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quizballs 387 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What asset in London UK was valued at £6billion in 2015: Buckingham Palace; Wimbledon Tennis Club; Underground Railway; or Trees? Trees (there are 8 million trees in London)
- Alalia, Anarthria, Aphasia, Aphonia, and Dysarthria are forms of impaired human: Hearing; Speech; Sight; or Taste? Speech (forms of mutism)
- Thermae and Balneae are Ancient Roman large and small facilities for: Gladiatorial training; Bathing; Horse stabling/breeding; or Cooking and eating? Bathing
- What famous French endurance motor racing track/city is named after the early inhabiting Cenomani Celtic people? Le Mans
- Horace Walpole created a popular term for unexpected lucky events/discovery in his 1754 fairy story 'The Three Princes of (Where?)': Bonanza; Bonus; Serendip; or Luckydip? Serendip (hence Serendipity - the three princely heroes made happy discoveries by accident)
- The primary ingredients of butterscotch confectionery are which two of: Cream; Salt; Brown sugar; Coffee; Butter; or Cocoa? Brown sugar and Butter
- A term for a dark shape against a brighter background is named after 18th century French author/politician Etienne de (Who?) ? Silhouette (nobody knows why exactly)
- What word for sadness referred historically to human black bile in the ancient medical theory of the Four Humours or Four Temperaments? Melancholy (or Melancholia - see the fascinating Four Temperaments in personality theories)
- The 'twi' in the word twilight meant originally: Cat; Badger; Two; or Kiss? Two (likely because twilight occurs twice each day)
- What is five-eighths divided by five-twelfths: 0.0325; 3/4; 12; or One-and-a-half? One-and-a-half (or 1.5 or equivalent - to divide a fraction by another fraction, invert the second fraction and multiply tops and bottoms, ie, 5/8 divided by 5/12 = 5/8 x 12/5 = 60/40 = 3/2 = one-and-a-half)
- Amethyst is a variety of: Chalk; Quartz; Sapphire; or Glass? Quartz
- A little appreciated, very common human characteristic is the spilt or separated (technically 'accessory'): Kidney; Earlobe; Kneecap; or Fifth toenail? Fifth toenail
- Bammy (Jamaica), Bannock (Scotland), Blaa (Ireland), Bublik (Poland), and Boule (France) are types of: Cheese; Bread; Bacon; or Rum? Bread
- What word for fearful wonderment oddly loses its 'e' when prefixing 'ful' but keeps it when prefixing 'some' and 'struck'? Awe (as in awsome, awestruck and awful)
- The Han ethnic people constitute c.90% of mainland: Australia; China; India; or USA? China
- A neologism is a new: Political doctrine; Word/expression; Plant mutation; or Galaxy? Word/expression
- What often poisonous compound, CN, found in fruit seeds and stones, named from Greek for dark blue, comprises Carbon and Nitrogen: Hemlock; Strychnine; Cyanide; or Mustard gas? Cyanide (from Greek kyanos, hence also the name of the colour cyan)
- What word features in stonemasonry, cabinet-making and carpentry; and strategies to combat stress? Coping
- Research (Newcastle University 2015) suggests that Type-2 diabetes is reversible by a very small reduction of fat in the human: Pancreas; Heart; Liver; or Brain? Pancreas
- The Cuban/Puerto Rican music/dance 'Salsa' means what in Spanish: Feet; Step; Sauce; or Sex? Sauce (an allusion to the spiciness of Latin/Caribbean cuisine)
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