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quizballs 209 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes


  1. In what language do the words 'beminnen', 'ja', and 'zon', mean 'love', 'yes', and 'sun'? Dutch
  2. Sodium hypochlorite is more commonly known by what name, being one of its main purposes? Bleach
  3. Pinniped refers to a mammal with feet which are what? Fins (or less accurately, flippers, from Latin pinna, wing or fin, and ped, foot - such as the walrus, seal and sea lion)
  4. The Japanese word 'shonen' refers to what age group: Babies; Children up to 15 yrs; Twenty-somethings; or Pensioners? Children up to 15 yrs (usually male youths - girls are called shojo)
  5. What country's 1931 flood is considered to be the most fatal of all 1900s natural disasters? China (specifically the Yellow River Flood, Jul-Nov 1931)
  6. Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo is better known by what brand name? SEAT (the Spanish car company - the name means Spanish Touring Car Company)
  7. Papules and pustules are types of what on the human skin? Spots (or pimples or zits, or other equivalent words)
  8. Where was/is Bohemia: Western Czech Republic; Morrocco; India; or in a Tolkien novel? Western Czech Republic (Romany gypsies from Romania and Bulgaria were thought to enter western Europe via Bohemia, so the term Bohemian came to refer to the lifestyle/people of artistic, musical, unconventional, free-spirited nature - characteristics associated with Romany travelling people)
  9. What science is sometimes called 'the central science' because it connects maths and physics with other main branches of science such as astronomy, engineering, biology, etc? Chemistry
  10. The Berber ethnic people come from: Egypt; North Africa; Spain; or India? North Africa
  11. The industrial Wohlwill and Miller processes are different ways to refine what commodity to near-100% purity? Gold
  12. What unit of enormous distance has the symbol pc and equates to about 3.26 light-years or 19.2 trillion miles? Parsec
  13. From the words well and live, what French term is used in English to mean a high-living socialite? Bon vivant (or bon viveurs)
  14. The traditional curly twisted Chinese tea (Camellia sinensis) produced by drying in the sun is called: Uulung; Oolong; Aalang; Eeleng or Iiling? Oolong
  15. Spell the legal term: Subpoena; Suppoena; Supaena; Supena? Subpoena (it refers to a legal order for a witness to give or bring evidence to court and literally means in Latin 'under penalty')
  16. What note is played on a guitar at the fifth fret of the first (highest pitch) string (conventional six-string guitar with standard tuning)? A
  17. How fast is 62.14 miles per hour in kilometres per hour? 100km/hr
  18. Mydriasis normally is the widening of a what? Pupil (of the eye)
  19. Whale Belly, Tippler, Schnabel, Modalohr, Gondola and Flat are types of what vehicle? Railway or Railroad rolling stock (or freight railcars or rail wagons, or equivalent terms, such as bogies)
  20. The original primary and eponymous service of a barber was concerned with: Teeth; Beards; Blood; or Baptism? Beards (barber is Latin for beard - see eponym/eponymous definition in the business dictionary for fascinating explanation and examples of eponyms)


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