General Knowledge Questions (280)

  1. What was the Twix chocolate bar called in mainland Europe pre-1991 (Scandinavia pre-2000)?
  2. What main category of machines 'produce continuous power from a wheel/rotor, usually with vanes, revolved by fast flowing fluid'?
  3. What native animal featured on the American nickel (five-cent coin) before the Thomas Jefferson design replaced it in 1938?
  4. What is the most heavily populated river basin in the world?
  5. What sort of alcoholic drink is made from the blue agave plant?
  6. The word 'Aloha', a friendly greeting, is originally from what Island's language?
  7. Name the artist and his fellow artist model of the Nov 2013 record-breaking auctioned triptych (two answers, correct order)?
  8. The abbreviation SPQR featured notably in the statutory and military conventions of which civilization?
  9. Established in 1802 the 'Legion of Honour' (UK-English translation) is the highest civil or military award given in which nation?
  10. A butterfly has how many legs?
  11. Amygdaloid refers to the shape of what nut?
  12. A car battery is also known by the abbreviation SLI, which stands for what three crucial functions?
  13. How many full years elapsed between the start of the year 17BC, and the start of the year 17AD?
  14. What holds the greatest volume of fresh water on Earth: Rivers; Glaciers; Lakes; or Man-made systems (piped/stored/bottled, etc)?
  15. German-British businessman Hans Snook founded which phone company in 1994?
  16. Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia refer to human conditions of blood having low and high what: Pressure; Glucose; Fat; or Alcohol?
  17. What household item is the Australian-English 'doona', a genericized trademarkregistered by Kimpton Feather Mills Pty Ltd in 1973?
  18. The hurdy gurdy is what sort of instrument: Percusssion; Wind; Brass; or Stringed?
  19. What is the connection between the £ sterling sign and astrology?
  20. The Philippines comprises how many islands: 7; 71; 710; 7,107?

General Knowledge Answers (280)

  1. What was the Twix chocolate bar called in mainland Europe pre-1991 (Scandinavia pre-2000)? Raider
  2. What main category of machines 'produce continuous power from a wheel/rotor, usually with vanes, revolved by fast flowing fluid'? Turbine (or turbomachine - for example a windmill)
  3. What native animal featured on the American nickel (five-cent coin) before the Thomas Jefferson design replaced it in 1938? Buffalo (or Bison)
  4. What is the most heavily populated river basin in the world? The Ganges
  5. What sort of alcoholic drink is made from the blue agave plant? Tequila
  6. The word 'Aloha', a friendly greeting, is originally from what Island's language? Hawaii
  7. Name the artist and his fellow artist model of the Nov 2013 record-breaking auctioned triptych (two answers, correct order)? Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud (called 'Three Studies of Lucien Freud' sold for $142m, £87m)
  8. The abbreviation SPQR featured notably in the statutory and military conventions of which civilization? Roman (SPQR = Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'The Roman Senate and People')
  9. Established in 1802 the 'Legion of Honour' (UK-English translation) is the highest civil or military award given in which nation? France
  10. A butterfly has how many legs? Six
  11. Amygdaloid refers to the shape of what nut? Almond
  12. A car battery is also known by the abbreviation SLI, which stands for what three crucial functions? Starting, Lighting, Ignition
  13. How many full years elapsed between the start of the year 17BC, and the start of the year 17AD? 33 (there is no year zero)
  14. What holds the greatest volume of fresh water on Earth: Rivers; Glaciers; Lakes; or Man-made systems (piped/stored/bottled, etc)? Glaciers
  15. German-British businessman Hans Snook founded which phone company in 1994? Orange
  16. Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia refer to human conditions of blood having low and high what: Pressure; Glucose; Fat; or Alcohol? Glucose
  17. What household item is the Australian-English 'doona', a genericized trademarkregistered by Kimpton Feather Mills Pty Ltd in 1973? Duvet (or Quilt, or Continental quilt)
  18. The hurdy gurdy is what sort of instrument: Percusssion; Wind; Brass; or Stringed? Stringed
  19. What is the connection between the £ sterling sign and astrology? Libra (meaning orginally scales/weight, and later a pound weight and money - see money history/terms)
  20. The Philippines comprises how many islands: 7; 71; 710; 7,107? 7,107 (Philippines disaster fund)

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