General Knowledge Quiz #432

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  1. What vague unit of time is also the same as torque in physics, being a rotational force?
  2. What two countries did the Titanic visit after leaving Southampton on its doomed maiden voyage?
  3. Name the credit-card sized very low cost basic personal computer designed to increase young people/school computer access and skills: Raspberry Pi; Blueberry Te; Strawberry We; or Blackberry Way?
  4. Spell the name of the famous Burmese former political prisoner and leader (designate at April 2012): Ang Sun Sui Ky; Aung San Suu Kyi; An Song Soy Koi; or Un Sung Sui Coy?
  5. The Hornbostel-Sachs (or Sachs-Hornbostel) system classifies what: Musical instruments; Planets; Poisons; or Lenses?
  6. What nationality is the retail group Carrefour (at 2012)?
  7. What UK government-funded company traditionally employing disabled people in manufacturing was founded in 1945 to provide work for injured soldiers?
  8. The wonderfully named district of Hhohho is in which continent?
  9. What deceptive old name is given to a pudding of stewed fruit blended with custard/cream/similar?
  10. What is the Japanese word for the sash worn as a belt in traditional dress (kimonos and martial arts uniforms, etc)?
  11. Tonsure refers to removal of hair from the: Ears; Head; Chest; or Nasal tubes?
  12. In old English, a Yeoman was originally a man possessing/working with: Land; Sheep; Weapons; or Potatoes?
  13. Greek 'skhizo' and 'skhizein' basically mean what?
  14. What African country experienced a 2012 rebellion by Tuareg fighters?
  15. Zampone is an Italian dish made of stuffed pig's what: Head; Heart; Kidney; or Trotter?
  16. Mallard is the official world speed record holding what?
  17. Which major social networking corporation grew from a branded messaging project at podcasting site Odeo?
  18. Pissouri, Paphos, and Protarus are seaside resorts in which Mediterranean island?
  19. What airline was exposed in Spring 2012 as having leaked celebrities' flight details to a paparazzi agency?
  20. What symbol gave its name to a method of identifying references and trends, etc., in social networking technology?

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  1. What vague unit of time is also the same as torque in physics, being a rotational force?
    Moment
  2. What two countries did the Titanic visit after leaving Southampton on its doomed maiden voyage?
    France and Ireland - Bonus points - name the two ports that the Titanic visited on leaving Southampton on its doomed maiden voyage? Cherbourg
  3. Name the credit-card sized very low cost basic personal computer designed to increase young people/school computer access and skills: Raspberry Pi; Blueberry Te; Strawberry We; or Blackberry Way?
    Raspberry Pi 
  4. Spell the name of the famous Burmese former political prisoner and leader (designate at April 2012): Ang Sun Sui Ky; Aung San Suu Kyi; An Song Soy Koi; or Un Sung Sui Coy?
    Aung San Suu Kyi
  5. The Hornbostel-Sachs (or Sachs-Hornbostel) system classifies what: Musical instruments; Planets; Poisons; or Lenses?
    Musical instruments 
  6. What nationality is the retail group Carrefour (at 2012)?
    French
  7. What UK government-funded company traditionally employing disabled people in manufacturing was founded in 1945 to provide work for injured soldiers?
    Remploy
  8. The wonderfully named district of Hhohho is in which continent?
    Africa 
  9. What deceptive old name is given to a pudding of stewed fruit blended with custard/cream/similar?
    Fool 
  10. What is the Japanese word for the sash worn as a belt in traditional dress (kimonos and martial arts uniforms, etc)?
    Obi
  11. Tonsure refers to removal of hair from the: Ears; Head; Chest; or Nasal tubes?
    Head
  12. In old English, a Yeoman was originally a man possessing/working with: Land; Sheep; Weapons; or Potatoes?
    Land 
  13. Greek 'skhizo' and 'skhizein' basically mean what?
    Split 
  14. What African country experienced a 2012 rebellion by Tuareg fighters?
    Mali
  15. Zampone is an Italian dish made of stuffed pig's what: Head; Heart; Kidney; or Trotter?
    Trotter 
  16. Mallard is the official world speed record holding what?
    Steam locomotive 
  17. Which major social networking corporation grew from a branded messaging project at podcasting site Odeo?
    Twitter
  18. Pissouri, Paphos, and Protarus are seaside resorts in which Mediterranean island?
    Cyprus
  19. What airline was exposed in Spring 2012 as having leaked celebrities' flight details to a paparazzi agency?
    Virgin 
  20. What symbol gave its name to a method of identifying references and trends, etc., in social networking technology?
    Hash