General Knowledge Quiz #430

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  1. Name the hugely and suddenly successful 'Pictionary-type' online game bought by Zynga for $180m in 2012?
  2. Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, and South Eastern Anatolia, are regions of which country?
  3. Where did the modern common potato originate: South America; North America; Africa; or Asia?
  4. What is the modern name of the island borough bought by Dutchman Peter Minuit from Native Americans in 1626, and then called New Amsterdam?
  5. What material was used in making the 2,000 year-old dome of the Pantheon in Rome: Stone; Concrete; Glass; or Wood?
  6. The Renminbi is currency, and increasingly important in global trading, of which country?
  7. How many miles is the London orbital M25 motorway: 27; 54; 89; or 117?
  8. An exoplanet is a planet which does what to a sun (outside of our own solar system): Orbits; Crashes into; Swallows; or Converts into?
  9. What popular internationally franchised UK TV quiz game show, producing very funny wrong answers, ended in the UK in March 2012?
  10. Which artist/inventor's famous lost 1504 painting, The Battle of Anghiari, was found in 2012 hidden in Florence Town Hall, behind a later fresco?
  11. (Typically by a woman) a peplum is: Eaten; Worn: Driven; or Sniffed?
  12. In what country was the wholesale 'cash'n'carry' business Makro founded?
  13. As at 2012 what is the only European country to routinely apply the death penalty?
  14. Coptic refers to a sect of what religious order: Buddhism; Hinduism; Islam; or Christianity?
  15. The daisy-like plants called chamomile/camomile are regarded to be a helpful natural aid chiefly for: Sleep/relaxation; Bruising; Cuts/abrasions; or Blocked sinus?
  16. St Tropez, Sienna X, and Fake Bake are popular brands of what product/service type?
  17. As at 2012 Dame Marjorie Scardino is/was head of what high-performing global media/learning corporation?
  18. The British pub name 'The Talbot' traditionally refers to a what?
  19. Spell the word: Pongnant; Poignant; Poygnant; Poignent?
  20. The effect in which hostage victims form emotional attachment or fondness towards their captors is called '(What city?) Syndrome'?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. Name the hugely and suddenly successful 'Pictionary-type' online game bought by Zynga for $180m in 2012?
    Draw Something
  2. Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, and South Eastern Anatolia, are regions of which country?
    Turkey
  3. Where did the modern common potato originate: South America; North America; Africa; or Asia?
    South America 
  4. What is the modern name of the island borough bought by Dutchman Peter Minuit from Native Americans in 1626, and then called New Amsterdam?
    Manhattan 
  5. What material was used in making the 2,000 year-old dome of the Pantheon in Rome: Stone; Concrete; Glass; or Wood?
    Concrete
  6. The Renminbi is currency, and increasingly important in global trading, of which country?
    China 
  7. How many miles is the London orbital M25 motorway: 27; 54; 89; or 117?
    117 - Bonus point - how long is the M25 motorway in kilometres? 188 km 
  8. An exoplanet is a planet which does what to a sun (outside of our own solar system): Orbits; Crashes into; Swallows; or Converts into?
    Orbits 
  9. What popular internationally franchised UK TV quiz game show, producing very funny wrong answers, ended in the UK in March 2012?
    The Weakest Link 
  10. Which artist/inventor's famous lost 1504 painting, The Battle of Anghiari, was found in 2012 hidden in Florence Town Hall, behind a later fresco?
    Leonardo da Vinci
  11. (Typically by a woman) a peplum is: Eaten; Worn: Driven; or Sniffed?
    Worn 
  12. In what country was the wholesale 'cash'n'carry' business Makro founded?
    Holland 
  13. As at 2012 what is the only European country to routinely apply the death penalty?
    Belarus
  14. Coptic refers to a sect of what religious order: Buddhism; Hinduism; Islam; or Christianity?
    Christianity 
  15. The daisy-like plants called chamomile/camomile are regarded to be a helpful natural aid chiefly for: Sleep/relaxation; Bruising; Cuts/abrasions; or Blocked sinus?
    Sleep/relaxation
  16. St Tropez, Sienna X, and Fake Bake are popular brands of what product/service type?
    Spray tanning 
  17. As at 2012 Dame Marjorie Scardino is/was head of what high-performing global media/learning corporation?
    Pearson plc
  18. The British pub name 'The Talbot' traditionally refers to a what?
    Dog 
  19. Spell the word: Pongnant; Poignant; Poygnant; Poignent?
    Poignant - Bonus point, it means: Physically stressful; Emotionally moving; Scientifically accurate; or Cleverly designed? Emotionally moving
  20. The effect in which hostage victims form emotional attachment or fondness towards their captors is called '(What city?) Syndrome'?
    Stockholm Syndrome