General Knowledge Quiz #289

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  1. 1.     12.5% equates to what fraction?
  2. 2.     Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem mean before and after: Dark; Birth; Midday; or Prayers?
  3. 3.     The Stubhub and Viagogo corporations, raided/investigated in 2017, controversially sell: Parliamentary seats; Human organs; Concert tickets; or Parking spaces?
  4. 4.     James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon originated 'Shangri-La' as a synonym for: Utopia; Dystopia; Myopia; or Ethiopia?
  5. 5.     The term 'Scaramouche' originated in Italian: Football; Winemaking; Pantomime; or Mafia?
  6. 6.     Traditional use of amalgam mercury alloy was: Bullets; Thermometers; Church bells; or Dental fillings?
  7. 7.     What does ZANU-PF stand for?
  8. 8.     A glengarry, with a toorie and cockade, is a traditional Scottish: Soup; Hat; Dance; or Goalkeeper?
  9. 9.     'Glavenoye Upravleniye Lagarej' (1923-61) is the acronymic origin of what word for a prison?
  10. 10.  A subject that would be challengingly complex if discussed is metaphorically a (What?) of (What?): Box; Can; or Bag; of Frogs; Worms; or Spanners?
  11. 11.  What hard metal element symbol Mo is named from Greek for lead?
  12. 12.  Humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen 2017 was largely caused by proxy war between (which two of): Russia; Iran; China; or Saudi Arabia?
  13. 13.  What pasta means 'little worms': Spaghetti; Vermicelli; Tagliatelle; or Lasagne?
  14. 14.  What vintage/handmade online business is named loosely phonetically from Italian 'oh yes' and French 'what if'?
  15. 15.  The Mohs scale measures mineral: Acidity; Luminosity; Hardness; or Weight?
  16. 16.  Epinephrine, an emergency treatment for cardiac arrest is better known as: Adrenalin; Cortisol; Seratonin; or Oxytocin?
  17. 17.  'Spanish bayonet' informally refers to the plant family: Tomato; Aloe Vera; Yucca or Bamboo?
  18. 18.  Besides forage and grain, sorghum grass was grown for: Smoking; Syrup; Thatching; or Linen?
  19. 19.  Meaning sequins, what was the 1950-80s fruit sweet version of throat lozenge Tunes?
  20. 20.  What word prefixes fever, hammer, metal, pages, and river?
  21. 21.  A sophomore traditionally refers to a US further education student in year: 1; 2; 3; or 4?
  22. 22.  'Clear seeing' in French gave what Anglicized term for a psychic or extrasensory perception (ESP) practitioner?
  23. 23.  Whose adaptable eponymous law proposes that work expands to fill time available?
  24. 24.  In 2017 Venice announced a ban of what increasingly super-sized pollutants: Takeaway meals; Cruise ships; Seagulls; or Stag and Hen parties?
  25. 25.  Match the pre-Euro currencies and nations: Escudo, Tolar, Lats, Drachma –  Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, Latvia?

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  1. 1.     12.5% equates to what fraction?
    1/8 
  2. 2.     Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem mean before and after: Dark; Birth; Midday; or Prayers?
    Midday 
  3. 3.     The Stubhub and Viagogo corporations, raided/investigated in 2017, controversially sell: Parliamentary seats; Human organs; Concert tickets; or Parking spaces?
    Concert tickets
  4. 4.     James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon originated 'Shangri-La' as a synonym for: Utopia; Dystopia; Myopia; or Ethiopia?
    Utopia 
  5. 5.     The term 'Scaramouche' originated in Italian: Football; Winemaking; Pantomime; or Mafia?
    Pantomime 
  6. 6.     Traditional use of amalgam mercury alloy was: Bullets; Thermometers; Church bells; or Dental fillings?
    Dental fillings
  7. 7.     What does ZANU-PF stand for?
    Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front
  8. 8.     A glengarry, with a toorie and cockade, is a traditional Scottish: Soup; Hat; Dance; or Goalkeeper?
    Hat 
  9. 9.     'Glavenoye Upravleniye Lagarej' (1923-61) is the acronymic origin of what word for a prison?
    Gulag 
  10. 10.  A subject that would be challengingly complex if discussed is metaphorically a (What?) of (What?): Box; Can; or Bag; of Frogs; Worms; or Spanners?
    Can of Worms
  11. 11.  What hard metal element symbol Mo is named from Greek for lead?
    Molybdenum 
  12. 12.  Humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen 2017 was largely caused by proxy war between (which two of): Russia; Iran; China; or Saudi Arabia?
    Iran and Saudi Arabia 
  13. 13.  What pasta means 'little worms': Spaghetti; Vermicelli; Tagliatelle; or Lasagne?
    Vermicelli
  14. 14.  What vintage/handmade online business is named loosely phonetically from Italian 'oh yes' and French 'what if'?
    Etsy
  15. 15.  The Mohs scale measures mineral: Acidity; Luminosity; Hardness; or Weight?
    Hardness
  16. 16.  Epinephrine, an emergency treatment for cardiac arrest is better known as: Adrenalin; Cortisol; Seratonin; or Oxytocin?
    Adrenalin 
  17. 17.  'Spanish bayonet' informally refers to the plant family: Tomato; Aloe Vera; Yucca or Bamboo?
    Yucca
  18. 18.  Besides forage and grain, sorghum grass was grown for: Smoking; Syrup; Thatching; or Linen?
    Syrup
  19. 19.  Meaning sequins, what was the 1950-80s fruit sweet version of throat lozenge Tunes?
    Spangles
  20. 20.  What word prefixes fever, hammer, metal, pages, and river?
    Yellow
  21. 21.  A sophomore traditionally refers to a US further education student in year: 1; 2; 3; or 4?
  22. 22.  'Clear seeing' in French gave what Anglicized term for a psychic or extrasensory perception (ESP) practitioner?
    Clairvoyant
  23. 23.  Whose adaptable eponymous law proposes that work expands to fill time available?
    Parkinson 
  24. 24.  In 2017 Venice announced a ban of what increasingly super-sized pollutants: Takeaway meals; Cruise ships; Seagulls; or Stag and Hen parties?
    Cruise ships
  25. 25.  Match the pre-Euro currencies and nations: Escudo, Tolar, Lats, Drachma –  Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, Latvia?
    Escudo=Portugal,  Tolar=Slovenia,  Lats=Latvia, Drachma=Greece