General Knowledge Quiz #286

General Knowledge Quiz #286 - Questions and Answers

The 286th 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 #285 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #286 - Questions


1.     Praxis is the practical application of: Force; Learning; Maths; or Warfare?

2.     The Japanese concept 'ikigai' ('life use') is a way to understand: Climate change; Personal happiness; Darwinian evolution; or Lithium batteries?

3.     What sort of roof window is named from French 'sleep'?

4.     What brand and problem-solving verb is named from ten to the power of one hundred?

5.     What bird prefixes flesh, grass, berry and step?  

6.     Self-Actualization is the top level of (Whose?) 5-stage Hierarchy of Needs motivation theory: Maslow; Freud; Erikson; or Einstein?

7.     Pasteurization (of milk, beer, etc) controls micro-organisms/fermentation using: Salt; Heat; Ultra-violet; or Atomic radiation?   

8.     Potassium Nitrate, historically used in gunpowder, is better known as: TNT; Sugar; Saltpetre; or Salt?

9.     Which two Biblical cities were destroyed by 'fire and brimstone'?

10.  TEFL is a popular abbreviation in: Cookware; Hi-Fi; Wi-Fi; or Education?

11.   Vibrato in music is small rapid changes in: Tone; Pitch; Volume; or All three?  

12.  Anglicized French 'nom de guerre' equating to 'pseudonym' literally translates as 'name for (What?)': Paper; Pen; Peace; or War?  

13.  Traditional analogue tape-recording uses: Heat; Light; Magnetism; or Grooves?

14.  In accounting an allowance for lost asset value due to age or wear is: Projection; Depreciation; Appreciation; or Congratulation?

15.  A historic royal castle, and the Scottish Highland Games are in: Edinburgh; Glasgow; Braemar; or Inverness?

16.  Which one of these is not a basic ingredient of fudge confection: Sugar; Milk; Butter; or Eggs?

17.  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launched a news website in 2017 called Wiki: News; Views; Tribune; or Rag?

18.  Lobo refers (Spanish originating) to which creature?  

19.  The old English verb 'betide' ('woe betide you') means: Force; Save; Leave; or Happen to?

20.  The herb liqueur drink Chartreuse and eponymous colour is similar to: Purple; Lime; Orange; or Cream?

21.  Orchestral instruments are tuned 'concert pitch' so that which note above middle C is 440Hz: A; B; C; or D?

22.  What temperature is the same in Celcius and Fahrenheit: Zero; 100; 32; or Minus 40?

23.  A Lucarne is a type of: Chimney; Window; Toilet; or Staircase?  

24.  Which traditional stringed folk instrument is named from Latin 'sweet song': Zither; Ukulele; Dulcimer; or Fiddle?  

25.  The normal fastening of a duffle coat is: Buttons; Zipper; Toggles; or Velcro?


General Knowledge Quiz #286 Answers 

1.     Praxis is the practical application of: Force; Learning; Maths; or Warfare? Learning

2.     The Japanese concept 'ikigai' ('life use') is a way to understand: Climate change; Personal happiness; Darwinian evolution; or Lithium batteries? Personal happiness

3.     What sort of roof window is named from French 'sleep'? Dormer (from dormir)

4.     What brand and problem-solving verb is named from ten to the power of one hundred? Google (from googol)

5.     What bird prefixes flesh, grass, berry and step? Goose

6.     Self-Actualization is the top level of (Whose?) 5-stage Hierarchy of Needs motivation theory: Maslow; Freud; Erikson; or Einstein? Maslow (Abraham Maslow - see Maslow's Theory)

7.     Pasteurization (of milk, beer, etc) controls micro-organisms/fermentation using: Salt; Heat; Ultra-violet; or Atomic radiation? Heat 

8.     Potassium Nitrate, historically used in gunpowder, is better known as: TNT; Sugar; Saltpetre; or Salt? Saltpetre (or Saltpeter)

9.     Which two Biblical cities were destroyed by 'fire and brimstone'? Sodom and Gomorrah

10.  TEFL is a popular abbreviation in: Cookware; Hi-Fi; Wi-Fi; or Education? Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

11.   Vibrato in music is small rapid changes in: Tone; Pitch; Volume; or All three? Pitch

12.  Anglicized French 'nom de guerre' equating to 'pseudonym' literally translates as 'name for (What?)': Paper; Pen; Peace; or War? War

13.  Traditional analogue tape-recording uses: Heat; Light; Magnetism; or Grooves? Magnetism

14.  In accounting an allowance for lost asset value due to age or wear is: Projection; Depreciation; Appreciation; or Congratulation? Depreciation

15.  A historic royal castle, and the Scottish Highland Games are in: Edinburgh; Glasgow; Braemar; or Inverness? Braemar

16.  Which one of these is not a basic ingredient of fudge confection: Sugar; Milk; Butter; or Eggs? Eggs

17.  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launched a news website in 2017 called Wiki: News; Views; Tribune; or Rag? Tribune

18.  Lobo refers (Spanish originating) to which creature? Wolf

19.  The old English verb 'betide' ('woe betide you') means: Force; Save; Leave; or Happen to? Happen to

20.  The herb liqueur drink Chartreuse and eponymous colour is similar to: Purple; Lime; Orange; or Cream? Lime (ie, yellow-green)

21.  Orchestral instruments are tuned 'concert pitch' so that which note above middle C is 440Hz: A; B; C; or D? A

22.  What temperature is the same in Celcius and Fahrenheit: Zero; 100; 32; or Minus 40? Minus 40

23.  A Lucarne is a type of: Chimney; Window; Toilet; or Staircase? Window

24.  Which traditional stringed folk instrument is named from Latin 'sweet song': Zither; Ukulele; Dulcimer; or Fiddle? Dulcimer



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