General Knowledge Quiz #127

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  1. Via Appia is regarded as the first modern what?
  2. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide is better known by what abbreviated name?
  3. What was ex-Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi's first criminal conviction (Oct 2012): Soliciting minors for sex; Tax evasion; Bribery; or Abuse of office?
  4. What word derives from Latin for iron and refers to many different band-type fastenings, strengtheners, and tips?
  5. Who created the controversial 66ft statue Verity, loaned to UK seaside town Ilfracombe in 2012?
  6. Which one of these nations is not in Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Algeria, Ethiopia, Burundi?
  7. The brandname prefixes Open and Libre refer to free 'open source' computer software alternatives to what major corporate product?
  8. What curry spice takes its name from ancient animal fodder which the Romans called faenum graecum?
  9. Research published in 2012 by the University of Rio de Janeiro identified what capability as the fundamental enabler of increased brain size in human evolution: Speech; Cooking; Reading and writing; or Swimming?
  10. Named after a children's story character, what is the informal astrobiological term for the region around a star within which a planet with surface water could theoretically exist?
  11. The attempted assassination of 15 year old Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban, in response to her championing the right of girls to education, took place in what (her home) country?
  12. The astronomical term 'quasi-stellar radio source' is more commonly expressed as what abbreviated word?
  13. A hang is what sort of musical instrument: Percussion; String; Keyboard; or Woodwind?
  14. The US dollar sign ($) derives from the abbreviation of which other currency?
  15. The Chalara Fraxinea fungal disease afflicts: Birds; Bees; Trees; or Humans?
  16. Where on a coin would 'reeding' be found: Edge; Front; Back; or Inside?
  17. Spell the word: Corobborate; Coroborate; Coroborrate; Corroborrate; or Corroborate?
  18. Fujitsu's 2012 'Floral Kiss', controversially designed for women including 'long fingernails-friendly opening' and daily horoscopes, is what sort of product?
  19. What African animals are traditionally considered the 'Big Five', originally the most difficult/dangerous to hunt on foot (one point each)?
  20. The expression 'up to scratch', meaning fit for purpose, derives from a technical rule in what discipline?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. Via Appia is regarded as the first modern what?
    Road 
  2. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide is better known by what abbreviated name?
    LSD 
  3. What was ex-Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi's first criminal conviction (Oct 2012): Soliciting minors for sex; Tax evasion; Bribery; or Abuse of office?
    Tax evasion
  4. What word derives from Latin for iron and refers to many different band-type fastenings, strengtheners, and tips?
    Ferrule 
  5. Who created the controversial 66ft statue Verity, loaned to UK seaside town Ilfracombe in 2012?
    Damien Hirst 
  6. Which one of these nations is not in Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Algeria, Ethiopia, Burundi?
    Algeria 
  7. The brandname prefixes Open and Libre refer to free 'open source' computer software alternatives to what major corporate product?
    Microsoft Office 
  8. What curry spice takes its name from ancient animal fodder which the Romans called faenum graecum?
    Fenugreek 
  9. Research published in 2012 by the University of Rio de Janeiro identified what capability as the fundamental enabler of increased brain size in human evolution: Speech; Cooking; Reading and writing; or Swimming?
    Cooking 
  10. Named after a children's story character, what is the informal astrobiological term for the region around a star within which a planet with surface water could theoretically exist?
    Goldilocks Zone 
  11. The attempted assassination of 15 year old Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban, in response to her championing the right of girls to education, took place in what (her home) country?
    Pakistan
  12. The astronomical term 'quasi-stellar radio source' is more commonly expressed as what abbreviated word?
    Quasar 
  13. A hang is what sort of musical instrument: Percussion; String; Keyboard; or Woodwind?
    Percussion 
  14. The US dollar sign ($) derives from the abbreviation of which other currency?
    Peso 
  15. The Chalara Fraxinea fungal disease afflicts: Birds; Bees; Trees; or Humans?
    Trees 
  16. Where on a coin would 'reeding' be found: Edge; Front; Back; or Inside?
    Edge 
  17. Spell the word: Corobborate; Coroborate; Coroborrate; Corroborrate; or Corroborate?
    Corroborate 
  18. Fujitsu's 2012 'Floral Kiss', controversially designed for women including 'long fingernails-friendly opening' and daily horoscopes, is what sort of product?
    Laptop computer
  19. What African animals are traditionally considered the 'Big Five', originally the most difficult/dangerous to hunt on foot (one point each)?
    Elephant, Rhinoceros, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo 
  20. The expression 'up to scratch', meaning fit for purpose, derives from a technical rule in what discipline?
    Boxing