General Knowledge Quiz #162

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  1. The 'telectroscope' was a theoretical device of the late 1800s which predicted which actual invention?
  2. A plantar wart is more commonly known as a what?
  3. The 'Bechdel Test' is an informal measure of what in films and other fictional entertainment: Humour/Humor; Sex and violence; Product placement; or Gender bias?
  4. Spell the word Dilerious; Delirious; Delirius; Dellirious?
  5. What country was first to experience the Renaissance period in Europe?
  6. The Turkish-Arabic word 'kismet' means in English: The Devil; Death; Heaven; or Fate/Destiny?
  7. Name the bulbous narrow-necked container of 3-10 gallons, often wicker-covered, which puns French Lady Jane, with half a boy's name?
  8. What dangerous festive annual event was popularized by Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises?
  9. Generally the standard steps per minute for a military 'quick march' pace is: 60; 90; 120; or 180?
  10. Spell the word: Obsolescance; Obsolecence; Obsolescence; or Obsolesense?
  11. What weather metaphor is given to the TV/video equivalent of acoustic 'noise' in audio signals: Fog; Snow; Mist; or Drizzle?
  12. In physics a tachyon is a hypothetical particle which has what characteristic?
  13. A proliferation of new Catholic saints followed the removal of which metaphorical real job role from Vatican canonization in 1983?
  14. What is the popular old name for a dog's thumb; the obsolete inner toe on some dogs's legs; also a false hoof of deer?
  15. The UK political Labour Party's famously controversial 1995 constitutional 'Clause IV' amendment mainly removed a commitment to: Communism; The Free Market; Nationalization; or Trade-Unionization?
  16. Which nation developed and makes the Uzi sub-machine gun?
  17. The US Presidential official state guest house in Washington DC is called '(What?) House': Blair; Churchill; Washington; or Lincoln?
  18. The 180th meridian (antimeridian), dividing east and west hemispheres, passes through which island nation, named after main isle Viti Levu?
  19. The name Mercator is historically associated with: Cooking/baking; Globes/maps; Circus/acrobatics; or Ballooning?
  20. A thermochrome is a substance which changes (what?) according to a change in (what?) - (two answers required)?

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  1. The 'telectroscope' was a theoretical device of the late 1800s which predicted which actual invention?
    Television 
  2. A plantar wart is more commonly known as a what?
    Verruca 
  3. The 'Bechdel Test' is an informal measure of what in films and other fictional entertainment: Humour/Humor; Sex and violence; Product placement; or Gender bias?
    Gender bias 
  4. Spell the word Dilerious; Delirious; Delirius; Dellirious?
    Delirious 
  5. What country was first to experience the Renaissance period in Europe?
    Italy 
  6. The Turkish-Arabic word 'kismet' means in English: The Devil; Death; Heaven; or Fate/Destiny?
    Fate/Destiny 
  7. Name the bulbous narrow-necked container of 3-10 gallons, often wicker-covered, which puns French Lady Jane, with half a boy's name?
    Demijohn 
  8. What dangerous festive annual event was popularized by Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises?
    Pamplona Bull Run 
  9. Generally the standard steps per minute for a military 'quick march' pace is: 60; 90; 120; or 180?
    120
  10. Spell the word: Obsolescance; Obsolecence; Obsolescence; or Obsolesense?
    Obsolescence 
  11. What weather metaphor is given to the TV/video equivalent of acoustic 'noise' in audio signals: Fog; Snow; Mist; or Drizzle?
    Snow
  12. In physics a tachyon is a hypothetical particle which has what characteristic?
    Faster than light 
  13. A proliferation of new Catholic saints followed the removal of which metaphorical real job role from Vatican canonization in 1983?
    Devil's Advocate 
  14. What is the popular old name for a dog's thumb; the obsolete inner toe on some dogs's legs; also a false hoof of deer?
    Dewclaw
  15. The UK political Labour Party's famously controversial 1995 constitutional 'Clause IV' amendment mainly removed a commitment to: Communism; The Free Market; Nationalization; or Trade-Unionization?
    Nationalization 
  16. Which nation developed and makes the Uzi sub-machine gun?
    Israel
  17. The US Presidential official state guest house in Washington DC is called '(What?) House': Blair; Churchill; Washington; or Lincoln?
    Blair 
  18. The 180th meridian (antimeridian), dividing east and west hemispheres, passes through which island nation, named after main isle Viti Levu?
    Fiji
  19. The name Mercator is historically associated with: Cooking/baking; Globes/maps; Circus/acrobatics; or Ballooning?
    Globes/maps 
  20. A thermochrome is a substance which changes (what?) according to a change in (what?) - (two answers required)?
    Colour according to change in Temperature