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quizballs 460 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Helix pomatia is otherwise known as edible: Snail; Seaweed; Sand; or Coal? Snail
- What word prefixes: Shed, Sport, and Stock? Blood
- Which capital city building name means "city fortress": Colosseum; Louvre; Kremlin; or Taj Mahal? Kremlin (Moscow)
- Codeine painkiller is classified as: Opiate; Paracetamol; Anti-inflammatory; or Medical cannabis? Opiate
- What famous banking family's surname is from German 'red sign'? Rothchild (from 'zum rothen schild' - with red sign)
- An example of the human condition 'Paresthesia' is: Sleepwalking; Forgetfulness; Laziness; or Pins and needles? Pins and needles (sensations such as tingling, numbness, etc., from non-obvious physical cause, including funny bone strike, 'dead' or 'asleep' limbs, etc)
- Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach's eponymous psychological test uses: Handwriting; Inkblots; Star-signs; or Tea-leaves? Inkblots
- The technical word for the side-arms of spectacles is: Temples; Churches; Cathedrals; or Synagogues? Temples
- Spell the word meaning a rebound of a bullet/projectile: Riccochet; Ricochet; Richoshe; or Rickershay? Ricochet
- Which two months of the year are named after Roman Emperors? (two answers required) July and August (Julius Caesar and Augustus)
- What creature is thought named from Australian Aboriginal, meaning (leading to) 'good food': Wombat; Koala; Budgerigar; or Kangaroo? Budgerigar
- The original short term for the EU (European Union) was: EIC; EUC; EEC; or NATO? EEC (European Economic Community)
- The most reliable form of timekeeping until the 1930s was: Water; Sand; Pendulums; or Sunlight? Pendulums
- What sort of leaf from the Bible metaphorically obscures a problem: Vine; Olive; Fig; or Raspberry? Fig (originally used by Adam when he realised he was naked)
- Named after an Illinois factory, what motivational 'Effect' was interpreted by psychologist Elton Mayo in the 1920s: Laurel; Hawthorne; Rosebush; or Cactus? Hawthorne (workers' productivity was studied with improved lighting, but actually productivity improved simply from involvement in the research, irrespective of lighting levels - this story/explanation is included with lots more interesting and amusing analogies on the stories page)
- Geert Wilders emerged as a controversial extreme Dutch (What?) in the 2000s: Naked hockey; 90% alcohol liqueur; Right-wing politician; or Canal flu? Right-wing politician
- What car make has 2010s models including 108, 208, 301, 408, 508, and Bippo van: Citroen; Peugeot; Renault; or Maserati? Peugeot
- Nixdorf, Tulip, Sinclair and AST were early brands in: Package holidays; Computing; Electric cars; or SLR cameras? Computing
- What is Vladimir Nabokov's controversial 1955 novel, which originated the also controversial term for a promiscuous young woman? Lolita
- The first Ebay business to exceed five million positive feedbacks was: Book Banana; Music Magpie; Lip Stick; or Toy Tomato? Music Magpie
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