General Knowledge Quiz #256

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  1. From c.4000BC, 'Proto-Indo-European' is a fundamental: Bronze; Language; Vegetable; or Horse?
  2. 'Sky peer-to-peer' is the origin of what famous revolutionary Estonian/Danish development?
  3. Oliver Mellors is better known as what DH Lawrence creation: Biggles; Batman; Winnie the Pooh; or Lady Chatterley's Lover?
  4. The likely extinct Thylacine, largest ever carnivorous marsupial, is commonly called the: Tasmanian Tiger; African Kangaroo; Brazilian Wombat; or Piccadily Lion?
  5. 'Stuttgart pitch', standard musical tuning/calibration, is 440Hz frequency at the note: A; B; C; or D?
  6. Beginning 2018, the first direct UK-Australia flights are roughly what miles/hours: 5000m/5hrs; 9000/17; 14,000/36; 20,000/20?
  7. What 'greenhouse gas' is increasing most significantly in the 21st century: Methane; CO2; Ozone; or Nitrous Oxide?
  8. Diazepam was first marketed as: Amphetamine; Valium; Anadin; or Lucozade?
  9. Axiomatic means: Breathless; Self-evident; Inflated; or Confusingly angry?
  10. Beg or Bey and Begum refer to a chief or high official and female equivalent originating from/in which culture: Mexican; Turkish; Maori; or Russian?
  11. A popular childlike metaphor for being punished or excluded is being on the: Bad bench; Naughty step; Culpable couch; or Silly stool?
  12. Which month is named in English after Latin for door?
  13. In US-English a sports knockout tournament is called a: Dash; Bracket; Guillemet; or Colon?
  14. Match the Roman and modern names: Hafnia, Lutetia, Eblana, Ezelinga - Dublin, Zurich, Copenhagen, Paris?
  15. 2017 Eurovision controversy entailed which host nation's ban of which nation's contestant?
  16. The magazine of the Jehovah's Witness religion is The: Spotlight; Watchtower; Lighthouse; or Microscope?
  17. The dye henna is made from a: Beetle; Tree; Clay; or Fish?
  18. Whose best-selling 2016 autobiography is called Born to Run: Usain Bolt; Sebastian Coe; Mo Farah; or Bruce Sprinsteen?
  19. Match these birds with their metaphorical/fabled associations: Albatross, Dove, Stork, Magpie, Ostrich - Curse, Peace, Birth/baby, Denial, Theft?
  20. In popular culture and literature Utopia (an ideal beautiful world) is opposite to: Dystopia; Sinopia; Subtopia; or Myopia?
  21. Mongolia and Ivory Coast were the first countries to adopt a radical postal address system using (How many?) random words for every (How many?) square yards of Earth: (two answers required) 3; 9; 20; 50; 400?
  22. What religious word makes five new words when suffixed (added last) to: Repel, Condo, Si, Re, and Ta?

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  1. From c.4000BC, 'Proto-Indo-European' is a fundamental: Bronze; Language; Vegetable; or Horse?
    Language
  2. 'Sky peer-to-peer' is the origin of what famous revolutionary Estonian/Danish development?
    Skype
  3. Oliver Mellors is better known as what DH Lawrence creation: Biggles; Batman; Winnie the Pooh; or Lady Chatterley's Lover?
    Lady Chatterley's Lover 
  4. The likely extinct Thylacine, largest ever carnivorous marsupial, is commonly called the: Tasmanian Tiger; African Kangaroo; Brazilian Wombat; or Piccadily Lion?
    Tasmanian Tiger 
  5. 'Stuttgart pitch', standard musical tuning/calibration, is 440Hz frequency at the note: A; B; C; or D?
  6. Beginning 2018, the first direct UK-Australia flights are roughly what miles/hours: 5000m/5hrs; 9000/17; 14,000/36; 20,000/20?
    9000miles/17hrs
  7. What 'greenhouse gas' is increasing most significantly in the 21st century: Methane; CO2; Ozone; or Nitrous Oxide?
    Methane
  8. Diazepam was first marketed as: Amphetamine; Valium; Anadin; or Lucozade?
    Valium
  9. Axiomatic means: Breathless; Self-evident; Inflated; or Confusingly angry?
    Self-evident 
  10. Beg or Bey and Begum refer to a chief or high official and female equivalent originating from/in which culture: Mexican; Turkish; Maori; or Russian?
    Turkish 
  11. A popular childlike metaphor for being punished or excluded is being on the: Bad bench; Naughty step; Culpable couch; or Silly stool?
    Naughty step
  12. Which month is named in English after Latin for door?
    January 
  13. In US-English a sports knockout tournament is called a: Dash; Bracket; Guillemet; or Colon?
    Bracket
  14. Match the Roman and modern names: Hafnia, Lutetia, Eblana, Ezelinga - Dublin, Zurich, Copenhagen, Paris?
    Hafnia - Copenhagen; Lutetia - Paris; Eblana - Dublin; Ezelinga - Zurich
  15. 2017 Eurovision controversy entailed which host nation's ban of which nation's contestant?
  16. The magazine of the Jehovah's Witness religion is The: Spotlight; Watchtower; Lighthouse; or Microscope?
    Watchtower
  17. The dye henna is made from a: Beetle; Tree; Clay; or Fish?
    Tree 
  18. Whose best-selling 2016 autobiography is called Born to Run: Usain Bolt; Sebastian Coe; Mo Farah; or Bruce Sprinsteen?
    Bruce Spingsteen
  19. Match these birds with their metaphorical/fabled associations: Albatross, Dove, Stork, Magpie, Ostrich - Curse, Peace, Birth/baby, Denial, Theft?
    Albatross - Curse; Dove - Peace; Stork - Birth/baby; Magpie - Theft; Ostrich - Denial
  20. In popular culture and literature Utopia (an ideal beautiful world) is opposite to: Dystopia; Sinopia; Subtopia; or Myopia?
    Dystopia
  21. Mongolia and Ivory Coast were the first countries to adopt a radical postal address system using (How many?) random words for every (How many?) square yards of Earth: (two answers required) 3; 9; 20; 50; 400?
    3 random words and 9 square yards (for example the Ivory Coast postal service La Poste's address changed from BP641, Cidex 3, Abidjan, Abidjan Plateau, Avenue Blvd Mitterand, Ivory Coast, to simply 'toned.witty.lion'.. it's the future... the system called What3words [a UK company] is already used by the Red Cross and USA disaster relief agencies)
  22. What religious word makes five new words when suffixed (added last) to: Repel, Condo, Si, Re, and Ta?
    Lent