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quizballs 351 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Which profession (western world) traditionally wears a toque blanche with a hundred folds? Chef (or Cook - supposedly the 100 folds in a chef's white toque hat are said to represent the many ways an egg can be cooked)
- Zener cards (25 x five of each symbols: circle, cross, star, square and three wavy lines) are used in testing: Colour blindness; ESP/clairvoyance; Memory; or Gambling addiction? ESP/clairvoyance (ESP = extrasensory perception, 'mind-reading' - named after psychologist Karl Zener, 1903–1964)
- What West African Republic, on the river of the same name, is a narrow 200 mile east-west strip within Senegal: Ivory Coast; Gambia; Morocco; or Western Sahara? Gambia (or The Gambia)
- What metal, whose symbol is its first and third letters, is loosely called spelter? Zinc
- The 2013 Disney animation Frozen is based on what Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, in Danish 'Snedronningen'? The Snow Queen
- A grassland/lawn scarifier machine controls: Moss/thatch; Moles; Birds; or Worms? Moss/thatch (grass thatch is general organic growth and waste that impedes healthy grass)
- The conventional symbol for electrical current is: c; p; i; or o? i (upper or lower case - from French 'intensité de courant' and English 'current intensity')
- US president Theodore Roosevelt's quote (from which a style of state foreign policy is named), is "Speak softly and carry a big...": Gun; Carrot; Stick; or Bible? Stick (hence 'big stick diplomacy/ideaology/philosophy')
- The major global fashion retailer H&M stands for: Hearts and Minds; Hertzog and Muller; Hennes and Mauritz; or Hosiers and Milliners? Hennes and Mauritz (Hennes, which means 'hers' in Swedish, merged with Mauritz Widforss to become H&M)
- What seed-eating bird, genus fringilla, native to Europe/Asia/N Africa, is named after cereal crop waste from which it forages? Chaffinch (after chaff, cereal husks/waste)
- The popular expression referring to unintelligent effort in resolving a practical challenge is: Raw Power and Rage; Brute Force and Ignorance; Big Muscles and Blasphemy; or Grunt and Grimace? Brute Force and Ignorance
- Noted for his humilty and rejection of personal wealth/benefits Jose Mujica was the former guerrilla fighter and popular president of which South American country 2010-15? Uruguay (while president and afterwards he lived on a small farm and drove an old VW Beetle, while at 2015 Uruguay is the highest ranking Latin American nation for peace, happiness, democracy and many other socio-economic indicators)
- LOX, a common modern rocket fuel, is an abbreviation for what? Liquid Oxygen
- American businessman and philanthropist Solomon Guggenheim (1861-1949) established a famous eponymous international network of: Theatres; Museums; Spas; or Coffee shops? Museums (of modern art)
- Lafarge, Holcim, and Heidelberg are among the world's leading producers of: Sugar; Drinks; Cement; or Toiletries? Cement (and stone-based construction materials)
- The longest side of a right-angled triangle whose short sides are both 50cms long is: 55cms; 70.71cms; 93.33cms; or 100cms? 70.71cms (the square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the square of the other two sides, ie, the square root of 5,000 = 70.71)
- An enclave nation is (What?) by another nation: Ruled; Surrounded; Protected; or Given independence? Surrounded (for example Vatican City is an enclave within Italy - from the French word, enclaver, enclose)
- Jean-Marie and daughter Marine Le Pen are leading figures in French extreme: Cuisine; Sports; Politics; or Performance Art? Politics (founder/leaders of the French National Front Party)
- Sabatier, Victorinox and Füritechnics are leading makers of Kitchen: Glassware; Knives; Blenders/mixers; or Sinks? Knives
- Cryogenics is the study of materials in extreme: Cold; Heat; Pressure; or Altitude? Cold
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