General Knowledge Questions (187)

  1. Liquor amnii' is normally found in: Pregnant women; Cuban bars; East-London pie shops; or Catholic churches?
  2. What colour/color is the second 'O' in the standard original Google logo: Blue; Green; Red; or Yellow?
  3. Spell: Seperater; Separator; Separater; or Seperator (meaning a thing that separates other things)?
  4. The fuel injection system replaced what traditional device for blending air and fuel in car combustion engines?
  5. Plovers or dotterels are a type of birds classed as a: Hawks; Waders; Ducks; or Cranes?
  6. How many square feet is a full sized (doubles) regulation tennis court (excluding the space around the marked lines to run about): 1,104; 1,456; 1,728; or 2,808?
  7. A Pelton wheel converts what power into usable energy?
  8. A phot is a unit of measurement of: Camera shutter-speed; Light brightness; Radioactivity; or Colour/color intensity?
  9. What factual UK radio show at 2012 is the world's longest running and has featured guests' choices including a blow-up doll, suicide pill, and (misheard), 'a penis'?
  10. The Kowloon Peninsula forms the southern part of what 'special administrative' territory? - bonus point - what is the other SAR of C?
  11. As at 2012 what 115-island Indian Ocean nation has the smallest population (about 86,000) of any African country?
  12. Which country has the international telephone dialling code 27?
  13. A TRS connector (tip, ring, sleeve) is more commonly known as a (what) plug?
  14. What length is the shortest side of a right-angled triangle whose longest sides are 4cm and 5cm?
  15. A framework beam - a fink - that supports a wide-spanning roof is also known as a '(what nationality) truss'?
  16. The Turbans, The Five Satins, and The Diamonds helped establish what musical style: Glitter-rock; Doo-wop; Reggae; or Heavy metal?
  17. How many cross-stars feature in the Subaru automotive badge logo?
  18. What connects the terms Parliament, Murder, Exaltation, and Unkindness? - and a bonus point for what each term refers to?
  19. Spell the Russian composer's name Pyotr Ilyich ... : Tchaichovsky; Tschaikofsky; Tchaikovsky; or Tchaikovski?
  20. What psychological condition was named after Greek legend of a beautiful hunter who fell in love with his own reflection?

General Knowledge Answers (187)

  1. 'Liquor amnii' is normally found in: Pregnant women; Cuban bars; East-London pie shops; or Catholic churches? Pregnant women (also called amniotic fluid, it surrounds and protects the foetus/fetus and is the 'water' which 'breaks' before birth)
  2. What colour/color is the second 'O' in the standard original Google logo: Blue; Green; Red; or Yellow? Yellow
  3. Spell: Seperater; Separator; Separater; or Seperator (meaning a thing that separates other things)? Separator
  4. The fuel injection system replaced what traditional device for blending air and fuel in car combustion engines? Carburettor (or carburetor/carbureter)
  5. Plovers or dotterels are a type of birds classed as a: Hawks; Waders; Ducks; or Cranes? Waders (the bird family, Charadriidae)
  6. How many square feet is a full sized (doubles) regulation tennis court (excluding the space around the marked lines to run about): 1,104; 1,456; 1,728; or 2,808? 2,808sqft(78ft long x 36ft wide)
  7. A Pelton wheel converts what power into usable energy? Water (by using cups, rather than paddles or blades as on basic water wheels, so extracting more of the water's energy before it leaves the wheel - invented by American Lester Allan Pelton, 1829-1908, an early and major innovator of hydro- and hydro-electric power)
  8. A phot is a unit of measurement of: Camera shutter-speed; Light brightness; Radioactivity; or Colour/color intensity? Light brightness (1 phot = 10,000 lux)
  9. What factual UK radio show at 2012 is the world's longest running and has featured guests' choices including a blow-up doll, suicide pill, and (misheard), 'a penis'? Desert Island Discs (on BBC Radio 4 - many years ago French actress guest Brigitte Bardot's request for her desert island luxury to be " 'appiness", was initially misinterpreted by Roy Plomley the show's orginator and first host, to mean 'a penis')
  10. The Kowloon Peninsula forms the southern part of what 'special administrative' territory? Hong Kong (a Special Administrative Region of China - bonus point - what is the other such SAR of China? Macau)
  11. As at 2012 what 115-island Indian Ocean nation has the smallest population (about 86,000) of any African country? Seychelles (fully, Republic of Seychelles)
  12. Which country has the international telephone dialling code 27? South Africa
  13. A TRS connector (tip, ring, sleeve) is more commonly known as a (what) plug? Jack
  14. What length is the shortest side of a right-angled triangle whose longest sides are 4cm and 5cm? 3cm (Pythagoras' theorem is basically that the square of the longest side equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides, therefore given that 5x5=25 and 4x4 = 16, then 25 - 16 = 9, and the square root of 9 is 3; or seen another way, the three sides must be such that 16 + 9 = 25)
  15. A framework beam - a fink - that supports a wide-spanning roof is also known as a '(what nationality) truss'? French (French truss)
  16. The Turbans, The Five Satins, and The Diamonds helped establish what musical style: Glitter-rock; Doo-wop; Reggae; or Heavy metal? Doo-wop (starting in the mid-1950s)
  17. How many cross-stars feature in the Subaru automotive badge logo? Six
  18. What connects the terms Parliament, Murder, Exaltation, and Unkindness? Birds(collective terms for groups of birds - bonus point for each bird type referred to - Parliament of Owls, Murder of Crows , Exaltation of Larks, and Unkindness of Ravens)
  19. Spell the Russian composer's name Pyotr Ilyich ... : Tchaichovsky; Tschaikofsky; Tchaikovsky; or Tchaikovski? Tchaikovsky
  20. What psychological condition was named after Greek legend of a beautiful hunter who fell in love with his own reflection? Narcissism (see the interesting explanation of Narcisissm derivations and related trivia in the cliches and words origins section)


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