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  1. What process involves extraction of sample tissues for examination to determine the presence of a disease?
  2. In October 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that over 1,000 what were being donated to Barnardo's?
  3. Which material used for the musical instrument strings is made of the dried twisted intestines of sheep or horses?
  4. Name the second-largest city on the South Island of New Zealand after Christchurch?

  5. What sort of creature was the animated character Pepe Le Pew?
  6. On December 2, 1942, the world's first man-made what was made on a University of Chicago squash court?
  7. What term is described by economist Irving Fisher, "as a market with the absence of competition, creating a situation where a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular thing"?
  8. Edgbaston is an affluent suburban area of which British city?
  9. What organisation was founded by Sir William Alexander Smith in 1883 in Glasgow to develop Christian manliness through semi-military discipline and summer camps?
  10. Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook formed which band after attending a June 1976 Sex Pistols concert?
  11. Nagy is the most common surname in which European country?
  12. Who was the French president from 1969 to 1974?
  13. The 1956 Summer Olympics were held in which city?
  14. What was brewed by Thomas Sarson from malt barley in 1794?
  15. Who appeared in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 1990s prior to Phillip Schofield?
  16. What's the more common name for corundite, a dark granular rock used to make an abrasive powder?
  17. Which letter appears to the right of 'Y' on a computer keyboard?
  18. Which English town has the largest natural harbour in Europe?
  19. In which sport do you wear a plastron?
  20. The actress Alice Evans is as of 2023 involved in a public and bitter divorce from who?
  21. In computing, a device may be identified by an IP address. What does IP stand for?
  22. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was the first published novel of which Irish author?
  23. Which play is often called 'The Scottish Play'?
  24. Which creature featured in The Midland Bank logo surrounded by golden coins?
  25. What's the British term for a type of pedestrian crossing that also allows bicycles to be ridden across?
  26. In 1946 the United States offered to buy what from Denmark for 100 million dollars?
  27. Harald Hardrada was defeated by Harold Godwinson's forces in which battle on 25 September 1066?
  28. Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 has been described as an American icon and a Victorian Mona Lisa. By what title is it best known?
  29. What was the alter ego of the fictional character Miley Ray Stewart?
  30. Astronomia nova was a book published in 1609, that contained the results of which astronomer's ten-year investigation of the motion of Mars?


  1. Biopsy
  2. Paddington Bears and teddy bears
  3. Cat-gut
  4. Dunedin
  5. A skunk
  6. Nuclear reaction
  7. A monopoly
  8. Birmingham
  9. The Boys' Brigade
  10. Joy Division
  11. Hungary
  12. Georges Pompidou
  13. Melbourne (Australia)
  14. Vinegar
  15. Jason Donovan
  16. Emery
  17. Poole
  18. U
  19. Fencing (the 'plastron' is also known as an underarm guard)
  20. Ioan Gruffudd
  21. Internet Protocol
  22. James Joyce
  23. Macbeth
  24. Griffin
  25. A toucan crossing
  26. Greenland
  27. Battle of Stamford Bridge
  28. Whistler's Mother
  29. Hannah Montana
  30. Johannes Kepler