General Knowledge Quiz #281

General Knowledge Quiz #281 - Questions and Answers

The 281st 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 #280 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #281 - Questions


1.'Royal jelly' comes from: Eels; Beef; Bees; Cheese?

2.What South American country between Venezuela and Suriname has the capital Georgetown: Uruguay; Chile; Guyana; or Peru?

3.Durian is considered King of: Fountain pens; Sports cars; Kitchen knives; or Fruits?

4.What navigational instrument and balancing toy has a spinning wheel in a tilting carrier?

5.Jaggery is a form of non-centrifugal: Diamond; Salt; Sugar; or Petrol?

6.The Tango was originally danced by two: Women; Men; Warriors; or Grandparents? (see more dance facts [link to dance page])

7.What has the speed of 767mph: Earth's surface rotation; Light; Sound; or Rain?

8.Gun-metal is traditionally mostly: Zinc; Tin; Copper; or Platinum?

9.What organization has the website jw.org?

10.US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?)' in 2017 human rights protests? (on one knee during the national anthem)

11.The historically common tuberculoisis called scrofula affected mainly a person's: Face; Trunk; Legs; or Neck?

12.What is the national river of Russia and the longest in Europe? 

13.Traditionally how many seconds is a US rodeo bull ride: 8; 15; 30; or 60? 

14.French doctor Nostradamus is famous for his 1555-8 rhyming work ‘Centuries’ of: Proverbs; Prayers; Predictions; or Recipes?

15.Malin Head is the northern tip of: Japan; Ireland; Rhode Island; or Treasure Island?

16.The late medieval Hanseatic League which dominated trade and war comprised c.150 towns of Northern: Spain; Germany; Denmark; or Malta? 

17.What name is shared by Bermuda’s capital and university cities of Canada and New Zealand: Bridgetown; Jackson; Hamilton; or Willams?

18.The hot country night noise-making cicada is a: Bird; Bat; Frog; or Insect?

19.What significant war leader (1939-45) became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911?

20.A chordophone is a musical instrument with: Skin; Electricity; Strings; or Water?

21.American political activist Noam Chomsky was also a leading academic in: Chemistry; Farming; Linguistics; or Hairdressing?

22.On a sailing vessel a mizzen is a: Flag; Bell; Mast; or Kitchen?

23. UK 4th Lent Sunday and US/Canada/Australia 2nd Sunday of May is what day: Mother’s; Father’s; Thanksgiving; or Christmas?

24.What country was once called Nueva Espana?

25.What is the tree-trunk called in the Highland Games tossing event?


General Knowledge Quiz #281 - Answers  

1.'Royal jelly' comes from: Eels; Beef; Bees; Cheese? Bees

2.What South American country between Venezuela and Suriname has the capital Georgetown: Uruguay; Chile; Guyana; or Peru? Guyana

3.Durian is considered King of: Fountain pens; Sports cars; Kitchen knives; or Fruits? Fruits

4.What navigational instrument and balancing toy has a spinning wheel in a tilting carrier? Gyroscope

5.Jaggery is a form of non-centrifugal: Diamond; Salt; Sugar; or Petrol? Sugar

6.The Tango was originally danced by two: Women; Men; Warriors; or Grandparents? Men (see more dance facts here)

7.What has the speed of 767mph: Earth's surface rotation; Light; Sound; or Rain? Sound

8.Gun-metal is traditionally mostly: Zinc; Tin; Copper; or Platinum? Copper

9.What organization has the website jw.org? Jehovah's Witnesses

10.US athletes/performers controversially 'took the.. (What?)' in 2017 human rights protests? Knee (on one knee during the national anthem)

11.The historically common tuberculoisis called scrofula affected mainly a person's: Face; Trunk; Legs; or Neck? Neck

12.What is the national river of Russia and the longest in Europe? Volga

13.Traditionally how many seconds is a US rodeo bull ride: 8; 15; 30; or 60? 8

14.French doctor Nostradamus is famous for his 1555-8 rhyming work ‘Centuries’ of: Proverbs; Prayers; Predictions; or Recipes? Predictions

15.Malin Head is the northern tip of: Japan; Ireland; Rhode Island; or Treasure Island? Ireland

16.The late medieval Hanseatic League which dominated trade and war comprised c.150 towns of Northern: Spain; Germany; Denmark; or Malta?  Germany

17.What name is shared by Bermuda’s capital and university cities of Canada and New Zealand: Bridgetown; Jackson; Hamilton; or Willams? Hamilton

18.The hot country night noise-making cicada is a: Bird; Bat; Frog; or Insect? Insect

19.What significant war leader (1939-45) became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911? Winston Churchill

20.A chordophone is a musical instrument with: Skin; Electricity; Strings; or Water? Strings

21.American political activist Noam Chomsky was also a leading academic in: Chemistry; Farming; Linguistics; or Hairdressing? Linguistics

22.On a sailing vessel a mizzen is a: Flag; Bell; Mast; or Kitchen? Mast

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

24.What country was once called Nueva Espana? Mexico

25.What is the tree-trunk called in the Highland Games tossing event? Caber


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