General Knowledge Quiz #383

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  1. The infinity symbol is a sideways number: 3; 6; 8; or 0?
  2. Since Ancient Rome, lime mortar (masonry cement) includes for reinforcement/moisture flexibility: Horse hair; Frogspawn; Potato peelings; or Olive oil?
  3. The abbreviation mAH - common measure of electrical battery cell power - stands for what?
  4. 'Hunt-and-Peck' is a metaphorical reference to single-fingered: Piano-playing; Typing; Karate; or Puppetry?
  5. Latin/anotomical 'Pes', what part of the body contains the talus and calcaneus bones?
  6. Shukrān (Arabic), Hvala (Croation), Efharistó (Greek), Dhanyavād (Hindi), and Spasibo! (Russian) all mean what?
  7. What is the next character in the sequence: 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 17, 41, ... ?
  8. The British Standards Institute (BSI) reported in 2015 that Marilyn Monroe (1960 dress size 12-14) would now fit : 8-10; 14-16; 16-18; or 20-22?
  9. Which one of the seven member territories is also capital of UAE (United Arab Emirates): Abu Dhabi; Ajman; Dubai; Fujairah; Ras al-Khaimah; Sharjah; Umm al-Quwain?
  10. What element accounts for 65% of the human body: Oxygen; Phosphorus; Calcium; or Iron?
  11. Name the popular 1970s Kenner Products' 15" toy body-builder figure of latex rubber filled with corn syrup, elastic to c.five feet?
  12. What country's simple-form name derives from a translation of 'Land of the Aryans' and cryptically/oronymically suggests 'past self-propulsion'?
  13. The placenames Dartford, Oxford, Stratford, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Utrecht and Rorke's Drift derive from having a: Fort/castle; Low-water river crossing; Battle; or Theatre/Dancehall?
  14. India's 'Mountain of Light' group of prominent people sued Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 for the repatriation to India of the: Taj Mahal; Koh-i-Noor diamond; Chicken Tikka Masala; or Bombay Bicycle Club?
  15. From Latin meaning 'earth', and Italian equating to a patio, what is the architectural flooring/wall composite of marble/granite/similar chips and binder: Cadenza; Terrazzo; Sonata; or Falsetto?
  16. Before being burgundy (dark red), the British passport cover pre-1990 was: Brown: Dark blue; Dark green; or Transparent?
  17. Kosher refers to food and food preparation laws for: Hindus; Jews; Catholics; or Vegans?
  18. In 2015 Indonesian authorities announced (What?), for psychological reasons, would guard a top-security island prison: Prisoners; Children; Robots; or Crocodiles?
  19. A French manicure on finger/toenails is traditionally: Red; Gold; Natural pink/clear with white tips; or Red white and blue with Gallic rooster/coq gaulois?
  20. The average min/max temperature (deg C) and rain (mm) in Goa (India) on New Year's Day are roughly: 0/15/0; 10/20/5; 15/40/30; or 20/30/0?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. The infinity symbol is a sideways number: 3; 6; 8; or 0?
    8
  2. Since Ancient Rome, lime mortar (masonry cement) includes for reinforcement/moisture flexibility: Horse hair; Frogspawn; Potato peelings; or Olive oil?
    Horse hair
  3. The abbreviation mAH - common measure of electrical battery cell power - stands for what?
    Milli-AmpHour 
  4. 'Hunt-and-Peck' is a metaphorical reference to single-fingered: Piano-playing; Typing; Karate; or Puppetry?
    Typing
  5. Latin/anotomical 'Pes', what part of the body contains the talus and calcaneus bones?
    Foot 
  6. Shukrān (Arabic), Hvala (Croation), Efharistó (Greek), Dhanyavād (Hindi), and Spasibo! (Russian) all mean what?
    Thank you 
  7. What is the next character in the sequence: 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 17, 41, ... ?
    44 
  8. The British Standards Institute (BSI) reported in 2015 that Marilyn Monroe (1960 dress size 12-14) would now fit : 8-10; 14-16; 16-18; or 20-22?
    08-Oct
  9. Which one of the seven member territories is also capital of UAE (United Arab Emirates): Abu Dhabi; Ajman; Dubai; Fujairah; Ras al-Khaimah; Sharjah; Umm al-Quwain?
    Abu Dhabi
  10. What element accounts for 65% of the human body: Oxygen; Phosphorus; Calcium; or Iron?
    Oxygen
  11. Name the popular 1970s Kenner Products' 15" toy body-builder figure of latex rubber filled with corn syrup, elastic to c.five feet?
    Stretch Armstrong
  12. What country's simple-form name derives from a translation of 'Land of the Aryans' and cryptically/oronymically suggests 'past self-propulsion'?
    Iran 
  13. The placenames Dartford, Oxford, Stratford, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Utrecht and Rorke's Drift derive from having a: Fort/castle; Low-water river crossing; Battle; or Theatre/Dancehall?
    Low-water river crossing 
  14. India's 'Mountain of Light' group of prominent people sued Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 for the repatriation to India of the: Taj Mahal; Koh-i-Noor diamond; Chicken Tikka Masala; or Bombay Bicycle Club?
    Koh-i-Noor diamond 
  15. From Latin meaning 'earth', and Italian equating to a patio, what is the architectural flooring/wall composite of marble/granite/similar chips and binder: Cadenza; Terrazzo; Sonata; or Falsetto?
    Terrazzo 
  16. Before being burgundy (dark red), the British passport cover pre-1990 was: Brown: Dark blue; Dark green; or Transparent?
    Dark blue
  17. Kosher refers to food and food preparation laws for: Hindus; Jews; Catholics; or Vegans?
    Jews
  18. In 2015 Indonesian authorities announced (What?), for psychological reasons, would guard a top-security island prison: Prisoners; Children; Robots; or Crocodiles?
    Crocodiles 
  19. A French manicure on finger/toenails is traditionally: Red; Gold; Natural pink/clear with white tips; or Red white and blue with Gallic rooster/coq gaulois?
    Natural pink/clear with white tips
  20. The average min/max temperature (deg C) and rain (mm) in Goa (India) on New Year's Day are roughly: 0/15/0; 10/20/5; 15/40/30; or 20/30/0?
    20/30/0