General Knowledge Questions (156)

  1. The word 'Torchwood' is what in relation to 'Doctor Who': Acronym; Palindrome; Anagram; or Antithesis?
  2. How many sides (different straight outer edges, excluding shadow) does each '2' have in the London 2012 Olympics logo?
  3. The Grimaldi family has ruled which principality since 1297?
  4. 'Core' is a brand of which computer technology company?
  5. Alluding to Roget's Thesaurus, what is the 2002 rude dictionary named after Viz comic's 'Man on the Telly'?
  6. Which pottery company originally developed the designs Kutani Crane, Wild Strawberry and Jasperware?
  7. What is the common name of aluminium/aluminum oxide crystals used in grinding?
  8. Lachryma Christi, an old Italian sweet red wine translates to mean 'whose what'?
  9. Spell the word Privillege; Privelige; Privilege; Priviledge?
  10. Sibilance is what sort of sound: Thumping; Hissing; Wailing; or Scraping?
  11. What voltage is the common zinc-carbon or alkaline AAA battery (also coded LR03, E92, AM4 among others)?
  12. Mackeson is a traditional bottled or canned beer of what sort: Bitter; Lager; Stout; or Shandy?
  13. A ploughman's lunch traditionally features what main foodstuff with bread?
  14. Scuppernong, named after a N Carolina USA river, is a variety of what: Bean; Melon; Honey; of Grape?
  15. What is a ghost, related to corrective lenses and the colours/colors of the rainbow?
  16. What legal term equates to 'being caught red-handed' and translates as 'in blazing crime'?
  17. What does not appear on a Southern Comfort whiskey liqueur label: Horse-drawn carriage; Paddle-steamer; Dog; or House?
  18. Erratum is a list of what at the end of a publication?
  19. In cooking what is/are dhal?
  20. Dextral refers to what: Right; Left; Both; or All?
  21. The Inca people lived in which continent before conquest by the Spanish?
  22. What is an inch in centimetres: 1.38; 1.75; 2.54; or 2.93?
  23. Laudanum is an old medicine made from which drug: Opium; Cannabis; Tobacco; or Aspirin?
  24. Toledo is a high quality what made in the Spanish town of that name: Bread; Wine; Sword; or Car?
  25. What sort of lottery takes its name from a tumbling motion/device?
  26. A turbine is essentially a what, driven by water or gas, etc: Lever; Piston; Pump; or Wheel?
  27. What is the ancient process by which materials such as metal or glass are heated and then cooled slowly to ease forces produced by shaping?
  28. An integer is what sort of number: Decimal; Fraction; Odd; Even; or Whole?
  29. According to official records what was the first song ever sung in space?
  30. What widely used solvent and compound with the symbol (CH3)2CO smells of pear-drops and is in nail polish remover?

General Knowledge Answers (156)

  1. The word 'Torchwood' is what in relation to 'Doctor Who': Acronym; Palindrome; Anagram; or Antithesis? Anagram (same letters in a different order, making different word or words)
  2. How many sides (different straight outer edges, excluding shadow) does each '2' have in the London 2012 Olympics logo? Eight
  3. The Grimaldi family has ruled which principality since 1297? Monaco
  4. 'Core' is a brand of which computer technology company? Intel Corporation (of processors, or 'chips')
  5. Alluding to Roget's Thesaurus, what is the 2002 rude dictionary named after Viz comic's 'Man on the Telly'? Roger's Profanisaurus (the character is Roger Mellie, 'The Man on the Telly')
  6. Which pottery company originally developed the designs Kutani Crane, Wild Strawberry and Jasperware? Wedgwood (fully Josiah Wedgwood and Sons)
  7. What is the common name of aluminium/aluminum oxide crystals used in grinding? Corundum
  8. Lachryma Christi, an old Italian sweet red wine translates to mean 'whose what'? Christ's Tear (lacrima is Latin for tear - hence lachrymal duct/glad, etc., relating to human secretion of tears)
  9. Spell the word Privillege; Privelige; Privilege; Priviledge? Privilege (from Latin privus, private, and lex/legis, law)
  10. Sibilance is what sort of sound: Thumping; Hissing; Wailing; or Scraping? Hissing (Latin sibilaire = hiss)
  11. What voltage is the common zinc-carbon or alkaline AAA battery (also coded LR03, E92, AM4 among others)? 1.5v
  12. Mackeson is a traditional bottled or canned beer of what sort: Bitter; Lager; Stout; or Shandy? Stout
  13. A ploughman's lunch traditionally features what main foodstuff with bread? Cheese
  14. Scuppernong, named after a N Carolina USA river, is a variety of what: Bean; Melon; Honey; of Grape? Grape (large green/bronze grape of the muscadine family, used in wine of the same name)
  15. What is a ghost, related to corrective lenses and the colours/colors of the rainbow? Spectre (or specter, from Latin specere, meaning look, from which root we also have the words spectacles, spectator, spectrum, speculate, and even species)
  16. What legal term equates to 'being caught red-handed' and translates as 'in blazing crime'? In flagrante delicto (or shortened simply to 'in flagrante')
  17. What does not appear on a Southern Comfort whiskey liqueur label: Horse-drawn carriage; Paddle-steamer; Dog; or House? Dog
  18. Erratum is a list of what at the end of a publication? Errors
  19. In cooking what is/are dhal? Split pulses (or an equivalent term, such as dried peas, lentils, or beans, or the sauce/stew/curry made from these)
  20. Dextral refers to what: Right; Left; Both; or All? Right (Dextra is Latin for right hand)
  21. The Inca people lived in which continent before conquest by the Spanish? South America
  22. What is an inch in centimetres: 1.38; 1.75; 2.54; or 2.93? 2.54cms
  23. Laudanum is an old medicine made from which drug: Opium; Cannabis; Tobacco; or Aspirin? Opium
  24. Toledo is a high quality what made in the Spanish town of that name: Bread; Wine; Sword; or Car? Sword (specifically a sword blade, historically from a high quality steel produced locally, whose sword-making traditions date back over 2,500 years)
  25. What sort of lottery takes its name from a tumbling motion/device? Tombola (Italian tombolaire = tumble)
  26. A turbine is essentially a what, driven by water or gas, etc: Lever; Piston; Pump; or Wheel? Wheel
  27. What is the ancient process by which materials such as metal or glass are heated and then cooled slowly to ease forces produced by shaping? Annealing
  28. An integer is what sort of number: Decimal; Fraction; Odd; Even; or Whole? Whole (it's Latin, from which we also have the word entire)
  29. According to official records what was the first song ever sung in space? Happy Birthday (on Apollo 9, 1968)
  30. What widely used solvent and compound with the symbol (CH3)2CO smells of pear-drops and is in nail polish remover? Acetone


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