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quizballs 431 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- What word is a prefix for Potato, Slug, Gooseberry, Horse, Cow, Cucumber, Lettuce, and Lion: Sky; Sea; Earth; Wind; or Fire? Sea (all creatures or living things of the oceans)
- Author Chris Van Allsburg and actor Robin Williams asserted that (What?) 1981 book/1995 movie about a real-life/jungle-boardgame means 'many effects' in Zulu? Jumanji
- What word for sadness is from the ancient 'Four Humours' personality model of black-/yellow-bile/phlegm/blood: Misery; Depression; Melancholy; or Woebegone? Melancholy (from Greek melan, black, and khole, bile - see the Four Humours/Humors and other personality types theories)
- Slub is bobbles or twists in: Toffee; Cloth/Thread; Ski-slopes; or Country dancing? Cloth/Thread
- In medicine, a lumbar puncture for cerebrospinal fluid testing is called a: Cranium drain; Back draw; Small drip; or Spinal tap? Spinal tap
- Phoenicia, the 1500-300BC coastal civilisation and foundation of much modern trade/language was based around the: Red Sea; Black Sea; China Sea; or Mediterranean? Mediterranean (esp Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria)
- Krav Maga, developed late-1940s by Hungarian-Jewish Emrich 'Imi' Lichtenfeld (1910-98) is a highly efficient system of: Self-defence/defense; Origami; Town planning; or Business accounting? Self-defence/defense (meaning literally 'combat contact' although the meaning is 'contact combat' - developed firstly for the Israeli Defense Force, and widely adapted and adopted elsewhere since)
- Gerontology is the study of what age/development in people: Newborn; Child; Adult; or Old? Old (Greek geron is old man, from geras, old age, which also gives us geriatric)
- Masticate means: Argue; Chew; Give up; or Sneeze? Chew (food)
- What is the earliest form of digital electronic communication - originally for stock price telegraphy - also describing US celebrations/parades, from its use as confetti? Ticker tape
- Alfred Adler, Albert Ellis, Carl Rogers, and Aaron Beck are famous experts/pioneers in: Architecture; Orchestral conducting; Psychology; or Dance choreography? Psychology (individual behavioural/behavioral, therapeutic, cognitive)
- Who allegedly leapt from his bathtub into the street shouting 'Ureka' (I've found it') seeing his body displace water of equivalent volume: Einstein; Euler; Archimedes; or Plato? Archimedes (287-212BC - Ureka is the Anglicized word for heúrēka, from which the word heuristic derives, referring to experience-based problem-solving and decision-making, now central to Nudge Theory, a modern highly effective way to enable change)
- In tennis a legal serve which cannot be reached by the openent is called an: Jack; Ace; King; or Queen? Ace
- Singlish refers to a variant English language spoken in: Spain; Singapore; The Vatican; or Prison? Singapore (and Sri Lanka, a variant of Sinhala)
- What sort of roller/tube pump, common in precise timed dosing, is named from the scientific action of the human intestines: Diaphragm; Peristaltic; Archimedean screw; or Resonating joggle? Peristaltic (the action of the intestines is called peristalsis)
- In language a gerund is a verb, typically with 'ing' added, used as a: Noun; Adjective; Expletive/insult; or Question? Noun (for example "The hot sun is lovely but the sweating is not.." contains the gerund 'sweating', in which the verb 'sweat' is changed to a noun 'sweating' - typically a gerund is preceded by 'the' or 'a' - see gerund and lots more fascinating grammar curiosities and definitions)
- The Epistles of the New Testament in the Bible are considered to be originally: Letters; Poems; Stories; or Wills? Letters
- Name the British 'new romantic' band whose grim name referred to executions at a Berlin prison? Spandau Ballet (wartime/post-war slang reference to hangings at Spandau - the term also referred to the effects of the machine gun made at Spandau - apparently the band first saw the term in grafitti on a toilet wall in Germany)
- The German term 'deppenastroph' equates in English to the idiotic use of: Atomic weapons; Pesticides; Garlic; or Apostrophes? Apostrophes (deppenastroph means literally 'idiot's apostrophe', mainly referring to signs and chalkboards showing an incorrect apostrophe in plurals such as CARROT'S or COFFEE'S or PIE'S or PIZZA'S, etc)
- Jamaican Cecil Bustamente Campbell (1938-2016), originator/writer of ska songs such as One Step Beyond, Madness, and Al Capone is better known as: King Basher; Duke Beater; Prince Buster; or Earl Poker? Prince Buster
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