General Knowledge Questions 496

1.     Character speaking sci-fi who?

2.     According to Yahoo the top internet search of 2017 was “How to make (What?)”: Houmous; Love; Friends; or Slime?

3.     In 1992 'Merry Christmas' was the first: Computer game; Text message; Spice Girls' No 1; or Grand National winning mare?

4.     What is the third inside angle of a somewhat flat isosceles triangle if the other two are one degree each?

5.     What major crop fruit, informally called a cherry, contains one or two seeds with outer 'parchment coat' and inner 'silver skin': Cocoa; Coffee; Coconut; or Avocado? 

6.     What Latin abbreviation is used in quoted extracts to show that an apparent error was in the original text?

7.     What global affirmative derives from US president Martin Van Buren's (1782-1862) birthplace and nickname?

8.     The historic port of Macau in China has the highest revenue of any city globally for: Oil refining; Shipbuilding; Gambling; or Fishing?

9.     Ethylene glycol is better known as a basic: Toothpaste; Vinegar; Antifreeze; or Cough sweet?   

10.  Euclidian, Differential, Topology and Algebraic are main types of: Geography; Geology; Geometry; or Archaeology?   

11.  Pak choi (US bok choi) is a Chinese: Board game; Lunchbox; Cycle lane; or Cabbage?

12.  Lusitania and Dalmatia were provinces of which empire: Roman; Greek; Ottoman; or British?

13.  Industry-standard Tegic's T9 and Motorola's iTap, launched c.2000, enabled: Phone apps; Predictive text; Wi-Fi; or Bluetooth?

14.  Spell the word meaning a big unnecessary discussion, fuss or process: Perlarva; Palaver; Pollavar; or Pilauva?  

15.  Manana ('man-yaa-na') is Spanish for: Probably; Maybe; Tomorrow; or Wait and see?

16.  In 2017 Paris Hilton claimed that she and Britney Spears invented: Texting; Blogging; Selfies; or Roller-blades?

17.  In 1948 the UK nationalized what system: Telephone; Television; Motorway; or Canal?

18.  What crocodile logo French company says it was the first to show a brandname on clothing as a design feature?

19.  The USA space agency NASA  is an abbreviation for what?

20.  In chess 'en passant' capture is only performed by a: Pawn; Knight; King; or Queen? 

21.  Cerberus in Greek mythology is a multi-(What?) (What?) guarding (What?): Eyed; Armed; Headed; Legged; Dog; Lion; Bull; Frog; Heaven; Hades (Hell); Olympus; or Heaven? (Three answers required)

22.  The first dinosaur bone to be identified (1676, the end of a megalosaurus thighbone) was named due to its shape: Armpitum camelum; Moutham fishum; Beakham cockum; or Scrotum humanum? 

23.  The strategy boardgame Go, zither-playing, calligraphy and painting were the essential 'four arts' of a learned person in the ancient culture of: China; India; Native American USA; or Aboriginal Australia? 

24.  Spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo refer to different types of what? (Bonus point for each meaning?)

25.  What geographical feature do these 11 nations exclusively have in common: São Tomé and Príncipe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil?


General Knowledge Answers 496

1.     Character speaking sci-fi who? Yoda

2.     According to Yahoo the top internet search of 2017 was “How to make (What?)”: Houmous; Love; Friends; or Slime? Slime

3.     In 1992 'Merry Christmas' was the first: Computer game; Text message; Spice Girls' No 1; or Grand National winning mare?  Text message

4.     What is the third inside angle of a somewhat flat isosceles triangle if the other two are one degree each? 178 (the three inside angles of a triangle always total 180 degrees)  

5.     What major crop fruit, informally called a cherry, contains one or two seeds with outer 'parchment coat' and inner 'silver skin': Cocoa; Coffee; Coconut; or Avocado?  Coffee

6.     What Latin abbreviation is used in quoted extracts to show that an apparent error was in the original text? Sic (from 'sic erat scriptum' - 'thus was it written')

7.     What global affirmative derives from US president Martin Van Buren's (1782-1862) birthplace and nickname? OK (popularized in his campaigning, from his nickname Old Kinderhook; Kinderhook is a small village in New York state)

8.     The historic port of Macau in China has the highest revenue of any city globally for: Oil refining; Shipbuilding; Gambling; or Fishing? Gambling

9.     Ethylene glycol is better known as a basic: Toothpaste; Vinegar; Antifreeze; or Cough sweet? Antifreeze 

10.  Euclidian, Differential, Topology and Algebraic are main types of: Geography; Geology; Geometry; or Archaeology? Geometry 

11.  Pak choi (US bok choi) is a Chinese: Board game; Lunchbox; Cycle lane; or Cabbage? Cabbage ('white vegetable')

12.  Lusitania and Dalmatia were provinces of which empire: Roman; Greek; Ottoman; or British? Roman (loosely now Portugal and Croatia)

13.  Industry-standard Tegic's T9 and Motorola's iTap, launched c.2000, enabled: Phone apps; Predictive text; Wi-Fi; or Bluetooth? Predictive text (prior to which each phone key required pressing different numbers of times to produce each letter) 

14.  Spell the word meaning a big unnecessary discussion, fuss or process: Perlarva; Palaver; Pollavar; or Pilauva? Palaver (from Portuguese/Africa meaning a discussion between tribes-people or traders)  

15.  Manana ('man-yaa-na') is Spanish for: Probably; Maybe; Tomorrow; or Wait and see? Tomorrow (or an indefinite time in the future)

16.  In 2017 Paris Hilton claimed that she and Britney Spears invented: Texting; Blogging; Selfies; or Roller-blades? Selfies

17.  In 1948 the UK nationalized what system: Telephone; Television; Motorway; or Canal? Canal

18.  What crocodile logo French company says it was the first to show a brandname on clothing as a design feature? Lacoste

19.  The USA space agency NASA  is an abbreviation for what? (The) National Aeronautics and Space Administration

20.  In chess 'en passant' capture is only performed by a: Pawn; Knight; King; or Queen?  Pawn (capture of a pawn advancing two squares [2-4, as its first move] when an opposing pawn is positioned so that it could capture it at square 3)

21.  Cerberus in Greek mythology is a multi-(What?) (What?) guarding (What?): Eyed; Armed; Headed; Legged; Dog; Lion; Bull; Frog; Heaven; Hades (Hell); Olympus; or Heaven? (Three answers required) multi-Headed Dog guarding Hades (Hell)

22.  The first dinosaur bone to be identified (1676, the end of a megalosaurus thighbone) was named due to its shape: Armpitum camelum; Moutham fishum; Beakham cockum; or Scrotum humanum?  Scrotum humanum

23.  The strategy boardgame Go, zither-playing, calligraphy and painting were the essential 'four arts' of a learned person in the ancient culture of: China; India; Native American USA; or Aboriginal Australia? China

24.  Spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo refer to different types of what? Wine (Italian - Bonus point for each meaning - spumante=sparkling wine, frizzante=semi-sparkling wine, tranquillo=still wine)

25.   What geographical feature do these 11 nations exclusively have in common: São Tomé and Príncipe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil? The Equator (passes through them all)



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