General Knowledge Quiz #254

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  1. The term on Wikipedia for a short article in need of expansion is a: Nub; Hub; Stub; or Shrub?
  2. The German word Reich means: Age; Empire; Way; or Rock?
  3. Which two of these wrote to each other in 1873 agreeing that their respective works both sought to improve mankind's happiness: Charles Darwin; William Shakespeare; Karl Marx; or Queen Victoria?
  4. Emerging in the early 1900s, 'Eugenics' is the study/theory of: Dance; Genetically modified crops; Political deception; or Selective human breeding?
  5. Amazon Japan's 'Obo-san Bin' service delivers: Koi carp; Willow trees; Sushi; or Buddhist priests?
  6. Myocardial infarction is better known as: Headache; Sunburn; Breathlessness/panting; or Heart attack?
  7. Lava Lamp, Bubblewrap, Perspex and Velcro are all: Eponyms; Genericized trademarks; NASA space inventions; or Children's inventions?
  8. A popular traditional name for a clothes airer or drying stand is a clothes: Cow; Mule; Horse; or Chicken?
  9. When an employer instructs a departing employee to serve his/her paid notice period not working this is called "(What?) Leave": Decorating; Gardening; Golfing; or Car-washing?
  10. In the movie industry the jobs Gaffer, Best boy, and Key grip share responsibilities for: Sound, Lighting; Costumes; or Canteen and refreshments?
  11. The famous Italian song title 'Volare', and its other main chorus word 'Cantare' mean respectively: Love; Dream; Fly; Sing; or Eat?
  12. The Easterlin Paradox (after US economist Richard Easterlin) argues that (What?) does not increase with wealth: Health; Happiness; Life expectancy; or Intelligence?
  13. Kimberlite (named after Kimberley SA) is an igneous rock mined because it contains: Potassium; Gold; Diamonds; or Salt?
  14. Which one of these attacks a group from the outside, rather than from within: Fifth Columnist; Agent Provocateur; Stool Pigeon; or Guerrilla?
  15. Campus, referring to university/college grounds and buildings, derives from Latin meaning: Book; Field; Prison; or Holiday camp?
  16. Dr Adolphe Pinard's eponymous horn, is used for: Orchestral bass; Fox hunting; Fetal heartbeat measurement; or Alpine goat-herding?
  17. What, worn by skiiers, motorcyclists, stage-performers, artillerymen, etc., has standards for NRR, SNR and dB(A): Helmets; Earplugs; Barrier-cream; or Underwear?
  18. In psychology, actions/thoughts made acceptable afterwards by imagined reasons is called: Past-projection; Post-rationalization; Retrospective-analysis; or Left-justification?
  19. The demographic acronym popularised (UK 2016) referring to families living at subsistence level is: RELISH; SAUCE; JAM; or GRAVY?
  20. The Ambassador car make, adopted from the 1950s British Morris Oxford, became common and an iconic taxi since 1958-2000s in: Russia; China; India; or Cuba?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. The term on Wikipedia for a short article in need of expansion is a: Nub; Hub; Stub; or Shrub?
    Stub
  2. The German word Reich means: Age; Empire; Way; or Rock?
    Empire 
  3. Which two of these wrote to each other in 1873 agreeing that their respective works both sought to improve mankind's happiness: Charles Darwin; William Shakespeare; Karl Marx; or Queen Victoria?
  4. Emerging in the early 1900s, 'Eugenics' is the study/theory of: Dance; Genetically modified crops; Political deception; or Selective human breeding?
    Selective human breeding
  5. Amazon Japan's 'Obo-san Bin' service delivers: Koi carp; Willow trees; Sushi; or Buddhist priests?
    Buddhist priests 
  6. Myocardial infarction is better known as: Headache; Sunburn; Breathlessness/panting; or Heart attack?
    Heart attack
  7. Lava Lamp, Bubblewrap, Perspex and Velcro are all: Eponyms; Genericized trademarks; NASA space inventions; or Children's inventions?
    Genericized trademarks 
  8. A popular traditional name for a clothes airer or drying stand is a clothes: Cow; Mule; Horse; or Chicken?
    Horse
  9. When an employer instructs a departing employee to serve his/her paid notice period not working this is called "(What?) Leave": Decorating; Gardening; Golfing; or Car-washing?
    Gardening 
  10. In the movie industry the jobs Gaffer, Best boy, and Key grip share responsibilities for: Sound, Lighting; Costumes; or Canteen and refreshments?
    Lighting 
  11. The famous Italian song title 'Volare', and its other main chorus word 'Cantare' mean respectively: Love; Dream; Fly; Sing; or Eat?
  12. The Easterlin Paradox (after US economist Richard Easterlin) argues that (What?) does not increase with wealth: Health; Happiness; Life expectancy; or Intelligence?
    Happiness
  13. Kimberlite (named after Kimberley SA) is an igneous rock mined because it contains: Potassium; Gold; Diamonds; or Salt?
    Diamonds
  14. Which one of these attacks a group from the outside, rather than from within: Fifth Columnist; Agent Provocateur; Stool Pigeon; or Guerrilla?
    Guerrilla
  15. Campus, referring to university/college grounds and buildings, derives from Latin meaning: Book; Field; Prison; or Holiday camp?
    Field
  16. Dr Adolphe Pinard's eponymous horn, is used for: Orchestral bass; Fox hunting; Fetal heartbeat measurement; or Alpine goat-herding?
    Fetal heartbeat measurement 
  17. What, worn by skiiers, motorcyclists, stage-performers, artillerymen, etc., has standards for NRR, SNR and dB(A): Helmets; Earplugs; Barrier-cream; or Underwear?
    Earplugs 
  18. In psychology, actions/thoughts made acceptable afterwards by imagined reasons is called: Past-projection; Post-rationalization; Retrospective-analysis; or Left-justification?
    Post-rationalization
  19. The demographic acronym popularised (UK 2016) referring to families living at subsistence level is: RELISH; SAUCE; JAM; or GRAVY?
    JAM 
  20. The Ambassador car make, adopted from the 1950s British Morris Oxford, became common and an iconic taxi since 1958-2000s in: Russia; China; India; or Cuba?
    India