General Knowledge Quiz #279

General Knowledge Quiz #279 - Questions and Answers

The 279th free trivia quiz in our general knowledge series at BusinessBalls.com. Suitable for team building, pub quizzes or just general entertainment. Try General Knowledge Quiz #278 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #279 - Questions

  1. What bird is named after an Atlantic island group, where it originated?
  2. Russian author Ivan Turenev, from Latin 'nothing', first named what zero-morality belief system?
  3. Nuclear fission means/refers to atoms being: Collided; Mixed; Split; or Heated?
  4. Thiamin and Riboflavin are types 1 and 2 of what?
  5. From Latin 'alive' and 'cutting', what is the dissection of live animals for experiments?
  6. John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) defined an eponymous major theory of: Architecture; Cooking; Astronomy; or Economics?
  7. Which German scientist established in 1905 'special relativity', on which basis nothing is faster than light?
  8. What broad creative compilation concept is named from French meaning 'mount'?
  9. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous traditionally use only what names: First name; Surname; Nickname; or Number? 
  10. Kevin Systrom posted the first photo in July 2010 (a dog in Mexico and his girlfriend's foot) on what portmanteau-named technology platform?
  11. What term is the direct opposite of atheist?
  12. What food additive prevents fats becoming rancid: Emulsifier; Anti-oxidant; Acidulent; or Humectant?
  13. Jackson Pollock is a famous American Action: Hero; Figure; Movie; or Painter?
  14. Which two of these are types of acid rain: Hydrochloric; Nitric; Sulphuric; or Hydrofluoric?
  15. Which one of these acids is body-systemically lethal besides corrosive: Hydrochloric; Nitric; Sulphuric; or Hydrofluoric?
  16. The reigns of Emperors of France (1814 and 1815), Russia (1917), and Germany (1918) ended by: Assassination; Abdication; Madness; or Divorce?
  17. What is the amusing translation of the mock Latin "Quantum ille canis est in fenestra"?
  18. Epinephrine and Takamine are alternative names for what hormone/neurotransmitter/medication: Oxytocin; Adrenaline; Cortisol; or Seratonin?
  19. Fitbit is a famous technology (What?) brand: Dating; Fitness; Equine; or DIY?
  20. A sommelier particularly correlates (What?) with food: Health; Personality; Wine; or Kitchen design?
  21. What early blogging system became during the early 2000s the leading software for website design?
  22. Antebellum means before the: Flood; War; Storm or Fall?
  23. 19thC British land agent in Ireland, Charles Boycott originated a concept simiilar to: Football; Pinball; Blackball; or Cricket?
  24. Christian 'Adventist' refers to a founding belief in: Purgatory; Christ's 2nd coming; Forgiveness; or Abstinence?
  25. Which one of these did not solve the Deoxyribonucleic Acid mystery: Holmes; Watson; or Crick?

General Knowledge Quiz #279 - Answers 

  1. What bird is named after an Atlantic island group, where it originated? Canary (The Canary Islands are named 'islands of dogs', 'Islas Canarias'.. specifically Gran Canaria)
  2. Russian author Ivan Turenev, from Latin 'nothing', first named what zero-morality belief system? Nihilism (based on the character Basarov in the novel Fathers and Sons, 1862)
  3. Nuclear fission means/refers to atoms being: Collided; Mixed; Split; or Heated? Split
  4. Thiamin and Riboflavin are types 1 and 2 of what? Vitamin B
  5. From Latin 'alive' and 'cutting', what is the dissection of live animals for experiments? Vivisection
  6. John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) defined an eponymous major theory of: Architecture; Cooking; Astronomy; or Economics? Economics (i.e., Keyensian, pronounced 'kaynzian' - which among other things says that full employment is not generally viable or sensible)
  7. Which German scientist established in 1905 'special relativity', on which basis nothing is faster than light? Einstein (Albert Einstein 1879-1955)
  8. What broad creative compilation concept is named from French meaning 'mount'? Montage
  9. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous traditionally use only what names: First name; Surname; Nickname; or Number?  First name
  10. Kevin Systrom posted the first photo in July 2010 (a dog in Mexico and his girlfriend's foot) on what portmanteau-named technology platform? Instagram (named from instant camera and telegram)
  11. What term is the direct opposite of atheist? Theist (a believer in [a] God)
  12. What food additive prevents fats becoming rancid: Emulsifier; Anti-oxidant; Acidulent; or Humectant? Anti-oxidant
  13. Jackson Pollock is a famous American Action: Hero; Figure; Movie; or Painter? Painter (action painting refers to the physical application of paint to canvas in that form of abstract art)
  14. Which two of these are types of acid rain: Hydrochloric; Nitric; Sulphuric; or Hydrofluoric? Nitric and Sulphuric (or Sulfuric)
  15. Which one of these acids is body-systemically lethal besides corrosive: Hydrochloric; Nitric; Sulphuric; or Hydrofluoric? Hydrofluoric (this acid damages the wider body system besides the direct contact burn, and so is especially lethal)
  16. The reigns of Emperors of France (1814 and 1815), Russia (1917), and Germany (1918) ended by: Assassination; Abdication; Madness; or Divorce? Abdication
  17. What is the amusing translation of the mock Latin "Quantum ille canis est in fenestra"? How much is that doggie in the window? (a popular funny song of the mid 1900s)
  18. Epinephrine and Takamine are alternative names for what hormone/neurotransmitter/medication: Oxytocin; Adrenaline; Cortisol; or Seratonin? Adrenaline (Takamine is a historic Japanese term, after a scientist who developed a version of the substance)
  19. Fitbit is a famous technology (What?) brand: Dating; Fitness; Equine; or DIY? Fitness
  20. A sommelier particularly correlates (What?) with food: Health; Personality; Wine; or Kitchen design? Wine
  21. What early blogging system became during the early 2000s the leading software for website design? Wordpress
  22. Antebellum means before the: Flood; War; Storm or Fall? War
  23. 19thC British land agent in Ireland, Charles Boycott originated a concept simiilar to: Football; Pinball; Blackball; or Cricket? what? Blackball (the term 'boycott', meaning refuse to deal/trade with something/somebody, after he was ostracized for opposing land reforms, and the term derives from this - 'blackball' is a similar concept of exclusion - more detail at cliches origins)
  24. Christian 'Adventist' refers to a founding belief in: Purgatory; Christ's 2nd coming; Forgiveness; or Abstinence? Christ's 2nd coming (the second advent, advent = coming or arrival)
  25. Which one of these did not solve the Deoxyribonucleic Acid mystery: Holmes; Watson; or Crick? Holmes (Deoxyribonucleic Acid is DNA, discovered by Watson and Crick)


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