General Knowledge Quiz #241

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  1. The Nordic appetizer gravlax is raw: Bacon; Salmon; Reindeer; or Seagull?
  2. Which one of these was not among the first search engines: AltaVista; Infoseek; TopBanana; Yahoo; WebCrawler, or Lycos?
  3. The currencies: Korean Won, Japanese Yen, and Chinese Yuan all mean literally: Gold; Paper; Rice; or Round shape?
  4. Guan is Chinese pottery whose glazing is: Gold; Blue and white; Fish-themed; or Cracked?
  5. A Conestoga is a heavy 1700-1800s (What?) used by Eastern US pioneers: Shotgun; Wagon; Building sand; or Flour?
  6. Who married his co-star Lauren Bacall in 1945 after the films To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep: Frank Sinatra; Humphrey Bogart; John Wayne; or Wayne Sleep?
  7. In Victorian England a 'pure finder' was a street collector of (What?) for the leather tanning industry: Rain water; Rotten vegetables; Broken glass; or Dog poo?
  8. When we hear an explosion three miles away, it happened roughly how long ago: 1 second; 3 seconds; 5 seconds or 14 seconds?
  9. Sonar (originally an acronym) commonly refers to detection using: Light; Sound; X-Ray; or Nuclear fission?
  10. Caulking, originally in boat/shipbuilding, extending to boilermaking and construction, is: Bribery of officials; Paying workers in cash; Filling joints and cracks; or Holiday for brass band duty?
  11. What dish meant originally a white food: Custard; Blancmange; Trifle; or Yoghurt?
  12. Baron Hardup is whose pantomime father: Sleeping Beauty; Snow White; Cinderella; or Widow Twanky?
  13. Standardized pieces of text inserted into contracts/computer code are called: Ticker-tape; Copy-type; Boilerplate; or Sticky label?
  14. A doppelganger is someone's: Double; Role-model; Stage persona; or Arch enemy?
  15. Called 'wash' by Victorians, a common laundry/cleaning solution for 2,000 years before detergents, was matured: Beer; Cheese; Human urine; or Coal dust?
  16. Cape Dutch, originating 1700s, is a traditional term for the: Port of Amsterdam; Judge's robe; Afrikaans language; or Granny Smith apple?
  17. The famous website ranking and analytics company noted for its toolbar, bought by Amazon in 1999, is called: Snopes; Alexa; Yell; or Go?
  18. The post-Roman, German settlers of England are called: Angles; Norse; Gauls; or Normans?
  19. Emesis refers to expulsion from a: Bar; Church; School; or Stomach?
  20. The brand Reebok is Afrikaans for the grey rhebok, which is an African: Waterfall; Wind; Antelope; or Jumping ant?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. The Nordic appetizer gravlax is raw: Bacon; Salmon; Reindeer; or Seagull?
    Salmon
  2. Which one of these was not among the first search engines: AltaVista; Infoseek; TopBanana; Yahoo; WebCrawler, or Lycos?
    TopBanana
  3. The currencies: Korean Won, Japanese Yen, and Chinese Yuan all mean literally: Gold; Paper; Rice; or Round shape?
    Round shape
  4. Guan is Chinese pottery whose glazing is: Gold; Blue and white; Fish-themed; or Cracked?
    Cracked
  5. A Conestoga is a heavy 1700-1800s (What?) used by Eastern US pioneers: Shotgun; Wagon; Building sand; or Flour?
    Wagon 
  6. Who married his co-star Lauren Bacall in 1945 after the films To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep: Frank Sinatra; Humphrey Bogart; John Wayne; or Wayne Sleep?
    Humphrey Bogart
  7. In Victorian England a 'pure finder' was a street collector of (What?) for the leather tanning industry: Rain water; Rotten vegetables; Broken glass; or Dog poo?
    Dog poo
  8. When we hear an explosion three miles away, it happened roughly how long ago: 1 second; 3 seconds; 5 seconds or 14 seconds?
    14 seconds 
  9. Sonar (originally an acronym) commonly refers to detection using: Light; Sound; X-Ray; or Nuclear fission?
    Sound 
  10. Caulking, originally in boat/shipbuilding, extending to boilermaking and construction, is: Bribery of officials; Paying workers in cash; Filling joints and cracks; or Holiday for brass band duty?
    Filling joints and cracks 
  11. What dish meant originally a white food: Custard; Blancmange; Trifle; or Yoghurt?
    Blancmange 
  12. Baron Hardup is whose pantomime father: Sleeping Beauty; Snow White; Cinderella; or Widow Twanky?
    Cinderella
  13. Standardized pieces of text inserted into contracts/computer code are called: Ticker-tape; Copy-type; Boilerplate; or Sticky label?
    Boilerplate
  14. A doppelganger is someone's: Double; Role-model; Stage persona; or Arch enemy?
    Double 
  15. Called 'wash' by Victorians, a common laundry/cleaning solution for 2,000 years before detergents, was matured: Beer; Cheese; Human urine; or Coal dust?
    Human urine 
  16. Cape Dutch, originating 1700s, is a traditional term for the: Port of Amsterdam; Judge's robe; Afrikaans language; or Granny Smith apple?
    The Afrikaans language
  17. The famous website ranking and analytics company noted for its toolbar, bought by Amazon in 1999, is called: Snopes; Alexa; Yell; or Go?
    Alexa
  18. The post-Roman, German settlers of England are called: Angles; Norse; Gauls; or Normans?
    Angles 
  19. Emesis refers to expulsion from a: Bar; Church; School; or Stomach?
    Stomach 
  20. The brand Reebok is Afrikaans for the grey rhebok, which is an African: Waterfall; Wind; Antelope; or Jumping ant?
    Antelope