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quizballs 459 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The term on Wikipedia for a short article in need of expansion is a: Nub; Hub; Stub; or Shrub? Stub
- The German word Reich means: Age; Empire; Way; or Rock? Empire (or Kingdom)
- Which two of these wrote to each other in 1873 agreeing that their respective works both sought to improve mankind's happiness: Charles Darwin; William Shakespeare; Karl Marx; or Queen Victoria? (two answers required) Charles Darwin and Karl Marx
- Emerging in the early 1900s, 'Eugenics' is the study/theory of: Dance; Genetically modified crops; Political deception; or Selective human breeding? Selective human breeding
- Amazon Japan's 'Obo-san Bin' service delivers: Koi carp; Willow trees; Sushi; or Buddhist priests? Buddhist priests (Obo-san Bin means loosely Mr Delivery Priest)
- Myocardial infarction is better known as: Headache; Sunburn; Breathlessness/panting; or Heart attack? Heart attack
- Lava Lamp, Bubblewrap, Perspex and Velcro are all: Eponyms; Genericized trademarks; NASA space inventions; or Children's inventions? Genericized trademarks (a tradename that becomes used for the product type/genre)
- A popular traditional name for a clothes airer or drying stand is a clothes: Cow; Mule; Horse; or Chicken? Horse
- When an employer instructs a departing employee to serve his/her paid notice period not working this is called "(What?) Leave": Decorating; Gardening; Golfing; or Car-washing? Gardening (or Garden Leave - typically to minimise risks of the employee using sensitive information by working for a competitor - the practice/terminology also applies to a period of suspension from work due to such things as investigation or publicity or other crisis management where the employee's presence at work is considered threatening)
- In the movie industry the jobs Gaffer, Best boy, and Key grip share responsibilities for: Sound, Lighting; Costumes; or Canteen and refreshments? Lighting (Gaffer is senior, Best boy is assistant; Key grip is responsible for non-electrical lighting supports - gaffer here is also the derivation of gaffer tape)
- The famous Italian song title 'Volare', and its other main chorus word 'Cantare' mean respectively: Love; Dream; Fly; Sing; or Eat? (two answers required) Volare = Fly, Cantare = Sing
- The Easterlin Paradox (after US economist Richard Easterlin) argues that (What?) does not increase with wealth: Health; Happiness; Life expectancy; or Intelligence? Happiness
- Kimberlite (named after Kimberley SA) is an igneous rock mined because it contains: Potassium; Gold; Diamonds; or Salt? Diamonds
- Which one of these attacks a group from the outside, rather than from within: Fifth Columnist; Agent Provocateur; Stool Pigeon; or Guerrilla? Guerrilla
- Campus, referring to university/college grounds and buildings, derives from Latin meaning: Book; Field; Prison; or Holiday camp? Field
- Dr Adolphe Pinard's eponymous horn, is used for: Orchestral bass; Fox hunting; Fetal heartbeat measurement; or Alpine goat-herding? Fetal heartbeat measurement (the Pinard horn is an 'ear-trumpet', typically black, c. 8", by which medical/midwifery staff can hear an unborn baby's heartbeat)
- What, worn by skiiers, motorcyclists, stage-performers, artillerymen, etc., has standards for NRR, SNR and dB(A): Helmets; Earplugs; Barrier-cream; or Underwear? Earplugs (Noise Reduction Ratings, Single Number Rating, and the A-weighting system for measuring sound [decibels])
- In psychology, actions/thoughts made acceptable afterwards by imagined reasons is called: Past-projection; Post-rationalization; Retrospective-analysis; or Left-justification? Post-rationalization
- The demographic acronym popularised (UK 2016) referring to families living at subsistence level is: RELISH; SAUCE; JAM; or GRAVY? JAM (Just About Managing)
- The Ambassador car make, adopted from the 1950s British Morris Oxford, became common and an iconic taxi since 1958-2000s in: Russia; China; India; or Cuba? India (Ambassador was sold to Peugeot in 2017)
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