General Knowledge Quiz #135

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  1. The organ called a gizzard in some birds, reptiles, and fish is a specialized: Stomach; Bladder; Liver; or Larynx?
  2. Antipasto (plural antipasti) refers to what part of an Italian lunch/dinner: Before the meal; After the meal; Pasta sauce; or Sparkling wine?
  3. The term 'ex libris' is traditionally found on a label-plate indicating ownership of a: Coat; Book; Dog; or Shotgun?
  4. What was the three-letter two-number prefix code in the full name of The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester UK?
  5. What two-colour/color pencil is traditionally used by editors of written/text copy (word-based material for publication)?
  6. The terms 'disbudding' and 'polled' refer to the removal/absence of what on livestock?
  7. Spell the word: Irepairable; Irreparable; Irrepairable; Irreperable (meaning cannot be fixed)?
  8. The traditional proofreading mark of a wavy line beneath a passage of text gives instruction to change it to: Italic; Bold; Capitals; or Highlighted?
  9. The crossword clue '1= Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' gave rise to what common puzzle format?
  10. Roman official Appius Claudius 'the blind' Caecus, c.340-273BC, responsible for Via Appia, the first modern road, famously coined what phrase (in Latin 'Quisque faber suae fortunae'): Diligence is the mother of good fortune; Every man is the architect of his own fortune; Fortune favours/favors the brave; or A hostage to fortune?
  11. 'At the Castle Gate', from Jean Sibelius's incidental music work Pelléas et Mélisande, is the theme music for which TV show, on air from 1957-2013 and the longest running in history featuring the same presenter?
  12. Mariachi is a style of Mexican 'street (what?)': Cooking; Music; Fighting; or Flower-borders?
  13. What does the abbreviation SMS stand for in relation to texting?
  14. Apocryphal means: Obviously true; Obviously untrue; Said to be true but probably not; Actually true but said to be not?
  15. What is the four-letter Russian translation of the Soviet Union abbreviation 'USSR'?
  16. What do these creatures have in common: bison, salmon, sheep, grouse, and deer?
  17. In language the term ellipsis refers to missing/omitted what?
  18. The Sargasso Sea is named after a: Wind; Fish; Greek god; or Seaweed?
  19. Scrying commonly entails the use of a: Dough ball; Golf ball; Crystal ball; or Ballroom?
  20. What portmanteau word refers to a symbol used to convey a mood or feeling in phone/computer communications?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. The organ called a gizzard in some birds, reptiles, and fish is a specialized: Stomach; Bladder; Liver; or Larynx?
    Stomach 
  2. Antipasto (plural antipasti) refers to what part of an Italian lunch/dinner: Before the meal; After the meal; Pasta sauce; or Sparkling wine?
    Before the meal 
  3. The term 'ex libris' is traditionally found on a label-plate indicating ownership of a: Coat; Book; Dog; or Shotgun?
    Book 
  4. What was the three-letter two-number prefix code in the full name of The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester UK?
    FAC51 
  5. What two-colour/color pencil is traditionally used by editors of written/text copy (word-based material for publication)?
    Blue and Red 
  6. The terms 'disbudding' and 'polled' refer to the removal/absence of what on livestock?
    Horns
  7. Spell the word: Irepairable; Irreparable; Irrepairable; Irreperable (meaning cannot be fixed)?
    Irreparable
  8. The traditional proofreading mark of a wavy line beneath a passage of text gives instruction to change it to: Italic; Bold; Capitals; or Highlighted?
    Bold
  9. The crossword clue '1= Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich' gave rise to what common puzzle format?
    Ditloid 
  10. Roman official Appius Claudius 'the blind' Caecus, c.340-273BC, responsible for Via Appia, the first modern road, famously coined what phrase (in Latin 'Quisque faber suae fortunae'): Diligence is the mother of good fortune; Every man is the architect of his own fortune; Fortune favours/favors the brave; or A hostage to fortune?
    Every man is the architect of his own fortune
  11. 'At the Castle Gate', from Jean Sibelius's incidental music work Pelléas et Mélisande, is the theme music for which TV show, on air from 1957-2013 and the longest running in history featuring the same presenter?
    The Sky at Night 
  12. Mariachi is a style of Mexican 'street (what?)': Cooking; Music; Fighting; or Flower-borders?
    Music 
  13. What does the abbreviation SMS stand for in relation to texting?
    Short Messaging Service 
  14. Apocryphal means: Obviously true; Obviously untrue; Said to be true but probably not; Actually true but said to be not?
    Said to be true but probably not 
  15. What is the four-letter Russian translation of the Soviet Union abbreviation 'USSR'?
    CCCP 
  16. What do these creatures have in common: bison, salmon, sheep, grouse, and deer?
    Singular and plural are the same 
  17. In language the term ellipsis refers to missing/omitted what?
    Words 
  18. The Sargasso Sea is named after a: Wind; Fish; Greek god; or Seaweed?
    Seaweed
  19. Scrying commonly entails the use of a: Dough ball; Golf ball; Crystal ball; or Ballroom?
    Crystal ball 
  20. What portmanteau word refers to a symbol used to convey a mood or feeling in phone/computer communications?
    Emoticon