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quizballs 343 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What fruit is named from medieval Latin meaning seeded apple? Pomegranate (from pomum, apple and granatum, seeded)
- Mathematically how easy is it to make a square of exactly the same area as any given circle: Very easy; A little difficult; Extremely difficult; Absolutely impossible? Absolutely impossible
- 'Mole' sauce originated in what modern nation's cuisine, originally of the Nahua people? Mexico (pronounced 'mol-ee' - from Nahua/Aztec, meaning sauce, as in guacamole, avocado sauce)
- 'Little Briar Rose' (German, 'Dornroschen') by the Brothers Grimm is an early version of which popular 1959 and 2014 films? (two answers required) Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent
- Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain are five members of which national collective? United Arab Emirates (or UAE or the Emirates)
- The Italian term 'Intermezzo' refers to a piece of (What?) between two larger related creations: Wood; Food; Music; or Jewellery/Jewelry? Music
- The French trade 'plongeur' refers to a person whose job is: Plumbing; Deep-sea diving; Surgery; or Dish-washing? Dish-washing (a menial worker in a hotel/restaurant)
- The main filling of a Scotch pie, (or shell pie) is traditionally: Cod; Eel; Mutton; or Brussels sprouts? Mutton
- The price of which metal commodity is traditionally considered an indicator of global economic buoyancy: Mercury; Copper; Gold; or Lead? Copper (due to its wide use in most industrial sectors)
- Protein RBM3, theorized to counter/resist human dementia, normally assists animal brain recovery from: Overheating; Impact/injury; Strees; or Cooling/hibernation? Cooling/hibernation
- Which creature is mythically said to sing before it dies, hence an expression for a grand final performance before retirement? Swan (hence 'swansong')
- What quality management/measurement term completes this sequence: Omicron, Pi, Rho...? Sigma (o, p, r, s in the Greek alphabet [there is no q] - sigma is also a symbol for a unit of statistical variation measurement, and features in the quality management concept Six Sigma)
- What popular food takes its name from Italian for 'twine'? Spaghetti (Spaghetti is plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago = twine, thin string)
- What's the surname of award-winning movie making brothers Joel and Ethan? Coen
- German physicist Rudolf Mossbauer ('mossbower'), and the 'Mossbauer effect' named after him, are associated with the science of: Diet; Sound; Radioactivity; or Genetics? Radioactivity (a reflective radiation phenomenon used in highly technical analysis of mineral substances, such as space rocks)
- Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain... name the two which complete the membership of seven? Abu Dhabi and Dubai (of the UAE)
- What's vitally missing from this typical list of bread-making ingredients: Flour, Yeast, Salt, Sugar, Oil? Water
- Oxbridge General Hospital featured in what famous UK TV medical series, 1957-67, regarded as a seminal soap opera? Emergency Ward 10
- In corporate finance, 'gearing' refers to an organization's ratio of: Staff to Customers; Managers to Operatives; Debt to Equity; or Cars to Trucks? Debt to Equity (see financial terms)
- What media technique was first used successfully in a live CBS TV transmission of the 1963 US Army vs Navy football game? Instant Replay (or words to similar effect)
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