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quizballs 53 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What connects Elizabeth Fry, Sir John Houblon, Adam Smith, George Stephenson, and Sir Edward Elgar? Appeared on Bank of England banknotes
- The radioactive isotope Americium 241 (symbol: 241Am) is a common component in what household item? Smoke detector (or smoke alarm)
- Which murderer lived at 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Kentish Town, North London? Dr Crippen (Hawley Harvey Crippen, executed in 1910 - the case was notable for the use of radio in catching the fleeing suspect, and pathology in convicting him)
- What is the prehistoric fish considered extinct until found living off the African coast in the 20th century? Coelocanth
- What is a fife: a type of kilt, a flute-like instrument, a helmet, or a lunchbox? A flute-like instrument
- What did Manchester United footballer Carlos Tevez put in his mouth in celebrating a goal at Christmas 2007? A baby's dummy (a message to his family in Buenos Aires)
- What water birds and their cries are associated with madness? Loons
- Gorgonzola cheese is from which country? Italy
- The wood sorrel plant is more commonly known as what? Shamrock
- Put these Earth time periods and rock systems in order, oldest first: Triassic, Jurassic, Cambrian, Devonian. Cambrian, Devonian , Triassic, Jurassic.
- What was Pamela Anderson's character in the TV series Baywatch? C J Parker
- The gerbil is native to which two continents? Africa and Asia
- What sea bird has the Latin name Corvus Marinus? Cormorant (it means 'sea crow')
- What fruity four-letter acronym is used to identify the traditional main foreign (non-English) languages of the European market? FIGS (French, Italian, German, Spanish)
- The eaves of a roof are what: its projecting edge, its guttering, its ridge tiles, or its water-resistance rating? The projecting edge
- In what continent is Patagonia? South America (Southern tip, in Chile and Argentina)
- What company started as 'Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web'? Yahoo
- What size engine was Barry Sheene's Suzuki on which he won the 1976 and 1977 World Motorbike Championships? 500cc
- What item of apparel is a homburg? A hat (typically a man's felt hat)
- Where on a horse are its withers: front legs, rear legs, belly or back? Back (between shoulders)
- On UK roads the triangular warning sign for ice shows what symbol? Snowflake
- A howdah is used in transporting people by what animal: dog, elephant, reindeer or dolphin? Elephant (it's a chair on an elephant's back)
- Meniscus refers to what quality of the surface of a liquid: close to freezing, curved, smelly, or oily? Curved
- What literary character's horse was Rosinante (also spelled Rocinante and Rozinante)? Don Quixote
- What business name was said to be an acronym based on the claim that the founder 'entertains our nation'? Odeon (founded by Oscar Deutsch - Odeon is probably based simply on the Greek word odeum - a building for song performances, from the same Greek root oide, as is derived the word ode - a lyrical poem)
- What is the word for maze taken from Greek legend? Labyrinth
- What is the height of bullseye to the floor of a standard dart board in feet and inches? 5' 8" - five feet eight inches (apparently based on eye level for a six foot tall person)
- What does PVC (the plastic) stand for? Polyvinyl chloride
- What is a word puzzle comprising a picture or symbol plus individual letter or letters - and also the name of a UK TV detective? Rebus
- What word in English is the definite article? The
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