General Knowledge Quiz #103

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  1. Trumpets and trombones are most commonly pitched at: C; G; F# (F sharp); or Bb (B flat)?
  2. A semi-circular protractor used in basic geometry has a scale of how many degrees?
  3. A manse is a traditional name for a house of what professional person: Teacher; Doctor; Undertaker; or Church minister?
  4. Which automotive corporation uses the marketing strapline 'The Power of Dreams'?
  5. Named after its inventor and significant electricity pioneer, a protective meshed enclosure giving electrical protection is called a 'what' cage?
  6. Which national leader took court action in 2012 against a highly publicized artwork depicting him with exposed genitals?
  7. Spell the drug/plant: Cannabis; Canabis; Cannibis; Canibis?
  8. Name the UK Culture Secretary accused in 2012 of bias and rule-bending in approving News Corp's 2011 takeover of BSkyB?
  9. The famous Mesquita Mosque, within a Roman Catholic Cathedral, is in which country?
  10. Name the English artist/sculptor famous for large public bronze works including 'Two Large Forms' and many reclining figures and mother and child abstracts?
  11. A major 2012 trade agreement for the Meera Brewery company marked the thawing of commercial relations between which two adversarial nations, partitioned in 1947?
  12. In what sport did Swede Oscar Swahn become the oldest gold medallist at 64 years (1912), and the oldest medallist, at 72 (silver, 1920)?
  13. Which late-1900s significant UK multinational corporation was known as 'The Royal Ratcatcher'?
  14. Pop star Lady Gaga enraged many people of which nation when tweeting on arrival in May 2012 that she planned to buy a fake Rolex in its capital city's market?
  15. What is the common medical name for the increasingly popular recreational drug referred to as a 'horse tranquillizer'?
  16. In which country did the mayor of Taranto, Ippazio Stefano, cause a fuss in 2012 after attending rallies with a pistol tucked in his trousers?
  17. In chemistry a solution is a: Liquid only; Gas or Liquid only; Solid or Liquid only; or Any of these (i.e., Liquid, Gas, or Solid)?
  18. Hegemony means: Leadership; Insurance; Deceit; or Danger?
  19. What vast (originally Spanish state monopoly) corporation owns the O2 and Movistar communications brands?
  20. The IPO (Initial Public Offering, or first share issue) of Facebook valued the company at how many million dollars: 14; 104; 1,040; or 104,000?
  21. Trumpets and trombones are most commonly pitched at: C; G; F# (F sharp; or Bb (B flat?
  22. In what sport did Swede Oscar Swahn become the oldest gold medallist at 64 years (1912, and the oldest medallist, at 72 (silver, 1920?
  23. In chemistry a solution is a: Liquid only; Gas or Liquid only; Solid or Liquid only; or Any of these (i.e., Liquid, Gas, or Solid?
  24. What vast (originally Spanish state monopoly corporation owns the O2 and Movistar communications brands?
  25. The IPO (Initial Public Offering, or first share issue of Facebook valued the company at how many million dollars: 14; 104; 1,040; or 104,000?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Trumpets and trombones are most commonly pitched at: C; G; F# (F sharp); or Bb (B flat)?
    Bb 
  2. A semi-circular protractor used in basic geometry has a scale of how many degrees?
    180
  3. A manse is a traditional name for a house of what professional person: Teacher; Doctor; Undertaker; or Church minister?
    Church minister 
  4. Which automotive corporation uses the marketing strapline 'The Power of Dreams'?
    Honda
  5. Named after its inventor and significant electricity pioneer, a protective meshed enclosure giving electrical protection is called a 'what' cage?
    Farraday cage 
  6. Which national leader took court action in 2012 against a highly publicized artwork depicting him with exposed genitals?
    Jacob Zuma - bonus point - Leader of which nation? South Africa 
  7. Spell the drug/plant: Cannabis; Canabis; Cannibis; Canibis?
    Cannabis
  8. Name the UK Culture Secretary accused in 2012 of bias and rule-bending in approving News Corp's 2011 takeover of BSkyB?
    Jeremy Hunt
  9. The famous Mesquita Mosque, within a Roman Catholic Cathedral, is in which country?
    Spain 
  10. Name the English artist/sculptor famous for large public bronze works including 'Two Large Forms' and many reclining figures and mother and child abstracts?
    Henry Moore
  11. A major 2012 trade agreement for the Meera Brewery company marked the thawing of commercial relations between which two adversarial nations, partitioned in 1947?
    Indiaand Pakistan 
  12. In what sport did Swede Oscar Swahn become the oldest gold medallist at 64 years (1912), and the oldest medallist, at 72 (silver, 1920)?
    Shooting
  13. Which late-1900s significant UK multinational corporation was known as 'The Royal Ratcatcher'?
    Rentokil plc
  14. Pop star Lady Gaga enraged many people of which nation when tweeting on arrival in May 2012 that she planned to buy a fake Rolex in its capital city's market?
    Thailand - bonus point - What is the country's internet top level domain suffix? .th
  15. What is the common medical name for the increasingly popular recreational drug referred to as a 'horse tranquillizer'?
    Ketamine 
  16. In which country did the mayor of Taranto, Ippazio Stefano, cause a fuss in 2012 after attending rallies with a pistol tucked in his trousers?
    Italy 
  17. In chemistry a solution is a: Liquid only; Gas or Liquid only; Solid or Liquid only; or Any of these (i.e., Liquid, Gas, or Solid)?
    Any 
  18. Hegemony means: Leadership; Insurance; Deceit; or Danger?
    Leadership 
  19. What vast (originally Spanish state monopoly) corporation owns the O2 and Movistar communications brands?
    Telefónica SA
  20. The IPO (Initial Public Offering, or first share issue) of Facebook valued the company at how many million dollars: 14; 104; 1,040; or 104,000?
    104,000 million 
  21. Trumpets and trombones are most commonly pitched at: C; G; F# (F sharp; or Bb (B flat?
    Bb 
  22. In what sport did Swede Oscar Swahn become the oldest gold medallist at 64 years (1912, and the oldest medallist, at 72 (silver, 1920?
    Shooting
  23. In chemistry a solution is a: Liquid only; Gas or Liquid only; Solid or Liquid only; or Any of these (i.e., Liquid, Gas, or Solid?
    Any 
  24. What vast (originally Spanish state monopoly corporation owns the O2 and Movistar communications brands?
    Telefónica SA
  25. The IPO (Initial Public Offering, or first share issue of Facebook valued the company at how many million dollars: 14; 104; 1,040; or 104,000?
    104,000 million