General Knowledge Quiz #175

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  1. Which country borders Finland, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia?
  2. What is the fourth root of 625 (i.e., what number multiplied by itself four times is 625)?
  3. What analytical field is traditionally called 'the dismal science'?
  4. The devastating water-borne disease Schistosomiasis, or Snail Fever, is more commonly called what?
  5. Beers called Budweiser are named after a city of which modern nation: Germany; USA; Czech Republic; or Canada?
  6. A burgh in Scotland (as in Edinburgh) originally meant a: Hill; Port; River; or Corporate entity?
  7. What French term refers to the standing on 'tip-toes' position in ballet?
  8. Informally called the 'three-fingered salute', what bizarre enduring Microsoft keypad command interrupts a pc operation and opens a task manager?
  9. What (originally US) slang for earthly deposits worth mining is a metaphorical term for a potentially profitable/useful discovery or idea?
  10. Name the organizational exception in this group, and the differentiating organizational feature it does not share with the others (two answers required): McDonald's, Avis Rent a Car, Hilton Hotels, Snap-on Tools, HSBC?
  11. What term referring (in the northern hemisphere) to something/someone of Australia/NZ derives from Greek 'those who have their feet opposite'?
  12. What was abolished in the British Empire in 1833, the French Colonies in 1848, and the USA in 1865?
  13. Spell the word: Acomodate; Acommodate; Accomodate; Accommodate?
  14. Sassafras, a traditional aromatic ingredient of perfume and medicine, is a: Tree; Seaweed; Insect; or Pig-gland?
  15. Gustatory perception refers to which of the five traditional human senses?
  16. English physicist Nicholas Culpeper's famous 1653 human healthcare book was the 'Complete (What?)': Herbal; Astrology; Athlete; or Barber?
  17. What profession uses a sangar (probably from Persian for stone): Dentist; Soldier; Pilot; or Sculptor?
  18. In 2013 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjayu controversially made the news for reportedly suggesting what could not be worn freely in Iran: Jewellery; Jeans; Leather Jackets; or Jodhpurs?
  19. Revolutionary Che Geuvara (1928-67) was born and killed respectively in: Cuba and Mexico; Chile and USA; Paraguay and Venezuela; or Argentina and Bolivia?
  20. What US corporation originated and became a genericized trademark for the common cylindrical lock?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. Which country borders Finland, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia?
    Russia
  2. What is the fourth root of 625 (i.e., what number multiplied by itself four times is 625)?
    5
  3. What analytical field is traditionally called 'the dismal science'?
    Economics 
  4. The devastating water-borne disease Schistosomiasis, or Snail Fever, is more commonly called what?
    Bilharzia 
  5. Beers called Budweiser are named after a city of which modern nation: Germany; USA; Czech Republic; or Canada?
    Czech Republic 
  6. A burgh in Scotland (as in Edinburgh) originally meant a: Hill; Port; River; or Corporate entity?
    Corporate entity 
  7. What French term refers to the standing on 'tip-toes' position in ballet?
    Pointe
  8. Informally called the 'three-fingered salute', what bizarre enduring Microsoft keypad command interrupts a pc operation and opens a task manager?
    Control-Alt-Delete 
  9. What (originally US) slang for earthly deposits worth mining is a metaphorical term for a potentially profitable/useful discovery or idea?
    Pay Dirt
  10. Name the organizational exception in this group, and the differentiating organizational feature it does not share with the others (two answers required): McDonald's, Avis Rent a Car, Hilton Hotels, Snap-on Tools, HSBC?
    HSBC is not a Franchise organization
  11. What term referring (in the northern hemisphere) to something/someone of Australia/NZ derives from Greek 'those who have their feet opposite'?
    Antipodean
  12. What was abolished in the British Empire in 1833, the French Colonies in 1848, and the USA in 1865?
    Slavery
  13. Spell the word: Acomodate; Acommodate; Accomodate; Accommodate?
    Accommodate
  14. Sassafras, a traditional aromatic ingredient of perfume and medicine, is a: Tree; Seaweed; Insect; or Pig-gland?
    Tree 
  15. Gustatory perception refers to which of the five traditional human senses?
    Taste 
  16. English physicist Nicholas Culpeper's famous 1653 human healthcare book was the 'Complete (What?)': Herbal; Astrology; Athlete; or Barber?
    Herbal
  17. What profession uses a sangar (probably from Persian for stone): Dentist; Soldier; Pilot; or Sculptor?
    Soldier 
  18. In 2013 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjayu controversially made the news for reportedly suggesting what could not be worn freely in Iran: Jewellery; Jeans; Leather Jackets; or Jodhpurs?
    Jeans
  19. Revolutionary Che Geuvara (1928-67) was born and killed respectively in: Cuba and Mexico; Chile and USA; Paraguay and Venezuela; or Argentina and Bolivia?
    Argentinaand Bolivia
  20. What US corporation originated and became a genericized trademark for the common cylindrical lock?
    Yale