General Knowledge Quiz #327

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  1. The 'impossible' Penrose Stairs and Devil's Pitchfork are famous: Canadian mountains; St Paul's Cathedral entrances; Custard puddings; or Optical illusions ?
  2. Name IBM's artificial intelligence computer, which answers 'knowledge' questions with startling effectiveness, named after the company's first CEO/chairman (coincidentally the name of a doctor/narrator noted for asking questions of a famous detective)?
  3. What's the full name of Sherlock Holmes' companion/narrator?
  4. Originating in the fictional 'Game of Thrones' and launched internationally in 2014 as a real training program, 'Dothraki' is a: Martial Art; Language; Child-rearing system; or Vegetable-based Origami?
  5. A major share-trading mistake, sometimes worth of $millions, is commonly called a '(What?) Error': Blind Eye; Deaf Ear; Fat Finger; or Dead Leg?
  6. Name the iconic Israeli drink company/brand (especially 1960-80s) associated with the slogan "Get busy with the fizzy"?
  7. What nation, the most sparsely populated of the EU, has nearly 200,000 lakes?
  8. Founded 1938 by Lee Byung-chul, Samsung is which country's biggest business (at 2014): China; India; South Korea; or Japan?
  9. What whole single number is the cube root of 729?
  10. The mountainous geographical region called the Caucasus is in: N Africa; SE Europe; NE Asia; or S America?
  11. What sparking wine from Catalonia is traditionally and incorrectly referred to as Spanish Champagne?
  12. A domino was originally a: Priest's hood; Spotted dog; Butterfly; or Instrument of torture?
  13. What formal menswear, often abbreviated to three letters, is named after a New York park where it was first worn in the 1880s?
  14. What famous corporation, having a flying crane logo, is named from Germany's late-medieval defensive commercial federation the Hanseatic League, and word for 'air'?
  15. Which famous online brand is a green circle containing three stacked arcs?
  16. Cuore, kardhya, kalp, serce, corazon, and herz refer to what in Italian, Greek, Turkish, Polish, Spanish and German?
  17. In the saying 'Grist to the Mill', the word 'grist' is/was originally: Oil; Water; Corn/wheat; or Wind?
  18. The Izmit Bay Bridge, said to be the largest bridge construction project in history (at 2014), is in which 'MINT' nation?
  19. Popular in the mid-1900s, what consumer product derives from the Smilax ornata plant and is named from Spanish for bramble and little trailing vine?
  20. A famous four-stage theory of how we learn new things is commonly called: Unknown-Known; Conscious-Competence; Inexpert-Expert; or Clever-Trevor?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. The 'impossible' Penrose Stairs and Devil's Pitchfork are famous: Canadian mountains; St Paul's Cathedral entrances; Custard puddings; or Optical illusions ?
    Optical Illusions
  2. Name IBM's artificial intelligence computer, which answers 'knowledge' questions with startling effectiveness, named after the company's first CEO/chairman (coincidentally the name of a doctor/narrator noted for asking questions of a famous detective)?
    Watson 
  3. What's the full name of Sherlock Holmes' companion/narrator?
    Dr John H Watson
  4. Originating in the fictional 'Game of Thrones' and launched internationally in 2014 as a real training program, 'Dothraki' is a: Martial Art; Language; Child-rearing system; or Vegetable-based Origami?
    Language 
  5. A major share-trading mistake, sometimes worth of $millions, is commonly called a '(What?) Error': Blind Eye; Deaf Ear; Fat Finger; or Dead Leg?
    Fat Finger 
  6. Name the iconic Israeli drink company/brand (especially 1960-80s) associated with the slogan "Get busy with the fizzy"?
    Sodastream
  7. What nation, the most sparsely populated of the EU, has nearly 200,000 lakes?
    Finland
  8. Founded 1938 by Lee Byung-chul, Samsung is which country's biggest business (at 2014): China; India; South Korea; or Japan?
    South Korea
  9. What whole single number is the cube root of 729?
    9
  10. The mountainous geographical region called the Caucasus is in: N Africa; SE Europe; NE Asia; or S America?
    SE Europe 
  11. What sparking wine from Catalonia is traditionally and incorrectly referred to as Spanish Champagne?
    Cava 
  12. A domino was originally a: Priest's hood; Spotted dog; Butterfly; or Instrument of torture?
    Priest's hood 
  13. What formal menswear, often abbreviated to three letters, is named after a New York park where it was first worn in the 1880s?
    Tuxedo 
  14. What famous corporation, having a flying crane logo, is named from Germany's late-medieval defensive commercial federation the Hanseatic League, and word for 'air'?
    Lufthansa 
  15. Which famous online brand is a green circle containing three stacked arcs?
    Spotify
  16. Cuore, kardhya, kalp, serce, corazon, and herz refer to what in Italian, Greek, Turkish, Polish, Spanish and German?
    Heart
  17. In the saying 'Grist to the Mill', the word 'grist' is/was originally: Oil; Water; Corn/wheat; or Wind?
    Corn/wheat 
  18. The Izmit Bay Bridge, said to be the largest bridge construction project in history (at 2014), is in which 'MINT' nation?
    Turkey 
  19. Popular in the mid-1900s, what consumer product derives from the Smilax ornata plant and is named from Spanish for bramble and little trailing vine?
    Sarsaparilla 
  20. A famous four-stage theory of how we learn new things is commonly called: Unknown-Known; Conscious-Competence; Inexpert-Expert; or Clever-Trevor?
    Conscious-Competence