General Knowledge Quiz #229

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  1. Which one of these does not feature essentially in how a domestic fridge works: Gas; Ice; Compression; Condensation?
  2. The red-brown pigment sepia comes from the so named genus of creatures: Bats; Cuttlefish; Cockroaches or Hamsters?
  3. A Geiger counter is an instrument for measuring: Audience noise; Ionizing radiation; Moonlight strength; or Smelly socks?
  4. A substance's mass per unit volume (its 'compactness') is technically its: Weight; Size; Density; or Momentum?
  5. Oysters wrapped in bacon are called which two of these: Angels; Birds; Overcoats; (on) Horseback; Cushions; or Acid?
  6. Match these wools to the creatures they come from: Angora, Kashmir, Marino, Qiviut (from which..) Muskox, Rabbit, Goat, Sheep?
  7. A big fried sandwich of banana, peanut butter, bacon and honey was named after, and reportedly enjoyed excessively by: Fats Domino; Elvis Presley; Frank Sinatra; or Madonna?
  8. Which two of these instruments are not typically associated with 'bluegrass' music: Banjo; Saxophone; Fiddle; Synthesizer; Guitar; Accordion?
  9. Draco (c.650-600BC), the first Ancient Greek/Athenian legislator, is eponymouslyassociated with legal/judgmental: Inconsistency; Leniency; Harshness; or Drunkenness?
  10. The Cinchona tree chemical extract malaria treatment first used in tonic water (and gin) by Britsh officers in India, and which prompted the invention of Dubonet for French Foreign Legion troops in N Africa is: Aspirin; Quinine; Ibuprofen; or Herion?
  11. What supernatural effect is named from German for disturbance and ghost: Poltergeist; Zombie; Doppelganger; or Magic?
  12. Chalcedony and Chert feature significantly in the technologies of which age of human civilization: Stone; Iron; Bronze or Computer?
  13. What fluid word prefixes these words to make seven new words: Side, Front, Food, Son, Ring, Man, and Led?
  14. French astronomer Nostradamus (Michel de Notredame, 1503-66), is famous for originating: Cathedral architecture; Bell-ringing and bell-making; Stained glass; or Uncannily accurate predictions of the world?
  15. What word prefixes the following to make five common terms: File; Currency, Handed, Malt; and Parent?
  16. The two famous 'Kinsey Reports' (1948, 1953), books by zoologist Alfred Kinsey, controversially published surveys/theories about: Sport and fitness; Cereal agriculture; Bats and vampires; or Human sexuality?
  17. The German 'Flachspüler' is a 'shelf-style': Doll's house; TV; Car-park; or Flush toilet?
  18. The Greek 'iatros' means and gives us words related to: Sun/heat; Music/sound; Healer/doctor; or Anger/turbulence?
  19. Perpendicular refers to an angle of how many degrees: 45; 90; 180; or 360?
  20. "The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.." is called the '(What?) Principle' - devised by Scott Adams, creator the eponymous work cartoon strip: Engelbert; Dilbert; Albert; or Bertha?

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  1. Which one of these does not feature essentially in how a domestic fridge works: Gas; Ice; Compression; Condensation?
    Ice
  2. The red-brown pigment sepia comes from the so named genus of creatures: Bats; Cuttlefish; Cockroaches or Hamsters?
    Cuttlefish 
  3. A Geiger counter is an instrument for measuring: Audience noise; Ionizing radiation; Moonlight strength; or Smelly socks?
    Ionizing radiation 
  4. A substance's mass per unit volume (its 'compactness') is technically its: Weight; Size; Density; or Momentum?
    Density
  5. Oysters wrapped in bacon are called which two of these: Angels; Birds; Overcoats; (on) Horseback; Cushions; or Acid?
    Angels on Horseback
  6. Match these wools to the creatures they come from: Angora, Kashmir, Marino, Qiviut (from which..) Muskox, Rabbit, Goat, Sheep?
    Angora = Rabbit, Kashmir = Goat, Marino = Sheep, Qiviut = Muskox
  7. A big fried sandwich of banana, peanut butter, bacon and honey was named after, and reportedly enjoyed excessively by: Fats Domino; Elvis Presley; Frank Sinatra; or Madonna?
    Elvis Presley 
  8. Which two of these instruments are not typically associated with 'bluegrass' music: Banjo; Saxophone; Fiddle; Synthesizer; Guitar; Accordion?
    Saxophone andSynthesizer 
  9. Draco (c.650-600BC), the first Ancient Greek/Athenian legislator, is eponymouslyassociated with legal/judgmental: Inconsistency; Leniency; Harshness; or Drunkenness?
    Harshness 
  10. The Cinchona tree chemical extract malaria treatment first used in tonic water (and gin) by Britsh officers in India, and which prompted the invention of Dubonet for French Foreign Legion troops in N Africa is: Aspirin; Quinine; Ibuprofen; or Herion?
    Quinine
  11. What supernatural effect is named from German for disturbance and ghost: Poltergeist; Zombie; Doppelganger; or Magic?
    Poltergeist
  12. Chalcedony and Chert feature significantly in the technologies of which age of human civilization: Stone; Iron; Bronze or Computer?
    Stone 
  13. What fluid word prefixes these words to make seven new words: Side, Front, Food, Son, Ring, Man, and Led?
    Sea
  14. French astronomer Nostradamus (Michel de Notredame, 1503-66), is famous for originating: Cathedral architecture; Bell-ringing and bell-making; Stained glass; or Uncannily accurate predictions of the world?
    Uncannily accurate predictions of the world 
  15. What word prefixes the following to make five common terms: File; Currency, Handed, Malt; and Parent?
    Single
  16. The two famous 'Kinsey Reports' (1948, 1953), books by zoologist Alfred Kinsey, controversially published surveys/theories about: Sport and fitness; Cereal agriculture; Bats and vampires; or Human sexuality?
    Human sexuality 
  17. The German 'Flachspüler' is a 'shelf-style': Doll's house; TV; Car-park; or Flush toilet?
    Toilet 
  18. The Greek 'iatros' means and gives us words related to: Sun/heat; Music/sound; Healer/doctor; or Anger/turbulence?
    Healer/doctor 
  19. Perpendicular refers to an angle of how many degrees: 45; 90; 180; or 360?
    90 
  20. "The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.." is called the '(What?) Principle' - devised by Scott Adams, creator the eponymous work cartoon strip: Engelbert; Dilbert; Albert; or Bertha?
    Dilbert