General Knowledge Quiz #239

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  1. A sudden void into which roads/buildlings can disappear due to water erosion beneath is called a: Craterfall; Sinkhole; Tarmacavity; or Moneypit?
  2. In November 2016 at Bray Lake, UK, Simon Berry set a world record of 240'10" (73.4m) for the highest: Water-ski jump; Pebble skim bounce; Fishing rod line cast; or Bungee biscuit-tea dunk?
  3. The German term 'Struw-Welpeter' (Shock-Headed Peter) refers to: Surprise; Headache; ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy); or Uncombable frizzy hair?
  4. Sir Edward Landseer's famous 1851 painting 'The Monarch of the Glen' is a: Butterfly; Stag; Lion; or Bagpiper?
  5. Fillet of lamb and chump chops come from a sheep's: Breast; Back leg; Neck; or Back?
  6. Chutzpah is a Jewish-originating word meaning: Stress; Audacity; Talent; or Jewellery?
  7. (What?) emerged in 2016 from (What?) with massive success, as a flagship for Amazon Prime (two answers required): Sex in the City; Cheers; Grand Tour; Big Brother; Top Gear; Fox News; MASH?
  8. From 1967 what global standard was based on the natural oscillations of an atom of Caesium: Time; Distance; Motion; or Light?
  9. Stableford, wedge, albatross, apron, and borrow are terms in: Commodity trading; Golf; Steam engines; or Printing?
  10. Lapis Lazuli is a vivid (What?) (What?) (two answers required): Blue; Red; Yellow; Butterfly; Gemstone; or Sunset?
  11. Cuban nationalist leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016) was a: Social-Democrat; Conservative-Capitalist; Marxist-Leninist; or Buddhist-Environmentalist?
  12. What sort of cells have a synapse, axon terminal, and dendrites: Lithium battery; Human nerve; Medieval dungeon; or Mobile phone communications?
  13. Who dominated 300-200BC Europe, and much longer Galicia, Brittany, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland: Tatars; Celts; Romans; or Cossacks?
  14. Trinidad is how far from where (two answers required): 11km; 110km; 1100km; Egypt; Venezuela; or Florida?
  15. What sort of bow has a frog, heel, and screw: Archery; Log-saw; Necktie; or Violin?
  16. Pater Noster is commonly translated to mean: Life imprisonment; Pizza dough; The Lord's Prayer; or The common cold?
  17. The surnames Roberts, Evans, Jones, Williams, Davies and Thomas tend to indicate ancestry from: Australia; Wales; Scandinavia; or Bohemia?
  18. A Mafia chief, a university lecturer, and Spanish gentleman is a: Dom; Don; Ron; Rod?
  19. A poker hand of all cards in the same suit is called a: Flush; Straight; Full house; or Fold?
  20. A griffin or gryphon is a mythical hybrid 'king of the beasts' respectively of (top and bottom, two answers required): Eagle; Dragon; Man; Lion; or Elephant?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. A sudden void into which roads/buildlings can disappear due to water erosion beneath is called a: Craterfall; Sinkhole; Tarmacavity; or Moneypit?
    Sinkhole 
  2. In November 2016 at Bray Lake, UK, Simon Berry set a world record of 240'10" (73.4m) for the highest: Water-ski jump; Pebble skim bounce; Fishing rod line cast; or Bungee biscuit-tea dunk?
    Bungee biscuit-tea dunk 
  3. The German term 'Struw-Welpeter' (Shock-Headed Peter) refers to: Surprise; Headache; ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy); or Uncombable frizzy hair?
    Uncombable frizzy hair 
  4. Sir Edward Landseer's famous 1851 painting 'The Monarch of the Glen' is a: Butterfly; Stag; Lion; or Bagpiper?
    Stag 
  5. Fillet of lamb and chump chops come from a sheep's: Breast; Back leg; Neck; or Back?
    Back leg
  6. Chutzpah is a Jewish-originating word meaning: Stress; Audacity; Talent; or Jewellery?
    Audacity
  7. (What?) emerged in 2016 from (What?) with massive success, as a flagship for Amazon Prime (two answers required): Sex in the City; Cheers; Grand Tour; Big Brother; Top Gear; Fox News; MASH?
    Grand Tour emerged from Top Gear 
  8. From 1967 what global standard was based on the natural oscillations of an atom of Caesium: Time; Distance; Motion; or Light?
    Time 
  9. Stableford, wedge, albatross, apron, and borrow are terms in: Commodity trading; Golf; Steam engines; or Printing?
    Golf
  10. Lapis Lazuli is a vivid (What?) (What?) (two answers required): Blue; Red; Yellow; Butterfly; Gemstone; or Sunset?
    Blue Gemstone
  11. Cuban nationalist leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016) was a: Social-Democrat; Conservative-Capitalist; Marxist-Leninist; or Buddhist-Environmentalist?
    Marxist-Leninist
  12. What sort of cells have a synapse, axon terminal, and dendrites: Lithium battery; Human nerve; Medieval dungeon; or Mobile phone communications?
    Human nerve
  13. Who dominated 300-200BC Europe, and much longer Galicia, Brittany, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland: Tatars; Celts; Romans; or Cossacks?
    Celts 
  14. Trinidad is how far from where (two answers required): 11km; 110km; 1100km; Egypt; Venezuela; or Florida?
    11km from Venezuela
  15. What sort of bow has a frog, heel, and screw: Archery; Log-saw; Necktie; or Violin?
    Violin
  16. Pater Noster is commonly translated to mean: Life imprisonment; Pizza dough; The Lord's Prayer; or The common cold?
    The Lord's Prayer 
  17. The surnames Roberts, Evans, Jones, Williams, Davies and Thomas tend to indicate ancestry from: Australia; Wales; Scandinavia; or Bohemia?
    Wales
  18. A Mafia chief, a university lecturer, and Spanish gentleman is a: Dom; Don; Ron; Rod?
    Don 
  19. A poker hand of all cards in the same suit is called a: Flush; Straight; Full house; or Fold?
    Flush
  20. A griffin or gryphon is a mythical hybrid 'king of the beasts' respectively of (top and bottom, two answers required): Eagle; Dragon; Man; Lion; or Elephant?
    Eagle and Lion