General Knowledge Questions (102)

  1. Diastema is the medical term for the gap between what in the human body?
  2. A sophomore is a student in which year of a US college?
  3. Devised 1853, revised 1879, and still used widely, a Campbell-Stokes Recorder measures what: Sunshine hours; Air temperature; Wind speed; or Customer complaints?
  4. What placename derives from the twelfth and last of the Eleanor Crosses, erected 1291-1294 by Edward I in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castille?
  5. Jibbons and scallions are alternative words for which vegetables?
  6. Who became Baron of Kington-upon-Hull when joining the House of Lords in July 2010?
  7. In which countries was political revolutionary Che Guevara born in 1928, and killed in 1967?
  8. Which instrument was American bandleader Glenn Miller famous for playing: Trumpet; Clarinet; Trombone; or Drums?
  9. Name Charles Dickens' first novel, featuring the characters Nathaniel Winkle, Augustus Snodgrass and 'the fat boy' Joe?
  10. As part of ongoing national renaming since India's 1947 independence, what were the previous city names of: Mumbai; Chennai; Bangaluru; and Kolkata?
  11. Sir Edmund Barton became the first prime minister of which country in 1901?
  12. Photophobia is extreme sensitivity to, or fear of, what: Paparazzi; Light; Memory loss; or Office equipment?
  13. Milou is the French name of which cartoon character's dog?
  14. Which major UK racecourse is at Prestbury Park?
  15. Ibiza is in which Mediterranean island group?
  16. The spectacular historic Abbotsford House in Melrose, Scotland, was the home of which writer: Geoffrey Chaucer; Samuel Pepys; Sir Walter Scott; or William Shakespeare?
  17. In medicine, carditis is the inflammation of which organ of the human body?
  18. In the US and British military, what does DSC stand for?
  19. Loosely translated to mean 'hollow bone' what is the Italian food made from veal shank: Focaccia; Ossobucco; Gnocchi; or Tiramisu?
  20. In early UK beer production what is a kiln for drying hops popularly called?
  21. What is the capital of Haiti?
  22. What is the surname of Truman, played by Jim Carrey, in the 1998 film The Truman Show?
  23. The lakes Van, Tuz, Uluabat, and Beysehir are among the largest in which country?
  24. Which phobia is colloquially associated with the disease rabies?
  25. Which region and river in the north of South America, now part of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, gave its name to a sweetener produced from local crops?
  26. In the Bible, who was the sister of Mary and Lazarus: Ruth; Esther; Martha; or Delilah?
  27. Inferno, Paradiso and Purgatorio are sections of which epic poem by Italian Dante Alighieri?
  28. The Royal Yacht Squadron Cup was the original name of which trophy?
  29. What naturally occurring common substance containing lactose may scientifically be described as an emulsion of butterfat globules within a water-based fluid?
  30. The 'Conscious Competence' learning model is commonly represented by what four-stage process (upwards, from low to high) based on this word pair combination and its opposites?

General Knowledge Answers (102)

  1. Diastema is the medical term for the gap between what in the human body? Two teeth(usually the front teeth)
  2. A sophomore is a student in which year of a US college? Second
  3. Devised 1853, revised 1879, and still used widely, a Campbell-Stokes Recorder measures what: Sunshine hours; Air temperature; Wind speed; or Customer complaints? Sunshine hours (also known as a Stokes Sphere - the instrument records hours of sunshine using burn marks made on cards by the Sun's rays concentrated through a glass ball - it is named after its inventors)
  4. What placename derives from the twelfth and last of the Eleanor Crosses, erected 1291-1294 by Edward I in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castille? Charing Cross (the crosses marked the overnight stops of Eleanor's funeral procession from Lincoln to London - the monument outside Charing Cross station is a 19th century replacement of the original cross)
  5. Jibbons and scallions are alternative words for which vegetables? Spring onions (or green onions, or stick onions, or salad onions, depending on which part of the world you are in)
  6. Who became Baron of Kington-upon-Hull when joining the House of Lords in July 2010? John Prescott
  7. In which countries was political revolutionary Che Guevara born in 1928, and killed in 1967? Argentina (born) and Bolivia (killed)
  8. Which instrument was American bandleader Glenn Miller famous for playing: Trumpet; Clarinet; Trombone; or Drums? Trombone
  9. Name Charles Dickens' first novel, featuring the characters Nathaniel Winkle, Augustus Snodgrass and 'the fat boy' Joe? Pickwick Papers (fully titled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club)
  10. As part of ongoing national renaming since India's 1947 independence, what were the previous city names of: Mumbai; Chennai; Bangaluru; and Kolkata? Bombay (now Mumbai), Madras (now Chennai), Bangalore (now Bangaluru), Calcutta (now Kolkata)
  11. Sir Edmund Barton became the first prime minister of which country in 1901? Australia
  12. Photophobia is extreme sensitivity to, or fear of, what: Paparazzi; Light; Memory loss; or Office equipment? Light (from Greek, phot meaning light)
  13. Milou is the French name of which cartoon character's dog? Tintin (the dog is Snowy in English)
  14. Which major UK racecourse is at Prestbury Park? Cheltenham
  15. Ibiza is in which Mediterranean island group? Balearic Islands
  16. The spectacular historic Abbotsford House in Melrose, Scotland, was the home of which writer: Geoffrey Chaucer; Samuel Pepys; Sir Walter Scott; or William Shakespeare? Sir Walter Scott
  17. In medicine, carditis is the inflammation of which organ of the human body? Heart
  18. In the US and British military, what does DSC stand for? Distinguished Service Cross
  19. Loosely translated to mean 'hollow bone' what is the Italian food made from veal shank: Focaccia; Ossobucco; Gnocchi; or Tiramisu? Ossobucco
  20. In early UK beer production what is a kiln for drying hops popularly called? Oast (or oast house)
  21. What is the capital of Haiti? Port-au-Prince
  22. What is the surname of Truman, played by Jim Carrey, in the 1998 film The Truman Show? Burbank
  23. The lakes Van, Tuz, Uluabat, and Beysehir are among the largest in which country? Turkey
  24. Which phobia is colloquially associated with the disease rabies? Hydrophobia (fear of water, notably drinking it - aquaphobia is the fear of water in a broader sense)
  25. Which region and river in the north of South America, now part of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, gave its name to a sweetener produced from local crops? Demerara (Demerara sugar - the placename derives from a tribal reference to river and woods)
  26. In the Bible, who was the sister of Mary and Lazarus: Ruth; Esther; Martha; or Delilah? Martha
  27. Inferno, Paradiso and Purgatorio are sections of which epic poem by Italian Dante Alighieri? The Divine Comedy (in Italian, La Divina Commedia, also shortened to La Commedia, after its original title Commedia)
  28. The Royal Yacht Squadron Cup was the original name of which trophy? America's Cup(named after 'America', the first yacht to win the race in 1851)
  29. What naturally occurring common substance containing lactose may scientifically be described as an emulsion of butterfat globules within a water-based fluid? Milk
  30. The 'Conscious Competence' learning model is commonly represented by what four-stage process (upwards, from low to high) based on this word pair combination and its opposites? Unconscious Incompetence, Conscious Incompetence, Conscious Competence, Unconscious Competence (see the Conscious Competence learning model)


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