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quizballs 446 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The Nordic appetizer gravlax is raw: Bacon; Salmon; Reindeer; or Seagull? Salmon
- Which one of these was not among the first search engines: AltaVista; Infoseek; TopBanana; Yahoo; WebCrawler, or Lycos? TopBanana
- The currencies: Korean Won, Japanese Yen, and Chinese Yuan all mean literally: Gold; Paper; Rice; or Round shape? Round shape
- Guan is Chinese pottery whose glazing is: Gold; Blue and white; Fish-themed; or Cracked? Cracked
- A Conestoga is a heavy 1700-1800s (What?) used by Eastern US pioneers: Shotgun; Wagon; Building sand; or Flour? Wagon (a very robust 6 ton wagon, named after Conestoga Township/River, Pennsylvania, in turn after the Conestoga Native American tribe)
- Who married his co-star Lauren Bacall in 1945 after the films To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep: Frank Sinatra; Humphrey Bogart; John Wayne; or Wayne Sleep? Humphrey Bogart
- In Victorian England a 'pure finder' was a street collector of (What?) for the leather tanning industry: Rain water; Rotten vegetables; Broken glass; or Dog poo? Dog poo
- When we hear an explosion three miles away, it happened roughly how long ago: 1 second; 3 seconds; 5 seconds or 14 seconds? 14 seconds (this varies slightly with temperature, humidity, and altitude)
- Sonar (originally an acronym) commonly refers to detection using: Light; Sound; X-Ray; or Nuclear fission? Sound (the word Sonar derives from SOund Navigation And Ranging - see lots more fascinating acronyms)
- Caulking, originally in boat/shipbuilding, extending to boilermaking and construction, is: Bribery of officials; Paying workers in cash; Filling joints and cracks; or Holiday for brass band duty? Filling joints and cracks (especially water-sealing between boards, and sealing of gaps)
- What dish meant originally a white food: Custard; Blancmange; Trifle; or Yoghurt? Blancmange (from French 'white eat', meaning white food)
- Baron Hardup is whose pantomime father: Sleeping Beauty; Snow White; Cinderella; or Widow Twanky? Cinderella
- Standardized pieces of text inserted into contracts/computer code are called: Ticker-tape; Copy-type; Boilerplate; or Sticky label? Boilerplate
- A doppelganger is someone's: Double; Role-model; Stage persona; or Arch enemy? Double (or lookalike, typically fictional paranormal, and an imitator or substitute making mischief - the word is from German meaning 'double-goer')
- Called 'wash' by Victorians, a common laundry/cleaning solution for 2,000 years before detergents, was matured: Beer; Cheese; Human urine; or Coal dust? Human urine (the Romans had a special tax for it called Vectigal Urinae, Latin for Urine Tax)
- Cape Dutch, originating 1700s, is a traditional term for the: Port of Amsterdam; Judge's robe; Afrikaans language; or Granny Smith apple? The Afrikaans language (from Dutch settlers in South Africa and Namibia, and to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe. drawing also from Portuguese, German and local tribal words)
- The famous website ranking and analytics company noted for its toolbar, bought by Amazon in 1999, is called: Snopes; Alexa; Yell; or Go? Alexa
- The post-Roman, German settlers of England are called: Angles; Norse; Gauls; or Normans? Angles (hence the names England, and Anglo-Saxon, a merger between the Germanic Angles and Saxons)
- Emesis refers to expulsion from a: Bar; Church; School; or Stomach? Stomach (i.e., vomiting)
- The brand Reebok is Afrikaans for the grey rhebok, which is an African: Waterfall; Wind; Antelope; or Jumping ant? Antelope
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