General Knowledge Questions 499

1.     Nigeria borders to its south mostly: Sea; Desert; Uganda; or Madagascar?     

2.     Cybernetics refers to: Space travel; Robots; Monsters; or Control processes and communications in electronic, mechanical and biological systems?

3.     The German placenames Bad and Baden refer to what?

4.     Latin 'acetum' means what common fundamental liquid? 

5.     The acceleration of free fall, 9.8m/s/s, has what scientific symbol, referring to the force responsible?

6.     Italian for 'as the chapel' translates to refer to what singing style?

7.     Which nation's economy was forecast to overtake UK and France to become globally fifth largest in 2018 (behind US, China; Japan, Germany): India; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; or Mexico?

8.     It was announced in 2017 that UK passports would revert to being what after Brexit?

9.     In 2017 ex-soccer player George Weah became president of: FIFA; NATO; Liberia; or Siberia?

10.  Formerly Burma, what nation's policies and army caused the Rohingya people's refugee crisis in 2017?   

11.  The notion that the simplest theory is most reliable among more complex options is called Ockham's: Knife; Razor; Hammer; or Mangle?

12.  'Old Long Since' is the literal title meaning of what famous Scottish poem and song?

13.  Obsidian is a natural glass from: Volcanoes; Oceans; Meteors; or Coal?  

14.  Occipital, sphenoid, ethmoid, parietal and temporal are among 14 bones of a human: Foot; Hand; Skull; or Ear?

15.  Speed or fast versions of which game are called Rapid, Blitz, Bullet and Armageddon?

16.  What Scandinavian-style buffet is named from Swedish 'sandwich table'?  

17.  What UK measure in World War Two improved health and life expectancy: Conscription; Food rationing; Blackout curtains; or Evacuation?

18.  In Judaism, bar mitzvah refers to a boy of (and ceremonially becoming): 7; 10; 13; or 16?   

19.  Emmerson Mnangagwa replaced which leader of 37 years in 2017?

20.  Yeast is a: Mineral; Fruit; Fungus; or Animal?  

21.  Tofu is made from: Rice flour; Soybean milk; Fish eggs; or Bananas?

22.  Homo sapiens bones found in Morocco in 2017 altered understanding of the emergence of modern humans to how many years ago: 10,000; 50,000; 75,000; or 350;000?

23.  A pescatarian is a: Gladiator armed with a heavy net; Someone in their 90s; A fish-eater who does not eat meat; or a Library worker responsible for the children's section?

24.  Ernest Hemingway originated the Absinthe/Champagne cocktail “(What?) in the Afternoon”: Love; Sleep; Death; or Drunk?  

25.  Carles Puigdemont fled to Brussels after failing to achieve independence for where?

26.  What are the three missing nations from this list of 2017 USAN membership (Union of South American Nations): Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile, Guyana, Suriname?






General Knowledge Answers 499

1.     Nigeria borders to its south mostly: Sea; Desert; Uganda; or Madagascar? Sea   

2.     Cybernetics refers to: Space travel; Robots; Monsters; or Control processes and communications in electronic, mechanical and biological systems? Control processes and communications in electronic, mechanical and biological systems (it's an immensely powerful concept for life and work – see cybernetics)

3.     The German placenames Bad and Baden refer to what? Bath (or Bathing and by implication a spa or spring, which are also acceptable answers)

4.     Latin 'acetum' means what common fundamental liquid? Vinegar

5.     The acceleration of free fall, 9.8m/s/s, has what scientific symbol, referring to the force responsible? g  (for gravity – i.e., a falling object accelerates at roughly 9.8metres per second, per second)

6.     Italian for 'as the chapel' translates to refer to what singing style? A cappella

7.     Which nation's economy was forecast to overtake UK and France to become globally fifth largest in 2018 (behind US, China; Japan, Germany): India; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; or Mexico? India

8.     It was announced in 2017 that UK passports would revert to being what after Brexit? Blue (from burgundy)

9.     In 2017 ex-soccer player George Weah became president of: FIFA; NATO; Liberia; or Siberia? Liberia

10.  Formerly Burma, what nation's policies and army caused the Rohingya people's refugee crisis in 2017? Myanmar  

11.  The notion that the simplest theory is most reliable among more complex options is called Ockham's: Knife; Razor; Hammer; or Mangle? Razor (after 14thC English philosopher William of Ockham)

12.  'Old Long Since' is the literal title meaning of what famous Scottish poem and song? Auld Lang Syne

13.  Obsidian is a natural glass from: Volcanoes; Oceans; Meteors; or Coal? Volcanoes

14.  Occipital, sphenoid, ethmoid, parietal and temporal are among 14 bones of a human: Foot; Hand; Skull; or Ear? Skull

15.  Speed or fast versions of which game are called Rapid, Blitz, Bullet and Armageddon? Chess

16.  What Scandinavian-style buffet is named from Swedish 'sandwich table'? Smorgasbord

17.  What UK measure in World War Two improved health and life expectancy: Conscription; Food rationing; Blackout curtains; or Evacuation? Food rationing (giving a more balanced diet and less fats and sugars) 

18.  In Judaism, bar mitzvah refers to a boy of (and ceremonially becoming): 7; 10; 13; or 16? 13 

19.  Emmerson Mnangagwa replaced which leader of 37 years in 2017? Robert Mugabe (of Zimbabwe)

20.  Yeast is a: Mineral; Fruit; Fungus; or Animal? Fungus

21.  Tofu is made from: Rice flour; Soybean milk; Fish eggs; or Bananas? Soybean milk

22.  Homo sapiens bones found in Morocco in 2017 altered understanding of the emergence of modern humans to how many years ago: 10,000; 50,000; 75,000; or 350;000? 350,000

23.  A pescatarian is a: Gladiator armed with a heavy net; Someone in their 90s; A fish-eater who does not eat meat; or a Library worker responsible for the children's section? A fish-eater who does not eat meat

24.  Ernest Hemingway originated the Absinthe/Champagne cocktail “(What?) in the Afternoon”: Love; Sleep; Death; or Drunk? Death

25.  Carles Puigdemont fled to Brussels after failing to achieve independence for where? Catalonia (in Spain)  

26.  What are the three missing nations from this list of 2017 USAN membership (Union of South American Nations): Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile, Guyana, Suriname? Peru, Brazil, Argentina

 


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