General Knowledge Questions 493

1.     What popular 1960s laminate refers to Latin for ant?

2.     Dyspnoea refers to difficulty: Speaking; Breathing; Sleeping; or Waking?

3.     Stovies, Kedgeree, Neeps and Tatties are cuisine of: Canada; Australia; Scotland; or Italy?

4.     Besides gold, white gold mainly contains (c.17%) what metal, also a famous London theatre?  

5.     What country's beer company trademark causes American Budweiser to be 'Bud' in most of Europe: Belgium; Germany; Czech Republic; or Russia?

6.     November is named from Latin 'novem' meaning which number?

7.     What soft fabric is named from French 'gloves of Sweden'?

8.     Greek derived 'tetra' denotes: Four; Milk; Head; or Giant?

9.     From Latin, a tyro is what sort of young person: Bossy, Inexperienced, Noisy, or Cyclist?

10.  Kampuchea was previously: Cambodia; Ukriane; Iceland; or Starbucks?

11.  What African nation is geographically closest to Italy?

12.  The 'Limbal ring' thought subliminally attractive in human mating, is part of the: Eye; Mouth; Ear; or Naval?

13.  The world's highest value shopping day, significantly 11 Nov, created by Chinese corp Alibaba is themed (What?) Day: Children's, Lover's; Pet's; or Single's?

14.  The main ingredient of vinegar besides water is what acid: Acetic; Citric; Hydrochloric; or Lactic?   

15.  Sammarinese is the demonym (name) for people of which tiny nation (known as the Most Serene Republic of..)?

16.  What African nation and old coin prefixes hen, pig, fowl and worm?

17.  What pomelo/orange hybrid which can seriously alter drug digestion/reaction originated in Barbados?

18.  What inexpensive highly useful long crystal silicate mineral mined for over 4,000 years is generally now outlawed due to fatal health risks?

19.  Upon threatening republican declaration in 2017, Catalonia became subject to direct rule by which national government?

20.  An octave higher than open string on a standard guitar is made at fret: 6; 8; 12; or 15?   

21.  What dark yellow earthy-tasting rhizome ginger family spice is thought especially helpful for joint ailments?

22.  The Biblical allusion in psychotherapy exploring human frailty is commonly expressed as (What?) of (What?): Head; Hands; Feet; (of) Lead; Sand; or Clay?

23.  Which African nation, famous for its extraordinary long-isolated wildlife, has the longest coastline?

24.  What word prefixes Flap, Flat, Guard, Lark and Stone?  

25.  What replaced the Escudo, Koruna, Tolar, Kroon, and Lats?



General Knowledge Answers 493

1.     What popular 1960s laminate refers to Latin for ant? Formica

2.     Dyspnoea refers to difficulty: Speaking; Breathing; Sleeping; or Waking? Breathing

3.     Stovies, Kedgeree, Neeps and Tatties are cuisine of: Canada; Australia; Scotland; or Italy? Scotland

4.     Besides gold, white gold mainly contains (c.17%) what metal, also a famous London theatre? Palladium

5.     What country's beer company trademark causes American Budweiser to be 'Bud' in most of Europe: Belgium; Germany; Czech Republic; or Russia? Czech Republic(home of Budweiser Budvar Brewery Co) 

6.     November is named from Latin 'novem' meaning which number? Nine (it was the ninth month of the Roman calendar)

7.     What soft fabric is named from French 'gloves of Sweden'? Suede (gants du Suede)

8.     Greek derived 'tetra' denotes: Four; Milk; Head; or Giant? Four

9.     From Latin, a tyro is what sort of young person: Bossy, Inexperienced, Noisy, or Cyclist? Inexperienced (a beginner or novice)

10.  Kampuchea was previously: Cambodia; Ukriane; Iceland; or Starbucks? Cambodia

11.  What African nation is geographically closest to Italy? Tunisia

12.  The 'Limbal ring' thought subliminally attractive in human mating, is part of the: Eye; Mouth; Ear; or Naval? Eye (the dark ring around the iris, considered an indicator of health... I wonder how many of you will now go look in the mirror..)

13.  The world's highest value shopping day, significantly 11 Nov, created by Chinese corp Alibaba is themed (What?) Day: Children's, Lover's; Pet's; or Single's? Single's(targeted at single people indulging themselves)

14.  The main ingredient of vinegar besides water is what acid: Acetic; Citric; Hydrochloric; or Lactic? Acetic 

15.  Sammarinese is the demonym (name) for people of which tiny nation (known as the Most Serene Republic of..)? San Marino

16.  What African nation and old coin prefixes hen, pig, fowl and worm? Guinea

17.  What pomelo/orange hybrid which can seriously alter drug digestion/reaction originated in Barbados? Grapefruit

18.  What inexpensive highly useful long crystal silicate mineral mined for over 4,000 years is generally now outlawed due to fatal health risks? Asbestos

19.  Upon threatening republican declaration in 2017, Catalonia became subject to direct rule by which national government? Spain

20.  An octave higher than open string on a standard guitar is made at fret: 6; 8; 12; or 15? 12  

21.  What dark yellow earthy-tasting rhizome ginger family spice is thought especially helpful for joint ailments? Turmeric (or Latin technically - Curcuma longa)

22.  The Biblical allusion in psychotherapy exploring human frailty is commonly expressed as (What?) of (What?): Head; Hands; Feet; (of) Lead; Sand; or Clay? Feet of Clay

23.  Which African nation, famous for its extraordinary long-isolated wildlife, has the longest coastline? Madagasgar

24.  What word prefixes Flap, Flat, Guard, Lark and Stone? Mud

25.What replaced the Escudo, Koruna, Tolar, Kroon, and Lats? Euro (respectively currencies of Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia)



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