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quizballs 209 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- In what language do the words 'beminnen', 'ja', and 'zon', mean 'love', 'yes', and 'sun'? Dutch
- Sodium hypochlorite is more commonly known by what name, being one of its main purposes? Bleach
- Pinniped refers to a mammal with feet which are what? Fins (or less accurately, flippers, from Latin pinna, wing or fin, and ped, foot - such as the walrus, seal and sea lion)
- The Japanese word 'shonen' refers to what age group: Babies; Children up to 15 yrs; Twenty-somethings; or Pensioners? Children up to 15 yrs (usually male youths - girls are called shojo)
- What country's 1931 flood is considered to be the most fatal of all 1900s natural disasters? China (specifically the Yellow River Flood, Jul-Nov 1931)
- Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo is better known by what brand name? SEAT (the Spanish car company - the name means Spanish Touring Car Company)
- Papules and pustules are types of what on the human skin? Spots (or pimples or zits, or other equivalent words)
- Where was/is Bohemia: Western Czech Republic; Morrocco; India; or in a Tolkien novel? Western Czech Republic (Romany gypsies from Romania and Bulgaria were thought to enter western Europe via Bohemia, so the term Bohemian came to refer to the lifestyle/people of artistic, musical, unconventional, free-spirited nature - characteristics associated with Romany travelling people)
- What science is sometimes called 'the central science' because it connects maths and physics with other main branches of science such as astronomy, engineering, biology, etc? Chemistry
- The Berber ethnic people come from: Egypt; North Africa; Spain; or India? North Africa
- The industrial Wohlwill and Miller processes are different ways to refine what commodity to near-100% purity? Gold
- What unit of enormous distance has the symbol pc and equates to about 3.26 light-years or 19.2 trillion miles? Parsec
- From the words well and live, what French term is used in English to mean a high-living socialite? Bon vivant (or bon viveurs)
- The traditional curly twisted Chinese tea (Camellia sinensis) produced by drying in the sun is called: Uulung; Oolong; Aalang; Eeleng or Iiling? Oolong
- Spell the legal term: Subpoena; Suppoena; Supaena; Supena? Subpoena (it refers to a legal order for a witness to give or bring evidence to court and literally means in Latin 'under penalty')
- What note is played on a guitar at the fifth fret of the first (highest pitch) string (conventional six-string guitar with standard tuning)? A
- How fast is 62.14 miles per hour in kilometres per hour? 100km/hr
- Mydriasis normally is the widening of a what? Pupil (of the eye)
- Whale Belly, Tippler, Schnabel, Modalohr, Gondola and Flat are types of what vehicle? Railway or Railroad rolling stock (or freight railcars or rail wagons, or equivalent terms, such as bogies)
- The original primary and eponymous service of a barber was concerned with: Teeth; Beards; Blood; or Baptism? Beards (barber is Latin for beard - see eponym/eponymous definition in the business dictionary for fascinating explanation and examples of eponyms)
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