General Knowledge Quiz #296

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  1. 'Moon starer' is a fitting anagram of what specialised profession?
  2. (Approximately) how much does a cubic foot of gold weigh: 1200lbs, 220lbs; 75lbs; or 20lbs?
  3. An invertebrate is an animal without: Backbone; Pouch; Tail; or Wings?
  4. What are the Antilles: Islands; Mountains; Winds; or Ocean currents?
  5. Little Willie and Big Willie were nicknames for the first and second models of what British WWI armament?
  6. Arrange these traditional measurements of capacity biggest to smallest: Peck, Bushel, Gallon?
  7. What ancient African nation is (at 2011) the most populated landlocked country of the world?
  8. 'Roadhouse' is the ironic US Secret Service codename for what famous standard-setting luxury Art Deco hotel at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York City?
  9. What is the international telephone dialling code for France?
  10. What is the correct spelling of Onamatapia/Onomatapeia/Onomatopoeia/Onamatopoea?
  11. On a conventional piano keyboard, what note is the white key which immediately follows the two black notes together (as distinct from the three black notes together)?
  12. Name the 1959 instrumental piece by The Dave Brubeck Quartet - arguably the first ever mainstream jazz hit record - whose title referred to its unusual 5/4 time-signature?
  13. What African capital city is regarded as the largest French-speaking city after Paris: Kinshasa; Lagos, Cairo; or Rabat?
  14. What unit of measurement, usually followed by a single digit number, named after an Austrian physicist, refers to the speed of a body in relation to the speed of sound (in a given atmosphere)?
  15. A muntjac is what type of animal?
  16. What common substance has the chemical formula NaCl?
  17. Avgas is an abbreviation of what two words?
  18. How many centimetres are in a foot, to two decimal places: 17.37; 21.65; 30.48; or 37.12?
  19. What plant and source of starch, used in cooking and medicine, is named after the Arawak word aru-aru, meaning 'meal of meals', and also by association with its use in treating poisoned arrow wounds?
  20. What animal is traditionally seen in the branding of Fox's Glacier Mints?
  21. On which British comedian's (technically comedienne's) US TV show did The Simpsons first appear?
  22. In what century was the Indian mausoleum the Taj Mahal built?
  23. Created in 1949 and used by the US Air Force, Sierra Sam was the first what?
  24. What is the surname of the famous German brother fairy tale writers, Jacob and Wilhelm?
  25. A Tintinnabulum is a: Flower; Compass; Bell; or Cave?
  26. What is the square root of 441?
  27. What is the more common name of the oak nut?
  28. What area in square metres is a hectare: 1,000; 10,000; 100,000; or 1,000,000?
  29. The criteria: Measurable, Realistic, Time-bound, Agreed, Specific, are commonly arranged to form what useful 5-letter acronymic management and planning model?
  30. What (as at 2011) are the 'Next Eleven' (N-11) emerging countries identified by Goldman Sachs as having greatest potential (outside of the previously identied four 'BRIC' nations) of becoming some of the world's largest economies in the 21st Century?

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  1. 'Moon starer' is a fitting anagram of what specialised profession?
    Astronomer
  2. (Approximately) how much does a cubic foot of gold weigh: 1200lbs, 220lbs; 75lbs; or 20lbs?
    1200lbs 
  3. An invertebrate is an animal without: Backbone; Pouch; Tail; or Wings?
    Backbone
  4. What are the Antilles: Islands; Mountains; Winds; or Ocean currents?
    Islands 
  5. Little Willie and Big Willie were nicknames for the first and second models of what British WWI armament?
    Tank 
  6. Arrange these traditional measurements of capacity biggest to smallest: Peck, Bushel, Gallon?
    Bushel, Peck, Gallon 
  7. What ancient African nation is (at 2011) the most populated landlocked country of the world?
    Ethiopia 
  8. 'Roadhouse' is the ironic US Secret Service codename for what famous standard-setting luxury Art Deco hotel at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York City?
    Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
  9. What is the international telephone dialling code for France?
    33
  10. What is the correct spelling of Onamatapia/Onomatapeia/Onomatopoeia/Onamatopoea?
    Onomatopoeia 
  11. On a conventional piano keyboard, what note is the white key which immediately follows the two black notes together (as distinct from the three black notes together)?
    E
  12. Name the 1959 instrumental piece by The Dave Brubeck Quartet - arguably the first ever mainstream jazz hit record - whose title referred to its unusual 5/4 time-signature?
    Take Five
  13. What African capital city is regarded as the largest French-speaking city after Paris: Kinshasa; Lagos, Cairo; or Rabat?
    Kinshasa 
  14. What unit of measurement, usually followed by a single digit number, named after an Austrian physicist, refers to the speed of a body in relation to the speed of sound (in a given atmosphere)?
    Mach 
  15. A muntjac is what type of animal?
    Deer
  16. What common substance has the chemical formula NaCl?
    Salt 
  17. Avgas is an abbreviation of what two words?
    Aviation Gasoline
  18. How many centimetres are in a foot, to two decimal places: 17.37; 21.65; 30.48; or 37.12?
    30.48
  19. What plant and source of starch, used in cooking and medicine, is named after the Arawak word aru-aru, meaning 'meal of meals', and also by association with its use in treating poisoned arrow wounds?
    Arrowroot
  20. What animal is traditionally seen in the branding of Fox's Glacier Mints?
    Polar Bear
  21. On which British comedian's (technically comedienne's) US TV show did The Simpsons first appear?
    Tracey Ullman
  22. In what century was the Indian mausoleum the Taj Mahal built?
    17th 
  23. Created in 1949 and used by the US Air Force, Sierra Sam was the first what?
    Crash Test Dummy
  24. What is the surname of the famous German brother fairy tale writers, Jacob and Wilhelm?
    Grimm
  25. A Tintinnabulum is a: Flower; Compass; Bell; or Cave?
    Bell 
  26. What is the square root of 441?
    21
  27. What is the more common name of the oak nut?
    Acorn
  28. What area in square metres is a hectare: 1,000; 10,000; 100,000; or 1,000,000?
    10,000
  29. The criteria: Measurable, Realistic, Time-bound, Agreed, Specific, are commonly arranged to form what useful 5-letter acronymic management and planning model?
    SMART 
  30. What (as at 2011) are the 'Next Eleven' (N-11) emerging countries identified by Goldman Sachs as having greatest potential (outside of the previously identied four 'BRIC' nations) of becoming some of the world's largest economies in the 21st Century?
    Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Vietnam