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quizballs 479 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes


  1. A skink is a: Bird; Lizard; Insect; or All-black skunk? Lizard
  2. Phloem, rays, and cork cambrian are features of a tree's: Leaves; Fruit; Trunk; or Roots? Trunk (or the stem of certain plants)
  3. The gravitational effect of (What?) determines Earth's maritime high/low/neap tides: Sun; Moon; Mars; or Clouds? Moon
  4. Our hepatic portal vein connects which two of: Legs; Intestines; Liver; Brain; or Eyes? Intestines and Liver
  5. The Lux is the SI Unit of intensity of: Air-pressure; Sterility; Illumination; or Softness? Illumination
  6. The New Model Army was led by: Oliver Cromwell; Adolf Hitler; Naomi Campbell; or Elvis Costello? Oliver Cromwell
  7. Name the Cypriot mythological sculptor (and famous George Bernard Shaw play) who fell in love with a statue he carved? Pygamalion
  8. The global non-profit organization founded by lawyer Clive Stafford Smith that fights extreme human rights abuse and the death penalty is called: Release; Review; Relieve; or Reprieve? Reprieve
  9. Krill is/are: Fish; Crustaceans; Seaweed; or Eggs? Crustaceans
  10. What word means complex administration and systemic governance, from French 'office'? Bureaucracy (incidentally from 'baize' cover of writing desks, from earlier Greek words for red/brown)
  11. Removing the husk/pod/calyx from a fruit is called: Hulling; Skulling; Pulling; or Bulling? Hulling
  12. Floccinauccinihilipilification means 'estimating something as (What?)': Very big; Very old; Worthless; or Indescernable gender? Worthless (from a rule in the Eton Latin Grammar textbook)
  13. Bimalleolar and Triplane fractures are types of broken: Ankle; Crockery; Promise; or Heart? Ankle
  14. The disease diptheria affects the: Nose and throat; Stomach; Nervous system; or Skin? Nose and throat
  15. The traditional shouted warning that a cut tree is about to fall is: Lumber!; Under!; Timber!; or Four! Timber!
  16. Drapery, columns, straw, and flowstone are natural mineral features of: Volcanoes; Caves; Mountains; or Glaciers? Caves
  17. What is a popular suffix for a scandal or cover-up, originating in 1974 USA? Gate (after investigation of the Watergate burglary/corruption and subsequent resignation of President Nixon 1974)
  18. What famous toxic oily addictive liquid (C10H14N2) turns brown on exposure to air? Nicotine
  19. Helmut Kohl and Erich Honecker led which divided nation(s) in the 1980s: Yugoslavia; Germany; Cyprus; or Russia? Germany
  20. Where now is the ancient civilisation region of Lydia: Mediterranean Europe; Siberian Russia; Asian Turkey; or Central America? Asian Turkey
  21. Snell's Law (after 1600s Dutch astronomer/mathematician Willebrord Snellius) concerns: Light; Gas; Electricity; or Personality? Light (refraction)
  22. Battle of the Little Bighorn, known to Lakota/other Plains American Indians as the Battle of the Greasy Grass is commonly called 'Whose What'? (three word answer) Custer's Last Stand
  23. A tonearm is found on a: Sitar; Archer; Record-player; or Yacht? Record-player
  24. The Greek goddess of love (meaning 'foam risen') who grew from the castrated genitals of Uranus thrown into the sea, is: Aphrodite; Eros; Venus; or Diana? Aphrodite
  25. Match the main ingredient each for: Taramasalata; Dolmades; Houmous - Vine leaves; Chick peas; Cod roe? Taramasalata=Cod roe, Dolmades=Vine leaves (stuffed), Houmous=Chick peas


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