General Knowledge Quiz #284

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  1.     Karōshi/Guolaosi (Japanese/Chinese) refer to death from: Grief; Old-age; Overwork; or Christmas?
  2.     From Greek blastos (sprout) and kystis (bladder), the blastocyst directly precedes what in human reproduction: Embryo; Ovum; Sperm; or Baby?
  3.     Japanese Kobe ('koby') from Tajima Wagyu cattle is highly prized finest quality: Leather; Milk; Beef; or Horn?
  4.     Blbically referenced Matzo (matza/matzah) is an important (What?) in Jewish passover cuisine: Wine; Fish; Stew; or Unleavened flatbread?
  5.     What is the multiplication product of the top three numbers on a traditional calculator/phone keypad?
  6.     What silver-white metalloid element, symbol Te, is named from Latin for earth?
  7.     Hitchcock's thriller movie of John Buchan's book is 'The 39 (What?)' ?
  8.     Canada's eastern region of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island is called The: Riptides; Saltaires; Maritimes; or Seaside?
  9.   US-Finnish Linus Torvalds devised what largely eponymous open source operating system, also central to Android and Chrome?
  10.   The Limpopo river rises in central south (Where?) flowing to the Indian Ocean: Africa; Australia; India; or China?
  11.   Guacamole dip is made from which berry?
  12.    The national 'Australia Day' is the 26th of: January; February; March or December?
  13.   Known as Land of the Gods for its many Hindu temples, Utterrakhand is a north-eastern state of Pakistan; Nepal; India; or China?
  14.   The popular 1990s Swedish band is called The: Cranberries; Corrs; Cardigans; or Jumpers?
  15.   2nd World War posters/publicity likened the smell of chemical gas weapon Lewisite to: Lavender; Roses; Geraniums; or Spearmint?
  16.   Burj Khalifa, Tapei 101, Petronas 1 and 2, and KK100  are among the world's: Tallest buildings; Highest mountains; Biggest ships; or Longest bridges?
  17.   What is the cube root of a million?
  18.   Characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone, a supercell is a type of: Ice age; Jet engine; Thunderstorm; or Hair dryer?
  19.   The internet TLD (top level domain) .mc is reserved for: Mission Control NASA; Monaco; Scotland; or Mcdonald's Restaurants?
  20.   A bianca pizza is not: Leavened; Topped; Cooked; or Round?
  21.   In birdwatching parlance, what is an LBJ, referring to an indistinguishable small brown bird?
  22.   Which modern city bridging Asia and Europe was called Byzantium?
  23.   What three-letter word is Greek god of shepherds and meanings in cooking, film-making and  gold propecting?
  24.   Russia borders with 14 nations; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus,Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea and which four others?
  25.   What is the third ingredient allowed at Scotland's annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge-making Championships besides Water and Oatmeal?
  26.  In grammar what has become more acceptable to do to 'the infinitive': Negate; Pluralize; Split; or Bend?
  27.  The Isle of Man parliament is The House of: Windows; Floors; Doors; or Keys?
  28.  VTOL and HOTOL refer to: Trains; Boats; Aircraft; or Bicycles?
  29.  Commonly in churchards, Latin 'Hic Jacet Sepultus' means what?
  30.    Kerning refers to the spacing between characters in: War games; Stage plays; Typography; or Queuing at supermarket tills?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1.     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)
  2.     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)
  3.     Japanese Kobe ('koby') from Tajima Wagyu cattle is highly prized finest quality: Leather; Milk; Beef; or Horn?
    Beef  
  4.     Blbically referenced Matzo (matza/matzah) is an important (What?) in Jewish passover cuisine: Wine; Fish; Stew; or Unleavened flatbread?
    Unleavened flatbread 
  5.     What is the multiplication product of the top three numbers on a traditional calculator/phone keypad?
    504 (7 x 8 x 9)
  6.     What silver-white metalloid element, symbol Te, is named from Latin for earth?
    Tellurium (from tellus)
  7.     Hitchcock's thriller movie of John Buchan's book is 'The 39 (What?)' ?
    Steps
  8.     Canada's eastern region of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island is called The: Riptides; Saltaires; Maritimes; or Seaside?
    Maritimes
  9.   US-Finnish Linus Torvalds devised what largely eponymous open source operating system, also central to Android and Chrome?
    Linux
  10.   The Limpopo river rises in central south (Where?) flowing to the Indian Ocean: Africa; Australia; India; or China?
    Africa
  11.   Guacamole dip is made from which berry?
    Avocado
  12.    The national 'Australia Day' is the 26th of: January; February; March or December?
    January
  13.   Known as Land of the Gods for its many Hindu temples, Utterrakhand is a north-eastern state of Pakistan; Nepal; India; or China?
    India
  14.   The popular 1990s Swedish band is called The: Cranberries; Corrs; Cardigans; or Jumpers?
    Cardigans
  15.   2nd World War posters/publicity likened the smell of chemical gas weapon Lewisite to: Lavender; Roses; Geraniums; or Spearmint?
    Geraniums 
  16.   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
  17.   What is the cube root of a million?
    100
  18.   Characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone, a supercell is a type of: Ice age; Jet engine; Thunderstorm; or Hair dryer?
    Thunderstorm
  19.   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)
  20.   A bianca pizza is not: Leavened; Topped; Cooked; or Round?
    Topped (ie, no tomato/cheese topping - basically just the seasoned bread)
  21.   In birdwatching parlance, what is an LBJ, referring to an indistinguishable small brown bird?
    Little Brown Job
  22.   Which modern city bridging Asia and Europe was called Byzantium?
    Istanbul  
  23.   What three-letter word is Greek god of shepherds and meanings in cooking, film-making and  gold propecting?
    Pan
  24.   Russia borders with 14 nations; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus,Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea and which four others?
    China, Norway, Finland, Ukraine
  25.   What is the third ingredient allowed at Scotland's annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge-making Championships besides Water and Oatmeal?
    Salt
  26.  In grammar what has become more acceptable to do to 'the infinitive': Negate; Pluralize; Split; or Bend?
    Split (for example “to boldly go” or “to barely be heard” - i.e., inserting word/words between the 'to' and infinitive verb form, historically considered poor grammar)
  27.  The Isle of Man parliament is The House of: Windows; Floors; Doors; or Keys?
    Keys
  28.  VTOL and HOTOL refer to: Trains; Boats; Aircraft; or Bicycles?
    Aircraft (Vertical/Horizontal Take Off and Landing)
  29.  Commonly in churchards, Latin 'Hic Jacet Sepultus' means what?
    Here Lies Buried
  30.    Kerning refers to the spacing between characters in: War games; Stage plays; Typography; or Queuing at supermarket tills?
    Typography (gaps between letters and numbers, etc)