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quizballs 290 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The suspension of a serving UK parliamentarian by his/her political party is called having the (what?) withdrawn: Wig; Rod; Whip; or Member? Whip
- Viagra pills are traditionally what colour/color? Blue
- Sir Chris Chataway (1931-2014), a successful British broadcaster, politician and businessman, crucially assisted the first: Lunar landing; Sub-4minute mile; Everest ascent; or Mariana Trench descent? Sub-4minute mile (by Roger Bannister, 1954 - Chris Brasher and Chataway were the pacemakers - Chataway was also an Olympic gold medalist in his own right, and in 1954 the first winner of BBC Sports Personality of the Year)
- The lachrymatory factor synthase (LFS) arises in preparing what foodstuff? Onion (lachrymal refers to tears)
- Chrysí Avgí (Golden Dawn) is a far-right political party of which country? Greece
- The acronym HDMI, a 21st century replacement connection technology for analogue video, stands for what? High-Definition Multimedia Interface
- Match the names/creatures: Godwit/Reptile; Caribou/Fish; Caiman/Deer; Fugu/Bird? Godwit/Bird; Caribou/Deer; Caiman/Reptile; Fugu/Fish
- What treatment was endorsed in 2014 by Britain's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for migraine: Sauna; Herbal; Magnetic; or Cold-showers? Magnetic (TMS - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)
- Drax in Selby, Yorkshire UK, is at 2014 Europe's biggest (what?)-powered electricity generating station: Water; Wind; Solar; Nuclear; or Coal? Coal
- Alabama rot is an often terminal disease particularly afflicting: Cacti; Greyhounds; Bison; or Dolphins? Greyhounds
- Spanish-born Anne Hildago, proposed community redevelopment of Avenue Foch, the most affluent residential street of which city, in her 2014 mayoral election campaign: Paris; London; New York; or Buenos Aires? Paris
- Meaning 'complete view', from Greek 'all-see', what BBC series (at 2014) is the world's longest-running public affairs TV show? Panorama (first broadcast in 1953)
- What common household product is used to protect premature babies and fresh tattoos: Aluminium/aluminum foil; Clingfilm/foodwrap; Greaseprooof paper; or Petroleum jelly? Clingfilm/foodwrap
- In Spain 'chocolate a la taza' is a: Drink; Cake; Snack-bar; or Ice-cream? Drink (a cup of hot drinking chocolate made with milk)
- A silkworm/moth's (what?) is used to make silk: Wings; Web; Cocoon; or Droppings? Cocoon (made with its saliva, whose strands are pure silk)
- In physics the effect of the largest granules rising to the top of an agitated container of mixed granules is popularly called the (what?) effect: Coal truck; Brazil nut; Toffee penny; or Handbag? Brazil nut (and nobody knows for sure why this happens)
- If something is allegorical it is: Old; Symbolic; Untrue; or Religious? Symbolic (an allegory is a picture, poem, story, etc., with a hidden or subtle meaning or lesson that is not immediately apparent - see the fascinating grammar/language glossary)
- What prefix when added to the following makes five new words: Shave, Shock; Sun; Thought, Wards? After
- A swift strong shoreline current moving out to sea which can threaten bathers is a: Flip; Rip; Strip; or Blip? Rip (or rip current or rip tide, although technically it's not a tide)
- In Rastafari culture the term 'I and I' generally means: Me; You; We; or All? We (it means other things too, notably expressing oneness with god, or Jah)
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