General Knowledge Quiz #210

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  1. Which famous London railway station is located on a bridge over the River Thames: Blackfriars; London Bridge; Kings Cross; or Waterloo?
  2. 'Lorem ipsum' (from Latin delorem ipsum, 'pain itself'') is: Red cabbage; Legal term for theft; The period/full stop; or Jumbled Latin 'placeholder' text in draft documents/graphics?
  3. A troubadour (11-13thC France) was originally a: Bullfighter; Swordsman; Horseman; or Singing poet?
  4. Czech Emil Zatopek (1922-2000) is a famously brilliant: Financier; Distance runner; Architect; or Psychiatrist?
  5. What is the 2015-originating portmanteau term referring to the UK leaving the EU?
  6. The German 'dachshund' means '(What?) dog': Fox; Rabbit; Horse; or Badger?
  7. The human hormone Ghrelin (also called Lenomorelin) is known as the '(What?) hormone': Love; Hunger; Intelligence; or Laughing?
  8. Acid rain is generally caused by which two of these emissions: Carbon dioxide; Sulphur dioxide; Nitrogen oxide; or Hydrogen cyanide?
  9. Panama disease destroys what crop: Beetroot; Bananas; Strawberries; or Peas?
  10. The UK billionaire called for Parliamentary questioning (2016) about his governance of the collapsed BHS company is Sir Philip: Green; Brown; Black; or Pink?
  11. Professor Pat Pending, the Arkansas Chuggabug, and the Ant Hill Mob feature in which popular 1968-69 17-episode TV cartoon series?
  12. Spell the typographical 'star' symbol: Asterix; Astorix; Asterisk; or Asterics?
  13. The logo on the famous Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife is a (What?) in a shield: Cross; Mountain; Knife; or Star?
  14. The large 14-35inch elastic plastic exercise ball developed in 1963 by Aquilino Cosani, is called a (What?) ball: Swiss; Dutch; French; or Spanish?
  15. The salad condiment comprising oil and vinegar, often reddened with parika and tomato, popularized/produced first in the 1950s is '(What?) dressing': German; French; Power; or Croix?
  16. Which newspaper remains shunned in Liverpool UK due to its grossly false reporting of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster?
  17. Which two of these countries are not in Africa: Libya; Colombia; Sudan; Paraguay; Chad; or Angola?
  18. What 1940s-originating word meaning 'take a quick look around' derives from British military slang from Arabic 'safa', 'try to see': Shifty; Shufti; Shafty; or Shanty?
  19. An increasing human/animal health hazard in Europe is the 'Oak Processionary (What?)': Caterpillar; Mouse; Squirrel; or Woodpecker?
  20. The 'Tex-Mex' dish fajita is a essentially (What?) in a (What?) (two answers required): Grilled meat; Boiled fish; Tomato; Rice pudding; Tortilla flatbread; or Potato omelette?
  21. 2American political activist Noam Chomsky was also a leading academic in: Chemistry; Farming; Linguistics; or Hairdressing?
  22. 2On a sailing vessel a mizzen is a: Flag; Bell; Mast; or Kitchen?
  23. 2 UK 4th Lent Sunday and US/Canada/Australia 2nd Sunday of May is what day: Mother’s; Father’s; Thanksgiving; or Christmas?
  24. 2What country was once called Nueva Espana?
  25. 2What is the tree-trunk called in the Highland Games tossing event?
  26.      What is a fifth divided by a tenth?
  27.      UK Oxford's Morris Garages originated what iconic car marque c.1920?
  28.     What is a quarter divided by three-quarters?
  29. 2  A bianca pizza is not: Leavened; Topped; Cooked; or Round?
  30. 2  In birdwatching parlance, what is an LBJ, referring to an indistinguishable small brown bird?
  31. 2  Which modern city bridging Asia and Europe was called Byzantium?
  32. 2  What three-letter word is Greek god of shepherds and meanings in cooking, film-making and  gold propecting?
  33. 2  Russia borders with 14 nations; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus,Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea and which four others?
  34.     The Republic of Turkey, formed 1923, gave its transformational leader Mustafa Kemal what surname in 1934, meaning Father of the Turks?
  35.      Praxis is the practical application of: Force; Learning; Maths; or Warfare?
  36.      The Japanese concept 'ikigai' ('life use') is a way to understand: Climate change; Personal happiness; Darwinian evolution; or Lithium batteries?
  37.      What sort of roof window is named from French 'sleep'?
  38.      What brand and problem-solving verb is named from ten to the power of one hundred?
  39.      What bird prefixes flesh, grass, berry and step?
  40.      Self-Actualization is the top level of (Whose?) 5-stage Hierarchy of Needs motivation theory: Maslow; Freud; Erikson; or Einstein?
  41.      Pasteurization (of milk, beer, etc) controls micro-organisms/fermentation using: Salt; Heat; Ultra-violet; or Atomic radiation?
  42.      Potassium Nitrate, historically used in gunpowder, is better known as: TNT; Sugar; Saltpetre; or Salt?
  43.      Which two Biblical cities were destroyed by 'fire and brimstone'?
  44.   TEFL is a popular abbreviation in: Cookware; Hi-Fi; Wi-Fi; or Education?
  45.    Vibrato in music is small rapid changes in: Tone; Pitch; Volume; or All three?
  46.   Anglicized French 'nom de guerre' equating to 'pseudonym' literally translates as 'name for (What?)': Paper; Pen; Peace; or War?
  47.   Traditional analogue tape-recording uses: Heat; Light; Magnetism; or Grooves?
  48.   In accounting an allowance for lost asset value due to age or wear is: Projection; Depreciation; Appreciation; or Congratulation?
  49.   A historic royal castle, and the Scottish Highland Games are in: Edinburgh; Glasgow; Braemar; or Inverness?
  50.   Which one of these is not a basic ingredient of fudge confection: Sugar; Milk; Butter; or Eggs?
  51.   Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launched a news website in 2017 called Wiki: News; Views; Tribune; or Rag?
  52.   Lobo refers (Spanish originating) to which creature?
  53.   The old English verb 'betide' ('woe betide you') means: Force; Save; Leave; or Happen to?
  54.   The herb liqueur drink Chartreuse and eponymous colour is similar to: Purple; Lime; Orange; or Cream?
  55. 2  Orchestral instruments are tuned 'concert pitch' so that which note above middle C is 440Hz: A; B; C; or D?
  56. 2  What temperature is the same in Celcius and Fahrenheit: Zero; 100; 32; or Minus 40?
  57. 2  A Lucarne is a type of: Chimney; Window; Toilet; or Staircase?
  58. 2  Which traditional stringed folk instrument is named from Latin 'sweet song': Zither; Ukulele; Dulcimer; or Fiddle?
  59.      Myriapoda is a group of creatures with: One pouch; Two skins; Three eyes; or Many legs?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Which famous London railway station is located on a bridge over the River Thames: Blackfriars; London Bridge; Kings Cross; or Waterloo?
    Blackfriars
  2. 'Lorem ipsum' (from Latin delorem ipsum, 'pain itself'') is: Red cabbage; Legal term for theft; The period/full stop; or Jumbled Latin 'placeholder' text in draft documents/graphics?
    Jumbled Latin 'placeholder' text in draft documents/graphics 
  3. A troubadour (11-13thC France) was originally a: Bullfighter; Swordsman; Horseman; or Singing poet?
    Singing poet 
  4. Czech Emil Zatopek (1922-2000) is a famously brilliant: Financier; Distance runner; Architect; or Psychiatrist?
    Distance runner 
  5. What is the 2015-originating portmanteau term referring to the UK leaving the EU?
    Brexit 
  6. The German 'dachshund' means '(What?) dog': Fox; Rabbit; Horse; or Badger?
    Badger
  7. The human hormone Ghrelin (also called Lenomorelin) is known as the '(What?) hormone': Love; Hunger; Intelligence; or Laughing?
    Hunger 
  8. Acid rain is generally caused by which two of these emissions: Carbon dioxide; Sulphur dioxide; Nitrogen oxide; or Hydrogen cyanide?
    Sulphur dioxide and Nitrogen oxide 
  9. Panama disease destroys what crop: Beetroot; Bananas; Strawberries; or Peas?
    Bananas
  10. The UK billionaire called for Parliamentary questioning (2016) about his governance of the collapsed BHS company is Sir Philip: Green; Brown; Black; or Pink?
    Green
  11. Professor Pat Pending, the Arkansas Chuggabug, and the Ant Hill Mob feature in which popular 1968-69 17-episode TV cartoon series?
    Wacky Races
  12. Spell the typographical 'star' symbol: Asterix; Astorix; Asterisk; or Asterics?
    Asterisk
  13. The logo on the famous Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife is a (What?) in a shield: Cross; Mountain; Knife; or Star?
    Cross 
  14. The large 14-35inch elastic plastic exercise ball developed in 1963 by Aquilino Cosani, is called a (What?) ball: Swiss; Dutch; French; or Spanish?
    Swiss
  15. The salad condiment comprising oil and vinegar, often reddened with parika and tomato, popularized/produced first in the 1950s is '(What?) dressing': German; French; Power; or Croix?
    French
  16. Which newspaper remains shunned in Liverpool UK due to its grossly false reporting of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster?
    The Sun 
  17. Which two of these countries are not in Africa: Libya; Colombia; Sudan; Paraguay; Chad; or Angola?
    Colombia and Paraguay
  18. What 1940s-originating word meaning 'take a quick look around' derives from British military slang from Arabic 'safa', 'try to see': Shifty; Shufti; Shafty; or Shanty?
    Shufti
  19. An increasing human/animal health hazard in Europe is the 'Oak Processionary (What?)': Caterpillar; Mouse; Squirrel; or Woodpecker?
    Caterpillar 
  20. The 'Tex-Mex' dish fajita is a essentially (What?) in a (What?) (two answers required): Grilled meat; Boiled fish; Tomato; Rice pudding; Tortilla flatbread; or Potato omelette?
    Grilled meat in a Tortilla flatbread 
  21. 2American political activist Noam Chomsky was also a leading academic in: Chemistry; Farming; Linguistics; or Hairdressing?
    Linguistics
  22. 2On a sailing vessel a mizzen is a: Flag; Bell; Mast; or Kitchen?
    Mast
  23. 2 UK 4th Lent Sunday and US/Canada/Australia 2nd Sunday of May is what day: Mother’s; Father’s; Thanksgiving; or Christmas?
    Mother’s
  24. 2What country was once called Nueva Espana?
    Mexico
  25. 2What is the tree-trunk called in the Highland Games tossing event?
    Caber
  26.      What is a fifth divided by a tenth?
    2
  27.      UK Oxford's Morris Garages originated what iconic car marque c.1920?
    MG
  28.     What is a quarter divided by three-quarters?
    A third 
  29. 2  A bianca pizza is not: Leavened; Topped; Cooked; or Round?
    Topped 
  30. 2  In birdwatching parlance, what is an LBJ, referring to an indistinguishable small brown bird?
    Little Brown Job
  31. 2  Which modern city bridging Asia and Europe was called Byzantium?
    Istanbul  
  32. 2  What three-letter word is Greek god of shepherds and meanings in cooking, film-making and  gold propecting?
    Pan
  33. 2  Russia borders with 14 nations; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus,Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea and which four others?
    China, Norway, Finland, Ukraine
  34.     The Republic of Turkey, formed 1923, gave its transformational leader Mustafa Kemal what surname in 1934, meaning Father of the Turks?
    Pasa
  35.      Praxis is the practical application of: Force; Learning; Maths; or Warfare?
    Learning
  36.      The Japanese concept 'ikigai' ('life use') is a way to understand: Climate change; Personal happiness; Darwinian evolution; or Lithium batteries?
    Personal happiness
  37.      What sort of roof window is named from French 'sleep'?
    Dormer 
  38.      What brand and problem-solving verb is named from ten to the power of one hundred?
    Google 
  39.      What bird prefixes flesh, grass, berry and step?
    Goose
  40.      Self-Actualization is the top level of (Whose?) 5-stage Hierarchy of Needs motivation theory: Maslow; Freud; Erikson; or Einstein?
    Maslow 
  41.      Pasteurization (of milk, beer, etc) controls micro-organisms/fermentation using: Salt; Heat; Ultra-violet; or Atomic radiation?
    Heat 
  42.      Potassium Nitrate, historically used in gunpowder, is better known as: TNT; Sugar; Saltpetre; or Salt?
    Saltpetre 
  43.      Which two Biblical cities were destroyed by 'fire and brimstone'?
    Sodom and Gomorrah
  44.   TEFL is a popular abbreviation in: Cookware; Hi-Fi; Wi-Fi; or Education?
    Education 
  45.    Vibrato in music is small rapid changes in: Tone; Pitch; Volume; or All three?
    Pitch
  46.   Anglicized French 'nom de guerre' equating to 'pseudonym' literally translates as 'name for (What?)': Paper; Pen; Peace; or War?
    War
  47.   Traditional analogue tape-recording uses: Heat; Light; Magnetism; or Grooves?
    Magnetism
  48.   In accounting an allowance for lost asset value due to age or wear is: Projection; Depreciation; Appreciation; or Congratulation?
    Depreciation
  49.   A historic royal castle, and the Scottish Highland Games are in: Edinburgh; Glasgow; Braemar; or Inverness?
    Braemar
  50.   Which one of these is not a basic ingredient of fudge confection: Sugar; Milk; Butter; or Eggs?
    Eggs
  51.   Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launched a news website in 2017 called Wiki: News; Views; Tribune; or Rag?
    Tribune
  52.   Lobo refers (Spanish originating) to which creature?
    Wolf
  53.   The old English verb 'betide' ('woe betide you') means: Force; Save; Leave; or Happen to?
    Happen to
  54.   The herb liqueur drink Chartreuse and eponymous colour is similar to: Purple; Lime; Orange; or Cream?
    Lime 
  55. 2  Orchestral instruments are tuned 'concert pitch' so that which note above middle C is 440Hz: A; B; C; or D?
    A
  56. 2  What temperature is the same in Celcius and Fahrenheit: Zero; 100; 32; or Minus 40?
    Minus 40
  57. 2  A Lucarne is a type of: Chimney; Window; Toilet; or Staircase?
    Window
  58. 2  Which traditional stringed folk instrument is named from Latin 'sweet song': Zither; Ukulele; Dulcimer; or Fiddle?
    Dulcimer
  59.      Myriapoda is a group of creatures with: One pouch; Two skins; Three eyes; or Many legs?
    Many legs