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46. Who gave a speech in February saying, "Greenhouse gas emissions and global warming are among humanity's most pressing concerns"?
     A. Climatologist Judith Curry
     B. then-Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Hu Yaobang
     C. Saudi Arabian oil minister Ali Al-Naimi
     D. Exxon Mobile Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson
     Answer

47. What did a Stanford University study determine would cause carbon-sequestration schemes to fail?
     A. economics
     B. earthquakes
     C. politics
     D. fuggedaboutit: it's too late
     Answer

48. What traditional British delicacy is threatened by climate change?
     A. bangers and mash
     B. spotted dick
     C. fish and chips
     D. Marmite
     Answer

49. What has been an unexpected side effect of the persistent US drought?
     A. fewer teen pregnancies
     B. higher ticket prices and profits at water parks
     C. a rise in veganism
     D. rabid skunks invading suburbia
     Answer

50. The world may soon face a shortage of what?
     A. chocolate
     B. condoms
     C. crack cocaine
     D. clarinets
     Answer

51. According to a group of American scientists, drinking too much coffee can result in what?
     A. blindness
     B. deep vein thrombosis
     C. extramarital affairs
     D. coquetery
     Answer

52. What has been suggested by a member of France's Centre national de la recherche scientifique as a possible painkiller?
     A. late-1970s Europop
     B. civet musk
     C. the aroma of strong coffee
     D. black-mamba venom
     Answer

53. From what did a marijuana farmer sustain a bite at the Clarkston, Washington, Walmart?
     A. a tarantula hiding in the bananas he consumed to assuage his munchies while at the same time stabilizing his electrolytes
     B. a scorpion hiding in a pile of towels he intended to buy as hospitable additions to his hot-tub soirées with clients
     C. a rattlesnake hiding in the mulch in which he planned to nurture his cannabis crop
     D. a toddler who wanted the Barbie 3-Story Dream Townhouse with which he was going to gift his girlfriend's child
     Answer

54. After mating for three hours – a reasonable average for the species – the dumpling squid suffers what challenge?
     A. the inability to communicate by skin-color changes, since both male and female are flushed
     B. a reduction of both the male's and female's ability to swim
     C. the longer the mating, the longer the female waits to be re-impregnated, thus lowering genetic diversity
     D. the inability to light post-coital cigarettes underwater
     Answer

55. In a stunning example of nominative determinism, what was the name of the graduate student or students who studied Pelodiscus sinensis, a turtle that urinates through its mouth?
     A. Willie Makit and Betty Wonnt
     B. Taykapee Singh
     C. Shit Fun Chew
     D. Newt Gingrich
     Answer

56. What tweet ruminating on English usage got an Indiana student expelled from school shortly before graduation?
     A. "Get Fucked! should be a way to wish a friend good luck, not a put down."
     B. "Fuck is one of those Fucking words you can Fucking put anywhere in a Fucking sentence and it still Fucking makes sense."
     C. "The vast majority of Motherfucking people you think are Motherfuckers aren't, literally."
     D. "Why the Fuck is Cocksucker an insult when most guys wish their girlfriend was one?"
     Answer

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