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quizballs 213 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The Abraj Al-Bait Towers complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at 2012 the 2nd tallest building globally, also boasts what world-beating feature: Clocktower/face; Belltower/bell; Swimming pool; or Carpark? Clocktower/clockface (tallest clocktower and largest clockface)
- A period of Northern Hemisphere climatic extremes occurring between 1350 and 1850 is loosely referred to as 'The Little (what)'? Ice Age
- With the symbol F, what is the unit of electrical capacitance? Farad (named after English physicist Michael Faraday)
- Colostrum, informally called beestings/bisnings, is a form of: Legal process; Milk; Offal; or Public disorder? Milk (produced by female humans and other mammals in late pregnancy - it contains antibodies to protect newborns against disease, also lower in fat and higher in protein than ordinary milk)
- Originally a physician to the gods, conceived by Greek poet Homer, what ancient word is a song of praise or triumph? Paean (from at least 2,700 years ago, Homer's word was Paian, which later came to refer in Greek to a hymn of thanksgiving to Apollo)
- The metric prefix femto is shown as ten to the power of minus what? 15 (in decimals: 0.000 000 000 000 001 - called in UK/US/Arab world a quadrillionth, or in Europe excluding the UK, a billiardth - see metric prefixes - femto is from Danish/Norwegian femten, meaning fifteen)
- Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab are the four provinces of which nation? Pakistan
- A missive is an official: Teaching/lesson; Punishment/fine; Letter/document; or Task/objective? Letter/document (especially a long one)
- The Sardinian sheep-milk cheese Casu Marzu is noted for what added element in its fermentation and presentation? Maggots (specifically the live insect larvae of the cheese fly - considered a delicacy, many consumers prefer to eat the cheese with the live maggots - eating dead maggots is thought unsafe)
- The local word 'Lei' refers to a garland of flowers or shells, etc., orginating in and associated iconically with which island? Hawaii
- Spike, Dig, Set, and Block are found in which competitive sport? Volleyball
- Nuuk, population about 15,000, is the capital city of which country? Greenland
- From the Greek words loosely meaning 'same' and 'idea' what term refers to an expression which contains unnecessary duplication? Tautology (for example 'a moment in time' or 'repeat it for a second time' [in referring to a single repeat] or 'a free giveaway' - N.B. the word tautology may refer to more complex concepts in science and technical subjects)
- Spell the medical condition: Eczema; Eczmha; Ecxma; Ezcema? Eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed - from Greek words 'ek', out, and 'zein', boil)
- As at 2012 how many chemical elements are known/listed officially: 58; 78; 108; or 118? 118
- Yellow Fever is generally carried/transmitted by: Coughs/sneezes; Infected water; Mosquito bites; or Rats? Mosquito bite
- Canada's busy Montreal metro trains run on wheels of: Steel; Carbon-fibre; Polypropylene; or Rubber? Rubber
- The acronym POTUS refers to what position? President Of The United States (see also FLOFTUS)
- What single vowel letter symbol generally refers in science to 'any element'? E
- The diagram format for showing guitar fretboard fingering positions is commonly known as a: Finger grid; Fret table; Chord window; or Strum chart? Chord window
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