General Knowledge Quiz #354

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  1. String Theory' (simplified to 'M-Theory') to seeks to explain: Music; DNA and Genetics; Fraud and Cheating; or Everything in the Universe?
  2. What medieval term, whose venues are now mostly 'town' halls (UK, Netherlands, Belgium) refers to a merchant association?
  3. The Biblical 'passover' refers to God giving which concession to certain people: Answering prayers; Making it rain; Allowing bread to rise; or Not killing the first-born in the house?
  4. Hydropower is the harnessing of water's (What?) energy: Thermal; Kinetic; Mechanical wave; or Nuclear?
  5. The words 'dystopia' and 'dystopian' refer to an imagined life/world of extreme: Perfection; Awfulness; Weather; or Vegetables?
  6. What concept, originated by the Duke of Wellington for military study, was named in 1959 in referring to Palo Alto's Center for Behavioral Sciences: Brainstorm; Think Tank; Mind Set; or Moral Maze?
  7. Pat Pending, Rufus Ruffcut, the Slag Brothers and Sergeant Blast are lesser known characters in what popular 1960s TV franchise?
  8. The 1880-founded Northamptonshire UK company Loake Brothers, whose products unusually comprise up to 75 parts, is famed for making high quality: Guitars; Shoes; Shotguns; or Breakfast cereal?
  9. The 'PAL' warning on offensive music recordings, introduced in 1990, stands for '(What?) Advisory Label': Profanity; Performance; Pornography; or Parental?
  10. The PAL warning on offensive recorded music was instigated by the author Tipper (Who?) then wife of a notable US congressman and environmental activist?
  11. In 2015 India 'rebranded' what state provision to increase usage: Canals; Libraries; Playing fields; or Condoms?
  12. European Union production quotas, established in 1984, were abolished in 2015 for: Milk; Eggs; Wine; or Condoms?
  13. In 1516 English King Henry VIII created the position 'Master of the Posts' which effectively founded/regulated the: Football Association; Royal Mail; Civil Service; or Blogging profession?
  14. In 490BC Pheidippides ran fatally from Athens to Sparta to ask for help in the Battle of 'Where'?
  15. US billionaire publisher and 3-term New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly targeted which role for 2016: Host of BBC Top Gear; FIFA President; UN Secretary General; or London Mayor?
  16. 'Godwin's Law', concerned with a particular factual perspective, refers to the inappropriate comparison of something/someone with: The Middle Ages; Hitler/Nazi Germany; Dinosaurs; or Falling off a Log?
  17. Primavera Verano Otono Invierno are what time-related elements in Spanish?
  18. The TSX, which includes the S&P/TSX 60, is the (What?) of (Which nation?) in (Which city?) - three answers required?
  19. In 2015 on Tahiti, 4,750 people broke the world record for the biggest ensemble playing of: Harmonicas; Ukuleles; Violins; or Pianos?
  20. Mathematicians Leonhard Euler and Augustus Mobius pioneered 'geometria situs' ('geometry of place'), later called: Topology; Astronomy; General Relativity; or Geography?

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  1. String Theory' (simplified to 'M-Theory') to seeks to explain: Music; DNA and Genetics; Fraud and Cheating; or Everything in the Universe?
    Everything in the Universe 
  2. What medieval term, whose venues are now mostly 'town' halls (UK, Netherlands, Belgium) refers to a merchant association?
    Guild 
  3. The Biblical 'passover' refers to God giving which concession to certain people: Answering prayers; Making it rain; Allowing bread to rise; or Not killing the first-born in the house?
    Not killing the first-born in the house 
  4. Hydropower is the harnessing of water's (What?) energy: Thermal; Kinetic; Mechanical wave; or Nuclear?
    Kinetic 
  5. The words 'dystopia' and 'dystopian' refer to an imagined life/world of extreme: Perfection; Awfulness; Weather; or Vegetables?
    Awfulness 
  6. What concept, originated by the Duke of Wellington for military study, was named in 1959 in referring to Palo Alto's Center for Behavioral Sciences: Brainstorm; Think Tank; Mind Set; or Moral Maze?
    Think Tank
  7. Pat Pending, Rufus Ruffcut, the Slag Brothers and Sergeant Blast are lesser known characters in what popular 1960s TV franchise?
    Wacky Races
  8. The 1880-founded Northamptonshire UK company Loake Brothers, whose products unusually comprise up to 75 parts, is famed for making high quality: Guitars; Shoes; Shotguns; or Breakfast cereal?
    Shoes
  9. The 'PAL' warning on offensive music recordings, introduced in 1990, stands for '(What?) Advisory Label': Profanity; Performance; Pornography; or Parental?
    Parental
  10. The PAL warning on offensive recorded music was instigated by the author Tipper (Who?) then wife of a notable US congressman and environmental activist?
    Gore 
  11. In 2015 India 'rebranded' what state provision to increase usage: Canals; Libraries; Playing fields; or Condoms?
    Condoms
  12. European Union production quotas, established in 1984, were abolished in 2015 for: Milk; Eggs; Wine; or Condoms?
    Milk
  13. In 1516 English King Henry VIII created the position 'Master of the Posts' which effectively founded/regulated the: Football Association; Royal Mail; Civil Service; or Blogging profession?
    Royal Mail 
  14. In 490BC Pheidippides ran fatally from Athens to Sparta to ask for help in the Battle of 'Where'?
    Marathon 
  15. US billionaire publisher and 3-term New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly targeted which role for 2016: Host of BBC Top Gear; FIFA President; UN Secretary General; or London Mayor?
    London Mayor
  16. 'Godwin's Law', concerned with a particular factual perspective, refers to the inappropriate comparison of something/someone with: The Middle Ages; Hitler/Nazi Germany; Dinosaurs; or Falling off a Log?
    Hitler/Nazi Germany 
  17. Primavera Verano Otono Invierno are what time-related elements in Spanish?
    Spring Summer Autumn Winter 
  18. The TSX, which includes the S&P/TSX 60, is the (What?) of (Which nation?) in (Which city?) - three answers required?
    Stock Exchange of Canada in Toronto 
  19. In 2015 on Tahiti, 4,750 people broke the world record for the biggest ensemble playing of: Harmonicas; Ukuleles; Violins; or Pianos?
    Ukuleles
  20. Mathematicians Leonhard Euler and Augustus Mobius pioneered 'geometria situs' ('geometry of place'), later called: Topology; Astronomy; General Relativity; or Geography?
    Topology