General Knowledge Quiz #174

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  1. What word makes five new words when prefixed with: Form, Fume, Jury, Son, and Verse?
  2. What term, originally German, refers to the imprint in snow made when falling backwards: Fallenbach; Schnodent; Gappeneitz; or Sitzmark?
  3. Named onomatopoeically, a sistrum is an ancient Egyptian instrument of: Musical percussion; Torture; Water-dowsing; or Navigation?
  4. From Latin meaning 'stake', what is the hinged or pivoted catch preventing reverse motion of a ratchet wheel: Pawl; Stawl; Rawl; or Yawl?
  5. What traditional strong ceramic material is named ultimately from a pig?
  6. What does the Greek prefix 'iso' mean: Many; Long; Equal; or Two?
  7. How many curves characterize a Cupid's Bow: One; Two; Three; or Four?
  8. Superannuation is an alternative (and Australian/NZ) term for what sort financial payment scheme?
  9. The mythological Phoenix bird originally and essentially symbolized: Fire; Ashes/Remains; Flight; or Rebirth?
  10. What part of the human body contains bone-forms called Phalange, Cuneiform, Talus and Calcaneus?
  11. What legendary man-trapping creature is actually the world's the largest living bivalve mollusk?
  12. Musk, a common basic fragrance, takes its name from Sanskrit 'muska' meaning: Flower; Deer; Lemon; or Scrotum?
  13. The roadrunner (Geococcyx, or chaparral bird) is a member of which bird family: Loon; Cuckoo; Stork; Ostrich?
  14. What swirly pattern is named after the administrative central town of Renfrewshire in Scotland?
  15. What does the pencil grade HB stand for?
  16. What characteristic of Borneo ranks it among the largest five globally: Island; Mountain; Lake; or Population?
  17. The Malayalam language is from, and still used by over 30 million people in: China; Malaysia; India; or Australia?
  18. Copra is the dried white meat or flesh of what?
  19. What does the internet top level domain '.cat' represent?
  20. What term refers to a traditional alternative to electronic or digital technology, and separately to something which corresponds to another?

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  1. What word makes five new words when prefixed with: Form, Fume, Jury, Son, and Verse?
    Per 
  2. What term, originally German, refers to the imprint in snow made when falling backwards: Fallenbach; Schnodent; Gappeneitz; or Sitzmark?
    Sitzmark 
  3. Named onomatopoeically, a sistrum is an ancient Egyptian instrument of: Musical percussion; Torture; Water-dowsing; or Navigation?
    Musical percussion 
  4. From Latin meaning 'stake', what is the hinged or pivoted catch preventing reverse motion of a ratchet wheel: Pawl; Stawl; Rawl; or Yawl?
    Pawl 
  5. What traditional strong ceramic material is named ultimately from a pig?
    Porcelain 
  6. What does the Greek prefix 'iso' mean: Many; Long; Equal; or Two?
    Equal
  7. How many curves characterize a Cupid's Bow: One; Two; Three; or Four?
    Two
  8. Superannuation is an alternative (and Australian/NZ) term for what sort financial payment scheme?
    Pension/Retirement
  9. The mythological Phoenix bird originally and essentially symbolized: Fire; Ashes/Remains; Flight; or Rebirth?
    Rebirth 
  10. What part of the human body contains bone-forms called Phalange, Cuneiform, Talus and Calcaneus?
    Foot
  11. What legendary man-trapping creature is actually the world's the largest living bivalve mollusk?
    Giant Clam 
  12. Musk, a common basic fragrance, takes its name from Sanskrit 'muska' meaning: Flower; Deer; Lemon; or Scrotum?
    Scrotum
  13. The roadrunner (Geococcyx, or chaparral bird) is a member of which bird family: Loon; Cuckoo; Stork; Ostrich?
    Cuckoo
  14. What swirly pattern is named after the administrative central town of Renfrewshire in Scotland?
    Paisley 
  15. What does the pencil grade HB stand for?
    Hard Black
  16. What characteristic of Borneo ranks it among the largest five globally: Island; Mountain; Lake; or Population?
    Island 
  17. The Malayalam language is from, and still used by over 30 million people in: China; Malaysia; India; or Australia?
    India 
  18. Copra is the dried white meat or flesh of what?
    Coconut
  19. What does the internet top level domain '.cat' represent?
    Catalan 
  20. What term refers to a traditional alternative to electronic or digital technology, and separately to something which corresponds to another?
    Analogue