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quizballs 276 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What two-verb expression refers to a formal notification to stop an activity, prior to legal action: Stay and Suspend; Defer and Delay; Cease and Desist; or Waive and Adjourn? Cease and Desist
- Largely abusing Catholic/Vatican connections, the 'Ratlines' of World War II enabled escape from Europe and resettlement for whom? Nazis (and Fascists, especially those fleeing war-crimes retribution - the Ratlines were the main routes to resettlement in South America)
- Imperative, perfect, pluperfect, perfect, and infinitive are types of: Sentences; Adjectives; Verbs; or Prepositions? Verbs
- Hewer is an old occupational name for which trade? Miner (Hew is an old English word meaning to chop/cut stone or wood)
- What popular spirit drink brand includes a bat in its logo? Bacardi (apparently because fruit bats occupied the distillery where production was relocated in 1862)
- Viewed from the front, the stripes (W=White, B=Black) of a European badger's head are, left to right: BWB; WBW; BWBWB; or WBWBW? WBWBW
- The 'Tube' in the website name YouTube also refers informally to what traditional display technology, abbreviated to CRT? Cathode Ray Tube (the principle display component of a television or monitor - a sealed vaccum glass unit comprising screen and electron emission gun[s])
- The development of what sort of pumping engine in 1785 gave rise to the description 'draught/draft' for its pumped product? Beer (a hand-pump mechanism used to serve draft/draught beer is called a beer engine - nowadays other than for 'real ales' pumps are driven by gas pressure or electric motor)
- The eponymous stairway to heaven dreamed by Joseph's father in Bible's book of Genesis is famously known as what? Jacob's Ladder
- The German company Recaro famously produces what high-performance product? Seats (for cars, other vehicles, and football stadium squad benches..)
- What business model name derives from Old French 'free' and a late-Middle Ages English grant of legal immunity? Franchise/Franchising (from 'franc', Old French for free - adopted into English corporate law as a grant of legal immunity, which in turn evolved to be franchising - see franchising in the business dictionary)
- What is a PC's Alt key traditionally called on a MacIntosh computer? Option
- What profession is shared by Joseph Stiglitz, Milton Friedman, Ken Galbraith, and Janet Yellen? Economist
- What became known in the 1800s as 'the gay science': Biology; Cookery; Poetry; or Astrology? Poetry (extending to songs, the term was popularized by the 1882 book of that name - Die fröhliche Wissenschaft - by Friedrich Nietzsche, after earlier use by Ralph Waldo Emmerson, among others)
- The Decembrists unsuccessfully attempted a revolt against the monarch of which country in 1825? Russia (against Tsar Nicholas I)
- Which global confectioner started its business in 1920 making 'gummibärchen'? Haribo (gummibärchen means 'little gummy bear')
- The popular UK 2010s acronymic 'Towie' fashion/lifestyle derives from what? The Only Way Is Essex (TV reality show)
- A satisfying, balanced and nutritious meal is said to be what shape? Square (thought derived from nautical tradition when such meals were served to crew on square platters)
- What is the correct representation of the burger chain brand: MacDonald's; McDonalds; MacDonalds'; or McDonald's? McDonald's
- Monandry refers to having at any one time only one: Option; Job; Home; or Husband? Husband
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