew to become by the early 2000s the fourth richest globally due largely to prudent treatment of oil revenues? Norway
20. What original Mrs Beeton sandwich filling did the Royal Society of Chemistry propose in 2014 as the most economically enjoyable? Toast (yes, that's two slices of bread, with a slice of toast in between)
21. What is a 'frontispiece' traditionally at the beginning of? Book (it's an illustration facing the title page - originally Latin frons, front and specere, look - it also refers to the main facade or decorated entrance to a building)
22. What is a cloche hat shaped like? Bell (cloche means bell in French)
23. What is 'The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street' a nickname for? The Bank of England (In Threadneedle Street, London)
24. What popular East Asian food means 'bean curdled'? Tofu
25. Match these US cities and their 'Big' nicknames: Orange; Easy; Guava; Apple, Tomato; Pineapple? Big Orange - Los Angeles; Big Easy- New Orleans; Big Guava - Tampa; Big Apple - New York; Big Tomato - Sacramento; Big Pineapple - Honolulu.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 16th, 2016, 10:41 am 
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Hello. Good Morning and Welcome to the Weekend Quiz.


1. What is Dashi?
2. How many 'states' (variations) are possible in a single 7-segment electronic/digital numeral display (as used in calculators, etc)?
3. What form of breadcrumbed fried food, often containing mashed potato, is named from French 'to crunch'?
4. Name the controversial arm-gesture associated with French-Cameroonian comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala?
5. Where in 2014 became the last European territory to decriminalize sex between men?
6. Chinese technology entrepreneur Jack Ma founded which vast internet corporation, which (in the 2010s) handles c.80% of China's online shopping?
7. Which vegetable originates from a cross between a cabbage and a turnip?
8. What Cantonese mixed bite-size food means literally 'touch the heart'?
9. What Terry Nation concept was produced by scientist Davros from the indigenous Kaleds of the planet Skaro?
10. What's the western name of the least densely populated country in the world, (national language 'Kalaallit Nunaat'), with capital city Nuuk?
11. Alluding to a ridged cloth, a temporary vehicle-track built over bogland on a foundation of perpendicularly laid logs is called a (What?) road?
12. Stadium, French's, Händlmaier, and Maille make what, commonly from the Sinapis alba and Brassica juncea plants?
13. In which competitive activity did the WBF strip its 2013 Bali World Championship from two German doctors for coded coughing?
14. What medieval defensive feature is named from the French for sliding door?
15. What word suffixes the following words to make five new words: Rasp; Whortle; Goose; Blue; and Straw?
16. SS Ancon was the first ship to navigate what passage on 15 August 1914?
17. What common mineral's name (technically silica or SiO2) derives from old Polish-German 'kwardy', meaning 'hard'?
18. What product 'brand' from the Gamay is traditionally released the third Thursday of November each year?
19. What invention of the Greenland Inuit is also derogatory slang for an outdoor hobbyist who observes or collects things?
20. What high quality gravity/capillary-fed implement was traditionally ruby-tipped gold, and is nowadays usually iridium-tipped stainless-steel?

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 16th, 2016, 3:55 pm 
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10. Mongolia
12. mustard
15. berry

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 16th, 2016, 6:21 pm 
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Jitna wrote:
10. Mongolia :no:
12. mustard :yes:
15. berry :yes:

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 16th, 2016, 7:44 pm 
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1. Soup
3. Croquette
6. Alibaba
7. Swede
8. Dim Sum
9. Daleks
10. Greenland
11. Corduroy
14. Portcullis
16. Panama Canal
17. Quartz
18. Beaujolais Nouveau
19. Anorak

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 17th, 2016, 12:01 am 
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3. Crouton
9. Daleks
10. Greenland
14. portcullis
17. quartz?

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 17th, 2016, 1:04 am 
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1BestBoy wrote:
1. Soup
3. Croquette
6. Alibaba
7. Swede
8. Dim Sum
9. Daleks
10. Greenland
11. Corduroy
14. Portcullis
16. Panama Canal
17. Quartz
18. Beaujolais Nouveau
19. Anorak

Very goo :2Thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 17th, 2016, 1:05 am 
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PastyKing wrote:
3. Crouton
9. Daleks
10. Greenland
14. portcullis
17. quartz?

Not Crouton - 2BB has the correct answer.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 17th, 2016, 1:13 am 
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larss wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
3. Crouton
9. Daleks
10. Greenland
14. portcullis
17. quartz?

Not Crouton - 2BB has the correct answer.


He covered up his answers just as I was looking. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 17th, 2016, 11:58 am 
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PastyKing wrote:
larss wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
3. Crouton
9. Daleks
10. Greenland
14. portcullis
17. quartz?

Not Crouton - 2BB has the correct answer.


He covered up his answers just as I was looking. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 17th, 2016, 11:49 pm 
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1BestBoy wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
larss wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
3. Crouton
9. Daleks
10. Greenland
14. portcullis
17. quartz?

Not Crouton - 2BB has the correct answer.


He covered up his answers just as I was looking. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 18th, 2016, 4:22 pm 
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The answers are:
1. What is Dashi? Japanese Soup or Stock
2. How many 'states' (variations) are possible in a single 7-segment electronic/digital numeral display (as used in calculators, etc)? 128
3. What form of breadcrumbed fried food, often containing mashed potato, is named from French 'to crunch'? Croquette (from croquer, to crunch)[b]
4. Name the controversial arm-gesture associated with French-Cameroonian comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala? [b] Quenelle (a quenelle is actually an oval-shaped fish or meat mixture/dish, and French slang for finger or penis - the gesture, straight-arm pointing down, with the flat hand of the other arm at the shoulder, signifies pushing a quenelle up the backside of one's enemy, as deep as an arm's length - the signal, used by M'bala - is interpreted commonly to have anti-semitic meaning due to aspects of M'bala's stage act)

5. Where in 2014 became the last European territory to decriminalize sex between men? Northern Cyprus
6. Chinese technology entrepreneur Jack Ma founded which vast internet corporation, which (in the 2010s) handles c.80% of China's online shopping? Alibaba
7. Which vegetable originates from a cross between a cabbage and a turnip? Swede/ Rutabaga
8. What Cantonese mixed bite-size food means literally 'touch the heart'? Dim Sum
9. What Terry Nation concept was produced by scientist Davros from the indigenous Kaleds of the planet Skaro? Daleks
10. What's the western name of the least densely populated country in the world, (national language 'Kalaallit Nunaat'), with capital city Nuuk? Greenland
11. Alluding to a ridged cloth, a temporary vehicle-track built over bogland on a foundation of perpendicularly laid logs is called a (What?) road? Corduroy
12. Stadium, French's, Händlmaier, and Maille make what, commonly from the Sinapis alba and Brassica juncea plants? Mustard
13. In which competitive activity did the WBF strip its 2013 Bali World Championship from two German doctors for coded coughing? Bridge (WBF = World Bridge Foundation)
14. What medieval defensive feature is named from the French for sliding door? Portcullis (from Old French 'porte coleice')
15. What word suffixes the following words to make five new words: Rasp; Whortle; Goose; Blue; and Straw? Berry
16. SS Ancon was the first ship to navigate what passage on 15 August 1914? Panama Canal
17. What common mineral's name (technically silica or SiO2) derives from old Polish-German 'kwardy', meaning 'hard'? Quartz
18. What product 'brand' from the Gamay is traditionally released the third Thursday of November each year? Beaujolais Nouveau (French wine from the gamay grape and Beaujolais region)
19. What invention of the Greenland Inuit is also derogatory slang for an outdoor hobbyist who observes or collects things? Anorak (anoraq in Greenland Kalaallisut language)
20. What high quality gravity/capillary-fed implement was traditionally ruby-tipped gold, and is nowadays usually iridium-tipped stainless-steel? Fountain pen

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2016, 11:34 am 
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Twenty more questions.


1. The modern 21-day/stage Tour de France is roughly what total distance?
2. What French railway term refers to the bicycle gear system for shifting the chain between sprockets?
3. What country produces Flying Pigeon bicycles, at 2010 the most popular mechanical vehicle in history?
4. What colour is the 'maillot à pois rouge' jersey of the 'King of the Mountains' (best hill climber) in the Tour de France?
5. What was a bicycle first called (and still today also any human powered wheeled vehicle), a Latin portmanteau of 'speed' and 'foot'?
6. What trade does the French medieval term 'jongleur' refer to?
7. What is the main organic ingredient of Grappa, the strong Italian alcholic drink?
8. What Latin ballroom dance alludes to bullfighting and means 'double step'?
9. The Battle of Alamo featured in which war?
10. 'The Great American Chocolate Bar' is eponymously better known as 'the (What?) bar'?
11. What Nickelodeon animated TV program was created by marine biologist/animator Stephen Hillenburg?
12. Match these jazz players to their main intruments: Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Gene Krupa, and Courtney Pine - Sax/Clarinet, Drums, Keyboards, Trumpet?
13. PCB refers to what component of most electrical items?
14. What is a: cleaning brand, Dutch soccer club, web programming language, and greater and lesser mythological Greek hero?
15. What famous French 1970s-designed anti-ship missile means 'flying fish'?
16. The varying effects within which 0-12 scale refer to movement of twigs, smoke, dust and telegraph wires?
17. What did German government officials reportedly revert to using after international electronic surveillance revelations in 2014?
18. Hinnomaki Red, Invicta, Pax and Hairy Amber are types of which Ribes genus fruit?
19. What is the speed of sound in a vacuum?
20. What parts of the human body are surrounded by protective skin called the eponychium and paronychium?

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PostPosted: January 23rd, 2016, 1:34 pm 
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2. Derailleur
4. White with red spots
6. Comedian/entertainer?
7. Grape
8. Passé Doble
11. Sponge Bob Square Pants?
13. Printed circuit board
14. Ajax
15. Exocette?
16. Beaufort Scale
19. 0

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PostPosted: January 23rd, 2016, 2:12 pm 
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3. China
5. Velocipede
9. Tejas Revolution?
10. Hershey :puke:
17. Typewriters

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PostPosted: January 23rd, 2016, 2:46 pm 
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Very good, assuming that for number 9, 1BB's spelling is the native american for Texas which just shows that he is a smart arse.

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12. Herbie Hancock- keyboard, Chet Baker- trumpet, Gene Krupa- drums, Courtney Pine- sax

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PostPosted: January 23rd, 2016, 7:14 pm 
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larss wrote:
Very good, assuming that for number 9, 1BB's spelling is the native american for Texas which just shows that he is a smart arse.



or a ZZ Top fan :)


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: January 25th, 2016, 9:41 am 
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The answers to this week's quiz were:
1. The modern 21-day/stage Tour de France is roughly what total distance? 2,200m/3,500km
2. What French railway term refers to the bicycle gear system for shifting the chain between sprockets? Derailleur (from the original meaning of a train derailling from its track)
3. What country produces Flying Pigeon bicycles, at 2010 the most popular mechanical vehicle in history? China (there are over half a billion of these globally, mostly in China..)
4. What colour is the 'maillot à pois rouge' jersey of the 'King of the Mountains' (best hill climber) in the Tour de France? White with Red Spots
5. What was a bicycle first called (and still today also any human powered wheeled vehicle), a Latin portmanteau of 'speed' and 'foot'? Velocipede
6. What trade does the French medieval term 'jongleur' refer to? Entertainer (specifically a wandering minstrel/jester)
7. What is the main organic ingredient of Grappa, the strong Italian alcholic drink? Grapes (specifically grape pomace, the fibrous waste after pressing for wine)
8. What Latin ballroom dance alludes to bullfighting and means 'double step'? Paso Doble (or Pasodoble, 'passodoblay')
9. The Battle of Alamo featured in which war? The Texas Revolution (or the Texas War of Independence, 1835-6, and less accurately but acceptable in lenient quizzes, the American-Mexican war/conflicts 1830s-40s)
10. 'The Great American Chocolate Bar' is eponymously better known as 'the (What?) bar'? Hershey (or Hershey's bar)
11. What Nickelodeon animated TV program was created by marine biologist/animator Stephen Hillenburg? Spongebob Squarepants
12. Match these jazz players to their main intruments: Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Gene Krupa, and Courtney Pine - Sax/Clarinet, Drums, Keyboards, Trumpet? Herbie Hancock - Keyboards, Chet Baker - Trumpet, Gene Krupa - Drums, Courtney Pine - Sax/Clarinet
13. PCB refers to what component of most electrical items? Printed Circuit Board (it houses and connects electronic components)
14. What is a: cleaning brand, Dutch soccer club, web programming language, and greater and lesser mythological Greek hero? Ajax
15. What famous French 1970s-designed anti-ship missile means 'flying fish'? Exocet
16. The varying effects within which 0-12 scale refer to movement of twigs, smoke, dust and telegraph wires? The Beaufort Scale (of wind force)
17. What did German government officials reportedly revert to using after international electronic surveillance revelations in 2014? Typewriters
18. Hinnomaki Red, Invicta, Pax and Hairy Amber are types of which Ribes genus fruit? Gooseberry
19. What is the speed of sound in a vacuum? Zero (sound does not travel in a vacuum - sound is vibration of matter; there is no matter in a vacuum)
20. What parts of the human body are surrounded by protective skin called the eponychium and paronychium? Nails (fingernails and toenails)

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2016, 10:54 am 
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20 more questions for you.

1. What communal cooking method/equipment derives from French 'melted'?
2. As at the mid-2010s, which creature reportedly numbered over 5,000 in private USA ownership, compared to about 3,000 surviving in the world elsewhere?
3. The residual presence of what, gives brown sugar its colour/color?
4. Likud, Yesh Atid, and Shas are political parties of which country?
5. What animal was used as the US Dodge automotive logo in the 1930s-50s, and again 1970s-2000s?
6. What technical term refers to documents/money held by a third party while agreement/conditions are fulfilled between two others?
7. Bright, Burley, and Oriental are leaves used for what?
8. In biochemistry the suffix '-ose' usually denotes what common sort of substance?
9. The works of which dramatic writer feature at least 64 bird species including all seven British crows?
10. Which 1947-originated DeBeers slogan is according to Advertising Age magazine the best advertising slogan of the 20th century?
11. The word scourge - 'a cause of suffering' - is metaphorically derived from what instrument of punishment?
12. US engineer/industrialist George Pullman (1831-1897) is eponymously associated which form of travel?
13. What is Acetylsalicylic Acid better known as?
14. The main part of what musical instrument, commonly available in chromatic and diatonic forms, is called a 'comb'?
15. What literally connects Vikramshila Setu, Rajendra Setu, Mahatma Gandhi Setu and Farakka Barrage?
16. Name the trademarked bass-frequency cinematic effect developed by Cerwin-Vega and Universal Studios initially for the 1974 film Earthquake?
17. Whose logo features two pulling horses and the words 'original riveted'?
18. What traditional American word for an ancient weapon refers to the gravity-based accelerational effect of a celestial object on another, or on a spacecraft?
19. What term, derived from Italian/French theatrical farce, nowadays fashionably refers to mildly erotic entertainment and striptease?
20. What is a finch-like bird, a festive decoration, and a baby's hooded sleeping garment?

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2. Tigers?
5. Ram?
10. Diamonds are a girls best friend
12. Trains?
14. Electric Guitar?
16. Dolby?
17. Levi Strauss?
19. Burlesque

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