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quizballs 322 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Viticulture refers to the cultivation of what fruit? Grapes
- What ancient seminal Palestinian city is 'house of meat' in Arabic, and 'house of bread' in Hebrew? Bethlehem
- 'Die Adler', nickname of the German national soccer team, means 'The (What)'? Eagles
- 'Pole', meaning leading contender, in 'pole-position', originally referred to: The North Pole; Poland; Pole-vaulting; or A wooden pole at the start of a horse race? A wooden pole at the start of a horse race (at the inside boundary fence of the track, being the best starting position, given to the fastest horse for certain events)
- What rum-based cocktail is named from Spanish 'little wet thing'? Mojito
- In the the expression 'whet your appetite', the old word 'whet' technically means: Loosen; Sharpen; Lubricate; or Tempt? Sharpen (originally referring to sharp/sharpening a blade, related to German 'wetzen')
- Petroliam Nasional Berhad, the huge Malaysian gas/oil corporation gave its abbreviated name to what world-leading Kuala Lumpa landmark? Petronas Towers (Kulala Lumpa's twin towers, the tallest twin towers globally at 2014, and tallest buildings 1998-2004)
- In Australian slang, someone called a 'mollydooker' is a: Policeman; Convict; Priest; or Left-handed? Left-handed (here 'dooker' refers to 'duke', meaning hand/fist, from Cockney Rhyming slang: 'Duke of Yorks' = 'forks', which is older English slang for fingers or hand, hence the expressions 'duke it out' = fight, 'put your dukes up' = put your fists up in preparing to fight - and a root of the expression 'fork-out' meaning pay for something)
- During the 1900s, Olivetti, Olympia, Underwood, Smith Corona, and Remington were famous makers of: Glassware; Typewriters; Snack foods; or Motorbikes? Typewriters
- The famous 'Kitemark' quality symbol, registered in England in 1903, one of the world's oldest trademarks still in use, contains which two letters (besides the 'V' shape)? B and S (for British Standards Institution)
- Bosintang/Boshintang (or Gaejangguk) is a Korean soup of declining popularity made chiefly of what meat? Dog
- Name the Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran's famous 1923 philosophical collection of verses, with sales of over 100m copies? The Prophet
- Anopheles and Aedes, which indirectly kill millions of people every year, are what? Mosquitos (malaria notably is transmitted by certain Anopheles species)
- What central European bread supposedly originated in monasteries and represents praying hands? Pretzel
- The 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge internet phenomenon originally promoted awareness and fundraising for which disease? ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - or Motor Neurone Disease, as more commonly known in the UK)
- What word meaning 'misbehaved' evolved through 'wicked' from originally 'possessing nothing'? Naughty (literally from 'naught' + y)
- The hull of a seed is its: Core; Shoot; Shell; or Oil? Shell (or husk)
- The Glycaemic Index (GI) refers to: EU stock exchanges; Food; Optical lenses; or Rainfall? Food (specifically the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose in the blood, for example of bread, where a low GI rating indicates easier digestion and generally less dietary complication)
- In business/work/politics/etc, 'Guanxi' (China), 'Blat' (Russia), and 'Wasta' (Middle East) refer to the significance of: Education; Finance; Personal relationships; or Tea-breaks? Personal relationships (especially which distort ethical process, for example cronyism, nepotism, secret understandings, etc - equating (UK) to 'the old boy network', some masonic practices, Eaton/Oxbridge men running politics and business, the notion that "it's not what you know, it's who you know", and other potentially corrupting personal loyalties/obligations)
- Petite Borgeoisie is an Anglicized French term referring to what traditional notion of social demographics class: Nobility; Upper Class; Lower Middle Class; or Working Class? Lower Middle Class (literally 'little townsfolk')
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