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General Knowledge Quiz #181 - Questions and Answers
The 181st free trivia quiz in our general knowledge series at BusinessBalls.com. Suitable for team building, pub quizzes or just general entertainment. Try General Knowledge Quiz #180 here.
General Knowledge Quiz #181 - Questions
- In physics, what is a substance that continually deforms/flows under applied stress, including liquids, gases and plasmas?
- What political philosophy is named after its Greek derivation 'one without rulers'?
- What was the Nintendo corporation's first main product line: TVs; Cars; Telephones; or Playing cards?
- The 'Turing test' assesses whether a computer possesses what characteristic: Security; Reliability; Predictability; or Human?
- What symbol appears on the German Euro Cent coins and pre-Euro pfennigs?
- What major group of organisms possess bodily features called operculum, caudal peduncle, and photophores?
- In the mechanics of gryoscopes and maritime compasses, etc., the inner/outer rings which form a self-levelling frame is called a: Thimble; Tremble; Gimbal; or Cymbal?
- Super, Magic, Brønsted and Lewis are prefixes for chemical substance?
- Which capital city is located at 64°08'N 21°56'W?
- The highest paved road in the world, the 1,300km Karakoram Highway, connects which two nations: USA-Russia; Russia-China; China-Pakistan; or Canada-USA?
- Artichoke is a variety of: Rose; Thistle; Potato; or Pea?
- The term 'ignition' derives from which archaic 'element': Fire; Water; Air; or Earth?
- What are the two remaining 'living' Baltic languages (each of ex-Soviet Union republics)?
- Who proposed the 'three basic activities of man': Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis (concerned respectively with the purposes of knowledge: Truth, Production, Action): Leonardo da Vinci; Sigmund Freud; Aristotle; or Adolf Hitler?
- What is the main nationality of the Yakuza (or gokudo/boryokudan/ninkyo dantai) said to be (at early 2000s) the world's largest criminal organization?
- In Greek mythology when Pandora opened her box (actually jar), all the evil spirits escaped, and only Elpis, goddess of (what?) remained?
- A polygraph is more popularly called a: Lie detector; Phone call; Postcard; or Public opinion survey?
- Medically which is deemed the most complete form of cleaning/hygiene: Disinfection; Sterilization; or Sanitization?
- The children's story/TV character Noddy was created in 1949 by which English author?
- Alluding to remembering something, what was the standard form of quick recorded business communication before email?
General Knowledge Quiz #181 - Answers
- What was the Twix chocolate bar called in mainland Europe pre-1991 (Scandinavia pre-2000)? Raider
- What main category of machines 'produce continuous power from a wheel/rotor, usually with vanes, revolved by fast flowing fluid'? Turbine (or turbomachine - for example a windmill)
- What native animal featured on the American nickel (five-cent coin) before the Thomas Jefferson design replaced it in 1938? Buffalo (or Bison)
- What is the most heavily populated river basin in the world? The Ganges
- What sort of alcoholic drink is made from the blue agave plant? Tequila
- The word 'Aloha', a friendly greeting, is originally from what Island's language? Hawaii
- Name the artist and his fellow artist model of the Nov 2013 record-breaking auctioned triptych (two answers, correct order)? Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud (called 'Three Studies of Lucien Freud' sold for $142m, £87m)
- The abbreviation SPQR featured notably in the statutory and military conventions of which civilization? Roman (SPQR = Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'The Roman Senate and People')
- Established in 1802 the 'Legion of Honour' (UK-English translation) is the highest civil or military award given in which nation? France
- A butterfly has how many legs? Six
- Amygdaloid refers to the shape of what nut? Almond
- A car battery is also known by the abbreviation SLI, which stands for what three crucial functions? Starting, Lighting, Ignition
- How many full years elapsed between the start of the year 17BC, and the start of the year 17AD? 33 (there is no year zero)
- What holds the greatest volume of fresh water on Earth: Rivers; Glaciers; Lakes; or Man-made systems (piped/stored/bottled, etc)? Glaciers
- German-British businessman Hans Snook founded which phone company in 1994? Orange
- Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia refer to human conditions of blood having low and high what: Pressure; Glucose; Fat; or Alcohol? Glucose
- What household item is the Australian-English 'doona', a genericized trademarkregistered by Kimpton Feather Mills Pty Ltd in 1973? Duvet (or Quilt, or Continental quilt)
- The hurdy gurdy is what sort of instrument: Percusssion; Wind; Brass; or Stringed? Stringed
- What is the connection between the £ sterling sign and astrology? Libra (meaning orginally scales/weight, and later a pound weight and money - see money history/terms)
- The Philippines comprises how many islands: 7; 71; 710; 7,107? 7,107 (Philippines disaster fund)