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quizballs 342 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- 12 inches or a foot equates to roughly how many centimetres: 16; 23.5; 30.5; or 40? 30.5
- What drink takes its name from 'uisce/uisge', and is also called uisge beatha (water of life)? Whisky (or Whiskey - from Irish/Scottish Gaelic)
- Which 1900s time-travel movie franchise correctly predicted automatic self-tightening shoes for 2015? Back to the Future (specifically Part II, featuring the Nike Mag trainer - Nike launched a test product in 2011 and announced a bigger launch of self-powered trainers for 2015)
- What did Russian authorities list as an impairment to safe driving in 2014/15: Spectacles/contact lenses; Chewing gum, Vaping (e-cigarettes); or Transgender/Transexuality? Transgender/Transexuality
- A calorimeter measures: Gas; Light; Heat; or Fat? Heat (involved in a chemical reaction)
- What US city is originally associated with Dixieland (jazz)? New Orleans
- Sugar, cotton, corn, coffee, and other grown produce are known in commodity trading as: Organics; Softs; Hards; or Foods? Softs
- What word makes five new words when prefixing: man, post, nail, bell, and stop? Door
- What 'seasonal-mood' name was given to the western social phenomenon of mid-1967, sparked by the vast gathering of young people in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco? The Summer of Love
- 15 June 2015 is the 8th centenary of what seminal governance and human rights instrument? Magna Carta (forced upon England's King John, effectively placing law above state/monarchy)
- From Greek for wing and lizard, what name was given to a flying reptile of the Jurassic/Cretaceous periods? Pterosaur (from pteron and saurus)
- The mid-1900s western political fear of communism's potential to spread nation-to-nation is called the '(What?) Theory': Lego; Jenga; Domino; or Chinese Chequers? Domino
- The sepals or calyx of a plant initially surround and generally give way to the: Petals; Leaves; Stem; or Roots? Petals
- The term domicile refers most accurately to a person's country of: Birth; Ancestry; Current presence; or Permanent home? Permanent home
- Alnwick Castle, Northumberland UK, featured in a popular movie franchise as which institution? Hogwarts school (in Harry Potter films)
- What is the intense culinary characteristic of the piri piri: Heat; Sweet; Salt; or Sour? Heat (also called the African bird's eye chili pepper)
- Considered the UK's oldest still operating manufacturing company, established in 1570, what does the Whitechapel Foundry make? Bells (including Big Ben and the Liberty Bell - the company is fully called the Whitechapel Bell Foundry)
- What unoffically reintroduced UK species generated demands for culling in the 2010s due to damage/control problems: Reindeer; Wolf; Wild boar; or Meerkat? Wild boar
- What feature of tailored clothing has variations described as bound, plain and keyhole? Buttonhole
- What's the more common name for a megagram (Mg): Tonne; Kilogram; Stone; or Pound? Tonne (metric tonne = 1000 kilograms - mega usually refers to a million-times  bigger than the unit concerned, here a million grams - see metric prefixes)
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