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quizballs 301 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The highest recorded bird strike by an aircraft is a: Swallow; Vulture; Crane; or Tit? Vulture (Rüppell's Griffon Vulture of central Africa - a 1973 birdstrike at 37,000 feet)
- The old English words 'erst' and 'erstwhile' mean: Past; Present; Supposed; or Certain? Past (in the sense of long ago and formerly)
- What name for a crude greedy humanoid species in Jonathan Swift's 1726 Gulliver's Travels came to refer to a rude and violent person, and is also a big modern technology corporation? Yahoo
- The term pannier (e.g., motorbike side-box) derives from what sort of basket: Picnic; Bread; Waste; or Ball? Bread (Latin panis means bread)
- Hawaiian, Strombolian, Peléan, Phreatomagmatic and Submarine are types of: Massages; Volcanic eruptions; Salads; or Gymnastic floor moves? Volcanic eruptions
- According to which religion did the prophets Nephi and Lehi lead people from Jerusalem across the sea to the Americas around 600BC? Mormonism (or Latter Day Sainthood)
- Which US office equipment corporation renamed itself (1961) after its branded photocopying technology, from Greek meaning 'dry'? Xerox (the dry copying process, named Xerography - most other copying methods were liquid-based - Greek 'xeros' means dry)
- The medical term 'thrombo' refers to a: Leg; Heart; Blood clot; or Valve? Blood clot
- What word prefixes the following to make five different words: habit, jury, sect, stance, tense? In
- A normal human eye can distinguish approximately how many different colours/colors: 10,000; 100,000, 1 million, or 10 million? 10 million
- Nociceptive, Neuropathic, Phantom, Psychogenic, and Incident are types of what? Pain
- Pandalus borealis is more commonly called (and officially named by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization): Northern prawn; Giant panda; Edible snail; or Bombay duck? Northern prawn (the commonly available pink prawn/shrimp)
- In psychology the (positive) 'Pygmalion effect' and opposite (negative) 'Golem effect' influence people by: Criticism; Money; Expectation; or Food? Expectation (as in a 'self-fulfilling prophecy', whereby expressing belief to a person that he/she will succeed or fail in achieving or becoming something tends to produce the result that is expressed)
- The Sola plant (Aeschynomene aspera) from India/S Asia is used to make what famous headwear? Pith helmet (or equivalent term, e.g., safari helmet, sun helmet, topee, sola topee, salacot, sola topi, etc)
- The informal German military term 'sitzkrieg' refers to what feature of war: Aerial bombardment; Pause; Siege; or Retreat? Pause (from sitzen, sit, and krieg, war)
- What internet vulnerability 'bug' was announced (in April 2014) to have existed in 17% of the world's web servers since end-2011: Heartbleed; Braindrain; Mindleak; or Plughole? Heartbleed
- 360 Varial, Ollie, Nollie, and Frontside Air are terms in: Bartending; Aviation; Skateboarding; or Radio broadcasting? Skateboarding (among hundreds of different skateboard tricks/moves)
- What common Hindu/Indian surname derives from 'a piece of land' and referred to a landowner/tenant farmer? Patel (or Patil)
- What are generally regarded to be the four precious stones? Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond
- The society-persuasion theory adopted by US and UK governments based on the 2008 Thaler & Sunstein book of the same name is called: Shift; Nudge; Wink; or Elbow? Nudge (see the amazing Nudge theory - anyone can use it..)
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