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quizballs 282 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Name the online market for illicit and contraband goods, notably drugs, founded by 'Dread Pirate Roberts'? Silk Road
- What was a KC in the UK until becoming a QC in 1952? King's Counsel (a senior court practitioner/lawer, becoming a Queen's Counsel on the accession of Elizabeth II)
- The obverse (front) of the Great Seal (coat of arms) of the USA features a (what?) clasping (what two things?) (three answers required)? Eagle clasping Arrows and Olive Branch (precisely a bundle of 13 arrows, representing the original 13 states - the Great Seal obverse and reverse [unfinished pyramid topped with triangular-framed Eye of Providence] appears on dollar bills)
- Which multinational corporation (at 2013) owns the brands Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Mother's Cookies, and Pringles? Kellogg
- What 2015/19 transport link connects the UK towns Maidenhead, Shenfield and Abbey Wood? Crossrail (commenced 2009, open 2015/19 - mainly tunnel east-west cross London railway)
- What is the chemical group name for 'legal high' recreational drugs known as 'poppers', originally and still a medical inhaler for angina? Alkil nitrites
- Who is the patron saint of miners, mathematicians, architects and military engineers: Vincent; Christopher; Barbara; or Kylie? Barbara
- The 'International Boundary', the longest international border between two countries, is shared by which two nations? USA and Canada (5,525 miles long including Alaskan border)
- What sort of architectural ironmongery has variations including barrel, pivot, butterfly, flag, and strap? Hinges
- What word prefixes the following words to form three different two-word terms: Drop, Rain, Test? Acid
- Which best-selling 2008/9 book, whose concepts were adopted by political leaders, was written by Thaler and Sunstein? Nudge (fully, Nudge - Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness)
- What is the biggest selling music album never to have achieved top chart position? Dark Side of the Moon (by Pink Floyd)
- What mammalian hormone is associated with birthing, milk ejection, and the refractory period? Oxytocin (the 'refractory period' occurs after nerve stimulation, when repeated stimulation is not possible - most commonly referring to male sexual physiology)
- A carnival traditionally/literally represents the start of a religious period during which what is avoided? Sex; Meat; Speech; or Washing? Meat (considered [OED] derived from Latin carn, flesh, and levare, put away, and the full Latin term carnelevarium, equating to Shrovetide, and French 'Mardis Gras', 'Fat Tuesday', named essentially for the same reason)
- How many points are on the maple leaf of the Canadian flag? Eleven
- Name the online messaging application founded by Evan Spiegel and fellow Stanford University students which reportedly rejected two $multibillion acquisition offers in 2013? Snapchat
- What new word was added to dictionaries in 2013 referring to sexually provocative dancing (especially by female pop singers)? Twerk
- The ancient Greek term/goddess 'Sophrosyne' represents: Love; War; Moderation; or Wine? Moderation (equated to 'healthy mind, healthy body' - Sophrosyne was one of the few good spirits to escape from Pandora's box)
- Referring to a warning or stipulation, spell the word: Caviot; Caviat; Caveot; or Caveat? Caveat (it's Latin, meaning let one beware, hence 'caveat emptor' - 'let the buyer beware' - see lots more interesting Latin terms and phrases)
- Name the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (P5)? China, France, Russia, UK, USA
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