General Knowledge Quiz #53

  1. What is the name of the document issued, by law, giving information about a company to be floated on a stock exchange?
  2. Which British politician became MP for Finchley in 1959?
  3. What term did former Yahoo! vice-president and author Seth Godin originate whereby potential customers 'opt-in' to receive advertising?
  4. How many obstacles are featured in one circuit of the Grand National at Aintree?
  5. To whom are the words 'Veni Vidi Vici' attributed, after he defeated Pharnaces the Second of Pontus?
  6. Which tough-guy actor was the voice of the dog Charlie B Barkin in the 1989 animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven?
  7. What term describes the now generally illegal practice requiring people to be members of a trade union before being employed by an organization?
  8. Which US general was appointed supreme commander of the Allied Forces during World War Two?
  9. What animal is a Bichon Frise?
  10. In which part of the human body is the Eustachian Tube?
  11. Nicolae Ceausescu (pronounced 'chowchescue') was president of which European country?
  12. In business what does the abbreviation ROCE stand for?
  13. Annually in July or August, the Obon (or Bon) Buddhist festival to honour the dead is held in which country?
  14. Doraphobia is an irrational fear of what: lemonade, helpful children, wardrobes, or animal fur?
  15. Who became chancellor of Germany in 1933?
  16. In which English county is the grave of Diana Princess of Wales?
  17. What is the craft of cutting and polishing stones or gems?
  18. What consultancy firm devised the 7-S Framework corporate analysis model?
  19. Who wrote The Joy of Sex, published in 1972?
  20. By which name was American artist Anna Mary Roberston Moses, who began painting in her 70s, better known?
  21. In the 1991 film Reservoir Dogs who played Mr Orange?
  22. Whose book The Wealth of Nations (1776) strongly influenced thinking on issues such as the division of labour and free market economy?
  23. Who devised the most widely used shorthand writing system in 1837?
  24. Which rapper's real name is Curtis Jackson III?
  25. Used by ancient Greeks and Romans what is a pelta?
  26. Pedagogy is the art or profession of what?
  27. Anna Kournikova, Michelangelo, ILOVEYOU, and Melissa were examples of what?
  28. What is the short ladder made of webbing or rope used in mountaineering?
  29. What was the first Monty Python feature film?
  30. What is the name of one full point in a Judo contest?
  31. In which German city is the Brandhorst museum?
  32. In the 1920s Frank and Lillian Gilbreth originated what method of work study including the 'therblig' measurement unit?
  33. Who wept on the shoulder of the Duchess of Kent after losing the Wimbledon Women's Singles Final against Steffi Graf in 1993?
  34. The Palace of Knossos is on which Greek island?
  35. What is Niccolo Machiavelli's famously fascinating book on the art of political leadership, published in 1532?
  36. Who was the first prime minister of Canada?
  37. Balliol College is part of which British University?
  38. Which US state is known as the Magnolia State?
  39. Carol Ann Duffy became the first woman what?
  40. The Greek word for moral character is the root of which English term referring to morals in business and professional activities?

General Knowledge Quiz #53

  1. What is the name of the document issued, by law, giving information about a company to be floated on a stock exchange? Prospectus
  2. Which British politician became MP for Finchley in 1959? Margaret Thatcher
  3. What term did former Yahoo! vice-president and author Seth Godin originate whereby potential customers 'opt-in' to receive advertising? Permission marketing
  4. How many obstacles are featured in one circuit of the Grand National at Aintree? Sixteen
  5. To whom are the words 'Veni Vidi Vici' attributed, after he defeated Pharnaces the Second of Pontus? Julius Caesar ('I came, I saw, I conquered')
  6. Which tough-guy actor was the voice of the dog Charlie B Barkin in the 1989 animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven? Burt Reynolds
  7. What term describes the now generally illegal practice requiring people to be members of a trade union before being employed by an organization? Closed shop
  8. Which US general was appointed supreme commander of the Allied Forces during World War Two? Eisenhower (General Dwight D Eisenhower)
  9. What animal is a Bichon Frise? Dog
  10. In which part of the human body is the Eustachian Tube? Ear
  11. Nicolae Ceausescu (pronounced 'chowchescue') was president of which European country? Romania
  12. In business what does the abbreviation ROCE stand for? Return On Capital Employed(explanation on finance page)
  13. Annually in July or August, the Obon (or Bon) Buddhist festival to honour the dead is held in which country? Japan
  14. Doraphobia is an irrational fear of what: lemonade, helpful children, wardrobes, or animal fur? Animal fur
  15. Who became chancellor of Germany in 1933? Adolph Hitler
  16. In which English county is the grave of Diana Princess of Wales? Northamptonshire
  17. What is the craft of cutting and polishing stones or gems? Lapidary
  18. What consultancy firm devised the 7-S Framework corporate analysis model? McKinsey & Company (the seven S's are: strategy, structure, systems, style, skills, staff, shared values - the model featured in Waterman and Peter's 1982 book In Search of Excellence)
  19. Who wrote The Joy of Sex, published in 1972? Alex Comfort
  20. By which name was American artist Anna Mary Roberston Moses, who began painting in her 70s, better known? Grandma Moses
  21. In the 1991 film Reservoir Dogs who played Mr Orange? Tim Roth
  22. Whose book The Wealth of Nations (1776) strongly influenced thinking on issues such as the division of labour and free market economy? Adam Smith (the book is fully titled: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations)
  23. Who devised the most widely used shorthand writing system in 1837? Isaac Pitman
  24. Which rapper's real name is Curtis Jackson III? 50 Cent
  25. Used by ancient Greeks and Romans what is a pelta? Shield
  26. Pedagogy is the art or profession of what? Teaching
  27. Anna Kournikova, Michelangelo, ILOVEYOU, and Melissa were examples of what? Computer virus
  28. What is the short ladder made of webbing or rope used in mountaineering? Etrier(precisely, étrier, French for stirrup)
  29. What was the first Monty Python feature film? And Now For Something Completely Different
  30. What is the name of one full point in a Judo contest? Ippon
  31. In which German city is the Brandhorst museum? Munich
  32. In the 1920s Frank and Lillian Gilbreth originated what method of work study including the 'therblig' measurement unit? Time and Motion
  33. Who wept on the shoulder of the Duchess of Kent after losing the Wimbledon Women's Singles Final against Steffi Graf in 1993? Jana Novotna
  34. The Palace of Knossos is on which Greek island? Crete
  35. What is Niccolo Machiavelli's famously fascinating book on the art of political leadership, published in 1532? The Prince (in Italian: Il Principe)
  36. Who was the first prime minister of Canada? Sir John MacDonald (1867)
  37. Balliol College is part of which British University? Oxford
  38. Which US state is known as the Magnolia State? Mississippi
  39. Carol Ann Duffy became the first woman what? British Poet Laureate
  40. The Greek word for moral character is the root of which English term referring to morals in business and professional activities? Ethics (from Greek êthos, meaning moral character)


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