General Knowledge Quiz #332

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  1. Based on an old metaphor, a song about unrequited (unreturned) love is called a '(What?) song': Heart; Flame; Arrow; or Torch?
  2. Edema (or oedema, or dropsy) refers to body tissue: Swelling; Reddening; Throbbing; or Hardening?
  3. An offence in sport intended to stop a threatening move or gain other advantage is misleadingly and euphemistically called a '(What?) foul': Technical; Professional; Free; or Fair?
  4. If an invoice for $90 includes tax of 20% on the pre-tax cost, what was the cost before tax?
  5. The ischium, related to 'sciatic', is the lower part of which human bone?
  6. Named after a distinctively shaped musical instrument, and Stockholm's Hasselbacken Restaurant/Hotel, 'Hasselback' potatoes are almost wholly (What?) before baking: Skewered with cinnamon sticks; Wrapped in smoked herring; Thin-sliced and cheese-covered; or Diced with honey and schnapps?
  7. Technically a shoal of fish becomes a school of fish when it is: In the Northern not Southern hemisphere; In fresh water not salt water; More than c.1,000 fish; or Swimming in the same direction?
  8. Sound reflected back within c.50 milliseconds is technically called what, commonly abbreviated as a sound production effect?
  9. Glycyrrhizin, from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant, used in medicine, is more generally known for the distinctive sweet characteristic of what confection, famously produced (among other varieties/sources) in Pontefract, W Yorkshire?
  10. Name Bette Midler's early-career pianist and co-producer of The Divine Miss M debut album, who became a major star in his own right?
  11. UX is a modern phonetic abbreviation and design consideration of what human effect when using a product/system/service, especially computerized?
  12. What controversial process uses a 'proppant' with 'slickwater' or gel/foam including additives such as hydrochloric acid, guar gum, radioactive tracers?
  13. Ishmael, the first son of Abraham, based on biblical account refers metaphorically also to a: Miser; Fraud; Outcast; or Multi-talented entertainer?
  14. The architectural term colonnade refers to a series of what features?
  15. The word porous literally refers to what characteristic in a substance: Air; Dryness; Holes; or Water?
  16. In the longstanding Samsung logo which letter has a missing major part?
  17. What's the English translation of the religious Latin abbreviation AMDG ('Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam')?
  18. Put these biological taxonomical classes in order of high to low: Genus Family Species Order?
  19. Name the mothership and lander craft which achieved the first ever comet landing, on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014?
  20. The words lyceum and academy referred originally to the garden 'schools' of respectively which two great seminal thinkers?

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  1. Based on an old metaphor, a song about unrequited (unreturned) love is called a '(What?) song': Heart; Flame; Arrow; or Torch?
    Torch song
  2. Edema (or oedema, or dropsy) refers to body tissue: Swelling; Reddening; Throbbing; or Hardening?
    Swelling
  3. An offence in sport intended to stop a threatening move or gain other advantage is misleadingly and euphemistically called a '(What?) foul': Technical; Professional; Free; or Fair?
    Professional foul
  4. If an invoice for $90 includes tax of 20% on the pre-tax cost, what was the cost before tax?
    $75
  5. The ischium, related to 'sciatic', is the lower part of which human bone?
    Pelvis 
  6. Named after a distinctively shaped musical instrument, and Stockholm's Hasselbacken Restaurant/Hotel, 'Hasselback' potatoes are almost wholly (What?) before baking: Skewered with cinnamon sticks; Wrapped in smoked herring; Thin-sliced and cheese-covered; or Diced with honey and schnapps?
    Thin-sliced and cheese-covered 
  7. Technically a shoal of fish becomes a school of fish when it is: In the Northern not Southern hemisphere; In fresh water not salt water; More than c.1,000 fish; or Swimming in the same direction?
    Swimming in the same direction
  8. Sound reflected back within c.50 milliseconds is technically called what, commonly abbreviated as a sound production effect?
    Reverberation 
  9. Glycyrrhizin, from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant, used in medicine, is more generally known for the distinctive sweet characteristic of what confection, famously produced (among other varieties/sources) in Pontefract, W Yorkshire?
    Liquorice 
  10. Name Bette Midler's early-career pianist and co-producer of The Divine Miss M debut album, who became a major star in his own right?
    Barry Manilow
  11. UX is a modern phonetic abbreviation and design consideration of what human effect when using a product/system/service, especially computerized?
    User Experience
  12. What controversial process uses a 'proppant' with 'slickwater' or gel/foam including additives such as hydrochloric acid, guar gum, radioactive tracers?
    Fracking 
  13. Ishmael, the first son of Abraham, based on biblical account refers metaphorically also to a: Miser; Fraud; Outcast; or Multi-talented entertainer?
    Outcast
  14. The architectural term colonnade refers to a series of what features?
    Columns 
  15. The word porous literally refers to what characteristic in a substance: Air; Dryness; Holes; or Water?
    Holes 
  16. In the longstanding Samsung logo which letter has a missing major part?
  17. What's the English translation of the religious Latin abbreviation AMDG ('Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam')?
    To the Greater Glory of God 
  18. Put these biological taxonomical classes in order of high to low: Genus Family Species Order?
    Order Family Genus Species 
  19. Name the mothership and lander craft which achieved the first ever comet landing, on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014?
    Rosetta and Philae 
  20. The words lyceum and academy referred originally to the garden 'schools' of respectively which two great seminal thinkers?
    Aristotle and Plato