General Knowledge Questions (383)

  1. Spelter is an old/industrial term for what metal element, and alloys containing it, notably brass?
  2. Stapedius, Trapezius, Gluteus Maximus, Sartorius, and Subclavius are: Stellar constellations; Edible cacti; Roman gladiators; or Human muscles?
  3. The Khyber Pass connects which two of these nations: China; Afghanistan; Russia; Pakistan; Turkey?
  4. Bolas - the South American hunting weapon - comprises rope and: Spear/arrow; Poison; Balls/weights; or Honey?
  5. Chlorophyll/chlorophyl, critical for photosynthesis enabling plants to absorb energy from light, is a pigment of: Green; Red; White; or Blue?
  6. What food means metaphorically typical/ordinary/day-to-day, especially one's work: Pie and mash; Bread and butter; Peaches and cream; or Corn on the cob?
  7. The terms boobook, morepork and mopoke all refer onomatopoeically to a small Australasian: Flute; Owl; Fish; or Omelette?
  8. What is a flat-bottomed East-Asian boat and collectively objects considered old, useless, broken, etc?
  9. Activist/writer Elizabeth Magie conceived and patented what popular game concept in 1903 as a demonstration of the evils of corporate greed?
  10. "Como se llama usted?" is Spanish for what introductory question?
  11. Braeburn, Jazz, Gala, and Fuji are varieties of what?
  12. In 2015 a joint Turkish/Greek Cyrpiot campaign sought PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) for what national cheese?
  13. What element was removed from soft solders used to join metal parts/electrical connections, since c.2006?
  14. What restored Rome feature appeared in movie La Docle Vita and receives c.3,000 Euro coins every day?
  15. Brahmanism, or Vedism, is a religion emerging around 900BC in: India; France; Canada; or China?
  16. The size of the International Space Station orbiting Earth is similar to a: Landrover; Shipping container; Combine harvester; or Football Pitch?
  17. The 1927 animated character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is considered the precurser to which more famous icon?
  18. What was subsequently added to a publicity photo of UK Prime Minister David Cameron by his team in Nov 2015: Blue sky; A lapel poppy; Shoes; or Chest hair?
  19. Kolkata Metro is what nation's famous first metro/underground railway network?
  20. London's black taxi-cab training is called 'The (What?)': Streets of London; Fair Fare; Knowledge; or Crash Course?

General Knowledge Answers (383)

  1. Spelter is an old/industrial term for what metal element, and alloys containing it, notably brass? Zinc (brass is copper and zinc)
  2. Stapedius, Trapezius, Gluteus Maximus, Sartorius, and Subclavius are: Stellar constellations; Edible cacti; Roman gladiators; or Human muscles? Human muscles
  3. The Khyber Pass connects which two of these nations: China; Afghanistan; Russia; Pakistan; Turkey? Afghanistan and Pakistan
  4. Bolas - the South American hunting weapon - comprises rope and: Spear/arrow; Poison; Balls/weights; or Honey? Balls/weights (for throwing and tangling around the legs of prey)
  5. Chlorophyll/chlorophyl, critical for photosynthesis enabling plants to absorb energy from light, is a pigment of: Green; Red; White; or Blue? Green
  6. What food means metaphorically typical/ordinary/day-to-day, especially one's work: Pie and mash; Bread and butter; Peaches and cream; or Corn on the cob? Bread and butter
  7. The terms boobook, morepork and mopoke all refer onomatopoeically to a small Australasian: Flute; Owl; Fish; or Omelette? Owl (whose call resembles that of a European cuckoo)
  8. What is a flat-bottomed East-Asian boat and collectively objects considered old, useless, broken, etc? Junk
  9. Activist/writer Elizabeth Magie conceived and patented what popular game concept in 1903 as a demonstration of the evils of corporate greed? Monopoly (Magie's design was adapted/exploited 30 years later by others)
  10. "Como se llama usted?" is Spanish for what introductory question? What is your name? (or equalivalent phrases)
  11. Braeburn, Jazz, Gala, and Fuji are varieties of what? Apple
  12. In 2015 a joint Turkish/Greek Cyrpiot campaign sought PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) for what national cheese? Halloumi (or Hellim in Turkish)
  13. What element was removed from soft solders used to join metal parts/electrical connections, since c.2006? Lead
  14. What restored Rome feature appeared in movie La Docle Vita and receives c.3,000 Euro coins every day? The Trevi Fountain
  15. Brahmanism, or Vedism, is a religion emerging around 900BC in: India; France; Canada; or China? India (also referred to as a Vedic religion, it is considered a historical predecessor of modern Hinduism)
  16. The size of the International Space Station orbiting Earth is similar to a: Landrover; Shipping container; Combine harvester; or Football Pitch? Football Pitch
  17. The 1927 animated character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is considered the precurser to which more famous icon? Micky Mouse
  18. What was subsequently added to a publicity photo of UK Prime Minister David Cameron by his team in Nov 2015: Blue sky; A lapel poppy; Shoes; or Chest hair? A lapel poppy (for the poppy appeal charity for war veterans/families)
  19. Kolkata Metro is what nation's famous first metro/underground railway network? India(in the city of Kolkata, previously called Calcutta - and the system is alternatively known as Calcutta Metro)
  20. London's black taxi-cab training is called 'The (What?)': Streets of London; Fair Fare; Knowledge; or Crash Course? Knowledge


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