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quizballs 218 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Particularly related to a controversial foodstuff, the bodily intervention device/process called 'gavage' refers to what? Force-feeding (or tube-feeding, notably of ducks/geese in producing the paté fois gras, literally 'fat liver' - gavage is also a a tube used in administering food/drugs in human medication)
- The word ephemeral means: Imaginative; Short-lived; Detached; or Ecstatic? Short-lived (i.e., having a short life-cycle or existence, from Greek ephemeros, 'lasting only one day')
- What nation has 27 states, most of which exceed the area of an entire moderately-sized country, and include Acre, Minas Gerais, Sergipe, and Amazonas? Brazil
- The biblical lesson of wise decision-making, entailing halving (that's halving, not having) a baby, is known as the 'Judgement/Judgment of (Who?)' ? Solomon (King Solomon suggested to two women claiming motherhood of a baby that he cut the baby in half, causing the real mother to offer the baby to the other woman, while the false mother agreed to the halving - he didn't actually halve the baby - he gave it to the real mum)
- The amplified sound system for a concert venue audience, abbreviated to FOH, stands for what? Front Of House
- Vuelta is a cycle race of which nation? Spain (notably Vuelta a España = Tour of Spain - equating to Tour de France)
- From Dutch meaning 'foolish gull', the Australian word mollymawk refers to what sort of bird? Albatross
- The terms ZiL and Chaika, referring to traffic lanes reserved for politicians and important people, derive from: Russian limousines; Japanese motorbike-police; German road-markings; or Chinese traffic cones? Russian limousines (ZiL is from Zavod imeni Likhachovalanes = Factory named after Likhachov, which produces armoured cars favoured by Russian politicians and moguls; Chaika is a lighter and less expensive make enjoyed by the Russian well-off and privileged)
- According to Latin grammatical rules what is the singular of candelabra? Candelabrum
- Dom Mintoff was prime minister of which country from 1955-8 and 71-84? Malta
- What 20th century musical entertainment machine derived its name from the West African word Gullah, meaning disorderly, or 'zigzag'? Jukebox
- What originally American familial (that's familial, not familiar) term refers to a small shop or business run by a married couple? Mom-and-Pop (see Mom-and-Pop Shop in the business dictionary - it's a fascinating subject)
- Aside from the Netherlands and Belgium what is the only country in which Dutch is an official language? Suriname (Republic of Suriname, a small north-eastern coastal country of South America, was ruled by the Dutch 1667-1954, after which cooperative independence was enabled, as Suriname, in 1975)
- The major UK, US and Canada organizations abbreviated to NFU represent which industry? Farming (and/or in the US and Canada, ranching - NFU stands for National Farmers Union)
- World renowned Danish chef René Redzepi served which of these two dishes at his re-created Noma restaurant at London's Claridges in 2012: Lamb on Hay with Live Ants; Salmon on Grass with Live Snails; Chicken on Sand with Live Tadpoles; or Cheese on Sawdust with Live Locusts? Lamb on Hay with Live Ants (an irresistible bargain at just £195/head)
- Spell the word: Innappropriate; Inapropriate; Innapropriate; Inappropriate? Inappropriate
- What nation borders with the south of Syria and the west of Iraq? Jordan
- What Mexican Spanish dish means literally 'little strips'? Fajitas (strips of spiced meat in tortilla with vegetable and cheese and sour cream)
- Where in the world did 700million people suffer a serious electrical power cut on 31 July 2012: India; China; South America; or Africa? India
- The shortest Greenland-to-Iceland sea-crossing is about how many miles: 180; 800; 1,800; or 8,000? 180 (or 290km)
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