quizballs 256 - general knowledge quiz - questions without answers
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quizballs 256 - free general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What word prefixes the words ball, board, code, core and hearted to make five new words/terms?
- Approximately how many gallons of blood is pumped by the average 'at rest' human heart per day: 2.5; 35; 180; or 2,000?
- In which decade was Mount Everest first climbed: 1890s; 1910s; 1930s; or 1950s?
- What is the English translation of the German carmaker's name Volkswagen?
- Erich Kästner's famous 1929 children's novel set in Berlin is called 'Emil and the (What?'): Soldiers; Sailors; Tailors; or Detectives?
- According to majority scholarly opinion, what was Jesus Christ's main spoken language: Greek; Hebrew; Aramaic; or Latin?
- The aromatic compound phenol, used in detergents, plastics and an old eponymous disinfectant soap, is also known as (what?) acid?
- What Belgian city boasts the famous urinating boy fountain called 'Manneken Pis'?
- What heteronymic word has different meanings associated with court process, cricket, and boating or flying emergencies?
- Batwing, Corkscrew, Hammerhead turn, Heartline roll, Horseshoe and Immelmann are elements of what form of entertainment?
- What sugar substitute, also known as glucitol, is named after the sorb fruit of the sorbus tree?
- Name the English naturalist, and US president, each born on 12 Feb 1809 (two answers required)?
- South Africa, Vietnam, and Thailand are considered the only three nations to have produced what distinctively haired muscular type of dog?
- What are the fatty compounds/derivatives which store energy, signal, and provide structure in the cells of living things?
- The western part of the US/Mexico border runs through which desert, named after the Mexican state it adjoins?
- A neat bedsheet fold/tuck around a mattress corner is called a '(What?) corner', alluding to traditional method: Navy; Army; Hospital; or Hostel?
- From the Latin for 'godlike' what is the traditional word for the academic study of religion and its ministry?
- What pleasingly diffracting sodium potassium aluminium silicate gemstone is named after a celestial body of the Solar System?
- The 'degree' symbol ° indicates what variation of a musical chord: Diminished; Augmented; Suspended; or Major seventh?
- A chalice - as in the expression 'poisoned chalice' - is literally a: Goblet; Potion; Arrow; or Letter?
quizballs 256 - free quiz answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes