General Knowledge Quiz #450

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  1. 2. In which year of the 20th-century did the UK celebrate "Decimal Day", as currency shifted from an Imperial to Decimal system based on pounds and pence?
  2. 3. In 2012, which English king was excavated from beneath a car park in Leicester, over 500 years after his death?
  3. 4. Which iconic Stanley Kubrick film opens with pre-historic human-like apes' discovery of a black monolith, and their subsequent adoption of weapons?
  4. 5. In Greek mythology, what name was given to the three-headed dog which guarded the entrance to the underworld (Hades)?
  5. 6. Which musical star and actor brought Sexyback with his 2006 hit single?
  6. 7. Which Frankish king was crowned Holy Emperor of the Romans on Christmas Day, 800AD?
  7. 8. Which major Indian city predominantly resides on the island of Salsette, off the west coast of Maharashtra state?
  8. 9. Which Polish scientist was both the first woman to ever win a Nobel Prize, but also the only person in history to win two prizes in two different fields?
  9. 10. Marion Cotillard won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of which French singer, in La Vie en Rose?
  10. 11. What is the American equivalent of the Argentinian gauchos of the Pampas?
  11. 12. In the Looney Tunes, which animal of the American West was pursued by Wile E. Coyote, with little success?
  12. 13. From 2007-2018, which two footballers (soccer) won every single FIFA Ballon d'Or award, with 5 each?
  13. 14. Which city in the Middle East is home to the hub of Emirates Airlines?
  14. 15. What is the largest species of animal to have ever lived?
  15. 16. Which meringue-based pudding is named after a famous Russian ballerina of the 19th and 20th centuries?
  16. 17. Bilbao is the capital of which autonomous region of northern Spain, home to one of the world's most unique languages?
  17. 18. The Scoville Scale is a system used to measure which property of food?
  18. 19. In 2019, which quarterback became the first man in NFL history to play in and win 6 Superbowls?
  19. 20. What is the national language of Andorra, the small principality nestled in the Pyrenees mountain range between Spain and France?

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  1. 2. In which year of the 20th-century did the UK celebrate "Decimal Day", as currency shifted from an Imperial to Decimal system based on pounds and pence?
    1971
  2. 3. In 2012, which English king was excavated from beneath a car park in Leicester, over 500 years after his death?
    Richard III
  3. 4. Which iconic Stanley Kubrick film opens with pre-historic human-like apes' discovery of a black monolith, and their subsequent adoption of weapons?
    2001: A Space Odyssey
  4. 5. In Greek mythology, what name was given to the three-headed dog which guarded the entrance to the underworld (Hades)?
    Cerberus
  5. 6. Which musical star and actor brought Sexyback with his 2006 hit single?
    Justin Timberlake
  6. 7. Which Frankish king was crowned Holy Emperor of the Romans on Christmas Day, 800AD?
    Charlemagne
  7. 8. Which major Indian city predominantly resides on the island of Salsette, off the west coast of Maharashtra state?
    Mumbai
  8. 9. Which Polish scientist was both the first woman to ever win a Nobel Prize, but also the only person in history to win two prizes in two different fields?
    Marie Curie 
  9. 10. Marion Cotillard won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of which French singer, in La Vie en Rose?
    Édith Piaf
  10. 11. What is the American equivalent of the Argentinian gauchos of the Pampas?
    COwboy
  11. 12. In the Looney Tunes, which animal of the American West was pursued by Wile E. Coyote, with little success?
    Roadrunner
  12. 13. From 2007-2018, which two footballers (soccer) won every single FIFA Ballon d'Or award, with 5 each?
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
  13. 14. Which city in the Middle East is home to the hub of Emirates Airlines?
    Dubai
  14. 15. What is the largest species of animal to have ever lived?
    Blue Whale
  15. 16. Which meringue-based pudding is named after a famous Russian ballerina of the 19th and 20th centuries?
    Anna Pavlova
  16. 17. Bilbao is the capital of which autonomous region of northern Spain, home to one of the world's most unique languages?
    Basque Country
  17. 18. The Scoville Scale is a system used to measure which property of food?
    Pungency
  18. 19. In 2019, which quarterback became the first man in NFL history to play in and win 6 Superbowls?
    Tom Brady
  19. 20. What is the national language of Andorra, the small principality nestled in the Pyrenees mountain range between Spain and France?
    Catalan