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quizballs 277 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Which country is officially named Bharat (and many similar cultural variations), eponymously based its ancient legendary emperor? India (after Baratha, legendary emperor in Hindu and Jain theology)
- Which ubiquitous logo lost its shading, bevelling, and some colour/color brightness in 2013? Google
- Which country borders Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile? Peru
- The Pascal (Pa) is a unit of measurement of what: Frequency; Pressure; Electric Potential; or Energy? Pressure (one Pascal is defined as one Newton per square metre - a Newton basically equates to the force of Earth's gravity on a mass of 102 grams)
- The town name and placename suffix Lee, Lea, Ley, Leigh, etc., all originally refer to a: Hill; House; Clearing; or River? Clearing (of woodland or forest)
- The alphabetically first-listed internet top-level domain (used quite differently as a subdomain by educational institutions) belongs to which island? Ascension Island (top-level country domain '.ac' - is different in use and meaning to the 'ac.' subdomain used by educational institutions within their national web addresses, being an abbreviation of 'academic')
- What does the 'Waffen' mean in the World War II German 'Waffen SS': Secret; Armed; Pure; or Police? Armed (SS stands for Schutzstaffel, meaning 'Protective Corps' or similar)
- Stereo (as in stereophonic, stereogram, etc) originally meant in Greek: Loud; Solid; Two; or Ear? Solid
- The word Tsar derives for which earlier famous leadership name and title? Caesar
- What two-word term refers to a coastal tide of little movement, especially when turning from low to high? Slack water
- What must an earthly spacecraft exit for its travel to be interstellar: Stratosphere; Atmosphere; Geospace; or The Solar System? The Solar System
- Name the (founding) nationality of the 2010s women's rights group Femen, bare-breasted ambushers of Vladimir Putin and Parish Fashion Week, etc? Ukraine
- The two hugely popular triangular and barrel-shaped logos of the mid 1900s UK brewery industry were which colour/color? Red (Bass's red triangle symbol, and Watney's Red Barrel brand/logo)
- According to the popular metaphorical expression, "Revenge is a dish best served (what?)": Sweet; Cold; Bitter; or With Relish? Cold (sadly the origin is unknown, although the saying has existed at least since c.1860 in English, and earlier in French)
- Which type of creature can reputedly uniquely disguise itself as at least fifteen different species in defensive camouflage: Octopus; Lizard; Butterfly; or Stick-insect? Octopus (the mimic octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus, found in Indonesia and around the Great Barrier Reef)
- What is the square root of 529? 23
- Bushmills, Jameson, Tullamore Dew, and Writers Tears are brands of what nation's what (two-word answer required)? Irish Whiskey
- What creature appears in the coat of arms of Berlin: Lion; Eagle; Boar; or Bear? Bear
- A dosimeter measures human absorption of: Sexually Transmitted Infection; Ionizing Radiation; Lead/Lead compounds; or Alcohol? Ionizing Radiation (X-rays, alpha rays, beta rays, gamma rays, etc)
- What, respectively are the archaic middle-English (for example used by Shakespeare in the 1500s) second-person and third-person singular present forms of the verb 'do' (two answers required)? Dost and Doth (see first, second, third person, etc., in the grammar and linguistics glossary)
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