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quizballs 142 - free general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Butterfly, saucer pass and waffle are terms used in which sport?
- US traitor Iva Toguri d'Aquino was better known by what name?
- What is the subtitle of Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night': Now Or Never; What You Will; As You Were; or Whatever?
- In the financial world, what does GNP stand for?
- The Hubbard Medal, whose past winners include Sir Ernest Shackleton, Charles Lindbergh, and the Apollo 11 crew, is awarded by which society?
- According to the Bible, how old was Methuselah when he fathered Lamech?
- What do the following abbreviations stand for on a British Ordnance Survey map (clues in brackets): BS (queue); Cvt (pray); SB (rail); TG (pay)?
- The World Heritage city of Kandy is on which Asian island, whose name means in Sanskrit 'venerable island', and whose previous colonial name is strongly associated with tea?
- What is Ananas Comosus, defined as as 'multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries'?
- The D H Lawrence novel The Plumed Serpent is set in which country, bordered on the south-east by Guatemala, Belize and the Caribbean Sea?
- Which publishing firm did Carmen Callil found in 1973, whose name means a domineering woman?
- The Sager House (previously The Sager Palace, and called locally Sagerska Huset) is the official residence of the Prime Minister of which European country?
- Roman Emperor Claudius was said to have been poisoned by a dish of what: Oysters; Mushrooms; Sheeps' eyes; or Bananas?
- What colour/color is Mr Bump in Hargreaves' Mr Men series of children's cartoon books?
- What was the very Greek middle name of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis?
- What Russian word meaning 'restructuring' was a political movement in the 1980s?
- Benesh Notation is the written language of which activity?
- Which toy company produced a monkey called Jocko, and put elephant-design buttons in its toys' ears as a measure against counterfeits?
- Who, as the first chairman of the British Rail Board, infamously directed the huge reduction in railway lines across the UK in the 1960s?
- What is an early sacrificial move in chess, usually of a pawn, to gain advantage, which has entered language with similar wider meaning?
- In 1901 the artists Wassily Kandinsky, Rolf Niczky, Waldemar Hecker, and Wilhelm Hüsgen founded the progressive Phalanx art group in which country?
- Gambrius, legendary King of Flanders, is the unofficial patron and mythical inventor of which drink: Wine; Cider; Beer; or Cola?
- Which strait, named after a famous Portuguese-Spanish explorer, separates Chile and Tierra del Fuego?
- 2 inches x 1.5 inches (52x37mm) are the dimensions of which paper size: A1; A6; A7; or A9?
- Cinnabar, having the symbol HgS, and being highly toxic, is the common ore of which metal?
- Which vegetable, of the species Brassica Oleracea, has the varieties Nevada and Canberra?
- Southern Distilleries Ltd, the world's most southern distillery, produces Hokonui Moonshine, named after the mountains where the illicit version of the drink first appeared, in which country?
- Founded in the 1930s, what iconic cigarette-lighter brand diversified into other products (notably cologne and clothes) for the first time over 70 years later?
- The game 'Spillikins' is commonly known by which other name?
- Question 17 of the English version of the UK 2011 National Census is blank because it's a: Design error; Welsh language question only on the Welsh census; Social experiment; Device to gain off-guard feedback?
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