General Knowledge Quiz #131

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  1. What does the 'S' stand for in the SM intellectual property mark (for example℠) used in the US and many other countries?
  2. Famously depicting the Norman Conquest of England, the Bayeux Tapestry is actually: Embroidered Cloth; A Tapestry; A Long Carpet; or Painted Fabric?
  3. What wheel-based metaphor commonly describes centralized transport and distribution systems, notably airports?
  4. An ushanka is a Russian what?
  5. (Up to) what degree of Neanderthal DNA is found in modern non-African people: 0.01%; 0.1%; 1%; or 4%?
  6. The 1930 Revolution of which country (the largest lusophone nation in the world) replaced Washington Luis with Getulio Vargas as President?
  7. What is India's smallest state (by area)?
  8. What famous brand of heat-resistant wipe-clean plastic laminate was invented at and patented by Westinghouse in 1912?
  9. Scientists reported in 2012 what litter being used by Mexico City birds to reduce parasites in their nests: Bottle-tops; Cigarette-ends; Chewing-gum; or Taco-wrappers?
  10. Nintendo's Wii console launched in 2012 is the: U; Mi; Hi; or Fi?
  11. Typically related to glass or crystal, the term dichroism refers to two or more what?
  12. Largely Indian-owned corporation ArclelorMittal (a merger/acquisition of the two names by the latter) is the world's biggest producer of: Steel; Paper; Rubber; or Honey?
  13. A censor was an officer of what civilization, responsible for public census, morality, finances, etc: Roman; Viking; Greek; or Mongol?
  14. What country has the internet top level domain .sa?
  15. Spell: Resusitation, Recussitation, Rescusitation, Resuscitation?
  16. Tribology, the science of one surface sliding/moving against another (as in mechanical moving parts), involves what three principles or elemental aspects?
  17. Idiophones, membranophones, chordophones, aerophones and electrophones are the five main categories of a system for classifiying what?
  18. Name the eight member states of the Warsaw Pact treaty?
  19. '(What?) integration' refers to a corporation acquiring or otherwise taking control of connecting activity/ies in a supply chain: Horizontal; Parallel; Cellular; or Vertical?
  20. The nitrite and nitrate ions respectively have the chemical formulae NO: 1 and 2; 2 and 3; 3 and 4; or 4 and 5?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. What does the 'S' stand for in the SM intellectual property mark (for example℠) used in the US and many other countries?
    Service 
  2. Famously depicting the Norman Conquest of England, the Bayeux Tapestry is actually: Embroidered Cloth; A Tapestry; A Long Carpet; or Painted Fabric?
    Embroidered Cloth
  3. What wheel-based metaphor commonly describes centralized transport and distribution systems, notably airports?
    Hub and Spoke
  4. An ushanka is a Russian what?
    Hat 
  5. (Up to) what degree of Neanderthal DNA is found in modern non-African people: 0.01%; 0.1%; 1%; or 4%?
    4%
  6. The 1930 Revolution of which country (the largest lusophone nation in the world) replaced Washington Luis with Getulio Vargas as President?
    Brazil 
  7. What is India's smallest state (by area)?
    Goa
  8. What famous brand of heat-resistant wipe-clean plastic laminate was invented at and patented by Westinghouse in 1912?
    Formica 
  9. Scientists reported in 2012 what litter being used by Mexico City birds to reduce parasites in their nests: Bottle-tops; Cigarette-ends; Chewing-gum; or Taco-wrappers?
    Cigarette-ends 
  10. Nintendo's Wii console launched in 2012 is the: U; Mi; Hi; or Fi?
    U
  11. Typically related to glass or crystal, the term dichroism refers to two or more what?
    Colours/colors 
  12. Largely Indian-owned corporation ArclelorMittal (a merger/acquisition of the two names by the latter) is the world's biggest producer of: Steel; Paper; Rubber; or Honey?
    Steel
  13. A censor was an officer of what civilization, responsible for public census, morality, finances, etc: Roman; Viking; Greek; or Mongol?
    Roman 
  14. What country has the internet top level domain .sa?
    Saudi Arabia
  15. Spell: Resusitation, Recussitation, Rescusitation, Resuscitation?
    Resuscitation
  16. Tribology, the science of one surface sliding/moving against another (as in mechanical moving parts), involves what three principles or elemental aspects?
    Friction, Lubrication, Wear 
  17. Idiophones, membranophones, chordophones, aerophones and electrophones are the five main categories of a system for classifiying what?
    Musical instruments 
  18. Name the eight member states of the Warsaw Pact treaty?
    Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union 
  19. '(What?) integration' refers to a corporation acquiring or otherwise taking control of connecting activity/ies in a supply chain: Horizontal; Parallel; Cellular; or Vertical?
    Vertical 
  20. The nitrite and nitrate ions respectively have the chemical formulae NO: 1 and 2; 2 and 3; 3 and 4; or 4 and 5?
    2 and 3