General Knowledge Quiz #284 - Questions and Answers

The 284th 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 #283 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #284 - Questions

1.    What is a quarter divided by three-quarters?

2.    Karōshi/Guolaosi (Japanese/Chinese) refer to death from: Grief; Old-age; Overwork; or Christmas?

3.    From Greek blastos (sprout) and kystis (bladder), the blastocyst directly precedes what in human reproduction: Embryo; Ovum; Sperm; or Baby?

4.    Japanese Kobe ('koby') from Tajima Wagyu cattle is highly prized finest quality: Leather; Milk; Beef; or Horn?

5.    Blbically referenced Matzo (matza/matzah) is an important (What?) in Jewish passover cuisine: Wine; Fish; Stew; or Unleavened flatbread?

6.    What is the multiplication product of the top three numbers on a traditional calculator/phone keypad?

7.    What silver-white metalloid element, symbol Te, is named from Latin for earth?

8.    Hitchcock's thriller movie of Richard Hannay's book is 'The 39 (What?)' ? 

9.    Canada's eastern region of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island is called The: Riptides; Saltaires; Maritimes; or Seaside?

10.  US-Finnish Linus Torvalds devised what largely eponymous open source operating system, also central to Android and Chrome?

11.  The Limpopo river rises in central south (Where?) flowing to the Indian Ocean: Africa; Australia; India; or China?

12.  Guacamole dip is made from which berry?

13.  The national 'Australia Day' is the 26th of: January; February; March or December?

14.  Known as Land of the Gods for its many Hindu temples, Utterrakhand is a north-eastern state of Pakistan; Nepal; India; or China?

15.  The popular 1990s Swedish band is called The: Cranberries; Corrs; Cardigans; or Jumpers?

16.   2nd World War posters/publicity likened the smell of chemical gas weapon Lewisite to: Lavender; Roses; Geraniums; or Spearmint?

17.  Burj Khalifa, Tapei 101, Petronas 1 and 2, and KK100  are among the world's: Tallest buildings; Highest mountains; Biggest ships; or Longest bridges?

18.  What is the cube root of a million?

19.  Characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone, a supercell is a type of: Ice age; Jet engine; Thunderstorm; or Hair dryer?

20.  The internet TLD (top level domain) .mc is reserved for: Mission Control NASA; Monaco; Scotland;or Mcdonald's Restaurants?

21.  A bianca pizza is not: Leavened; Topped; Cooked; or Round?

22.  In birdwatching parlance, what is an LBJ, referring to an indistinguishable small brown bird?

23.  Which modern city bridging Asia and Europe was called Byzantium?

24.  What three-letter word is Greek god of shepherds and meanings in cooking, film-making and  gold propecting?

25.  Russia borders with 14 nations; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus,Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea and which four others?


General Knowledge Quiz #284 - Answers

1.    What is a quarter divided by three-quarters?  A third (or 0.333333)

2.    Karōshi/Guolaosi (Japanese/Chinese) refer to death from: Grief; Old-age; Overwork; or Christmas? Overwork (causing heart attack, stroke, starvation, substance abuse, or mental illness/suicide, etc)

3.    From Greek blastos (sprout) and kystis (bladder), the blastocyst directly precedes what in human reproduction: Embryo; Ovum; Sperm; or Baby? Embryo (it's basically a ball of cells)

4.    Japanese Kobe ('koby') from Tajima Wagyu cattle is highly prized finest quality: Leather; Milk; Beef; or Horn? Beef  

5.    Blbically referenced Matzo (matza/matzah) is an important (What?) in Jewish passover cuisine: Wine; Fish; Stew; or Unleavened flatbread? Unleavened flatbread 

6.    What is the multiplication product of the top three numbers on a traditional calculator/phone keypad? 504 (7 x 8 x 9)

7.    What silver-white metalloid element, symbol Te, is named from Latin for earth?  Tellurium (from tellus)

8.    Hitchcock's thriller movie of John Buchan's book is 'The 39 (What?)' ? Steps

9.    Canada's eastern region of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island is called The: Riptides; Saltaires; Maritimes; or Seaside? Maritimes

10.  US-Finnish Linus Torvalds devised what largely eponymous open source operating system, also central to Android and Chrome? Linux

11.  The Limpopo river rises in central south (Where?) flowing to the Indian Ocean: Africa; Australia; India; or China? Africa

12.  Guacamole dip is made from which berry? Avocado

13.   The national 'Australia Day' is the 26th of: January; February; March or December? January

14.  Known as Land of the Gods for its many Hindu temples, Utterrakhand is a north-eastern state of Pakistan; Nepal; India; or China? India

15.  The popular 1990s Swedish band is called The: Cranberries; Corrs; Cardigans; or Jumpers? Cardigans

16.  2nd World War posters/publicity likened the smell of chemical gas weapon Lewisite to: Lavender; Roses; Geraniums; or Spearmint? Geraniums 

17.  Burj Khalifa, Tapei 101, Petronas 1 and 2, and KK100  are among the world's: Tallest buildings; Highest mountains; Biggest ships; or Longest bridges?  Tallest buildings

18.  What is the cube root of a million? 100

19.  Characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone, a supercell is a type of: Ice age; Jet engine; Thunderstorm; or Hair dryer? Thunderstorm

20.  The internet TLD (top level domain) .mc is reserved for: Mission Control NASA; Monaco; Scotland; or Mcdonald's Restaurants? Monaco (companies with trademark registered in Monaco)

21.  A bianca pizza is not: Leavened; Topped; Cooked; or Round? Topped (ie, no tomato/cheese topping - basically just the seasoned bread)

22.  In birdwatching parlance, what is an LBJ, referring to an indistinguishable small brown bird? Little Brown Job

23.  Which modern city bridging Asia and Europe was called Byzantium? Istanbul  

24.  What three-letter word is Greek god of shepherds and meanings in cooking, film-making and  gold propecting? Pan

25.  Russia borders with 14 nations; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus,Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea and which four others? China, Norway, Finland, Ukraine



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