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quizballs 258 - general knowledge quiz - questions without answers

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  1. A ewer is a large: Knife; Spoon; Fork; or Jug?
  2. What note is produced at the twelfth fret of the top (highest pitched) string on a conventionally tuned guitar: E; G; A or Bb?
  3. What intangible communication aid did Dr Ludwig Zamenhof create c.1880, 'to foster harmony between people of different nations'?
  4. Static electricity is fundamentally produced by: Magnetism; Humidity; Friction; or Heat?
  5. (Meaning continuing unpleasantly), spell the word: Insessant; Inscesant; Incescant; or Incessant?
  6. What plant, named Olea europaea, is an ancient widely used metaphor for peace?
  7. Which country, the world's fifth-largest, is named after its first export?
  8. The Bagua (meaning 'eight symbols') is a symbolic/diagrammatic system in which belief: Taoism; Catholicism; Hinduism; or Islam?
  9. Which country's name, existing 1929-2003, meant 'South Slavs'?
  10. The human brain's frontal lobe, chiefly processing cognitive functions relating to reward, attention, short-term memory tasks, planning, motivation, etc., is fully mature at (very) approximately what age: Five; Ten; Fifteen; or Thirty?
  11. Muscovite, used in electrical capacitors, is a processed form of what geological mineral?
  12. What French word, for 'little bed', refers to a railcar adaptable for sleeping?
  13. In Indian cuisine, the term pakora refers to what aspect of meat/vegetable cooking: Deep-fried in batter; Griddle; Clay oven; or Kebab?
  14. Which nation's 'national anthem' is known as 'Qaumi Tarana' and alternatively 'Pak Sarzamin' (sacred land)?
  15. A sarcophagus traditionally contains a: Telescope; Compass; Corpse; or Fine brandy?
  16. What popular Australian bird is named after an ancient stringed instrument?
  17. What Olympic event entails disqualification if both feet of a competitor are seen to be off the ground at the same time?
  18. In 17th century England what were Happy, Useless, Addled, Short, Long, Rump and Barebones?
  19. Where is the Barbary Coast: Mexico; Spain and Portugal; India; or North Africa?
  20. The common vocal sound produced by blocking exhaled airflow (when voicing a vowel) by suddenly closing the vocal tract is called a '(what?) stop'?

 

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