General Knowledge Quiz #101

  1. What was the previous brand-name of the Nissan automotive corporation?
  2. As at 2012 the European Union comprises how many member states: 12; 17; 22; or 27?
  3. Loss of temper or sudden uncontrollable rage is called metaphorically as 'the (what colour) mist'?
  4. Name the new French president of 2012?
  5. The mariachi musical style/band belongs to which country?
  6. Name the Bosnian Serb army commander tried at The Hague in 2012 for war crimes against Bosnia 1992-95?
  7. What Latin term refers (literally) to a writer or composer's 'great work'?
  8. What is the international dialling code for Australia: 31; 41; 51; or 61?
  9. How many eighths are in one-and-three-quarters?
  10. What is the main metallic element in the core of the moon: Zinc; Iron; Copper; or Gold?
  11. Beyond the number five, prime numbers can only end in one of which four numbers?
  12. Anachronistic means from another: Language; Time; Culture; or Purpose?
  13. Cape Verde was until independence a territory of which European country?
  14. As at 2012 the official 'authorised version' of the Holy Bible is also known by what monarch's name?
  15. What is the cube root of 343?
  16. The Beau Sancy, sold at a Geneva auction in 2012 for £5.3m, is a: Painting; Diamond; Island; or Biplane?
  17. Insuperable means impossible to: Understand; Believe; Explain; or Overcome?
  18. Albedoza or albedo refers to a surface's what: Hardness; Springiness; Reflectivity; or Smoothness?
  19. What word, from French and Portuguese etymology meaning 'raised', in different variants refers to various peoples around the world who are born locally, of foreign origin?
  20. What royal house immediately followed the reign of England's King Richard III: Tudor; York; Hanover; or Windsor?

General Knowledge Quiz #101 Answers

  1. What was the previous brand-name of the Nissan automotive corporation? Datsun
  2. As at 2012 the European Union comprises how many member states: 12; 17; 22; or 27? 27
  3. Loss of temper or sudden uncontrollable rage is called metaphorically as 'the (what colour) mist'? Red
  4. Name the new French president of 2012? François Hollande
  5. The mariachi musical style/band belongs to which country? Mexico (especially featuring guitars, trumpets and vocals)
  6. Name the Bosnian Serb army commander tried at The Hague in 2012 for war crimes against Bosnia 1992-95? Ratko Mladic
  7. What Latin term refers (literally) to a writer or composer's 'great work'? Magnum Opus
  8. What is the international dialling code for Australia: 31; 41; 51; or 61? 61
  9. How many eighths are in one-and-three-quarters? Fourteen
  10. What is the main metallic element in the core of the moon: Zinc; Iron; Copper; or Gold? Iron
  11. Beyond the number five, prime numbers can only end in one of which four numbers? 1, 3, 7, 9 (a prime number is not divisible by any number other than by 1 and itself)
  12. Anachronistic means from another: Language; Time; Culture; or Purpose? Time (usually back in time and oddly out of place or 'old fashioned' - from Greek ana, backwards, and khronos, time)
  13. Cape Verde was until independence a territory of which European country? Portugal
  14. As at 2012 the official 'authorised version' of the Holy Bible is also known by what monarch's name? King James (James I of England, also James VI of Scotland - at his instigation it was begun 1604, and completed 1611)
  15. What is the cube root of 343? 7
  16. The Beau Sancy, sold at a Geneva auction in 2012 for £5.3m, is a: Painting; Diamond; Island; or Biplane? Diamond (with 400 year history of ownership including Henri IV of France and Holland's William II of Orange)
  17. Insuperable means impossible to: Understand; Believe; Explain; or Overcome? Overcome
  18. Albedoza or albedo refers to a surface's what: Hardness; Springiness; Reflectivity; or Smoothness? Reflectivity (specifically 'reflection coefficient', or the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface; the word is derived from Latin albedo 'whiteness', from albus 'white')
  19. What word, from French and Portuguese etymology meaning 'raised', in different variants refers to various peoples around the world who are born locally, of foreign origin? Creole (see creole word origins)
  20. What royal house immediately followed the reign of England's King Richard III: Tudor; York; Hanover; or Windsor? Tudor (1485-1603)


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