General knowledge 76

From the quiz on 12/4/16.

  1. Which festival was held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in New York in 1969 and billed as “3 days of peace & music”? Woodstock (Music and Art Fair)

  2. The Trial, The Judgment and The Metamorphosis are among the best-known works of which German-language novelist, who was born in Prague in 1883? Franz Kafka

  3. What name, meaning “seesaw” in French, is given to a moveable bridge (such as Tower Bridge in London) with a section that may be raised and lowered using counterweights to provide vertical clearance for marine traffic? Bascule

  4. FLAC, a file format commonly used to store compressed music with no reduction in quality, is an acronym of which four words? Free lossless audio codec

  5. Which US state, traditionally a Democrat stronghold, has the most electoral votes (55)? California

  6. What name, ultimately of Latin origin, is given to subcutaneous fat that causes dimpling of the skin, most notably on women’s hips and thighs? Cellulite

  7. What is the meaning of the common forename Peter (and its many related forms such as Pierre, Pedro and Petra), whose ultimate origin is the Greek word πέτρος (pétros)? Stone/rock

  8. What item of clothing describes a white marking that extends from the top of the hoof to the knee or hock of a horse’s leg? Stocking

  9. What name is given to the period of British history between 1811 and 1820, during which George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the future George IV, ruled by proxy? Regency

  10. The name of the tree spruce is derived from that of which former European state, from which its wood was exported to England by Hanseatic merchants? Prussia


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