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quizballs 358 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What is Australia's national bird: Kiwi; Emu; Ostrich; or Kookaburra? Emu
- The famously rebuilt Shakespeare's theatre on London's River Thames South Bank is the: Crucible; Globe; Palladium; or Haymarket? Globe
- Plaid Cymru (roughly pronounced 'plied cumrie') is the nationalist poltitical party of which nation? Wales
- At 1900 the largest fishing port in the world was: Oslo; Hamburg; Cadiz; or Grimsby? Grimsby (England)
- What instrument was originally called the trompette-saicueboute? Trombone
- What does the 'Real' mean in the names of Real Madrid and Real Sociedad Spanish footbal clubs? Royal
- Italian Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) was a composer and virtuoso player of the: Tuba; Guitar; Violin; or Harp? Violin
- Sterlet, Ossetra, Sevruga and Beluga are main types of what? Caviar (strictly traditionally roe [eggs] from wild sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Seas - roe from other fish such as salmon is often called caviar, but technically according to international food/names authorities is not)
- Name the mountains across north-western Africa ranging c.1,600miles through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia? Atlas Mountains
- Which iconic 'hippie' fragrance, from the Pogostemon cablin plant, did Mattel use in making the 1985 'Stinkor' Masters of the Universe toy action figure? Patchouli
- Which nation boasts the world's longest running TV sports show, Hockey Night, first aired 1952? Canada
- To what does the portmanteau word Grexit refer? Greece Exit (or Greek Exit - from the Euro/Eurozone)
- The international network for banking communications is known by its acronym: SWAN; SWIFT; SWALLOW; or SPARROW? SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication - founded Brussels 1973, by 2010 SWIFT linked more than 9,000 financial institutions in over 200 countries, handling over 15million messages/day)
- Named after a Scottish village near where it was discovered in 1790, what soft metal element, symbol Sr, was used to make cathode ray TV tubes? Strontium
- According to legend, the sheltering of a Spanish ship in Dundee, late-1700s, prompted James and Janet Keiller to buy its cargo of (What?), thus founding a major new product/business? Oranges (Seville variety, which they used in making the world famous Keiller orange marmalade - prior to which maramalade was traditionally made using quinces)
- What is a quarter of a third? A twelfth (or 1/12 or 0.083333 recurring)
- Which 12-15C royal household was named after French Geoffrey d'Anjou's association with the broom shrub, medieval Latin 'planta genista'? Plantagenet (whose coat of arms also game England the three lions emblem - the Plantagenets ruled England and much of France from Henry II to Richard III, 1154-1485)
- What is the biggest country by area in Africa: Kenya; Algeria; Ethiopia; or South Africa? Algeria
- The Latin 'Tabula Rasa' (a term covering various philosophical concepts, e.g., humans minds are 'empty' at birth) translates literally to mean what? Blank Slate (or equivalent)
- The main asteroid belt in the Solar System lies directly between which two of these planets: Mercury; Jupiter; Mars; Neptune? Jupiter and Mars
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