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quizballs 278 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Stannic and stannous refer to variations of which metallic element? Tin (Latin stannum, tin, hence Tin's symbol Sn)
- The Coca-Cola corporation launched its Sprite drink in 1961 to compete with which similarly famous earlier product? 7 Up
- What 1500s tradename for a harnesses maker, later a slaughterer of old horses, and dialectal term for castanets, became slang for testes and verb terms for various states of uselessness? Knacker (the castenets meaning is said [OED] to allude to the onomatopoeic term 'knack', meaning a sharp cracking noise, as in Dutch knak, crack or snap)
- The medical term sclerosis refers to the abnormal (what?) of body tissue: Multiplying; Softening; Hardening; or Wasting? Hardening (Latin from Greek skleroun, harden)
- The legume plant Glycyrrhiza glabra is commonly called what (also a confectionery derived from its boiled root)? Licorice (or Liquorice)
- Hank is a unit of measurement of: Yarn/twine; Livestock; Diver's compression; or Musical echo? Yarn/twine
- The softest known mineral, magnesium silicate, is commonly called what in its loose form? Talcum powder (or Talc)
- From ancient Greek 'all gods' what word refers to (a temple for) the collective dieties of a religion, and metaphorically to the leaders of a field? Pantheon
- What word prefixes the following to produce five different words: Pet, Diddle, Site, Graph, Meter? Para
- Originating in India, paneer (or panir/chhena/chhana) is a type of: Cake; Wine; Omelette; or Cheese? Cheese
- The hawse is a hole in the side of a ship for the: Toilet waste; Anchor cable/chain; Foglight; or Harpoon/Gun-barrel? Anchor cable/chain
- What plant provides the raw material for linen? Flax
- Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are types of: Protozoa; Bacteria; Virus; or Fungus? Bacteria
- Who retained a weakness where held and dipped by his mother into the river Styx to make him immortal? Achilles (held by the heel - hence 'Achilles heel' metaphorically refers to a weakness)
- Which one of these is not in the conventional western violin string tuning: E A B D G? B
- What is the approximate total coastline of Australia, excluding its islands: 4,000miles; 7,500miles; 15,000miles, or 22,000miles? 22,000miles
- Pele is which nation's goddess of volcanoes: Brazil; Hawaii; Iceland; or Italy? Hawaii
- German organic chemist Baron Justus von Liebig (1803-73), a 'founding father of the fertilizers', also founded which meaty three-letter brand? OXO
- Name the late 1800s eponymous and genericized trademark cutting tool with replacement blade, whose founding organization merged with Black & Decker in 2010? Stanley knife (now a brand/product of US corporation Stanley Black & Decker)
- Sprachgefühl is a German term for the (and possessing the) natural: Eye for a ball; Feeling of language; Poise of a ballerina; or Cunning of a fox? Feeling of language (from sprach, speech/language, and gefühl, feeling)
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