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Friday - - Mind Games -

Each of th­ese is a quiz ques­tion in its own right, but the an­swers con­nect to a common theme, which could be any­thing from plumb straight­for­ward to bizarrely lat­eral



3 What name is given to any one of var­i­ous hard, durable, black var­nishes used for coat­ing wood, metal, or other sur­faces? Which do­mes­ti­cated bird, which typ­i­cally has red­dish-brown, green and yel­low­ish­brown plumage with a metal­lic lus­tre, would you as­so­ciate with Amer­i­can Thanks­giv­ing and also Christ­mas? When you use a punch­ing ma­chine, it punches lit­tle cir­cu­lar pieces out


5 of the pa­per – what are th­ese called? For­merly in the United King­dom 20 shillings equalled a pound; what did 21 shillings equal? What is another name for porce­lain, a ce­ramic ma­te­rial made by heat­ing clay in the form of kaolin, in a kiln?

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