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quizballs 374 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The Anglicized Japanese word futon basically refers to a: Seat; Mattress; Salad; or Fighting stick? Mattress (specifically unsprung, rollable or foldable)
- Five ninths of three fifths is a: Quarter; Third; Half; or Whole? Third (5x3=15 over 9x5=45 is fifteen forty-fifths, or 15/45, which equates to a third, or 1/3. To multiply fractions, multiply the tops and multiply the bottoms.)
- The 18C legal term 'Ragman Roll', a record of crimes, originated what modern word for a long complex procedure? Rigmarole
- What term was popularised by the eponymous 1979 film about a nuclear reactor meltdown hypothetically 'burning' from the US through Earth to other side? The China Syndrome
- What clothing-part metaphorically classifies workers/jobs according to white or blue? Collar (white collar = admin/official/managerial; blue collar = being manual/operatives)
- The Virgin space tourism business is branded: Galactic; Trek; Odessey; or Titanic? Galactic
- What Anglicized German Italian term for 'circulation of money' became a brand for electronic financial transfer, and UK slang for a state benefits payment? Giro
- What informal boxing term arose from Muhammad Ali's defeat of George Foreman in 1974, in which Ali covered up against the ropes, causing Foreman's exhaustion from sustained ineffectual punching? Rope-a-dope
- The momentous Ali v Foreman world championship fight in Kinshasa, Zaire 1974 was dubbed '(What?) in the (What?)': Plunder, Stumble, Rumble, Fumble, Jungle, Thunder? Rumble in the Jungle (Zaire is now Democratic Republic of the Congo)
- Name the two famous mutually combative British Liberal and Conservative prime ministers of the late 1800s: Wellington, Peel, Gladstone, Palmerston, Disraeli, Churchill? William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli
- The Anglo-French court term meaning 'this action lies' gave rise to what word which means the essense of a communication/concept? Gist ('cest action gist' [this action lies] from gesir, to lie - interestingly the word for 'lies' was the word adopted to mean essense instead of 'action')
- Xinhau is China's official state: Anthem; Dance; News agency; or Soup? News agency
- A trug is used to hold/carry things when: Cooking; Gardening; Painting and decorating; or Grooming poodles? Gardening
- 150 tonnes of (What?) are used by 20,000 people in a one hour event annually in Bunol, Spain? Tomatoes
- What historic UK county part-comprises East Ridings and West Ridings? Northumberland; Yokshire; Kent; or Cork? Yorkshire
- Monsanto is a globally dominant corporation in the sector of: Pharmaceuticals; Agriculture; Mining; or Taxidermy? Agriculture (chemicals and seeds)
- The Australian wombat marsupial has what unusually adapted feature for burrow-digging: Metal claws; Teflon fur; Backwards-facing pouch; or Light-emitting ears? Backwards-facing pouch
- Spell the Saudia Arabian capital city: Riyadh; Ryad; Rhiyad; Ryahd? and it means The: Oil; Gold; Gardens; or Sand? Riyadh and The Gardens
- The 'Dames Pipi' are traditional Parisien: Plumbers; Tobacconists; Dancers; or Public toilet attendants? Public toilet attendants
- Smits and Lugs are Viking-originating (still used) painted marks and ear notches for identifying UK: Sheep; Horses; Rabbits; or Chickens? Sheep
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