General Knowledge Quiz #145

The 145th free trivia quiz in our general knowledge series at BusinessBalls.com. Suitable for team building, pub quizzes or just general entertainment. Try General Knowledge Quiz #144 here.

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  1. What uniquely specialized profession traditionally uses a Piscatory Ring?
  2. In which human sensory organ is Bruch's membrane?
  3. The French-English word 'tronc' refers to what, shared by a number of people: Bicycles; Staff tips/gratuities; Guns; or Parenting duties?
  4. A 2012-13 UK Competition Commission found basic failings of innovation, quality and integrity among the four globally dominant providers of what B2B service: Auditing; Banking; Insurance; or Real Estate/Property?
  5. Which country is famous for its Blue Lagoon hot springs bathing lake?
  6. What does HALO stand for in military/paratrooper terminology?
  7. Bort or boart refers to waste/inferior what, used for industrial purposes?
  8. The term phylum generally refers to a classification of: Living things; Medicine; Facial expressions; or Photography?
  9. What 2nd World War US pilot's alliterative expression for an unidentified flying object, from the 'Smoky Stover' cartoon strip, inspired the name of a rock band?
  10. What was the first element discovered in space (actually at the Sun)?
  11. What smartphone operating system increased its market share from 4% in 2009 to 70% in 2013?
  12. Devised in 1920 from Russian research into proximity sensing, what eponymous musical instrument is controlled by the player's proximity to it?
  13. The famously gruelling c.1,100mile (1,800km) Iditarod Trial Dog Sled Race is run annually each March where: North/South Poles; Chile; Finland; or Alaska?
  14. A gimlet tool is traditionally shaped like the letter: T; S; V; or D?
  15. The prefix 'neo' (neocon, Neolithic, neo-Nazi, neonatal, etc) means: New; Old; Nearly; or Extreme?
  16. The word psalm derives from meaning a song sung to what instrument: Guitar; Harp; Piano; or Organ?
  17. Przewalski's (what?) is the once extinct (in the wild, Mongolia) now reintroduced and only true wild: Horse; Cow; Pig; or Turkey?
  18. Hydromel is a very old alcoholic drink made with fermented what?
  19. In economics the Lorenz Curve is a graphical representation of typically: Wealth distribution/inequality; Inflation; Gold price; or Pet ownership?
  20. The flammable intoxicating compound Hydroxyethane (C2H6O) is better known as what chemical?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. What uniquely specialized profession traditionally uses a Piscatory Ring?
    A Pope 
  2. In which human sensory organ is Bruch's membrane?
    Eye
  3. The French-English word 'tronc' refers to what, shared by a number of people: Bicycles; Staff tips/gratuities; Guns; or Parenting duties?
    Staff tips/gratuities 
  4. A 2012-13 UK Competition Commission found basic failings of innovation, quality and integrity among the four globally dominant providers of what B2B service: Auditing; Banking; Insurance; or Real Estate/Property?
    Auditing 
  5. Which country is famous for its Blue Lagoon hot springs bathing lake?
    Iceland
  6. What does HALO stand for in military/paratrooper terminology?
    High Altitude Low Opening 
  7. Bort or boart refers to waste/inferior what, used for industrial purposes?
    Diamonds 
  8. The term phylum generally refers to a classification of: Living things; Medicine; Facial expressions; or Photography?
    Living things 
  9. What 2nd World War US pilot's alliterative expression for an unidentified flying object, from the 'Smoky Stover' cartoon strip, inspired the name of a rock band?
    Foo Fighter
  10. What was the first element discovered in space (actually at the Sun)?
    Helium 
  11. What smartphone operating system increased its market share from 4% in 2009 to 70% in 2013?
    Android 
  12. Devised in 1920 from Russian research into proximity sensing, what eponymous musical instrument is controlled by the player's proximity to it?
    Theremin 
  13. The famously gruelling c.1,100mile (1,800km) Iditarod Trial Dog Sled Race is run annually each March where: North/South Poles; Chile; Finland; or Alaska?
    Alaska 
  14. A gimlet tool is traditionally shaped like the letter: T; S; V; or D?
  15. The prefix 'neo' (neocon, Neolithic, neo-Nazi, neonatal, etc) means: New; Old; Nearly; or Extreme?
    New 
  16. The word psalm derives from meaning a song sung to what instrument: Guitar; Harp; Piano; or Organ?
    Harp 
  17. Przewalski's (what?) is the once extinct (in the wild, Mongolia) now reintroduced and only true wild: Horse; Cow; Pig; or Turkey?
    Horse 
  18. Hydromel is a very old alcoholic drink made with fermented what?
    Honey 
  19. In economics the Lorenz Curve is a graphical representation of typically: Wealth distribution/inequality; Inflation; Gold price; or Pet ownership?
    Wealth distribution/inequality 
  20. The flammable intoxicating compound Hydroxyethane (C2H6O) is better known as what chemical?
    Ethanol