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quizballs 442 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- A sudden void into which roads/buildlings can disappear due to water erosion beneath is called a: Craterfall; Sinkhole; Tarmacavity; or Moneypit? Sinkhole (also called a cenote, sink, shakehole, swallet, swallow hole, doline - and other variations - which feature in geology outside of towns too)
- In November 2016 at Bray Lake, UK, Simon Berry set a world record of 240'10" (73.4m) for the highest: Water-ski jump; Pebble skim bounce; Fishing rod line cast; or Bungee biscuit-tea dunk? Bungee biscuit-tea dunk (a Chocolate Hobnob biscuit in a mug of tea - at his 15th attempt)
- The German term 'Struw-Welpeter' (Shock-Headed Peter) refers to: Surprise; Headache; ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy); or Uncombable frizzy hair? Uncombable frizzy hair (typically an inherited/genetic hair type)
- Sir Edward Landseer's famous 1851 painting 'The Monarch of the Glen' is a: Butterfly; Stag; Lion; or Bagpiper? Stag (Red deer)
- Fillet of lamb and chump chops come from a sheep's: Breast; Back leg; Neck; or Back? Back leg
- Chutzpah is a Jewish-originating word meaning: Stress; Audacity; Talent; or Jewellery? Audacity
- (What?) emerged in 2016 from (What?) with massive success, as a flagship for Amazon Prime (two answers required): Sex in the City; Cheers; Grand Tour; Big Brother; Top Gear; Fox News; MASH? Grand Tour emerged from Top Gear (in the shape of presenters Clarkson, Hammond, and May)
- From 1967 what global standard was based on the natural oscillations of an atom of Caesium: Time; Distance; Motion; or Light? Time (e.g., the measurement of a second, and thereby minute, hour etc.)
- Stableford, wedge, albatross, apron, and borrow are terms in: Commodity trading; Golf; Steam engines; or Printing? Golf
- Lapis Lazuli is a vivid (What?) (What?) (two answers required): Blue; Red; Yellow; Butterfly; Gemstone; or Sunset? Blue Gemstone
- Cuban nationalist leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016) was a: Social-Democrat; Conservative-Capitalist; Marxist-Leninist; or Buddhist-Environmentalist? Marxist-Leninist
- What sort of cells have a synapse, axon terminal, and dendrites: Lithium battery; Human nerve; Medieval dungeon; or Mobile phone communications? Human nerve
- Who dominated 300-200BC Europe, and much longer Galicia, Brittany, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland: Tatars; Celts; Romans; or Cossacks? Celts (Galicia in NW Spain and Brittany in NW France retain Celtic culture/language to varying degrees, and Ireland/Wales/Scotland more so)
- Trinidad is how far from where (two answers required): 11km; 110km; 1100km; Egypt; Venezuela; or Florida? 11km from Venezuela
- What sort of bow has a frog, heel, and screw: Archery; Log-saw; Necktie; or Violin? Violin
- Pater Noster is commonly translated to mean: Life imprisonment; Pizza dough; The Lord's Prayer; or The common cold? The Lord's Prayer (Our Father)
- The surnames Roberts, Evans, Jones, Williams, Davies and Thomas tend to indicate ancestry from: Australia; Wales; Scandinavia; or Bohemia? Wales
- A Mafia chief, a university lecturer, and Spanish gentleman is a: Dom; Don; Ron; Rod? Don (Spanish for lord/master)
- A poker hand of all cards in the same suit is called a: Flush; Straight; Full house; or Fold? Flush
- A griffin or gryphon is a mythical hybrid 'king of the beasts' respectively of (top and bottom, two answers required): Eagle; Dragon; Man; Lion; or Elephant? Eagle and Lion
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