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quizballs 405 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- A scimitar (pronounced 'simmitar') is a: Shooting star; Sea turtle; Curved sword; or Indian stringed instrument? Curved sword (traditionally from Eastern nations)
- A rhomboid is a: Space rock; Thumb wart; Geometric shape; or Camel's hump? Geometric shape (a non-right angled parallelogram whose adjacent sides are unequal lengths)
- In the human body the cornea is in the: Ear; Eye; Heart; or Foot? Eye (it's the transparent front part, which includes the lens)
- In the Christian Bible the third son of Adam and Eve is called: Jacob; Seth; Jesus; or Kevin? Seth
- Popular with children, the spotted Coccinellidae family of creatures is better known as what? Ladybirds/Ladybugs (or Lady bugs, or variations on the lady beetle theme)
- EMG (Electromyography), CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography), and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), are technologies for: Weather forecasting; Internet security; Human body scans; or DNA crime-profiling? Human body scans
- In 1852 American Elisha Graves Otis produced the first successful (eponymously branded) safety: Crash helmet; Seat-belt; Elevator; or Pin? Elevator (hence the Otis elevator company)
- What is 12.5% of 8: A half; 1; 2; or 5? 1 (one)
- The 1940s originating term 'Latchkey child/kid' refers to a child who is often: Stealing; Hiding; Losing things; or Home alone? Home alone (returning from school to an empty house, traditionally depicted wearing a front door key as a pendant, or retrieving it under a doormat or hung behind the letterbox, and waiting alone for several hours for a parent to come home)
- In the UK in 2016 the first completely new national daily newspaper since 1986 launched, called The New: World; Digest; Day; or Paper? Day
- What word makes six new words when prefixing: Ten, Tern, Map, Stream, Rate, and Ching? Bit (Bittern is a heron-like bird)
- An oubliette, which has a top opening for access, is a: Road tanker; Portable toilet; Dungeon; or Storm drain? Dungeon
- The machine called a lathe is traditionally associated with what action/term: Welding; Turning; Drilling; or Hole-punching? Turning (for example round profiles such as chair-legs, spindles, etc)
- LASIK, meaning Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure on the: Eye; Ear; Nose; or Throat? Eye
- What is a musical note time value/symbol, a voice tremble, and a brand of cheese snacks? Quaver
- Ostler is an old occupational name for someone who looks after: Horses; Cattle; Chickens; or Elderly people? Horses (at an inn, overnight, derived from old French 'hostelier', innkeeper, who performed this duty for guests)
- The famous bazouki instrumental dance music which speeds up is called Zorba the: Cossack; Greek; Dane; or Zulu? Greek
- The Japanese 'chūkanabe' (Chinese pot) is known popularly in Western/Chinese culture as a: Karai; Wok; Skillet; or Tagine? Wok
- In standard netball the only playing position that can move freely in all areas of the court except the shooting circles is: Centre; Goal Attack; Goal Shooter: or Wing Attack? Centre
- The unstressed vowel sound 'uh' usually represented by 'a' or 'e' (in 'ago', and 'a cat' or 'open') is called a: Waa; Aha; Phwoar; or Schwa? Schwa (see lots more fascinating words like this in the grammar/language glossary)
- According to the rainbow/light spectrum mnemonic (memory aid), Richard Of York Gave (What?) In Vain: Silver; Battle; Thanks; or Kisses? Battle (equating to Blue - fully Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet)
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