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quizballs 312 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What does the workplace flexi-hours acronym TOIL stand for? Time Off In Lieu (meaning 'time off in return for overtime worked')
- Waterloo, the location of Napoleon's 1815 defeat, is in modern-day: France; Belgium; Spain; or Russia? Belgium
- G-BOAG, G-BOAC, and F-BVFC and the tragic F-BTSC designated what iconic 20thC invention? Concorde (The G planes were British; the F were French; F-BTSC crashed in 2000, prior to which Concordes had reportedly the safest record of any other plane in history)
- Name the core specialism of notable Anglo-Danish industrialist Sir Ove Nyquist Arup (1895-1988) and the global (Arup Group) corporation he created: Pharmacy; Structural engineering; Shipbuilding; or Food canning? Structural engineering
- The famous guitar maker founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1902 is: Gibson; Fender; Rickenbacker; or Gretsch? Gibson
- Calabria, flanked by the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas, is the southern peninsular of which country? Italy
- In the 1920s Japanese and Austrian physicians Kyusaku Ogino and Hermann Knaus devised the contraceptive method called popularly: Coil; Rhythm; Pill; or Condom? Rhythm
- What boom caused gross exploitation of native people of Brazil and adjacent nations by European industrialists c.1879-1912: Rubber; Cotton; Gold; or Silk? Rubber
- What popular Spanish word has various meanings including go, hurry up, come on, let's go, up, upstairs, and above? Arriba
- If a fifth of the charges in a £60 bill are discounted by 25%, what is the total cost? £57
- What punning word is an animal's mother, a barrier, and a biblical expletive? Dam/Damn (these types of words are called homophones, among other interesting language terms)
- The artists Monet, Manet, Degas and Cezanne are mainly noted for what style of art? Impressionism
- Comprising 100 centavos, what is the currency of Brazil? Real
- What word, derived from Latin meaning to 'pay against the evil of something' refers to expressing disapproval? Deprecate
- Ogilvy & Mather, WWP and James Walter Thompson famously operate in: Law; Advertising; Auditing; or Architectural design? Advertising
- What mathematical term originated from Arabic 'awar', meaning 'damage to goods', evolving through French terminology for an apportionment of shipping liabilities between owners of vessel and cargo? Average
- What herb is traditionally associated, besides garlic, with the pickling of a gherkin (US pickle)? Dill
- Avian refers to: Birds; Bees; Apes; or Vikings? Birds (avis is Latin for bird)
- Derived from Latin for 'place', what anglicized French word commonly means 'instead' in formal communications? Lieu
- Which inspirational genius created the landmark film 'Modern Times' and its theme song, 'Smile', released in 1936? Charlie Chaplin (see the story of Smile)
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