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quizballs 233 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What event caused Twitter's servers to crash on 25 June 2009? Michael Jackson's death
- Hyperemesis gravidarum is an extreme form of what commonly named medical condition? Morning sickness (from Greek hyper, excessive, emesis, vomiting, and Latin gravidarum, loosely 'pregnant woman')
- In hairdressing what generally is the final stage of a hair perming process: Toning; Post-damping; Neutralizing; or Crimping? Neutralizing
- Thraex, murmillo, and hoplomachus are types of: Greek salads; Carnivorous dinosaurs; Snails; or Roman gladiators? Roman gladiators
- What surname appeared most in the UK Leveson Inquiry Report about media/press privacy and phone hacking? Murdoch
- The historical Zaibunnisa Street, is in what heavily commercialised and populated city, made capital at national independence in 1947, until 1958? Karachi (Pakistan)
- The word callow means: Sickly; Weak; Pale; or Immature? Immature (from Old English calu, bald, later referrring to an unfledged baby bird, hence immature, inexperienced, etc)
- In China the terms 'fragrant', 'earth lamb', and '3-6' refer to the meat of which creature? Dog (3-6 because this totals nine, which in the Cantonese language is the same-sounding word - 'gau' - for nine and dog)
- A gastrolith is a: Restaurant menu; Food critic; Dinosaur; or Stone swalled by a bird/fish to aid digestion? Stone swalled by a bird/fish to aid digestion
- What word for 'the end of the world' referred originally to a revelation? Apocalypse (from Greek apo, 'un', and kaluptein, 'to cover' - the book of Revelation in the Vulgate [4th century Latin/Roman Catholic Bible] is also known as the Apocalypse)
- Japan's legislative/governmental two-house assembly is called the National: Diet; Eat; Fit; or Food? Diet (also Kokkai - diet is a medieval Latin word for a meeting of councillors)
- Rheology is the science/study of: Substance flow; Body waste; Kidney disease; or Electrical current? Substance flow (Fluids and other substances which behave as fluids, e.g., lava, wet mud, blood, ketchup, etc)
- What two countries have the longest motorway/interstate highway networks in the world? USA and China (depending on definitions and precise records the US may have a longer network than China at 2012, although this order is likely to invert sometime soon into the 21st century)
- Spell: Viscicitude; Vicicitude; Vicissitude; or Vicisitude?, and it means a change of: Weather/Climate; Fortune/Circumstances; Purpose/Aim; or Fashion/Trend (two answers required)? Vicissitude and Fortune/Circumstances
- From Greek for gadfly/frenzy, what word refers to the recurring period of sexual receptivity in female mammals? Oestrus (from oistros)
- A440 refers to the international standard (ISO 16) for what: Musical tuning pitch; Food/drink sweetness; Safety match striking friction; or Pneumatic tyre pressure? Musical tuning pitch (A440 is the note A and the frequency 440 Hertz - equating to the A above middle C on a piano - ISO is the International Standards Organization - the standard was established by the US and adopted widely elsewhere although parts of the world including continental Europe may use other frequencies, notably 442 or 443)
- What abbreviation, loosely equating to Ltd in the UK, and LLC in the US, denotes a private corporation in Australia and South Africa? Pty (standing for Proprietary - a Pty company may have limited or unlimited liabilities, whereas Ltd and LLC corporations are limited only)
- C&W traditionally refers to what sort of music/lifeftyle/image? Country and Western
- The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was founded in 1991 as a 'successor entity' to what? The USSR (or Soviet Union - the CIS remains at 2012 a relatively loose membership organization for Russia and several ex-Soviet bloc nations - it seeks to coordinate members activities/rules, etc., in areas of trade, law, finance, security, etc)
- What modern term, alluding to a display place, refers to the consumer buying tactic of assessing products in retail stores, but then buying them online at a lower price? Showrooming (see showrooming)
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