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quizballs 232 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What internet/computing term derives from Old Norse hlekkr, related to Old German gelenk, meaning joint? Link
- What letter and colour/color denote the national motorway network roads/signs of Germany's Bundesautobahnen (BAB 'federal expressways') (two answers required)? A and Blue
- What medical Latin term, literally means 'stiffness of death'? Rigor Mortis (which interestingly lasts between one and four days, not indefinitely as many believe - the same root word rigor gives us rigor/rigour in US/UK-English meaning strictness, severity, thoroughness, etc)
- The famous Castilian military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (1043-99) is better known by what name? El Cid (fully El Cid Campeador - 'the lord-master of military arts' - commander and leader of Moorish/Christian forces, ultimately in the fiefdom of Valencia, in Moorish 'Spain' as was)
- Banana Island is the most expensive property in a special edition of monopoly based on which Nigerian city? Lagos (Nigeria's capital city until replaced by Abuja in 1991)
- In 2012 Shinzo Abe became which nation's eighth prime ministerial appointment in six years, 2006-12? Japan (Abe served first as PM in 2006-7. Seven presidents have held the role between 2006-12.)
- PSV (Polished Stone Value) is a technical measurement term used by: Jewellers; Architects; Archaeologists; or Roadbuilders? Roadbuilders (PSV rating of crushed stone aggregate [stone chips/gravel] indicates resistance to polishing by vehicle tyres/tires - polished surfaces allow more skidding - high PSV rating = high resistance to polish and longer-lasting safety of road surface - on the subject of tyres/tires see the Businessballs tree swing cartoons)
- What, having extremes of 'thick' and 'thin', is the measure of a fluid's internal friction/resistance under stress? Viscosity
- Eugenics refers to optimizing: Animal pedigree; Human population genetics; Plant disease resistance; or Anti-freeze technology? Human population genetics (technically eugenics is the bio-social advocation of improving the genetic composition of a living population, typically humans via selective breeding)
- Name the famous guitarist whose collaboration with the Gibson company produced their first and eponymous solid electric guitar in 1952? Les Paul
- What rejection is shared by LS Lowry, John Lennon; Philip Larkin, Benjamin Zephaniah, and Danny Boyle? Chivalric order; US-visa; Blood donation; or Driving licence? Chivalric order (they all refused a UK knighthood or other title of the British Empire - Lennon initially accepted and later returned his MBE)
- Visceral refers to a human response of what sort: Intellectual; Group; Violent; or Internal? Internal (a bodily 'felt' emotion or feeling or reaction, like a 'gut feeling', from Latin viscus, internal organs)
- Name Facebook's photo-app company which controversially announced it would begin commercially exploiting users' photos/content on a no-fee no-permission basis with effect from 16 Jan 2013? Instagram
- The name Benedict, as used by popes, etc., is from the Latin meaning: The Blessed; The Wise; The Old; or The Wine-loving? The Blessed
- Cosmetology refers to study/profession in what field: Space; Puzzles/Games; International Culture; or Beauty/Hair? Beauty/Hair (from French cosmetique and earlier Greek kosmein/kosmos, arrange/adornment)
- What is Mexico's largest state, and also a famously small dog breed? Chihuahua
- Optics is a branch of physics specifically concerning: Waves; Light; Radiation; or Lenses? Light
- In what two modern countries was the Roman province of Lusitania? Portugal and Spain (all Portugal except far north, and adjoining Spanish mid-western region/autonomous community of Extremadura)
- What expression referring to admitting a mistake, humility and shame, derives from an old English peasant dish made with the offal of a deer? Eat humble pie (a distortion of umble pie - umbles or numbles referred particularly to deer offal, from French, and originally Latin lumbulus = loin - see eat humble pie)
- The globally widely used Wechsler Scale assesses what in children: Genetic predisposition to disease; Bone growth; Intelligence; or Teeth formation? Intelligence (IQ specifically - intelligence is a debatable term here - see for example Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory)
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