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quizballs 298 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- 24 Sussex Drive, and Harrington Lake in Gatineau Park are the official prime ministerial residences of which nation? Canada
- An electronic signal/echo test and a famous golf brand is: Ping; Wing; Ding; or Bling? Ping
- In March 2014 the EU Parliament voted for what single European standard by 2017: Mobile-cell-phone chargers; Car indicator frequency; Stiletto heel maximum height; or Buck's Fizz recipe? Mobile/cell-phone chargers
- What is the acronym referring to a scale of readiness in the US military, derived from 'defense readiness condition'? DEFCON
- Like the mid 1900s 'thrupney bit', the proposed new British one pound coin revealed in 2014 has how many sides, excluding its two main faces: Five; Seven; Ten; or Twelve? Twelve
- Loosely translating as 'volchiy bilet', what Russian slang term refers to a personal document which restricts the owner's rights or movement: Dog tag; Wolf ticket; Cow paper; or Cat flap? Wolf ticket
- Which timeless rocker and cameo pirate co-authored a 2014 children's book with his daughter called: 'Gus and me - the story of my Granddad and my first guitar'? Keith Richards
- A 2014 UK Newcastle University study found what weekly payment incentive was required to double the success rate of people wanting to quit smoking: £12.50; £25; £125; or £250? £12.50
- Which modern-day item of clothing was worn at and named after the 1853-56 Crimean War battle/town, part of Sevastopol since 1957? Balaclava (after Balaklava - the site of the Charge of the Light Brigade)
- The word gladiator derives from the Latin/Roman word for: Pleated skirt; Sword; Happy; or Flower? Sword (from 'gladius', sword, which is also the origin of the plant name gladiolus/gladioli because its leaves are sword-shaped)
- What was Tesco planning to advertise nationally in 2014 until forced to cancel the campaign because the adverts featured beef cattle? Milk
- In 2014 the British government reversed laws to report and eradicate which naturalized North American species, due to the aims being hopeless? Grey squirrel
- '(What creature?) Day' is celebrated in the US on 2 Feb 2014, whose traditions pre-date the so-named film by at least 150 years? Groundhog Day
- What is the German brewery whose name means 'Lion's brew'? Löwenbräu
- Spell the Russian host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics: Soczi; Sozche; Sochi; or Czotzscei? Sochi
- According to a study of international Wikipedia articles who did Massachusetts Institute of Technology judge the most famous person of all time (at 2014): Aristotle; Mahatma Gandhi; Diana Princess of Wales; or David Beckham? Aristotle
- In the 21st century the actual risk of death from flying by plane is roughly one in: 3,000; 30,000; 300,000; or 3 Million? One in 3 Million (or three million to one against - in the 1970s it was about ten times greater, about one in 300,000)
- Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), fictionalized by Tracey, Spacey, and Fonda among others, was a famous American libertarian and: Artist; Lawyer; Footballer; or President? Lawyer
- The earliest known fragment of Earth's crust (at 2014), a Zircon crystal from Western Australia is how many years old: 4.4m; 44m; 440m; or 4.4bn? 4.4billion years
- What famous annual 'Roman numeralled' sporting event is an oronym for an 'impressive night bird'? Super Bowl (Superb Owl)
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