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quizballs 305 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What is a quarter of three-quarters? Three sixteenths (or 0.1875 - to calculate fractions of fractions, multiply the top digits [i.e., 1 x 3 = 3] and then the bottom digits [i.e., 4 x 4 = 16] to give 3/16ths )
- Technically the avocado ('fruit' of the avocado tree) is a: Berry; Tuba; Nut; or Fungus? Berry
- From the Greek root word for a pointed pillar, what is the technical term for the division sign ( ÷ ) ? Obelus (from the ancient Greek root word equating to obelisk)
- Which occupation traditionally used 'walla' (in the US), 'rhubarb' (UK), and 'gaya' (Japan)? Actor (the words uttered randomly by a group to create the background murmur of a crowd)
- The medical vasodilatory compound and recreational drug C5H11ONO is more commonly known as: Crack cocaine; LSD; Amyl nitrite; or Speed? Amyl Nitrite
- SS Ancon was the first ship to navigate what single-vowelled passage on 15 August 1914? Panama Canal
- Crepuscular creatures are mainly active in: Sunlight; Moonlight; Twilight; or Darkness? Twilight (dawn or dusk - from Latin crepusculum, twilight)
- A low-cost 'ratoon' crop (for example of sugar-cane or rice) grows from/on: Windblown seeds; Stubble after cropping; Flooded land; or Astroturf? Stubble after cropping ('ratoon' is from old Spanish retono, sprout)
- The two traditional symbols used to indicate treble and bass clefs in musical notation are respectively based on: G and F; P and L; T and B; S and E? G and F
- What high quality gravity/capillary-fed implement was traditionally ruby-tipped gold, and is nowadays usually iridium-tipped stainless-steel? Fountain pen
- The first almanacs, made in Babylon/Iraq c.750BC, originally listed: Important people; Recipes; Prayers; or Planetary movements? Planetary movements
- What common mineral's name (technically silica or SiO2) derives from old Polish-German 'kwardy', meaning 'hard'? Quartz
- AgustaWestland, Bell, Oboronprom and Sikorsky are notable makers of: Solar panels; Helicopters; Telecomms systems; or Nuclear reactors? Helicopters
- The particle physics unit of reactionary particle decay is: Strangeness; Weirdness; Oddness; or Bafflement? Strangeness
- What product 'brand' from the Gamay is traditionally released the third Thursday of November each year? Beaujolais Nouveau (French wine from the gamay grape and Beaujolais region)
- The German Bauhaus institution famously combined building design with: Gardens; Artworks; Energy systems; or Water? Artworks
- Analepsis is more commonly known as a what in a play/story/film: Credits; Flashback; Sex scene; or Intermission? Flashback
- What invention of the Greenland Inuit is also derogatory slang for an outdoor hobbyist who observes or collects things? Anorak (anoraq in Greenland Kalaallisut language)
- Baroque (a dramatic heavily detailed style of art form) began in: 500BC Athens; 1200s Paris; 1600s Rome; or 1800s Rio de Janeiro? 1600s Rome
- A thin middle section of a wooden chair-back, particularly old and carved, is called a: Spit; Splint; Sprout; or Splat? Splat (an old-English, meaning 'split up')
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