General Knowledge Quiz #357

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  1. What is Australia's national bird: Kiwi; Emu; Ostrich; or Kookaburra?
  2. The famously rebuilt Shakespeare's theatre on London's River Thames South Bank is the: Crucible; Globe; Palladium; or Haymarket?
  3. Plaid Cymru (roughly pronounced 'plied cumrie') is the nationalist poltitical party of which nation?
  4. At 1900 the largest fishing port in the world was: Oslo; Hamburg; Cadiz; or Grimsby?
  5. What instrument was originally called the trompette-saicueboute?
  6. What does the 'Real' mean in the names of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad Spanish footbal clubs?
  7. Italian Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) was a composer and virtuoso player of the: Tuba; Guitar; Violin; or Harp?
  8. Sterlet, Ossetra, Sevruga and Beluga are main types of what?
  9. Name the mountains across north-western Africa ranging c.1,600miles through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia?
  10. Which iconic 'hippie' fragrance, from the Pogostemon cablin plant, did Mattel use in making the 1985 'Stinkor' Masters of the Universe toy action figure?
  11. Which nation boasts the world's longest running TV sports show, Hockey Night, first aired 1952?
  12. To what does the portmanteau word Grexit refer?
  13. The international network for banking communications is known by its acronym: SWAN; SWIFT; SWALLOW; or SPARROW?
  14. Named after a Scottish village near where it was discovered in 1790, what soft metal element, symbol Sr, was used to make cathode ray TV tubes?
  15. According to legend, the sheltering of a Spanish ship in Dundee, late-1700s, prompted James and Janet Keiller to buy its cargo of (What?), thus founding a major new product/business?
  16. What is a quarter of a third?
  17. Which 12-15C royal household was named after French Geoffrey d'Anjou's association with the broom shrub, medieval Latin 'planta genista'?
  18. What is the biggest country by area in Africa: Kenya; Algeria; Ethiopia; or South Africa?
  19. The Latin 'Tabula Rasa' (a term covering various philosophical concepts, e.g., humans minds are 'empty' at birth) translates literally to mean what?
  20. The main asteroid belt in the Solar System lies directly between which two of these planets: Mercury; Jupiter; Mars; Neptune?

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  1. What is Australia's national bird: Kiwi; Emu; Ostrich; or Kookaburra?
    Emu
  2. The famously rebuilt Shakespeare's theatre on London's River Thames South Bank is the: Crucible; Globe; Palladium; or Haymarket?
    Globe
  3. Plaid Cymru (roughly pronounced 'plied cumrie') is the nationalist poltitical party of which nation?
    Wales
  4. At 1900 the largest fishing port in the world was: Oslo; Hamburg; Cadiz; or Grimsby?
    Grimsby 
  5. What instrument was originally called the trompette-saicueboute?
    Trombone
  6. What does the 'Real' mean in the names of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad Spanish footbal clubs?
    Royal
  7. Italian Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) was a composer and virtuoso player of the: Tuba; Guitar; Violin; or Harp?
    Violin
  8. Sterlet, Ossetra, Sevruga and Beluga are main types of what?
    Caviar 
  9. Name the mountains across north-western Africa ranging c.1,600miles through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia?
    Atlas Mountains
  10. Which iconic 'hippie' fragrance, from the Pogostemon cablin plant, did Mattel use in making the 1985 'Stinkor' Masters of the Universe toy action figure?
    Patchouli
  11. Which nation boasts the world's longest running TV sports show, Hockey Night, first aired 1952?
    Canada
  12. To what does the portmanteau word Grexit refer?
    Greece Exit 
  13. The international network for banking communications is known by its acronym: SWAN; SWIFT; SWALLOW; or SPARROW?
    SWIFT 
  14. Named after a Scottish village near where it was discovered in 1790, what soft metal element, symbol Sr, was used to make cathode ray TV tubes?
    Strontium
  15. According to legend, the sheltering of a Spanish ship in Dundee, late-1700s, prompted James and Janet Keiller to buy its cargo of (What?), thus founding a major new product/business?
    Oranges 
  16. What is a quarter of a third?
    A twelfth 
  17. Which 12-15C royal household was named after French Geoffrey d'Anjou's association with the broom shrub, medieval Latin 'planta genista'?
    Plantagenet 
  18. What is the biggest country by area in Africa: Kenya; Algeria; Ethiopia; or South Africa?
    Algeria
  19. The Latin 'Tabula Rasa' (a term covering various philosophical concepts, e.g., humans minds are 'empty' at birth) translates literally to mean what?
    Blank Slate 
  20. The main asteroid belt in the Solar System lies directly between which two of these planets: Mercury; Jupiter; Mars; Neptune?
    Jupiter and Mars