General Knowledge Quiz #130

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  1. What is the common name of the plant, Nepeta cataria, which attracts cats?
  2. Even-toed ungulates and odd-toed ungulates refer to animals whose feet usually are: Hoofed; Webbed; Clawed; or Padded?
  3. What mythical god has a hammer called Miolnir (or Mjölnir, or other variants)?
  4. What colour/color is a palamino horse: Black; White; Grey; or Gold with a white main/tail?
  5. In 1515 the Court of Aldermen of the City of London established what trade as top (based on economic/political power) of an enduring list of livery companies: Mercers; Goldsmiths; Drapers; or Vintners?
  6. In astronomy, the Ptolemaic system asserts that Earth is: Universally Central; Stationary and Flat; Spinning around the Moon; or Spinning around the Sun?
  7. Litmus, used in acidity testing, is extracted from: Rock; Insects; Milk; or Lichen?
  8. The term Zealotry originally referred to people of which religion?
  9. The terms: sine, cosine, tangent, hypotonuse, adjacent and opposite feature in which branch of mathematics?
  10. What is the English name/translation of the 'cire purdue' process of bronze casting?
  11. Auger, reel, fan, sieves, stripper-beater, and cutter-bar are parts of what large piece of machinery?
  12. Name the steel-driving railway worker from US folklore who raced and beat a newly introduced steam-powered hammer, but died after his efforts?
  13. The Poise (pronounced 'pwahz', it's French) is a unit of measuring: Viscosity; Purity; Sweetness; or Stillness?
  14. What prefix joins with the following words, referring to different creatures: Lion, Cow, Horse, and Cucumber?
  15. The Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) is otherwise defined as the empire of what modern nationality?
  16. The literary term 'graphic novel' refers to a novel characterized essentially by: Sex; Pictures; Handwriting; or Electronic display?
  17. What branch of alternative medicine using natural oils derives its name from ancient Greek for spice?
  18. The New Model Army and The Levellers were groups in which war?
  19. A graviton is a term in: Physics; Law; Funeral services; or Winter sports?
  20. What two expressions, each meaning an irreversible decision or 'no turning back', originate from a tactical river crossing by Julius Caesar's army in 49BC (two answers required, and a clue for one of them: the Latin is 'jacta alea est')?

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  1. What is the common name of the plant, Nepeta cataria, which attracts cats?
    Catmint or Catnip
  2. Even-toed ungulates and odd-toed ungulates refer to animals whose feet usually are: Hoofed; Webbed; Clawed; or Padded?
    Hoofed 
  3. What mythical god has a hammer called Miolnir (or Mjölnir, or other variants)?
    Thor
  4. What colour/color is a palamino horse: Black; White; Grey; or Gold with a white main/tail?
    Gold with a white main/tail
  5. In 1515 the Court of Aldermen of the City of London established what trade as top (based on economic/political power) of an enduring list of livery companies: Mercers; Goldsmiths; Drapers; or Vintners?
    Mercers 
  6. In astronomy, the Ptolemaic system asserts that Earth is: Universally Central; Stationary and Flat; Spinning around the Moon; or Spinning around the Sun?
    Universally Central
  7. Litmus, used in acidity testing, is extracted from: Rock; Insects; Milk; or Lichen?
    Lichen
  8. The term Zealotry originally referred to people of which religion?
    Judaism 
  9. The terms: sine, cosine, tangent, hypotonuse, adjacent and opposite feature in which branch of mathematics?
    Trigonometry
  10. What is the English name/translation of the 'cire purdue' process of bronze casting?
    Lost Wax 
  11. Auger, reel, fan, sieves, stripper-beater, and cutter-bar are parts of what large piece of machinery?
    Combine harvester
  12. Name the steel-driving railway worker from US folklore who raced and beat a newly introduced steam-powered hammer, but died after his efforts?
    John Henry
  13. The Poise (pronounced 'pwahz', it's French) is a unit of measuring: Viscosity; Purity; Sweetness; or Stillness?
    Viscosity 
  14. What prefix joins with the following words, referring to different creatures: Lion, Cow, Horse, and Cucumber?
    Sea
  15. The Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) is otherwise defined as the empire of what modern nationality?
    Turkish
  16. The literary term 'graphic novel' refers to a novel characterized essentially by: Sex; Pictures; Handwriting; or Electronic display?
    Pictures 
  17. What branch of alternative medicine using natural oils derives its name from ancient Greek for spice?
    Aromatherapy
  18. The New Model Army and The Levellers were groups in which war?
    English Civil War
  19. A graviton is a term in: Physics; Law; Funeral services; or Winter sports?
    Physics 
  20. What two expressions, each meaning an irreversible decision or 'no turning back', originate from a tactical river crossing by Julius Caesar's army in 49BC (two answers required, and a clue for one of them: the Latin is 'jacta alea est')?
    Cross the Rubiconand The die is cast