General Knowledge Quiz #181 - Questions and Answers

The 181st free trivia quiz in our general knowledge series at Suitable for team building, pub quizzes or just general entertainment. Try General Knowledge Quiz #180 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #181 - Questions

  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 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; Sterilization; or Sanitization?
  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?

General Knowledge Quiz #181 - Answers

  1. What was the Twix chocolate bar called in mainland Europe pre-1991 (Scandinavia pre-2000)? Raider
  2. 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)
  3. What native animal featured on the American nickel (five-cent coin) before the Thomas Jefferson design replaced it in 1938? Buffalo (or Bison)
  4. What is the most heavily populated river basin in the world? The Ganges
  5. What sort of alcoholic drink is made from the blue agave plant? Tequila
  6. The word 'Aloha', a friendly greeting, is originally from what Island's language? Hawaii
  7. 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)
  8. The abbreviation SPQR featured notably in the statutory and military conventions of which civilization? Roman (SPQR = Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'The Roman Senate and People')
  9. Established in 1802 the 'Legion of Honour' (UK-English translation) is the highest civil or military award given in which nation? France
  10. A butterfly has how many legs? Six
  11. Amygdaloid refers to the shape of what nut? Almond
  12. A car battery is also known by the abbreviation SLI, which stands for what three crucial functions? Starting, Lighting, Ignition
  13. 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)
  14. What holds the greatest volume of fresh water on Earth: Rivers; Glaciers; Lakes; or Man-made systems (piped/stored/bottled, etc)? Glaciers
  15. German-British businessman Hans Snook founded which phone company in 1994? Orange
  16. Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia refer to human conditions of blood having low and high what: Pressure; Glucose; Fat; or Alcohol? Glucose
  17. 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)
  18. The hurdy gurdy is what sort of instrument: Percusssion; Wind; Brass; or Stringed? Stringed
  19. 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)
  20. The Philippines comprises how many islands: 7; 71; 710; 7,107? 7,107 (Philippines disaster fund)

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