General Knowledge Quiz #445

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  1. 2. Who was the Greek equivalent to the Roman messenger god Mercury?
  2. 3. In August 2017, which Brazilian footballer broke the all-time transfer record, when he moved from Barcelona to PSG for a reported €222 million?
  3. 4. Along with Vietnam, China, Cuba and North Korea - which is the 5th and final country of the world with a governing Communist party?
  4. 5. Which 1971 by Don McLean about "The Day the Music Died" is reportedly written in honour of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "Big Bopper" Richardson, who all perished in a 1959 plane crash?
  5. 6. The Roman province of Lusitania roughly corresponds to the area of which modern-day European nation?
  6. 7. 'Gelb' translates to yellow in which widely spoken European language?
  7. 8. Which Trinidadian, against England in 2004 became the only cricketer to surpass 400 runs in a single innings?
  8. 9. British General Elections are traditionally held on which day of the week?
  9. 10. Fusilli, Farfalle, Rigatoni and Fettuccine are popular varieties off which foodstuff?
  10. 11. Which island nation is home to the largest number of Muslims, about 12.7% of the world's total?
  11. 12. Utah, Colorado, Arizona and which other American state meet at the point known as "The Four Corners"?
  12. 13. In 1831, Charles Darwin set sail aboard which ship as their naturalist, during which he would begin to formulate his Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection?
  13. 14. Which California team won 3 of the 4 NBA championships between 2015 and 2018, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in all but 2016?
  14. 15. Despite winning 13 Academy Awards between 2001-2003, which trilogy of films failed to pick up a single acting Oscar?
  15. 16. (As of 2018) Who, after Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II, is the longest serving British monarch, with a reign of 59 years and 96 days in the 18th and 19th centuries?
  16. 17. In 2013, which small South American became the first in the world to nationally legalise the use of recreational marijuana?
  17. 18. Shane Williams - the 2008 World Rugby Player of the Year - won 87 caps for which nation?
  18. 19. At age 29, who was the youngest man to ever win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in Roman Polanski's 2002 film The Pianist?
  19. 20. Between 1971 and 1997, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was known by what five-letter name?

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  1. 2. Who was the Greek equivalent to the Roman messenger god Mercury?
    Hermes
  2. 3. In August 2017, which Brazilian footballer broke the all-time transfer record, when he moved from Barcelona to PSG for a reported €222 million?
    Neymar
  3. 4. Along with Vietnam, China, Cuba and North Korea - which is the 5th and final country of the world with a governing Communist party?
    Laos
  4. 5. Which 1971 by Don McLean about "The Day the Music Died" is reportedly written in honour of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "Big Bopper" Richardson, who all perished in a 1959 plane crash?
    American Pie
  5. 6. The Roman province of Lusitania roughly corresponds to the area of which modern-day European nation?
    Portugal 
  6. 7. 'Gelb' translates to yellow in which widely spoken European language?
    German
  7. 8. Which Trinidadian, against England in 2004 became the only cricketer to surpass 400 runs in a single innings?
    Brian Lara
  8. 9. British General Elections are traditionally held on which day of the week?
    Thursday
  9. 10. Fusilli, Farfalle, Rigatoni and Fettuccine are popular varieties off which foodstuff?
    Pasta
  10. 11. Which island nation is home to the largest number of Muslims, about 12.7% of the world's total?
    Indonesia
  11. 12. Utah, Colorado, Arizona and which other American state meet at the point known as "The Four Corners"?
    New Mexico
  12. 13. In 1831, Charles Darwin set sail aboard which ship as their naturalist, during which he would begin to formulate his Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection?
    HMS Beagle
  13. 14. Which California team won 3 of the 4 NBA championships between 2015 and 2018, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in all but 2016?
    Golden State Warriors
  14. 15. Despite winning 13 Academy Awards between 2001-2003, which trilogy of films failed to pick up a single acting Oscar?
    Lord of the Rings
  15. 16. (As of 2018) Who, after Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II, is the longest serving British monarch, with a reign of 59 years and 96 days in the 18th and 19th centuries?
    George III
  16. 17. In 2013, which small South American became the first in the world to nationally legalise the use of recreational marijuana?
    Uruguay
  17. 18. Shane Williams - the 2008 World Rugby Player of the Year - won 87 caps for which nation?
    Wales
  18. 19. At age 29, who was the youngest man to ever win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in Roman Polanski's 2002 film The Pianist?
    Adrien Brody
  19. 20. Between 1971 and 1997, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was known by what five-letter name?
    Zaire