General Knowledge Quiz #139

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  1. London's Savoy Hotel entrance roundabout provided the 25ft (8m) basis for a standard UK: Mini-roundabout; Black Cab turning-circle; Bus length; or Helipad?
  2. What ingredient causes a can of cola to sink in water, whereas a can of diet cola floats?
  3. (Before Jurassic Park) the word raptor technically refers to what sort of carnivorous creature: Lion; Dragon; Snake; or Bird?
  4. What slang word for a sailor derives from old Dutch meaning 'bed companion'?
  5. The Latin term 'per capita' means 'for... The entire population; Each person; Paying customers; or Registered voters?
  6. What Anglicized French word for a sort of clothing derives from meaning 'doing the washing'?
  7. Hircine refers to being like or related to what creature?
  8. Pandeiro is a popular example of what in Brazil: Percussion; Dance; Food; or Horse?
  9. The Republic of Upper Volta was renamed what (two-words) in 1984, meaning respectively 'men of integrity' and 'fatherland' in its two native languages?
  10. Who was in 1907 the youngest Nobel Literature Prizewinner, and later declined a knighthood and UK Poet Laurateship?
  11. Name the UK seaside town famous for jet stone, and whose St Mary's Church featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula?
  12. Where in the human body is the glottis?
  13. In physics, the elementary exchange particles ('gauge bosons') between quarks are called: Gluons; Addons; Stickons; or Clingons?
  14. The six soft alkali metals (lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium, and francium) react with water to produce what gas?
  15. Roughly what is the distance in miles (or km) from the Earth's surface to its centre/center?
  16. In terms of actions, activities, projects, etc., the word hiatus means a: Conflict; Pause; Climax; or Crisis?
  17. The Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet broke up and impacted where, in 1994, to huge astronomical and media interest: Jupiter; Mars; The Sun; or Mexico?
  18. What capital city is phonetically (sounds) the same as a traditional open-roofed Moroccan house and means 'the gardens/garden'?
  19. What is the only 'big cat' found wild in the Americas which roars?
  20. Peripatetic refers to work which involves: Teaching; Travel; Medicine; or Writing?

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  1. London's Savoy Hotel entrance roundabout provided the 25ft (8m) basis for a standard UK: Mini-roundabout; Black Cab turning-circle; Bus length; or Helipad?
    Black Cab turning-circle
  2. What ingredient causes a can of cola to sink in water, whereas a can of diet cola floats?
    Sugar 
  3. (Before Jurassic Park) the word raptor technically refers to what sort of carnivorous creature: Lion; Dragon; Snake; or Bird?
    Bird 
  4. What slang word for a sailor derives from old Dutch meaning 'bed companion'?
    Matelot
  5. The Latin term 'per capita' means 'for... The entire population; Each person; Paying customers; or Registered voters?
    Each person 
  6. What Anglicized French word for a sort of clothing derives from meaning 'doing the washing'?
    Lingerie 
  7. Hircine refers to being like or related to what creature?
    Goat 
  8. Pandeiro is a popular example of what in Brazil: Percussion; Dance; Food; or Horse?
    Percussion 
  9. The Republic of Upper Volta was renamed what (two-words) in 1984, meaning respectively 'men of integrity' and 'fatherland' in its two native languages?
    Burkina Faso
  10. Who was in 1907 the youngest Nobel Literature Prizewinner, and later declined a knighthood and UK Poet Laurateship?
    Rudyard Kipling
  11. Name the UK seaside town famous for jet stone, and whose St Mary's Church featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula?
    Whitby
  12. Where in the human body is the glottis?
    Larynx 
  13. In physics, the elementary exchange particles ('gauge bosons') between quarks are called: Gluons; Addons; Stickons; or Clingons?
    Gluons
  14. The six soft alkali metals (lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium, and francium) react with water to produce what gas?
    Hydrogen 
  15. Roughly what is the distance in miles (or km) from the Earth's surface to its centre/center?
    : 300, 900; 4,000; or 12,000? 4,000 
  16. In terms of actions, activities, projects, etc., the word hiatus means a: Conflict; Pause; Climax; or Crisis?
    Pause 
  17. The Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet broke up and impacted where, in 1994, to huge astronomical and media interest: Jupiter; Mars; The Sun; or Mexico?
    Jupiter 
  18. What capital city is phonetically (sounds) the same as a traditional open-roofed Moroccan house and means 'the gardens/garden'?
    Riyadh 
  19. What is the only 'big cat' found wild in the Americas which roars?
    Jaguar
  20. Peripatetic refers to work which involves: Teaching; Travel; Medicine; or Writing?
    Travel