General Knowledge Quiz #306

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  1. Danish researchers proved in 2014 that a major cause of reduced sperm-count in modern men is: Smoked bacon/fish; Household chemicals; Shaving; or Masturbation?
  2. Since Roman times wine barrels are most commonly made from: Willow; Oak; Beech; or Spruce?
  3. The East India Company, notable for exploiting India for Britain in the 17th-19th centuries, originated what profession/term: Chartered Surveyor; Chartered Accountant; Civil Servant; or Librarian?
  4. The human body's axilla or oxter is more commonly called the Elbow; Armpit; Upper jaw; or Eyelid?
  5. The Nazi exclamation 'Sieg heil' means: Hail victory; Power to the people; Praise God; or It is written?
  6. What tree and its resin, whose name derives from Greek meaning 'chew', inspired the development of of chewing gum and various industrial sealants?
  7. What word prefixes the following to make four new words: Age; Date; Drill, Go?
  8. Bush, Standard, Pyramid, Spindlebush, Cordon, Fan, Espalier, and Step-over espalier are technical formats in: Equestrian dressage; Circus acrobatics; Town planning and street-furniture; or Fruit farming?
  9. In music the relative minor chord to E major is: Aminor; C#minor; Eminor; or Kminor?
  10. Technically the male and female polar bear are called: Cock and Hen; Boar and Sow; Bull and Cow; or Buck and Doe?
  11. A pyranometer and a pyrheliometer are different instruments for measuring what natural phenomenon?
  12. What is a fifth of a half?
  13. Pravachol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Altocor, and Zocor are brands of what $multi-billion cholesterol controlling drug, ultimately named after Greek meaning 'causing to stand'?
  14. Copacabana district/beach in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is named after a: Fertility dance; Bolivian virgin saint; Palm tree fruit; or Nightclub?
  15. The occupational surname Chamberlain originally referred to a: Bed-maker; Household manager; Toilet-cleaner; or Executioner?
  16. Siena/sienna, ochre and umber are shades of: Brown; Grey; Green; or Gold?
  17. What human liquid is 95% water, and 0.5% electrolytes, mucus, glycoproteins, enzymes, and antibacterial compounds such as IgA and lysozyme?
  18. 'The Four Humours' ancient concept of personality asserted what 'mood' is produced by phlegm in the body: Cheerfulness; Calmness; Enthusiasm; or Somberness?
  19. Which letter appears in various alphabets in the traditional Wikipedia globe logo?
  20. Casement, awning and hopper refer respectively to which three different hinge positions of what (four answers required)?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. Danish researchers proved in 2014 that a major cause of reduced sperm-count in modern men is: Smoked bacon/fish; Household chemicals; Shaving; or Masturbation?
    Household chemicals 
  2. Since Roman times wine barrels are most commonly made from: Willow; Oak; Beech; or Spruce?
    Oak
  3. The East India Company, notable for exploiting India for Britain in the 17th-19th centuries, originated what profession/term: Chartered Surveyor; Chartered Accountant; Civil Servant; or Librarian?
    Civil Servant 
  4. The human body's axilla or oxter is more commonly called the Elbow; Armpit; Upper jaw; or Eyelid?
    Armpit 
  5. The Nazi exclamation 'Sieg heil' means: Hail victory; Power to the people; Praise God; or It is written?
    Hail victory 
  6. What tree and its resin, whose name derives from Greek meaning 'chew', inspired the development of of chewing gum and various industrial sealants?
    Mastic 
  7. What word prefixes the following to make four new words: Age; Date; Drill, Go?
    Man
  8. Bush, Standard, Pyramid, Spindlebush, Cordon, Fan, Espalier, and Step-over espalier are technical formats in: Equestrian dressage; Circus acrobatics; Town planning and street-furniture; or Fruit farming?
    Fruit farming 
  9. In music the relative minor chord to E major is: Aminor; C#minor; Eminor; or Kminor?
    C#minor
  10. Technically the male and female polar bear are called: Cock and Hen; Boar and Sow; Bull and Cow; or Buck and Doe?
    Boar and Sow 
  11. A pyranometer and a pyrheliometer are different instruments for measuring what natural phenomenon?
    Sunlight 
  12. What is a fifth of a half?
    A tenth 
  13. Pravachol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Altocor, and Zocor are brands of what $multi-billion cholesterol controlling drug, ultimately named after Greek meaning 'causing to stand'?
    Statin 
  14. Copacabana district/beach in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is named after a: Fertility dance; Bolivian virgin saint; Palm tree fruit; or Nightclub?
    Bolivian virgin saint 
  15. The occupational surname Chamberlain originally referred to a: Bed-maker; Household manager; Toilet-cleaner; or Executioner?
    Household manager 
  16. Siena/sienna, ochre and umber are shades of: Brown; Grey; Green; or Gold?
    Brown
  17. What human liquid is 95% water, and 0.5% electrolytes, mucus, glycoproteins, enzymes, and antibacterial compounds such as IgA and lysozyme?
    Blood; Sweat; Tears; or Saliva? Saliva
  18. 'The Four Humours' ancient concept of personality asserted what 'mood' is produced by phlegm in the body: Cheerfulness; Calmness; Enthusiasm; or Somberness?
    Calmness 
  19. Which letter appears in various alphabets in the traditional Wikipedia globe logo?
    W
  20. Casement, awning and hopper refer respectively to which three different hinge positions of what (four answers required)?
    Side, Top and Bottom hinges of Windows