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quizballs 259 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes


  1. The base of Pimm's No1 Cup liqueur is: Vodka; Gin; Brandy; or Rum? Gin
  2. Pales, Fesses, Canton, and Saltire are types of designs of what? Flags
  3. Carborundum and Corundum are compounds/minerals traditionally used in: Cooking; Abrasives; Fuels; or Beekeeping? Abrasives
  4. Langlauf (literally 'long-term' in German) refers to an endurance form of which sport? Skiing (cross-country skiing)
  5. Pavilion, girdle, table, and culet are aspects of a what? Gemstone (or jewel or other equivalent answer such as a diamond, or cut diamond - specifically these terms refer to parts of a 'diamond cut' or 'brilliant cut' gemstone - the table is the top; the girdle is the wide middle; the pavilion is the lower cone; the culet is the small flat base)
  6. What is the traditional trade surname for a person who made or sold (typically knitted) legwear and socks? Hosier
  7. When joining two pieces of any given metal, put these methods in order of highest to lowest temperature: Soldering - Brazing - Welding? Welding - Brazing - Soldering
  8. Quark, clabber, twaróg, and viili are international variations of a food made from: Milk; Honey; Cabbage; or Lentils? Milk (soured)
  9. The musical notation symbols for the treble and bass clefs represent respectively which two letters? G and F (technically the position of these clefs on the five lines of the musical notation stave indicates the pitch of the lines and therefore the values of the written note symbols in relation to these lines - the G [treble] clef symbol is traditionally positioned to signify the treble stave with the central curl of the G symbol on the G line [i.e., 2nd from bottom], and the F [bass] clef is positioned to signify the bass stave with the F line [2nd from top] passing between the two dots of the F clef symbol)
  10. What term for a structure in maths, science and human organization is from Latin 'breeding woman'? Matrix (ultimately from mater, mother)
  11. What creature features in the coat of arms of Iraq: Lion; Dragon; Horse; or Eagle? Eagle
  12. The beef cut called brisket comes from where on the animal: Back; Chest; Leg; or Neck? Chest
  13. What technical process term refers in food preparation to the softening of solids by soaking, and in organic waste handling to the chopping of solids in liquids to form a slurry? Maceration
  14. The verb word stymie, meaning to obstruct something, originally referred to a now obsolete rule in which sport? Golf (referring to old rules for playing a ball on the green which is obstructed by an opponent's ball, prior to the provisions of temporarily lifting, marking, and repositioning obstructing/nearby balls)
  15. What popular tourist destination was reported in 2008 to have the most high-rise buildings per capita: New York City; Hong Kong; London; or Benidorm? Benidorm (Spain)
  16. Which famous current Nestlé confectionery brandname, established 1936, was named after J M Barrie's popular London stage comedy, originally unsuccessfully launched on Broadway in 1901? Quality Street
  17. In 1908 psychologist Alfred Adler cited which leader in proposing an inferiority complex in short people, which became known as the ('What leader?) Syndrome'? Napoleon (after Bonaparte, or Napoleon I of France)
  18. What is the South African style of dried meat named originally in Dutch meaning 'rump strip'? Biltong
  19. Cadence in music and language technically and originally referred to rhythmic or tonal effect associated with a: Surprise; Beginning; End; or Silence? End (from Latin cadere, fall - see cadence)
  20. Nephrite, Ca2(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2, is one of two minerals more commonly known as what anciently treasured green gemstone, and once considered China's 'imperial gem'? Jade (the other mineral form is Jadeite)


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