General Knowledge Questions (99)


  1. What modern technology term derives from the Czechoslovakian word for 'forced labour': Android; Robot; Computer; or Monitor?
  2. The term perciforme, representing the largest order of vertebrates, refers to which backboned creatures: Fish; Birds; Reptiles; or Mammals?
  3. In bullfighting, what is the specific name of the horseman who jabs the bull with a lance, mainly to weaken it: Picador; Toreador (or Torero); or Matador?
  4. In which James Bond film did the character Francisco Scaramanga appear: Live And Let Die; The Man With The Golden Gun; or The Spy Who Loved Me?
  5. Exophthalmic Goitre is the medical term for which disease: Dent's Disease; Graves' Disease; or Mad Cow Disease?
  6. What does a charcutier sell: Meat; Coal; Clothes; or Sanitaryware?
  7. Used in cause-and-effect analysis, due to its structure the Ishikawa diagram is more commonly called a 'what' diagram: Ladder; Fishbone; Corkscrew; or Bathtub?
  8. What album title does England footballer Wayne Rooney have tattooed on his right forearm: Just Enough Education To Perform; Strangeways Here We Come; Abbey Road; or Bad?
  9. In which country is the spectacular 1650 stone-built 23-arch Khaju Bridge: Iran; Iraq; Kuwait; or Ethiopia?
  10. What is the plug of tobacco ash left in a pipe after it has been smoked: Rattle; Whittle; Shuttle; or Dottle?
  11. How many stars in total are on the national flags of Australia, China, and Pakistan: Seven; Nine; Twelve; or Twenty-three?
  12. In which year was the Suez Canal opened: 1829; 1849; or 1869?
  13. In June 2010 the US army announced the partial replacement of what, invented by George de Mestrel in 1941, by much older technology (nearly 5,000 years older actually): Velcro; Binoculars; or Bayonets?
  14. Miss Rosa Dartle is a character in which Charles Dickens novel: Bleak House; David Copperfield; or Pickwick Papers?
  15. The Red Lake Mine, said to produce the richest gold ore in the world is in which country: Canada; South Africa; Australia; or Wales?
  16. How many cards are dealt to each player at the start of a game of Blackjack or Pontoon: One; Two; Three; or Four?
  17. In male nobility what title is conventionally regarded to be the next level below that of Emperor: King; Archduke; or Grand Duke?
  18. What is the name of the outer plasma atmosphere of the sun, visible with the naked eye during an eclipse: Cornea; Cortex; Corona; or Fanta?
  19. The label on a Jack Daniel's whiskey bottle refers to "Old No. 'what number' Brand": 5; 7; 9; or 63?
  20. Al Maghrib - a common shortening of al-Mamlaka al-Magribiyya ('The Western Kingdom') - is the local name for which country: Morocco; Egypt; Senegal; or Cuba?
  21. What is a loom mechanism for weaving small patterns, and also a character in the Harry Potter series: Jugson; Voldemort; Dobby; or Zograf?
  22. In Greek mythology, who did Leander fall in love with and swim every night across the Hellespont to be with: Hero; Leda; or Dido?
  23. Which UK TV series featured the fictional relocation of the Middlesborough Transporter Bridge to Arizona, prompting worried phone calls to the local council and forcing the broadcaster to clarify that the storyline was not real: That's Life; Candid Camera; Auf Wiedersehen Pet; or Crossroads?
  24. What number is between 9 and 11 on a regulation dartboard: 14; 16; 13; or 12?
  25. Which war artist, and later a famous sculptor, produced a notable series of drawings depicting people sheltering in London Underground railway stations during the Blitz bombings of 1940-41: L S Lowry; Paul Nash; Henry Moore; or John Piper?
  26. Which British politician was formerly known as 2nd Viscount Stansgate: Michael Heseltine; Tony Benn; Jeffrey Archer; or John Prescott?
  27. Speleology is the study of what: Language; Caves; or Witchcraft?
  28. Estima is the UK's second-most popularly planted variety of which vegetable: Carrot; Swede; Cabbage; or Potato?
  29. Crepuscular refers to what: Snow; Twilight; or Fog?
  30. What is the chemical compound C6H12O6 better known as: Salt; Glucose; Vinegar; or Human hair?

General Knowledge Answers (99)

  1. What modern technology term derives from the Czechoslovakian word for 'forced labour': Android; Robot; Computer; or Monitor? Robot (Robot was coined by Czech writer Karel Capek in the 1920 play RUR [Rossum's Universal Robots] from robota, meaning forced labour)
  2. The term perciforme, representing the largest order of vertebrates, refers to which backboned creatures: Fish; Birds; Reptiles; or Mammals? Fish
  3. In bullfighting, what is the specific name of the horseman who jabs the bull with a lance, mainly to weaken it: Picador; Toreador (or Torero); or Matador? Picador
  4. In which James Bond film did the character Francisco Scaramanga appear: Live And Let Die; The Man With The Golden Gun; or The Spy Who Loved Me? The Man With The Golden Gun
  5. Exophthalmic Goitre is the medical term for which disease: Dent's Disease; Graves' Disease; or Mad Cow Disease? Graves Disease
  6. What does a charcutier sell: Meat; Coal; Clothes; or Sanitaryware? Meat (prepared cooked meats - the word is from French chair, meaning flesh, and cuite, meaning cooked)
  7. Used in cause-and-effect analysis, due to its structure the Ishikawa diagram is more commonly called a 'what' diagram: Ladder; Fishbone; Corkscrew; or Bathtub? Fishbone (see Fishbone diagram in the Project Management section)
  8. What album title does England footballer Wayne Rooney have tattooed on his right forearm: Just Enough Education To Perform; Strangeways Here We Come; Abbey Road; or Bad? Just Enough Education To Perform (the Stereophonics' third album)
  9. In which country is the spectacular 1650 stone-built 23-arch Khaju Bridge: Iran; Iraq; Kuwait; or Ethiopia? Iran
  10. What is the plug of tobacco ash left in a pipe after it has been smoked: Rattle; Whittle; Shuttle; or Dottle? Dottle
  11. How many stars in total are on the national flags of Australia, China, and Pakistan: Seven; Nine; Twelve; or Twenty-three? Twelve (Australia 6, China 5, Pakistan 1)
  12. In which year was the Suez Canal opened: 1829; 1849; or 1869? 1869
  13. In June 2010 the US army announced the partial replacement of what, invented by George de Mestrel in 1941, by much older technology (nearly 5,000 years older actually): Velcro; Binoculars; or Bayonets? Velcro (buttons will instead be used on US army trouser pocket-flaps)
  14. Miss Rosa Dartle is a character in which Charles Dickens novel: Bleak House; David Copperfield; or Pickwick Papers? David Copperfield
  15. The Red Lake Mine, said to produce the richest gold ore in the world is in which country: Canada; South Africa; Australia; or Wales? Canada (Ontario - over 60gms of gold per 1,000kg of ore)
  16. How many cards are dealt to each player at the start of a game of Blackjack or Pontoon: One; Two; Three; or Four? Two
  17. In male nobility what title is conventionally regarded to be the next level below that of Emperor: King; Archduke; or Grand Duke? King
  18. What is the name of the outer plasma atmosphere of the sun, visible with the naked eye during an eclipse: Cornea; Cortex; Corona; or Fanta? Corona
  19. The label on a Jack Daniel's whiskey bottle refers to "Old No. 'what number' Brand": 5; 7; 9; or 63? 7
  20. Al Maghrib - a common shortening of al-Mamlaka al-Magribiyya ('The Western Kingdom') - is the local name for which country: Morocco; Egypt; Senegal; or Cuba? Morocco
  21. What is a loom mechanism for weaving small patterns, and also a character in the Harry Potter series: Jugson; Voldemort; Dobby; or Zograf? Dobby
  22. In Greek mythology, who did Leander fall in love with and swim every night across the Hellespont to be with: Hero; Leda; or Dido? Hero
  23. Which UK TV series featured the fictional relocation of the Middlesborough Transporter Bridge to Arizona, prompting worried phone calls to the local council and forcing the broadcaster to clarify that the storyline was not real: That's Life; Candid Camera; Auf Wiedersehen Pet; or Crossroads? Auf Wiedersehen Pet
  24. What number is between 9 and 11 on a regulation dartboard: 14; 16; 13; or 12? 14
  25. Which war artist, and later a famous sculptor, produced a notable series of drawings depicting people sheltering in London Underground railway stations during the Blitz bombings of 1940-41: L S Lowry; Paul Nash; Henry Moore; or John Piper? Henry Moore
  26. Which British politician was formerly known as 2nd Viscount Stansgate: Michael Heseltine; Tony Benn; Jeffrey Archer; or John Prescott? Tony Benn
  27. Speleology is the study of what: Language; Caves; or Witchcraft? Caves (from Greek, spelaion, meaning cave)
  28. Estima is the UK's second-most popularly planted variety of which vegetable: Carrot; Swede; Cabbage; or Potato? Potato (Maris Piper is the most popular, according to the Potato Council, as at 2010)
  29. Crepuscular refers to what: Snow; Twilight; or Fog? Twilight
  30. What is the chemical compound C6H12O6 better known as: Salt; Glucose; Vinegar; or Human hair? Glucose


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