General Knowledge Quiz #429

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  1. What biscuit was created to celebrate the visit of a founding father of modern Italy to London in 1864?
  2. The natural effect causing paint to rise up the hairs of a paintbrush, and liquid to rise up a narrow tube is called (what) action?
  3. Spell the medical term: Cortorize; Quarterize; Cauterize; or Quortorize?
  4. In 1971 the Russian-built Salyut 1 became the first what?
  5. What drink brand was first to be offered with a foam producing 'widget' in the can?
  6. Roughly how long did the Pony Express service operate in the USA: 1 year; 5 years; 10 years; or 20 years?
  7. What drug company developed Viagra?
  8. What car company was set up by Colin Chapman in 1952, subsequently succeeding in F1 racing?
  9. What Canadian city was named by explorer Jacques Cartier, meaning originally 'Royal Mount'?
  10. What controversial levy was introduced in the UK in 1989-90, replaced after prolonged protests by the Council Tax?
  11. Dr Robert Atkins, (1930-2003), who died weighing 260lbs, was noted for what eponymous conception?
  12. What ingredient, used cleverly very sparingly by the Romans, largely determines durability of concrete?
  13. Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC), was better known as what hugely influential organization, notably in the colonial exploitation of Asia?
  14. What does 'swaddling' mean: Wrapping in cloth; Covering in oil; Soaking in milk; or Protecting with straw?
  15. Technically the potato is a: Tuber; Root; Stem; or Fruit?
  16. In what modern country did the ancient Sumer or Sumerian civilisation develop and flourish?
  17. Modern DNA studies show that the first migrants to the North American continent were: Asians; Europeans; South Americans; or Africans?
  18. What modern convenient foodstuff takes its name from the Latin meaning 'salted (and preserved meat)'?
  19. What famous detective/crime writer was the first goalkeeper and a founder of Portsmouth United Football Club?
  20. What naturally occurring and dangerous material is commonly represented by the formula Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4?

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  1. What biscuit was created to celebrate the visit of a founding father of modern Italy to London in 1864?
    Garibaldi 
  2. The natural effect causing paint to rise up the hairs of a paintbrush, and liquid to rise up a narrow tube is called (what) action?
    Capillary action
  3. Spell the medical term: Cortorize; Quarterize; Cauterize; or Quortorize?
    Cauterize 
  4. In 1971 the Russian-built Salyut 1 became the first what?
    Space station 
  5. What drink brand was first to be offered with a foam producing 'widget' in the can?
    Guinness - Bonus point, what gas does the widget release, producing the foam? Nitrogen
  6. Roughly how long did the Pony Express service operate in the USA: 1 year; 5 years; 10 years; or 20 years?
    One year 
  7. What drug company developed Viagra?
    Pfizer 
  8. What car company was set up by Colin Chapman in 1952, subsequently succeeding in F1 racing?
    Lotus
  9. What Canadian city was named by explorer Jacques Cartier, meaning originally 'Royal Mount'?
    Montreal
  10. What controversial levy was introduced in the UK in 1989-90, replaced after prolonged protests by the Council Tax?
    Community Charge 
  11. Dr Robert Atkins, (1930-2003), who died weighing 260lbs, was noted for what eponymous conception?
    Atkins Diet
  12. What ingredient, used cleverly very sparingly by the Romans, largely determines durability of concrete?
    Water
  13. Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC), was better known as what hugely influential organization, notably in the colonial exploitation of Asia?
    Dutch East India Company 
  14. What does 'swaddling' mean: Wrapping in cloth; Covering in oil; Soaking in milk; or Protecting with straw?
    Wrapping in cloth 
  15. Technically the potato is a: Tuber; Root; Stem; or Fruit?
    Tuber
  16. In what modern country did the ancient Sumer or Sumerian civilisation develop and flourish?
    Iraq 
  17. Modern DNA studies show that the first migrants to the North American continent were: Asians; Europeans; South Americans; or Africans?
    Asians 
  18. What modern convenient foodstuff takes its name from the Latin meaning 'salted (and preserved meat)'?
    Sausage 
  19. What famous detective/crime writer was the first goalkeeper and a founder of Portsmouth United Football Club?
    Arthur Conan Doyle 
  20. What naturally occurring and dangerous material is commonly represented by the formula Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4?
    Asbestos