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quizballs 148 - free general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- In a standard deck of playing cards, which is normally the only king without a moustache?
- Which author created the character Moll Flanders?
- Which chemical element, not found as a free element on Earth, has the atomic number 9 and the symbol F?
- What is the term for the lowest possible temperature, at which point the atoms of a substance transmit no thermal energy?
- Which motor company won the contract in May 2011 to provide the next generation of New York's yellow taxis?
- The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually in which European city?
- What city has c.520 miles of shoreline: New York; Chicago; San Francisco; or Portland?
- What is the (usually somewhat aspirational) meaning of Latin term Ad Astra, often used in slogans and marketing?
- In election procedures what does the abbreviation AV stand for?
- What organization, loosely translated from Arabic to mean 'the Base' or 'maxim' or 'methodology', was founded in 1988 in Peshewar, Pakistan?
- Name the vast Swiss commodities broker subject to IPO in 2011, valuing the company at between $50-60bn (and a bonus point for the meaning of IPO)?
- (According to the International Telecommunications Union) how many SMS/text messages were sent globally in 2010: 450million; 25billion; 750billion; or 6.1trillion (a 'western' trillion = a thousand billion)?
- In modern chessboard layout denotion, where the white castle/rook starts on a1, after a 'castling' move to the right, what square does the white king then occupy (and a bonus point for the square that the right-side castle/rook then occupies)?
- Name the Chinese social networking website (whose name translates to mean 'everyone') which when converting to a public company on the US stock exchange in 2011 became the first major social networking company flotation: JenJen; TenTen; RenRen; or YenYen?
- Which is the hottest planet in our solar system?
- From top-left, moving clockwise, what are the four colours/colors in the MSWindows 'flag' logo (as in Windows 7)?
- The flower-gardened residence Giverny, in Normandy, France, was home to what impressionist painter, noted for his garden pond scenes?
- What is the name of the diacritical mark above the E in the Citroen motors brand?
- Heinz Baked Beans are branded with the ironically misleading byline of "(how many) Varieties"?
- Name the long-standing much-respected British, European and Commonwealth Heavyweight Boxing Champion who died in 2011, age 76?
- What is the collective name for a flock of geese in flight, especially in V-formation?
- On a weather map, what sort of front is represented by a line edged with alternating triangular points and rounded humps, whereby typically a cold front overtakes a warm front?
- How many petals do buttercup and columbine flowers commonly have?
- What is a word or phrase rearranged or jumbled from the letters of another word or phrase: Anagram; Palindrome; Acronym; or Anachronism?
- As at 2011 what car corporation owns the Rolls Royce and Mini marques?
- The slang term vajazzling refers to what increasingly popular decorative jewelled fashion: Victoria and Albert; Virginia State; Vatican; or Vaginal?
- What large computer software corporation, whose products include Acrobat and Photoshop, is named after a 2,000-year-old word meaning 'mud-brick'?
- Which is the only letter in the English alphabet never (as at 2011) to appear in the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements?
- What is the gamekeeper's name in D H Lawrence's 1928 novel Lady Chatterley's Lover?
- According to the UK Health and Safety Executive how many UK workers suffered from illness caused or worsened by work in the 2009-10 year: 135,000; 270,000; 460,000; or 1.3million?
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