General Knowledge Questions (382)

  1. In the standard English Scrabble game, what are the only two letters worth the maximum 10 points: Z; X; J; Q; W; or Y?
  2. Oyster, Portobello, Button, Chestnut and Flat are varieties of what?
  3. The Oompa-Loompas feature in: Tellytubbies; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Alice in Wonderland; or Star Wars?
  4. Misheard/called 'Pizza Marines' when founded in 1965 and renamed in 1968, what restaurant chain claims most outlets globally (since 2011)?
  5. A standard guitar commonly has fretboard markers for the octave (ie half string length) at what fret: 6th; 8th; 12th or 15th?
  6. Technically lugumes/beans, cereals and nuts are defined as what category of foodstuff: Edible seeds; Fruits; Flowers; or Leaves?
  7. Named after a Briton who helped modernise a much bigger country in the 1800s, 'The Glover' is a joint whisky brand of which two nations: Ireland; Scotland; USA; Japan; Wales; or Germany?
  8. Technically called the masseter, what is the common name of the human muscle able to exert the most force: Jaw; Thigh; Tongue; or Heart?
  9. What is the common name of Chinese parsley or dhania, also called 'the devil's herb'?
  10. Six inches equates to how many millimetres: 75; 96; 152; or 235?
  11. Roughly what are the beats per minute of a hummingbird's wings: 300; 700; 1200; or 3000?
  12. What currency is abbreviated to SAR, and contains 100 Halalas and 20 Qirsh?
  13. Name the town in the city district of Milan which gave its name to a famously strong blue-veined cow's-milk cheese?
  14. What 'lifestyle' magazine/brand announced in 2015 its cessation of full female nudity after 52 years of advocacy?
  15. Ephemera/ephemeral refers to a quality of: Long-life; Short-life; Mixed parts; or Sweet smelling?
  16. What is the common name for the inflammatory arthritis called podagra when frequently affecting the big toe joint?
  17. Obelix and Dogmatix are companions of which eponymous Frenco-Belgian comic book character?
  18. In 2015 Volvo developed an automatic detection/braking system for what in its Australian cars?
  19. The Baden Aniline and Soda Factory is more commonly known as what world-leading brand?
  20. The lollipop brandname Chupa Chups comes from Spanish 'chupar' meaning: Sugar; Suck/Lick; Ball; or Choke?

General Knowledge Answers (382)

  1. In the standard English Scrabble game, what are the only two letters worth the maximum 10 points: Z; X; J; Q; W; or Y? and Q
  2. Oyster, Portobello, Button, Chestnut and Flat are varieties of what? Mushrooms
  3. The Oompa-Loompas feature in: Tellytubbies; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Alice in Wonderland; or Star Wars? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  4. Misheard/called 'Pizza Marines' when founded in 1965 and renamed in 1968, what restaurant chain claims most outlets globally (since 2011)? Subway (founded as 'Pete's Submarines', hence the misunderstood name)
  5. A standard guitar commonly has fretboard markers for the octave (ie half string length) at what fret: 6th; 8th; 12th or 15th? 12th
  6. Technically lugumes/beans, cereals and nuts are defined as what category of foodstuff: Edible seeds; Fruits; Flowers; or Leaves? Edible seeds
  7. Named after a Briton who helped modernise a much bigger country in the 1800s, 'The Glover' is a joint whisky brand of which two nations: Ireland; Scotland; USA; Japan; Wales; or Germany? Scotland and Japan (after Thomas Blake Glover)
  8. Technically called the masseter, what is the common name of the human muscle able to exert the most force: Jaw; Thigh; Tongue; or Heart? Jaw
  9. What is the common name of Chinese parsley or dhania, also called 'the devil's herb'? Coriander (Cilantro is a less common alternative, and an acceptable answer)
  10. Six inches equates to how many millimetres: 75; 96; 152; or 235? 152
  11. Roughly what are the beats per minute of a hummingbird's wings: 300; 700; 1200; or 3000? 3000
  12. What currency is abbreviated to SAR, and contains 100 Halalas and 20 Qirsh? Saudi Riyal (currency of Saudi Arabia)
  13. Name the town in the city district of Milan which gave its name to a famously strong blue-veined cow's-milk cheese? Gorgonzola
  14. What 'lifestyle' magazine/brand announced in 2015 its cessation of full female nudity after 52 years of advocacy? Playboy (allegedly to enable easier access to the vast markets of Asia)
  15. Ephemera/ephemeral refers to a quality of: Long-life; Short-life; Mixed parts; or Sweet smelling? Short-life (originally from Greek ephemeros, typically a plant which only lived for one day - nowadays ephemera refers to short-lived interests or disposable material things)
  16. What is the common name for the inflammatory arthritis called podagra when frequently affecting the big toe joint? Gout
  17. Obelix and Dogmatix are companions of which eponymous Frenco-Belgian comic book character? Asterix
  18. In 2015 Volvo developed an automatic detection/braking system for what in its Australian cars? Kangaroos
  19. The Baden Aniline and Soda Factory is more commonly known as what world-leading brand? BASF (the world's largest chemical company - in German fully Badische Anilin-und Soda-Fabrik)
  20. The lollipop brandname Chupa Chups comes from Spanish 'chupar' meaning: Sugar; Suck/Lick; Ball; or Choke? Suck/Lick

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