General Knowledge Questions 487

  1. What Irish city name means 'Blackpool'? 
  2. An oystercatcher is a type of: Bird; Fish; Seal; or Crocodile? 
  3. The eland, a large wild African (What?), is the only domesticated: Zebra; Antelope; Hippopotamus; or Wasp?   
  4. What nation has counties called Flintshire, Monmouthshire, and Bridgend? 
  5. What cooking item is named via French from Greek 'kaminos Marias' (furnace of Maria)? 
  6. From June 2018 Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on women: Owning a business; Wearing trousers; Driving; or Using Facebook? 
  7. What folding furniture invented 5,000 years ago is named from use on cruise ships? 
  8. Named after a Dutch city what is the most consumed cheese globally?  
  9. Ethereum, Dash, Omni, Ripple and Monero are: Grand National winners; Yoga positions; Harry Potter ghosts; or Cryptocurrencies? 
  10. Spell the full name of USA's extreme right-wing secret society KKK? 
  11. What style of meal is named from an 18th century sideboard and a French stool? 
  12. The famous musical about a Jewish family in Imperial Russia is '(What?) on the Roof': Cat; Snow; Fiddler; or Up?  
  13. A 'Warka Tower' is a modern air well invention that collects clean water from: Condensation; Rainfall; Evaporation; or Insects? 
  14. What is three-quarters divided by a half? 
  15. The Spanish Main historically referred to the Eastern bay coasts formed by Central: Spain; Italy; Africa; or America?    
  16. Traveler's Cheques were launched globally in 1891 by: The Royal Mint; American Express; Hilton; or Boeing? 
  17. Which actress's personal script used in Breakfast at Tiffany's sold for a record £630k in London 2017? 
  18. In Tibetan Buddhism a dual state between death and rebirth is: Loren; Novak; Bardo; or Fonda? 
  19. What 50,000 years old hunting tool is considered to be the first man-made aerofoil/airfoil? 
  20. The Anglicized-French term 'coup de foudre' refers to a: Poodle haircut; Guillotine; Thunderbolt; or Cup of tea? 
  21. What is the medieval origin of chemistry, mainly aiming to convert base metal to gold? 
  22. 1918 Nobel Prizewinner Max Planck (1858-947) was a German: Novelist; Physicist; Politician; or Sculptor?   
  23. What word is commonly unnecessarily used before 'whence', 'hence' and 'thence',  (because it already exists in those words): To; Again; From; or Go? 
  24. What receptacle prefixes shop, load, and seat to make three different terms? 
  25. Match these beers to the founding countries: Tiger, Carling, Efes, Carlsberg, Heineken, Stella, Harp, Lowenbrau, Corona, San Miguel, Kingfisher, Coors, Castlemaine, Kronenbourg, Sagres, Mythos - USA, Australia, Turkey, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Singapore, England, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, India, France? 


General Knowledge Answers 487

  1. What Irish city name means 'Blackpool'? Dublin
  2. An oystercatcher is a type of: Bird; Fish; Seal; or Crocodile? Bird
  3. The eland, a large wild African (What?), is the only domesticated: Zebra; Antelope; Hippopotamus; or Wasp? Antelope  
  4. What nation has counties called Flintshire, Monmouthshire, and Bridgend? Wales
  5. What cooking item is named via French from Greek 'kaminos Marias' (furnace of Maria)? Bain-marie (bath of Maria, thought originally a Greek reference to a Jewish alchemist)
  6. From June 2018 Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on women: Owning a business; Wearing trousers; Driving; or Using Facebook? Driving
  7. What folding furniture invented 5,000 years ago is named from use on cruise ships? Deckchair
  8. Named after a Dutch city what is the most consumed cheese globally? Gouda 
  9. Ethereum, Dash, Omni, Ripple and Monero are: Grand National winners; Yoga positions; Harry Potter ghosts; or Cryptocurrencies? Cryptocurrencies
  10. Spell the full name of USA's extreme right-wing secret society KKK? Ku Klux Klan  
  11. What style of meal is named from an 18th century sideboard and a French stool? Buffet
  12. The famous musical about a Jewish family in Imperial Russia is '(What?) on the Roof': Cat; Snow; Fiddler; or Up? Fiddler 
  13. A 'Warka Tower' is a modern air well invention that collects clean water from: Condensation; Rainfall; Evaporation; or Insects? Condensation
  14. What is three-quarters divided by a half? One-and-a-half (or 1.5)
  15. The Spanish Main historically referred to the Eastern bay coasts formed by Central: Spain; Italy; Africa; or America? America   
  16. Traveler's Cheques were launched globally in 1891 by: The Royal Mint; American Express; Hilton; or Boeing? American Express
  17. Which actress's personal script used in Breakfast at Tiffany's sold for a record £630k in London 2017? Audrey Hepburn
  18. In Tibetan Buddhism a dual state between death and rebirth is: Loren; Novak; Bardo; or Fonda? Bardo
  19. What 50,000 years old hunting tool is considered to be the first man-made aerofoil/airfoil? Boomerang
  20. The Anglicized-French term 'coup de foudre' refers to a: Poodle haircut; Guillotine; Thunderbolt; or Cup of tea? Thunderbolt (and a metaphor for love at first sight, or similar)
  21. What is the medieval origin of chemistry, mainly aiming to convert base metal to gold? Alchemy
  22. 1918 Nobel Prizewinner Max Planck (1858-947) was a German: Novelist; Physicist; Politician; or Sculptor? Physicist  
  23. What word is commonly unnecessarily used before 'whence', 'hence' and 'thence',  (because it already exists in those words): To; Again; From; or Go? From (ie, they mean basically 'from where', 'from here', and 'from there')
  24. What receptacle prefixes shop, load, and seat to make three different terms? Bucket
  25. Match these beers to the founding countries: Tiger, Carling, Efes, Carlsberg, Heineken, Stella, Harp, Lowenbrau, Corona, San Miguel, Kingfisher, Coors, Castlemaine, Kronenbourg, Sagres, Mythos - USA, Australia, Turkey, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Singapore, England, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, India, France? Tiger=Singapore, Carling=England, Efes=Turkey, Carlsberg=Denmark, Heineken=Netherlands, Stella=Belgium, Harp=Ireland, Lowenbrau=Germany, Corona=Mexico, San Miguel=Spain, Kingfisher=India, Coors=USA, Castlemaine=Australia, Kronenbourg=France, Sagres=Portugal, Mythos=Greece

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