General Knowledge Quiz #78

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  1. What is China's official language: Cantonese; Mandarin; Xiang; or Wu?
  2. The Aswan Dam, which enables controlled use of the Nile flood plain for agriculture, is in which African country?
  3. What is Nashville's famous university in Tennessee US, named after the shipping and railroad magnate nicknamed Commodore?
  4. Who played Claus Von Bulow in the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune?
  5. The name of what ethnic celebration derives from the Aramaic and Hebrew words respectively for son and commandment?
  6. Which many-times champion golfer is known as the Golden Bear?
  7. The Alpine ski resort of St Moritz is in which country?
  8. In Greek mythology, what did Prometheus steal from Zeus and give to mankind: Fire; Wisdom; Anger; or the Muses of literature and the arts?
  9. What is the public declaration, usually in a church, of an intended marriage?
  10. Who captained the England cricket team during the 1986-87 Ashes series?
  11. What is the reciprocal of one-and-two-thirds (in other words, what fraction when multiplied by one-and-two-thirds produces one)?
  12. Which war was the subject of the 1978 film The Deerhunter?
  13. The 1970s UK TV variety show was called "The 'what and what' Social Club", alluding to two traditional steam railway trades?
  14. If someone is bibulous, what are they addicted to or fond of?
  15. Sexual dimorphism refers to what: Wife-swapping; Sex-change; Online sex; or Different male/female forms in the same animal species?
  16. How many squares are traditionally on a Snakes and Ladders board?
  17. Which day of the week is named after the Norse god of thunder?
  18. The ex-prime minister of which European country was kidnapped and murdered by the Red Brigades in 1978?
  19. Which one of these countries is not (as at 2010) a NATO member: Albania; Iceland; Sweden; or Turkey?
  20. In 1907, who was the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature?
  21. Name the two famous British brothers whose father was born Adolphe, in 1924, in Brussels, to Polish-Jewish parents, and was buried as Ralph in Highgate Cemetery close to Karl Marx in 1994?
  22. What is the Russian term for an astronaut?
  23. The national flags of which group of countries have a cross design named after the grouping, in which the vertical line is shifted from the centre to the hoist (left) side, and among which is the oldest of all national flags?
  24. Which palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury?
  25. A tercentenary is an anniversary of how many years?
  26. What is the name of a Spanish dance, and associated with this a short jacket worn open at the front?
  27. What does the E stand for in E Numbers in relation to food additives?
  28. The prefix 'helio' relates to which celestial body?
  29. British lawyer Peter Benenson, 1921-2005, founded which human rights organization in London in 1961?
  30. Name the 'Big Five' traits represented by the OCEAN personality analysis model?

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  1. What is China's official language: Cantonese; Mandarin; Xiang; or Wu?
    Mandarin
  2. The Aswan Dam, which enables controlled use of the Nile flood plain for agriculture, is in which African country?
    Egypt 
  3. What is Nashville's famous university in Tennessee US, named after the shipping and railroad magnate nicknamed Commodore?
    Vanderbilt University 
  4. Who played Claus Von Bulow in the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune?
    Jeremy Irons
  5. The name of what ethnic celebration derives from the Aramaic and Hebrew words respectively for son and commandment?
    Bar Mitzvah 
  6. Which many-times champion golfer is known as the Golden Bear?
    Jack Nicklaus
  7. The Alpine ski resort of St Moritz is in which country?
    Switzerland 
  8. In Greek mythology, what did Prometheus steal from Zeus and give to mankind: Fire; Wisdom; Anger; or the Muses of literature and the arts?
    Fire
  9. What is the public declaration, usually in a church, of an intended marriage?
    The banns
  10. Who captained the England cricket team during the 1986-87 Ashes series?
    Mike Gatting
  11. What is the reciprocal of one-and-two-thirds (in other words, what fraction when multiplied by one-and-two-thirds produces one)?
    Three-fifths 
  12. Which war was the subject of the 1978 film The Deerhunter?
    Vietnam War 
  13. The 1970s UK TV variety show was called "The 'what and what' Social Club", alluding to two traditional steam railway trades?
    Wheeltappers and Shunters 
  14. If someone is bibulous, what are they addicted to or fond of?
    Alcohol 
  15. Sexual dimorphism refers to what: Wife-swapping; Sex-change; Online sex; or Different male/female forms in the same animal species?
    Different male/female forms in the same animal species 
  16. How many squares are traditionally on a Snakes and Ladders board?
    One hundred
  17. Which day of the week is named after the Norse god of thunder?
    Thursday 
  18. The ex-prime minister of which European country was kidnapped and murdered by the Red Brigades in 1978?
    Italy 
  19. Which one of these countries is not (as at 2010) a NATO member: Albania; Iceland; Sweden; or Turkey?
    Sweden 
  20. In 1907, who was the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature?
    Rudyard Kipling
  21. Name the two famous British brothers whose father was born Adolphe, in 1924, in Brussels, to Polish-Jewish parents, and was buried as Ralph in Highgate Cemetery close to Karl Marx in 1994?
    Ed and David Miliband 
  22. What is the Russian term for an astronaut?
    Cosmonaut
  23. The national flags of which group of countries have a cross design named after the grouping, in which the vertical line is shifted from the centre to the hoist (left) side, and among which is the oldest of all national flags?
    Scandinavia 
  24. Which palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury?
    Lambeth Palace
  25. A tercentenary is an anniversary of how many years?
    Three hundred 
  26. What is the name of a Spanish dance, and associated with this a short jacket worn open at the front?
    Bolero 
  27. What does the E stand for in E Numbers in relation to food additives?
    Europe
  28. The prefix 'helio' relates to which celestial body?
    The sun 
  29. British lawyer Peter Benenson, 1921-2005, founded which human rights organization in London in 1961?
    Amnesty International
  30. Name the 'Big Five' traits represented by the OCEAN personality analysis model?
    Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism