General Knowledge Quiz #126

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  1. In terms of Skyfall product placement what watch brand does James Bond wear?
  2. What is Africa's 2nd-largest country, often abbreviated to DRC?
  3. Totnes in Devon UK campaigned successfully in 2012 to repel what global beverage chain from establishing in its high street?
  4. Which actress eclipsed Michael Jackson in 2011 as the world's highest-earning dead entertainer (largely due to an auction and a perfume)?
  5. Likud, meaning 'the consolidation', is the leading conservative political party (at 2012) of which country?
  6. The word milieu refers to a person's: Size; Social environment; Mood; or Professional skills?
  7. What sort of creature is a zorilla: Striped polecat; Fish; Parrot; or Domesticated gorilla?
  8. What are the three most widely spoken Slavic languages (one point each)?
  9. Spell the word: Peurile; Puerile; Pureile or Purile?
  10. Joanna Shields, Facebook's Head of Europe Middle East and Africa, left in 2012 to work for: The CIA; Google; Microsoft; or The British Government?
  11. What sort of musical instrument is a cabasa: Wind; String; Percussion; or Electronic?
  12. The 2,500th anniversary of whose birth was celebrated in China in 1949?
  13. The suffix 'itis' refers medically and etymologically from Greek to: Infection; Inflammation; Pain; or Illness?
  14. What creature is the 1940-50s TV puppet character Muffin?
  15. In what sport do Indian states and city teams compete for the Ranji Trophy?
  16. What does HOV stand for in the context of road traffic/passenger/environmental-impact law?
  17. The human brain represents roughly what percentage of the body's resting metabolic rate (energy expended): 1; 3, 5, or 20?
  18. What chemical elements occupy Atomic Numbers 1, 2 and 3 in the Periodic Table (1 point for each, and a bonus point for the correct order)?
  19. Lebanese-American professor/author Nassim Taleb coined the term '(What colour/color What creature?)' referring to an unpredictable random event that has a vast societal/political/economic impact?
  20. What word prefixes funding and sourcing in creating modern terms for extending ownership and responsibility to a 'user' community?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. In terms of Skyfall product placement what watch brand does James Bond wear?
    Omega
  2. What is Africa's 2nd-largest country, often abbreviated to DRC?
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Totnes in Devon UK campaigned successfully in 2012 to repel what global beverage chain from establishing in its high street?
    Costa Coffee
  4. Which actress eclipsed Michael Jackson in 2011 as the world's highest-earning dead entertainer (largely due to an auction and a perfume)?
    Elizabeth Taylor 
  5. Likud, meaning 'the consolidation', is the leading conservative political party (at 2012) of which country?
    Israel
  6. The word milieu refers to a person's: Size; Social environment; Mood; or Professional skills?
    Social environment 
  7. What sort of creature is a zorilla: Striped polecat; Fish; Parrot; or Domesticated gorilla?
    Striped polecat 
  8. What are the three most widely spoken Slavic languages (one point each)?
    Russian, Polish, Ukranian 
  9. Spell the word: Peurile; Puerile; Pureile or Purile?
    Puerile 
  10. Joanna Shields, Facebook's Head of Europe Middle East and Africa, left in 2012 to work for: The CIA; Google; Microsoft; or The British Government?
    The British Government
  11. What sort of musical instrument is a cabasa: Wind; String; Percussion; or Electronic?
    Percussion 
  12. The 2,500th anniversary of whose birth was celebrated in China in 1949?
    Confucius
  13. The suffix 'itis' refers medically and etymologically from Greek to: Infection; Inflammation; Pain; or Illness?
    Inflammation
  14. What creature is the 1940-50s TV puppet character Muffin?
    Mule
  15. In what sport do Indian states and city teams compete for the Ranji Trophy?
    Cricket
  16. What does HOV stand for in the context of road traffic/passenger/environmental-impact law?
    High Occupancy Vehicle 
  17. The human brain represents roughly what percentage of the body's resting metabolic rate (energy expended): 1; 3, 5, or 20?
    20%
  18. What chemical elements occupy Atomic Numbers 1, 2 and 3 in the Periodic Table (1 point for each, and a bonus point for the correct order)?
    Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium
  19. Lebanese-American professor/author Nassim Taleb coined the term '(What colour/color What creature?)' referring to an unpredictable random event that has a vast societal/political/economic impact?
    Black Swan 
  20. What word prefixes funding and sourcing in creating modern terms for extending ownership and responsibility to a 'user' community?
    Crowd