General Knowledge Quiz #181

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  1. In physics, what is a substance that continually deforms/flows under applied stress, including liquids, gases and plasmas?
  2. What political philosophy is named after its Greek derivation 'one without rulers'?
  3. What was the Nintendo corporation's first main product line: TVs; Cars; Telephones; or Playing cards?
  4. The 'Turing test' assesses whether a computer possesses what characteristic: Security; Reliability; Predictability; or Human?
  5. What symbol appears on the German Euro Cent coins and pre-Euro pfennigs?
  6. What major group of organisms possess bodily features called operculum, caudal peduncle, and photophores?
  7. 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?
  8. Super, Magic, Brønsted and Lewis are prefixes for chemical substance?
  9. Which capital city is located at 64°08'N 21°56'W?
  10. 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?
  11. Artichoke is a variety of: Rose; Thistle; Potato; or Pea?
  12. The term 'ignition' derives from which archaic 'element': Fire; Water; Air; or Earth?
  13. What are the two remaining 'living' Baltic languages (each of ex-Soviet Union republics)?
  14. 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?
  15. 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?
  16. In Greek mythology when Pandora opened her box (actually jar), all the evil spirits escaped, and only Elpis, goddess/personification of (what?) remained?
  17. A polygraph is more popularly called a: Lie detector; Phone call; Postcard; or Public opinion survey?
  18. Medically which is deemed the most complete form of cleaning/hygiene: Disinfection; Sterilisation; or Sanitisation?
  19. The children's story/TV character Noddy was created in 1949 by which English author?
  20. Alluding to remembering something, what was the standard form of quick recorded business communication before email?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. In physics, what is a substance that continually deforms/flows under applied stress, including liquids, gases and plasmas?
    Fluid
  2. What political philosophy is named after its Greek derivation 'one without rulers'?
    Anarchism
  3. What was the Nintendo corporation's first main product line: TVs; Cars; Telephones; or Playing cards?
    Playing Cards
  4. The 'Turing test' assesses whether a computer possesses what characteristic: Security; Reliability; Predictability; or Human?
    Human (thinking like a human being)
  5. What symbol appears on the German Euro Cent coins and pre-Euro pfennigs?
    Eagle
  6. What major group of organisms possess bodily features called operculum, caudal peduncle, and photophores?
    Fish
  7. 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?
    Gimbal
  8. Super, Magic, Brønsted and Lewis are prefixes for chemical substance?
    Acids
  9. Which capital city is located at 64°08'N 21°56'W?
    Reykjavik
  10. 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?
    China-Pakistan
  11. Artichoke is a variety of: Rose; Thistle; Potato; or Pea?
    Thistle
  12. The term 'ignition' derives from which archaic 'element': Fire; Water; Air; or Earth?
    Fire
  13. What are the two remaining 'living' Baltic languages (each of ex-Soviet Union republics)?
    Latvian and Lithuanian
  14. 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?
    Aristotle
  15. 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?
    Japanese
  16. In Greek mythology when Pandora opened her box (actually jar), all the evil spirits escaped, and only Elpis, goddess/personification of (what?) remained?
    Hope
  17. A polygraph is more popularly called a: Lie detector; Phone call; Postcard; or Public opinion survey?
    Lie detector
  18. Medically which is deemed the most complete form of cleaning/hygiene: Disinfection; Sterilisation; or Sanitisation?
    Sterilisation
  19. The children's story/TV character Noddy was created in 1949 by which English author?
    Enid Blyton
  20. Alluding to remembering something, what was the standard form of quick recorded business communication before email?
    Memo