General Knowledge Quiz #136

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  1. Il Duce' - subject of revivalist support in Italy in the 2000s - is better known by what name?
  2. What often controversial medical research/treatment term derives from the Latin 'I shall be pleasing'?
  3. What's the world's oldest amateur rowing club (now at Henley-on Thames, UK) named after the Greek mythological lover of the priestess Hero, who drowned swimming the Hellespont to visit her?
  4. Platter, j-bar, bum, button, and Poma are equivalent terms for what apparatus?
  5. The Métis are a substantial group of aboriginal people of which nation?
  6. What seabird is named from Norse 'stinking gull' because of vomiting when disturbed?
  7. What traditional item of apparel (silk, cotton, or paper), used by hand, is named after an old French word for a head covering?
  8. In the study of anthropods, name the 'Three Ps' considered natural controls/suppressors of insect plague?
  9. The word scrutiny derives (early 15th century) from Latin 'scruta', a 'mixed uncertain lot of (what?)': Trash/old things; Legal papers; Gold/jewels; or People?
  10. What was reported stolen from Microsoft's R&D offices in Silicone Valley in Dec 2012: MS Smartphones; MS Tablets; MS Code; or Apple iPads?
  11. Glock pistols are made by which country?
  12. Name the big inflatable sphere in which thrill-seeking people roll down hills and on water: Zorb; Zall; Borb; or Rolb?
  13. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) is used in what field: Medicine; Geology; Engineering; or Archaeology?
  14. Spell the word: Catarrh; Catahrr; Catargh; or Catarrgh?
  15. The term 'chamois' (informally 'shammy'), soft leather for cleaning/wiping/gloves/etc, is named after, and originally made from what sort of creature: Pig/boar; Mountain goat/antelope; River eel; or Cow?
  16. What sort of fastener has a crown, legs and teeth?
  17. The historic (at 2012, three-branch-line) San Francisco cable car system comprises how many actual cables in total: Four; Forty; Four hundred; or Four thousand?
  18. What modern digital display term is an abbreviated portmanteau word from picture and element?
  19. What language was first to be represented in dictionaries and related language theory: Chinese; Latin; Hebrew; or Greek?
  20. Extraversion/introversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, and Openness to experience and are the 'Big Five' dimensions of what popular acronymically-named personality analysis theory?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Il Duce' - subject of revivalist support in Italy in the 2000s - is better known by what name?
    Benito Mussolini 
  2. What often controversial medical research/treatment term derives from the Latin 'I shall be pleasing'?
    Placebo
  3. What's the world's oldest amateur rowing club (now at Henley-on Thames, UK) named after the Greek mythological lover of the priestess Hero, who drowned swimming the Hellespont to visit her?
    Leander
  4. Platter, j-bar, bum, button, and Poma are equivalent terms for what apparatus?
    Ski lift 
  5. The Métis are a substantial group of aboriginal people of which nation?
    Canada
  6. What seabird is named from Norse 'stinking gull' because of vomiting when disturbed?
    Fulmar
  7. What traditional item of apparel (silk, cotton, or paper), used by hand, is named after an old French word for a head covering?
    Handkerchief 
  8. In the study of anthropods, name the 'Three Ps' considered natural controls/suppressors of insect plague?
    Pathogens, Predators, Parasitoids 
  9. The word scrutiny derives (early 15th century) from Latin 'scruta', a 'mixed uncertain lot of (what?)': Trash/old things; Legal papers; Gold/jewels; or People?
    Trash/old things
  10. What was reported stolen from Microsoft's R&D offices in Silicone Valley in Dec 2012: MS Smartphones; MS Tablets; MS Code; or Apple iPads?
    Apple iPads 
  11. Glock pistols are made by which country?
    Austria
  12. Name the big inflatable sphere in which thrill-seeking people roll down hills and on water: Zorb; Zall; Borb; or Rolb?
    Zorb
  13. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) is used in what field: Medicine; Geology; Engineering; or Archaeology?
    Medicine 
  14. Spell the word: Catarrh; Catahrr; Catargh; or Catarrgh?
    Catarrh 
  15. The term 'chamois' (informally 'shammy'), soft leather for cleaning/wiping/gloves/etc, is named after, and originally made from what sort of creature: Pig/boar; Mountain goat/antelope; River eel; or Cow?
    Mountain goat/antelope
  16. What sort of fastener has a crown, legs and teeth?
    Staple
  17. The historic (at 2012, three-branch-line) San Francisco cable car system comprises how many actual cables in total: Four; Forty; Four hundred; or Four thousand?
    Four 
  18. What modern digital display term is an abbreviated portmanteau word from picture and element?
    Pixel
  19. What language was first to be represented in dictionaries and related language theory: Chinese; Latin; Hebrew; or Greek?
    Chinese 
  20. Extraversion/introversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, and Openness to experience and are the 'Big Five' dimensions of what popular acronymically-named personality analysis theory?
    OCEAN