General Knowledge Questions (463)

  1. What ignites diesel fuel in a combustion engine: Sparks; Electricity; Compression; or Petrol?
  2. Corinthian refers to an ancient city of: Italy; Greece; Israel; or Scotland?
  3. Musically, arpeggio (Latin derived from harp) means play the notes of a chord: Loud; Soft; Slow; or In quick succession?
  4. What famous website is also the world's 2nd longest river?
  5. Which one of these is a compound not an element: Manganese; Magnesium; or Magnetite?
  6. Rubber is made from tree: Bark; Sap; Seeds; or Flowers?
  7. A soothsayer's trade is: Judging; Healing; Singing; or Predicting?
  8. The Argyle clothing pattern features: Circles; Diamonds; Animals; or Glitter?
  9. Anhydrous compounds contain (What?) water: Heavy; Frozen; Zero; or Dirty?
  10. Izaak Walton's significant 1653 social/country life book is the Compleat: Hunter; Farmer; Angler; or Poacher?
  11. What often-traumatized island nation, whose capital is Port au Prince, adjoins Dominican Republic to the west?
  12. The Norse-Anglicized word 'Leister' is a: Camp fire; Gold coin; Three-pronged fish spear; or English city?
  13. Middlemarch author Mary Ann Evans is better known as: Jane Austen; Jackie Collins; Mary Shelley; or George Eliot?
  14. What is iconic US sportsman George Herman Ruth's nickname?
  15. What communication method (from Latin 'thing to be remembered') was universal in organizations before email?
  16. What very alcoholic popular French aniseed drink is widely outlawed and named (from Greek)/made from wormwood?
  17. The 1982 book by Thomas Kenneally and its 1993 film, about escape in wartime, are respectively which two words with the protagonist's name: Redemption; Ark; List; Choice; or Escape?
  18. What coastal flatfish also means to clumsily achieve balance or control?
  19. Mesozoic, Permian and Tertiary are: House bricks; Legal qualifications; Prehistoric timespans; or Geometric triangles?
  20. In 2017 Crayola announced controversially the discontinuation of (What?) crayon: Dandelion; Sunflower; Daffodil; or Canary?
  21. A feature of the Coriolis Effect in meteorological cyclones and anti-cyclones is: Clouds; Rain; Snow; or Spinning?
  22. Cutaneous refers/relates to: Babies; Blades; Skin; or Price discounting?
  23. A cryometer measures: Mood; Liquid flow; Salinity (salt content); or Very low temperatures?
  24. What three-letter prefix makes new words with Rhythm, Sphere, Technology, Logical and Fuel?
  25. Put these Australian cities in clockwise geographical order, starting with Sydney: Darwin, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide?

 



General Knowledge Answers (463)

  1. What ignites diesel fuel in a combustion engine: Sparks; Electricity; Compression; or Petrol? Compression
  2. Corinthian refers to an ancient city of: Italy; Greece; Israel; or Scotland? Greece(Corinth)
  3. Musically, arpeggio (Latin derived from harp) means play the notes of a chord: Loud; Soft; Slow; or In quick succession? In quick succession
  4. What famous website is also the world's 2nd longest river? Amazon
  5. Which one of these is a compound not an element: Manganese; Magnesium; or Magnetite? Magnetite
  6. Rubber is made from tree: Bark; Sap; Seeds; or Flowers? Sap
  7. A soothsayer's trade is: Judging; Healing; Singing; or Predicting? Predicting
  8. The Argyle clothing pattern features: Circles; Diamonds; Animals; or Glitter? Diamonds
  9. Anhydrous compounds contain (What?) water: Heavy; Frozen; Zero; or Dirty? Zero (no water)
  10. Izaak Walton's significant 1653 social/country life book is the Compleat: Hunter; Farmer; Angler; or Poacher? Angler
  11. What often-traumatized island nation, whose capital is Port au Prince, adjoins Dominican Republic to the west? Haiti
  12. The Norse-Anglicized word 'Leister' is a: Camp fire; Gold coin; Three-pronged fish spear; or English city? Three-pronged fish spear
  13. Middlemarch author Mary Ann Evans is better known as: Jane Austen; Jackie Collins; Mary Shelley; or George Eliot? George Eliot
  14. What is iconic US sportsman George Herman Ruth's nickname? Babe (Babe Ruth, baseball player)
  15. What communication method (from Latin 'thing to be remembered') was universal in organizations before email? Memo (or and from from Memorandum)
  16. What very alcoholic popular French aniseed drink is widely outlawed and named (from Greek)/made from wormwood? Absinthe
  17. The 1982 book by Thomas Kenneally and its 1993 film, about escape in wartime, are respectively which two words with the protagonist's name: Redemption; Ark; List; Choice; or Escape? Ark and List (Schindler's Ark novel, and Schindler's List film)
  18. What coastal flatfish also means to clumsily achieve balance or control? Flounder
  19. Mesozoic, Permian and Tertiary are: House bricks; Legal qualifications; Prehistoric timespans; or Geometric triangles? Prehistoric timespans
  20. In 2017 Crayola announced controversially the discontinuation of (What?) crayon: Dandelion; Sunflower; Daffodil; or Canary? Dandelion
  21. A feature of the Coriolis Effect in meteorological cyclones and anti-cyclones is: Clouds; Rain; Snow; or Spinning? Spinning
  22. Cutaneous refers/relates to: Babies; Blades; Skin; or Price discounting? Skin
  23. A cryometer measures: Mood; Liquid flow; Salinity (salt content); or Very low temperatures? Very low temperatures
  24. What three-letter prefix makes new words with Rhythm, Sphere, Technology, Logical and Fuel? Bio
  25. Put these Australian cities in clockwise geographical order, starting with Sydney: Darwin, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide? Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane





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