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quizballs 473 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Noted for eating virtually anything, a marabou is a large African: Pig; Crocodile; Stork; or Monkey? Stork
- Sterling silver is traditionally hallmarked with a: Rose; Crown; Lion; or Cloverleaf? Lion
- On what instrument are abbreviations including ESE, SSE, ENE, NNE, WSW, SSW, and WNW? Compass
- What is the climbing herb Humulus Lupus, used in beer-making? Hop
- What metabolism-regulating hormone is secreted by the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas: Insulin; Oxytocin; Cortisol; or Progesterone? Insulin
- What six-a-side sport was first played in Kingston Harbour, Ontario in 1860? Ice hockey
- What phenol derivative is found in bark and leaves and helps give the astringent taste to tea and red wine? Tannin (or Tannic acid)
- The Renaissance (French for rebirth) movement began in the 1500s, in: Germany; Italy; France: or Sweden? Italy
- Illacme (illacme) plenipes has the most legs of all millipede species, numbering: 6; 20; 48; or 750? 750
- What do the initials JP stand for referring to a court magistrate's title? Justice of the Peace
- Rudolfensis, Habilis, Erectus, and Heidelbergensis are early genetic relatives of: Bears; Dogs; Deer; or Humans? Humans
- The Indian-Asian regional numbering system/unit of 100,000, shown as 1,00,000, e.g., for the Rupee currency is the: Dakh; Lakh; Sakh; or Wakh? Lakh (or Lac - so that 150,000 rupees is 1.5 Lakh rupees, also shown as INR 1,50,000)
- Hebrew for instruction/teaching, the central reference/books of Judaism is The: Knesset; Torah; Halakhah; or Menorah? Torah
- What corporation became (by 21st C) the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines, and motorbikes? Honda
- What popular US casino game is named from French 'toad', referring to the crouched squatting stance street origins? Craps (from crapaud, 'toad')
- Secale Cereale is the botanical name for what grass/grain used in black bread and whiskey? Rye
- Self-proclaimed mystic/holy man Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916) significantly influenced the rule of which nation? Russia (via his influence over Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Imperial Russia)
- Nephrite, mined since 6000BC, is the most common ore of what important stone, especially in SE Asia? Jade
- The only undefeated undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion was: Rocky Marciano; Joe Louis; Muhammad Ali; or Lennox Lewis? Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano, 1923-1969)
- Born 1942, Englishman Glyn Johns' 2014 autobiography Sound Man is about his world-renowned life in: Music; Supersonic aviation; Ear surgery; or Lighthouse keeping? Music (recording, engineering and producing - for acts such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Who, Clapton, Dylan, Eagles, etc)
- Match these 'superfoods' with their equally beneficial basic cheaper alternatives: Quinoa, Chia, Wheatgrass, Teff vs Spinach, Lentils, Oats, Linseed,? Quinoa - Oats; Chia (seeds) - Linseed; Wheatgrass - Spinach; Teff - Lentils
- Pyrrhotite and Pentlandite are natural minerals for what metal used in stainless steel and coins: Tin; Nickel; Copper; or Silver? Nickel
- In 2017 Independent English convenience-store owner Jel Singh received respectively aggressive court action against him, and then positive permission, for the use of which names for his shop (two answers required in correct order - forbidden original name and permitted new name): Singhasda; Singhsburys; Morrisinghs; or Tescosingh? Singhsburys and Morrisinghs (Sainsbury's took action against him, and Morrisons congratulated him and his customers on their good taste in alluding to Morrisons and wished him well)
- What sort of weapon is named after Russian leader Vyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986)? Petrol bomb or ('Molotov cocktail' or any similar name for a bottle-based improvised flammable-liquid incendiary grenade - named after Finland freedom fighters used them vs Russion oppression forces acting under foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov, later Russian leader)
- Name the 'Six Flags' (six 'nations') that historically have had sovereignty over some/all of the state of Texas, USA? (two, no longer nations, are now within another nation) Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, USA
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