General Knowledge Questions (83)

  1. What figurative construction expression refers to an unfair barrier to career advancement, especially for females and minorities?
  2. Kentish Ale, Jersey Royal potatoes, Abroath smokies and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among foods having what special status?
  3. In 1791 George Hammond was appointed the first British envoy to which country?
  4. A grimoire is a book of what?
  5. The transport packaging international standard symbol of a solid black goblet means what?
  6. The UK's Inns of Court is made up of how many legal societies?
  7. What power station, the largest in Western Europe (as at 2010), is in North Yorkshire by the river Ouse between Selby and Goole?
  8. Pianist and composer Frederic Chopin was born in which country?
  9. Ophidiophobia is an abnormal fear of what creatures?
  10. What does IPO stand for in relation to company flotation?
  11. Who painted a self-portrait called Bandaged Ear and Pipe?
  12. What are the feathers on an arrow called?
  13. Gingivitis is the inflammation of which part of the human body?
  14. Who wrote the novel Ivanhoe?
  15. Who became leader of the British National Party in 1999?
  16. An isohyet or isohyetal line on a map connects two points having the same what?
  17. Lollo Rosso is a variety of which vegetable?
  18. What is the portmanteau word (a two-word combination) for a symbol of feeling, used in electronic messages?
  19. In which London park is the Albert Memorial?
  20. The city of Akron is in which US state?
  21. Kimchi is a traditional dish of which country?
  22. In Greek mythology how many labours did Hercules have to perform?
  23. The US Federal National Mortgage Association is known by what girl's name, which puns its initials?
  24. Born James Newell Osterberg, who performed Lust for Life, used notably in the Trainspotting soundtrack?
  25. Hyalite is a variety of which semi-precious gemstone?
  26. A hi-hat is part of which musical instrument?
  27. Who won the 2009 German Formula One Grand Prix?
  28. Who devised the Expectancy Theory of motivation?
  29. Domenikos Theotokopoulos is the real name of which painter and sculptor?
  30. Omophagy is the eating of what?
  31. Peter de la Mare was first to hold what office in the House of Commons?
  32. The acronym FMCG stands for what in relation to the retail industry?
  33. St Petersburg in Russia lies on which river?
  34. "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players," is from which Shakespeare play?
  35. Which car maker produces a model called the Veyron?
  36. Which team did Liverpool FC beat 10-0 in the League Cup 1986?
  37. What does a fromologist collect?
  38. Mysogyny and misandry are respectively the hatred of what?
  39. In squash or racquetball what is the shot played into a side or back wall before hitting the front wall?
  40. What traditional term from the late 1800s refers to the difference between a price paid for a company or business, and the actual (lower) 'book value' of its assets?

General Knowledge Answers (83)

  1. What figurative construction expression refers to an unfair barrier to career advancement, especially for females and minorities? Glass ceiling
  2. Kentish Ale, Jersey Royal potatoes, Abroath smokies and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among foods having what special status? EU name protection (European Union protection forbidding the name to be used for foods outside of the area concerned)
  3. In 1791 George Hammond was appointed the first British envoy to which country? USA
  4. A grimoire is a book of what? Magic spells
  5. The transport packaging international standard symbol of a solid black goblet means what? Fragile
  6. The UK's Inns of Court is made up of how many legal societies? Four (Inner Temple, Lincoln's Temple, Middle Temple, Grey's Inn)
  7. What power station, the largest in Western Europe (as at 2010), is in North Yorkshire by the river Ouse between Selby and Goole? Drax
  8. Pianist and composer Frederic Chopin was born in which country? Poland
  9. Ophidiophobia is an abnormal fear of what creatures? Snakes
  10. What does IPO stand for in relation to company flotation? Initial Public Offering
  11. Who painted a self-portrait called Bandaged Ear and Pipe? Vincent Van Gogh
  12. What are the feathers on an arrow called? Fletching
  13. Gingivitis is the inflammation of which part of the human body? Gums
  14. Who wrote the novel Ivanhoe? Sir Walter Scott
  15. Who became leader of the British National Party in 1999? Nick Griffin
  16. An isohyet or isohyetal line on a map connects two points having the same what? Rainfall (within a specified period - from the Greek word 'huetos', meaning rain - 'iso' is Greek, meaning equal)
  17. Lollo Rosso is a variety of which vegetable? Lettuce
  18. What is the portmanteau word (a two-word combination) for a symbol of feeling, used in electronic messages? Emoticon (from emotion and icon)
  19. In which London park is the Albert Memorial? Hyde Park
  20. The city of Akron is in which US state? Ohio
  21. Kimchi is a traditional dish of which country? Korea
  22. In Greek mythology how many labours did Hercules have to perform? Twelve
  23. The US Federal National Mortgage Association is known by what girl's name, which puns its initials? Fanny Mae (Fanny May is different - a confectionery brand)
  24. Born James Newell Osterberg, who performed Lust for Life, used notably in the Trainspotting soundtrack? Iggy Pop
  25. Hyalite is a variety of which semi-precious gemstone? Opal
  26. A hi-hat is part of which musical instrument? Drums
  27. Who won the 2009 German Formula One Grand Prix? Mark Webber
  28. Who devised the Expectancy Theory of motivation? Victor Vroom (see Expectancy Theory)
  29. Domenikos Theotokopoulos is the real name of which painter and sculptor? El Greco
  30. Omophagy is the eating of what? Raw meat (or flesh)
  31. Peter de la Mare was first to hold what office in the House of Commons? Speaker (1376 - alternatively: the Presiding Officer of the House of Commons)
  32. The acronym FMCG stands for what in relation to the retail industry? Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  33. St Petersburg in Russia lies on which river? Neva
  34. "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players," is from which Shakespeare play? As You Like It
  35. Which car maker produces a model called the Veyron? Bugatti
  36. Which team did Liverpool FC beat 10-0 in the League Cup 1986? Fulham FC
  37. What does a fromologist collect? Cheese labels
  38. Mysogyny and misandry are respectively the hatred of what? Women and men(extending to girls and boys)
  39. In squash or racquetball what is the shot played into a side or back wall before hitting the front wall? Boast
  40. What traditional term from the late 1800s refers to the difference between a price paid for a company or business, and the actual (lower) 'book value' of its assets? Goodwill


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