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quizballs 216 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What four countries have the largest populations in the world? China, India, USA, Indonesia (in that order, at 2012, although India is projected to overtake China sometime before 2030)
- What nation has the country code internet top-level domain (TLD) .se? Sweden
- The title/position of Swami represents a religious teacher in: Buddhism; Hinduism; Islam; or Catholicism? Hinduism
- In computer science the abbreviation hex refers to a number base of: Six; Ten; Sixteen; Sixty? Sixteen (hex stands for hexadecimal - typically using 0-9 for zero to nine, and A, B, C, D, E, F for ten to fifteen)
- What name is given to the age of human agricultural and technology revolution, from Greek 'new' and 'stone'? Neolithic (occurring around the world roughly between 10,000 and 5,000 BC)
- The Rochdale Principles guide the operation of what sort of organization? Cooperative (created by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in Rochdale, England, in 1844)
- What word forms new words when added as a prefix to the words Able, End, Hole, Ion, and Ray? Port
- With the symbol Wb what is the unit of magnetic flux? Weber
- What sort of creature is a killdeer: Dog; Cat; Bat; or Bird? Bird (American plover, so named because of its call)
- Name the vast French multinational corporation which owns the drinks brands Jacobs Creek, Beefeater, Absolut and Mumm (at 2012)? Pernod Ricard
- The controversially named nation Myanmar is also called controversially what? Burma (officially Republic of the Union of Myanmar)
- International dialling codes beginning with the number 2 are chiefly for which continent? Africa
- In Baptist religion, baptism is generally: Immersion for believers; Sprinkling on babies; Affusion at any age; or Ironically not required at all? Immersion for believers (hence older children and adults, not infants, - affusion means water poured on the head)
- What member of the Murdoch media family said in 2012, "Profit without purpose is a recipe for disaster"? Elisabeth (daughter of Rupert Murdoch, at the 2012 MacTaggart Lecture, Edinburgh International Television Festival - for interest see the ethical business 4P model)
- The traditional 'badge of honour/honor' title for a fully qualified surgeon/medical consultant is: Professor; Doctor; Mr (Mrs/Ms/etc); or Right honorable? Mr (or Mrs/Ms, etc)
- What is a hole-punch waste dot, and also an African country? Chad
- Labanotation is a system for coding/recording/analyzing what movement: Dressage; Human; Road traffic; or Bees? Human (notably in dance, after Hungarian dancer/theorist Rudolf Laban, who devised it in the 1920s)
- Which country gave diplomatic asylum/refuge to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in 2012? Ecuador
- A 3-seater tandem bicycle is called a: Tridem; Ridem; Random; or Tandem? Tandem (the word tandem refers to the front-rear linear seating arrangement, not to the number of seats - any number of seats on a bike arranged front-to-rear is called a tandem)
- Kinesics is more commonly known as what form of communication? Body language (see body language)
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