General Knowledge Quiz #339

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  1. The lowest pitch string on a conventionally tuned violin is: G; D; A; or E?
  2. A pointe shoe is worn in: Military parade; Ballet; Rock-climbing; or Horse-racing?
  3. Named after a German physicist, what is the international (SI) unit of frequency, defined as one cycle per second?
  4. The variously-used brandname Trocadero, is from a 19th century European: Battle; King; Weapon; or Chocolate drink?
  5. In maths/logic, the process of using one or more statements/facts to achieve a logical conclusion is known as: Reduction; Deduction; Induction; or Long division?
  6. Who wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867)?
  7. The original meaning of capital (financial/money) referred to 'caput', head, specifically head of: Company; Table; Cattle; or Steam?
  8. In categorizing workplace skills, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) typically represents (What?) skill: Hard; Soft; Labor/Labour; or Life?
  9. Satin is traditionally/originally made from what fibre?
  10. The Erythraean Sea, lying between Africa and Asia is more commonly called the (What?) Sea?
  11. What (at 2015) is the only major nation of the world which charges income tax on its citizens working overseas?
  12. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are collectively known as (What?) religions, referring to their founding biblical character?
  13. Vande Mataram (I praise thee, Mother) is the national song of which BRIC nation?
  14. What abbreviated company/brand stands for, translated: Spanish Touring Car Company?
  15. Author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the notion (2000s) that to become truly expert at something a minimum of how many hours practice is required: 1,000; 10,000, 50,000; or a million?
  16. The surname Sawyer referred to a: Clerk; Cook; Poet; or Wood/stone-worker?
  17. The cabasa, used especially in Latin music, is what sort of instrument: Percusssion; String; Horn/brass; or Woodwind?
  18. What modern word for careless writing derives via its Latin meaning, to write?
  19. Name the only five nations which (to 2012) have participated at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era (since 1896)?

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  1. The lowest pitch string on a conventionally tuned violin is: G; D; A; or E?
    G
  2. A pointe shoe is worn in: Military parade; Ballet; Rock-climbing; or Horse-racing?
    Ballet
  3. Named after a German physicist, what is the international (SI) unit of frequency, defined as one cycle per second?
    Hertz 
  4. The variously-used brandname Trocadero, is from a 19th century European: Battle; King; Weapon; or Chocolate drink?
    Battle 
  5. In maths/logic, the process of using one or more statements/facts to achieve a logical conclusion is known as: Reduction; Deduction; Induction; or Long division?
    Deduction
  6. Who wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867)?
    Karl Marx
  7. The original meaning of capital (financial/money) referred to 'caput', head, specifically head of: Company; Table; Cattle; or Steam?
    Cattle
  8. In categorizing workplace skills, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) typically represents (What?) skill: Hard; Soft; Labor/Labour; or Life?
    Soft 
  9. Satin is traditionally/originally made from what fibre?
    Silk
  10. The Erythraean Sea, lying between Africa and Asia is more commonly called the (What?) Sea?
    Red Sea
  11. What (at 2015) is the only major nation of the world which charges income tax on its citizens working overseas?
    USA
  12. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are collectively known as (What?) religions, referring to their founding biblical character?
    Abrahamic 
  13. Vande Mataram (I praise thee, Mother) is the national song of which BRIC nation?
    India
  14. What abbreviated company/brand stands for, translated: Spanish Touring Car Company?
    SEAT 
  15. Author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the notion (2000s) that to become truly expert at something a minimum of how many hours practice is required: 1,000; 10,000, 50,000; or a million?
    10,000
  16. The surname Sawyer referred to a: Clerk; Cook; Poet; or Wood/stone-worker?
    Wood/stone-worker 
  17. The cabasa, used especially in Latin music, is what sort of instrument: Percusssion; String; Horn/brass; or Woodwind?
    Percussion 
  18. What modern word for careless writing derives via its Latin meaning, to write?
    Scribble
  19. Name the only five nations which (to 2012) have participated at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era (since 1896)?
    Greece, Australia, France, Great Britain, Switzerland