General Knowledge Quiz #270

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  1. Short-term/freelance work is popularly called the '(What?) Economy': Big; Wig; Gig; or Fig?
  2. Richard Branson announced in 2017 that it would never be possible to build enough: Care homes; Broadband capacity; Motorways; or Spaceships?
  3. What year was the 'Summer of Love', beginning among San Francisco hippies?
  4. Whetting refers to doing (What?) to a (What?): Sharpening; Cleaning; Building; Blade; Pipe; or Corner?
  5. Hippocampus is the genus name for what species?
  6. A ring used in threaded plumbing joints is called an: Olive; Orange; Plum; or Banana?
  7. Turkey accounts for c.75% of the world's production of: Pinewood; Hazelnuts; Gold; or Rubber?
  8. What has a calyx (stem/leaf), and achenes (seeds) on the outside?
  9. What two-letter moving word prefixes these to make six new words: Din; Car; Man; Tan; Grin and For?
  10. What ancient word for a crown refers to the gaseous outer envelope of a sun or planet?
  11. Hulianwang, diadiktyo, ipurangi, and y rhyngrwyd are Chinese, Greek, Maori and Welsh for: Water; Hello; Love; or Internet?
  12. A laparotomy or celiotomy refers to accessing what cavity: Clock/watch-case; Building floor/ceiling; Human abdomen; or Egyptian tomb?
  13. Omnivorous refers to what sort of diet: Meat; Fish; Vegetable; or Varied?
  14. The surname Mercer refers to what trade: Textile fabrics; Beer; Weaponry; or Beekeeping?
  15. On 1st July 2017 Canada celebrated its (What?) anniversary (of when Canadian Confederation was proclaimed): 100th; 150th; 200th; or 300th?
  16. What ailment is known in Cockney Rhyming Slang as 'Farmer Giles'?
  17. In botony a bract is a type of: Leaf; Aroma; Root; or Seed?
  18. What sort of image is recorded using a laser and semi-transparent mirror?
  19. Meissen in Germany is also the name of what high quality product from the city: Sausage; Lager; Porcelain; or Motorbike?
  20. In what country is the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster?
  21. 'o small' equates to what name for O in the Greek alphabet?
  22. In the musical treble clef what note is the bottom line: A; B; C; D; or E?
  23. What sort of giant (5m erect) creature is the extinct megatherium: Giraffe; Elephant; Sloth; or Penguin?
  24. The Anglicized French term entrepôt refers to a significant: Mathematical theory; Sea port; Announcement; or Breakfast?
  25. Roughly how many tennis balls are stocked for use at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship fortnight: 1,200; 2,200; 4,500; or 57,000?
  26. 2.What South American country between Venezuela and Suriname has the capital Georgetown: Uruguay; Chile; Guyana; or Peru?
  27. 3.Durian is considered King of: Fountain pens; Sports cars; Kitchen knives; or Fruits?
  28. 4.What navigational instrument and balancing toy has a spinning wheel in a tilting carrier?
  29. 5.Jaggery is a form of non-centrifugal: Diamond; Salt; Sugar; or Petrol?
  30. 6.The Tango was originally danced by two: Women; Men; Warriors; or Grandparents?
  31. 7.What has the speed of 767mph: Earth's surface rotation; Light; Sound; or Rain?
  32. 8.Gun-metal is traditionally mostly: Zinc; Tin; Copper; or Platinum?
  33. 9.What organization has the website jw.org?
  34. 10.US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?)' in 2017 human rights protests?
  35. 11.The historically common tuberculoisis called scrofula affected mainly a person's: Face; Trunk; Legs; or Neck?
  36. 12.What is the national river of Russia and the longest in Europe?
  37. 13.Traditionally how many seconds is a US rodeo bull ride: 8; 15; 30; or 60?
  38. 14.French doctor Nostradamus is famous for his 1555-8 rhyming work ‘Centuries’ of: Proverbs; Prayers; Predictions; or Recipes?
  39. 15.Malin Head is the northern tip of: Japan; Ireland; Rhode Island; or Treasure Island?
  40. 16.The late medieval Hanseatic League which dominated trade and war comprised c.150 towns of Northern: Spain; Germany; Denmark; or Malta?
  41. 17.What name is shared by Bermuda’s capital and university cities of Canada and New Zealand: Bridgetown; Jackson; Hamilton; or Willams?
  42. 18.The hot country night noise-making cicada is a: Bird; Bat; Frog; or Insect?
  43. 19.What significant war leader (1939-45) became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911?
  44. 20.A chordophone is a musical instrument with: Skin; Electricity; Strings; or Water?
  45. 21.American political activist Noam Chomsky was also a leading academic in: Chemistry; Farming; Linguistics; or Hairdressing?
  46. 22.On a sailing vessel a mizzen is a: Flag; Bell; Mast; or Kitchen?
  47. 23. UK 4th Lent Sunday and US/Canada/Australia 2nd Sunday of May is what day: Mother’s; Father’s; Thanksgiving; or Christmas?
  48. 24.What country was once called Nueva Espana?
  49. 25.What is the tree-trunk called in the Highland Games tossing event?
  50. 4.    Japanese Kobe ('koby') from Tajima Wagyu cattle is highly prized finest quality: Leather; Milk; Beef; or Horn?
  51. 5.    Blbically referenced Matzo (matza/matzah) is an important (What?) in Jewish passover cuisine: Wine; Fish; Stew; or Unleavened flatbread?
  52. 6.    What is the multiplication product of the top three numbers on a traditional calculator/phone keypad?
  53. 7.    What silver-white metalloid element, symbol Te, is named from Latin for earth?
  54. 8.    Hitchcock's thriller movie of John Buchan's book is 'The 39 (What?)' ?
  55. 9.    Canada's eastern region of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island is called The: Riptides; Saltaires; Maritimes; or Seaside?
  56. 10.  US-Finnish Linus Torvalds devised what largely eponymous open source operating system, also central to Android and Chrome?
  57. 11.  The Limpopo river rises in central south (Where?) flowing to the Indian Ocean: Africa; Australia; India; or China?
  58. 12.  Guacamole dip is made from which berry?
  59. 13.   The national 'Australia Day' is the 26th of: January; February; March or December?
  60. 14.  Known as Land of the Gods for its many Hindu temples, Utterrakhand is a north-eastern state of Pakistan; Nepal; India; or China?
  61. 15.  The popular 1990s Swedish band is called The: Cranberries; Corrs; Cardigans; or Jumpers?
  62. 16.  2nd World War posters/publicity likened the smell of chemical gas weapon Lewisite to: Lavender; Roses; Geraniums; or Spearmint?
  63. 17.  Burj Khalifa, Tapei 101, Petronas 1 and 2, and KK100  are among the world's: Tallest buildings; Highest mountains; Biggest ships; or Longest bridges?
  64. 18.  What is the cube root of a million?
  65. 19.  Characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone, a supercell is a type of: Ice age; Jet engine; Thunderstorm; or Hair dryer?
  66. 20.  The internet TLD (top level domain) .mc is reserved for: Mission Control NASA; Monaco; Scotland; or Mcdonald's Restaurants?
  67. 21.  A bianca pizza is not: Leavened; Topped; Cooked; or Round?
  68. 22.  In birdwatching parlance, what is an LBJ, referring to an indistinguishable small brown bird?
  69. 23.  Which modern city bridging Asia and Europe was called Byzantium?
  70. 24.  What three-letter word is Greek god of shepherds and meanings in cooking, film-making and  gold propecting?
  71. 25.  Russia borders with 14 nations; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus,Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea and which four others?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Short-term/freelance work is popularly called the '(What?) Economy': Big; Wig; Gig; or Fig?
    Gig
  2. Richard Branson announced in 2017 that it would never be possible to build enough: Care homes; Broadband capacity; Motorways; or Spaceships?
    Spaceships
  3. What year was the 'Summer of Love', beginning among San Francisco hippies?
    1967
  4. Whetting refers to doing (What?) to a (What?): Sharpening; Cleaning; Building; Blade; Pipe; or Corner?
  5. Hippocampus is the genus name for what species?
    Sea horse
  6. A ring used in threaded plumbing joints is called an: Olive; Orange; Plum; or Banana?
    Olive
  7. Turkey accounts for c.75% of the world's production of: Pinewood; Hazelnuts; Gold; or Rubber?
    Hazelnuts
  8. What has a calyx (stem/leaf), and achenes (seeds) on the outside?
    Strawberry
  9. What two-letter moving word prefixes these to make six new words: Din; Car; Man; Tan; Grin and For?
    Go
  10. What ancient word for a crown refers to the gaseous outer envelope of a sun or planet?
    Corona
  11. Hulianwang, diadiktyo, ipurangi, and y rhyngrwyd are Chinese, Greek, Maori and Welsh for: Water; Hello; Love; or Internet?
    Internet
  12. A laparotomy or celiotomy refers to accessing what cavity: Clock/watch-case; Building floor/ceiling; Human abdomen; or Egyptian tomb?
    Human abdomen
  13. Omnivorous refers to what sort of diet: Meat; Fish; Vegetable; or Varied?
    Varied
  14. The surname Mercer refers to what trade: Textile fabrics; Beer; Weaponry; or Beekeeping?
    Textile fabrics
  15. On 1st July 2017 Canada celebrated its (What?) anniversary (of when Canadian Confederation was proclaimed): 100th; 150th; 200th; or 300th?
    150th
  16. What ailment is known in Cockney Rhyming Slang as 'Farmer Giles'?
    Piles
  17. In botony a bract is a type of: Leaf; Aroma; Root; or Seed?
    Leaf
  18. What sort of image is recorded using a laser and semi-transparent mirror?
    Hologram
  19. Meissen in Germany is also the name of what high quality product from the city: Sausage; Lager; Porcelain; or Motorbike?
    Porcelain
  20. In what country is the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster?
    Ukraine
  21. 'o small' equates to what name for O in the Greek alphabet?
    Omicron 
  22. In the musical treble clef what note is the bottom line: A; B; C; D; or E?
    E
  23. What sort of giant (5m erect) creature is the extinct megatherium: Giraffe; Elephant; Sloth; or Penguin?
    Sloth
  24. The Anglicized French term entrepôt refers to a significant: Mathematical theory; Sea port; Announcement; or Breakfast?
    Sea port 
  25. Roughly how many tennis balls are stocked for use at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship fortnight: 1,200; 2,200; 4,500; or 57,000?
    57,000
  26. 2.What South American country between Venezuela and Suriname has the capital Georgetown: Uruguay; Chile; Guyana; or Peru?
    Guyana
  27. 3.Durian is considered King of: Fountain pens; Sports cars; Kitchen knives; or Fruits?
    Fruits
  28. 4.What navigational instrument and balancing toy has a spinning wheel in a tilting carrier?
    Gyroscope
  29. 5.Jaggery is a form of non-centrifugal: Diamond; Salt; Sugar; or Petrol?
    Sugar
  30. 6.The Tango was originally danced by two: Women; Men; Warriors; or Grandparents?
    Men 
  31. 7.What has the speed of 767mph: Earth's surface rotation; Light; Sound; or Rain?
    Sound
  32. 8.Gun-metal is traditionally mostly: Zinc; Tin; Copper; or Platinum?
    Copper
  33. 9.What organization has the website jw.org?
    Jehovah's Witnesses
  34. 10.US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?)' in 2017 human rights protests?
    Knee 
  35. 11.The historically common tuberculoisis called scrofula affected mainly a person's: Face; Trunk; Legs; or Neck?
    Neck
  36. 12.What is the national river of Russia and the longest in Europe?
    Volga
  37. 13.Traditionally how many seconds is a US rodeo bull ride: 8; 15; 30; or 60?
    8
  38. 14.French doctor Nostradamus is famous for his 1555-8 rhyming work ‘Centuries’ of: Proverbs; Prayers; Predictions; or Recipes?
    Predictions
  39. 15.Malin Head is the northern tip of: Japan; Ireland; Rhode Island; or Treasure Island?
    Ireland
  40. 16.The late medieval Hanseatic League which dominated trade and war comprised c.150 towns of Northern: Spain; Germany; Denmark; or Malta?
    Germany
  41. 17.What name is shared by Bermuda’s capital and university cities of Canada and New Zealand: Bridgetown; Jackson; Hamilton; or Willams?
    Hamilton
  42. 18.The hot country night noise-making cicada is a: Bird; Bat; Frog; or Insect?
    Insect
  43. 19.What significant war leader (1939-45) became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911?
    Winston Churchill
  44. 20.A chordophone is a musical instrument with: Skin; Electricity; Strings; or Water?
    Strings
  45. 21.American political activist Noam Chomsky was also a leading academic in: Chemistry; Farming; Linguistics; or Hairdressing?
    Linguistics
  46. 22.On a sailing vessel a mizzen is a: Flag; Bell; Mast; or Kitchen?
    Mast
  47. 23. UK 4th Lent Sunday and US/Canada/Australia 2nd Sunday of May is what day: Mother’s; Father’s; Thanksgiving; or Christmas?
    Mother’s
  48. 24.What country was once called Nueva Espana?
    Mexico
  49. 25.What is the tree-trunk called in the Highland Games tossing event?
    Caber
  50. 4.    Japanese Kobe ('koby') from Tajima Wagyu cattle is highly prized finest quality: Leather; Milk; Beef; or Horn?
    Beef  
  51. 5.    Blbically referenced Matzo (matza/matzah) is an important (What?) in Jewish passover cuisine: Wine; Fish; Stew; or Unleavened flatbread?
    Unleavened flatbread 
  52. 6.    What is the multiplication product of the top three numbers on a traditional calculator/phone keypad?
    504 
  53. 7.    What silver-white metalloid element, symbol Te, is named from Latin for earth?
    Tellurium 
  54. 8.    Hitchcock's thriller movie of John Buchan's book is 'The 39 (What?)' ?
    Steps
  55. 9.    Canada's eastern region of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island is called The: Riptides; Saltaires; Maritimes; or Seaside?
    Maritimes
  56. 10.  US-Finnish Linus Torvalds devised what largely eponymous open source operating system, also central to Android and Chrome?
    Linux
  57. 11.  The Limpopo river rises in central south (Where?) flowing to the Indian Ocean: Africa; Australia; India; or China?
    Africa
  58. 12.  Guacamole dip is made from which berry?
    Avocado
  59. 13.   The national 'Australia Day' is the 26th of: January; February; March or December?
    January
  60. 14.  Known as Land of the Gods for its many Hindu temples, Utterrakhand is a north-eastern state of Pakistan; Nepal; India; or China?
    India
  61. 15.  The popular 1990s Swedish band is called The: Cranberries; Corrs; Cardigans; or Jumpers?
    Cardigans
  62. 16.  2nd World War posters/publicity likened the smell of chemical gas weapon Lewisite to: Lavender; Roses; Geraniums; or Spearmint?
    Geraniums 
  63. 17.  Burj Khalifa, Tapei 101, Petronas 1 and 2, and KK100  are among the world's: Tallest buildings; Highest mountains; Biggest ships; or Longest bridges?
    Tallest buildings
  64. 18.  What is the cube root of a million?
    100
  65. 19.  Characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone, a supercell is a type of: Ice age; Jet engine; Thunderstorm; or Hair dryer?
    Thunderstorm
  66. 20.  The internet TLD (top level domain) .mc is reserved for: Mission Control NASA; Monaco; Scotland; or Mcdonald's Restaurants?
    Monaco 
  67. 21.  A bianca pizza is not: Leavened; Topped; Cooked; or Round?
    Topped 
  68. 22.  In birdwatching parlance, what is an LBJ, referring to an indistinguishable small brown bird?
    Little Brown Job
  69. 23.  Which modern city bridging Asia and Europe was called Byzantium?
    Istanbul  
  70. 24.  What three-letter word is Greek god of shepherds and meanings in cooking, film-making and  gold propecting?
    Pan
  71. 25.  Russia borders with 14 nations; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus,Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea and which four others?
    China, Norway, Finland, Ukraine