quizballs 279 - general knowledge quiz - questions & answers
free general knowledge quiz questions and answers - for pub quizzes, pub games, team games, learning and fun
Quiz intro ...
This is a Businessballs Quizballs free quiz. Quizballs provides free quiz questions and answers for trivia quizzes, team games, pub quizzes, general knowledge, learning and amusement. Use the quiz and questions and answers to suit your purposes, either as a stand-alone quiz, or to cut and paste to make your own quizzes.
Quizballs accepts no liability for any arguments, lost bets, or otherwise unfortunate consequences arising from any errors contained in these quizzes although quite a lot of effort is made to ensure that questions are clear and answers are correct. Please notify us of any errors, or questions or answers requiring clarification.
These quizzes are free to use in pub quizzes, trivia quizzes, organisational events and team-building, but are not to be sold or published, which includes not posting them on other websites, thank you.
Below are the quiz answers. Here are the quiz questions without answers.
Spelling note: Some UK-English and US-English spellings may vary, notably words ending in our/or, and ise/ize. Where appropriate please change the spellings to suit your local situation.
Corrections to quizzes are shown on the Quizballs index page - see Quizballs corrections.
see the quizballs.com quizzes website operated by businessballs
quizballs 279 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Into which body of water does the river Nile empty? Mediterranean Sea
- Which colour/color is generally considered between violet and green in the optical spectrum: Red; Orange; Yellow; or Blue? Blue
- Automotive/car batteries typically contain lead plates in a mixture of water and what acid? Sulphuric/Sulfuric (about 38%)
- Which organ of the human body comprises the dermis and epidermis? Skin
- In 2013 which nation became the first in Europe to recognize indeterminate gender (neither male nor female) in official registration/records: Italy; Germany; Sweden; or Greece? Germany
- The strange 500-year-old hyphenated description of excessive friendliness is 'Hail-(what-three-words?): Buddy-hi-ya; Chap-what-ho; Chum-ho-hum; or Fellow-well-met? Fellow-well-met ('Hail-fellow-well-met', from 16thC English, is an adjective referring to an unnaturally friendly person/action, usually male, driven by loneliness or other ulterior purpose)
- The soccer clubs of which two cities compete in a match traditionally called 'el clasico'? Madrid and Barcelona (Real Madrid and Barcelona football clubs)
- Developed in 1941, the Nickel-Strunz classification scheme categorizes: Radioactivity; Minerals; Helicopters; or Potatoes? Minerals (based on chemical composition, named after the creators, German/Canadian mineralogists Karl Strunz/Ernest Nickel)
- The word 'cant' (not 'can't') refers to talk/communication characterized by: Hypocrisy; Aggression; Love; or Fear? Hypocrisy (typically of patronizing religious or political nature)
- The flower buds of the Flinders rose (Capparis spinosa), pickled for culinary seasoning/garnish, are more commonly called what? Capers
- Something which is gynandromorphous contains which two characteristics? Male and Female (from Greek gyne, female, and andro, male)
- In espionage tradecraft what handover method does the acronym DLB refer to? Dead Letter-Box (a receptacle or hiding place of some sort for secret things to be deposited by one agent and later collected by another, so that one never meats the other, and the handover cannot be witnessed - also known as a 'dead drop')
- In Spanish-speaking nations a hacienda is a big what: Estate; Celebration; Tree; or Lake? Estate (such as a ranch or plantation, traditionally with a big house occuped by the estate-owner)
- Which symbol is derived from Greek meaning 'small star'? Asterisk (from asteriskos)
- What common three-letter word prefixes the following to make six different words: Age, Bid, Give; Mat; Tress and Tune? For
- The (International Standards Organization) ISO 4217, within which TRY refers to Turkey, provides designations for international: Currencies; Airports; Sports stadia; or Traditional dress/costume? Currencies
- The drinks Sprite and 7 Up traditionally comprise which two-fruit combination: Orange-Lemon; Apple-Lemon; Lemon-Lime; or Pear-Apple? Lemon-Lime
- Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) is considered to be the inventor of the electric: Chair; Light; Battery; or Blanket? Battery
- The abbreviation LGBT, notably referring to rights/controversy such as that surrounding Russia's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics, stands for what? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
- Which meteorological word is said to be based on a 17thC portmanteau of squeal and bawl? Squall
quizballs 279 - free quiz questions only for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes