General Knowledge Quiz #309

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  1. The Latin word for pig is: Swinus; Boarus; Porcus; or Oincus?
  2. What is five-eighths of sixteen?
  3. A miasma is a: Deafening noise; Big crowd; Nasty smell; or Tiny fish-hook for catching prawns?
  4. What modern popular pet population originated entirely from single female found in Syria in 1930?
  5. 'Anima sana in corpore sano' (Latin for 'a healthy mind in a healthy body') is significant in which 1949-founded Japanese corporation's branding?
  6. To which major biblical event did the 'burning bush' direct Moses?
  7. A naval orange is named after: Harvest festivals in church naves; Sailors ate them to combat scurvy; Navajo native American Indians grew them; or They have a 'belly-button'?
  8. What two-word slang is an open quarry, secondary glassblowing furnace, dam/reservoir spillway, and a small opening in a wall for anonymous sexual cooperation either side?
  9. In many Asian/Eastern beliefs 'Naraka' is what?
  10. The obsequious "ever so 'umble" money-lender in Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield, is: Wishbone Ash; Uriah Heep; Pink Floyd; or Axl Rose?
  11. In 2014, Illinois University research found higher casualty rates from female-named (what?) due to victims' complacency, compared to having higher perceived fear of male names: Volcanoes; Mountains; Hurricanes; or Pet snakes?
  12. Unusually for a whale, the Arctic Ocean narwhal (or narwhale) possesses: Fur; One long straight spiral tusk; An extra brain in its tail; or Eyebrows?
  13. Originating in Turkish cuisine terminology the 'shish' in a shish kebab refers to?
  14. What historical region equating to NE Germany and N Poland, meaning 'by the coast', gave its name to local breeds of modern dog, goose and sheep?
  15. Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars, mean (and represent in Greek mythology): Light and Dark; Sound and Vision; Fear and Terror; or Guns and Roses?
  16. Cumulus humilis is commonly described as: Fair weather cloud; Storm cloud; Sandstorm; or Fog?
  17. Egg corn, Oronym, Mondegreen, Dogberryism, and Malapropism are types of: Cattle diseases; Political ideologies; Language puns; or North Atlantic weather effects?
  18. The convincing diamond substitute Zircon (zirconium silicate) is: From sea shell; Naturally occurring in rock; Made in a laboratory; or Waste from the double-glazing industry?
  19. Who wrote 'This be the Verse', starting famously "They f*** you up, your Mum and Dad, They may not mean to, but they do...": Philip Larkin; Lord Byron; Mark Twain; or Jane Austen?
  20. Re-arrange these five legally established national sports to the correct nations: Ice hockey - Sri Lanka; Tejo - Canada; Volleyball - Colombia; Sloop sailing - Iran; Wrestling - Bahamas?

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  1. The Latin word for pig is: Swinus; Boarus; Porcus; or Oincus?
    Porcus
  2. What is five-eighths of sixteen?
    Ten 
  3. A miasma is a: Deafening noise; Big crowd; Nasty smell; or Tiny fish-hook for catching prawns?
    Nasty smell
  4. What modern popular pet population originated entirely from single female found in Syria in 1930?
    Hamster 
  5. 'Anima sana in corpore sano' (Latin for 'a healthy mind in a healthy body') is significant in which 1949-founded Japanese corporation's branding?
    ASICS 
  6. To which major biblical event did the 'burning bush' direct Moses?
    The Sermon on the Mount; The Ten Commandments; Jesus' birth; or Noah's Ark? The Ten Commandments
  7. A naval orange is named after: Harvest festivals in church naves; Sailors ate them to combat scurvy; Navajo native American Indians grew them; or They have a 'belly-button'?
    They have a 'belly-button' 
  8. What two-word slang is an open quarry, secondary glassblowing furnace, dam/reservoir spillway, and a small opening in a wall for anonymous sexual cooperation either side?
    Glory hole
  9. In many Asian/Eastern beliefs 'Naraka' is what?
    Hell 
  10. The obsequious "ever so 'umble" money-lender in Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield, is: Wishbone Ash; Uriah Heep; Pink Floyd; or Axl Rose?
    Uriah Heep 
  11. In 2014, Illinois University research found higher casualty rates from female-named (what?) due to victims' complacency, compared to having higher perceived fear of male names: Volcanoes; Mountains; Hurricanes; or Pet snakes?
    Hurricanes 
  12. Unusually for a whale, the Arctic Ocean narwhal (or narwhale) possesses: Fur; One long straight spiral tusk; An extra brain in its tail; or Eyebrows?
    One long straight spiral tusk
  13. Originating in Turkish cuisine terminology the 'shish' in a shish kebab refers to?
    Lamb; Skewer; Spice; or the 'Sizzle' sound? Skewer 
  14. What historical region equating to NE Germany and N Poland, meaning 'by the coast', gave its name to local breeds of modern dog, goose and sheep?
    Pomerania 
  15. Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars, mean (and represent in Greek mythology): Light and Dark; Sound and Vision; Fear and Terror; or Guns and Roses?
    Fear and Terror
  16. Cumulus humilis is commonly described as: Fair weather cloud; Storm cloud; Sandstorm; or Fog?
    Fair weather cloud
  17. Egg corn, Oronym, Mondegreen, Dogberryism, and Malapropism are types of: Cattle diseases; Political ideologies; Language puns; or North Atlantic weather effects?
    Language puns 
  18. The convincing diamond substitute Zircon (zirconium silicate) is: From sea shell; Naturally occurring in rock; Made in a laboratory; or Waste from the double-glazing industry?
    Naturally occurring in rock
  19. Who wrote 'This be the Verse', starting famously "They f*** you up, your Mum and Dad, They may not mean to, but they do...": Philip Larkin; Lord Byron; Mark Twain; or Jane Austen?
    Philip Larkin 
  20. Re-arrange these five legally established national sports to the correct nations: Ice hockey - Sri Lanka; Tejo - Canada; Volleyball - Colombia; Sloop sailing - Iran; Wrestling - Bahamas?
    Ice hockey - Canada; Tejo - Colombia; Volleyball - Sri Lanka; Sloop sailing - Bahamas; Wrestling - Iran