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quizballs 341 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The cylindrical roller in a traditional typewriter is a: Typebar; Shift; Platen; or Carriage? Platen
- What's the food 'head cheese' alternatively called, which separately refers to a man's physical strength? Brawn (a mixture of offal from an animal's head, pressed in aspic jelly)
- The Indian wind instrument, the pungi (also been or bin), is associated with what street activity? Snake charming
- Name the UK businessman who ruined his eponymous empire overnight by calling one of his products 'total crap'? Gerald Ratner (the Ratner's jewellery corporation was rebranded 'Signet' - the relevant extract of his speech to the UK Institute of Directors in April 1991: "...We also do cut-glass sherry decanters complete with six glasses on a silver-plated tray... all for £4.95... People say, 'How can you sell this for such a low price?..' I say, 'Because it's total crap.' " - consequently such own-foot-shooting by a business leader has become known as the 'Ratner effect')
- The emblem of the Rainforest Alliance, which promotes and certifies sustainable rainforest business globally, is a green: Parrot; Frog; Spider; or Ant? Frog
- Expressed traditionally as N s, what in physics is the product of mass and velocity? Momentum (mass x velocity = momentum, which is measured in Newton seconds, or Kg m/s)
- Astronomers refer to a planetary position potentially enabling Earthlike conditions as the '(What?) Zone': Goldilocks; Snow White; Sleeping Beauty; or Dumbo? Goldilocks (neither too hot nor too cold, i.e., just the right distance from a sun - an allusion to 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and the quality of the porridge)
- FAST is the very apt acronym for recognizing and reacting to what sort of medical emergency: Heart attack; Stroke; Concussion; or Hypothermia? Stroke (standing for Face, Arms, Speech, Time - see the full meaning of the FAST acronym)
- What's the total score, and penalty, for this snooker break (succession of balls potted by one player): Red, Pink, Red, Brown, Red, Yellow, Red, White (having nominated Black)? (two answers required) 16 break, and 7 penalty (1+6+1+4+1+2+1=16, then -7 penalty for the foul White when Black  was nominated)
- The German Imannuel Kant, Englishman Bertrand Russell, and American John Dewey, were notable: Footballers; Philosophers; Generals; or Opera singers? Philosophers
- Latin 'lardum' refers to: Beef; Bacon; Mutton; or Duck? Bacon
- What Latin-languages term informally refers to a chaplain in the armed services? Padre
- What is a feature of wood, sand, cereal, and also 0.0648 grams? Grain (the smallest weight in the Troy weight system, based on a grain of corn/wheat)
- The popular slogan, originating 1930s, for a persisting leading brand is "Don't say brown, say (What?)'? Hovis (bread)
- What word meaning official procedure derives ultimately from Greek root words for first and glue? Protocol (from protos and kolla)
- What does the military abbreviation 'Gy Sgt' stand for? Gunnery Sergeant
- What word, from a US dietary reformist, refers to unsifted wholewheat flour: Graham; Peter; Kenneth; or Nigel? Graham (after Sylvester Graham, 1794-1851)
- The British term 'The Gnomes of Zurich' originated in the 1960s to disparage: FIFA; NATO; Swiss financiers; or Eurovision Song Contest judges? Swiss financiers (due to their undermining UK creditworthiness, the term was popularized by the UK Labour government ministers Harold Wilson and George Brown c.1964)
- The long-standing flag of New Zealand (to 2015) has how many stars, based on Crux, the Southern Cross constellation: One; Four; Sixteen; or Thirty-nine? Four (the design is liable to referendum/change 2015-16)
- The 17th century mythical French creature, the Hippogryph/Hippogriff is a hybrid of: Horse-Eagle; Hippopotamus-Fish; Man-machine; or Turtle-Dove? Horse-Eagle (body of horse, head/wings of eagle - from Greek hippos = horse; Italian grifo = griffin [eagle])
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