General Knowledge Quiz #285

General Knowledge Quiz #285 - Questions and Answers

The 285th 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 #284 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #285 - Questions

1.    The Republic of Turkey, formed 1923, gave its transformational leader Mustafa Kemal what surname in 1934, meaning Father of the Turks?

2.    Which one of these originally meant a discipline requiring much work and practice: Kung Fu; Reiki; Origami; or Feng Shui?

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?

4   Chechnya has been in conflict with which governing nation since a vast dissolution in 1991?

5.    Theakston's Old Peculiar is a traditional English dark brown: Body rub gel; Real ale; Pipe tobacco; or Boot polish?

6.    What Unilever brand dropped a Facebook advert in 2017 because it showed “a black woman turning white after using the soap”?

7.    Jacinda Ardern became the world's youngest female prime minister when elected as which nation's leader in 2017?

8.    Which major holiday company was rebranded TUI ('too-ee') in 2017: Thomson; Thomas Cook; 18-30; or Virgin?

9.    Toulouse in France is called the (What?) city due to its architecture: Blue; Pink; Orange; or Zebra?

10. Britain's second biggest land-owner after the Forestry Commission is the: National Trust; Queen; Church of England; or Google?

11. What is the vast animal taxonomy classification, including humans, referring to the female milk gland?

12. The guava fruit is native to central: Americas; Africa; Europe; or China?

13. Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo is a 1950s: Winter Olympics venue; Sports car; Opera; or Pyramid scheme? 

14. Which of these musical notes is technically a misnomer: C flat; E flat; F sharp; or B?

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?

16. What iconic monument (translation 'Crown of the Palace') was built as a Muslim mausoleum for the wife of 1700s emperor Shah Jahan?

17. The modern replacement term for 'manic depression' is: Asperger's; Bipolar disorder; Autism; or PTSD?

18. Quotidian refers to (What?) frequency: Three-monthly; Fortnightly; Daily; or Mistakenly?

19. What Belgian cartoon characters created in 1958 wear Phrygian caps, historically worn to represent central European freedom from Roman slavery?

20. The 22km Cook Strait is a dangerous sea passage between north and south islands of which nation?

21. The perigee and apogee refer to the distances/movement between: Deadline and forecast; Golfer and ball; Earth and Satellite; or Divorcing couples?

22. Hegemony is a form of: Card game; Dominant leadership; Gardening; or Money laundering?

23. The NATO flag/emblem is what icon? Bird; Compass; Sun; or Fish?

24. Rheasilvia, considered the tallest mountain in the Solar System, is on: Mars; The Moon; Vesta asteroid; or The Sun?

25. What item of clothing is named after an atoll site of US nuclear testing, originally meaning 'surface of coconuts'?

General Knowledge Quiz #285 - Answers

1.    The Republic of Turkey, formed 1923, gave its transformational leader Mustafa Kemal what surname in 1934, meaning Father of the Turks? Pasa

2.     Which one of these originally meant a discipline requiring much work and practice: Kung Fu; Reiki; Origami; or Feng Shui? Kung Fu

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

4.     Chechnya has been in conflict with which governing nation since a vast dissolution in 1991? Russia

5.     Theakston's Old Peculiar is a traditional English dark brown: Body rub gel; Real ale; Pipe tobacco; or Boot polish? Real Ale

6.     What Unilever brand dropped a Facebook advert in 2017 because it showed “a black woman turning white after using the soap”? Dove

7.     Jacinda Arden became the world's youngest female prime minister when elected as which nation's leader in 2017? New Zealand

8.     Which major holiday company was rebranded TUI ('too-ee') in 2017: Thomson; Thomas Cook; 18-30; or Virgin? Thomson

9.     Toulouse in France is called the (What?) city due to its architecture: Blue; Pink; Orange; or Zebra? Pink (la Ville Rose, due to pink terracotta brickwork)

10.  Britain's second biggest land-owner after the Forestry Commission is the: National Trust; Queen; Church of England; or Google? National Trust

11.  What is the vast animal taxonomy classification, including humans, referring to the female milk gland? Mammal (mammary gland)

12.  The guava fruit is native to central: Americas; Africa; Europe; or China? Americas

13.  Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo is a 1950s: Winter Olympics venue; Sports car; Opera; or Pyramid scheme?  Winter Olympics venue (1956)

14.  Which of these musical notes is technically a misnomer: C flat; E flat; F sharp; or B? C flat (which equates to B) 

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 (diet = assembly; Worms = a city in Germany, significant in Catholicism in the Middle Ages) 

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

17.  The modern replacement term for 'manic depression' is: Asperger's; Bipolar disorder; Autism; or PTSD? Bipolar disorder

18.  Quotidian refers to (What?) frequency: Three-monthly; Fortnightly; Daily; or Mistakenly? Daily

19.  What Belgian cartoon characters created in 1958 wear Phrygian caps, historically worn to represent central European freedom from Roman slavery? Smurfs

20.  The 22km Cook Strait is a dangerous sea passage between north and south islands of which nation? New Zealand

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 (perigee = nearest point in orbit; apogee = farthest distance in orbit, given that orbits are elliptical)

22.  Hegemony is a form of: Card game; Dominant leadership; Gardening; or Money laundering? Dominant leadership (typically by a state or group using force or threat against others)

23.  The NATO flag/emblem is what icon? Bird; Compass; Sun; or Fish? Compass

24.  Rheasilvia, considered the tallest mountain in the Solar System, is on: Mars; The Moon; Vesta asteroid; or The Sun? Vesta asteroid

25.  What item of clothing is named after an atoll site of US nuclear testing, originally meaning 'surface of coconuts'? Bikini


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