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quizballs 251 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Ashtanga Vinyasa, Bikram, and Hatha Vidya are styles of what? Yoga
- The American 1893 Nix v Hedden court case determined (and still), for US customs taxation purposes, based on conventional usage, what to be a vegetable and not a fruit? Tomato (although botanically tomato is a fruit)
- In music theory what is the relative minor chord of C major? A minor
- Traditionally made of paper over a wooden frame what is a Japanese 'shoji'? Sliding door
- What financial term, especially referring to state/government revenues, derives from Roman/Latin meaning a rush basket or purse? Fiscal (from the Latin 'fisc')
- What ominously named plant family includes potatoes, chili peppers and tobacco, and its particularly toxic eponym? Nightshade (including deadly nightshade, or Atropa Belladonna)
- What pop-culture slang expression of impressiveness derives from the military term 'Standard Regimental Concentration' for a focused heavy bombardment? Stonking (from military slang Stonk - bombardment)
- What popular computing term, originally prefixed 'magic-' and referring to a data packet sent and received unchanged by a computer program, lost its prefix when introduced to web terminology in 1994? Cookie
- What word prefixes business, room, case, and down to produce four other words? Show
- What was salvaged from HMS Lutine after it sank in 1799 and is still used on the main underwriting floor at Lloyd's of London? Compass; Captain's desk; Bell; or Globe? Bell (the Lutine Bell was rung once when a ship was confirmed lost, or twice when a possibly lost ship arrived safe or was found - it is now rung only for ceremonial purposes)
- The ancient Roman silver coin called fully/originally 'denarius nummus' meant and equated to a 'Coin containing [worth] ten (what?)': Asses; Camels; Slaves; or Loaves? Asses
- The French-English word billet-doux refers to a: Price tag; Parking ticket/fine; Return fare; or Love letter? Love letter ('sweet note')
- The standard international maritime/aeronautical term 'SOB' for the number of people aboard a ship a plane means what in full? Souls On Board (see SOB meanings and origins)
- In media 'small ads' what do the similar abbreviations ONO and OBO mean? Or Nearest Offer and Or Best Offer
- What interesting old English word refers typically to a person's pale complexion but in origin and other contexts may also mean dark? Wan (while orginally 'wann' meant dark or black, essentially the word refers to something/someone appearing gloomy or lacking lustre/energy, which is how wan confusingly can mean dark or pale, so when referring to the human complexion it's safest to consider the meaning of lacking energy or looking exhausted)
- What is the more common name for synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF)? Hiccups (or Hiccoughs - also known as myoclonic jerk of the diaphragm, or singultus, Latin for catching breath while sobbing)
- France has had eighteen King (who?): Louis
- What time-related term was given to the American Patriot 'rapid response' militia forces assembled before and active during the American Revolutionary War of 1775-83? Minutemen (initially developed due to shortage of forces, the Minutemen became the elite soldiers, representing a quarter of the total army)
- What is a temporary doctor or dentist or other professional stand-in, from Latin 'place holding'? Locum Tenens (bonus point for the full two-word term - Locum is the short form, which technically just means 'place')
- What virtual digital currency, divided into 100 million units called satoshis, was created by the pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto? Bitcoin (see Bitcoin)
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