General Knowledge Quiz #419

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  1. UK 1980s prime minister Margaret Thatcher's nickname was the '(What?) Lady'?
  2. Rocinha favela in Brazil is said to be the biggest what in Latin America: Tree; Carnival; Bird; or Slum?
  3. The Clostridium Botulinum bacteria causes what commonly known but rare human poisoning?
  4. What is Alexander Pope's (1688-1744) famous line from his poem An Essay on Criticism, written 1709, much used in books, film and music?
  5. Which two cities each hosted a John Lennon/Yoko Ono week-long hotel 'bed-in' peace protest in 1969?
  6. Helle Thorning-Schmidt became prime minister of what country in October 2011?
  7. What is the currency of Pakistan?
  8. An eiderdown (a sort of quilted bed cover) was originally filled with what?
  9. IBM's innovative 'Selectric' typewriter of the 1960s-80s was popularly called a: Snowball; Fastball; Curveball; or Golfball?
  10. What is the Irish handheld single-sided round drum, often played with a double-ended beater?
  11. Ameliorate means to make something that was bad, what: Better; Worse; Irrelevant; or Disappear?
  12. Spell the word: Plagiarize; Plaigerize; Plaguerize; Plagarize; or Plagorize?
  13. At the end of 2012, how many cities have hosted the modern Olympic Games three times?
  14. A diaspora is a dispersion of: Droplets; People; Sunlight; Particles; or Stolen property?
  15. What is the largest combined weight of any animal species on Earth: Sheep; Cows; Cats; Dogs; Elephants; Humans; or Krill?
  16. Triffis, Rudy (or Rudolph), Porpoise, Cody, and Corkscrew are moves in what sport?
  17. Serial, Oxford, and Harvard, all refer to one particular use of what punctuation mark?
  18. Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84), who produced the first great English dictionary, famously wrote in 1777: When a man is tired of (where?), he is tired of life...'?
  19. The Russian word 'naled' (in German, 'aufeis') refers to naturally occurring thicker-than-normal layers of what?
  20. A gilet (pronounced loosely 'jee-lay' - it's French) is a jacket or blouse without: Buttons; Sleeves; Pockets; or Stitching?

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  1. UK 1980s prime minister Margaret Thatcher's nickname was the '(What?) Lady'?
    Iron
  2. Rocinha favela in Brazil is said to be the biggest what in Latin America: Tree; Carnival; Bird; or Slum?
    Slum 
  3. The Clostridium Botulinum bacteria causes what commonly known but rare human poisoning?
    Botulism 
  4. What is Alexander Pope's (1688-1744) famous line from his poem An Essay on Criticism, written 1709, much used in books, film and music?
    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
  5. Which two cities each hosted a John Lennon/Yoko Ono week-long hotel 'bed-in' peace protest in 1969?
    Amsterdam and Montreal
  6. Helle Thorning-Schmidt became prime minister of what country in October 2011?
    Denmark
  7. What is the currency of Pakistan?
    Rupee 
  8. An eiderdown (a sort of quilted bed cover) was originally filled with what?
    Eider down
  9. IBM's innovative 'Selectric' typewriter of the 1960s-80s was popularly called a: Snowball; Fastball; Curveball; or Golfball?
    Golfball 
  10. What is the Irish handheld single-sided round drum, often played with a double-ended beater?
    Bodhrán
  11. Ameliorate means to make something that was bad, what: Better; Worse; Irrelevant; or Disappear?
    Better 
  12. Spell the word: Plagiarize; Plaigerize; Plaguerize; Plagarize; or Plagorize?
    Plagiarize
  13. At the end of 2012, how many cities have hosted the modern Olympic Games three times?
    One 
  14. A diaspora is a dispersion of: Droplets; People; Sunlight; Particles; or Stolen property?
    People 
  15. What is the largest combined weight of any animal species on Earth: Sheep; Cows; Cats; Dogs; Elephants; Humans; or Krill?
    Krill 
  16. Triffis, Rudy (or Rudolph), Porpoise, Cody, and Corkscrew are moves in what sport?
    Trampolining
  17. Serial, Oxford, and Harvard, all refer to one particular use of what punctuation mark?
    Comma 
  18. Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84), who produced the first great English dictionary, famously wrote in 1777: When a man is tired of (where?), he is tired of life...'?
    London 
  19. The Russian word 'naled' (in German, 'aufeis') refers to naturally occurring thicker-than-normal layers of what?
    Ice 
  20. A gilet (pronounced loosely 'jee-lay' - it's French) is a jacket or blouse without: Buttons; Sleeves; Pockets; or Stitching?
    Sleeves