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quizballs 338 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes


  1. Geographically, Guantanamo Bay is located in: USA; Cuba; Mexico; or Canada? Cuba
  2. What kitchen-related term refers to a major music publishing/retailing street, notably Manhattan's West 28th Street and London's Denmark Street? Tin Pan Alley
  3. Which sugar confectionery adopted the slogan 'Taste the Rainbow' in 1994? Skittles
  4. The Golden Spurtle is an annual world championship, held at Scotland's Cairngorms National Park, for: Rock climbing; Salmon fishing; Monster impressions; or Porridge making? Porridge making (a spurtle is a wooden stirrer/cooking implement)
  5. What commodity value is benchmarked in the USA and elsewhere according to (among more technical terms) 'Texas Light Sweet'? Oil (or Petroleum or Crude Oil)
  6. Toot, Percy, Charlie, ching and chang all refer informally to what? Cocaine
  7. The dinosaur Archaeopteryx or (German) 'Urvogel' is considered a main ancestor of modern: Fish; Birds; Cattle; or Mice? Birds (Archeopteryx derives from Greek, 'ancient feather/wing' - Urgvogel means 'first bird')
  8. Warren Buffett coined (What?) key investment term to symbolize 'competitive immunity' of a corporation: Moat; Boat; Float; or Stoat? Moat (symbolizing the gulf between a corporation and its competitors - the bigger the moat, the more investment potential)
  9. If five baskets contain respectively 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 apples, what is the average number of apples in two baskets? Ten (7 + 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 = 25, 25 ÷ 5 = 5, 5 x 2 = 10)
  10. London's Claridge's hotel restaurant attracted pavement demonstrations in 2014 after objecting to a customer's: Weight; Height; E-cigar; or Breastfeeding a baby? Breastfeeding a baby
  11. The coffin of which famous assassin, buried in 1963 and exhumed in 1981, was sold at auction for $87,500 in 2010? Lee Harvey Oswald (US president John Kennedy's killer)
  12. What is the main currency of Bali, Java, Sulawesi, and several thousand other islands of the same nation? Rupiah (the Indonesian Rupiah, Rp)
  13. What disease causes the human immune system to attack healthy tissue, named/believed originally from the bite of a wolf? Lupus (Systemic lupus erythematosus, and SLE are also technically correct answers)
  14. Which of these is not a usual brass instrument pitch, transposed/equating to middle C: Bb; Eb; F; or D? D
  15. Whose December 2014 official photographs, wearing a guardsman-design knitted pullover, prompted huge sales interest in the product? Prince George (UK)
  16. Which UK entertainment franchise claimed its use of car registration H982 FKL in Argentina as a purely coincidental reference to the 1982 Falklands War? Top Gear
  17. Dr Dre became the highest earning musician in 2014 by selling his headphones company (What?) to Apple for c.$600m? Beats
  18. The expression 'to shirtfront' someone (confront head-on), adopted by certain politicians in 2014, originated in: Ice-Hockey; Rugby Leage; Australian Rules Football; or Ten-pin bowling? Australian Rules Football
  19. The largest ever white (What?) weighing 4.16lbs was sold at NYC Sotheby's for $61,250 in 2014? Truffle
  20. Name the controversial 'extreme' global taxi-hailing smartphone app, banned by several territories in 2014? Uber (Uber means 'excessively' or 'over' in German)


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