General knowledge 74

From the quiz on 29/3/16.

  1. What is the maximum permitted length (in characters) of a tweet on Twitter? 140

  2. For what does the name of the international military alliance NATO stand? North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  3. F&F (Florence & Fred) is the clothing range of which supermarket? Tesco

  4. What skill is taught by the series of applications featuring Mavis Beacon, whose first entry was released for personal computers in 1987? (Touch) typing

  5. In a story first found in the works of Aulus Gellius in the 2nd century AD, a runaway slave named Androcles removes a thorn from the paw of which animal, which later spares him when he is captured and thrown to the beasts? Lion

  6. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White were the four original members of which American hip-hop group, perhaps best known for their 1991 single Can I Kick It?? A Tribe Called Quest

  7. Who defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the final of the 2011 French Open to become the first (and to date only) Asian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title? Li Na

  8. What name, literally meaning “magpie” in Latin, is given to an abnormal craving for inedible substances such as clay or plaster that is commonly experienced during pregnancy? Pica

  9. Which German company manufactures the USP and VP9 semi-automatic pistols as well as the UMP and MP5 submachine guns? Heckler & Koch

  10. In the late 1920s, Maurice Ravel composed Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major for which philosopher’s elder brother, who had lost his right arm in World War I? Ludwig Wittgenstein

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