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quizballs 131 - free general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What term, traditionally relating to trains and slippery rails, and a children's play area, refers in computing to a secure area or function where code can be tested in safe isolation?
- Who was the first English professional cricketer to be knighted?
- What degrees temperature is the same in Centigrade/Celsius as it is in Fahrenheit?
- In what form does keratin, the substance human fingernails and hair are made from, sell for more than gold, and endanger a species?
- What conventionally are the Roman numerals for the year 2011?
- The nuclear disaster site at Chernobyl, to which tourist visits begin/began in 2011, is in which country?
- What symbol commonly used in print, and titles especially, derives from a combination of the letters E and T?
- What is a filbert nut more commonly called, from the name of the tree bearing it?
- What French term is used in English when referring to a thought or experience that a person believes he/she has already seen before?
- On a western-style Qwerty keyboard, what number shares the key with the % symbol?
- What important river in south-west France and north-west Spain gives access to Bordeaux, and links the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Biscay?
- Name the Scottish singer-songwriter (notably of Baker Street and as co-writer of Stuck in the Middle with You) who died early in 2011 age 63?
- Which US president had the nickname 'King of Camelot'?
- What is generally suggested to be the fourth spatial dimension in addition to the first three (of length, area and volume)?
- What German word refers to a 'double' of a living person, often an evil version?
- Match these music/fashion styles (UK, and probably elsewhere) to their main decades of popularity, 1950s through to 2000s: New Romantics, Goths, Punks, Emo, Teddy Boys, Mods?
- UK HM Revenue and Customs reported that how many people had filled in their tax return online on Christmas Day 2010: 8; 85; 845; or 8,450?
- Aphasia is the medical term for the inability to use or understand what, resulting from damage to the brain: Pictures; Language; Numbers; or Time?
- What supposedly militarily-derived term refers informally to not wearing underwear?
- What is iron pyrites (iron disulfide, FeS2) commonly called, because it resembles a precious metal?
- Related to the early development and measurement of steam engines what traditional unit of energy equates typically to between 735-746 watts?
- Which famous composer is on the back of the UK £20 banknote withdrawn in 2010?
- What is the correct spelling of (the US state/river) Mississippi; Missisippi; Misissippi; or Mississipi?
- Pony, seven and schooner are Australian terms for what?
- The Cass report published by London's Metropolitan Police after 31 years of public campaigning confirmed that police had killed what anti-racist protestor at Southall in 1979?
- In the conventional game of pool ('eight-ball', or 'spots and stripes') what colour are the 3 and 11 balls?
- Referring to a 1950s song what is the traditional bingo call for the number 76?
- How many zeros are represented by the metric multiple prefix 'tera'?
- On a chessboard what square (using modern letter and number reference) would the white king pawn occupy if its first move was two squares forward?
- Abraham Maslow's fundamentally meaningful theory of motivation, popularly shown as a pyramid of motivational factors in a person's life, is known widely as Maslow's what?
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