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quizballs 438 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The stirrup bone is in the human: Toe; Ankle; Ribcage; or Ear? Ear
- Enriched by eggs, butter and milk, Brioche is a French: Chocolate; Porridge; Game pie; or Bread? Bread
- Calypso music is a combination of: Latin-American; Afro-Caribbean; Tex-Mex; or Bohemian-Romany? Afro-Caribbean (emerging in Trinidad and Tobago, imported as the rhythms of West African slave songs initially via workers and French planters to the French Antilles Caribbean islands in the 1700s)
- The global spate of clown hoaxers in 2016 was said to be a PR stunt organized for the remake of the film: UP; IT; ET; or AT? IT
- Among other works Dutch artist M C Escher is especially famous for pictures of impossible: Ships; Staircases; Animals; or Food? Staircases
- Parsing or 'syntactic analysis' is the process of analysing: Molecular structures; Recyclable waste; Language; or Human genetics? Language (computerized or written/spoken - parse is from Latin 'pars orationis', meaning a 'part of speech')
- What three letter prefix (Latin 'under/close to') makes new words when added to: Due; Urban, Marine, Traction, and Way? Sub
- The word Muscovite is a: Moroccan desert rat; Mexican taxi; Moscow citizen; or Body-building protein drink? Moscow citizen
- Based on the German legend of Dr Faustus, a Faustian Bargain is alternatively called: A Shotgun Wedding; A Deal with the Devil; Too Good to be True; or Supermarket Own-Label? A Deal with the Devil (Faustus, a scholar, sells his soul to the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge - a Faustian Bargain refers metaphorically to selling oneself or one's principles in return for material or other selfish gain)
- What file extension abbreviation is traditionally used for a 'read-only' Adobe Acrobat document, generally of high reproduction/printing quality: PPT; DOC; PDF; or GIF? PDF
- The symbol for latitude (an upside-down 'y') for Earth and planets etc, is the Greek letter: Beta; Gamma; Omega; or Lambda? Lambda (the letter L, in most scripts the lower case version)
- Who in 2016 became the first singer-songwriter to be awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature: Paul McCartney; Bob Dylan; Leonard Cohen; or Howlin' Wolf? Bob Dylan
- Slow Loris, Slender Loris, Potto, and False Potto are: Jeweller's solder; Nocturnal primates; Harry Potter elves; or Professional hair gels? Nocturnal primates
- Double-eye, Sharp, Between, Chenille, and Bodkin are types of: Sewing needles; Lizards; Radio antennae; or Archery longbows? Sewing needles
- The maximum effort expression 'Pull out all the stops' derives from: Newspaper editing; Bus driving; Commodity trading; or Organ playing? Organ playing (pulling out the organ's stops opens its pipes and increases sound)
- Fundamental binary systems in maths and computing are named after English mathematician George Boole (1816-64), whose theory was based on: Alpha-numerics; True/False; Decimals; or Artificial Intelligence? True/False (Boolean logic, maths, algebra, etc., essentially defined binary logic and coding which underpins all computerized processing)
- Stenography (Greek stenos, narrow), Brachygraphy (brachys, short), and Tachygraphy (tachys, swift) are better known as: Finger-print analysis; Shorthand; Dashboard instrumentation; or Fast-food? Shorthand (writing, or mechanized shorthand - graphein is Greek, to write)
- The hugely popular annual Hindu Festival of Lights is: Radhastami; Yatra; Diwali; or Ganesh Chaturthi ? Diwali (or Deepavali)
- Which modern leadership methodology is mainly associated with Gandhi and Nelson Mandela: Servant; Situational; Narcissistic; or Autocratic? Servant (see Leadership Theories explanation)
- The Hubble Telescope recently proved an old theory that the sky is dark at night because: Black holes emit darkness; Hydrogen absorbs light; Vacuum is black; or The sky is actually light, but our eyes are de-sensitized by daylight? Hydrogen absorbs light (if not for hydrogen clouds in space, the night sky would be lit by stars)
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