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quizballs 336 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What is the angle between each hour at the middle of a clockface? 30 degrees (360 divided by 12)
- The Poinsettia plant has which colour/color flowers: Red; Yellow; Blue; or White? Yellow (its upper leaves are typically red, and are commonly thought to be flowers)
- What Hawaiian word for a wise man or shaman is used informally elsewhere in referring to a 'big' boss? Kahuna
- What was Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki raft made from, which he sailed from S America to Polynesia in 1947, to demonstrate early Polynesian immigration: Pine; Balsa; Ebony; or Ivory? Balsa
- What iconic Louisiana Creole dish, named from a French Provencal word, is based on Spanish paella, typically of meat and vegetables, stock and rice? Jambalaya
- The architectural term architrave refers to a: Column/pillar; Lintel/beam; Step; or Window-frame? Lintel/beam
- What geographical feature means 'almost island'? Peninsular (Latin paene, almost, and insula, island)
- Name the Sovient Union policy of governmental openness, implemented by Gorbachev from 1985? Glasnost (meaning loosely 'public/openness')
- The central blue 'Ashoka Chakra' icon on India's national flag represents a: Wheel; Lion; Elephant; or Flower? Wheel (the 24-spoke emblem is based on the Dharmacakra, "Wheel of Dharma/Law", fundamental to Indian Buddhism)
- According to Scottish Highland tradition a glengarry is a: Soft shoe; Pouch/purse; Brimless hat; or Sword? Brimless hat (boat-shaped, clefted, with two ribbons hanging from the back)
- The two other angles in a right-angled triangle must always add up to how many degrees? 60; 90; 120; or 180? 90
- The first (joint-)winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Swiss Jean Henri Dunant, in 1901, founded which international organization? The Red Cross
- Which 'historical nationality' of Spain is directly north of Portugal? Galicia
- What onomatopoeic term refers to a 'modern jazz' form popularized in the 1940s by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and others? Bebop
- What common term is the SI unit (International System of Units) of mass? Kilogram (or Kg)
- The variable vast plasma stream of electrons and protons from the Sun is called: Sunspots; Sunshine; The Solar Wind; or Ultra-violet? The Solar Wind
- The 'Anschluss' ('connection') was the annexation of which nation by which other nation in March 1938 (two answers required)? Austria, annexed by Germany
- Doggerel is a crude form of what, originating in many cultures in the late middle-ages: Soup; Poetry; Trousers; or Street handball? Poetry (typically featuring in humorous or ironic writings, and nursery rhymes)
- What is a continuous low musical note, annoying monotony, and a controversial flying machine? Drone
- The 1950-60s British-originating realism in films/TV/books/etc., typically involving 'angry young men' is known as: Dustpan and Brush; Kitchen Sink; Vacuum Cleaner; or Mop and Bucket? Kitchen Sink
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