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quizballs 302 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes


  1. In which activity were hickory and persimmon replaced by graphite and titanium? Golf (respectively the shafts and heads of clubs)
  2. What is the technical genus category of lemons, oranges, limes? Citrus
  3. 'Simnel' refers to a traditional Easter (what?), originating in medieval England: Cake; Turkey; Flower garland; or Soup? Cake ('simnel' is generally thought to refer to a fine white flour)
  4. A large Tibetan leonine (lion-like) species bought in China for 12million yuan (£1.2m) in 2014 became the world's most expensive: Cat; Dog; Parrot; or Pig? Dog (Tibetan Mastiff)
  5. A codicil is a supplementary text which alters what sort of legal document? Will
  6. Introduced in 1954, a willibecher is a standard what in Germany: Beer glass; Sausage; Paving slab; or Newspaper format? Beer glass (named after Willy Steinmeier of the Ruhrglas glassworks)
  7. What word has noun/verb meanings for an island, a promontory, wine, organic soil, thinking, and a fabric used in bookbinding? Mull
  8. A fourteen year ban (for mental health reasons) on what was lifted, experimentally, by China in 2014: Tequila; Wrestling; Gaming consoles; or Eastenders (the UK TV soap)? Gaming consoles
  9. Flemington, Greyville, and Longchamp are associated with what, respectively in Australia, South Africa, and France? Horseracing (racecourses in Melbourne, Durban, and Paris)
  10. Popular in Indian subcontinental cuisine, gram flour is made from: Rice; Lentils; Chickpeas; or Termites? Chickpeas
  11. The official logos for organic product certification in the EU, Japan, Australia and Canada all feature a: Flower; Leaf; Sun; or Bee? Leaf
  12. German physician Franz Mesmer's (1734-1815) 'animal magnetism' theory is considered foundational in the development of: Yoga; Hypnosis; Body-building; or Lion-taming? Hypnosis (in some aspects earlier called Mesmerism, after Mesmer, from which the term survives today in a general sense of being entranced)
  13. Which understated northern European nation grew to become by the early 2000s the fourth richest globally due largely to prudent treatment of oil revenues? Norway
  14. What original Mrs Beeton sandwich filling did the Royal Society of Chemistry propose in 2014 as the most economically enjoyable: Bacon; Grass; Sugar; or Toast? Toast (yes, that's two slices of bread, with a slice of toast in between)
  15. A 'frontispiece' is traditionally at the beginning of a: Book; Opera; Staircase/escalator; or Pantomime horse? Book (it's an illustration facing the title page - originally Latin frons, front and specere, look - it also refers to the main facade or decorated entrance to a building)
  16. Derived from ecclesiastical Latin, the term genuflexion/genuflection refers to bending which part of the body: Elbow; Knee; Finger; or Wrist? Knee (as in bowing with one knee to the ground; from genu, knee, and flectere, bend)
  17. A cloche hat is (what?)-shaped?: Pillbox; Bell; Cone; or Banana? Bell (cloche means bell in French)
  18. 'The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street' is a nickname for: The Eiffel Tower; The Empire State Building; The Bank of England; or Sydney Opera House? The Bank of England (In Threadneedle Street, London)
  19. What popular East Asian food means 'bean curdled': Tofu; Paneer; Dim sum; or Shiitake? Tofu
  20. Match these US cities and their 'Big' nicknames: Big... Orange; Easy; Guava; Apple, Tomato; Pineapple - New Orleans, Honolulu; New York; Sacramento; Los Angeles; Tampa? Big Orange - Los Angeles; Big Easy- New Orleans; Big Guava - Tampa; Big Apple - New York; Big Tomato - Sacramento; Big Pineapple - Honolulu.


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