General Knowledge Quiz #328

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  1. Albion is the oldest word for: France; America; England/Britain; or Scandinavia?
  2. What Andalusian city gave its name to a bitter orange used especially in marmalade?
  3. What famous headwear and safety harness brand was devised from the original raw materials silk, angora and wool?
  4. Which once war-torn Balkan capital city has a world-leading human DNA analysis laboratory?
  5. Georges Bizet devised the word 'toreador' for what opera?
  6. The continent having the highest average elevation is: Africa; Asia; Europe; or Antartica?
  7. What is a remark, act, or chess move seeking advantage, from Italian for trip-up, and leg?
  8. The Dewey Decimal, Universal Decimal, and Bliss Bibliographic classifications are used by: Farmers; Librarians; Architects; or Travel agents?
  9. Which big-selling artist 1999-2003 shares her name with the founding Queen of Carthage?
  10. The Carthage civilization (814-200BC) was based around modern: Copenhagen; Tunis; Mexico City; or Moscow?
  11. The volume of a pyramid or cone is: base area x height x (what fraction?): A Quarter; A Third; A Half; or Nine-Fourteenths?
  12. What edible weed is named from 'lion's tooth'?
  13. Disney's Lion King movie/musical is generally said to be based on what Shakespeare play?
  14. What is the UK's most senior royal palace and official residence of the monarch?
  15. What instrument is sized according to terms such as 0, 00, 000, Grand Auditorium and Dreadnought?
  16. The Occident (from Latin 'going down') refers generally to which part of the world: Europe/US; Asia; Australia; or Africa?
  17. The traditional Windows/Mac keyboard shortcut to undo the last operation is Ctrl or Cmd and what key?
  18. The Gannex brand, popularised by British prime minister Harold Wilson in the 1960s, was a: Pipe; Cigar; Fountain pen; or Raincoat?
  19. What mountain's peak is the farthest point from Earth's centre/center: Everest; Kilimanjaro; Chimborazo; or McKinley?
  20. What 1930s-originating genericized trademark came to refer to 'piped' background recorded music played in elevators, reception areas, airports, etc?

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  1. Albion is the oldest word for: France; America; England/Britain; or Scandinavia?
    England/Britain 
  2. What Andalusian city gave its name to a bitter orange used especially in marmalade?
    Seville
  3. What famous headwear and safety harness brand was devised from the original raw materials silk, angora and wool?
    Kangol
  4. Which once war-torn Balkan capital city has a world-leading human DNA analysis laboratory?
    Sarajevo 
  5. Georges Bizet devised the word 'toreador' for what opera?
    Carmen 
  6. The continent having the highest average elevation is: Africa; Asia; Europe; or Antartica?
    Antartica
  7. What is a remark, act, or chess move seeking advantage, from Italian for trip-up, and leg?
    Gambit 
  8. The Dewey Decimal, Universal Decimal, and Bliss Bibliographic classifications are used by: Farmers; Librarians; Architects; or Travel agents?
    Libraries 
  9. Which big-selling artist 1999-2003 shares her name with the founding Queen of Carthage?
    Dido
  10. The Carthage civilization (814-200BC) was based around modern: Copenhagen; Tunis; Mexico City; or Moscow?
    Tunis 
  11. The volume of a pyramid or cone is: base area x height x (what fraction?): A Quarter; A Third; A Half; or Nine-Fourteenths?
    A Third
  12. What edible weed is named from 'lion's tooth'?
    Dandelion 
  13. Disney's Lion King movie/musical is generally said to be based on what Shakespeare play?
    Hamlet
  14. What is the UK's most senior royal palace and official residence of the monarch?
    St James's Palace
  15. What instrument is sized according to terms such as 0, 00, 000, Grand Auditorium and Dreadnought?
    Guitar 
  16. The Occident (from Latin 'going down') refers generally to which part of the world: Europe/US; Asia; Australia; or Africa?
    Europe/US 
  17. The traditional Windows/Mac keyboard shortcut to undo the last operation is Ctrl or Cmd and what key?
    Z
  18. The Gannex brand, popularised by British prime minister Harold Wilson in the 1960s, was a: Pipe; Cigar; Fountain pen; or Raincoat?
    Raincoat
  19. What mountain's peak is the farthest point from Earth's centre/center: Everest; Kilimanjaro; Chimborazo; or McKinley?
    Chimborazo 
  20. What 1930s-originating genericized trademark came to refer to 'piped' background recorded music played in elevators, reception areas, airports, etc?
    Muzak