General Knowledge Quiz #259

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  1. The most highly developed part of a brain is the: Cerebrum; Hippocampus; Thalamus; or Medulla?
  2. Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary are the three major types of: Trees; Rock; Fish; or Human hair?
  3. Ray Dolby's eponymous 1933 invention improved: Safety glass; Blood transfusion; Sound reproduction; or Train punctuality?
  4. Name the tree/resin which produces Arabic/Yemen (natural chewing) gum, related to a word for chew?
  5. In the Modern Braille system, three embossed dots in vertical line equates to: A; L; V; or Z?
  6. Desalination is the removal of (What?) from (What?): Heat; Salt; Brine; Alcohol; Infection; or Milk?
  7. The Parthenon in Athens was originally a: Gladiatorial stadium; Temple; Fortress; or Library?
  8. Brighter rainbows are caused mainly by: Air temperature; Time of day; Bigger raindrops; or The viewing person's imagination only?
  9. Japanese for 'picture character' is (What?) - reportedly the fastest growing language ever?
  10. In astronomy what name is given to a distance of 3.26 light-years, a portmanteau of parallax and second?
  11. In the scoring of diving competition (from a platform/board into a pool) the abbreviation DD means what?
  12. 'Highway Gothic', 'Transport' and 'Motorway', (originally US, UK, UK) are common international standard road (What?): Reflective paint; Surfacing stone sizes; Signage typefaces; or Lighting brightness?
  13. Measured in kilograms per cubic metre, the mass of unit volume of a substance is called: Density; Weight; Momentum; or Pressure?
  14. Metrical feet types such as iamb, trochee, dactyl, and anapest characterize: American furniture; Western poetry; Tree frogs; or Southern hemisphere rainbows?
  15. A full-grown courgette or zucchini is a: Cucumber; Pumpkin; Marrow; or Aubergine?
  16. The nitrogen cycle, fundamental in nature, entails airborne nitrogen and animal/plant decomposition converting to: Ammonia; Oxygen; Hydrogen; or Silver?
  17. Heightwise, if Mount Everest were put into the the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, its peak would be roughly where in relation to sea level: At sea level; A mile higher; Two miles higher; or A mile below?
  18. Reef, clove hitch, bowline, and sheepshank are types of what?
  19. What Latin for 'I' is used in varying contexts referring to the oneself, and our self-view?
  20. Epoch, Eon, Era, and Period are types of: Punctuation; Roman gods; Geological timescales; or Microsoft operating systems?
  21. What word for a sweet dish is a French portmanteau meaning 'clear the table', combining 'remove' and 'serve'?
  22. The infinity sign is a sideways (90-degree rotated): 3; 6; 8; or X?
  23. What global ethical standards organization's logo, like the yin-yang symbol, shows "..blue sky for optimism, green for growth, and a raised arm for empowerment..." ?
  24. In the constructed international Esparanto language, what are Dimanĉo, Lundo, Mardo, Merkredo, Jaŭdo, Vendredo, Sabato?

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  1. The most highly developed part of a brain is the: Cerebrum; Hippocampus; Thalamus; or Medulla?
    Cerebrum
  2. Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary are the three major types of: Trees; Rock; Fish; or Human hair?
    Rock
  3. Ray Dolby's eponymous 1933 invention improved: Safety glass; Blood transfusion; Sound reproduction; or Train punctuality?
    Sound reproduction 
  4. Name the tree/resin which produces Arabic/Yemen (natural chewing) gum, related to a word for chew?
    Mastic 
  5. In the Modern Braille system, three embossed dots in vertical line equates to: A; L; V; or Z?
    L
  6. Desalination is the removal of (What?) from (What?): Heat; Salt; Brine; Alcohol; Infection; or Milk?
  7. The Parthenon in Athens was originally a: Gladiatorial stadium; Temple; Fortress; or Library?
    Temple
  8. Brighter rainbows are caused mainly by: Air temperature; Time of day; Bigger raindrops; or The viewing person's imagination only?
    Bigger raindrops
  9. Japanese for 'picture character' is (What?) - reportedly the fastest growing language ever?
    Emoji 
  10. In astronomy what name is given to a distance of 3.26 light-years, a portmanteau of parallax and second?
    Parsec
  11. In the scoring of diving competition (from a platform/board into a pool) the abbreviation DD means what?
    Degree of Difficulty
  12. 'Highway Gothic', 'Transport' and 'Motorway', (originally US, UK, UK) are common international standard road (What?): Reflective paint; Surfacing stone sizes; Signage typefaces; or Lighting brightness?
    Signage typefaces
  13. Measured in kilograms per cubic metre, the mass of unit volume of a substance is called: Density; Weight; Momentum; or Pressure?
    Density
  14. Metrical feet types such as iamb, trochee, dactyl, and anapest characterize: American furniture; Western poetry; Tree frogs; or Southern hemisphere rainbows?
    Western poetry 
  15. A full-grown courgette or zucchini is a: Cucumber; Pumpkin; Marrow; or Aubergine?
    Marrow
  16. The nitrogen cycle, fundamental in nature, entails airborne nitrogen and animal/plant decomposition converting to: Ammonia; Oxygen; Hydrogen; or Silver?
    Ammonia
  17. Heightwise, if Mount Everest were put into the the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, its peak would be roughly where in relation to sea level: At sea level; A mile higher; Two miles higher; or A mile below?
    A mile below 
  18. Reef, clove hitch, bowline, and sheepshank are types of what?
    Knots 
  19. What Latin for 'I' is used in varying contexts referring to the oneself, and our self-view?
    Ego
  20. Epoch, Eon, Era, and Period are types of: Punctuation; Roman gods; Geological timescales; or Microsoft operating systems?
    Geological timescales
  21. What word for a sweet dish is a French portmanteau meaning 'clear the table', combining 'remove' and 'serve'?
    Dessert 
  22. The infinity sign is a sideways (90-degree rotated): 3; 6; 8; or X?
    8
  23. What global ethical standards organization's logo, like the yin-yang symbol, shows "..blue sky for optimism, green for growth, and a raised arm for empowerment..." ?
    Fairtrade
  24. In the constructed international Esparanto language, what are Dimanĉo, Lundo, Mardo, Merkredo, Jaŭdo, Vendredo, Sabato?
    The days of the week