General Knowledge Quiz #432

General Knowledge Quiz #432 - Questions and Answers

The 432nd 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 #431 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #432 - Questions

  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? - Bonus points - name the two ports that the Titanic visited on 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?

General Knowledge Quiz #432 - Answers

  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(Normandy, north-west France) and Queenstown or Cobh (renamed in 1922, County Cork, southern Ireland)
  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 (part of the Raspberry Foundation, founded at University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory: "...We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming...")
  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 (named after Erich Moritz von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs, published 1914)
  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 (Swaziland)
  9. What deceptive old name is given to a pudding of stewed fruit blended with custard/cream/similar? Fool (the name is thought to refer to the deception verb meaning of 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(specifically the shaved crown or head of a monk)
  12. In old English, a Yeoman was originally a man possessing/working with: Land; Sheep; Weapons; or Potatoes? Land (technically owning land of at least 40 shillings value, thus entitling the landowner to jury service and local voting rights - the word probably derives from very old German referring to a 'young' man, being a junior or new landowner)
  13. Greek 'skhizo' and 'skhizein' basically mean what? Split (split in two, or similar - as in schizophrenia, 'split personality')
  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 (traditionally the front trotter, or foot and ankle, especially in the dish Zampone Modena - typically stuffed with other meat from a pig, and cut into slices)
  16. Mallard is the official world speed record holding what? Steam locomotive (126mph, 203 km/h, 3 July 1938 - just south of Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK)
  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 (see paparazzi word origins)
  20. What symbol gave its name to a method of identifying references and trends, etc., in social networking technology? Hash (or in the US the Pound sign - giving rise to the term hashtag - see hashtag in the business dictionary)


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