General Knowledge Quiz #148

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  1. How long (kilometres/miles) was the Berlin Wall: 4/2½; 8/5; 28/17½; or 140/87?
  2. Where in the human body are glial cells?
  3. Name the smartphone app devised by a London teenager bought by Yahoo for reportedly £18m in 2013?
  4. What reductive metaphor refers to a percentage subtraction from the market value of an asset, which became a description for the EU-imposed tax on Cyprus bank deposits in 2013: Trim; Shave; Crop; or Haircut?
  5. Which US corporation sold its personal computer business including Thinkpad brand to the world-leading Chinese manufactuer Lenovo in 2005?
  6. Opprobrium refers to a deep form of: Wisdom; Respect; Criticism; or Denial?
  7. What Caribbean dance shares its name with a religious concept of somewhere between heaven and hell?
  8. Orogeny refers to the process by which what are created: Quicksands; Wormcasts; Molehills; or Mountains?
  9. What medical/industrial sterilization equipment is named from the meaning 'self-fastening'?
  10. If you were a mounted soldier in medieval times what would two men called Sperrin and Homer each make for you (two answers required - the words sound a little like what they refer to)?
  11. What term refers to an edge-strike in both drumming and basketball?
  12. What item of apparel metaphorically (with colour prefix, usually black or white) refers informally to an internet hacker: Hat; Coat; Cape; or Cap?
  13. What fruit is a metaphorical business term for a sub-standard product, especially a faulty car: Lemon; Berry; Plum; or Banana?
  14. What is the project/brand name for Google's computerized spectacles: Lens; Glass; Spec; or 4i?
  15. Cosa Nostra refers to what organization: Catholicism; Ferrari; Guggi; or The Mafia?
  16. Founded as Thames Ironworks FC in 1895, which football club (later renamed) will occupy the London Olympic Stadium from 2016 (a clue is in club nickname and badge)?
  17. Which famous smoker is associated with the expression 'three pipe problem'?
  18. In 1998 who was the first 'First Lady' to appear on the cover of Vogue?
  19. The unrecognized state of Biafra existed from 1967-1970 in the south-east of which country?
  20. Which long-standing anthropomorphic ursine creature did Dennis the Menace replace on the Beano comic's front cover in 1974?

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  1. How long (kilometres/miles) was the Berlin Wall: 4/2½; 8/5; 28/17½; or 140/87?
    140kmor 87miles 
  2. Where in the human body are glial cells?
    Brain 
  3. Name the smartphone app devised by a London teenager bought by Yahoo for reportedly £18m in 2013?
    Summly 
  4. What reductive metaphor refers to a percentage subtraction from the market value of an asset, which became a description for the EU-imposed tax on Cyprus bank deposits in 2013: Trim; Shave; Crop; or Haircut?
    Haircut
  5. Which US corporation sold its personal computer business including Thinkpad brand to the world-leading Chinese manufactuer Lenovo in 2005?
    IBM
  6. Opprobrium refers to a deep form of: Wisdom; Respect; Criticism; or Denial?
    Criticism
  7. What Caribbean dance shares its name with a religious concept of somewhere between heaven and hell?
    Limbo 
  8. Orogeny refers to the process by which what are created: Quicksands; Wormcasts; Molehills; or Mountains?
    Mountains 
  9. What medical/industrial sterilization equipment is named from the meaning 'self-fastening'?
    Autoclave 
  10. If you were a mounted soldier in medieval times what would two men called Sperrin and Homer each make for you (two answers required - the words sound a little like what they refer to)?
    Spurs and Helmet
  11. What term refers to an edge-strike in both drumming and basketball?
    Rimshot 
  12. What item of apparel metaphorically (with colour prefix, usually black or white) refers informally to an internet hacker: Hat; Coat; Cape; or Cap?
    Hat 
  13. What fruit is a metaphorical business term for a sub-standard product, especially a faulty car: Lemon; Berry; Plum; or Banana?
    Lemon
  14. What is the project/brand name for Google's computerized spectacles: Lens; Glass; Spec; or 4i?
    Glass
  15. Cosa Nostra refers to what organization: Catholicism; Ferrari; Guggi; or The Mafia?
    The Mafia 
  16. Founded as Thames Ironworks FC in 1895, which football club (later renamed) will occupy the London Olympic Stadium from 2016 (a clue is in club nickname and badge)?
    West Ham United FC 
  17. Which famous smoker is associated with the expression 'three pipe problem'?
    Sherlock Holmes
  18. In 1998 who was the first 'First Lady' to appear on the cover of Vogue?
    Hilary Clinton
  19. The unrecognized state of Biafra existed from 1967-1970 in the south-east of which country?
    Nigeria
  20. Which long-standing anthropomorphic ursine creature did Dennis the Menace replace on the Beano comic's front cover in 1974?
    Biffo the Bear