General Knowledge Quiz #161

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  1. What is the main ingredient of the modern breakfast food and energy bar called granola: Rice; Potato; Oats; or Coconut?
  2. As at 2013 what country boasted the four most profitable banks in the world?
  3. What term refers to the off-putting banter directed by bowlers/fielders to opposing batsmen on a cricket pitch?
  4. London's aptly renamed 42-floor 'Tower 42' has a footprint equating to the triangulated-chevrons logo of which original owner?
  5. The rights to which famous character were sold by creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to Detective Comics for $130 in 1937?
  6. The Bugatti car logo features which reversed capital letter in a ligature with B, standing for the founder (Bugatti's) first name?
  7. What work-related term popularly refers to loan companies which offer short-term unsecured personal loans at high interest rates?
  8. The term forensic refers to investigative technologies and sciences in relation to: Law and crime; Dead things; Tiny details; or Laboratories?
  9. What is the traditional tradename for a person who works high up on church spires and chimneys?
  10. The 'morna' is the national music and dance style of which central Atlantic archipelago island nation?
  11. A cittern is a: Carpentry tool; Musical instrument; Bird; or Five-wheeled cycle?
  12. What number features most prevalently internationally in toll-free or 'freefone' telephony: 600; 700; 800; or 900?
  13. Name the CIA employee who famously became a whistleblower in 2013, revealing details of US/UK mass public surveillance?
  14. Botija, udu, and ghatam are types of: Musical instruments; Rice; Vehicles; or Prayers?
  15. E20 and SW19 are codes famously associated with: Food; Sport; Aviation; or Cosmetics?
  16. What Indian Hindi-Urdu-derived word, orginally a place of assembly, refers in English to a multi-event equestrian contest, and in India to various sporting facilities?
  17. The Renaissance (from French, 're-birth') was a European cultural movement spanning which centuries: 4-7th; 7-10th; 14-17th; or 15-18th?
  18. US composer/artist John Cage's most famous and controversial 1952 work, called 4'33", requires the musician(s) to play for its entire three-movement 4mins 33secs duration: The same note; As many notes as possible; At maximum volume; or Nothing?
  19. The straight-legged high-kicking march used by many military forces, especially ceremonially, is popularly called the what?
  20. According to legend, the Gordian Knot, cut by Alexander the Great, tethered a what?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. What is the main ingredient of the modern breakfast food and energy bar called granola: Rice; Potato; Oats; or Coconut?
    Oats
  2. As at 2013 what country boasted the four most profitable banks in the world?
    China
  3. What term refers to the off-putting banter directed by bowlers/fielders to opposing batsmen on a cricket pitch?
    Sledging
  4. London's aptly renamed 42-floor 'Tower 42' has a footprint equating to the triangulated-chevrons logo of which original owner?
    Natwest 
  5. The rights to which famous character were sold by creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to Detective Comics for $130 in 1937?
    Superman
  6. The Bugatti car logo features which reversed capital letter in a ligature with B, standing for the founder (Bugatti's) first name?
  7. What work-related term popularly refers to loan companies which offer short-term unsecured personal loans at high interest rates?
    Payday 
  8. The term forensic refers to investigative technologies and sciences in relation to: Law and crime; Dead things; Tiny details; or Laboratories?
    Law and crime 
  9. What is the traditional tradename for a person who works high up on church spires and chimneys?
    Steeplejack
  10. The 'morna' is the national music and dance style of which central Atlantic archipelago island nation?
    Cape Verde
  11. A cittern is a: Carpentry tool; Musical instrument; Bird; or Five-wheeled cycle?
    Musical instrument 
  12. What number features most prevalently internationally in toll-free or 'freefone' telephony: 600; 700; 800; or 900?
    800 
  13. Name the CIA employee who famously became a whistleblower in 2013, revealing details of US/UK mass public surveillance?
    Edward Snowden
  14. Botija, udu, and ghatam are types of: Musical instruments; Rice; Vehicles; or Prayers?
    Musical instruments 
  15. E20 and SW19 are codes famously associated with: Food; Sport; Aviation; or Cosmetics?
    Sport 
  16. What Indian Hindi-Urdu-derived word, orginally a place of assembly, refers in English to a multi-event equestrian contest, and in India to various sporting facilities?
    Gymkhana
  17. The Renaissance (from French, 're-birth') was a European cultural movement spanning which centuries: 4-7th; 7-10th; 14-17th; or 15-18th?
    14-17th
  18. US composer/artist John Cage's most famous and controversial 1952 work, called 4'33", requires the musician(s) to play for its entire three-movement 4mins 33secs duration: The same note; As many notes as possible; At maximum volume; or Nothing?
    Nothing 
  19. The straight-legged high-kicking march used by many military forces, especially ceremonially, is popularly called the what?
    Goosestep 
  20. According to legend, the Gordian Knot, cut by Alexander the Great, tethered a what?
    Cart