General Knowledge Quiz #220

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  1. Tesla is a famous make of electric: Guitars; Ovens; Cars; or Toothbrushes?
  2. Which two dances feature in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
  3. Which famous politician wrote the best-selling books Dreams From My Father, and The Audacity Of Hope: Winston Churchill; Abraham Lincoln; Nelson Mandela; or Barack Obama?
  4. Venerated by the Aztecs, the 'Resplendent Quetzal', symbol of liberty in Guatemala's emblem (quetzal is also the currency), is a: Bird; Lion; Diamond; or Church?
  5. Open, Apache, Libre and Star are/were free 'open source' software competing with: MSOffice; Adobe Acrobat; Nero; or Grand Theft Auto?
  6. Which two of these are equivalent US/UK-English hair style terminology: Bangs; Slaps; Whacks; Pigtail; Fringe; or Layers?
  7. A 24hour clock shows 8pm as: 0800hrs; 1700hrs; 1800hrs; or 2000hrs?
  8. Devised in the 1860s-70s, the Miller and Wohlwill processes refine purity to respectively 99.95% and 99.999% of: Steel; Gold; Heroin; or Coffee?
  9. On what device/system, established by the 1878 Remington No2, is the sequence ASDFGH?
  10. What, considered the most primitive grass, can grow 3ft/day, has higher compressive strength than concrete and tensile strength equal to steel?
  11. Fusilli, Farfalle, Rigatoni, and Vermicelli are popular Italian: Pasta shapes; Holiday resorts; Opera composers; or Words for 'goodbye'?
  12. The Aztec people lived mainly where and when (two answers required): Mexico; Brazil; Spain; 1,000-500BC; 5-10th centuries; or 14-16th centuries?
  13. The serial (or series) comma, which appears in this question after 'London' is also called the (What?) comma: Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester, London, or Birmingham?
  14. Frenchman Joseph Opinel's eponymously branded 1890 invention, considered among the world's most iconic designs, is a: Sports car; Pocket knife; Fountain pen; or Skateboard?
  15. Which four of these make 'The Four Corners' - the only place in the USA where four states meet - (bonus point, put the four in clockwise order, top-left first): New Mexico, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Colorado?
  16. A blunderbuss is an early form of: People-carrier; Shotgun; Murder-mystery novel; or Politician?
  17. What nut was interpreted/recorded to mean 'well known among us' by Roman naturalist/author Pliny the Elder: Brazil; Pecan; Pistachio; or Peanut?
  18. The saying 'mad as a hatter' alludes to personality disorders of hatmakers thought due to their trade use of: Mercury; Sugar; Bleach; or Superglue?
  19. Which food is called 'little worms': Sauerkraut; Vermicelli; Paella; or Tofu?
  20. Which US president said: “It’s not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with the sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause and who, at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat...” : Theodore Roosevelt; Ronald Reagan; George Washington; or George W Bush?

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  1. Tesla is a famous make of electric: Guitars; Ovens; Cars; or Toothbrushes?
    Cars
  2. Which two dances feature in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
    Foxtrot and Tango
  3. Which famous politician wrote the best-selling books Dreams From My Father, and The Audacity Of Hope: Winston Churchill; Abraham Lincoln; Nelson Mandela; or Barack Obama?
    Barack Obama
  4. Venerated by the Aztecs, the 'Resplendent Quetzal', symbol of liberty in Guatemala's emblem (quetzal is also the currency), is a: Bird; Lion; Diamond; or Church?
    Bird
  5. Open, Apache, Libre and Star are/were free 'open source' software competing with: MSOffice; Adobe Acrobat; Nero; or Grand Theft Auto?
    MSOffice
  6. Which two of these are equivalent US/UK-English hair style terminology: Bangs; Slaps; Whacks; Pigtail; Fringe; or Layers?
    Bangs and Fringe
  7. A 24hour clock shows 8pm as: 0800hrs; 1700hrs; 1800hrs; or 2000hrs?
    2000hrs
  8. Devised in the 1860s-70s, the Miller and Wohlwill processes refine purity to respectively 99.95% and 99.999% of: Steel; Gold; Heroin; or Coffee?
    Gold
  9. On what device/system, established by the 1878 Remington No2, is the sequence ASDFGH?
    A QWERTY keyboard 
  10. What, considered the most primitive grass, can grow 3ft/day, has higher compressive strength than concrete and tensile strength equal to steel?
    Sugar cane; Pampas; Reed; or Bamboo? Bamboo
  11. Fusilli, Farfalle, Rigatoni, and Vermicelli are popular Italian: Pasta shapes; Holiday resorts; Opera composers; or Words for 'goodbye'?
    Pasta shapes
  12. The Aztec people lived mainly where and when (two answers required): Mexico; Brazil; Spain; 1,000-500BC; 5-10th centuries; or 14-16th centuries?
    Mexico and 14-16th centuries 
  13. The serial (or series) comma, which appears in this question after 'London' is also called the (What?) comma: Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester, London, or Birmingham?
    Oxford 
  14. Frenchman Joseph Opinel's eponymously branded 1890 invention, considered among the world's most iconic designs, is a: Sports car; Pocket knife; Fountain pen; or Skateboard?
    Pocket knife 
  15. Which four of these make 'The Four Corners' - the only place in the USA where four states meet - (bonus point, put the four in clockwise order, top-left first): New Mexico, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Colorado?
    Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona
  16. A blunderbuss is an early form of: People-carrier; Shotgun; Murder-mystery novel; or Politician?
    Shotgun
  17. What nut was interpreted/recorded to mean 'well known among us' by Roman naturalist/author Pliny the Elder: Brazil; Pecan; Pistachio; or Peanut?
    Pistachio
  18. The saying 'mad as a hatter' alludes to personality disorders of hatmakers thought due to their trade use of: Mercury; Sugar; Bleach; or Superglue?
    Mercury
  19. Which food is called 'little worms': Sauerkraut; Vermicelli; Paella; or Tofu?
    Vermicelli
  20. Which US president said: “It’s not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with the sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause and who, at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat...” : Theodore Roosevelt; Ronald Reagan; George Washington; or George W Bush?
    Theodore Roosevelt