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Ten Dictionary Descriptive Decisions

  1. A carnivorous nocturnal arboreal animal of central and S. America, allied to racoon. Is
    A. Spectacle Bear
    B. Kinkajou
    C. Koala

  2. An instrument with jointed rods for copying plan etc. on any scale. Is it?
    A. Contralto
    B. Jointure
    C. Pantograph

  3. Free of charge, for nothing. Is it?
    A. Immerse
    B. Gratis
    C. Payment

  4. A light spear thrown as weapon or in sports. Is it?
    A. Javelin
    B. Arrow
    C. Staff

  5. A dish of milk curdled by rennet and sweetened and flavoured. Is it?
    A. Junket
    B. Yoghurt
    C. Cream Cheese

  6. A drink of spirit with hot water and sugar. Is it?
    A. Cocktail
    B. Nightcap
    C. Toddy

  7. The division of Tertiary below Pliocene. Is it?
    A. Miocene
    B. Jurassic
    C. Semolina

  8. The point of heavens directly above observer. Is it?
    A. Sky
    B. Zenith
    C. Moon

  9. Any numeral from 0 to 9, finger or toe. Is it?
    A. Number
    B. Calculus
    C. Digit

  10. Mixed fruit or vegetables esp. cut up small or in jelly. Is it?
    A. Salad
    B. Macedoine
    C. Trifle

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