General Knowledge Quiz #322

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  1. Viticulture refers to the cultivation of what fruit?
  2. What ancient seminal Palestinian city is 'house of meat' in Arabic, and 'house of bread' in Hebrew?
  3. 'Die Adler', nickname of the German national soccer team, means 'The (What)'?
  4. 'Pole', meaning leading contender, in 'pole-position', originally referred to: The North Pole; Poland; Pole-vaulting; or A wooden pole at the start of a horse race?
  5. What rum-based cocktail is named from Spanish 'little wet thing'?
  6. In the the expression 'whet your appetite', the old word 'whet' technically means: Loosen; Sharpen; Lubricate; or Tempt?
  7. Petroliam Nasional Berhad, the huge Malaysian gas/oil corporation gave its abbreviated name to what world-leading Kuala Lumpa landmark?
  8. In Australian slang, someone called a 'mollydooker' is a: Policeman; Convict; Priest; or Left-handed?
  9. During the 1900s, Olivetti, Olympia, Underwood, Smith Corona, and Remington were famous makers of: Glassware; Typewriters; Snack foods; or Motorbikes?
  10. The famous 'Kitemark' quality symbol, registered in England in 1903, one of the world's oldest trademarks still in use, contains which two letters (besides the 'V' shape)?
  11. Bosintang/Boshintang (or Gaejangguk) is a Korean soup of declining popularity made chiefly of what meat?
  12. Name the Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran's famous 1923 philosophical collection of verses, with sales of over 100m copies?
  13. Anopheles and Aedes, which indirectly kill millions of people every year, are what?
  14. What central European bread supposedly originated in monasteries and represents praying hands?
  15. The 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge internet phenomenon originally promoted awareness and fundraising for which disease?
  16. What word meaning 'misbehaved' evolved through 'wicked' from originally 'possessing nothing'?
  17. The hull of a seed is its: Core; Shoot; Shell; or Oil?
  18. The Glycaemic Index (GI) refers to: EU stock exchanges; Food; Optical lenses; or Rainfall?
  19. In business/work/politics/etc, 'Guanxi' (China), 'Blat' (Russia), and 'Wasta' (Middle East) refer to the significance of: Education; Finance; Personal relationships; or Tea-breaks?
  20. Petite Borgeoisie is an Anglicized French term referring to what traditional notion of social demographics class: Nobility; Upper Class; Lower Middle Class; or Working Class?

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  1. Viticulture refers to the cultivation of what fruit?
    Grapes
  2. What ancient seminal Palestinian city is 'house of meat' in Arabic, and 'house of bread' in Hebrew?
    Bethlehem
  3. 'Die Adler', nickname of the German national soccer team, means 'The (What)'?
    Eagles
  4. 'Pole', meaning leading contender, in 'pole-position', originally referred to: The North Pole; Poland; Pole-vaulting; or A wooden pole at the start of a horse race?
    A wooden pole at the start of a horse race 
  5. What rum-based cocktail is named from Spanish 'little wet thing'?
    Mojito
  6. In the the expression 'whet your appetite', the old word 'whet' technically means: Loosen; Sharpen; Lubricate; or Tempt?
    Sharpen 
  7. Petroliam Nasional Berhad, the huge Malaysian gas/oil corporation gave its abbreviated name to what world-leading Kuala Lumpa landmark?
    Petronas Towers 
  8. In Australian slang, someone called a 'mollydooker' is a: Policeman; Convict; Priest; or Left-handed?
    Left-handed 
  9. During the 1900s, Olivetti, Olympia, Underwood, Smith Corona, and Remington were famous makers of: Glassware; Typewriters; Snack foods; or Motorbikes?
    Typewriters
  10. The famous 'Kitemark' quality symbol, registered in England in 1903, one of the world's oldest trademarks still in use, contains which two letters (besides the 'V' shape)?
    B andS 
  11. Bosintang/Boshintang (or Gaejangguk) is a Korean soup of declining popularity made chiefly of what meat?
    Dog
  12. Name the Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran's famous 1923 philosophical collection of verses, with sales of over 100m copies?
    The Prophet
  13. Anopheles and Aedes, which indirectly kill millions of people every year, are what?
    Mosquitos 
  14. What central European bread supposedly originated in monasteries and represents praying hands?
    Pretzel
  15. The 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge internet phenomenon originally promoted awareness and fundraising for which disease?
    ALS 
  16. What word meaning 'misbehaved' evolved through 'wicked' from originally 'possessing nothing'?
    Naughty 
  17. The hull of a seed is its: Core; Shoot; Shell; or Oil?
    Shell 
  18. The Glycaemic Index (GI) refers to: EU stock exchanges; Food; Optical lenses; or Rainfall?
    Food 
  19. In business/work/politics/etc, 'Guanxi' (China), 'Blat' (Russia), and 'Wasta' (Middle East) refer to the significance of: Education; Finance; Personal relationships; or Tea-breaks?
    Personal relationships 
  20. Petite Borgeoisie is an Anglicized French term referring to what traditional notion of social demographics class: Nobility; Upper Class; Lower Middle Class; or Working Class?
    Lower Middle Class