General Knowledge Quiz #124

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  1. What island nation began modernizing reforms in the early 2000s when leadership passed from brother to brother?
  2. What element did Marie Curie name after her native land?
  3. A phlebotomist historically used what creature as a tool of the trade: Falcon; Maggot; Leech; or Horse?
  4. What two countries share administrative responsibility for Tierra del Fuego (at 2012)?
  5. A sophomore is typically a student in which year of university?
  6. The Starbucks coffee corporation took its name from what classic novel?
  7. What main three countries constituted the Axis Powers?
  8. The French commune town Laguiole in south-central Midi-Pyrénées region of France is known for what eponymously named tool?
  9. What traditional dark ale is said to derive from its consumption by early 1700s doormen and bag-carrying street workers?
  10. Google's prior name while under development was 'Back(what?)'?
  11. What, related etymologically to the Chinese Yuan and the Japanese Yen, is the currency of North and South Korea?
  12. Traditionally CE on a calculator key stood for what?
  13. Former butler Paolo Gabriele was convicted in 2012 of stealing documents, and subsequently leaking secrets, of what major international leadership headquarters?
  14. Erstwhile means: Former; Latter; Current; or Imaginery?
  15. A costermonger was/is a traditional street-seller of: Potions and medicines; Meat; Fish; or Fruit and vegetables?
  16. The traditional 'proof' measure of beverage alcoholic strength derives from the maritime method of 'proving' that rum was not waterered down, by dousing what with the rum and igniting it?
  17. Scruples are a: Moral anxiety; Generous nature; Contract/agreement; or Stomach ache?
  18. The four radioactive series titled Thorium, Neptunium, Radium/Uranium and Actinium all decay eventually to stable isotopes of what element?
  19. Which of these are regarded as the two foremost composers of opera: Verdi and Wagner; Strauss and Handel; Beethoven and Rachmaninoff; or JS Bach and Mozart?
  20. What term meaning unnecessarily confusing language derives from an allusion to turkey noises?

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  1. What island nation began modernizing reforms in the early 2000s when leadership passed from brother to brother?
    Cuba 
  2. What element did Marie Curie name after her native land?
    Polonium 
  3. A phlebotomist historically used what creature as a tool of the trade: Falcon; Maggot; Leech; or Horse?
    Leech 
  4. What two countries share administrative responsibility for Tierra del Fuego (at 2012)?
    Argentina and Chile
  5. A sophomore is typically a student in which year of university?
    Second
  6. The Starbucks coffee corporation took its name from what classic novel?
    Moby Dick
  7. What main three countries constituted the Axis Powers?
    Germany, Japan, Italy 
  8. The French commune town Laguiole in south-central Midi-Pyrénées region of France is known for what eponymously named tool?
    Knife 
  9. What traditional dark ale is said to derive from its consumption by early 1700s doormen and bag-carrying street workers?
    Porter
  10. Google's prior name while under development was 'Back(what?)'?
    Rub 
  11. What, related etymologically to the Chinese Yuan and the Japanese Yen, is the currency of North and South Korea?
    Won 
  12. Traditionally CE on a calculator key stood for what?
    Clear Entry 
  13. Former butler Paolo Gabriele was convicted in 2012 of stealing documents, and subsequently leaking secrets, of what major international leadership headquarters?
    The Vatican 
  14. Erstwhile means: Former; Latter; Current; or Imaginery?
    Former 
  15. A costermonger was/is a traditional street-seller of: Potions and medicines; Meat; Fish; or Fruit and vegetables?
    Fruit and vegetables 
  16. The traditional 'proof' measure of beverage alcoholic strength derives from the maritime method of 'proving' that rum was not waterered down, by dousing what with the rum and igniting it?
    Gunpowder 
  17. Scruples are a: Moral anxiety; Generous nature; Contract/agreement; or Stomach ache?
    Moral anxiety 
  18. The four radioactive series titled Thorium, Neptunium, Radium/Uranium and Actinium all decay eventually to stable isotopes of what element?
    Lead
  19. Which of these are regarded as the two foremost composers of opera: Verdi and Wagner; Strauss and Handel; Beethoven and Rachmaninoff; or JS Bach and Mozart?
    Verdi and Wagner
  20. What term meaning unnecessarily confusing language derives from an allusion to turkey noises?
    Gobbledegook