General Knowledge Quiz #422

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  1. Playboy Russia covergirl Maria Kozhevnikova, boxer Nikolai Valuyev, and tennis player Marat Safin shared what honour in December 2011?
  2. What William S Burroughs 1961 book popularised the rock music term 'heavy metal', and provided the names for at least two rock bands of the 1970s?
  3. What main religion celebrates festivals including Nuakhai, Yatra (or Zatra/Jatra), Pongal, Holi and Shigmo?
  4. Which country experienced the Velvet Revolution in Nov-Dec 1989?
  5. According to the UK General Teaching Council how many of the 28,000 newly qualified teachers in 2010 had a computer-related degree: 3; 30; 300 or 3,000?
  6. Spell the word: Remanisence; Reminissense; Remeniscence; or Reminiscence?
  7. What ancient Sanskrit word loosely meaning 'region' commonly now refers to people (and culture, products, etc) of Indian sub-continent origins?
  8. Whom did Forbes Magazine list as the most powerful woman in the Southern Hemisphere in 2011?
  9. Unrelated, what is a set of slats and a museum?
  10. What ship, whose name means thunderbolt, was Nelson's flagship 1799-1801, and later a training ship for boys?
  11. The Showa period of Japan coincided with what Emperor's reign?
  12. Michael Morpurgo, author of the children's book War Horse, on which the 2012 Spielberg film (of the same name) is based, held what UK position from 2003-5?
  13. What fashionable Mediterranean resort hosted the G20 international economics conference at the height of the Greek Euro membership crisis?
  14. How many cubic metres is the space in a room four metres square and three metres high?
  15. Which politician (as at 2011) has the second-highest average for a No6 cricket test batsman (over 61 runs) and in a competition bowled faster than Dennis Lillee and Andy Roberts?
  16. What element is also known as hydrargyrum?
  17. Whose father wrote and sang the popular 'Secret Lemonade Drinker' song in the award-winning British 1970s-80s R Whites Lemonade TV advert ?
  18. The annual Ballon d'Or award recognizes the world's best: Film; Footballer (soccer player); Ballet dancer; or Stunt aviator?
  19. Which Australian city is considered to have the largest Greek population outside of Greece?
  20. What French term refers in English (contracts especially) to an unforeseeable factor preventing the fulfilment of an agreement?

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  1. Playboy Russia covergirl Maria Kozhevnikova, boxer Nikolai Valuyev, and tennis player Marat Safin shared what honour in December 2011?
    Election to Russian Parliament
  2. What William S Burroughs 1961 book popularised the rock music term 'heavy metal', and provided the names for at least two rock bands of the 1970s?
    The Soft Machine
  3. What main religion celebrates festivals including Nuakhai, Yatra (or Zatra/Jatra), Pongal, Holi and Shigmo?
    Hindu
  4. Which country experienced the Velvet Revolution in Nov-Dec 1989?
    Czechoslovakia
  5. According to the UK General Teaching Council how many of the 28,000 newly qualified teachers in 2010 had a computer-related degree: 3; 30; 300 or 3,000?
  6. Spell the word: Remanisence; Reminissense; Remeniscence; or Reminiscence?
    Reminiscence 
  7. What ancient Sanskrit word loosely meaning 'region' commonly now refers to people (and culture, products, etc) of Indian sub-continent origins?
    Desi 
  8. Whom did Forbes Magazine list as the most powerful woman in the Southern Hemisphere in 2011?
    Dilma Rouseff 
  9. Unrelated, what is a set of slats and a museum?
    Louvre 
  10. What ship, whose name means thunderbolt, was Nelson's flagship 1799-1801, and later a training ship for boys?
    HMS Foudroyant 
  11. The Showa period of Japan coincided with what Emperor's reign?
    Hirohito 
  12. Michael Morpurgo, author of the children's book War Horse, on which the 2012 Spielberg film (of the same name) is based, held what UK position from 2003-5?
    Children's Laureate
  13. What fashionable Mediterranean resort hosted the G20 international economics conference at the height of the Greek Euro membership crisis?
    Cannes 
  14. How many cubic metres is the space in a room four metres square and three metres high?
    48 
  15. Which politician (as at 2011) has the second-highest average for a No6 cricket test batsman (over 61 runs) and in a competition bowled faster than Dennis Lillee and Andy Roberts?
    Imran Khan 
  16. What element is also known as hydrargyrum?
    Mercury 
  17. Whose father wrote and sang the popular 'Secret Lemonade Drinker' song in the award-winning British 1970s-80s R Whites Lemonade TV advert ?
    Elvis Costello 
  18. The annual Ballon d'Or award recognizes the world's best: Film; Footballer (soccer player); Ballet dancer; or Stunt aviator?
    Footballer 
  19. Which Australian city is considered to have the largest Greek population outside of Greece?
    Melbourne
  20. What French term refers in English (contracts especially) to an unforeseeable factor preventing the fulfilment of an agreement?
    Force Majeure