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quizballs 254 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What tool has the varieties including: round nose, chain nose, flat, and ring? Pliers
- What is the common name for the northern hemisphere tree genus Betula, having catkins, winged nuts, and bark that peels in strips? Birch
- Which female agricultural trade enabled Edward Jenner to devise his smallpox vaccine in 1796? Milkmaid (or Dairymaid - milkmaids were long known generally immune to smallpox, due to contraction of cowpox, which provided the vaccine)
- What capital city lies at the coordinates 53 20N 6 15W? Dublin
- Name the prehistoric 'humanoid species' found near Lewes UK 1912 and shown to be a hoax in 1953? Piltdown Man
- What South Honshu city in Japan, associated with international climate change agreement, was its nation's capital 794-1192? Kyoto
- The advanced 'maglev' vehicle propulsion technology takes its portmanteau name from which two key features? Magnetism and Levitation (as used by and predicted to revolutionize railways)
- What 'Age' is considered to have occurred around the world between 3600-300BC: Stone; Bronze; Iron; or Middle? Bronze
- What common chemical compound type, including many natural fats and essential oils, results from replacing the hydrogen of an acid by an alkyl or other organic group: Ester; Mineral; Solvent; or Plasma? Ester
- Kingda Ka, Takabisha, X2, Steel Dragon 2000, and Millennium Force are famous what? Roller-coasters
- The US city of Memphis, Tennessee, was named after the ancient (c.3000BC) Memphis city capital of which nation? Egypt
- What original 1960s surfer's slang expression of thrill or delight was popularized by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles children's cartoon? Cowabunga
- A drumlin is a: Musical instrument; Spoonbowl-shaped hill; Vegetable; or Drilling machine? Spoonbowl-shaped hill (from the Irish language - it is a glacial feature)
- Atoms of the same elements with the same number of protons and electrons, but different numbers of neutrons, are called what? Isotopes
- The Arab food falafal is commonly made from: Chickpeas; Lamb; Aubergine; or Cheese? Chickpeas (and/or fava beans)
- Whose book reportedly kept eleven translators in high-security for two months before global publication in 2013? Dan Brown (Inferno, 4th in the Da Vinci Code series)
- Which famous English brewer of ale, established in 1787 next to London's Tower Bridge, has a cockerel as its emblem? Courage
- What cooking metaphor refers to a low quality novel? Potboiler (see keep the pot boiling)
- Which children's TV animated character, named 'Pollux' in the original French version, is based on a 'drop-eared Skye terrier'? Dougal (from the Magic Roundabout)
- Which word, broadly synonymous with 'typeface', derives from French 'to melt'? Font (see font in the grammar and language glossary)
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