General Knowledge Questions (171)

  1. What does the abbreviation MCC, the ex-governing body of English cricket, stand for?
  2. What name was given to a legendary substance believed to turn base metals (notably lead) into gold or silver?
  3. From early Greek meaning 'a living together' what word refers to two organisms interacting together for mutual benefit, usually for long time, for example a bee and a flower, and figuratively also to people?
  4. Spell: Unecessary; Unnecassery; Unneccasary; Unnecessary?
  5. The sweet variety of the plant genus Musa is more commonly known as what?
  6. Technically the Earth's moon is a: Planet; Asteroid; Star; or Satellite?
  7. Racip Erdogan is a leader (at 2011) of what nation?
  8. Polly Toynbee is a British writer and journalist mainly on: Sport; Fashion; Travel; or Politics?
  9. Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, better known abbreviated, represents which cause?
  10. Karaoke is a Japanese portmanteau word made from which two words (English translation required)?
  11. What historic capital city is situated where the White Nile and Blue Nile join to form the southern start of the Nile?
  12. What London landmark became the UK focus of global protests in October 2011 against corporate greed?
  13. Which of these is not a famous guitar maker: Gibson; Fender; Steinway; or Yamaha?
  14. The English town of Wootton Bassett was awarded what prestigious prefix acknowledging its treatment of Britain's repatriated armed forces killed in action overseas, from 2007-11?
  15. What UK newspaper's grossly wrong reporting of the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster still causes it to be boycotted in Liverpool over 20 years later?
  16. The New Zealand All Blacks rugby union team badge emblem is a silver: Sun; Eagle; Fern; Mountain; or Sheep?
  17. Haematoma and Ecchymosis are medical terms which more commonly are called a: Bruise; Heart-attack; Fit; or Cut requiring stitches?
  18. In physics, mass multiplied by velocity equals what, represented by the symbol P: Density; Speed; Weight; Force; or Momentum?
  19. What is the internet country code top-level domain (www country domain suffix) for Mexico? .me; .mc; .mx; .mi; or .mo?
  20. The Latin pectus refers to what part of the human body: Arm; Chest; Eye; or Mouth?

General Knowledge Answers (171)

  1. What does the abbreviation MCC, the ex-governing body of English cricket, stand for? Marylebone Cricket Club
  2. What name was given to a legendary substance believed to turn base metals (notably lead) into gold or silver? The philosopher's stone
  3. From early Greek meaning 'a living together' what word refers to two organisms interacting together for mutual benefit, usually for long time, for example a bee and a flower, and figuratively also to people? Symbiosis
  4. Spell: Unecessary; Unnecassery; Unneccasary; Unnecessary? Unnecessary
  5. The sweet variety of the plant genus Musa is more commonly known as what? Banana(the word plantain generally refers to the less sweet cooking variety)
  6. Technically the Earth's moon is a: Planet; Asteroid; Star; or Satellite? Satellite (a natural satellite to be more precise)
  7. Racip Erdogan is a leader (at 2011) of what nation? Turkey
  8. Polly Toynbee is a British writer and journalist mainly on: Sport; Fashion; Travel; or Politics? Politics
  9. Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, better known abbreviated, represents which cause? Basque independence (or freedom or homeland, or words to that effect, in northern Spain and southern France - the translation is loosely Basque Homeland and Freedom)
  10. Karaoke is a Japanese portmanteau word made from which two words (English translation required)? Empty and Orchestra (kara and okesutora)
  11. What historic capital city is situated where the White Nile and Blue Nile join to form the southern start of the Nile? Khartoum (capital of Sudan)
  12. What London landmark became the UK focus of global protests in October 2011 against corporate greed? St Paul's Cathedral
  13. Which of these is not a famous guitar maker: Gibson; Fender; Steinway; or Yamaha? Steinway (famous instead for pianos)
  14. The English town of Wootton Bassett was awarded what prestigious prefix acknowledging its treatment of Britain's repatriated armed forces killed in action overseas, from 2007-11? Royal (the town was renamed Royal Wootton Bassett, a title officially bestowed by the Queen)
  15. What UK newspaper's grossly wrong reporting of the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster still causes it to be boycotted in Liverpool over 20 years later? The Sun (The Sun blamed Liverpool FC fans for causing the fatalities, and for other appalling acts after the disaster, all of which reporting was found to be false)
  16. The New Zealand All Blacks rugby union team badge emblem is a silver: Sun; Eagle; Fern; Mountain; or Sheep? Fern
  17. Haematoma and Ecchymosis are medical terms which more commonly are called a: Bruise; Heart-attack; Fit; or Cut requiring stitches? Bruise
  18. In physics, mass multiplied by velocity equals what, represented by the symbol P: Density; Speed; Weight; Force; or Momentum? Momentum
  19. What is the internet country code top-level domain (www country domain suffix) for Mexico? .me; .mc; .mx; .mi; or .mo? .mx
  20. The Latin pectus refers to what part of the human body: Arm; Chest; Eye; or Mouth? Chest


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