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quizballs 277 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes


  1. Which country is officially named Bharat (and many similar cultural variations), eponymously based its ancient legendary emperor? India (after Baratha, legendary emperor in Hindu and Jain theology)
  2. Which ubiquitous logo lost its shading, bevelling, and some colour/color brightness in 2013? Google
  3. Which country borders Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile? Peru
  4. The Pascal (Pa) is a unit of measurement of what: Frequency; Pressure; Electric Potential; or Energy? Pressure (one Pascal is defined as one Newton per square metre - a Newton basically equates to the force of Earth's gravity on a mass of 102 grams)
  5. The town name and placename suffix Lee, Lea, Ley, Leigh, etc., all originally refer to a: Hill; House; Clearing; or River? Clearing (of woodland or forest)
  6. The alphabetically first-listed internet top-level domain (used quite differently as a subdomain by educational institutions) belongs to which island? Ascension Island (top-level country domain '.ac' - is different in use and meaning to the 'ac.' subdomain used by educational institutions within their national web addresses, being an abbreviation of 'academic')
  7. What does the 'Waffen' mean in the World War II German 'Waffen SS': Secret; Armed; Pure; or Police? Armed (SS stands for Schutzstaffel, meaning 'Protective Corps' or similar)
  8. Stereo (as in stereophonic, stereogram, etc) originally meant in Greek: Loud; Solid; Two; or Ear? Solid
  9. The word Tsar derives for which earlier famous leadership name and title? Caesar
  10. What two-word term refers to a coastal tide of little movement, especially when turning from low to high? Slack water
  11. What must an earthly spacecraft exit for its travel to be interstellar: Stratosphere; Atmosphere; Geospace; or The Solar System? The Solar System
  12. Name the (founding) nationality of the 2010s women's rights group Femen, bare-breasted ambushers of Vladimir Putin and Parish Fashion Week, etc? Ukraine
  13. The two hugely popular triangular and barrel-shaped logos of the mid 1900s UK brewery industry were which colour/color? Red (Bass's red triangle symbol, and Watney's Red Barrel brand/logo)
  14. According to the popular metaphorical expression, "Revenge is a dish best served (what?)": Sweet; Cold; Bitter; or With Relish? Cold (sadly the origin is unknown, although the saying has existed at least since c.1860 in English, and earlier in French)
  15. Which type of creature can reputedly uniquely disguise itself as at least fifteen different species in defensive camouflage: Octopus; Lizard; Butterfly; or Stick-insect? Octopus (the mimic octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus, found in Indonesia and around the Great Barrier Reef)
  16. What is the square root of 529? 23
  17. Bushmills, Jameson, Tullamore Dew, and Writers Tears are brands of what nation's what (two-word answer required)? Irish Whiskey
  18. What creature appears in the coat of arms of Berlin: Lion; Eagle; Boar; or Bear? Bear
  19. A dosimeter measures human absorption of: Sexually Transmitted Infection; Ionizing Radiation; Lead/Lead compounds; or Alcohol? Ionizing Radiation (X-rays, alpha rays, beta rays, gamma rays, etc)
  20. What, respectively are the archaic middle-English (for example used by Shakespeare in the 1500s) second-person and third-person singular present forms of the verb 'do' (two answers required)? Dost and Doth (see first, second, third person, etc., in the grammar and linguistics glossary)


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