General Knowledge Questions (473)

  1. Noted for eating virtually anything, a marabou is a large African: Pig; Crocodile; Stork; or Monkey?
  2. Sterling silver is traditionally hallmarked with a: Rose; Crown; Lion; or Cloverleaf?
  3. On what instrument are abbreviations including ESE, SSE, ENE, NNE, WSW, SSW, and WNW?
  4. What is the climbing herb Humulus Lupus, used in beer-making?
  5. What metabolism-regulating hormone is secreted by the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas: Insulin; Oxytocin; Cortisol; or Progesterone?
  6. What six-a-side sport was first played in Kingston Harbour, Ontario in 1860?
  7. What phenol derivative is found in bark and leaves and helps give the astringent taste to tea and red wine?
  8. The Renaissance (French for rebirth) movement began in the 1500s, in: Germany; Italy; France: or Sweden?
  9. Illacme (illacme) plenipes has the most legs of all millipede species, numbering: 6; 20; 48; or 750?
  10. What do the initials JP stand for referring to a court magistrate's title?
  11. Rudolfensis, Habilis, Erectus, and Heidelbergensis are early genetic relatives of: Bears; Dogs; Deer; or Humans?
  12. The Indian-Asian regional numbering system/unit of 100,000, shown as 1,00,000, e.g., for the Rupee currency is the: Dakh; Lakh; Sakh; or Wakh?
  13. Hebrew for instruction/teaching, the central reference/books of Judaism is The: Knesset; Torah; Halakhah; or Menorah?
  14. What corporation became (by 21st C) the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines, and motorbikes?
  15. What popular US casino game is named from French 'toad', referring to the crouched squatting stance street origins?
  16. Secale Cereale is the botanical name for what grass/grain used in black bread and whiskey?
  17. Self-proclaimed mystic/holy man Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916) significantly influenced the rule of which nation?
  18. Nephrite, mined since 6000BC, is the most common ore of what important stone, especially in SE Asia?
  19. The only undefeated undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion was: Rocky Marciano; Joe Louis; Muhammad Ali; or Lennox Lewis?
  20. Born 1942, Englishman Glyn Johns' 2014 autobiography Sound Man is about his world-renowned life in: Music; Supersonic aviation; Ear surgery; or Lighthouse keeping?
  21. Match these 'superfoods' with their equally beneficial basic cheaper alternatives: Quinoa, Chia, Wheatgrass, Teff  vs Spinach, Lentils, Oats, Linseed?
  22. Pyrrhotite and Pentlandite are natural minerals for what metal used in stainless steel and coins: Tin; Nickel; Copper; or Silver?
  23. In 2017 Independent English convenience-store owner Jel Singh received respectively aggressive court action against him, and then positive permission, for the use of which names for his shop (two answers required in correct order - forbidden original name and permitted new name): Singhasda; Singhsburys; Morrisinghs; or Tescosingh?
  24. What sort of weapon is named after Russian leader Vyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986)?
  25. Name the 'Six Flags' (six 'nations') that historically have had sovereignty over some/all of the state of Texas, USA? (two, no longer nations, are now within another nation)


General Knowledge Answers (473)

  1. Noted for eating virtually anything, a marabou is a large African: Pig; Crocodile; Stork; or Monkey? Stork
  2. Sterling silver is traditionally hallmarked with a: Rose; Crown; Lion; or Cloverleaf? Lion
  3. On what instrument are abbreviations including ESE, SSE, ENE, NNE, WSW, SSW, and WNW? Compass
  4. What is the climbing herb Humulus Lupus, used in beer-making? Hop
  5. What metabolism-regulating hormone is secreted by the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas: Insulin; Oxytocin; Cortisol; or Progesterone? Insulin
  6. What six-a-side sport was first played in Kingston Harbour, Ontario in 1860? Ice hockey
  7. What phenol derivative is found in bark and leaves and helps give the astringent taste to tea and red wine? Tannin (or Tannic acid)
  8. The Renaissance (French for rebirth) movement began in the 1500s, in: Germany; Italy; France: or Sweden? Italy
  9. Illacme (illacme) plenipes has the most legs of all millipede species, numbering: 6; 20; 48; or 750? 750
  10. What do the initials JP stand for referring to a court magistrate's title? Justice of the Peace
  11. Rudolfensis, Habilis, Erectus, and Heidelbergensis are early genetic relatives of: Bears; Dogs; Deer; or Humans? Humans
  12. The Indian-Asian regional numbering system/unit of 100,000, shown as 1,00,000, e.g., for the Rupee currency is the: Dakh; Lakh; Sakh; or Wakh? Lakh (or Lac - so that 150,000 rupees is 1.5 Lakh rupees, also shown as INR 1,50,000)
  13. Hebrew for instruction/teaching, the central reference/books of Judaism is The: Knesset; Torah; Halakhah; or Menorah? Torah
  14. What corporation became (by 21st C) the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines, and motorbikes? Honda
  15. What popular US casino game is named from French 'toad', referring to the crouched squatting stance street origins? Craps (from crapaud, 'toad')
  16. Secale Cereale is the botanical name for what grass/grain used in black bread and whiskey? Rye
  17. Self-proclaimed mystic/holy man Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916) significantly influenced the rule of which nation? Russia (via his influence over Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Imperial Russia)
  18. Nephrite, mined since 6000BC, is the most common ore of what important stone, especially in SE Asia? Jade
  19. The only undefeated undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion was: Rocky Marciano; Joe Louis; Muhammad Ali; or Lennox Lewis? Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano, 1923-1969)
  20. Born 1942, Englishman Glyn Johns' 2014 autobiography Sound Man is about his world-renowned life in: Music; Supersonic aviation; Ear surgery; or Lighthouse keeping? Music (recording, engineering and producing - for acts such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Who, Clapton, Dylan, Eagles, etc)
  21. Match these 'superfoods' with their equally beneficial basic cheaper alternatives: Quinoa, Chia, Wheatgrass, Teff  vs Spinach, Lentils, Oats, Linseed,? Quinoa - Oats; Chia (seeds) - Linseed; Wheatgrass - Spinach; Teff - Lentils
  22. Pyrrhotite and Pentlandite are natural minerals for what metal used in stainless steel and coins: Tin; Nickel; Copper; or Silver? Nickel
  23. In 2017 Independent English convenience-store owner Jel Singh received respectively aggressive court action against him, and then positive permission, for the use of which names for his shop (two answers required in correct order - forbidden original name and permitted new name): Singhasda; Singhsburys; Morrisinghs; or Tescosingh? Singhsburys and Morrisinghs (Sainsbury's took action against him, and Morrisons congratulated him and his customers on their good taste in alluding to Morrisons and wished him well)
  24. What sort of weapon is named after Russian leader Vyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986)? Petrol bomb or ('Molotov cocktail' or any similar name for a bottle-based improvised flammable-liquid incendiary grenade - named after Finland freedom fighters used them vs Russion oppression forces acting under foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov, later Russian leader)
  25. Name the 'Six Flags' (six 'nations') that historically have had sovereignty over some/all of the state of Texas, USA? (two, no longer nations, are now within another nation)Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, USA 

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