General Knowledge Quiz #280

General Knowledge Quiz #280 - Questions and Answers

The 280th 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 #279 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #280 - Questions

  1. Lindt, Suchard and Tobler are brands of what nation's what?
  2. Adults have 206 and children have 300 what?
  3. Which elite practitioners are commonly issued completely new footwear on a daily basis: Footballers; Ballerinas; Speedskaters; or Submariners?
  4. Social networking website vk.com, a top 20 website globally at 2017, is owned by Vkontakte Ltd, founded/based/used mainly by: Russia; China; Africa; or South America?
  5. In 2017 the oldest written (What?) was radiocarbon-dated at 3-4th century: Emoji; Zero; Question mark; or Shopping list?
  6. Started in the Han Dynasty (c.200BC-200AD) the ancient trading route from Korea/Japan to the Mediterranean Sea is called the (What?) Road: Tea; Silk; Tobacco; or Roman?
  7. A fascinator is a type of (What?) wear: Beach; Night; Head; or Foot?
  8. What's the French ('fat liver') food of force-fed duck/goose liver?
  9. Advocated/tested as alternative anti-depressant, psilocybin is the active ingredient of what?
  10. Ancient/pagan people considered apples spiritual/sacred partly because a horizontal cut mid-section reveals a: Cross; Star; Heart; or Triangle? 
  11. 'Checkpoint Charlie' is a historic obsolete border crossing in: Moscow; Berlin; Hong Kong; or Tijuana?
  12. Jazz vocalization using non-word sounds, pioneered by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald is (What?) singing: Ragtime; Scat; Be-bop; or Barber-shop?
  13. French fashion designer Christian Louboutin's shoes famously have (What?) soles: Wooden; Brass; Grass; or Red?
  14. How many acres are in a square mile: 4; 12; 50; or 640?
  15. What show dance form derives from 1900s French style/meaning 'scandalous'?
  16. The Kodak Box Brownie was (early 1900s) one the most common types of: Bear; Camera; Car; or Snack food?
  17. Rod pocket, pencil pleat, pinch pleat, and tab top are popular variations of what?
  18. Biscuits and gravy, and grits are cuisine of: Ireland; USA; France; or India?
  19. Named after a Roman saint, what river connects the Great or Laurentian Lakes of North America to the Atlantic?
  20. Which one of these was a real and not mythical creature: Centaur; Mermaid; Leprechaun; or Dodo?
  21. In 2017 Swiss producer Barry Callebaut made what '4th' basic chocolate, named from the cocoa bean: Gold; Silver; Ruby; or Lapis Lazuli?
  22. At 2017 the most expensive domain name ever (reported) sold is: Fox.com; BBC.com; Insurance.com; or Whitehouse.com?
  23. A tachyon is a particle of impossibly great: Size; Heat; Brightness or Velocity?
  24. Spell the unit of speech equating to a single sound: Sylabell; Cyllable; or Syllabul; or Syllable?
  25. From Latin, Sylvania means (What?) land: Silver; Rabbit; Pretend; or Forest?

General Knowledge Quiz #280 - Answers 

  1. Lindt, Suchard and Tobler are brands of what nation's what? Swiss chocolate
  2. Adults have 206 and children have 300 what? Bones
  3. Which elite practitioners are commonly issued completely new footwear on a daily basis: Footballers; Ballerinas; Speedskaters; or Submariners? Ballerinas
  4. Social networking website vk.com, a top 20 website globally at 2017, is owned by Vkontakte Ltd, founded/based/used mainly by: Russia; China; Africa; or South America? Russia
  5. In 2017 the oldest written (What?) was radiocarbon-dated at 3-4th century: Emoji; Zero; Question mark; or Shopping list? Zero (a dot, as a 'placeholder digit' in numbers such as 101, in Sanskrit on bark from Bakhshali, Peshawar, Pakistan)
  6. Started in the Han Dynasty (c.200BC-200AD) the ancient trading route from Korea/Japan to the Mediterranean Sea is called the (What?) Road: Tea; Silk; Tobacco; or Roman? Silk
  7. A fascinator is a type of (What?) wear: Beach; Night; Head; or Foot? Head (nowadays a fancy perched or clipped highly ornamental/attention-grabbling headpiece, but originally 1800s a knitted/crocheted lightweighet scarf/balaclava)
  8. What's the French ('fat liver') food of force-fed duck/goose liver? Foie gras
  9. Advocated/tested as alternative anti-depressant, psilocybin is the active ingredient of what? Magic mushrooms (or equivalent name, notably psychedelic mushrooms)
  10. Ancient/pagan people considered apples spiritual/sacred partly because a horizontal cut mid-section reveals a: Cross; Star; Heart; or Triangle? Star
  11. 'Checkpoint Charlie' is a historic obsolete border crossing in: Moscow; Berlin; Hong Kong; or Tijuana? Berlin
  12. Jazz vocalization using non-word sounds, pioneered by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald is (What?) singing: Ragtime; Scat; Be-bop; or Barber-shop? Scat
  13. French fashion designer Christian Louboutin's shoes famously have (What?) soles: Wooden; Brass; Grass; or Red? Red
  14. How many acres are in a square mile: 4; 12; 50; or 640? 640
  15. What show dance form derives from 1900s French style/meaning 'scandalous'? Can-can (see more facinating dance facts and terminology)
  16. The Kodak Box Brownie was (early 1900s) one the most common types of: Bear; Camera; Car; or Snack food? Camera
  17. Rod pocket, pencil pleat, pinch pleat, and tab top are popular variations of what? Curtains (rail fixings/tops)
  18. Biscuits and gravy, and grits are cuisine of: Ireland; USA; France; or India? USA
  19. Named after a Roman saint, what river connects the Great or Laurentian Lakes of North America to the Atlantic? Saint Lawrence River
  20. Which one of these was a real and not mythical creature: Centaur; Mermaid; Leprechaun; or Dodo? Dodo
  21. In 2017 Swiss producer Barry Callebaut made what '4th' basic chocolate, named from the cocoa bean: Gold; Silver; Ruby; or Lapis Lazuli? Ruby
  22. At 2017 the most expensive domain name ever (reported) sold is: Fox.com; BBC.com; Insurance.com; or Whitehouse.com? Insurance.com ($35.5m in 2010 - others might exceed this but remain confidential)
  23. A tachyon is a particle of impossibly great: Size; Heat; Brightness or Velocity? Velocity(hypothetically faster than light)
  24. Spell the unit of speech equating to a single sound: Sylabell; Cyllable; or Syllabul; or Syllable? Syllable
  25. From Latin, Sylvania means (What?) land: Silver; Rabbit; Pretend; or Forest? Forest


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