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1. Which passerine bird is the official state bird of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia?
2. With a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8, the Oruanui eruption is the name given to an eruption of which New Zealand volcano in approximately 24,500BC, the world's largest known eruption in the last 70,000 years?
3. Born in Bristol, England in 1821, which women's rights activist, who opened the Women's Medical College with Florence Nightingale, became the United States' first qualified female doctor?
4. What name is given to the two supercontinents, corresponding roughly to the present-day northern and southern hemispheres, that formed upon the breaking-up of Pangaea?
5. Which 19th Century English anatomist and biologist, a critic of Darwin's theory of evolution, is best remembered today for coining the word 'dinosauria'?
6. Louis Brabant, a 16th Century valet to Francis I of France, is thought to have been the first person to become proficient in which stagecraft?
7. Which Scottish-born Australian swimmer won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne and became the first man to swim the 1,500 metres freestyle in under 18 minutes?
8. Which Micronesian atoll in the Pacific Ocean is of special interest to geneticists because of the prevalence of the rare disease complete achromatopsia, sufferers of which are completely unable to distinguish colours? This prevalence was caused when a typhoon of 1775 reduced the population of the atoll to only 20, one of whom had the disease, and due to the small gene pool approximately 10% of the population are now sufferers.
9. Which city served as the Imperial capital of Japan between 794AD and 1868 when it was transferred to Edo (now Tokyo)?
10. Tommaso da Modena's 1352 portrait of Hugh of Provence is the earliest painting to show its subject wearing what?
11. Growing to little over three feet at the shoulder, which Asiatic buffalo, Bubalus depressicornis, is the smallest of all wild cattle?
12. What was the name of the cook who became the first ever Olympic champion when he won the sprint race in 776BC?
13. In which city were the first cases of AIDS identified in 1981?
14. Created in the monastery of Clonmacnoise by three scribes, the best known of whom was Máel Muire mac Célechair, what is the common name given to Lebor na hUidre, the oldest Irish manuscript to contain primarily native narrative materials?
15. Built by the Umayyad Caliph al-Walid I, which is the world's oldest remaining stone mosque and, in 2001, became the first mosque to visited by a Pope when John-Paul II came to see the relics of John the Baptist that are said to be held there?
16. Although Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite, which African country is home to the greatest bauxite reserves, believed to be in the region of one-third of all the world's supply?
17. Named after a 19th Century Russian general, which is the closest living wild relative of the domestic horse?
18. Which subtropical fruit of Andean origin is the most popular flavouring for ice-cream in Peru, far exceeding the demand for more globally popular flavours such as vanilla and chocolate?
19. Which singer starred as Kotzebue, a young woman of androgynous appearance who works as a male miner in Alaska, in the 1991 film 'Salmonberries', written and directed by Percy Adlon?
20. Possibly the most famous lost film of all time, which 1927 silent mystery/horror film, starring Lon Chaney as Inspector Burke who is called to investigate a suspicious murder, was destroyed in a fire in an MGM film vault in 1965?
3. ELIZABETH BLACKWELL
4. LAURASIA & GONDWANA
5. RICHARD OWEN
7. MURRAY ROSE
11. LOWLAND ANOA
12. COROEBUS OF ELIS
13. LOS ANGELES
14. BOOK OF THE DUN COW
15. GRAND MOSQUE OF DAMASCUS
17. PRZEWALSKI'S HORSE
19. K.D. LANG
20. LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT