General Knowledge Quiz #123

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  1. New York artist Vincent Castiglia is noted for painting with what unconventional substance?
  2. What is the Anglicized French word for fabric woven or knit from thin ribbons of metallic yarns, much loved by sci-fi costume designers and cabaret divas?
  3. What natural foodstuff in Alsace, France, became unnaturally blue and green in 2012, apparently due to a nearby M&Ms factory?
  4. The UK-based multinational media/advertising corporation Hibu plc was previously named and retains branding based on which colour/color?
  5. Skip James, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson and Son House are early exponents of: Pop art; Blues music; Spin-bowling; or Clothes design?
  6. Traditionally the number of cuff buttons on a western-style man's jacket/blazer are determined by: Formality; Cost; Colour/color; or Design house?
  7. What French magazine was first to publish naked pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012?
  8. What global retailer is associated with the late 1990s slogan "Chuck out your chintz"?
  9. What is a UAV more commonly called, alluding to a male bee and its sound, and also to robotics?
  10. What company/brand has been the most frequent official timekeeper of Olympic games in the 1900s and early 2000s?
  11. Scientists announced in 2012 that more than 1,000 of what creatures (formica lugubris) had been fitted with tiny radio transmitters to study the species: Rats, Bats; Cats; or Ants?
  12. The outlawing and monitoring of human self-bone-breaking and self-mutilation became a priority where in 2012: Beijing prison; London Paralympics; Las Vegas Illusionists Convention; or Roedean Girls' School?
  13. In writing or speech the Latin term 'non sequitur' means 'It does not (what?)': Matter; Count; Follow; or End?
  14. What global brand withdrew ('rested') its old red-jacketed striding man 104 years after its first appearance in 1908?
  15. Put these art-forms in order of oldest (evidence found) first: Textiles, Painting, Ceramics, Mosaic?
  16. What word from French is a small maneuverable warship and iconic Chevrolet sports car?
  17. Which city saw: the assassination which started World War I; the 1984 Winter Olympics; and during 1992-96 the longest wartime siege in modern times?
  18. Hallertauer, Saaz, Cascade, and East Kent Goldings are varieties of what alcoholic drink ingredient?
  19. Name the five bean varieties in Heinz 'Five Beanz'?

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  1. New York artist Vincent Castiglia is noted for painting with what unconventional substance?
    Blood 
  2. What is the Anglicized French word for fabric woven or knit from thin ribbons of metallic yarns, much loved by sci-fi costume designers and cabaret divas?
    Lamé 
  3. What natural foodstuff in Alsace, France, became unnaturally blue and green in 2012, apparently due to a nearby M&Ms factory?
    Honey
  4. The UK-based multinational media/advertising corporation Hibu plc was previously named and retains branding based on which colour/color?
    Yellow 
  5. Skip James, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson and Son House are early exponents of: Pop art; Blues music; Spin-bowling; or Clothes design?
    Blues music
  6. Traditionally the number of cuff buttons on a western-style man's jacket/blazer are determined by: Formality; Cost; Colour/color; or Design house?
    Formality 
  7. What French magazine was first to publish naked pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012?
    Closer
  8. What global retailer is associated with the late 1990s slogan "Chuck out your chintz"?
    IKEA
  9. What is a UAV more commonly called, alluding to a male bee and its sound, and also to robotics?
    Drone 
  10. What company/brand has been the most frequent official timekeeper of Olympic games in the 1900s and early 2000s?
    Omega
  11. Scientists announced in 2012 that more than 1,000 of what creatures (formica lugubris) had been fitted with tiny radio transmitters to study the species: Rats, Bats; Cats; or Ants?
    Ants 
  12. The outlawing and monitoring of human self-bone-breaking and self-mutilation became a priority where in 2012: Beijing prison; London Paralympics; Las Vegas Illusionists Convention; or Roedean Girls' School?
    London Paralympics
  13. In writing or speech the Latin term 'non sequitur' means 'It does not (what?)': Matter; Count; Follow; or End?
    Follow 
  14. What global brand withdrew ('rested') its old red-jacketed striding man 104 years after its first appearance in 1908?
    Johnnie Walker 
  15. Put these art-forms in order of oldest (evidence found) first: Textiles, Painting, Ceramics, Mosaic?
    Painting, Textiles, Ceramics, Mosaic 
  16. What word from French is a small maneuverable warship and iconic Chevrolet sports car?
    Corvette
  17. Which city saw: the assassination which started World War I; the 1984 Winter Olympics; and during 1992-96 the longest wartime siege in modern times?
    Sarajevo 
  18. Hallertauer, Saaz, Cascade, and East Kent Goldings are varieties of what alcoholic drink ingredient?
    Hops 
  19. Name the five bean varieties in Heinz 'Five Beanz'?