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quizballs 217 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What word prefix makes new words when added to: pet, meter, graph, mount and site? Para
- Name the vast French multi-national contractor-sponsor of the 2012 Paralympics criticized for its work in assessing claimants of UK state disability benefits? Atos (fully Atos SA)
- What is the common alternative abbreviated name for a Cannon plug/connector used in professional audio systems? XLR
- What prestige car marque has a trident emblem design influenced by the Fountain of Neptune, Bologna? Maserati
- Nollywood refers informally to the huge cinema industry of which nation? Nigeria
- Rumtopf is a traditional Danish/German dish comprising rum and: Fruit; Potato; Sausage; or Fish? Fruit (literally 'rum pot' - seasonal fruits are added through the year to a big rum-filled vessel, and served both as a dessert and beverage at Christmas)
- What thickening agent found in gummy confectionery etc., defined as a food and produced from animal by-products, has the E Number 441? Gelatin
- What common substance is technically defined as "...an organic natural composite material of cellulose fibers/fibres, strong in tension, embedded in a matrix of lignin which resists compression..." Wood (lignin/lignen is a organic chemical polymer compound forming the cellular structure of wood; the word is from Latin lignum, meaning wood)
- An irreversible freedom of capability or knowledge, typically liberating/changing behaviour of large groups, is described metaphorically, alluding to stories such as Aladdin, as "...the 'what' is out of the 'what'.." ? The Genie is out of the Bottle (or less commonly, but still correctly, the Genie is out of the Lamp)
- What is the modern common name of the Northernmost European people historically called Lapps? Sami (or Saami - indigenous people from the extreme north of Europe including parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia, a region referred to now as Sápmi)
- What ubiquitous instrument makes a sound technically called a 'chick' when played closed? Hi-hat (foot-pedal controlled cymbals, part of a conventional drum-kit)
- Ubiquitous means seen: Often; Rarely; Seasonally; or Historically? Often (or everywhere, commonly, etc)
- Mintonette was the original name of which sport? Volleyball ( devised 1895 by William Morgan, a YMCA physical education director)
- How many years is a megaannum? One million (with the symbol Ma)
- Karanga is a ritual welcome chant of what people? Maori (of New Zealand)
- The binary number symbols 100 equate to what conventional number? Four
- What was the first internet top-level domain: .net; .mil; .com; .arpa; or .lee? .arpa (from the pre-internet name 'arpanet', intended to be temporary but became established and remains used for internet technical infrastructure purposes)
- What word is used on Wikipedia referring to its pages which list and resolve "...conflicts in article titles that occur when a single term can be associated with more than one topic..." (as at 2012)? Disambiguation (in other words, a list/clarification of different meanings of the same word or phrase)
- Put these ages of human history in correct order, oldest first: Neolithic, Paleolithic, Mesolithic? Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic (equating to 'old', 'middle' and 'new' plus lithic, 'stone')
- Micturate is a medical term for expelling what from the human body? Urine (micturate means urinate - see take the micky)
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