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quizballs 273 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What sort of artworks are the Cloth of St Gereon, Hunt of the Unicorn, Apocalypse, Wawel, and New World? Tapestries
- The European rebec/rebeck, Arabic rebab/rebeb, and Cretan lyra, are old instruments played with: Beater; Plectrum; Bow; or Breath? Bow (ancestors of the violin)
- The '(What number-th?) Amendment' refers to US legal or informal refusal to answer a self-incriminating/awkward question? Fifth
- Spell the traditional aromatic root fizzy soft drink: Sasporilla; Sasparilla; Sarsporilla; or Sarsaparilla? Sarsaparilla (it's from Spanish zazaparilla, and zarza, 'little bramble vine')
- The hamburger is named after: Burgundy (France); Hamburg (Germany); Ham (pork); or John Hamburg (chef/inventor)? Hamburg (Germany) (originally 'Hamburg steak')
- Which numbers refer informally to a combination of impactful events, derived from a boxing metaphor? One-Two
- What sort of flooring meant in French 'small enclosed space'? Parquet
- A V-shaped tenon joint in woodworking is commonly named after which creature-part? Dovetail (or less commonly and still acceptably Swallowtail or Fantail)
- Which sea, with ports Venice and Split, is the northernmost part of the Mediterranean Sea? Adriatic Sea
- Greave, Cuisset, Tasset, Paulron, and Visor are parts of what sort of workwear suits? Armour (more precisely full plated suits of armour, worn by soldiers, notably mounted/cavalry in historic times - Greave - lower leg, Cuisset - upper leg, Tasset - hips/waist, Paulron - shopulder, and Visor - face)
- NASA's Voyager I probe, leaving our solar system 12 billion miles from Earth in September 2013, contains a voice message from which US president, in office at its launch? Jimmy Carter (launched 1977)
- Name the author of the British children's TV animated series The Herbs, and Paddington book series? Michael Bond
- The word 'idea' derives from Greek meaning the sense to: Hear; See; Smell; Touch; or Taste? See (from 'idein' - from which 'idea' is the ancient Greek word for form or pattern)
- Which country first bred Doberman Pinscher dogs? Germany (after breeder Ludwig [or Karl Friedrich Louis] Dobermann, and the cross-bred 'pinscher', a terrier-like rat-catcher, with 'pinched' ears)
- A litany originally referred to a repetitious series of communications in: School; Church; Court; or Advertising? Church (prayers, from the Greek 'litaneia' - traditionally by clergy in response to the pope)
- Related to Bonsai, what is the defining characteristic of the artforms: Penjing, Saikei, and Hòn Non Bô: Miniature; Gigantic; Wood; or Paper? Miniature (respectively Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese miniature planted landscapes - extending the Japanese art of bonsai [miniature trees] and international equivalents)
- Name the generally synthesized music genre pioneered by Brian Eno in the 1970s: World; Ambient; Prog rock; or Space rock? Ambient
- Botulism refers originally to poisoning from what foodstuff? Sausage (from German 'botulismus' sausage-poisioning, from Latin botulus, sausage)
- What grammatical term, from Greek 'form', is a single indivisible part of a word having meaning or linguistic purpose? Morpheme (see morpheme)
- What acronymic internet alternative to traditional university campus learning was substantially extended in the UK in 2013: ESWOTs; MOOCs; QUEEKs; or E-XAMs? MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses - see MOOCs in acronyms)
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