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quizballs 331 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- A chemical reaction accelerated by adding a separate recyclable substance is: Catharsis; Catechesis; Cathexis; or Catalysis? Catalysis (the added substance is a catalyst, hence the metaphorical use of 'catalyst' in referring to something which prompts or speeds a change)
- The term and tactical use of a 'nightwatchman' arises in which sport? Cricket (a lower-order batsman brought into bat at the end of a day, so as not to expose a higher-order batsman to poor light, tiredness, etc)
- Which 'BRIC' country re-elected female president Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party, 2014? Brazil (see the BRIC economies)
- The Anglicized Italian term 'cognoscenti' refers to people who are: Technically-minded; Informed/expert; Devoutly religious; or Watchmakers/jewellers? Informed/expert
- Youku Tudou is (early 2000s) China's most popular: Martial Art; Salad; Cycle route; or Video-sharing website? Video-sharing website (the phonetic similarity to Youtube is entirely coincidental - it is a merger between web corporations Youku ['excellent/cool'] and Tudou ['potato net'] apparently)
- What is the unit of measurement for a chemical element's combining power with other atoms to form compounds/molecules? Valence or Valency (which produces the numbers alongside the letter symbols in chemical formulae)
- Latin 'collum' refers to which part of the human body? Neck (hence collar)
- Which country's coins featured images of salmon, bull, red deer, woodcock and hunter, before replacement by the Euro? Ireland
- Cantaluppi near Rome is noted for introducing which orange food to Europe from Armenia? Melon (or specifically the Cantaloupe melon, hence its name)
- 'Suspiral' - a waste storage/drainage invention in the 1600s - evolved into what better known term/concept? Cesspool (or by extension, Cesspit)
- Yildiz Holding, one of the world's largest confectionery corporations and acquirer of United Biscuits in 2014, is what 'MINT' nationality? Turkish (see the MINT economies)
- Name the largest pre-Columbian/Hispanic city of South America, in Peru, and also the name of a popular song from Cuba? Chan Chan
- What whole number is the fourth root of 2,401? 7 (7x7x7x7=2,401)
- What expression means: rob, support, delay, and show? Hold up
- Concentric graduated shading, traditionally used on western stringed instrument soundboards and mid-1900s cartoons, is called: Moonglow; Sunburst; Starlight; or Black hole? Sunburst
- Which statesman used the Russian maxim 'doveryai, no proveryai' ('trust, but verify') to ease US/USSR negotiations at the end of the cold war? Ronald Reagan (the use of sympathetic language is a big aspect of Nudge Theory)
- Pāramitā, pāramī, or the Ten Perfections, are an aspirational model of which belief system? Buddhism
- What vocal musical term means literally 'in the style of the church/chapel'? A Cappella (voices only, without instruments)
- Collagen, elastin, keratin, myosin, and lectin are: Fats; Proteins; Hormones; or Cytoplasm? Proteins
- Name the 1879-founded magazine, and religion, with reputedly the highest international circulation of any monthly printed publication (two answers required)? The Watchtower published by Jehova's Winesses (2000s distribution exceeded 50million copies/mth)
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