General Knowledge Quiz #165

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  1. An insect of the order Diptera is more commonly called a what?
  2. The Duke of Wellington's suggestion of "Sparrowhawks" to Queen Victoria was made in connection with the control of birds at which London building?
  3. The Fresnel lens (in which concentric steps maximise light focus and minimise lens weight), popular in the 1900s in vehicle lights, was first devised c.1820 for what application?
  4. Babel Fish is an icon/metaphor/brand for instantaneous what?
  5. What legal term refers to the increasing of guilt or seriousness of a crime due to attendant circumstances such as intent, use of a weapon, severity of injury, etc?
  6. Anaphylaxis is what sort of life-threatening illness: Allergic reaction; Virus; Heart attack; or Sexually transmitted disease?
  7. The words ephemera/ephemeral refer to things of a: Wild imagination; Vast scale; Tiny scale; or Brief duration?
  8. What is the fruit of the Phoenix genus of plants?
  9. Drudge Report, TMZ, Gawker and Perez Hilton are websites noted for: Sport; Environmental campaigning; Holiday bargains; or Exposing scandals?
  10. Name the payday loan company brand which the UK Church of England both denounced and funded in 2013?
  11. Which one of these refers to a summary rather than a verbatim quote?
  12. What red fruit-juice-based drink whose name alludes to energy was first produced by John Noel Nichols in Manchester, 1908?
  13. What colour/color traditionally are the Smurf cartoon characters?
  14. Which car manufacturer produced the models Giulietta, Berlina, Brera and Spider?
  15. Which vastly shrunken, once ubiquitous brand urged users to 'Let your fingers do the walking'?
  16. What popular superhero is also the largest land-dwelling member of the Mustelidae (weasel) family?
  17. To whom is this quote famously misattributed: "If I'd asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." ?
  18. What gambling game takes its name from French for toad, supposedly from players' hunched positions?
  19. What vegetable's thinner lighter variant has an established alternative name 'Tenderstem'?
  20. What chord is said punningly to be produced when dropping a piano down a mine-shaft?

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  1. An insect of the order Diptera is more commonly called a what?
    Fly 
  2. The Duke of Wellington's suggestion of "Sparrowhawks" to Queen Victoria was made in connection with the control of birds at which London building?
    Crystal Palace 
  3. The Fresnel lens (in which concentric steps maximise light focus and minimise lens weight), popular in the 1900s in vehicle lights, was first devised c.1820 for what application?
    Lighthouses 
  4. Babel Fish is an icon/metaphor/brand for instantaneous what?
    Translation 
  5. What legal term refers to the increasing of guilt or seriousness of a crime due to attendant circumstances such as intent, use of a weapon, severity of injury, etc?
    Aggravation 
  6. Anaphylaxis is what sort of life-threatening illness: Allergic reaction; Virus; Heart attack; or Sexually transmitted disease?
    Allergic reaction 
  7. The words ephemera/ephemeral refer to things of a: Wild imagination; Vast scale; Tiny scale; or Brief duration?
    Brief duration 
  8. What is the fruit of the Phoenix genus of plants?
    Dates 
  9. Drudge Report, TMZ, Gawker and Perez Hilton are websites noted for: Sport; Environmental campaigning; Holiday bargains; or Exposing scandals?
    Exposing scandals 
  10. Name the payday loan company brand which the UK Church of England both denounced and funded in 2013?
    Wonga 
  11. Which one of these refers to a summary rather than a verbatim quote?
    Abstract, Excerpt, Extract? Abstract
  12. What red fruit-juice-based drink whose name alludes to energy was first produced by John Noel Nichols in Manchester, 1908?
    Vimto 
  13. What colour/color traditionally are the Smurf cartoon characters?
    Blue
  14. Which car manufacturer produced the models Giulietta, Berlina, Brera and Spider?
    Alfa Romeo
  15. Which vastly shrunken, once ubiquitous brand urged users to 'Let your fingers do the walking'?
    Yellow Pages 
  16. What popular superhero is also the largest land-dwelling member of the Mustelidae (weasel) family?
    Wolverine
  17. To whom is this quote famously misattributed: "If I'd asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." ?
    Henry Ford 
  18. What gambling game takes its name from French for toad, supposedly from players' hunched positions?
    Craps 
  19. What vegetable's thinner lighter variant has an established alternative name 'Tenderstem'?
    Broccoli 
  20. What chord is said punningly to be produced when dropping a piano down a mine-shaft?
    A Flat Minor