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quizballs 281 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- In physics, what is a substance that continually deforms/flows under applied stress, including liquids, gases and plasmas? Fluid
- What political philosophy is named after its Greek derivation 'one without rulers'? Anarchism (quizmasters may consider the term 'anarchy' a correct answer, however it is not strictly a philosophy, rather a situation)
- What was the Nintendo corporation's first main product line: TVs; Cars; Telephones; or Playing cards? Playing cards
- The 'Turing test' assesses whether a computer possesses what characteristic: Security; Reliability; Predictability; or Human? Human (i.e., its responses to human communication are indistinguishable from human responses - that is to say the computer can 'think' and communicate [albeit via digital output] like a human, which might be regarded as a form of articifial intelligence)
- What symbol appears on the German Euro Cent coins and pre-Euro pfennigs? Oak twig (or Oak leaves and acorns)
- What major group of organisms possess bodily features called operculum, caudal peduncle, and photophores? Fish
- In the mechanics of gryoscopes and maritime compasses, etc., the inner/outer rings which form a self-levelling frame is called a: Thimble; Tremble; Gimbal; or Cymbal? Gimbal (whose Latin etymology is shared by gemini, plural of geminus, twin)
- Super, Magic, Brønsted and Lewis are prefixes for chemical substance? Acid
- Which capital city is located at 64°08'N 21°56'W? Reykjavík (capital of Iceland - bonus point if you can spell it correctly - Reykjavík not Iceland..)
- The highest paved road in the world, the 1,300km Karakoram Highway, connects which two nations: USA-Russia; Russia-China; China-Pakistan; or Canada-USA? China-Pakistan
- Artichoke is a variety of: Rose; Thistle; Potato; or Pea? Thistle
- The term 'ignition' derives from which archaic 'element': Fire; Water; Air; or Earth? Fire (from Latin ignis, fire)
- What are the two remaining 'living' Baltic languages (each of ex-Soviet Union republics)? Lithuanian and Latvian (or Lettish)
- Who proposed the 'three basic activities of man': Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis (concerned respectively with the purposes of knowledge: Truth, Production, Action): Leonardo da Vinci; Sigmund Freud; Aristotle; or Adolf Hitler? Aristotle
- What is the main nationality of the Yakuza (or gokudo/boryokudan/ninkyo dantai) said to be (at early 2000s) the world's largest criminal organization? Japan
- In Greek mythology when Pandora opened her box (actually jar), all the evil spirits escaped, and only Elpis, goddess of (what?) remained? Hope
- A polygraph is more popularly called a: Lie detector; Phone call; Postcard; or Public opinion survey? Lie detector
- Medically which is deemed the most complete form of cleaning/hygiene: Disinfection; Sterilization; or Sanitization? Sterilization
- The children's story/TV character Noddy was created in 1949 by which English author? Enid Blyton
- Alluding to remembering something, what was the standard form of quick recorded business communication before email? Memo (or Memorandum - other interesting Latin terms and expressions)
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