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quizballs 464 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The most highly developed part of a brain is the: Cerebrum; Hippocampus; Thalamus; or Medulla? Cerebrum
- Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary are the three major types of: Trees; Rock; Fish; or Human hair? Rock
- Ray Dolby's eponymous 1933 invention improved: Safety glass; Blood transfusion; Sound reproduction; or Train punctuality? Sound reproduction (reduction of hiss noise in tape recordings)
- Name the tree/resin which produces Arabic/Yemen (natural chewing) gum, related to a word for chew? Mastic (sharing the same Greek word root as masticate)
- In the Modern Braille system, three embossed dots in vertical line equates to: A; L; V; or Z? L
- Desalination is the removal of (What?) from (What?): Heat; Salt; Brine; Alcohol; Infection; or Milk? (two answers required) Salt from Brine (i.e., removing salt from salt-water)
- The Parthenon in Athens was originally a: Gladiatorial stadium; Temple; Fortress; or Library? Temple
- Brighter rainbows are caused mainly by: Air temperature; Time of day; Bigger raindrops; or The viewing person's imagination only? Bigger raindrops
- Japanese for 'picture character' is (What?) - reportedly the fastest growing language ever? Emoji (e + moji = picture + character, and not derived from 'emotion' at all..)
- In astronomy what name is given to a distance of 3.26 light-years, a portmanteau of parallax and second? Parsec
- In the scoring of diving competition (from a platform/board into a pool) the abbreviation DD means what? Degree of Difficulty
- 'Highway Gothic', 'Transport' and 'Motorway', (originally US, UK, UK) are common international standard road (What?): Reflective paint; Surfacing stone sizes; Signage typefaces; or Lighting brightness? Signage typefaces
- A stabilizing fin that provides uplift for a fast watercraft, or downforce for a fast car, is a hydro or aero (What?): Foil (hydrofoil and aerofoil - a hydrofoil is also a name for the watercraft that uses such technology)
- Measured in kilograms per cubic metre, the mass of unit volume of a substance is called: Density; Weight; Momentum; or Pressure? Density
- Metrical feet types such as iamb, trochee, dactyl, and anapest characterize: American furniture; Western poetry; Tree frogs; or Southern hemisphere rainbows? Western poetry (they are rhythmic line patterns)
- A full-grown courgette or zucchini is a: Cucumber; Pumpkin; Marrow; or Aubergine? Marrow
- The nitrogen cycle, fundamental in nature, entails airborne nitrogen and animal/plant decomposition converting to: Ammonia; Oxygen; Hydrogen; or Silver? Ammonia
- Heightwise, if Mount Everest were put into the the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, its peak would be roughly where in relation to sea level: At sea level; A mile higher; Two miles higher; or A mile below? A mile below (Everest is c.8850m, and Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the oceans, is c.11000m deep)
- Reef, clove hitch, bowline, and sheepshank are types of what? Knots (in rope or string)
- What Latin for 'I' is used in varying contexts referring to the oneself, and our self-view? Ego
- Epoch, Eon, Era, and Period are types of: Punctuation; Roman gods; Geological timescales; or Microsoft operating systems? Geological timescales
- What word for a sweet dish is a French portmanteau meaning 'clear the table', combining 'remove' and 'serve'? Dessert (from des, remove, and servir, serve)
- The infinity sign is a sideways (90-degree rotated): 3; 6; 8; or X? 8
- What global ethical standards organization's logo, like the yin-yang symbol, shows "..blue sky for optimism, green for growth, and a raised arm for empowerment..." ? Fairtrade
- In the constructed international Esparanto language, what are Dimanĉo, Lundo, Mardo, Merkredo, Jaŭdo, Vendredo, Sabato? The days of the week (Sunday to Saturday)
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