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quizballs 289 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Match these pasta names with the correct shapes: Conchiglie-Tube; Fusilli-Bow, Fettuccini-Corkscrew, Cannelloni-Ribbon, Farfalle-Shell? Conchiglie-Shell, Fusilli-Corkscrew, Fettuccini-Ribbon, Cannelloni-Tube, Farfalle-Bow
- What branch of mathematics also means in Spanish (and archaic English) 'the surgical treatment of fractures'? Algebra
- What is a parachute's handle/cable release mechanism, and a 1960s TV series about skydiving? Ripcord
- What popular food has official European Union varieties of Couverture, Vermicelli, Milk, Cream, Family, and a la taza? Chocolate
- What creatures are farmed in breeds such as Helix pomatia and Helix aspersa? Snails
- Spell the mustard relish: Picalilli; Piccalili; Piccalilli; or Picalili? Piccalilli
- What is the free open source wiki software developed and distributed by Wikipedia: WebWiki; FreeWiki; MediaWiki; or StickiWiki? MediaWiki
- If you order a 'latte' in Italy what drink are you most likely to receive? Milk (latte means milk in Italian - if you want a milky coffee it's a 'cafè latte')
- What sports item has been made (oldest first) in ivory, Sorel cement, nitrocellulose (Celluloid), Bakelite, and nowadays in acrylic/phenolic resin? Snooker balls (or billiard balls, or pool balls)
- Baw Baw, Kosciuszko, Mount Buffalo, Snowy River and Tidbinbilla are national alpine parks of which nation? Australia
- Iyaric is the language/dialect of what 1930s-emerging spiritual movement? Rastafari (or Rastafarianism - Iyaric, technically a dialect of English, also known as Livalect, Dread-talk, and I-talk - the name derives from Iya (higher) and Amharic, the language spoken by Haile Selassie I [that's the first, not 'I'...], revered as a founder figure, Ethiopian regent/emperor 1916-74)
- Brazilian Djalma Santos (1929-2013) and Portuguese Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (1942-2014), are considered all-time great: Surfers; Footballers; Chefs; or Percussionists? Footballers
- The Phoenician civilization is noted for populating and trading around what sea c.1500-300BC? Mediterranean
- The geological/archaelogical term 'henge', derived from Stonehenge, refers to an earthwork construction of what particular characteristic: Worship; Burial; Circular; or Military? Circular (usually entailing a round ditch and mound)
- Technically, 'Rapid Transit' is differentiated from other forms of public transport by: Exclusive right-of-way; Vehicle speed; Advanced ticketing; or Automated operation? Exclusive right-of-way (typically dedicated grade[height]-separated tunnels or elevated rails, so avoiding crossing-junctions)
- What modern-day word was a Roman army unit of c.4,500 men, having 'cohorts' of c.480, each with 'centuries' of 80? Legion (from from Latin legio, levy/conscription, from legere, choose - a legion tended to comprise Roman conscripts rather than foreigners)
- Alectryomancy, a branch of Ornithomancy, is fortune-telling with the aid of a: Crystal ball; Cup of tea; Cock/hen; or Drunken audience? Cock/hen (typically used to point to letters to spell out words - Ornithomancy is fortune-telling using any sort of bird - from Greek alectruon, cock, and ornith, bird, plus manteia, divination)
- Using petroleum jelly and coal dust what product did Tom Lyle Williams pioneer in 1915 initially for his sister Mabel? Mascara (thereby founding the make-up company Maybelline)
- The genericized trademarks Glad wrap (NZ) Saran wrap (US) are more commonly called what in the UK? Cling film (less commonly, also correctly cling wrap or food wrap)
- Which country originally had a monopoly in the cultivation of tea? China
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