General Knowledge Quiz #172

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  1. The following words are each the suffix of which word in making five new words: Fat, Fly, Milk, Nut, and Scotch?
  2. In music the term descant (or discant) normally refers to a melody or instrument in what range: High; Low; Middle; or Varying?
  3. An oligarchy describes a leadership group comprising people who are: Few; Wealthy; Old; or New?
  4. What tool has a grind, spine, fuller and ricasso?
  5. Obsidian is a form of: Rock; Metal; Gas; or Liquid?
  6. Semiotics is the study of what?
  7. The 1950-60s French-developed 'Séquentiel couleur à mémoire' was the first format for what in Europe?
  8. The German surname Müller refers to what occupation?
  9. What shape is a sea urchin: Disc; Star; Sphere; or Horse?
  10. The human throat consists of which two main rhyming parts?
  11. What is the traditional English word best describing Gnocchi in Italian cuisine?
  12. What traditional 'comic book' expression of annoyance is an adapted contraction of the pre-1800s oath 'God rot'?
  13. The music genre 'Musique d'Ameublement' originated by Erik Satie in 1917 is commonly called '(What?) music' in English: Wallpaper; Furniture; Carpet; or Sofa?
  14. What common word in human body enhancement shares its root meaning with a word for the universe?
  15. Telltale, Mainsheet, Crosstree, Shroud and Forestay are parts of what?
  16. Which Spanish corporation bought the UK O2 phone corporation in 2005?
  17. What is a rock containing a mineral/element, and is also a sub-unit of Scandinavian currencies?
  18. The word 'disgust' derives from the Latin meaning of the human sense to: See; Hear; Touch; Taste; or Smell?
  19. Which famous old UK three-letter bank brand relaunched via divestment from Lloyds in Sep 2013?
  20. What is the common name of the lighter/fuel gas, formula C4H10?

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  1. The following words are each the suffix of which word in making five new words: Fat, Fly, Milk, Nut, and Scotch?
    Butter
  2. In music the term descant (or discant) normally refers to a melody or instrument in what range: High; Low; Middle; or Varying?
    High
  3. An oligarchy describes a leadership group comprising people who are: Few; Wealthy; Old; or New?
    Few 
  4. What tool has a grind, spine, fuller and ricasso?
    Knife 
  5. Obsidian is a form of: Rock; Metal; Gas; or Liquid?
    Rock 
  6. Semiotics is the study of what?
    Signs 
  7. The 1950-60s French-developed 'Séquentiel couleur à mémoire' was the first format for what in Europe?
    Colour/Color Television 
  8. The German surname Müller refers to what occupation?
    Miller 
  9. What shape is a sea urchin: Disc; Star; Sphere; or Horse?
    Sphere 
  10. The human throat consists of which two main rhyming parts?
    Larynx and Pharynx
  11. What is the traditional English word best describing Gnocchi in Italian cuisine?
    Dumplings 
  12. What traditional 'comic book' expression of annoyance is an adapted contraction of the pre-1800s oath 'God rot'?
    Drat
  13. The music genre 'Musique d'Ameublement' originated by Erik Satie in 1917 is commonly called '(What?) music' in English: Wallpaper; Furniture; Carpet; or Sofa?
    Furniture
  14. What common word in human body enhancement shares its root meaning with a word for the universe?
    Cosmetic/Cosmetics 
  15. Telltale, Mainsheet, Crosstree, Shroud and Forestay are parts of what?
    Yacht 
  16. Which Spanish corporation bought the UK O2 phone corporation in 2005?
    Telefónica
  17. What is a rock containing a mineral/element, and is also a sub-unit of Scandinavian currencies?
    Ore
  18. The word 'disgust' derives from the Latin meaning of the human sense to: See; Hear; Touch; Taste; or Smell?
    Taste 
  19. Which famous old UK three-letter bank brand relaunched via divestment from Lloyds in Sep 2013?
    TSB 
  20. What is the common name of the lighter/fuel gas, formula C4H10?
    Butane