General Knowledge Quiz #215

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  1. Common in 1920-30s UK, what were popularised again 2015/16 by TV's Peaky Blinders, David Beckham and One Direction: Plus-fours trousers; Hobnail boots; Flat caps; or Handlebar moustaches?
  2. The Taoiseach ('teashockh'), Enda Kenny, in office 2011, re-elected 2016, is/was Prime Minister of: Sweden; Ireland; Scotland; or Canada?
  3. The Tahitian/Tongan/Samoan word and tradition 'ta-tau' became what in English?
  4. The premature same-age deaths of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse prompted the popular '(What number?) Club' theory: 25; 26; 27; or 28?
  5. Cilantro or Chinese parsley is better known as: Oregano; Coriander; Dill; or Mixed herbs?
  6. Latin confectum, and the plural of Italian confetto, small sweet, is the word/tradition origin of what celebratory material?
  7. Haiku, traditionally comprising 17 'morae' and a juxta-position, is a short form of Japanese: Judo; Government; Poetry; or Breakfast?
  8. Prior to his criminal infamy, OJ Simpson was originally a famous American: Baseball player; Footballer; Rapper; or Senator?
  9. Oats are considered to be mainly a healthy source of: Carbohydrates; Sugar; Vitamins; or Iron?
  10. Reflexology therapy primarily involves touching a patient's: Head; Shoulders; Feet; or Knees?
  11. Which nation's tax authorities raided Google's offices in its capital city in 2016 citing tax evasion?
  12. Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona.. are at 2016: Atlantic hurricanes; Next in line to the Danish throne; Australian battleships; or Characters in a blockbuster 2000s Disney movie called Fruit?
  13. Match these words to their meanings: Visceral; Ethereal; Ephemeral - Very short-lived; Deeply felt; Spiritual/delicate?
  14. The Greek word petro/petros, as in petroleum and petrochemicals, etc, means: Rock; Fire; Oil; or Expensive?
  15. The UK state tax authority HMRC stands for Her Majesty's Revenue and: Costs; Corporations; Customs; or Crowns?
  16. Roland Garros is home to the Open (What?) Championships of (Where?) (two answers required): Darts; Golf; Tennis; France; Australia; USA?
  17. Originating in ancient India, 'ghee' is a popular modern: Rice wine; Barbecued crab; Clarified butter; or Edible sand?
  18. Which small English Midlands county is home to the eponymous '(What?) Water' (named after the county) - the nation's largest reservoir by area?
  19. Batman's gadget-loaded super-powered road vehicle, appearing in the very first Batman comic story 1937, is called the Bat: Car; Wagon; Mobile; or Pantechnicon?
  20. A pantechnicon (from Greek, for 'all' and 'piece of art') is a: Sports car; Bicycle; Skateboard; or Furniture removal van?

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  1. Common in 1920-30s UK, what were popularised again 2015/16 by TV's Peaky Blinders, David Beckham and One Direction: Plus-fours trousers; Hobnail boots; Flat caps; or Handlebar moustaches?
    Flat caps
  2. The Taoiseach ('teashockh'), Enda Kenny, in office 2011, re-elected 2016, is/was Prime Minister of: Sweden; Ireland; Scotland; or Canada?
    Ireland 
  3. The Tahitian/Tongan/Samoan word and tradition 'ta-tau' became what in English?
    Tattoo 
  4. The premature same-age deaths of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse prompted the popular '(What number?) Club' theory: 25; 26; 27; or 28?
    27 
  5. Cilantro or Chinese parsley is better known as: Oregano; Coriander; Dill; or Mixed herbs?
    Coriander
  6. Latin confectum, and the plural of Italian confetto, small sweet, is the word/tradition origin of what celebratory material?
    Confetti 
  7. Haiku, traditionally comprising 17 'morae' and a juxta-position, is a short form of Japanese: Judo; Government; Poetry; or Breakfast?
    Poetry 
  8. Prior to his criminal infamy, OJ Simpson was originally a famous American: Baseball player; Footballer; Rapper; or Senator?
    Footballer
  9. Oats are considered to be mainly a healthy source of: Carbohydrates; Sugar; Vitamins; or Iron?
    Carbohydrates
  10. Reflexology therapy primarily involves touching a patient's: Head; Shoulders; Feet; or Knees?
    Feet
  11. Which nation's tax authorities raided Google's offices in its capital city in 2016 citing tax evasion?
    France
  12. Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona.. are at 2016: Atlantic hurricanes; Next in line to the Danish throne; Australian battleships; or Characters in a blockbuster 2000s Disney movie called Fruit?
    Atlantic hurricanes
  13. Match these words to their meanings: Visceral; Ethereal; Ephemeral - Very short-lived; Deeply felt; Spiritual/delicate?
    Visceral = Deeply felt 
  14. The Greek word petro/petros, as in petroleum and petrochemicals, etc, means: Rock; Fire; Oil; or Expensive?
    Rock
  15. The UK state tax authority HMRC stands for Her Majesty's Revenue and: Costs; Corporations; Customs; or Crowns?
    Customs
  16. Roland Garros is home to the Open (What?) Championships of (Where?) (two answers required): Darts; Golf; Tennis; France; Australia; USA?
    Tennis, France
  17. Originating in ancient India, 'ghee' is a popular modern: Rice wine; Barbecued crab; Clarified butter; or Edible sand?
    Clarified butter
  18. Which small English Midlands county is home to the eponymous '(What?) Water' (named after the county) - the nation's largest reservoir by area?
    Rutland 
  19. Batman's gadget-loaded super-powered road vehicle, appearing in the very first Batman comic story 1937, is called the Bat: Car; Wagon; Mobile; or Pantechnicon?
    Mobile
  20. A pantechnicon (from Greek, for 'all' and 'piece of art') is a: Sports car; Bicycle; Skateboard; or Furniture removal van?
    Furniture removal van