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quizballs 470 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The farmer in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies is Mr: McDougall; McGregor; Macdonald; or MacHinery? McGregor
- Greek mythology asserts that the first woman on Earth was: Venus; Hera; Eve; or Pandora? Pandora
- Which one of these is the more general name within which the other two are types: Sultana; Raisin; Currant? Raisin (a raisin is a dried grape - a sultana is a dried white/green grape, and a currant is technically a Zante currant/Corinth raisin, from the Black Corinth grape, which is a small 'white' grape, or actually green..)
- Launched 2016/17, Apple Homepod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home mainly provide: Music; Gaming; Education; or Robot baby-sitting and parenting? Music
- Donald Trump's May 2017 Twitter typo that became a viral conundrum was: Boobebe; Kwififi; Covfefe; or Impeecci? Covfefe
- The Maris Piper is a popular famous: Light aircraft; Potato; Scottish folk dance; or Plumbing manual? Potato
- Breteche, Machiolation, Murder-holes, Merlons and Hoarding are features of: Golf courses; Medieval castles; Cheese; or Wedding cakes? Medieval castles
- What does the J stand for in the household cleaning 'J-cloth' (now genericized) brand? Johnson (a 1970's registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson, the cleaning/chemicals corporation)
- What portmanteau word (for a video diary) is a form of publishing, done by millions of children (e.g., on YouTube), often unknown to teachers and parents? Vlogging (from Video and Log - as in Blogging, from Web/Log)
- Panettone is a popular Italian: Motorcycle; Lake; Bread; or Martial art? Bread (with dried fruit, associated with Christmas)
- What creature is a 'fashion' (style) of repeated recitation often used in learning? Parrot ('parrot-fashion')
- What Latin for beak is a speaking platform, from Ancient Rome's speaker Forum, decorated with the beaks of captured galleys? Rostrum
- Siddhārtha Gautama is simply and eponymously known as what founding religious teacher? Buddha
- The pastry used in eclairs and similar cakes is: Shoo; Shew, Shoe; or Choux? Choux
- What did Willie Walsh reveal as the actual cause of BA's catastrophic IT systems outage, stranding 75,000 passengers and grounding flights at 170 airports over a May holiday weekend 2017: Cyber-attack; Psychic phenomenon; Rats; or Someone pulled the plug out? Someone pulled the plug out
- 'Watergate' - the scandal causing US president Nixon's resignation in 1974 - is actually a: Book; Journalist; Building complex; or Legal term for impeachment? Building complex (in Washington DC, the location of a burglary instigated by presidential staff, subject of cover-up, which when exposed revealed further Presidential corruption and justice obstruction)
- Tabs, Knobs, Whimsies, and Innies and Outies feature in what table-top amusement? Jigsaw puzzles (different cut shapes in the pieces)
- Named after its German bacteriologist inventor, what is a flat circular transparent dish used for cultivating micro-organisms? Petri (dish)
- What BBC TV children's story show (1965-96) is named from a nursery rhyme, and became Cockney Rhyming slang for 'story', especially alluding to fabrications and lies? Jackanory
- 'Machine Learning' and 'Decision Trees' are terms in: Dr Who; Star Trek; Landscape gardening; or Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence (and computational algorithms)
- The time spent by people viewing YouTube videos each day (i.e., in a single day - as at 2017) collectively equates to roughly how many years: Ten; A hundred; A thousand; or 100,000? 100,000 (yes - that's a hundred thousand years.... about a billion hours every day)
- Spraint is the dung of the: Cat; Dog; Otter; or Rabbit? Otter
- Someone who shunts trains in the USA, derived from older English for an inn's groom for horses or innkeeper is a: Rustler; Whistler; Hostler; or Wrestler? Hostler (also ostler in older English)
- The Westermarck effect, which opposes Freudian theory, seeks to explain: War; Dreams; Playground games; or Genetic Sexual Attraction? Genetic Sexual Attraction
- What is the modern equivalent of Royal Navy's 1914-18 code: Apples, Butter, Charlie, Duff, Edward, Freddy, George, Harry, Ink, Johnnie, King, London, Monkey, Nuts, Orange, Pudding? Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa (the international phonetic alphabet, A-P)
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