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quizballs 159 - free general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What term for behaving in a subservient (overly agreeable and unquestioningly obedient) manner, especially to a boss, derives from an ancient Chinese bowing gesture?
- A colony of Britain until 1956, with the capital city of Khartoum, the south of what African country became an independent state in July 2011?
- What famous palm-top computer brand suffered major stock-market confidence problems following large-scale product faults in 2011?
- Ursa Major and Ursa Minor are constellations known respectively more commonly as Great and Little what?
- What common name is given to medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)?
- Lord Byron being an example, in 18-19th century Italy a 'cicisbeo' was a what: Penfriend; Poet; Paid companion/lover to a married woman; or Invalid?
- What ancient name applies to the 'days' of hot summer, derived from belief that the star Sirius caused them?
- Of these sedimentary rocks, which one is not organic, being instead 'clastic': Peat; Jet; Coal, Lignite; or Shale?
- On the Beaufort Scale of wind force what wind name is given to number 8, which "...Breaks twigs off trees and impedes progress..."?
- What Japanese Emperor ruled from 1926-89?
- What two spices, a large seed and its outer covering, come from the plant myristica fragrans?
- What notable leader was born in Ranshofen, near Braunau, Austria, in 1889?
- Dendrites, nucleus, axon, and myelin sheath are cellular components of what sort in the human body: Blood; Nerve; Digestive; or Hair?
- Somalia is in the region known as the what of Africa: Basin; Sound; Horn; or Hook?
- A piece of what monument forms part of Ronald Reagan's statue in London's Grosvenor Square: Great Wall of China; Berlin Wall; Hadrian's Wall; or the Wailing Wall?
- Derived from French pantomime, what is a clown with a white face, white garments, and pointed hat?
- What beer, established in 1759, refers to St James's Gate Dublin on its label?
- What international contest awards the famous Claret Jug trophy?
- Name the Qatar capital and significant host city for WTO (World Trade Organization) talks in the early 2000s?
- What in 2010 became the much-derided all-encompassing new brand name representing the combined businesses of Orange and T-Mobile?
- Teams competing in what famous annual July event include THC, Movistar, Leopard, BMC and Quick-Step?
- Name the two 2011 UK police operations respectively investigating the interception of voicemail messages, and the payment of police officers for information, by the News of the World newspaper?
- The Picts were an ancient tribe of people occupying what country in Roman times?
- Seismic refers to what natural effect: Earthquake; Wind; Thunder; Lightning?
- Considered the largest food company globally (at 2011), Nestlé was founded and is headquartered in what country?
- What is the organic compound acid, chemical formula CH3COOH, and main component of vinegar?
- What ground-covering plant (potentially a lawn or tea flavour/flavor) is named from the Greek meaning 'on the ground apple'?
- Used with oxygen to weld and cut metal due to its high flame temperature what is the compound C2H2 commonly called?
- A biennial plant: Lives for two years; Flowers twice a year; Flowers alternate years; or Flowers every twenty years?
- What color/colour is a polar bear's skin: Pink; White; Black; or Green?
quizballs 159 - free quiz answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes