General Knowledge Questions (375)

  1. The chemical element cobalt is a: Metal; Gas; Liquid; or Plasma?
  2. Cardinal and ordinal, respectively denoting quantity and sequential position, refer to: Letters; Numbers; Icons; or Pasta?
  3. Which famous corporate logo changed to a flat colour/color sans serif font in its first major change since 1999?
  4. The Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire UK became in 1952 a famous museum for vintage: Motor cars; Trains; Pianos; or Fairground rides?
  5. Developed by Swedish company Mojang, Minecraft is a popular: Kitchen design concept; Video game; Microlight plane; or Cycle path network?
  6. What icon dominated the 2015 shortlisted designs for a potentially new national flag of New Zealand: Fern; Kiwi bird; Whale; or Sheep?
  7. What is the globally-economically significant NW Mexican city on the US border, and part of Trumpeter Herb Alpert's 1960s band name? - Bonus question - What metallic compound provides the other part of Herb Alpert's 1960s band's name?
  8. A maze of what plants was built to celebrate the opening of the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, 2015?
  9. Tahini paste, for example used in houmous, is made from which seeds: Mustard; Sesame; Poppy; or Coffee?
  10. The Speyside or (locally called Strathspey) area of NE Scotland is famous for its '(What?) Trial' and longstanding traditional production of: Haggis; Whisky; Tartan; or Bagpipes?
  11. Japan's NTT DoCoMo mobile phone company developed which texting icon 'pictograph' series, Japanese for 'picture' and 'character'?
  12. What element has a symbol which appears commonly in business names: Cobalt; Copper; Iodine; or Lead?
  13. The traditional sport of 'pugilism' is nowadays called: Judo; Boxing; Soccer; or Ten-pin bowling?
  14. In computer gaming what famous and controversial franschise does GTA represent?
  15. What two-word term refers in English/UK to a deliberately arranged dramatic/literary/musical section, and to a (typically rehearsed) re-start in a team ball game?
  16. The words 'vacillate/vacillation' refer to: Decisiveness; Indecision; Lubrication; or Impotence?
  17. A quarter divided by a half is a: Half; Whole; Quarter; or Third?
  18. The band/sheet of connective tissue under the skin in human anatomy, chiefly of collagen, which stabilizes/supports organs and muscles, is: Eaves; Soffit; Fascia; or Architrave?
  19. The arctic mountain 'ptarmigan' which changes to white in winter, is a: Bird; Panther; Seal; or Pine tree?
  20. "Spokoynoy nochi, malyshi!" ("Good Night, Little Ones") is a long-running (since 1964) famous children's TV program in: Russia; Canada; Star Trek; or Harry Potter?


General Knowledge Answers (375)

  1. The chemical element cobalt is a: Metal; Gas; Liquid; or Plasma? Metal
  2. Cardinal and ordinal, respectively denoting quantity and sequential position, refer to: Letters; Numbers; Icons; or Pasta? Numbers (e.g., 'one' is a cardinal number, whereas 'first' is the equivalent an ordinal number)
  3. Which famous corporate logo changed to a flat colour/color sans serif font in its first major change since 1999? Google
  4. The Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire UK became in 1952 a famous museum for vintage: Motor cars; Trains; Pianos; or Fairground rides? Motor cars
  5. Developed by Swedish company Mojang, Minecraft is a popular: Kitchen design concept; Video game; Microlight plane; or Cycle path network? Video game
  6. What icon dominated the 2015 shortlisted designs for a potentially new national flag of New Zealand: Fern; Kiwi bird; Whale; or Sheep? Fern
  7. What is the globally-economically significant NW Mexican city on the US border, and part of Trumpeter Herb Alpert's 1960s band name? Tijuana - Bonus question - What metallic compound provides the other part of Herb Alpert's 1960s band's name? Brass (The Tijuana Brass)
  8. A maze of what plants was built to celebrate the opening of the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, 2015? Sunflowers
  9. Tahini paste, for example used in houmous, is made from which seeds: Mustard; Sesame; Poppy; or Coffee? Sesame
  10. The Speyside or (locally called Strathspey) area of NE Scotland is famous for its '(What?) Trial' and longstanding traditional production of: Haggis; Whisky; Tartan; or Bagpipes? Whisky
  11. Japan's NTT DoCoMo mobile phone company developed which texting icon 'pictograph' series, Japanese for 'picture' and 'character'? Emoji
  12. What element has a symbol which appears commonly in business names: Cobalt; Copper; Iodine; or Lead? Cobalt (Co - short for 'Company')
  13. The traditional sport of 'pugilism' is nowadays called: Judo; Boxing; Soccer; or Ten-pin bowling? Boxing
  14. In computer gaming what famous and controversial franschise does GTA represent? Grand Theft Auto
  15. What two-word term refers in English/UK to a deliberately arranged dramatic/literary/musical section, and to a (typically rehearsed) re-start in a team ball game? Set piece
  16. The words 'vacillate/vacillation' refer to: Decisiveness; Indecision; Lubrication; or Impotence? Indecision (or wavering between options)
  17. A quarter divided by a half is a: Half; Whole; Quarter; or Third? Half (or 0.5... an easy way to divide by a fraction is to invert it [the fraction after 'divided by'] and multiply, ie 1/4 x 2/1 = 2/4 = 1/2)
  18. The band/sheet of connective tissue under the skin in human anatomy, chiefly of collagen, which stabilizes/supports organs and muscles, is: Eaves; Soffit; Fascia; or Architrave? Fascia
  19. The arctic mountain 'ptarmigan' which changes to white in winter, is a: Bird; Panther; Seal; or Pine tree? Bird (like a grouse)
  20. "Spokoynoy nochi, malyshi!" ("Good Night, Little Ones") is a long-running (since 1964) famous children's TV program in: Russia; Canada; Star Trek; or Harry Potter? Russia


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