General Knowledge Quiz #187

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  1. 'Normal School' traditionally refers to a college for students of which profession?
  2. The terms bipin twistlock, Edison screw and bayonet are associated with what common items?
  3. The Hay Wain featured in John Constable's so-named 1821 painting is a: Farmhouse; Cart; Meadow; or Cloud system?
  4. The sport of curling uses stones (or US 'rocks') conventionally made of what material: Rubber; Steel; Granite; or Acrylic?
  5. What was discovered and announced (UK Newcastle University, 2014) to reverse/cure obesity-induced Type-2 Diabetes: Hypnosis; Honey; Diet; or Cat-stroking?
  6. The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is noted for playing 'open-tuned' six-string electric guitars with how many strings: Three; Four; Five; or Seven?
  7. Who was a trade union/party founder (1980), prisoner (1981-2), Nobel Peace Prizewinner (1983), and president (1990-5)?
  8. Cadbury Roses and Nestle Quality Street traditionally use which colour/color wrapper to denote a whole hazelnut filling: Silver; Purple; Green; or Blue?
  9. A rock which is foliated is: Layered; Sparkly; Holed; or Cracked?
  10. Satirical magazine Private Eye's nickname for Queen Elizabeth II, reportedly used by royal staff, family, etc., is: Pauline; Pippa; Brenda; or Keith?
  11. The abbreviation ECT (electric shock treatment of psychiatric illness) stands for what?
  12. A Roman theatre exit passageway (also mistakenly believed to be where diners made themselves sick to enable more eating) is a: Nauseaum; Evacuatium; Exitorum; or Vomitorium?
  13. The Attacama Desert in Chile is considered the planet's most (what?) place: Humid; Dry; Hot; or Noiseless?
  14. In many Arabic and Asian languages Memsab and Sahib (and variants) mean: Please/Thank-you; Hello/Goodbye; Madam/Mister; or Day/Night?
  15. A Brazil nut is technically a: Fruit; Seed; Fungus; or Leaf?
  16. The game of association football (soccer) has how many basic laws: 7; 17; 27; or 37?
  17. What Anglicized French term meaning 'in relation to' literally translates as 'face-to-face'?
  18. According to the apochryphal quote, "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the (what?) of Eton": Orders; Horses; Playing fields; or Croquet lawns?
  19. The cult 'Twilight' and 'Game of Thrones' TV/films popularized the ownership of what challenging pets: Eagle-like birds; Wolf-like-dogs; Dragon-like lizards; or Badger-like cats?
  20. The MINT countries (an emerging tier of new economic powers after the BRIC group), are which four nations?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. 'Normal School' traditionally refers to a college for students of which profession?
    Teaching 
  2. The terms bipin twistlock, Edison screw and bayonet are associated with what common items?
    Light bulbs 
  3. The Hay Wain featured in John Constable's so-named 1821 painting is a: Farmhouse; Cart; Meadow; or Cloud system?
    Cart 
  4. The sport of curling uses stones (or US 'rocks') conventionally made of what material: Rubber; Steel; Granite; or Acrylic?
    Granite 
  5. What was discovered and announced (UK Newcastle University, 2014) to reverse/cure obesity-induced Type-2 Diabetes: Hypnosis; Honey; Diet; or Cat-stroking?
    Diet
  6. The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is noted for playing 'open-tuned' six-string electric guitars with how many strings: Three; Four; Five; or Seven?
    Five
  7. Who was a trade union/party founder (1980), prisoner (1981-2), Nobel Peace Prizewinner (1983), and president (1990-5)?
    Lech Walesa 
  8. Cadbury Roses and Nestle Quality Street traditionally use which colour/color wrapper to denote a whole hazelnut filling: Silver; Purple; Green; or Blue?
    Purple
  9. A rock which is foliated is: Layered; Sparkly; Holed; or Cracked?
    Layered 
  10. Satirical magazine Private Eye's nickname for Queen Elizabeth II, reportedly used by royal staff, family, etc., is: Pauline; Pippa; Brenda; or Keith?
    Brenda 
  11. The abbreviation ECT (electric shock treatment of psychiatric illness) stands for what?
    Electroconvulsive Therapy
  12. A Roman theatre exit passageway (also mistakenly believed to be where diners made themselves sick to enable more eating) is a: Nauseaum; Evacuatium; Exitorum; or Vomitorium?
    Vomitorium
  13. The Attacama Desert in Chile is considered the planet's most (what?) place: Humid; Dry; Hot; or Noiseless?
    Dry 
  14. In many Arabic and Asian languages Memsab and Sahib (and variants) mean: Please/Thank-you; Hello/Goodbye; Madam/Mister; or Day/Night?
    Madam/Mister
  15. A Brazil nut is technically a: Fruit; Seed; Fungus; or Leaf?
    Seed 
  16. The game of association football (soccer) has how many basic laws: 7; 17; 27; or 37?
    17
  17. What Anglicized French term meaning 'in relation to' literally translates as 'face-to-face'?
    Vis-à-vis
  18. According to the apochryphal quote, "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the (what?) of Eton": Orders; Horses; Playing fields; or Croquet lawns?
    Playing fields 
  19. The cult 'Twilight' and 'Game of Thrones' TV/films popularized the ownership of what challenging pets: Eagle-like birds; Wolf-like-dogs; Dragon-like lizards; or Badger-like cats?
    Wolf-like dogs
  20. The MINT countries (an emerging tier of new economic powers after the BRIC group), are which four nations?
    Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey