General Knowledge Quiz #412

General Knowledge Quiz #412 - Questions and Answers

The 412th quiz in the BusinessBalls.com general knowledge series. A variety of topics and difficulties to keep you entertained, at work, at home or at the pub. Try Quiz #411 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #412 - Questions

  1. What sort of bird is a coot: Aquatic; Burrowing; Flightless; or Featherless?
  2. The web-based not-for-profit venture which compiles and freely offers vast numbers of documents and literary works is called Project (what?): Gutenberg; Caxton; Shakespeare; or Murdoch?
  3. A traditional hoy boat is powered by: Wind; Steam; Horse; or Solar-power?
  4. The modern internet grew from a non-public US Defense system called: Usdweb; Arpanet; Denet; or Deweb?
  5. What widely referenced cosmetic surgery method contains the Greek word for fat?
  6. What word, deriving from centuries-old papal custom, refers to favouring/favoring relatives in awarding responsibility and authority?
  7. The English word Parliament derives from what foreign word-meaning: Men; Speak; Govern; or Vote?
  8. As at 2011 how many countries of the world criminalize homosexuality: 23; 34; 47; or 82?
  9. (Supplementary question) As at 2011 how many countries which criminalize homosexuality are in the British Commonwealth: none; one; six; or 40?
  10. (Supplementary question) In what year did the UK decriminalize homosexuality: 1816; 1882; 1909; or 1967?
  11. What in Spanish what does the song-title, 'Que Sera, Sera,' mean (loosely, not grammatically correctly): Whatever you want, you want; Wherever you go, you go; Whatever will be, will be; or Whoever you are, you are?
  12. The computer file format .wav ('dot-wav') is conventionally used for: Spreadsheets; Music/audio; Emails; or Telecoms? 
  13. Spell Amsterdam's airport: Schiphol; Skiffol; Sczivol; or Schifol?
  14. John Le Carré's 1974 novel title did not include which two words: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Thief, Spy?
  15. The posting of offensive messages on the internet is informally called: or Slapping; Bugging; Monstering; or Trolling?
  16. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and General Dynamics are notable corporations in what sector: Pharmaceuticals; Armaments; Computer games; or Cinematic production?
  17. What is the currency of Brazil: Peso; Real; Dollar; or Dinar?
  18. Political and economic leaders are often described as being what, according to having aggressive or cautious views: Lions/Rabbits; Hawks/Doves; Stags/Beavers; or Foxes/Hens? 
  19. What is a Gilbert Virtuo: Gin cocktail; Machine gun; Lawn mower; or Rugby ball? 

General Knowledge Quiz #412 - Answers

  1. What sort of bird is a coot: Aquatic; Burrowing; Flightless; or Featherless? Aquatic
  2. The web-based not-for-profit venture which compiles and freely offers vast numbers of documents and literary works is called Project (what?): Gutenberg; Caxton; Shakespeare; or Murdoch? Gutenberg
  3. A traditional hoy boat is powered by: Wind; Steam; Horse; or Solar-power? Wind
  4. The modern internet grew from a non-public US Defense system called: Usdweb; Arpanet; Denet; or Deweb? ARPANET
  5. What widely referenced cosmetic surgery method contains the Greek word for fat? Liposuction
  6. What word, deriving from centuries-old papal custom, refers to favouring/favoring relatives in awarding responsibility and authority? Nepotism
  7. The English word Parliament derives from what foreign word-meaning: Men; Speak; Govern; or Vote? Speak
  8. As at 2011 how many countries of the world criminalize homosexuality: 23; 34; 47; or 82? 82
  9. (Supplementary question) As at 2011 how many countries which criminalize homosexuality are in the British Commonwealth: none; one; six; or 40? 40
  10. (Supplementary question) In what year did the UK decriminalize homosexuality: 1816; 1882; 1909; or 1967? 1967
  11. What in Spanish what does the song-title, 'Que Sera, Sera,' mean (loosely, not grammatically correctly): Whatever you want, you want; Wherever you go, you go; Whatever will be, will be; or Whoever you are, you are?  Whatever will be, will be
  12. The computer file format .wav ('dot-wav') is conventionally used for: Spreadsheets; Music/audio; Emails; or Telecoms? Music/Audio
  13. Spell Amsterdam's airport: Schiphol; Skiffol; Sczivol; or Schifol? Schiphol
  14. John Le Carré's 1974 novel title did not include which two words: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Thief, Spy? Sailor, Thief 
  15. The posting of offensive messages on the internet is informally called: or Slapping; Bugging; Monstering; or Trolling? Trolling
  16. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and General Dynamics are notable corporations in what sector: Pharmaceuticals; Armaments; Computer games; or Cinematic production? Armaments
  17. What is the currency of Brazil: Peso; Real; Dollar; or Dinar? Real
  18. Political and economic leaders are often described as being what, according to having aggressive or cautious views: Lions/Rabbits; Hawks/Doves; Stags/Beavers; or Foxes/Hens? Hawks/Doves
  19. What is a Gilbert Virtuo: Gin cocktail; Machine gun; Lawn mower; or Rugby ball? Rugby ball

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