General Knowledge Questions (410)

  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? 33; 45; 78; or 96?
  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?

General Knowledge Answers (410)

  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(basically a chemical reaction process applied to fats and other soap bases)
  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 (with [great/greatest] honour - or honor)
  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 (see the fabulous Cockney rhyming slang explanation and glossary)
  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 (a traditional formal dance)
  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 (backhoe the popular technical word for a JCB/earth digger or excavator)
  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(the continuation of the blade into the handle/grip - and the tang term applies to other instruments such as screwdrivers, arrows, etc)
  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 (breeze is an old word for ash, from French braise and brese, live coals - other international names include cinder blocks and clinker blocks)
  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 (ascending million times levels up from Giga = UK/US billion - see the fascinating metric prefixes)


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