General Knowledge Quiz #386

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  1. What asset in London UK was valued at £6billion in 2015: Buckingham Palace; Wimbledon Tennis Club; Underground Railway; or Trees?
  2. Alalia, Anarthria, Aphasia, Aphonia, and Dysarthria are forms of impaired human: Hearing; Speech; Sight; or Taste?
  3. Thermae and Balneae are Ancient Roman large and small facilities for: Gladiatorial training; Bathing; Horse stabling/breeding; or Cooking and eating?
  4. What famous French endurance motor racing track/city is named after the early inhabiting Cenomani Celtic people?
  5. Horace Walpole created a popular term for unexpected lucky events/discovery in his 1754 fairy story 'The Three Princes of (Where?)': Bonanza; Bonus; Serendip; or Luckydip?
  6. The primary ingredients of butterscotch confectionery are which two of: Cream; Salt; Brown sugar; Coffee; Butter; or Cocoa?
  7. A term for a dark shape against a brighter background is named after 18th century French author/politician Etienne de (Who?) ?
  8. What word for sadness referred historically to human black bile in the ancient medical theory of the Four Humours or Four Temperaments?
  9. The 'twi' in the word twilight meant originally: Cat; Badger; Two; or Kiss?
  10. What is five-eighths divided by five-twelfths: 0.0325; 3/4; 12; or One-and-a-half?
  11. Amethyst is a variety of: Chalk; Quartz; Sapphire; or Glass?
  12. A little appreciated, very common human characteristic is the spilt or separated (technically 'accessory'): Kidney; Earlobe; Kneecap; or Fifth toenail?
  13. Bammy (Jamaica), Bannock (Scotland), Blaa (Ireland), Bublik (Poland), and Boule (France) are types of: Cheese; Bread; Bacon; or Rum?
  14. What word for fearful wonderment oddly loses its 'e' when prefixing 'ful' but keeps it when prefixing 'some' and 'struck'?
  15. The Han ethnic people constitute c.90% of mainland: Australia; China; India; or USA?
  16. A neologism is a new: Political doctrine; Word/expression; Plant mutation; or Galaxy?
  17. What often poisonous compound, CN, found in fruit seeds and stones, named from Greek for dark blue, comprises Carbon and Nitrogen: Hemlock; Strychnine; Cyanide; or Mustard gas?
  18. What word features in stonemasonry, cabinet-making and carpentry; and strategies to combat stress?
  19. Research (Newcastle University 2015) suggests that Type-2 diabetes is reversible by a very small reduction of fat in the human: Pancreas; Heart; Liver; or Brain?
  20. The Cuban/Puerto Rican music/dance 'Salsa' means what in Spanish: Feet; Step; Sauce; or Sex?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. What asset in London UK was valued at £6billion in 2015: Buckingham Palace; Wimbledon Tennis Club; Underground Railway; or Trees?
    Trees 
  2. Alalia, Anarthria, Aphasia, Aphonia, and Dysarthria are forms of impaired human: Hearing; Speech; Sight; or Taste?
    Speech 
  3. Thermae and Balneae are Ancient Roman large and small facilities for: Gladiatorial training; Bathing; Horse stabling/breeding; or Cooking and eating?
    Bathing
  4. What famous French endurance motor racing track/city is named after the early inhabiting Cenomani Celtic people?
    Le Mans
  5. Horace Walpole created a popular term for unexpected lucky events/discovery in his 1754 fairy story 'The Three Princes of (Where?)': Bonanza; Bonus; Serendip; or Luckydip?
    Serendip 
  6. The primary ingredients of butterscotch confectionery are which two of: Cream; Salt; Brown sugar; Coffee; Butter; or Cocoa?
    Brown sugar and Butter
  7. A term for a dark shape against a brighter background is named after 18th century French author/politician Etienne de (Who?) ?
    Silhouette 
  8. What word for sadness referred historically to human black bile in the ancient medical theory of the Four Humours or Four Temperaments?
    Melancholy 
  9. The 'twi' in the word twilight meant originally: Cat; Badger; Two; or Kiss?
    Two 
  10. What is five-eighths divided by five-twelfths: 0.0325; 3/4; 12; or One-and-a-half?
    One-and-a-half 
  11. Amethyst is a variety of: Chalk; Quartz; Sapphire; or Glass?
    Quartz
  12. A little appreciated, very common human characteristic is the spilt or separated (technically 'accessory'): Kidney; Earlobe; Kneecap; or Fifth toenail?
    Fifth toenail
  13. Bammy (Jamaica), Bannock (Scotland), Blaa (Ireland), Bublik (Poland), and Boule (France) are types of: Cheese; Bread; Bacon; or Rum?
    Bread
  14. What word for fearful wonderment oddly loses its 'e' when prefixing 'ful' but keeps it when prefixing 'some' and 'struck'?
    Awe 
  15. The Han ethnic people constitute c.90% of mainland: Australia; China; India; or USA?
    China
  16. A neologism is a new: Political doctrine; Word/expression; Plant mutation; or Galaxy?
    Word/expression
  17. What often poisonous compound, CN, found in fruit seeds and stones, named from Greek for dark blue, comprises Carbon and Nitrogen: Hemlock; Strychnine; Cyanide; or Mustard gas?
    Cyanide 
  18. What word features in stonemasonry, cabinet-making and carpentry; and strategies to combat stress?
    Coping
  19. Research (Newcastle University 2015) suggests that Type-2 diabetes is reversible by a very small reduction of fat in the human: Pancreas; Heart; Liver; or Brain?
    Pancreas
  20. The Cuban/Puerto Rican music/dance 'Salsa' means what in Spanish: Feet; Step; Sauce; or Sex?
    Sauce