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quizballs 172 - free general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What was the population of the world at 31 Oct 2011 according to the United Nations: 4 billion; 5bn; 7bn; or 9bn?
- Traditional UK government terminology for the persuasion of ministers to vote according to party policy is called: Prod; Poke; Push; Whip; or Lash?
- The word desultory means: Rude and obscene; Humble and modest; Disconnected and unmethodical; or Cooling and sobering?
- What French term, meaning 'high dressmaking', refers internationally to expensive designer clothing, typically of leading fashion houses?
- What national population is projected (as at 2011) to overtake China in 2020 as the largest in the world?
- Cristina Kirchner was re-elected president of which country in October 2011?
- Horology is the study of the measurement of what?
- What is the Christian service or ceremony, named from Greek meaning grateful, commemorating the Last Supper?
- What grammatical sign takes its name from the Greek words 'under' and 'one'?
- What military leader's name is an arm-lock applied from from behind, typically used in wrestling?
- Kaun Banega Crorepati is loose Hindi translation and an Indian version of what popular TV gameshow?
- What country features centrally and ironically in a map of Europe on the reverse face of Euro coins?
- Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet are all notable what: Watchmakers; Racing Drivers; Footballers; or Sculptors?
- Lumia is a product brand of which phone company?
- What incendiary gel weapon takes its name from its napthenic and palmitic acid constituents?
- What iconic Moscow theatre reopened in 2011 after major refurbishment and earlier decades of neglect?
- From Greek for gadfly, what is the sex hormonal substance which maintains/develops human female body characteristics?
- What is the darkly common name for the plague which killed 30-50% of Europe between 1347-52?
- The stern of a ship is its: Front-end; Back-end; Underside; or Deck?
- From an old saying, a popular modern term for an advance booking discount is an 'Early (what)'? (bonus point, what is the full expression?)
- How many grooves are on one side of a standard 33RPM vinyl LP record?
- What sea lies directly south of the Irish Sea, bounded by England, Wales, Ireland and Brittany?
- Spell: Ambivolent; Ambivolant; Ambivelant; or Ambivalent?
- The 30 October 2011 F1 Grand Prix is which nation's first hosting of the event?
- Name the Israeli corporal released in October 2011 by Palestinian Hamas militants, held hostage since June 2006?
- Name the English 1960s playwright (of Loot and Entertaining Mister Sloane), imprisoned with (and later murdered by) boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell for defacing library books in 1962?
- Yulia Tymoshenko, controversially jailed for seven years in 2011 for exceeding her authority in signing a Russian gas deal, was prime minister of which country?
- Actress Marzieh Vafamehr was sentenced to 90 lashes and a year in prison after appearing in an Australian film critical of what country, her homeland?
- The UK's most senior civil servant has traditionally held what post: Cabinet Secretary; Speaker; Black Rod; or King/Queen?
- The Saltire is which country's flag?
quizballs 172 - free quiz answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes