General Knowledge Quiz #337

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  1. Geographically, Guantanamo Bay is located in: USA; Cuba; Mexico; or Canada?
  2. What kitchen-related term refers to a major music publishing/retailing street, notably Manhattan's West 28th Street and London's Denmark Street?
  3. Which sugar confectionery adopted the slogan 'Taste the Rainbow' in 1994?
  4. The Golden Spurtle is an annual world championship, held at Scotland's Cairngorms National Park, for: Rock climbing; Salmon fishing; Monster impressions; or Porridge making?
  5. What commodity value is benchmarked in the USA and elsewhere according to (among more technical terms) 'Texas Light Sweet'?
  6. Toot, Percy, Charlie, ching and chang all refer informally to what?
  7. The dinosaur Archaeopteryx or (German) 'Urvogel' is considered a main ancestor of modern: Fish; Birds; Cattle; or Mice?
  8. Warren Buffett coined (What?) key investment term to symbolize 'competitive immunity' of a corporation: Moat; Boat; Float; or Stoat?
  9. If five baskets contain respectively 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 apples, what is the average number of apples in two baskets?
  10. London's Claridge's hotel restaurant attracted pavement demonstrations in 2014 after objecting to a customer's: Weight; Height; E-cigar; or Breastfeeding a baby?
  11. The coffin of which famous assassin, buried in 1963 and exhumed in 1981, was sold at auction for $87,500 in 2010?
  12. What is the main currency of Bali, Java, Sulawesi, and several thousand other islands of the same nation?
  13. What disease causes the human immune system to attack healthy tissue, named/believed originally from the bite of a wolf?
  14. Which of these is not a usual brass instrument pitch, transposed/equating to middle C: Bb; Eb; F; or D?
  15. Whose December 2014 official photographs, wearing a guardsman-design knitted pullover, prompted huge sales interest in the product?
  16. Which UK entertainment franchise claimed its use of car registration H982 FKL in Argentina as a purely coincidental reference to the 1982 Falklands War?
  17. Dr Dre became the highest earning musician in 2014 by selling his headphones company (What?) to Apple for c.$600m?
  18. The expression 'to shirtfront' someone (confront head-on), adopted by certain politicians in 2014, originated in: Ice-Hockey; Rugby Leage; Australian Rules Football; or Ten-pin bowling?
  19. The largest ever white (What?) weighing 4.16lbs was sold at NYC Sotheby's for $61,250 in 2014?
  20. Name the controversial 'extreme' global taxi-hailing smartphone app, banned by several territories in 2014?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Geographically, Guantanamo Bay is located in: USA; Cuba; Mexico; or Canada?
    Cuba
  2. What kitchen-related term refers to a major music publishing/retailing street, notably Manhattan's West 28th Street and London's Denmark Street?
    Tin Pan Alley
  3. Which sugar confectionery adopted the slogan 'Taste the Rainbow' in 1994?
    Skittles
  4. The Golden Spurtle is an annual world championship, held at Scotland's Cairngorms National Park, for: Rock climbing; Salmon fishing; Monster impressions; or Porridge making?
    Porridge making 
  5. What commodity value is benchmarked in the USA and elsewhere according to (among more technical terms) 'Texas Light Sweet'?
    Oil 
  6. Toot, Percy, Charlie, ching and chang all refer informally to what?
    Cocaine
  7. The dinosaur Archaeopteryx or (German) 'Urvogel' is considered a main ancestor of modern: Fish; Birds; Cattle; or Mice?
    Birds 
  8. Warren Buffett coined (What?) key investment term to symbolize 'competitive immunity' of a corporation: Moat; Boat; Float; or Stoat?
    Moat 
  9. If five baskets contain respectively 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 apples, what is the average number of apples in two baskets?
    Ten 
  10. London's Claridge's hotel restaurant attracted pavement demonstrations in 2014 after objecting to a customer's: Weight; Height; E-cigar; or Breastfeeding a baby?
    Breastfeeding a baby
  11. The coffin of which famous assassin, buried in 1963 and exhumed in 1981, was sold at auction for $87,500 in 2010?
    Lee Harvey Oswald 
  12. What is the main currency of Bali, Java, Sulawesi, and several thousand other islands of the same nation?
    Rupiah 
  13. What disease causes the human immune system to attack healthy tissue, named/believed originally from the bite of a wolf?
    Lupus 
  14. Which of these is not a usual brass instrument pitch, transposed/equating to middle C: Bb; Eb; F; or D?
    D
  15. Whose December 2014 official photographs, wearing a guardsman-design knitted pullover, prompted huge sales interest in the product?
    Prince George 
  16. Which UK entertainment franchise claimed its use of car registration H982 FKL in Argentina as a purely coincidental reference to the 1982 Falklands War?
    Top Gear
  17. Dr Dre became the highest earning musician in 2014 by selling his headphones company (What?) to Apple for c.$600m?
    Beats
  18. The expression 'to shirtfront' someone (confront head-on), adopted by certain politicians in 2014, originated in: Ice-Hockey; Rugby Leage; Australian Rules Football; or Ten-pin bowling?
    Australian Rules Football
  19. The largest ever white (What?) weighing 4.16lbs was sold at NYC Sotheby's for $61,250 in 2014?
    Truffle
  20. Name the controversial 'extreme' global taxi-hailing smartphone app, banned by several territories in 2014?
    Uber