General Knowledge Quiz #287

General Knowledge Quiz #287 - Questions and Answers

The 287th 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 #286 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #287 - Questions

  

1.     Myriapoda is a group of creatures with: One pouch; Two skins; Three eyes; or Many legs?

2.     Vanadium is the only (What?) beginning with V: Chemical element; American city; Roman god; or Plant genus?

3.     Exodontics is the extraction of: Gold; Oil; Gas; or Teeth?

4.     Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev devised the first popularized (What?) table in 1869: Operating; Periodic; Drop-leaf; or Times? 

5.     Related to Qi, the universal principal underlying Yin and Yang in Chinese philosphy is: Kung-Fu; Tao; Judo; or Fengshui?

6.     A tape streamer is an early device for: City parades; Floor gymnastics; Computer data back-up; or Fishing? 

7.     The saxophone is what instrument classification: Brass; Woodwind; Keyboard; or Percussion? 

8.     What creature prefixes Wash, Skin, Shank, Dog and Dip?

9.     Named from a vegetable, what chemical substance causes flamingoes to be pink?  (or carotin)

10.  What is the third inside angle of a triangle whose other two are 60 degrees each?

11.  Burlap (USA) and Crocus (Jamaica) equate in UK English to: Hessian; Tweed; Tartan; or Vinyl?

12.  Developed by Pfizer as cardiovascular treatment, Sildenafill launched in 1998 as: Nicorette; Piriton; Viagra; or Tamiflu?

13.  German scientist Carl August Steinheil introduced (What?) in replacing the return-current telegraph wire in 1836/7: AC; DC; Wi-Fi; or Earth/Ground?

14.  The oldest operating McDonald's restaurant (Downey, California) opened in: 1953; 1964; 1970; or 1985?

15.  Loosely interpreted as heaven, the Buddhist concept of spiritual liberation by ending the cycle of rebirthing is: Prajna; Chakra; Nirvana; or Karma?  

16.  The natural mineral Kieserite (magnesium sulphate/sulfate) is better known as (What?) salt, from the UK spring and horse-racing town?   

17.  In relation to aviation/maritime vertical axis travel, yaw is: Lift; Dip; Turn; or Wobble?  

18.  The Protestant religion began in the 1600s as a protest against the leadership of: Buddhism; Catholicism; Paganism; or Communism?

19.  What archaic English two-letter word means 'you' and 'the'?

20.  In the 2010s decade, by a vast margin the world's biggest selling newspapers are in: Japan; USA; India; or Russa?  

21.  The famous eponymous quantum physics conundrum is Schrodinger's: Cat; Dog; Mouse; or Shrew?

22.  Taphonomy is the study within palaeontology of: Plants; Fossilization; Gas; or Water?

23.  Spell the temperature measurement unit: Farenheit; Fahrenheit; Farhenheit; or Farenheight?

24.  Deism is belief in a: Political doctrine; Flat Earth; Heaven; or Supreme being?  

25.  The lacrimal, maxilla, palatine, and occipital are bones in the: Chest; Hand; Skull; or Foot?

General Knowledge Quiz #287 - Answers 

1.     Myriapoda is a group of creatures with: One pouch; Two skins; Three eyes; or Many legs? Many legs (eg centipedes)

2.     Vanadium is the only (What?) beginning with V: Chemical element; American city; Roman god; or Plant genus? Chemical element

3.     Exodontics is the extraction of: Gold; Oil; Gas; or Teeth? Teeth

4.     Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev devised the first popularized (What?) table in 1869: Operating; Periodic; Drop-leaf; or Times? Periodic

5.     Related to Qi, the universal principal underlying Yin and Yang in Chinese philosphy is: Kung-Fu; Tao; Judo; or Fengshui? Tao

6.     A tape streamer is an early device for: City parades; Floor gymnastics; Computer data back-up; or Fishing?  Computer data back-up

7.     The saxophone is what instrument classification: Brass; Woodwind; Keyboard; or Percussion? Woodwind

8.     What creature prefixes Wash, Skin, Shank, Dog and Dip? Sheep

9.     Named from a vegetable, what chemical substance causes flamingoes to be pink? Carotene (or carotin)

10.  What is the third inside angle of a triangle whose other two are 60 degrees each? 60

11.  Burlap (USA) and Crocus (Jamaica) equate in UK English to: Hessian; Tweed; Tartan; or Vinyl? Hessian

12.  Developed by Pfizer as cardiovascular treatment, Sildenafill launched in 1998 as: Nicorette; Piriton; Viagra; or Tamiflu? Viagra

13.  German scientist Carl August Steinheil introduced (What?) in replacing the return-current telegraph wire in 1836/7: AC; DC; Wi-Fi; or Earth/Ground? Earth/Ground

14.  The oldest operating McDonald's restaurant (Downey, California) opened in: 1953; 1964; 1970; or 1985? 1953

15.  Loosely interpreted as heaven, the Buddhist concept of spiritual liberation by ending the cycle of rebirthing is: Prajna; Chakra; Nirvana; or Karma? Nirvana

16.  The natural mineral Kieserite (magnesium sulphate/sulfate) is better known as (What?) salt, from the UK spring and horse-racing town? Epsom 

17.  In relation to aviation/maritime vertical axis travel, yaw is: Lift; Dip; Turn; or Wobble? Turn

18.  The Protestant religion began in the 1600s as a protest against the leadership of: Buddhism; Catholicism; Paganism; or Communism? Catholicism

19.  What archaic English two-letter word means 'you' and 'the'? Ye

20.  In the 2010s decade, by a vast margin the world's biggest selling newspapers are in: Japan; USA; India; or Russa? Japan

21.  The famous eponymous quantum physics conundrum is Schrodinger's: Cat; Dog; Mouse; or Shrew? Cat (in which a cat in a box is may be alive or dead, until the intervention to open the box and look, which is a gross over-simplification of Austrian Erwin Schrodinger's Nobel Prize-winning work)

22.  Taphonomy is the study within palaeontology of: Plants; Fossilization; Gas; or Water? Fossilization

23.  Spell the temperature measurement unit: Farenheit; Fahrenheit; Farhenheit; or Farenheight? Fahrenheit

24.  Deism is belief in a: Political doctrine; Flat Earth; Heaven; or Supreme being? Supreme being (a non-interventionalist creator)



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