General Knowledge Quiz #155

The 155th 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 #154 here.

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  1. A radionuclide is a radioactive: Mineral; Gas; Isotope; or Electron?
  2. Which animal provided the etymological and scientific derivation of a 'vaccine'?
  3. What name is given to a puzzle or word construction which hides a word within single letters of other words: Metapuzzle; Acrostic; Tangram; or Anagram?
  4. Proposed by German physician Johann Becher in 1667, the now obsolete 'Phlogiston theory' explained what phenomenon?
  5. ASCII (referring to computer language) means what in full?
  6. Popularized by a 2007 US comedy film what item prefixes a list of things to do before dying?
  7. What highly durable footwear is used to name a species of bat and crab, alluding respectively to nose and body shapes?
  8. The 3D geometric shape called a torus is illustrated by what sort of cake: Cupcake; Battenberg; Swiss roll; or Ring doughnut?
  9. A traditional light-bulb containing a glowing filament is technically called what, from the Latin 'glow white'?
  10. Approximately how many years old is the living part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef: 200; 2,000; 20,000; or 2 million?
  11. Eurhythmics is an educational approach for teaching what via what (two answers required)?
  12. What colour/color flag was historically first displayed to indicate sickness aboard a ship?
  13. Central to Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a huge what, connected to the cosmos: Tree; Rainbow; Mountain; or Ladder?
  14. The Indian currency the Rupee takes its name from Hindi and Sanskrit, 'wrought (what metal)'?
  15. The significant 18th century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-83) is noted for solving the 'Seven (What?) of Königsberg problem': Churches; Bridges; Towers; or Arches?
  16. What pluralized term refers to a building's roof edge adjoining its wall, usually designed to prevent rainwater ingress?
  17. The green gemstone peridot is known in its mineral form by what edible coloured/colored name?
  18. What term for a fungal mold derives from an old mistaken idea that it distilled from the air?
  19. What air mattress genericized trademark is a portmanteau of its two-word description?
  20. Name the four performance industries to which these awards respectively apply: 1. Emmy, 2. Grammy, 3. Academy (Oscar), 4. Tony?

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  1. A radionuclide is a radioactive: Mineral; Gas; Isotope; or Electron?
    Isotope 
  2. Which animal provided the etymological and scientific derivation of a 'vaccine'?
    Cow
  3. What name is given to a puzzle or word construction which hides a word within single letters of other words: Metapuzzle; Acrostic; Tangram; or Anagram?
    Acrostic 
  4. Proposed by German physician Johann Becher in 1667, the now obsolete 'Phlogiston theory' explained what phenomenon?
    Fire 
  5. ASCII (referring to computer language) means what in full?
    American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  6. Popularized by a 2007 US comedy film what item prefixes a list of things to do before dying?
    Bucket 
  7. What highly durable footwear is used to name a species of bat and crab, alluding respectively to nose and body shapes?
    Horseshoe
  8. The 3D geometric shape called a torus is illustrated by what sort of cake: Cupcake; Battenberg; Swiss roll; or Ring doughnut?
    Ring doughnut 
  9. A traditional light-bulb containing a glowing filament is technically called what, from the Latin 'glow white'?
    Incandescent
  10. Approximately how many years old is the living part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef: 200; 2,000; 20,000; or 2 million?
    20,000 
  11. Eurhythmics is an educational approach for teaching what via what (two answers required)?
    Music via Movement 
  12. What colour/color flag was historically first displayed to indicate sickness aboard a ship?
    Yellow 
  13. Central to Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a huge what, connected to the cosmos: Tree; Rainbow; Mountain; or Ladder?
    Tree 
  14. The Indian currency the Rupee takes its name from Hindi and Sanskrit, 'wrought (what metal)'?
    Silver
  15. The significant 18th century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-83) is noted for solving the 'Seven (What?) of Königsberg problem': Churches; Bridges; Towers; or Arches?
    Bridges 
  16. What pluralized term refers to a building's roof edge adjoining its wall, usually designed to prevent rainwater ingress?
    Eaves
  17. The green gemstone peridot is known in its mineral form by what edible coloured/colored name?
    Olivine
  18. What term for a fungal mold derives from an old mistaken idea that it distilled from the air?
    Mildew 
  19. What air mattress genericized trademark is a portmanteau of its two-word description?
    Lilo 
  20. Name the four performance industries to which these awards respectively apply: 1. Emmy, 2. Grammy, 3. Academy (Oscar), 4. Tony?
    1. Television