General Knowledge Quiz #285

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  1. 2.     Which one of these originally meant a discipline requiring much work and practice: Kung Fu; Reiki; Origami; or Feng Shui?
  2. 3.     A 2017 MORI survey found which one of these cities' apartment rents to be just a fifth (20%) of the others: London, NYC, Paris; or Berlin?
  3. 4.     Chechnya has been in conflict with which governing nation since a vast dissolution in 1991?
  4. 5.     Theakston's Old Peculiar is a traditional English dark brown: Body rub gel; Real ale; Pipe tobacco; or Boot polish?
  5. 6.     What Unilever brand dropped a Facebook advert in 2017 because it showed “a black woman turning white after using the soap”?
  6. 7.     Jacinda Arden became the world's youngest female prime minister when elected as which nation's leader in 2017?
  7. 8.     Which major holiday company was rebranded TUI ('too-ee') in 2017: Thomson; Thomas Cook; 18-30; or Virgin?
  8. 9.     Toulouse in France is called the (What?) city due to its architecture: Blue; Pink; Orange; or Zebra?
  9. 10.  Britain's second biggest land-owner after the Forestry Commission is the: National Trust; Queen; Church of England; or Google?
  10. 11.  What is the vast animal taxonomy classification, including humans, referring to the female milk gland?
  11. 12.  The guava fruit is native to central: Americas; Africa; Europe; or China?
  12. 13.  Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo is a 1950s: Winter Olympics venue; Sports car; Opera; or Pyramid scheme?
  13. 14.  Which of these musical notes is technically a misnomer: C flat; E flat; F sharp; or B?
  14. 15.  The 1521 assembly/reaction to Martin Luther's challenge to Catholic policies is called the: Imbibing of Eels; Consumption of Ants; Gorging of Frogs; or Diet of Worms?
  15. 16.  What iconic monument (translation 'Crown of the Palace') was built as a Muslim mausoleum for the wife of 1700s emperor Shah Jahan?
  16. 17.  The modern replacement term for 'manic depression' is: Asperger's; Bipolar disorder; Autism; or PTSD?
  17. 18.  Quotidian refers to (What?) frequency: Three-monthly; Fortnightly; Daily; or Mistakenly?
  18. 19.  What Belgian cartoon characters created in 1958 wear Phrygian caps, historically worn to represent central European freedom from Roman slavery?
  19. 20.  The 22km Cook Strait is a dangerous sea passage between north and south islands of which nation?
  20. 21.  The perigee and apogee refer to the distances/movement between: Deadline and forecast; Golfer and ball; Earth and Satellite; or Divorcing couples?
  21. 22.  Hegemony is a form of: Card game; Dominant leadership; Gardening; or Money laundering?
  22. 23.  The NATO flag/emblem is what icon?
  23. 24.  Rheasilvia, considered the tallest mountain in the Solar System, is on: Mars; The Moon; Vesta asteroid; or The Sun?
  24. 25.  What item of clothing is named after an atoll site of US nuclear testing, originally meaning 'surface of coconuts'?
  25.      Which one of these originally meant a discipline requiring much work and practice: Kung Fu; Reiki; Origami; or Feng Shui?
  26.      Chechnya has been in conflict with which governing nation since a vast dissolution in 1991?
  27.      Theakston's Old Peculiar is a traditional English dark brown: Body rub gel; Real ale; Pipe tobacco; or Boot polish?
  28.      What Unilever brand dropped a Facebook advert in 2017 because it showed “a black woman turning white after using the soap”?
  29.      Jacinda Arden became the world's youngest female prime minister when elected as which nation's leader in 2017?
  30.   Britain's second biggest land-owner after the Forestry Commission is the: National Trust; Queen; Church of England; or Google?
  31.   The guava fruit is native to central: Americas; Africa; Europe; or China?
  32.   Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo is a 1950s: Winter Olympics venue; Sports car; Opera; or Pyramid scheme?
  33.   Which of these musical notes is technically a misnomer: C flat; E flat; F sharp; or B?
  34.   The 1521 assembly/reaction to Martin Luther's challenge to Catholic policies is called the: Imbibing of Eels; Consumption of Ants; Gorging of Frogs; or Diet of Worms?
  35.   The modern replacement term for 'manic depression' is: Asperger's; Bipolar disorder; Autism; or PTSD?
  36.   What Belgian cartoon characters created in 1958 wear Phrygian caps, historically worn to represent central European freedom from Roman slavery?
  37.   The 22km Cook Strait is a dangerous sea passage between north and south islands of which nation?
  38. 2  The perigee and apogee refer to the distances/movement between: Deadline and forecast; Golfer and ball; Earth and Satellite; or Divorcing couples?
  39. 2  Hegemony is a form of: Card game; Dominant leadership; Gardening; or Money laundering?
  40. 2  The NATO flag/emblem is what icon?
  41. 2  Rheasilvia, considered the tallest mountain in the Solar System, is on: Mars; The Moon; Vesta asteroid; or The Sun?
  42. 2  What item of clothing is named after an atoll site of US nuclear testing, originally meaning 'surface of coconuts'?

Questions & Answers

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  1. 2.     Which one of these originally meant a discipline requiring much work and practice: Kung Fu; Reiki; Origami; or Feng Shui?
    Kung Fu
  2. 3.     A 2017 MORI survey found which one of these cities' apartment rents to be just a fifth (20%) of the others: London, NYC, Paris; or Berlin?
    Berlin
  3. 4.     Chechnya has been in conflict with which governing nation since a vast dissolution in 1991?
    Russia
  4. 5.     Theakston's Old Peculiar is a traditional English dark brown: Body rub gel; Real ale; Pipe tobacco; or Boot polish?
    Real Ale
  5. 6.     What Unilever brand dropped a Facebook advert in 2017 because it showed “a black woman turning white after using the soap”?
    Dove
  6. 7.     Jacinda Arden became the world's youngest female prime minister when elected as which nation's leader in 2017?
    New Zealand
  7. 8.     Which major holiday company was rebranded TUI ('too-ee') in 2017: Thomson; Thomas Cook; 18-30; or Virgin?
    Thomson
  8. 9.     Toulouse in France is called the (What?) city due to its architecture: Blue; Pink; Orange; or Zebra?
    Pink 
  9. 10.  Britain's second biggest land-owner after the Forestry Commission is the: National Trust; Queen; Church of England; or Google?
    National Trust
  10. 11.  What is the vast animal taxonomy classification, including humans, referring to the female milk gland?
    Mammal 
  11. 12.  The guava fruit is native to central: Americas; Africa; Europe; or China?
    Americas
  12. 13.  Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo is a 1950s: Winter Olympics venue; Sports car; Opera; or Pyramid scheme?
    Winter Olympics venue 
  13. 14.  Which of these musical notes is technically a misnomer: C flat; E flat; F sharp; or B?
    C flat 
  14. 15.  The 1521 assembly/reaction to Martin Luther's challenge to Catholic policies is called the: Imbibing of Eels; Consumption of Ants; Gorging of Frogs; or Diet of Worms?
    Diet of Worms 
  15. 16.  What iconic monument (translation 'Crown of the Palace') was built as a Muslim mausoleum for the wife of 1700s emperor Shah Jahan?
    Taj Mahal
  16. 17.  The modern replacement term for 'manic depression' is: Asperger's; Bipolar disorder; Autism; or PTSD?
    Bipolar disorder
  17. 18.  Quotidian refers to (What?) frequency: Three-monthly; Fortnightly; Daily; or Mistakenly?
    Daily
  18. 19.  What Belgian cartoon characters created in 1958 wear Phrygian caps, historically worn to represent central European freedom from Roman slavery?
    Smurfs
  19. 20.  The 22km Cook Strait is a dangerous sea passage between north and south islands of which nation?
    New Zealand
  20. 21.  The perigee and apogee refer to the distances/movement between: Deadline and forecast; Golfer and ball; Earth and Satellite; or Divorcing couples?
    Earth and Satellite 
  21. 22.  Hegemony is a form of: Card game; Dominant leadership; Gardening; or Money laundering?
    Dominant leadership 
  22. 23.  The NATO flag/emblem is what icon?
    Bird; Compass; Sun; or Fish? Compass
  23. 24.  Rheasilvia, considered the tallest mountain in the Solar System, is on: Mars; The Moon; Vesta asteroid; or The Sun?
    Vesta asteroid
  24. 25.  What item of clothing is named after an atoll site of US nuclear testing, originally meaning 'surface of coconuts'?
    Bikini
  25.      Which one of these originally meant a discipline requiring much work and practice: Kung Fu; Reiki; Origami; or Feng Shui?
    Kung Fu
  26.      Chechnya has been in conflict with which governing nation since a vast dissolution in 1991?
    Russia
  27.      Theakston's Old Peculiar is a traditional English dark brown: Body rub gel; Real ale; Pipe tobacco; or Boot polish?
    Real Ale
  28.      What Unilever brand dropped a Facebook advert in 2017 because it showed “a black woman turning white after using the soap”?
    Dove
  29.      Jacinda Arden became the world's youngest female prime minister when elected as which nation's leader in 2017?
    New Zealand
  30.   Britain's second biggest land-owner after the Forestry Commission is the: National Trust; Queen; Church of England; or Google?
    National Trust
  31.   The guava fruit is native to central: Americas; Africa; Europe; or China?
    Americas
  32.   Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo is a 1950s: Winter Olympics venue; Sports car; Opera; or Pyramid scheme?
    Winter Olympics venue 
  33.   Which of these musical notes is technically a misnomer: C flat; E flat; F sharp; or B?
    C flat 
  34.   The 1521 assembly/reaction to Martin Luther's challenge to Catholic policies is called the: Imbibing of Eels; Consumption of Ants; Gorging of Frogs; or Diet of Worms?
    Diet of Worms 
  35.   The modern replacement term for 'manic depression' is: Asperger's; Bipolar disorder; Autism; or PTSD?
    Bipolar disorder
  36.   What Belgian cartoon characters created in 1958 wear Phrygian caps, historically worn to represent central European freedom from Roman slavery?
    Smurfs
  37.   The 22km Cook Strait is a dangerous sea passage between north and south islands of which nation?
    New Zealand
  38. 2  The perigee and apogee refer to the distances/movement between: Deadline and forecast; Golfer and ball; Earth and Satellite; or Divorcing couples?
    Earth and Satellite 
  39. 2  Hegemony is a form of: Card game; Dominant leadership; Gardening; or Money laundering?
    Dominant leadership 
  40. 2  The NATO flag/emblem is what icon?
    Bird; Compass; Sun; or Fish? Compass
  41. 2  Rheasilvia, considered the tallest mountain in the Solar System, is on: Mars; The Moon; Vesta asteroid; or The Sun?
    Vesta asteroid
  42. 2  What item of clothing is named after an atoll site of US nuclear testing, originally meaning 'surface of coconuts'?
    Bikini