General Knowledge Questions (147)

  1. Cosmology experts assert there are more stars in the universe than what: Hairs on a human's head; Blades of grass on a football pitch; People on Earth; or Sand grains on all Earth's beaches?
  2. What iconic Wrigley brand, launched in 1893, is considered the first product bought using a barcode scanner?
  3. Penthesilea, Myrine and Hippolyte were queens of which legendary warrior people?
  4. A solution of magnesium hydroxide in water is better known by what name?
  5. Said by many to be his first and weakest play, Shakespeare's comedy was titled: The Two Gentlemen of: Verona; Gerona; Samoa; or Barcelona?
  6. In the Bible, which of the apostles refused to believe in the resurrection until he had seen and touched Christ?
  7. Latrodectism is a clinical syndrome caused by the bite of which creature?
  8. Emily Watson played which famous cellist in the film 'Hilary and Jackie'?
  9. Conkers are the fruit of which tree?
  10. Who or what is Goodluck Jonathan: Jonathan Ross's yacht; An apple named after Jonathan Dimbleby; Crufts Supreme Champion dog; or 14th President of Nigeria?
  11. What corporation (as at 2011) owns and operates the Norton internet security product range?
  12. Which composer (of the Barber of Sevllle and William Tell operas) said of which other composer (of the The Ring of the Nibelung operas) that he "... has wonderful moments and dreadful quarters of an hour..." ?
  13. According to a survey by the charity Sustain, what were respectively (at 2011) the most and least liked of insects in the UK?
  14. Which vast retail corporation blamed a 'cottage industry of profit seekers' for exploiting and causing the effective withdrawal in 2011 of its strongly promoted 'price-check and refund-the-difference' offer to shoppers?
  15. Noi Boi International Airport serves (and rhymes with the second syllable of) which Asian city?
  16. Beehive, Chonmage and Hoxton Fin are types of what: Wrestling throws; Cocktails; Logburners; or Hairstyles?
  17. A codicil is a supplement to what sort of legal document?
  18. In humans, alopecia is the loss of what: Memory; Hair; Eyesight; or Hearing?
  19. What is a plane figure with nine straight sides and nine angles?
  20. The most northerly point of mainland Europe is in which country?
  21. The classic 1892 comedy novel written by George and Weedon Grossmith is 'Diary of a 'what': Somebody; Nobody; Bodyguard; or Dead body?
  22. How many cubic inches are in a cubic foot?
  23. Which North African country's flag is just the colour green?
  24. Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) affects which insect?
  25. Second only to the conductor, traditionally which instrument does the leader of an orchestra play?
  26. Black, Green and Oolong are types of what?
  27. Winnie Madikizela are the first names of the ex-wife of which iconic leader?
  28. Andre Serrano's controversial 1987 artwork destroyed by 'anti-blasphemists' in 2011 in Avignon, France, was subtitled 'Immersion (what)': Poo God; Piss Christ; Spit Mary; or Snot Pope?
  29. What is the only country in the world not required to have its name on its postage stamps?
  30. What is the chemical formula for laughing gas (nitrous oxide)?

General Knowledge Answers (147)

  1. Cosmology experts assert there are more stars in the universe than what: Hairs on a human's head; Blades of grass on a football pitch; People on Earth; or Sand grains on all Earth's beaches? Sand grains on all Earth's beaches
  2. What iconic Wrigley brand, launched in 1893, is considered the first product bought using a barcode scanner? Juicy Fruit (chewing gum)
  3. Penthesilea, Myrine and Hippolyte were queens of which legendary warrior people? Amazons
  4. A solution of magnesium hydroxide in water is better known by what name? Milk of Magnesia
  5. Said by many to be his first and weakest play, Shakespeare's comedy was titled: The Two Gentlemen of: Verona; Gerona; Samoa; or Barcelona? Verona
  6. In the Bible, which of the apostles refused to believe in the resurrection until he had seen and touched Christ? Saint Thomas (Doubting Thomas)
  7. Latrodectism is a clinical syndrome caused by the bite of which creature? Spider(Latrodectus genus)
  8. Emily Watson played which famous cellist in the film 'Hilary and Jackie'? Jaqueline du Pre
  9. Conkers are the fruit of which tree? Horse chestnut
  10. Who or what is Goodluck Jonathan: Jonathan Ross's yacht; An apple named after Jonathan Dimbleby; Crufts Supreme Champion dog; or 14th President of Nigeria? 14th President of Nigeria (as at 2011)
  11. What corporation (as at 2011) owns and operates the Norton internet security product range? Symantec
  12. Which composer (of the Barber of Sevllle and William Tell operas) said of which other composer (of the The Ring of the Nibelung operas) that he "... has wonderful moments and dreadful quarters of an hour..." ? Rossini of Wagner (Gioachino Antonio Rossini, 1792-1868, said this about Wilhelm Richard Wagner, 1813-1883)
  13. According to a survey by the charity Sustain, what were respectively (at 2011) the most and least liked of insects in the UK? Ladybirds and Wasps
  14. Which vast retail corporation blamed a 'cottage industry of profit seekers' for exploiting and causing the effective withdrawal in 2011 of its strongly promoted 'price-check and refund-the-difference' offer to shoppers? Tesco
  15. Noi Boi International Airport serves (and rhymes with the second syllable of) which Asian city? Hanoi (capital city of Vietnam)
  16. Beehive, Chonmage and Hoxton Fin are types of what: Wrestling throws; Cocktails; Logburners; or Hairstyles? Hairstyles (a beehive is a backcombed high dome of hair worn by women particularly in the 1960s; a chonmage is hair shaved or scraped back tightly on top with a pony-tail worn by Japanese sumo wrestlers and traditional samurai warriors; Hoxton Fin is a 'Mohawk' or 'Mohican' style of shaved sides with central spiked strip associated with punks originally in the 1970s)
  17. A codicil is a supplement to what sort of legal document? Will
  18. In humans, alopecia is the loss of what: Memory; Hair; Eyesight; or Hearing? Hair
  19. What is a plane figure with nine straight sides and nine angles? Nonagon
  20. The most northerly point of mainland Europe is in which country? Norway (Cape Nordkinn, or Kinnarodden)
  21. The classic 1892 comedy novel written by George and Weedon Grossmith is 'Diary of a 'what': Somebody; Nobody; Bodyguard; or Dead body? Nobody
  22. How many cubic inches are in a cubic foot? 1,728 (12 x 12 x 12)
  23. Which North African country's flag is just the colour green? Libya
  24. Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) affects which insect? Bee (Honeybee)
  25. Second only to the conductor, traditionally which instrument does the leader of an orchestra play? Violin
  26. Black, Green and Oolong are types of what? Tea
  27. Winnie Madikizela are the first names of the ex-wife of which iconic leader? Nelson Mandela (Winnie Madikizela-Mandela expanded her surname to include her maiden name after she and Nelson Mandela divorced in 1996)
  28. Andre Serrano's controversial 1987 artwork destroyed by 'anti-blasphemists' in 2011 in Avignon, France, was subtitled 'Immersion (what)': Poo God; Piss Christ; Spit Mary; or Snot Pope? Piss Christ (the work, commonly called Piss Christ, was a photograph of a plastic crucifix submerged in the artist's urine)
  29. What is the only country in the world not required to have its name on its postage stamps? United Kingdom (Great Britain)
  30. What is the chemical formula for laughing gas (nitrous oxide)? N2O

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