General Knowledge Quiz #121

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  1. What item very commonly worn by people has a hoop, shoulder, mounting and bezel?
  2. Name the widely referenced Hindu god and eighth incarnation of Vishnu, from Sankrit meaning 'black'?
  3. Name the Spanish coastal region containing the city of Málaga, and towns including Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, and Marbella?
  4. What musical instrument generally having 17-23 strings derives its name from Persian meaning 'three strings'?
  5. Motorcycling competition which combines flat-track/speedway, roadracing and motocross/trials is commonly called what?
  6. From what country does the word 'chutney' derive?
  7. 'The Immortal Game' between a Frenchman and a German in 1851 at Simpsons in London's Strand was contested in what discipline?
  8. A cicatrix on the skin is more commonly called a what?
  9. Internet corporation Yahoo profited by $4.3bn in 2012 when it sold half its 40% stake in what vast Chinese web company?
  10. Until London's New College of the Humanities opened in 2012, in what county town, since 1983, was the UK's only private university?
  11. Swiss Peter Sauber established his eponymous brand in what sport in 1993?
  12. Sic Bo is a Chinese game of: Wrestling; Sword-fighting; Dice; or Cards?
  13. In India a kirana is a what?
  14. In old UK/US capacity measures how many pecks are in a bushel?
  15. The word sentient refers to what characteristic: Feeling/perceiving; Carefulness; Age/wisdom; Stupidity?
  16. For which art-form did Roman Vitruvius define the three principles of 'firmitas, utilitas, venustas' in the 1st century AD?
  17. What is the primary language spoken in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan?
  18. The insulting slang word 'pleb' - meaning 'common person' or 'commoner' - derives from technical historical references to the 'common people' of which ancient civilization?
  19. In Spain, El Gordo is a: Bullfighter; National lottery; TV Chef show; or King?
  20. The seven base units of the SI (International System of Units) measurement system, with the symbols: m, kg, s, A, K, cd, mol, measure what seven physical quantities?
  21. Internet corporation Yahoo profited by $3bn in 2012 when it sold half its 40% stake in what vast Chinese web company?

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  1. What item very commonly worn by people has a hoop, shoulder, mounting and bezel?
    Ring 
  2. Name the widely referenced Hindu god and eighth incarnation of Vishnu, from Sankrit meaning 'black'?
    Krishna 
  3. Name the Spanish coastal region containing the city of Málaga, and towns including Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, and Marbella?
    Costa del Sol 
  4. What musical instrument generally having 17-23 strings derives its name from Persian meaning 'three strings'?
    Sitar 
  5. Motorcycling competition which combines flat-track/speedway, roadracing and motocross/trials is commonly called what?
    Supermoto 
  6. From what country does the word 'chutney' derive?
    India 
  7. 'The Immortal Game' between a Frenchman and a German in 1851 at Simpsons in London's Strand was contested in what discipline?
    Chess 
  8. A cicatrix on the skin is more commonly called a what?
    Scar 
  9. Internet corporation Yahoo profited by $4.3bn in 2012 when it sold half its 40% stake in what vast Chinese web company?
    Alibaba 
  10. Until London's New College of the Humanities opened in 2012, in what county town, since 1983, was the UK's only private university?
    Buckingham 
  11. Swiss Peter Sauber established his eponymous brand in what sport in 1993?
    Formula One 
  12. Sic Bo is a Chinese game of: Wrestling; Sword-fighting; Dice; or Cards?
    Dice 
  13. In India a kirana is a what?
    Shop 
  14. In old UK/US capacity measures how many pecks are in a bushel?
    Four 
  15. The word sentient refers to what characteristic: Feeling/perceiving; Carefulness; Age/wisdom; Stupidity?
    Feeling/perceiving 
  16. For which art-form did Roman Vitruvius define the three principles of 'firmitas, utilitas, venustas' in the 1st century AD?
    Architecture 
  17. What is the primary language spoken in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan?
    Russian
  18. The insulting slang word 'pleb' - meaning 'common person' or 'commoner' - derives from technical historical references to the 'common people' of which ancient civilization?
    Rome 
  19. In Spain, El Gordo is a: Bullfighter; National lottery; TV Chef show; or King?
    National lottery 
  20. The seven base units of the SI (International System of Units) measurement system, with the symbols: m, kg, s, A, K, cd, mol, measure what seven physical quantities?
    Length, Mass, Time, Electric Current, Thermodynamic Temperature, Luminous Intensity, Amount of Substance 
  21. Internet corporation Yahoo profited by $3bn in 2012 when it sold half its 40% stake in what vast Chinese web company?
    Alibaba