quizballs 136 - misnomer quiz - questions without answers
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quizballs 136 - free misnomer general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
This is the Quizballs expanded version of what is commonly called the 'not-so-obvious quiz', or 'the easiest quiz in the world'.. We call it a misnomer quiz. A misnomer is a wrong name, from Old French, mesnommer (mes = wrongly, nommer = to name).
- From which country did French horns originate?
- What mineral is an Alaskan diamond?
- The Portuguese Man o' War (a sea-dwelling jellyfish-like invertebrate) alludes to a warship design devised in which country?
- In the story of Cinderella (the French medieval version, which gave us the modern Western version) what were Cinderella's slippers made from?
- What is the main ingredient of a mince pie?
- From what type of creature is Bombay duck made?
- What colour is orange blossom?
- According to the Bible how many (of each) sheep, cows and goats were taken onto Noah's Ark?
- Where did Panama hats originate?
- What type of animal inspired the creation of Bugs Bunny, Brer Rabbit, and the Easter Bunny?
- Where did tulips come from originally - specifically what (past) capital city and country exported the first tulips?
- What type of building is a picture palace?
- What is the main fruit ingredient of the traditional (orange) Jaffa Cake biscuit?
- What type of creature is a prairie dog?
- What meat is hamburger made from?
- How many people were in the band The Thompson Twins?
- What type of alcoholic drink is barley wine?
- What is lava bread?
- What is the main ingredient of the dish Welsh Rabbit?
- What colour is the black box on a plane?
- In what continent did camels first evolve?
- In what country was Canadian Club whiskey first distilled?
- What nation invented the kilt?
- What are toy marbles made from?
- What is kitchen tin foil made from?
- What is the traditional main ingredient of mock-turtle soup?
- How long was the 100 Years War?
- Who is the nude bow-carrying statue in London's Piccadilly Circus?
- What is the lead in a lead pencil made from?
- Who first devised the central relativity principle within Einstein's Theory of Relativity?
- What is the foodstuff head cheese made from?
- In what month is the Munich Oktoberfest beer festival held?
- What type of insect is a velvet ant?
- Catgut (for old musical instrument strings and tennis rackets, etc) was usually made from the intestines of which animal?
- What type of creature is a horned toad?
- What is the liquid inside a coconut?
- What colour are white grapes?
- Where does a busboy or busgirl work?
- In what country was the game Chinese Checkers (or Chinese Chequers) invented?
- Where were the first modern Olympic Games held?
- What was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's (original) middle name?
- What creatures are the Canary Islands named after?
- In which month is the October Revolution celebrated in Russia?
- What sort of fruit is a Chinese gooseberry?
- What colour is a (male) purple finch?
- What type of insect is a Spanish fly?
- Arabic numerals originated in which country?
- What are sticks of blackboard chalk made from?
- What country invented baseball?
- What thumb signal was given by Roman emperors to call for the death of a gladiatorial contestant?
quizballs 136 - free quiz answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes