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quizballs 205 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Born George Jamieson in Liverpool 1935, name the 1960s model noted for her transgender equality campaigning? April Ashley
- Storing and processing data on a remote unspecified computer server is known as '(what weather feature) computing'? Cloud
- The Syrah grape variety makes wine that is: Red; White; Sparkling; or Rosé? Red (Shiraz)
- Spell the word: Greviance; Greivance; Grievence; or Grievance? Grievance
- From the root Greek words 'against' and 'protection', what medical term refers to a serious human allergic reaction? Anaphylaxis (ana, against, and phylaxis, protection)
- What is the main cereal constituent of macaroni? Wheat (Duram wheat)
- In a Japanese restaurant an oshibori is a: Hand towel; Waiter; Waitress; or Griddle? Hand towel (typically hot and wet in winter, and cold and wet in summer)
- The medical term bariatric refers (increasingly politically correctly) to what human condition? Obesity
- In geometry, where every point of a shape is moved a constant distance and direction, this is called: Translation; Mirroring; Reflection; or Replication? Translation
- In copyright and trademark law the abbreviation IP stands for what? Intellectual Property (referring to the created work which is subject to protection)
- What 'royal' crop accounts for 70% of the agricultural revenue of the island of Jersey? Potatoes (Jersey Royal Potatoes, incidentally a food name protected under EU legislation)
- What chemical element is named from the French for charcoal? Carbon
- Name the chemical process for toughening rubber/polymer typically by adding sulphur (US, sulfur) using heat and pressure? Vulcanization (named after Vulcan the Roman god of fire, invented by Charles Goodyear, claimed 1939)
- What sport dominated (with 30 of the top 100) the 2012 Forbes list of highest earning athletes? American Football
- The brand name 'Surface' was launched by what corporation in 2012 for its new tablet computers? Microsoft
- Which country's flag comprises a round blue starry sky in a yellow rhombus, on a green background? Brazil
- What, from Latin 'to milk', is the technical name for a mixture of two or more liquids that are normally unblendable? Emulsion
- What three letters did comedy writer Armando Iannucci amusingly tweet back to Tony Blair's ex-spin-doctor Alistair Campbell following Campbell's jibe about Iannucci's acceptance of his OBE award '... your wit a bit tired and blunt already. Three little letters can have more impact than you realise..' ? WMD (referring to Campbell's controversial involvement with Blair's mistaken Weapons of Mass Destruction justification for the Iraq War - Iannuci wrote the TV comedy 'The Thick of It', a biting parody of British government in which the frightful Malcolm Tucker spin-doctor character was said to be based heavily on Campbell)
- The term geocentric places what as central? Earth (the planet Earth, in the universe and in an orbital sense)
- Andrew McDougall, whose injury decided a serious international sport championship final in 2012, was a: Goalkeeper; Golfer; Rower; or Linesman? Linesman (at Queens Tennis Club, David Nalbandian kicked an advert board in anger, injuring the linesman, resulting in his disqualification and the title going to Marin Cilic)
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