General Knowledge Quiz #182

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  1. Name the online market for illicit and contraband goods, notably drugs, founded by 'Dread Pirate Roberts'?
  2. What was a KC in the UK until becoming a QC in 1952?
  3. The obverse (front) of the Great Seal (coat of arms) of the USA features a (what?) clasping (what two things?) (three answers required)?
  4. Which multinational corporation (at 2013) owns the brands Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Mother's Cookies, and Pringles?
  5. What 2015/19 transport link connects the UK towns Maidenhead, Shenfield and Abbey Wood?
  6. What is the chemical group name for 'legal high' recreational drugs known as 'poppers', originally and still a medical inhaler for angina?
  7. Who is the patron saint of miners, mathematicians, architects and military engineers: Vincent; Christopher; Barbara; or Kylie?
  8. The 'International Boundary', the longest international border between two countries, is shared by which two nations?
  9. What sort of architectural ironmongery has variations including barrel, pivot, butterfly, flag, and strap?
  10. What word prefixes the following words to form three different two-word terms: Drop, Rain, Test?
  11. Which best-selling 2008/9 book, whose concepts were adopted by political leaders, was written by Thaler and Sunstein?
  12. What is the biggest selling music album never to have achieved top chart position?
  13. What mammalian hormone is associated with birthing, milk ejection, and the refractory period?
  14. A carnival traditionally/literally represents the start of a religious period during which what is avoided?
  15. How many points are on the maple leaf of the Canadian flag?
  16. Name the online messaging application founded by Evan Spiegel and fellow Stanford University students which reportedly rejected two $multibillion acquisition offers in 2013?
  17. What new word was added to dictionaries in 2013 referring to sexually provocative dancing (especially by female pop singers)?
  18. The ancient Greek term/goddess 'Sophrosyne' represents: Love; War; Moderation; or Wine?
  19. Referring to a warning or stipulation, spell the word: Caviot; Caviat; Caveot; or Caveat?
  20. Name the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (P5)?

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  1. Name the online market for illicit and contraband goods, notably drugs, founded by 'Dread Pirate Roberts'?
    Silk Road
  2. What was a KC in the UK until becoming a QC in 1952?
    King's Counsel 
  3. The obverse (front) of the Great Seal (coat of arms) of the USA features a (what?) clasping (what two things?) (three answers required)?
    Eagle clasping Arrows and Olive Branch 
  4. Which multinational corporation (at 2013) owns the brands Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Mother's Cookies, and Pringles?
    Kellogg
  5. What 2015/19 transport link connects the UK towns Maidenhead, Shenfield and Abbey Wood?
    Crossrail 
  6. What is the chemical group name for 'legal high' recreational drugs known as 'poppers', originally and still a medical inhaler for angina?
    Alkil nitrites
  7. Who is the patron saint of miners, mathematicians, architects and military engineers: Vincent; Christopher; Barbara; or Kylie?
    Barbara
  8. The 'International Boundary', the longest international border between two countries, is shared by which two nations?
    USA and Canada 
  9. What sort of architectural ironmongery has variations including barrel, pivot, butterfly, flag, and strap?
    Hinges
  10. What word prefixes the following words to form three different two-word terms: Drop, Rain, Test?
    Acid
  11. Which best-selling 2008/9 book, whose concepts were adopted by political leaders, was written by Thaler and Sunstein?
    Nudge 
  12. What is the biggest selling music album never to have achieved top chart position?
    Dark Side of the Moon 
  13. What mammalian hormone is associated with birthing, milk ejection, and the refractory period?
    Oxytocin 
  14. A carnival traditionally/literally represents the start of a religious period during which what is avoided?
    Sex; Meat; Speech; or Washing? Meat 
  15. How many points are on the maple leaf of the Canadian flag?
    Eleven
  16. Name the online messaging application founded by Evan Spiegel and fellow Stanford University students which reportedly rejected two $multibillion acquisition offers in 2013?
    Snapchat
  17. What new word was added to dictionaries in 2013 referring to sexually provocative dancing (especially by female pop singers)?
    Twerk
  18. The ancient Greek term/goddess 'Sophrosyne' represents: Love; War; Moderation; or Wine?
    Moderation 
  19. Referring to a warning or stipulation, spell the word: Caviot; Caviat; Caveot; or Caveat?
    Caveat 
  20. Name the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (P5)?
    China, France, Russia, UK, USA