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quizballs 237 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- In early 2013 where was a cat favourite/favorite to replace the shoe or the wheelbarrow? Monopoly (Hasbro's board game - the player tokens were subject to fan vote to replace one of the traditional pieces)
- What model number Boeing plane is called the Dreamliner (after being renamed in 2005)? 787
- Frettabladid is (early 2000s) the leading newspaper of which island nation? Iceland (Frettabladid means 'The Newspaper')
- ENSA referred to what type of support (bonus point, name the organization?) for British armed forces during the 2nd World War? Entertainment (stage performers, notably singers and comedians - Entertainments National Service Association)
- From the Greek words for inside and look at, what is the medical instrument which enables examination via a narrow tube inserted into the body? Endoscope (endo = inside, skopein = look at)
- Name the Utah USA salt flats famous for land-speed records and a Triumph motorbike model? Bonneville
- Which two of these are not among the six flavours/flavors of the elementary quark particle: up, down, strange, queer, charm, chance, bottom, top? Queer and Chance
- Name the notable 20thC US poet and short story author who wrote the stirring epigrammatic poem 'Late Fragment'? Raymond Carver (1938-88 - see the stirring Late Fragment)
- Spell: Pestillance; Pestilence; Pestillence; or Pestilance? Pestilence
- Daniel Hooper, a famous British protestor, is better known by what nickname, earned during his (literally) underground resistance to the Newbury bypass in 1996? Muddy; Boggy; Swampy; or Dirty? Swampy
- Operation Serval refers to France's military intervention in which former colony's civil war? Mali
- What is a serval: Cat; Dog; Monkey; or Snake? Cat (a medium-sized wild cat found in most of Africa south of the Sahara)
- In 2013, 29% of what meat was found in Tesco's value beefburgers: Goat; Wild boar; Dog; or Horse? Horse
- ECHR refers to which internationally significant legal institution? European Court of Human Rights
- An adult oyster can filter (up to) what volume of water per day: Two pints; Ten pints; Ten litres; or Fifty gallons? Fifty gallons (oysters consume unhelpful pollutants such as nitrates, phosphates, and bacteria; they expel solid waste pellets which decompose into the atmosphere as nitrogen)
- White chocolate consists of sugar, milk solids, salt, and specifically what other main ingredient? Cocoa butter
- How many countries border the Sargasso Sea: None; One; Two; or Three? None (it's in the central north Atlantic Ocean)
- Name the form of carbon considered (early 2000s) the strongest material ever, which having a thickness of one atom has just two dimensions? Graphene (predicted to offer massive world-changing technology opportunities)
- Eddy, vortex and gyre refer to what specific characteristic of fluid flow: Dangerous, Random; Rotating; or Sucking? Rotating
- What word referring to an organizational disaster derives from Venetian glass-blowing? Fiasco (see fiasco word origins)
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