General Knowledge Quiz #340

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  1. The cylindrical roller in a traditional typewriter is a: Typebar; Shift; Platen; or Carriage?
  2. What's the food 'head cheese' alternatively called, which separately refers to a man's physical strength?
  3. The Indian wind instrument, the pungi (also been or bin), is associated with what street activity?
  4. Name the UK businessman who ruined his eponymous empire overnight by calling one of his products 'total crap'?
  5. The emblem of the Rainforest Alliance, which promotes and certifies sustainable rainforest business globally, is a green: Parrot; Frog; Spider; or Ant?
  6. Expressed traditionally as N s, what in physics is the product of mass and velocity?
  7. Astronomers refer to a planetary position potentially enabling Earthlike conditions as the '(What?) Zone': Goldilocks; Snow White; Sleeping Beauty; or Dumbo?
  8. FAST is the very apt acronym for recognizing and reacting to what sort of medical emergency: Heart attack; Stroke; Concussion; or Hypothermia?
  9. What's the total score, and penalty, for this snooker break (succession of balls potted by one player): Red, Pink, Red, Brown, Red, Yellow, Red, White (having nominated Black)?
  10. The German Imannuel Kant, Englishman Bertrand Russell, and American John Dewey, were notable: Footballers; Philosophers; Generals; or Opera singers?
  11. Latin 'lardum' refers to: Beef; Bacon; Mutton; or Duck?
  12. What Latin-languages term informally refers to a chaplain in the armed services?
  13. What is a feature of wood, sand, cereal, and also 0.0648 grams?
  14. The popular slogan, originating 1930s, for a persisting leading brand is "Don't say brown, say (What?)'?
  15. What word meaning official procedure derives ultimately from Greek root words for first and glue?
  16. What does the military abbreviation 'Gy Sgt' stand for?
  17. What word, from a US dietary reformist, refers to unsifted wholewheat flour: Graham; Peter; Kenneth; or Nigel?
  18. The British term 'The Gnomes of Zurich' originated in the 1960s to disparage: FIFA; NATO; Swiss financiers; or Eurovision Song Contest judges?
  19. The long-standing flag of New Zealand (to 2015) has how many stars, based on Crux, the Southern Cross constellation: One; Four; Sixteen; or Thirty-nine?
  20. The 17th century mythical French creature, the Hippogryph/Hippogriff is a hybrid of: Horse-Eagle; Hippopotamus-Fish; Man-machine; or Turtle-Dove?

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  1. The cylindrical roller in a traditional typewriter is a: Typebar; Shift; Platen; or Carriage?
    Platen
  2. What's the food 'head cheese' alternatively called, which separately refers to a man's physical strength?
    Brawn 
  3. The Indian wind instrument, the pungi (also been or bin), is associated with what street activity?
    Snake charming
  4. Name the UK businessman who ruined his eponymous empire overnight by calling one of his products 'total crap'?
    Gerald Ratner 
  5. The emblem of the Rainforest Alliance, which promotes and certifies sustainable rainforest business globally, is a green: Parrot; Frog; Spider; or Ant?
    Frog
  6. Expressed traditionally as N s, what in physics is the product of mass and velocity?
    Momentum 
  7. Astronomers refer to a planetary position potentially enabling Earthlike conditions as the '(What?) Zone': Goldilocks; Snow White; Sleeping Beauty; or Dumbo?
    Goldilocks
  8. FAST is the very apt acronym for recognizing and reacting to what sort of medical emergency: Heart attack; Stroke; Concussion; or Hypothermia?
    Stroke 
  9. What's the total score, and penalty, for this snooker break (succession of balls potted by one player): Red, Pink, Red, Brown, Red, Yellow, Red, White (having nominated Black)?
  10. The German Imannuel Kant, Englishman Bertrand Russell, and American John Dewey, were notable: Footballers; Philosophers; Generals; or Opera singers?
    Philosophers
  11. Latin 'lardum' refers to: Beef; Bacon; Mutton; or Duck?
    Bacon
  12. What Latin-languages term informally refers to a chaplain in the armed services?
    Padre
  13. What is a feature of wood, sand, cereal, and also 0.0648 grams?
    Grain 
  14. The popular slogan, originating 1930s, for a persisting leading brand is "Don't say brown, say (What?)'?
    Hovis 
  15. What word meaning official procedure derives ultimately from Greek root words for first and glue?
    Protocol 
  16. What does the military abbreviation 'Gy Sgt' stand for?
    Gunnery Sergeant
  17. What word, from a US dietary reformist, refers to unsifted wholewheat flour: Graham; Peter; Kenneth; or Nigel?
    Graham 
  18. The British term 'The Gnomes of Zurich' originated in the 1960s to disparage: FIFA; NATO; Swiss financiers; or Eurovision Song Contest judges?
    Swiss financiers 
  19. The long-standing flag of New Zealand (to 2015) has how many stars, based on Crux, the Southern Cross constellation: One; Four; Sixteen; or Thirty-nine?
    Four 
  20. The 17th century mythical French creature, the Hippogryph/Hippogriff is a hybrid of: Horse-Eagle; Hippopotamus-Fish; Man-machine; or Turtle-Dove?
    Horse-Eagle