General Knowledge Quiz #209

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  1. The drink Tequila is made from: Sugar-cane; Aloe vera; Blue Agave; or Cactus?
  2. Which one of these is not a record-player speed?
  3. Saponification produces: Rubber; Soap; Tomato ketchup; or Human babies?
  4. The Latin terms '(summa/magna) cum laude' refer to levels of distinction for: Academic degrees; N American driving licences; Champagne quality; or Cheese curing certification?
  5. Which one of the following does not apply to stingray creatures: Edible; Venomous; Fish; or Tree-climbing?
  6. The Cockney rhyming slang 'Bread', meaning money, is fully 'Bread and...' what?
  7. De La Rue is a famous international maker of: Cigars; Pens; Saddles; or Banknotes?
  8. Letter, Legal, Executive, Ledger/Tabloid are N American: Lawyer grades; Paper sizes; Postal delivery classes; or Official shades of black inks?
  9. Nacreous means: Hot; Dull; Pearlescent; or Smelly?
  10. The US-originating term 'prom' (school dance) is an informal abbreviation of: Promotion; Promenade; Promise; or Promiscuous?
  11. Due to water-saving laws, a siphon features uniquely in what UK equipment, (ie generally not in other nations): Water-dispensers; Fridge-freezers; Washing machines; or Flushing toilets?
  12. A 'backhoe' (or rear/back actor) is normally found on: Theatrical stages; Construction sites; Sea beds; or Hospital wards?
  13. The 1950s Looney Tunes cartoon Mexican mouse and term for someone acting very quickly is: Rapid Roberto; Fast Francisco; Speedy Gonzalez; or Jumping Jesus?
  14. Malenkov, Bulganin, Khrushchev, and Kosygin are names of 1950-60s USSR (Soviet Union): Soccer World Cup winners; Cosmonauts; National leaders; or Ballet dancers?
  15. Pigs blood, fat, pearl barley, wheat, and oatmeal are ingredients of what recently proposed 'superfood': Scotch pie; Brussels pate; Black pudding; or A Big Mac?
  16. Where on a knife is the tang: Point; Blunt edge; Sharp edge; or Handgrip?
  17. What word makes five new words when prefixing: Wind, Or, Coat, End and Gate?
  18. Large lightweight bricks called 'breeze blocks' (also CMUs - concrete masonry units) were traditionally made/named from: Ash/cinders; Bones; Wood; or Broken crockery?
  19. The legal validation of a will is called: Probation; Propoganda; Probate; or Prolapse?
  20. Tera, Peta, Exa, Zetta, Yotta are: Star Wars characters; Metric prefixes; Earth-orbiting comets; or Carrot varieties?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. The drink Tequila is made from: Sugar-cane; Aloe vera; Blue Agave; or Cactus?
    Blue agave
  2. Which one of these is not a record-player speed?
    33; 45; 78; or 96? 96
  3. Saponification produces: Rubber; Soap; Tomato ketchup; or Human babies?
    Soap
  4. The Latin terms '(summa/magna) cum laude' refer to levels of distinction for: Academic degrees; N American driving licences; Champagne quality; or Cheese curing certification?
    Academic degrees 
  5. Which one of the following does not apply to stingray creatures: Edible; Venomous; Fish; or Tree-climbing?
    Tree-climbing
  6. The Cockney rhyming slang 'Bread', meaning money, is fully 'Bread and...' what?
    Honey 
  7. De La Rue is a famous international maker of: Cigars; Pens; Saddles; or Banknotes?
    Banknotes
  8. Letter, Legal, Executive, Ledger/Tabloid are N American: Lawyer grades; Paper sizes; Postal delivery classes; or Official shades of black inks?
    Paper sizes
  9. Nacreous means: Hot; Dull; Pearlescent; or Smelly?
    Pearlescent
  10. The US-originating term 'prom' (school dance) is an informal abbreviation of: Promotion; Promenade; Promise; or Promiscuous?
    Promenade 
  11. Due to water-saving laws, a siphon features uniquely in what UK equipment, (ie generally not in other nations): Water-dispensers; Fridge-freezers; Washing machines; or Flushing toilets?
    Flushing toilets
  12. A 'backhoe' (or rear/back actor) is normally found on: Theatrical stages; Construction sites; Sea beds; or Hospital wards?
    Construction sites 
  13. The 1950s Looney Tunes cartoon Mexican mouse and term for someone acting very quickly is: Rapid Roberto; Fast Francisco; Speedy Gonzalez; or Jumping Jesus?
    Gonzalez
  14. Malenkov, Bulganin, Khrushchev, and Kosygin are names of 1950-60s USSR (Soviet Union): Soccer World Cup winners; Cosmonauts; National leaders; or Ballet dancers?
    National leaders
  15. Pigs blood, fat, pearl barley, wheat, and oatmeal are ingredients of what recently proposed 'superfood': Scotch pie; Brussels pate; Black pudding; or A Big Mac?
    Black pudding
  16. Where on a knife is the tang: Point; Blunt edge; Sharp edge; or Handgrip?
    Handgrip
  17. What word makes five new words when prefixing: Wind, Or, Coat, End and Gate?
    Tail
  18. Large lightweight bricks called 'breeze blocks' (also CMUs - concrete masonry units) were traditionally made/named from: Ash/cinders; Bones; Wood; or Broken crockery?
    Ash/cinders 
  19. The legal validation of a will is called: Probation; Propoganda; Probate; or Prolapse?
    Probate
  20. Tera, Peta, Exa, Zetta, Yotta are: Star Wars characters; Metric prefixes; Earth-orbiting comets; or Carrot varieties?
    Metric prefixes