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quizballs 326 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes


  1. The sulphate/sulfate used as a contrast agent for gastro-intenstinal x-rays contains which metallic element? Barium (Barium sulphate, as in 'barium meal')
  2. The Hawaiian Islands are closest longitudinally to whose territory: USA; New Zealand; Russia; or Japan? USA (the Hawaiian Islands occupy the same longitude as Alaska, otherwise Russia is closest longitudinally, i.e., east-west or vice-versa)
  3. Native to Indonesia, what spice is a flower bud from a tall evergreen tree 'Syzygium aromaticum'? Clove
  4. Zebu cattle are famously distinguished by: Long hair; Long horns; A hump; or Antlers? A hump (popular in tropical countries)
  5. Shellshock, in Bash, was in 2014 described as the most dangerous (what?) since Heartbleed? Computer bug (or vulnerbility, or security fault, or words to that effect - Bash is an operating system used by many internet servers)
  6. Which country in the UK is not represented in the Union Jack flag? Wales (the diagonal red cross is the saltire of St Patrick of Ireland; the diagonal white cross is the saltire of St Andrew of Scotland; and the vertical red cross is of England's St George)
  7. On a 20cm diameter clockface, the tip of the second-hand travels approximately how many kilometres in a year: 3; 33; 330; or 3,300? 330 (20 x 3.142 [pi] x 1440 [minutes in a day] x 365 [days in a year] = 33,028,704cms = 330km)
  8. This historical region (1300s-1800s) of Bessarabia is in: Eastern Europe; Western Europe; North Africa; or South America? Eastern Europe (mainly Moldova and a little of Ukraine)
  9. What portmanteau term created in the 1960s is the science of copying or duplicating documents/graphics? Reprographics (or Reprography - from reproduce and graphics)
  10. The Harrington jacket is named after a: Scottish sheep; Australian town; English WWII bomber aircraft; or 1960s American TV soap character? 1960s American TV soap character (Rodney Harrington, in Peyton Place, who wore one)
  11. Name the multi-billionaire celebrity businessman and aspiring US president tricked in 2014 into 'retweeting' on Twitter a picture of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West as supposedly having been admirers of his? Donald Trump
  12. The 2014 'Bendgate' controversy/publicity concerned version 6 of which famous product? Apple iphone 6 (said to distort in tight clothing and being sat on)
  13. The Hajj refers to Islamic: Pilgrimage; Fasting; Marriage; or Meditation? Pilgrimage (to Mecca)
  14. Who apologized to whom for indiscreetly revealing to the world's media that the latter had 'purred' in delight when Scotland rejected independence in 2014? David Cameron apologized to Queen Elizabeth II
  15. What Swiss psychologist conceived 'extraversion' and 'introversion', and personality tendencies of intuition, sensing, feeling and thinking? Carl Jung (See Jung's theory on the personality models page)
  16. Put these countries in order of oldest to youngest population average age: Turkey; Japan; Uganda; USA? Japan; USA; Turkey; Uganda (at early 2000s only Monaco is older than Japan [c.50); Uganda and Niger are the Youngest [c.15] )
  17. In India a gharrry-wallah: Drives a horse and carriage; Bakes bread; Massages people; or Gives financial advice? Drives a horse and carriage (a gharry is a horse-drawn carriage)
  18. In what discipline was Alex Jesaulenko's 'Mark of the Century'? Australian Rules Football (revered by many as the greatest catch in the sport - a mark is a catch after the ball is kicked in at least 15m to the air)
  19. What, unrelatedly, refers to ancient Israel/Hebrew Bible Law, and to a pattern created by small pieces of ceramic/glass/stone? Mosaic (which in the Hebrew sense refers to Moses)
  20. In which discipline would you see the abbreviations: P C 1B 2B SS 3B LF CF and RF? Baseball (Defense player positions) - Bonus point if you can name them all? Pitcher, Catcher, First Baseman, Second Baseman, Short Stop, Third Baseman, Left Fielder, Center Fielder, Right Fielder


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