General Knowledge Quiz #372

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  1. What colour/color is produced by mixing equal amounts of red and green paint: Blue; Yellow; Brown; or Pink?
  2. In Germany a gessellschaft is a: Coalmine; Helicopter; Company; or Idiot?
  3. The Elvis Presley song Hound Dog was originally written about a: Dog; Cat; Girlfriend; or Gigolo?
  4. In August 2015 Hamas claimed to have intercepted an Israeli (What?) equipped for spying and armed attack: Solar-powered drone; Hot-dog stall; Cheerleader dance-group; or Dolphin?
  5. The Sandals corporation headquartered in Montego Bay is famous in the industry of: Fishing; Shipping; Holiday resorts; or Footwear?
  6. Which modern nation was home to the Aztec people, notably 14-16th centuries: Mexico; Peru; Spain; or China?
  7. The comic book franchise behind Spiderman, Hulk, X-Men, and Fantastic Four is: Marvel; DC Comics; Action Comics; or The Beano?
  8. The iconic protected scientifically studied Zimbabwean lion killed by a US recreational hunter in 2015 was: Leo; Aslan; Cecil; or Walter?
  9. London's 'pedicabs', which came under new regulatory controls in 2015, are: Horse-drawn carriages; Cycle-rickshaw taxis; Street chiropodists/podiactrics; or Pigeons?
  10. A 2015 study by China's Dalian University found that owls fly silently because their feathers convert a biproduct of mechanical energy into (What?) instead of noise: Light; Heat; Radioactivity; or Sugar?
  11. The slogan of the controversial infidelity dating website Ashley Madison, whose users' personal details were hacked and published in 2015 is: "Life is short - Have an affair"; "Broken Hearts R Us"; "Do it - Your Partner does"; or "Your Privacy is our Business" ?
  12. The extreme sport of 'BASE jumping' is named acronymically from which four of these: Building, Bungee, Antenna, Acrobatics, Span, Self, Earth, Edge?
  13. The ancient Silk Road caravan/trade route connected which two of these regions: Central China, Southern Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Western Sahara?
  14. Renaissance is an Anglicized-French word meaning: High quality; Rebirth/revival; Old-fashioned; or Lots of gold decoration?
  15. What is a quarter multiplied by a quarter?
  16. The element Silcon is vaguely yet generally categorized as: Gas; Metal; Non-metal/metalloid; or Rubber?
  17. The American Mastodon is an ancient long-extinct relative of the: Horse; Tiger; Elephant; or Badger?
  18. Ilya (pronounced 'eelya') Kuryakin is a: Russian weightlifter; Raspberry meringue souffle; Comet; or Man from UNCLE?
  19. The Cantonese/Chinese dish 'foo yong' (also 'fu young') is similar to: Fish and chips; Omelette; Jacket potato; or Beans on toast?
  20. The Hundred Years War (inappropriately c.1337-1453) was between which two of these: Spain, England, China, France, Japan?

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  1. What colour/color is produced by mixing equal amounts of red and green paint: Blue; Yellow; Brown; or Pink?
    Brown
  2. In Germany a gessellschaft is a: Coalmine; Helicopter; Company; or Idiot?
    Company
  3. The Elvis Presley song Hound Dog was originally written about a: Dog; Cat; Girlfriend; or Gigolo?
    Gigolo 
  4. In August 2015 Hamas claimed to have intercepted an Israeli (What?) equipped for spying and armed attack: Solar-powered drone; Hot-dog stall; Cheerleader dance-group; or Dolphin?
    Dolphin
  5. The Sandals corporation headquartered in Montego Bay is famous in the industry of: Fishing; Shipping; Holiday resorts; or Footwear?
    Holiday resorts 
  6. Which modern nation was home to the Aztec people, notably 14-16th centuries: Mexico; Peru; Spain; or China?
    Mexico
  7. The comic book franchise behind Spiderman, Hulk, X-Men, and Fantastic Four is: Marvel; DC Comics; Action Comics; or The Beano?
    Marvel
  8. The iconic protected scientifically studied Zimbabwean lion killed by a US recreational hunter in 2015 was: Leo; Aslan; Cecil; or Walter?
    Cecil
  9. London's 'pedicabs', which came under new regulatory controls in 2015, are: Horse-drawn carriages; Cycle-rickshaw taxis; Street chiropodists/podiactrics; or Pigeons?
    Cycle-rickshaws
  10. A 2015 study by China's Dalian University found that owls fly silently because their feathers convert a biproduct of mechanical energy into (What?) instead of noise: Light; Heat; Radioactivity; or Sugar?
    Heat
  11. The slogan of the controversial infidelity dating website Ashley Madison, whose users' personal details were hacked and published in 2015 is: "Life is short - Have an affair"; "Broken Hearts R Us"; "Do it - Your Partner does"; or "Your Privacy is our Business" ?
    Life is short - Have an affair
  12. The extreme sport of 'BASE jumping' is named acronymically from which four of these: Building, Bungee, Antenna, Acrobatics, Span, Self, Earth, Edge?
    Building, Antenna, Span, Earth 
  13. The ancient Silk Road caravan/trade route connected which two of these regions: Central China, Southern Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Western Sahara?
    Central China and Eastern Mediterranean
  14. Renaissance is an Anglicized-French word meaning: High quality; Rebirth/revival; Old-fashioned; or Lots of gold decoration?
    Rebirth/revival
  15. What is a quarter multiplied by a quarter?
    A sixteenth 
  16. The element Silcon is vaguely yet generally categorized as: Gas; Metal; Non-metal/metalloid; or Rubber?
    Non-metal/metalloid 
  17. The American Mastodon is an ancient long-extinct relative of the: Horse; Tiger; Elephant; or Badger?
    Elephant
  18. Ilya (pronounced 'eelya') Kuryakin is a: Russian weightlifter; Raspberry meringue souffle; Comet; or Man from UNCLE?
    Man from UNCLE
  19. The Cantonese/Chinese dish 'foo yong' (also 'fu young') is similar to: Fish and chips; Omelette; Jacket potato; or Beans on toast?
    Omelette
  20. The Hundred Years War (inappropriately c.1337-1453) was between which two of these: Spain, England, China, France, Japan?
    England and France