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quizballs 275 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Which country borders Finland, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia? Russia
- What is the fourth root of 625 (i.e., what number multiplied by itself four times is 625)? 5
- What analytical field is traditionally called 'the dismal science'? Economics (coined by Scottish philosopher/writer Thomas Carlyle in the 1800s)
- The devastating water-borne disease Schistosomiasis, or Snail Fever, is more commonly called what? Bilharzia (after German scientist Theodor Bilharz, who identified it and the parasitic blood-flukes which cause it - a chronic disease found where water supplies are dirty, also carried by fresh water snails, considered second only to malaria in its damage to global population/health)
- Beers called Budweiser are named after a city of which modern nation: Germany; USA; Czech Republic; or Canada? Czech Republic (Budweiser is German for something/someone from the 13th century brewery city of Ceské Budejovice in Southern Bohemia, now Czech Republic - two Czech corporations and one US corporation continue to contest the trademarks Budweiser and Budvar in different parts of the world)
- A burgh in Scotland (as in Edinburgh) originally meant a: Hill; Port; River; or Corporate entity? Corporate entity (typically a town, equating to a borough as originally defined in England and elsewhere)
- What French term refers to the standing on 'tip-toes' position in ballet? Pointe
- Informally called the 'three-fingered salute', what bizarre enduring Microsoft keypad command interrupts a pc operation and opens a task manager? Control-Alt-Delete (or abbreviated to Ctrl+Alt+Del)
- What (originally US) slang for earthly deposits worth mining is a metaphorical term for a potentially profitable/useful discovery or idea? Pay Dirt
- Name the organizational exception in this group, and the differentiating organizational feature it does not share with the others (two answers required): McDonald's, Avis Rent a Car, Hilton Hotels, Snap-on Tools, HSBC? HSBC is not a Franchise organization
- What term referring (in the northern hemisphere) to something/someone of Australia/NZ derives from Greek 'those who have their feet opposite'? Antipodean
- What was abolished in the British Empire in 1833, the French Colonies in 1848, and the USA in 1865? Slavery
- Spell the word: Acomodate; Acommodate; Accomodate; Accommodate? Accommodate
- Sassafras, a traditional aromatic ingredient of perfume and medicine, is a: Tree; Seaweed; Insect; or Pig-gland? Tree (from USA)
- Gustatory perception refers to which of the five traditional human senses? Taste (Latin gustus, taste)
- English physicist Nicholas Culpeper's famous 1653 human healthcare book was the 'Complete (What?)': Herbal; Astrology; Athlete; or Barber? Herbal
- What profession uses a sangar (probably from Persian for stone): Dentist; Soldier; Pilot; or Sculptor? Soldier (a sangar is a small protected stucture for firing/observing)
- In 2013 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjayu controversially made the news for reportedly suggesting what could not be worn freely in Iran: Jewellery; Jeans; Leather Jackets; or Jodhpurs? Jeans
- Revolutionary Che Geuvara (1928-67) was born and killed respectively in: Cuba and Mexico; Chile and USA; Paraguay and Venezuela; or Argentina and Bolivia? Argentina and Bolivia
- What US corporation originated and became a genericized trademark for the common cylindrical lock? Yale
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