General Knowledge Quiz #272 - Questions and Answers

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General Knowledge Quiz #272 - Questions

  1. In various regions, Voyager, Dokker, Bipper, Caddy, Express, Gemini, and Trafic are popular models of what?
  2. Zopa (founded 2005) is a major international online provider of: News; Video-sharing; Peer-to-peer lending; or Fuit and vegetables?
  3. The alloy Magnox was used eponymously in what early power generation technology: Nuclear; Solar; Wind or Coal?
  4. The native/ethnic religion of Japan is: Jainism; Buddhism; Shinto; or Confucianism?
  5. The (International Union for Conservation of Nature) IUCN 'Red List' is the standard measure of (What?) in relation to biological species: Danger to humans; Environmentally damaging; Risk of extinction; or Edibility?
  6. What lighting uses low-pressure gas electron/atom collision rediation causing phosphor to glow: LED; Fluorescent; Incandescent; or Candles?
  7. The tricolour/tricolor flag of various nations originated in the 1500s as a sign of: Naval power; Republicanism; Catholicism; or Soccer shirt/shorts/socks?
  8. What central little part of the face, (a highly obscure popular quiz question answer) means 'love charm' in Latin?
  9. The fleshy outer called mace (when dried) surrounds the spice: Coriander; Nutmeg; Cinnamon; or Horseradish?
  10. Tectonics is the study of: Computing; Cinema; Earth's crust; or Colour/color?
  11. What part of the human body has a crown, neck, cement, and pulp cavity?
  12. What seminal globally significant human rights document was signed in 1215?
  13. What agricultural word prefixes the following: Bunting, Bread, Exchange, Rows, and Wall?
  14. In organism photosynthesis, chlorophyll absorbs and converts: Light; Carbon dioxide; Rain; or Sound?
  15. Who (now an expression) rejected Echo, fell in love with his own reflection, then died and became a flower?
  16. What small group of islands and autonomous nation is traditionally part of Scandinavia?
  17. The Boer War (1899-1902) and defeat of South Africa's Transvaal and Orange Free State saw domestic and international hostility towards the victorious nation: France; USA; Britain; or China?
  18. BBC News (23 Jul 2015): "The Sri Lankan Navy rescue of two elephants washed out to sea was a mammoth effort.." This is a: Palindrome; Pun; Metaphor; or Spoonerism?
  19. German engineer Felix Wankel (1902-88) invented the famous eponymous rotary: Lawn mower; Oven; Internal combustion engine; Clothes dryer; or Helicopter?
  20. In mathematics a vector has both: Magnitude; Force; Direction; or Stickiness? (two answers required)
  21. What is the most numerous primate on Earth?
  22. What 13th century organization, meaning to 'brag' or 'swank', later emerged powerfully also in 20th century USA as Cosa Nostra? (bonus point - what does Cosa Nostra mean, loosely?)
  23. The Magi sages, Caspar, Melchoir, and Balthazar, feature in: Star Wars; Lord of the Rings; Harry Potter; or The Bible?
  24. Faience is a type of: Dance; Confection; Pottery; or Legal obstruction?
  25. Match these Latin words to the creatures: Corvine; Lupine; Ursine; Bovine; Ovine; Vulpine; Fox; Crow; Wolf; Cattle; Sheep; Bear?
General Knowledge Quiz #272 - Answers 
  1. In various regions, Voyager, Dokker, Bipper, Caddy, Express, Gemini, and Trafic are popular models of what?
  2. Zopa (founded 2005) is a major international online provider of: News; Video-sharing; Peer-to-peer lending; or Fuit and vegetables?
  3. The alloy Magnox was used eponymously in what early power generation technology: Nuclear; Solar; Wind or Coal?
  4. The native/ethnic religion of Japan is: Jainism; Buddhism; Shinto; or Confucianism?
  5. The (International Union for Conservation of Nature) IUCN 'Red List' is the standard measure of (What?) in relation to biological species: Danger to humans; Environmentally damaging; Risk of extinction; or Edibility?
  6. What lighting uses low-pressure gas electron/atom collision rediation causing phosphor to glow: LED; Fluorescent; Incandescent; or Candles?
  7. The tricolour/tricolor flag of various nations originated in the 1500s as a sign of: Naval power; Republicanism; Catholicism; or Soccer shirt/shorts/socks?
  8. What central little part of the face, (a highly obscure popular quiz question answer) means 'love charm' in Latin?
  9. The fleshy outer called mace (when dried) surrounds the spice: Coriander; Nutmeg; Cinnamon; or Horseradish?
  10. Tectonics is the study of: Computing; Cinema; Earth's crust; or Colour/color?
  11. What part of the human body has a crown, neck, cement, and pulp cavity?
  12. What seminal globally significant human rights document was signed in 1215?
  13. What agricultural word prefixes the following: Bunting, Bread, Exchange, Rows, and Wall?
  14. In organism photosynthesis, chlorophyll absorbs and converts: Light; Carbon dioxide; Rain; or Sound?
  15. Who (now an expression) rejected Echo, fell in love with his own reflection, then died and became a flower?
  16. What small group of islands and autonomous nation is traditionally part of Scandinavia?
  17. The Boer War (1899-1902) and defeat of South Africa's Transvaal and Orange Free State saw domestic and international hostility towards the victorious nation: France; USA; Britain; or China?
  18. BBC News (23 Jul 2015): "The Sri Lankan Navy rescue of two elephants washed out to sea was a mammoth effort.." This is a: Palindrome; Pun; Metaphor; or Spoonerism?
  19. German engineer Felix Wankel (1902-88) invented the famous eponymous rotary: Lawn mower; Oven; Internal combustion engine; Clothes dryer; or Helicopter?
  20. In mathematics a vector has both: Magnitude; Force; Direction; or Stickiness? (two answers required)
  21. What is the most numerous primate on Earth?
  22. What 13th century organization, meaning to 'brag' or 'swank', later emerged powerfully also in 20th century USA as Cosa Nostra? (bonus point - what does Cosa Nostra mean, loosely?)
  23. The Magi sages, Caspar, Melchoir, and Balthazar, feature in: Star Wars; Lord of the Rings; Harry Potter; or The Bible?
  24. Faience is a type of: Dance; Confection; Pottery; or Legal obstruction?
  25. Match these Latin words to the creatures: Corvine; Lupine; Ursine; Bovine; Ovine; Vulpine; Fox; Crow; Wolf; Cattle; Sheep; Bear?

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