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quizballs 263 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The Italian bread ciabatta is named literally (actually) after what footwear? Slipper
- The technical term abecedarian refers to what form of organization? Alphabetical (from Latin abecedarius, alphabetical, derived from the abcd sequence)
- What poker expression is a bold empty bluff or bad hand, and generally a brazen deceit: Ace High; Trump; Four Flush; or Five-Card-Trick? Four Flush (five cards of the same suit are required for a flush, which is usually a strong hand, so four the same are valueless - a 'four-flusher' refers to someone making a bold bluff or attempt to mislead others while lacking any actual substance)
- Name the famous maker of soy sauce whose logo/name represent '10,000 tortoises'? Kikkoman
- The massively popular Chinese website Taobao.com (10th busiest globally at 2013) operates in which sector: Dating; C2C shopping; Sport; News? C2C shopping (Consumer To Consumer - see also P2P, Peer-To-Peer)
- Which one of these is not among the four main human blood groups: A, B, AB, AO, O? AO
- The verb word 'proscribe' means to: Allow; Outline; Forbid; or Praise? Forbid (or denounce/condemn)
- What mountain range makes moist winds rise and precipitate causing the monsoon of SW Asia? The Himalayas
- The word Tet in the Tet Offensive (N Vietnam/Viet Cong against S Vietnam/US forces on 30 Jan 1968) referred to the national: Capital City; Religion; Leader; or New Year? New Year (Vietnamese NY broadly equating to the Chinese NY around end Jan/early Feb)
- The lollipop brandname Chupa Chups is based on the Spanish verb to what? Suck (chupar, to suck - the fascinating supplementary question, featured in Quizballs 96 is: Who designed the Chupa Chups logo?...)
- What does the 'tele' in television, telescope, telephone, etc., mean originally in Greek? Far (or Distanced or equivalent word[s])
- A natural bee honeycomb is made of what material? Wax (more precisely Beeswax)
- In physics which two of these are the basic characteristics of a vector quantity: Immobility, Magnitude, Weight, Direction? Magnitude and Direction
- What geographical feature refers metaphorically to a turning point in history, or a division between two periods? Watershed (a watershed in geography is a land ridge [shed] causing separated drainage of water to different rivers/lakes/basins, etc)
- What is the famous weaponry invention of Israeli army officer Uziel Gal (1923-2002)? Uzi submachine gun
- Which corporation developed the Encarta encyclopedia? Microsoft
- The traditional abbreviation AB for a seaman actually means what? Able-Bodied
- The biological term 'postorbital' refers to behind the: Eye; Heart; Brain; or Kneecap? Eye (or eye-socket)
- Which traditional southern US drink is strongly associated with the Kentucky Derby? Mint Julep (usually made with bourbon or whiskey, mint, sugar and water, although interpretations vary)
- What prefix word joins with hearted, house, ship and year to produce four other words? Light
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