General Knowledge Quiz #330

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  1. In Scrabble what's the only conventional English number whose spelling is its score (without bonus points)?
  2. What slightly eponymously US discount store brand/corporation was founded by Farmer's son Sebastian Kresge c.1900?
  3. The Japanese term Ekiden refers to a long race characterized by: Snow; Relay; Night-time; or Barefoot?
  4. Atomic weight is expressed/measured to a standard based on the common isotope (12) of which element?
  5. What two official Roman ceremonies were awarded to generals of battle victories, major and minor, which have bcome common words meaning respectively achievement, and audience appreciation?
  6. The maxim "Work expands to fill the time available" is called '(Whose?) Law', after its author?
  7. What fundamental set does the Japanese language name after: sun, moon, fire, water, wood, metal, earth?
  8. 'Anchor escapement' refers to controlled rocking mechanical energy release in: Forges; Clocks; Ships; or Wind farms?
  9. The scientific term fission means: Explode; Heat; Cool; or Split?
  10. What type of aperitif is named from German 'wormwood', the additive in the original medicinal form?
  11. Common in Middle East and North Africa, a souq (also souk, shuk, suk, sooq, suq, etc) is a: Marketplace; University; Tea-house; or Bicyle-driven taxi?
  12. The mainly Australian/NZ rugby term 'five-eighth' refers to a player positioned behind his own: Scrum-half; Three-quarters; Centre; or Full-back?
  13. What popular office product/brand did Bette Nesmith Graham (mother of Monkee Mike Nesmith) invent and later sell to Gillette for nearly $50m in 1979?
  14. Put these foods in order of highest energy content, highest first: Rice, Milk, Cheese, Butter?
  15. Ido is the relatively unpopular improved version of what, first devised by Polish physician Ludwik Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917)?
  16. Food in dented cans is less safe/pure than in undented cans, true or false?
  17. Porro prisms, used commonly in binoculars, have what shape end-faces: Conical; Concave; Convex; or Right-angle triangle?
  18. Which two organic stimulants formed the basis of the original Coca-Cola drink?
  19. What genericized brand, registered 1909, refers to a horn alarm, derived from onomatopoeaic Greek for making a loud sound?
  20. Name the four terrestrial planets of the Solar System?

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  1. In Scrabble what's the only conventional English number whose spelling is its score (without bonus points)?
    Twelve 
  2. What slightly eponymously US discount store brand/corporation was founded by Farmer's son Sebastian Kresge c.1900?
    K-Mart
  3. The Japanese term Ekiden refers to a long race characterized by: Snow; Relay; Night-time; or Barefoot?
    Relay
  4. Atomic weight is expressed/measured to a standard based on the common isotope (12) of which element?
    Carbon
  5. What two official Roman ceremonies were awarded to generals of battle victories, major and minor, which have bcome common words meaning respectively achievement, and audience appreciation?
    Triumph and Ovation 
  6. The maxim "Work expands to fill the time available" is called '(Whose?) Law', after its author?
    Parkinson's Law
  7. What fundamental set does the Japanese language name after: sun, moon, fire, water, wood, metal, earth?
    Days of the week 
  8. 'Anchor escapement' refers to controlled rocking mechanical energy release in: Forges; Clocks; Ships; or Wind farms?
    Clocks 
  9. The scientific term fission means: Explode; Heat; Cool; or Split?
    Split 
  10. What type of aperitif is named from German 'wormwood', the additive in the original medicinal form?
    Vermouth 
  11. Common in Middle East and North Africa, a souq (also souk, shuk, suk, sooq, suq, etc) is a: Marketplace; University; Tea-house; or Bicyle-driven taxi?
    Marketplace
  12. The mainly Australian/NZ rugby term 'five-eighth' refers to a player positioned behind his own: Scrum-half; Three-quarters; Centre; or Full-back?
    Scrum-half
  13. What popular office product/brand did Bette Nesmith Graham (mother of Monkee Mike Nesmith) invent and later sell to Gillette for nearly $50m in 1979?
    Liquid Paper 
  14. Put these foods in order of highest energy content, highest first: Rice, Milk, Cheese, Butter?
    Butter, Cheese, Rice, Milk
  15. Ido is the relatively unpopular improved version of what, first devised by Polish physician Ludwik Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917)?
    Esperanto 
  16. Food in dented cans is less safe/pure than in undented cans, true or false?
    False 
  17. Porro prisms, used commonly in binoculars, have what shape end-faces: Conical; Concave; Convex; or Right-angle triangle?
    Right-angle triangle 
  18. Which two organic stimulants formed the basis of the original Coca-Cola drink?
    Cocaine 
  19. What genericized brand, registered 1909, refers to a horn alarm, derived from onomatopoeaic Greek for making a loud sound?
    Klaxon 
  20. Name the four terrestrial planets of the Solar System?
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars