General Knowledge Quiz #231

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  1. What two-letter word prefixes these to make five new words: Devil; Fore; Calm; Cause; Gin?
  2. A trug is a basket-like receptacle used by a: Cyclist; Gardener; Jeweller; or Dentist?
  3. Which of these is completely enclosed by the other three; Brazil; Argentina; Paraguay; Bolivia?
  4. The Alsatian dog name refers to a region of which modern country: France; Germany; Italy; or Brazil?
  5. Tao (and Taoism/Daoism) the Chinese metaphysical/Buddhist philosophy of living in harmony with the natural order of the universe, means literally: Path; God; Bread; or Gold?
  6. Cyclamen is a group term referring to small: Greek islanders; Animated monsters; Flowering plants; or Tour de France breakaways?
  7. Roughly the Sun is what % of the Solar System's total mass: 10%; 25%; 50%; or 100%?
  8. The German words for 'double-goer' give what Anglicized German word for a person's double, living or unreal, and typically misbehaving?
  9. The Jewish festival 'menorah' candelabrum typically holds how many candles: 8; 10; 12; or 37?
  10. Chicano (or Chicana/Xicano/Xicana) refers to mixed American and (What?) ethnicity: Mexican; Chinese; Irish; or Canadian?
  11. The Americanized word 'skillet' refers to a: Training course; Frying pan; Ice-skating trick; or Filleted flatfish?
  12. Symbiosis, referring to mutual dependence/cooperation of two organisims or creatures, means in Greek: Living together; Cannibalism; Debit-Credit; or Back-scratching?
  13. Which of these are now registered Internet Top Level Domain extensions (alternatives to .com): .dad; .boo; .wtf; .shoes - None of them; Just .shoes; All except .wtf; or All of them?
  14. Spell the modern common word meaning 'to bleed': Hemmorage; Hemorage; Hemhorage; or Hemorrhage?
  15. A theodolite is traditionally used by a: Fireman; Policeman; Surveyor; or Dance teacher?
  16. Which sport features a playing surface of a 'chain' (22 yards) long and 10 feet wide: Cricket; Netball; Bowls; or Crazy Golf?
  17. From the early 21st century (What ferral pests?) were eradicated from (Where?) whose 4th plinth hosts large temporary sculptures: (two answers required): Rabbits; Cats; Pigeons; Bears; (eradicated from) The Coloseum; Trafalgar Square; St Peter's Square; or The Kremlin?
  18. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (author of Lord of the Rings, etc) was: English; Romanian; Russian; or Hobbit?
  19. Vitis is better known as the fruit-drink plant genus: Orange; Grape; Blackcurrant; or Apple?
  20. A demonym is a term for a (What?) from a particular (What?): Food; Person; Movement; Dance; Place; or Time (two answers required)?

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  1. What two-letter word prefixes these to make five new words: Devil; Fore; Calm; Cause; Gin?
    Be
  2. A trug is a basket-like receptacle used by a: Cyclist; Gardener; Jeweller; or Dentist?
    Gardener
  3. Which of these is completely enclosed by the other three; Brazil; Argentina; Paraguay; Bolivia?
    Paraguay
  4. The Alsatian dog name refers to a region of which modern country: France; Germany; Italy; or Brazil?
    France 
  5. Tao (and Taoism/Daoism) the Chinese metaphysical/Buddhist philosophy of living in harmony with the natural order of the universe, means literally: Path; God; Bread; or Gold?
    Path
  6. Cyclamen is a group term referring to small: Greek islanders; Animated monsters; Flowering plants; or Tour de France breakaways?
    Flowering plants 
  7. Roughly the Sun is what % of the Solar System's total mass: 10%; 25%; 50%; or 100%?
    100% 
  8. The German words for 'double-goer' give what Anglicized German word for a person's double, living or unreal, and typically misbehaving?
    Doppelganger
  9. The Jewish festival 'menorah' candelabrum typically holds how many candles: 8; 10; 12; or 37?
    8
  10. Chicano (or Chicana/Xicano/Xicana) refers to mixed American and (What?) ethnicity: Mexican; Chinese; Irish; or Canadian?
    Mexican
  11. The Americanized word 'skillet' refers to a: Training course; Frying pan; Ice-skating trick; or Filleted flatfish?
    Frying pan 
  12. Symbiosis, referring to mutual dependence/cooperation of two organisims or creatures, means in Greek: Living together; Cannibalism; Debit-Credit; or Back-scratching?
    Living together
  13. Which of these are now registered Internet Top Level Domain extensions (alternatives to .com): .dad; .boo; .wtf; .shoes - None of them; Just .shoes; All except .wtf; or All of them?
    All of them
  14. Spell the modern common word meaning 'to bleed': Hemmorage; Hemorage; Hemhorage; or Hemorrhage?
    Hemorrhage 
  15. A theodolite is traditionally used by a: Fireman; Policeman; Surveyor; or Dance teacher?
    Surveyor 
  16. Which sport features a playing surface of a 'chain' (22 yards) long and 10 feet wide: Cricket; Netball; Bowls; or Crazy Golf?
    Cricket 
  17. From the early 21st century (What ferral pests?) were eradicated from (Where?) whose 4th plinth hosts large temporary sculptures: (two answers required): Rabbits; Cats; Pigeons; Bears; (eradicated from) The Coloseum; Trafalgar Square; St Peter's Square; or The Kremlin?
    Pigeons from Trafalgar Square
  18. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (author of Lord of the Rings, etc) was: English; Romanian; Russian; or Hobbit?
    English 
  19. Vitis is better known as the fruit-drink plant genus: Orange; Grape; Blackcurrant; or Apple?
    Grape
  20. A demonym is a term for a (What?) from a particular (What?): Food; Person; Movement; Dance; Place; or Time (two answers required)?
    Person from a particular Place