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quizballs 328 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Albion is the oldest word for: France; America; England/Britain; or Scandinavia? England/Britain (old Latin/Greek, pre-dating Britannia, related to 'albus' - from which albumen, egg-white, is derived - the white for England probably refers to the white cliffs of Dover and originates in older Celtic language - the word Albion and variants have also referred to Scotland and other British lands)
- What Andalusian city gave its name to a bitter orange used especially in marmalade? Seville
- What famous headwear and safety harness brand was devised from the original raw materials silk, angora and wool? Kangol
- Which once war-torn Balkan capital city has a world-leading human DNA analysis laboratory? Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina capital - the laboratory expertise and scale grew from the aftermath of the 1992-5 Bosnian War)
- Georges Bizet devised the word 'toreador' for what opera? Carmen (based on the Spanish term torero, it refers to the main bullfighter, matador de toros, killer of bulls)
- The continent having the highest average elevation is: Africa; Asia; Europe; or Antartica? Antartica
- What is a remark, act, or chess move seeking advantage, from Italian for trip-up, and leg? Gambit (from gambett, trip-up, and gamba, leg)
- The Dewey Decimal, Universal Decimal, and Bliss Bibliographic classifications are used by: Farmers; Librarians; Architects; or Travel agents? Libraries (they are popular book indexing systems)
- Which big-selling artist 1999-2003 shares her name with the founding Queen of Carthage? Dido
- The Carthage civilization (814-200BC) was based around modern: Copenhagen; Tunis; Mexico City; or Moscow? Tunis (Tunisia)
- The volume of a pyramid or cone is: base area x height x (what fraction?): A Quarter; A Third; A Half; or Nine-Fourteenths? A Third
- What edible weed is named from 'lion's tooth'? Dandelion (French, dent-de-lion)
- Disney's Lion King movie/musical is generally said to be based on what Shakespeare play? Hamlet
- What is the UK's most senior royal palace and official residence of the monarch? St James's Palace
- What instrument is sized according to terms such as 0, 00, 000, Grand Auditorium and Dreadnought? Guitar (acoustic)
- The Occident (from Latin 'going down') refers generally to which part of the world: Europe/US; Asia; Australia; or Africa? Europe/US (the reference is to the sunset)
- The traditional Windows/Mac keyboard shortcut to undo the last operation is Ctrl or Cmd and what key? Z
- The Gannex brand, popularised by British prime minister Harold Wilson in the 1960s, was a: Pipe; Cigar; Fountain pen; or Raincoat? Raincoat
- What mountain's peak is the farthest point from Earth's centre/center: Everest; Kilimanjaro; Chimborazo; or McKinley? Chimborazo (Ecuador, farthest due to equatorial bulge of the Earth)
- What 1930s-originating genericized trademark came to refer to 'piped' background recorded music played in elevators, reception areas, airports, etc? Muzak
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