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quizballs 210 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What external human feature is commonly described as having three parts: cuticle, cortex and medula? Hair (medula is the core, cuticle is the outer layer, and the cortex is the middle layer)
- 'Traduce' means to do what to someone: Enhance reputation; Damage reputation; Trick/deceive; or Blackmail? Damage reputation (typically by lying or speaking badly about someone or something)
- Where during the Iron Age and Roman era was Gaul? West Central Europe; Spain and North Africa; Scandinavia; or Eastern Europe? West Central Europe (more exactly France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, northwest Italy, parts of the Netherlands and southwest Germany)
- Which politician, in his previous work, set a world record in Florence in 1981 which endured for 16 years? Lord Sebastian Coe (as Seb Coe in the 800 metres)
- A shibboleth is a: Belief or custom; Prehistoric elephant; Biblical vagrant; or Roman catapult? Belief or custom (typically distinguishing a particular class or group of people - the usage derives from the Hebrew word sibbolet, loosely and irrelevantly meaning 'ear of corn', which was said to be used as a pronunciation test to determine the validity of a person's claims of national belonging)
- The slang (now considered offensive) term Hottentot once referred to people of which region: SW Africa; Scandinavia; Germany; or Arabia? SW Africa (said to have been devised by European settlers due to the sound of the people's language - the people are more correctly called Khoikhoi - they were cattle-herding nomads)
- The capital of which US state is named after prospector (and discoverer of local gold in 1880) Joseph Juneau? Alaska
- Which Frenchman composed Clair de lune, the famous third movement of Suite bergamasque? Claude Debussy
- A narrative/statement/question used in testing/developing student capability in Zen Buddhism is a: Yoan; Doan; Koan; Shoan; or Moan? Koan
- A myringotomy is an incision in what part of the human body? Eardrum (or technically, tympanic membrane)
- Rosneftegaz and Gazprom are vast energy corporations of which nation? Russia (Gazprom is at 2012 Russia's biggest coporation)
- Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Vespolina, and Gamay are varieties of what? Grapes (specifically red/black wine grapes)
- Which of these countries was not in the region known as Prussia: Germany, Russia, Denmark, Italy, or Switzerland? Italy (Prussia, the German kingdom and latterly empire, existed broadly from the 1400s to the early-mid-1900s, encompassing Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland)
- Gatka, Mardani khel, Musti yuddha, and Silambam are: Indian martial arts; Brazilian dances; Moroccan ports; or Pacific islands? Indian martial arts
- Bead, Ball, Ribbon, Staccato and Sheet are types of what? Lightning
- What Japanese family name (and famous guitar company) means 'high ridge' or 'high peak'? Takamine
- Extragalactic refers to beyond the: Speed of light; Year one-million; Observable universe; or Milky Way? Milky Way (i.e., the universe beyond our own galaxy)
- Ptosis refers medically normally to a drooping what? Eyelid
- What single unit of measurement equates to 1.06×10-13 light-years? One Kilometre
- From Greek words for 'similar' and 'standing still' what term refers scientifically to self-balancing in chemical/biological systems, and generally to life where people/societies tend to adjust risk/consumption according to consequences, driven by avoidance of change? Homeostasis (see more and fascinating explanation and examples of homeostasis in the business dictionary)
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