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quizballs 425 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The leg and foot medical acronym RICE stands for: Rest, Ice, Compression, and: Evaporation; Elevation; Examination; or Evacuation? Elevation (treatment for many leg and foot injuries/ailments, especially traumas involving swelling - see the amusing RICE acronym in the acronyms glossary)
- Aspartame, Cyclomate, Isomalt and Sucralose are food additive: Colours/colors; Sweeteners; Minerals; or Orange flavours/flavors? Sweeteners
- Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird, and Mobilegeddon are: Batman villains; Google search algorithm updates; Beethoven operas; or Harley Davidson motorbikes? Google search algorithm updates
- The musical and spoken work Fidelio featuring only woodwind, brass, timpani, strings, and offstage trumpet is: Beethoven's only opera; A Genesis album; The longest running show in Broadway's history; or Youtube's most popular ever video? Beethoven's only opera
- The 9th century mathematician known as Al Kwarizme ('the Man of Kwarism', now Khiva, Uzbekistan) gave his name to a maths/computing process or a set of rules called: Algebra; Algorithm; Axiom; or Abacus? Algorithm (Al Kwarizme was properly named Abu Ja'far Muhammad Ibn Musa)
- What Yorkshire coastal town event gave its name to a medieval song adapted/popularized by Simon and Garfunkle, about two lovers issuing each other impossible tasks? Scarborough Fair
- Internecine refers to (What sort of?) destruction: Global; Mutual; Reputational; or Biblical? Mutual (eg, between two people, or among members of a group or organization or family)
- In music which two of these are respectively a very brief ornamental passing note (What?), and a very brief note of no pitch such as a stroke of a deadened string (What?): Phantom; Grace; Hoax; Ghost; or Silent? Grace and Ghost
- The bacterium Clostridium tetani causes the human muscle spasm disease Tetanus, commonly called: Stiffthumb; Lockjaw; Tensefoot; or Tightlip? Lockjaw (because that's where spasms typically begin)
- Which two of these refer respectively to malicious and well-intentioned computer hackers: Red cape; Black hat; Rubber glove; White hat; or Purple nose? Black hat and White hat
- Name the Asian country, the South American capital city, and Canadian province in the NATO phonetic alphabet (thee answers required)? India, Lima, Quebec
- What type of machine is classified by the relative positions of the fulcrum, effort and resistance: Lever; Pulley; Pump; or Turbine? Lever
- What ancient word for dysentery is also a flow of particles, magnetic field, a soldering aid, and means fluidity/change? Flux (from Latin fluxus, flow)
- Major, Small, Tiny, Soup Dragon, Iron Chicken, and Blue String Pudding appear in the popular Children's TV series: Tales of the Riverbank; The Clangers; Andy Pandy; or The Woodentops? The Clangers
- This is a 'trick' question: Irrespective of volume, human muscle weighs (What?) compared with human fat: The same; Less; More; or Twice as much? The same (in physics, weight = force x mass, so while human muscle is more dense than fat, and for a given volume muscle weighs more than fat - in fact the ratio is about 5:4, in fact fat, muscle, feathers, rocks, anything.. all 'weigh' the same - a kilo of feathers weighs the same as a kilo of rocks - this is of course a debatable concept, especially if considered in terms of Einstein's theory of relativity or quantum science and one examines the true meaning of matter - nevertheless, by conventional scientific interpretation, weight = force x mass - the 'Standard International' unit of measurement of mass is the kilogram; the force of gravity is assumed to be consistent for muscle and fat in the context of this question, therefore, unless there is a condition of equal volume - which there is not in this question - a kilo of fat 'weighs' the same as a kilo of muscle, just as a kilo of feathers weighs the same as a kilo of lead)
- The Brazilian Carnauba palm tree (called the Tree of Life) produces many materials including the "Queen of (What?)" from its leaf extract: Waxes; Tequilas; Beers; Toothpastes? Waxes (also called Carnauba wax, or Brazil wax - a high quality wax for furniture, foods, surfboards, cars, etc - the tree also produces materials/wood/fibre/fruit for hats, baskets, construction, cattle-feed, jelly, etc)
- What modern Western vegetable, elsewhere/historically purple and yellow, became orange in 17th century Holland, allegedly developed by the Dutch House of Orange? Carrot
- The Greek-derived prefix 'astro' refers to: Stars/celestial space; Speedy/fast; Vast/infinite; or Intelligence? Stars/Celestial space
- What fictional game is played for real for fun on a footbridge over a River Medway tributary in Posingford Wood in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England? Poohsticks (as featured in Winnie the Pooh - sticks are dropped into the water to 'race' from one side of the bridge to the other - incidentally this book The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring the Real Landscapes of the Hundred Acre Wood tells beautifully - including many pictures never published before - of the real places and inspirations behind the writing of Winnie the Pooh - also incidentally that is a link to an Amazon page which will return a little commission to this website if anyone buys from it - this commission goes towards the Businessballs website's running/development costs, so thank you.)
- Which child diarist (1929-45) wrote - "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ? Anne Frank (see and download the free Anne Frank quote poster lots more free motivational posters)
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