General Knowledge Quiz #191

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  1. A 46-year-old British woman made the news in 2014 when in Croatia she was married to her: Girlfriend; Sister; Dog; or Piano?
  2. VK (VKontakte), QZone, Orkut, and XING are (at 2014) international competitors of: Walmart; Santander; Facebook; or Manchester United?
  3. Name the two vast Irish and US banana corporations which proposed a merger in 2014?
  4. What famous abbreviated invention did author (of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) Douglas Adams mock for taking longer to say than what the abbreviation stands for?
  5. The 'light-interfering microstructured' wings of Blue Morpho butterflies have since Victorian times been used to make: High-performance optics; Jewellery/Jewelry; Face-cream; or Aviation parts?
  6. Which city in Brazil has (early-2000s) the longest beach garden in the world, the busiest container port in Latin America, and Pele's football club?
  7. An enligtening paradoxical anecdote with no solution, used in Zen Buddhism, illustrating shortcomings of logical reasoning is a: Koan; Kanshi; Waka; or Jian'an?
  8. Name the an iconic Irish-Australian outlaw typically depicted wearing metal helmet and body armour?
  9. In calculating the tax-exclusive component of a total which includes 20% tax you should multiply the tax-inclusive amount by: 80%; .8333; .1667; or 0.25?
  10. The region of Baltistan (also called Baltiyul) in the Karakoram mountains, south of K2, the world's second highest mountain, is in: Pakistan; India; Russia; or China?
  11. What AA Milne children's book character is used as a metaphor in referring to someone who is pessimistic and gloomy?
  12. From early Greek 'authentes', lord or master, what titular term in Arab and east Mediterranean nations refers to a man of educated or high social standing?
  13. What sort of snake is named after a huge serpent killed by Apollo?
  14. Which modern popular low-shedding canine portmanteau crossbreed was popularized in the late 1980s for its low-allergen qualities by Australia's Royal Guide Dog Association?
  15. The Christian bacronym word Ichthus (Iesous Christos, Theou Uios Soter - Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour) primarily refers to the religious symbol of a: Loaf of bread; Donkey; Fish; or Jug of wine?
  16. What is the currency of Iceland?
  17. Huqiu, Tianchi, Pouchong, Longjing and Songluo are Chinese: Dynasties; Temples; Teas; or Footwear?
  18. The stylus of a late 1900s-type record player which follows the groove of a vinyl disc is traditionally made of: Gold/Silver; Steel; Diamond/Sapphire; or Ebony/Ivory?
  19. The Koa tree (Acacia Koa) is native and popular in which island group: Hawaii; Philippines; Fiji; or Canaries?
  20. The high-kicking Parisian music-hall dance, the cancan, is named after which creature?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. A 46-year-old British woman made the news in 2014 when in Croatia she was married to her: Girlfriend; Sister; Dog; or Piano?
    Dog
  2. VK (VKontakte), QZone, Orkut, and XING are (at 2014) international competitors of: Walmart; Santander; Facebook; or Manchester United?
    Facebook 
  3. Name the two vast Irish and US banana corporations which proposed a merger in 2014?
    Fyffes and Chiquita
  4. What famous abbreviated invention did author (of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) Douglas Adams mock for taking longer to say than what the abbreviation stands for?
    www 
  5. The 'light-interfering microstructured' wings of Blue Morpho butterflies have since Victorian times been used to make: High-performance optics; Jewellery/Jewelry; Face-cream; or Aviation parts?
    Jewellery/Jewelry 
  6. Which city in Brazil has (early-2000s) the longest beach garden in the world, the busiest container port in Latin America, and Pele's football club?
    Santos
  7. An enligtening paradoxical anecdote with no solution, used in Zen Buddhism, illustrating shortcomings of logical reasoning is a: Koan; Kanshi; Waka; or Jian'an?
    Koan
  8. Name the an iconic Irish-Australian outlaw typically depicted wearing metal helmet and body armour?
    Ned Kelly 
  9. In calculating the tax-exclusive component of a total which includes 20% tax you should multiply the tax-inclusive amount by: 80%; .8333; .1667; or 0.25?
    .8333 
  10. The region of Baltistan (also called Baltiyul) in the Karakoram mountains, south of K2, the world's second highest mountain, is in: Pakistan; India; Russia; or China?
    Pakistan
  11. What AA Milne children's book character is used as a metaphor in referring to someone who is pessimistic and gloomy?
    Eeyore 
  12. From early Greek 'authentes', lord or master, what titular term in Arab and east Mediterranean nations refers to a man of educated or high social standing?
    Effendi 
  13. What sort of snake is named after a huge serpent killed by Apollo?
    Python 
  14. Which modern popular low-shedding canine portmanteau crossbreed was popularized in the late 1980s for its low-allergen qualities by Australia's Royal Guide Dog Association?
    Labradoodle 
  15. The Christian bacronym word Ichthus (Iesous Christos, Theou Uios Soter - Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour) primarily refers to the religious symbol of a: Loaf of bread; Donkey; Fish; or Jug of wine?
    Fish 
  16. What is the currency of Iceland?
    Króna 
  17. Huqiu, Tianchi, Pouchong, Longjing and Songluo are Chinese: Dynasties; Temples; Teas; or Footwear?
    Teas
  18. The stylus of a late 1900s-type record player which follows the groove of a vinyl disc is traditionally made of: Gold/Silver; Steel; Diamond/Sapphire; or Ebony/Ivory?
    Diamond/Sapphire
  19. The Koa tree (Acacia Koa) is native and popular in which island group: Hawaii; Philippines; Fiji; or Canaries?
    Hawaii
  20. The high-kicking Parisian music-hall dance, the cancan, is named after which creature?
    Duck