General Knowledge Quiz #247

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  1. Argentina originated the: Samba; Jive; Tango; or Waltz?
  2. English King Henry I (1068-1135) reportedly introduced a standard for (What?) using his nose and thumb: Longbow; Handkerchief; Snuff; or Yard?
  3. A typical 'thread count' of high quality bed linen is about 5; 50; 500; or 5000?
  4. When the Moon is at 'Sysygy' with the Earth and Sun which two of these can it be: Half; Full; New; or Red?
  5. The ornamental cutting and shaping of plants is: Apiary; Aviary; Topiary; or Incendiary?
  6. The famous saying about power and money is "He who (What?) the (What?) calls the tune": Primes; Pays; Pumps; Bellows; Piper; or Banks?
  7. In 1934 Englishman Percy Shaw invented and patented: Traffic lights; Car indicator lights; Cats eyes; or Roundabouts?
  8. Hydroponics is the production of (What?) without (What?): Light; Eggs; Plants; Soil; Water; Heat; or Babies?
  9. A tenth of a Roman army legion, c.500 soldiers, is the derivation of the group word: Posse; Cohort; Squad; or Committee?
  10. The European reindeer is known in North America as: Caribou; Elk; Bison; or Mountain goat?
  11. Scotland's 1388 Battle of Otterburn is also called: Chevy Chase; Tiny Tempah; Benedict Cumberbatch; or Burt Bacharach?
  12. In 1926 Eamon de Valera founded the political party Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny) in: France; Portugal; Ireland; or Russia?
  13. The Japanese concept translated as 'Divine Wind' is: Origami; Bonsai; Karate; or Kamakazi?
  14. Florentine, Garibaldi, Zimsterne, Snickerdoodle, and Anzac are types of: Ballet spin; Biscuit/cookie; Hat; or Napkin fold?
  15. According to fiction, Ignatia Wildsmith (1227-1320) invented (What?) enabling transit/communications via fireplaces: Feather dust; Fire styx; Broad skyband; or Floo powder?
  16. The tail of a comet takes what form/direction: Spiral; Tubular; Bent back to the comet; or Pointing away from the Sun?
  17. The ancient board game of checkers is also known as: Ludo; Draughts; Backgammon; or Snakes and Ladders?
  18. In Birmingham 2017, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, and Tommy Iommi, played their final gig after 49 years in the band: Led Zeppelin; Pink Floyd; Black Sabbath; or The Bay City Rollers?
  19. France gave (What?) to (Where?) in 1886 as a centenary gift: The Statue of Liberty; Napoleon's sword; Nelson's Column; London; USA; or Australia?
  20. A scapula is what sort of blade: Surgical; Axe; Grass; or Shoulder?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. Argentina originated the: Samba; Jive; Tango; or Waltz?
    Tango 
  2. English King Henry I (1068-1135) reportedly introduced a standard for (What?) using his nose and thumb: Longbow; Handkerchief; Snuff; or Yard?
    Yard
  3. A typical 'thread count' of high quality bed linen is about 5; 50; 500; or 5000?
    500
  4. When the Moon is at 'Sysygy' with the Earth and Sun which two of these can it be: Half; Full; New; or Red?
  5. The ornamental cutting and shaping of plants is: Apiary; Aviary; Topiary; or Incendiary?
    Topiary
  6. The famous saying about power and money is "He who (What?) the (What?) calls the tune": Primes; Pays; Pumps; Bellows; Piper; or Banks?
  7. In 1934 Englishman Percy Shaw invented and patented: Traffic lights; Car indicator lights; Cats eyes; or Roundabouts?
    Cats eyes 
  8. Hydroponics is the production of (What?) without (What?): Light; Eggs; Plants; Soil; Water; Heat; or Babies?
  9. A tenth of a Roman army legion, c.500 soldiers, is the derivation of the group word: Posse; Cohort; Squad; or Committee?
    Cohort
  10. The European reindeer is known in North America as: Caribou; Elk; Bison; or Mountain goat?
    Caribou
  11. Scotland's 1388 Battle of Otterburn is also called: Chevy Chase; Tiny Tempah; Benedict Cumberbatch; or Burt Bacharach?
    Chevy Chase 
  12. In 1926 Eamon de Valera founded the political party Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny) in: France; Portugal; Ireland; or Russia?
    Ireland
  13. The Japanese concept translated as 'Divine Wind' is: Origami; Bonsai; Karate; or Kamakazi?
    Kamakazi 
  14. Florentine, Garibaldi, Zimsterne, Snickerdoodle, and Anzac are types of: Ballet spin; Biscuit/cookie; Hat; or Napkin fold?
    Biscuit/cookie
  15. According to fiction, Ignatia Wildsmith (1227-1320) invented (What?) enabling transit/communications via fireplaces: Feather dust; Fire styx; Broad skyband; or Floo powder?
    Floo powder 
  16. The tail of a comet takes what form/direction: Spiral; Tubular; Bent back to the comet; or Pointing away from the Sun?
    Pointing away from the Sun 
  17. The ancient board game of checkers is also known as: Ludo; Draughts; Backgammon; or Snakes and Ladders?
    Draughts
  18. In Birmingham 2017, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, and Tommy Iommi, played their final gig after 49 years in the band: Led Zeppelin; Pink Floyd; Black Sabbath; or The Bay City Rollers?
    Black Sabbath
  19. France gave (What?) to (Where?) in 1886 as a centenary gift: The Statue of Liberty; Napoleon's sword; Nelson's Column; London; USA; or Australia?
  20. A scapula is what sort of blade: Surgical; Axe; Grass; or Shoulder?
    Shoulder