General Knowledge Quiz #289

General Knowledge Quiz #289 - Questions and Answers

The 289th 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 #288 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #289 - Questions

1.     12.5% equates to what fraction?

2.     Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem mean before and after: Dark; Birth; Midday; or Prayers?

3.     The Stubhub and Viagogo corporations, raided/investigated in 2017, controversially sell: Parliamentary seats; Human organs; Concert tickets; or Parking spaces?

4.     James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon originated 'Shangri-La' as a synonym for: Utopia; Dystopia; Myopia; or Ethiopia?

5.     The term 'Scaramouche' originated in Italian: Football; Winemaking; Pantomime; or Mafia?

6.     Traditional use of amalgam mercury alloy was: Bullets; Thermometers; Church bells; or Dental fillings?

7.     What does ZANU-PF stand for?

8.     A glengarry, with a toorie and cockade, is a traditional Scottish: Soup; Hat; Dance; or Goalkeeper?

9.     'Glavenoye Upravleniye Lagarej' (1923-61) is the acronymic origin of what word for a prison?

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.  What hard metal element symbol Mo is named from Greek for lead?

12.  Humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen 2017 was largely caused by proxy war between (which two of): Russia; Iran; China; or Saudi Arabia? 

13.  What pasta means 'little worms': Spaghetti; Vermicelli; Tagliatelle; or Lasagne?

14.  What vintage/handmade online business is named loosely phonetically from Italian 'oh yes' and French 'what if'?

15.  The Mohs scale measures mineral: Acidity; Luminosity; Hardness; or Weight?

16.  Epinephrine, an emergency treatment for cardiac arrest is better known as: Adrenalin; Cortisol; Seratonin; or Oxytocin?

17.  'Spanish bayonet' informally refers to the plant family: Tomato; Aloe Vera; Yucca or Bamboo?

18.  Besides forage and grain, sorghum grass was grown for: Smoking; Syrup; Thatching; or Linen?

19.  Meaning sequins, what was the 1950-80s fruit sweet version of throat lozenge Tunes?

20.  What word prefixes fever, hammer, metal, pages, and river?

21.  A sophomore traditionally refers to a US further education student in year: 1; 2; 3; or 4?

22.  'Clear seeing' in French gave what Anglicized term for a psychic or extrasensory perception (ESP) practitioner?

23.  Whose adaptable eponymous law proposes that work expands to fill time available?

24.  In 2017 Venice announced a ban of what increasingly super-sized pollutants: Takeaway meals; Cruise ships; Seagulls; or Stag and Hen parties?

25.  Match the pre-Euro currencies and nations: Escudo, Tolar, Lats, Drachma –  Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, Latvia?


General Knowledge Quiz #289 - Answers 

1.     12.5% equates to what fraction? 1/8 (one-eighth)

2.     Ante Meridiem and Post Meridiem mean before and after: Dark; Birth; Midday; or Prayers? Midday (they are the full forms of a.m. and p.m.)

3.     The Stubhub and Viagogo corporations, raided/investigated in 2017, controversially sell: Parliamentary seats; Human organs; Concert tickets; or Parking spaces? Concert tickets

4.     James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon originated 'Shangri-La' as a synonym for: Utopia; Dystopia; Myopia; or Ethiopia? Utopia (equating to paradise on Earth)

5.     The term 'Scaramouche' originated in Italian: Football; Winemaking; Pantomime; or Mafia? Pantomime ('little skirmisher' – a boastful cowardly clown in 1600s 'Commedia Dell'Arte' comedy theatre) 

6.     Traditional use of amalgam mercury alloy was: Bullets; Thermometers; Church bells; or Dental fillings? Dental fillings

7.     What does ZANU-PF stand for? Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front

8.     A glengarry, with a toorie and cockade, is a traditional Scottish: Soup; Hat; Dance; or Goalkeeper? Hat (toorie is a pompom, and cockade is a rosette of bunched ribbon or similar badge)

9.     'Glavenoye Upravleniye Lagarej' (1923-61) is the acronymic origin of what word for a prison? Gulag (Russian 'Administration of Corrective Labour Camps')

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.  What hard metal element symbol Mo is named from Greek for lead? Molybdenum (from molybdus)

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.  What pasta means 'little worms': Spaghetti; Vermicelli; Tagliatelle; or Lasagne? Vermicelli

14.  What vintage/handmade online business is named loosely phonetically from Italian 'oh yes' and French 'what if'? Etsy

15.  The Mohs scale measures mineral: Acidity; Luminosity; Hardness; or Weight? Hardness

16.  Epinephrine, an emergency treatment for cardiac arrest is better known as: Adrenalin; Cortisol; Seratonin; or Oxytocin? Adrenalin (or adrenaline)

17.  'Spanish bayonet' informally refers to the plant family: Tomato; Aloe Vera; Yucca or Bamboo? Yucca

18.  Besides forage and grain, sorghum grass was grown for: Smoking; Syrup; Thatching; or Linen? Syrup

19.  Meaning sequins, what was the 1950-80s fruit sweet version of throat lozenge Tunes? Spangles

20.  What word prefixes fever, hammer, metal, pages, and river? Yellow

21.  A sophomore traditionally refers to a US further education student in year: 1; 2; 3; or 4? 2 (from sophism, meaning acquired skill/argument)

22.  'Clear seeing' in French gave what Anglicized term for a psychic or extrasensory perception (ESP) practitioner? Clairvoyant

23.  Whose adaptable eponymous law proposes that work expands to fill time available? Parkinson (C. Northcote Parkinson – see Parkinson's Law ?

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.  Match the pre-Euro currencies and nations: Escudo, Tolar, Lats, Drachma –  Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, Latvia? Escudo=Portugal,  Tolar=Slovenia,  Lats=Latvia, Drachma=Greece




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