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General Knowledge Questions (468)
- According to Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc., the third son of Adam and Eve was: Joseph; Noah; Seth; or Ben?
- The profession of lexicographer produces what end-product?
- Using similar principles to acupuncture, the Japanese therapy (meaning 'finger pressure') is called: Reiki; Shiatsu; Feng Shui; or Kung Fu?
- Schabziger (or sapsago), made of cows milk and blue fenugreek, in the Swiss canton (state) Glarus, first by monks in the 8th century, and later named/specified in 1463 thus becoming one of the earliest brands, is: Ice-cream; Cheese; Chocolate; or Toffee liqueur?
- In which city is the UN's International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the Dutch Parliament?
- What metal element is the fifth most abundant in Earth's crust and oceans, and crucially important in teeth, bones and shells?
- Which two of these words formed the slogan for the UK Conservative Party's 2017 general election campaign: Change; Tough; Strong; Stable; Able; Crime; Hope; Love; or Trust? (two answers required)
- A large ocean system of circulating currents (there are five main ones) is called a: Gyre; Wyre; Flyre; or Dyre?
- Pesty, Mort, Hungry Herman and Jane are in whose gang and small cartoon strip in a confection of the same name?
- What name for a royalist opponent of a 'Roundhead' in the English Civil War (1642-1651) became an adjective meaning arrogant?
- Who in 1917 became the first communist leader of Russia: Stalin; Lenin; Trotsky; or Nijinsky?
- Which two of these notes are not in the common tuning of both violin and mandolin: G; D; A; E; B; or C? (two answers required)
- The surname Miller traditionally attracts what nickname?
- Ex-boss of RBS, stripped of knighthood 2012 for his part in the 2008 global crash, in court 2017, is Fred 'the Shred' who? (surname required)
- Respectively representing 'soul' and 'love', which two of these were sacred lovers in classical mythology: Cupid; Aphrodite; Zeus; Psyche; or Apollo?
- P A - referring to a sound system, stands for what?
- What elemental word prefixes these words to form five new terms: Standard, Tongue, Birch, Solder, and Service?
- What nation dropped its charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2017, and in what nation's London embassy did he take refuge? (two answers required)
- In politics what Anglicized-French term (from 'bring together') refers to the re-establishment of cordial relations between two nations?
- Hobart is the capital of which major Australian island state?
- Emily Dickinson's famous poem is 'Hope is the thing with (What?)': Fur; Feathers; Skin; or Bones?
- From Greek 'image' and 'break' what word describes someone who attacks or seeks to undermine a popular belief or system?
- What word refers to a range of fish and musical instruments, and was the largest international brewery (late 1800s-early 1900s)?
- The extraordinary authors/humanitarians Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, and Viktor Frankl were survivors of the: Russian Great Purge; Holocaust death camps; Siege of Sidney Street; or Titanic disaster?
- What do the first letters stand for in each of these chivalric orders (awarded titles) of the British Empire: KBE, OBE, MBE, CBE?
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