General Knowledge Quiz #158

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  1. A ewer is a large: Knife; Spoon; Fork; or Jug?
  2. What note is produced at the twelfth fret of the top (highest pitched) string on a conventionally tuned guitar: E; G; A or Bb?
  3. What intangible communication aid did Dr Ludwig Zamenhof create c.1880, 'to foster harmony between people of different nations'?
  4. Static electricity is fundamentally produced by: Magnetism; Humidity; Friction; or Heat?
  5. (Meaning continuing unpleasantly), spell the word: Insessant; Inscesant; Incescant; or Incessant?
  6. What plant, named Olea europaea, is an ancient widely used metaphor for peace?
  7. Which country, the world's fifth-largest, is named after its first export?
  8. The Bagua (meaning 'eight symbols') is a symbolic/diagrammatic system in which belief: Taoism; Catholicism; Hinduism; or Islam?
  9. Which country's name, existing 1929-2003, meant 'South Slavs'?
  10. The human brain's frontal lobe, chiefly processing cognitive functions relating to reward, attention, short-term memory tasks, planning, motivation, etc., is fully mature at (very) approximately what age: Five; Ten; Fifteen; or Thirty?
  11. Muscovite, used in electrical capacitors, is a processed form of what geological mineral?
  12. What French word, for 'little bed', refers to a railcar adaptable for sleeping?
  13. In Indian cuisine, the term pakora refers to what aspect of meat/vegetable cooking: Deep-fried in batter; Griddle; Clay oven; or Kebab?
  14. Which nation's 'national anthem' is known as 'Qaumi Tarana' and alternatively 'Pak Sarzamin' (sacred land)?
  15. A sarcophagus traditionally contains a: Telescope; Compass; Corpse; or Fine brandy?
  16. What popular Australian bird is named after an ancient stringed instrument?
  17. What Olympic event entails disqualification if both feet of a competitor are seen to be off the ground at the same time?
  18. In 17th century England what were Happy, Useless, Addled, Short, Long, Rump and Barebones?
  19. Where is the Barbary Coast: Mexico; Spain and Portugal; India; or North Africa?
  20. The common vocal sound produced by blocking exhaled airflow (when voicing a vowel) by suddenly closing the vocal tract is called a '(what?) stop'?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. A ewer is a large: Knife; Spoon; Fork; or Jug?
    Jug 
  2. What note is produced at the twelfth fret of the top (highest pitched) string on a conventionally tuned guitar: E; G; A or Bb?
  3. What intangible communication aid did Dr Ludwig Zamenhof create c.1880, 'to foster harmony between people of different nations'?
    Esperanto 
  4. Static electricity is fundamentally produced by: Magnetism; Humidity; Friction; or Heat?
    Friction
  5. (Meaning continuing unpleasantly), spell the word: Insessant; Inscesant; Incescant; or Incessant?
    Incessant
  6. What plant, named Olea europaea, is an ancient widely used metaphor for peace?
    Olive
  7. Which country, the world's fifth-largest, is named after its first export?
    Brazil 
  8. The Bagua (meaning 'eight symbols') is a symbolic/diagrammatic system in which belief: Taoism; Catholicism; Hinduism; or Islam?
    Taoism
  9. Which country's name, existing 1929-2003, meant 'South Slavs'?
    Yugoslavia
  10. The human brain's frontal lobe, chiefly processing cognitive functions relating to reward, attention, short-term memory tasks, planning, motivation, etc., is fully mature at (very) approximately what age: Five; Ten; Fifteen; or Thirty?
    Thirty
  11. Muscovite, used in electrical capacitors, is a processed form of what geological mineral?
    Mica
  12. What French word, for 'little bed', refers to a railcar adaptable for sleeping?
    Couchette
  13. In Indian cuisine, the term pakora refers to what aspect of meat/vegetable cooking: Deep-fried in batter; Griddle; Clay oven; or Kebab?
    Deep-fried in batter
  14. Which nation's 'national anthem' is known as 'Qaumi Tarana' and alternatively 'Pak Sarzamin' (sacred land)?
    Pakistan
  15. A sarcophagus traditionally contains a: Telescope; Compass; Corpse; or Fine brandy?
    Corpse 
  16. What popular Australian bird is named after an ancient stringed instrument?
    Lyrebird
  17. What Olympic event entails disqualification if both feet of a competitor are seen to be off the ground at the same time?
    Racewalking 
  18. In 17th century England what were Happy, Useless, Addled, Short, Long, Rump and Barebones?
    Parliaments
  19. Where is the Barbary Coast: Mexico; Spain and Portugal; India; or North Africa?
    North Africa 
  20. The common vocal sound produced by blocking exhaled airflow (when voicing a vowel) by suddenly closing the vocal tract is called a '(what?) stop'?
    Glottal stop