General Knowledge Quiz #427

General Knowledge Quiz #427 - Questions and Answers

The 427th 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 #426 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #427 - Questions

  1. In what country was the sports goods company Fila first established (1911) and owned?
  2. What airport carries the most international passengers in the world (at 2012)?
  3. The translation 'long chair' refers to what traditionally French named item of furniture?
  4. King Rama and Queen Sirikit rule which country (at 2012), bordered by Burma, Laos, and Cambodia?
  5. Spell the word: Exagerrate; Exagerate; Exaggerate; Exaggerrate?
  6. Moishe Shagall, born 1887 in what is now Belarus, became famous under what other name?
  7. From Greek meaning within, what sort of gland secretes hormones, etc., directly into the blood?
  8. What weekday is traditionally called 'Super...' in the election of US presidential candidates?
  9. The business abbreviation SME usually refers to what?
  10. Geir Haard (who in 2012 became the first politician to face court charges for negligence in contributing to the 2008 global financial crisis) led what country?
  11. What trade takes its name from the old word for twelve dozen?
  12. What is the lowest note on a common traditional four-string mandolin?
  13. The 'doppelsigrune' or 'sig runes' was the symbol of what secretive and powerful organization?
  14. UK tabloid newspapers are commonly called: Blue-prints; Red-tops; Black-sheets; or Brown-bottoms?
  15. The initials of (what was) the major UK engineering/technology corporation GEC stand for what?
  16. Who was the last head of state of the Soviet Union?
  17. What city opened the UK's largest city-centre water feature - the 'Mirror Pool' - in Spring 2012: London; Birmingham; Edinburgh; or Bradford?
  18. As at 2012 what nationality is the Brewery corporation Carlsberg?
  19. Argyle Pink Jubilee is a: Rose; Champagne; Diamond; or Racehorse?
  20. Name Norwegian Evard Munch's famous painting of human outburst?

General Knowledge Quiz #427 - Answers

  1. In what country was the sports goods company Fila first established (1911) and owned? Italy (it became a South Korean company when sold in 2007)
  2. What airport carries the most international passengers in the world (at 2012)? Heathrow(London Heathrow - about 65m/year)
  3. The translation 'long chair' refers to what traditionally French named item of furniture? Chaise Longue (the original French name, adopted into English, for a sofa with backrest at one end, or more recently to a reclining sunbed)
  4. King Rama and Queen Sirikit rule which country (at 2012), bordered by Burma, Laos, and Cambodia? Thailand
  5. Spell the word: Exagerrate; Exagerate; Exaggerate; Exaggerrate? Exaggerate
  6. Moishe Shagall, born 1887 in what is now Belarus, became famous under what other name? Marc Chagall (Russian-French Jewish modernist painter and graphic artist)
  7. From Greek meaning within, what sort of gland secretes hormones, etc., directly into the blood? Endocrine (for example pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid and adrenal glands - Endo = within)
  8. What weekday is traditionally called 'Super...' in the election of US presidential candidates? Tuesday (usually in February or March in a presidential election year, so called because more states participate than on other days, and the voting tends to indicate eventual full final results, notably of the presidential candidate and leader of the party in opposition)
  9. The business abbreviation SME usually refers to what? Small to Medium Enterprise (or Small and Medium Enterprise[s] - in the US the term is usually SMB - Small and Medium Business[es] - see SME in the acronyms glossary)
  10. Geir Haard (who in 2012 became the first politician to face court charges for negligence in contributing to the 2008 global financial crisis) led what country? Iceland (from 2006-09)
  11. What trade takes its name from the old word for twelve dozen? Grocer (from gross = 12x12, also meaning large quantity, thereby also meaning wholesale)
  12. What is the lowest note on a common traditional four-string mandolin? G
  13. The 'doppelsigrune' or 'sig runes' was the symbol of what secretive and powerful organization? The SS (of Nazi Germany - SS stood for Schutzstaffel, meaning protection squadron or defence corps, but also meant 'Victory! Victory!' when translated according to the much older Germanic runic alphabet interpretation of the particular angular S or sig symbol)
  14. UK tabloid newspapers are commonly called: Blue-prints; Red-tops; Black-sheets; or Brown-bottoms? Red-Tops
  15. The initials of (what was) the major UK engineering/technology corporation GEC stand for what? General Electric Corporation (became mainly absorbed into Marconi and later acquired by Ericsson)
  16. Who was the last head of state of the Soviet Union? Mikhail Gorbachev (1988-91, by which time the Soviet Union had fragmented into different nation states, including Russia, led by Boris Yeltsin)
  17. What city opened the UK's largest city-centre water feature - the 'Mirror Pool' - in Spring 2012: London; Birmingham; Edinburgh; or Bradford? Bradford (Yorkshire - some facts about Bradford city centre's amazing Mirror Pool - the pool is 4,000 square metres and contains 600 cubic metres of water volume; there are 100 fountains; the central geyser fountain sprays up to 30 metres high; redirected utilities total 20km, and the water bore-hole depth is 230metres)
  18. As at 2012 what nationality is the Brewery corporation Carlsberg? Danish (Denmark - the Carlsberg Group, headquartered in Copenhagen, was founded in 1847 by J C Jacobsen, and was named after his son Carl)
  19. Argyle Pink Jubilee is a: Rose; Champagne; Diamond; or Racehorse? Diamond (12.76 cts, the biggest rough pink diamond found in Australia, as at March 2012)
  20. Name Norwegian Evard Munch's famous painting of human outburst? The Scream


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