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quizballs index 1 - quizzes 1-200 (quizballs index 2 - quizzes 201 onwards)

free trivia quiz questions and answers - for pub quizzes, pub games, team games, learning and fun

Here below lists and links for past Quizballs quizzes numbered 1-200, and corrections.

See Quizballs index page 2 for current and recent Quizballs quizzes 201 onwards, and corrections.

See also the separate dedicated quiz website - Quizballs.com - run by Businessballs, launched in October 2011, which offers increasingly more and different free Quizballs quizzes. These quizzes are numbered 1001 onwards. (Businessballs continues to publish its own different, slightly more serious quizzes on this website).

Quizballs are free quiz questions and answers for trivia quizzes, team games, and pub quizzes. Quizballs quizzes are educational and enlightening as well as entertaining and amusing. We also take pride in the quality and reliability of our quizzes. Occasionally we make mistakes, which we correct when we are told.

We design our quizzes to be as robust and clear as possible, so that quiz users and compilers avoid dispute and controversy.

Each of the Quizballs quizzes on this website is numbered and available free on two linked pages:

A similar format exists on the new Quizballs.com website, plus the option to see answers individually. Quizzes on the Quizballs.com website are numbered 1001 onwards.

The Quizballs.com website offers slightly more flexibility in the ways you can see and use the quizzes, and aims to add new quizzes more frequently than here on Businessballs.

Quizzes on the Businessballs website (here) tend to be more serious than the lighter quicker nature of the quizzes on the sister Quizballs.com website.

Corrections and amendments for quizzes numbered 1-200 are listed below.

Corrections for quizzes numbered 201 onwards are on the Quizballs index page 2.

The separate dedicated Quizballs.com website lists corrections for its own quizzes, which are numbered 1001 onwards.

 

specialist quizballs quizzes on businessballs.com

Most Quizballs quizzes are general knowledge. Many here contain some business and management questions. Some are specialist subject quizzes. Some are entertainment quizzes, which are popular in pub quizzes and for light amusement among work groups. The entertainment quizzes include anything from TV soaps to classical literature, arts and music.

Specialist and theme-based quizzes include for example:

BIG 2013 YEAR QUIZ - Quizballs 283

Diversity/words general knowledge quiz 3 - Quizballs 185

Diversity/words general knowledge quiz 2 - Quizballs 184

Diversity/words general knowledge quiz 1 - Quizballs 182

'Dogs themed' quiz - Quizballs 181

'Top-and-Tail-Connections' cryptic quiz - Quizballs 180

Christmas Quizballs 178

Christmas Quizballs 29

Christmas Quizballs 48

Christmas Quizballs 73

Christmas Quizballs 127

Latin/English words quiz - Quizballs 177

Books and Authors quiz - Quizballs 170

'Numbers' quiz - Quizballs 165 and 'Numbers' quiz - Quizballs 114 - 30 general knowledge questions - each answer is a number from 1-30

Mottos quiz - Quizballs 158 - companies/organizations/brands mottos/sayings -

Environmental knowledge quiz - Quizballs 157

Misnomer quiz - Quizballs 136 (a 50-question 'not-so-obvious' quiz..)

Management and business quiz - Quizballs 5

Management and business quiz - Quizballs 10

Big baby boomer music quiz - Quizballs 51

Colour quiz - Quizballs 95 (in US-English the word is color..)

Big literary quiz - quizballs 56

Weather and climate quiz - Quizballs 38

Catchphrase quiz - Quizballs 34

Alphabet quiz - Quizballs 30

Alphabet quiz - Quizballs 94

Alphabet quiz - Quizballs 121

Big football quiz - Quizballs 17

Big year quiz 2010 - 100 questions - Quizballs 128

Supersized 2009 big year quiz - 300 questions - Quizballs 76

Big 2008 year quiz - 100 questions - Quizballs 58

Big 2007 year quiz - 85 questions - Quizballs 50

'Silent Generation' quiz - Quizballs 120 - 35 questions general knowledge questions focusing on mid-1930s to mid-1970s (see Silent Generation in generational theory)

Suggest a theme or subject for a Quizballs quiz

Use the quizzes and questions and answers to suit your purposes, either as stand-alone quizzes, or to cut and paste to make your own quizzes.

Quizballs accepts no liability for any arguments, lost bets, or otherwise unfortunate consequences arising from any errors contained in these quizzes although quite a lot of effort is made to ensure that questions are clear and answers are correct.

Please notify us of any errors, or questions or answers requiring clarification. Corrections are posted below with acknowledgements to the people who've kindly taken the time to put us straight.

These quizzes are free to use in pub quizzes, trivia quizzes, organisational events and team-building, but are not to be sold or published, which includes not posting them on other websites, thank you. If using quizzes in organisations for team-building or team activities see the team-building tips.

Quizzes and trivia questions are fun, and helpful for learning, and quizzes are also now scientifically proven to be good for your brain and your mental fitness. Live and learn. Learn and live long.

 

quizballs quizzes 1-200 - free questions and answers for trivia quizzes

Here are lists and links for past Quizballs quizzes numbered 1-200, and below corrections to those quizzes.

Current and recent Quizballs quizzes 201 onwards are on Quizballs index page 2.

 

quizballs 200 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 200 - questions and answers

quizballs 199 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 199 - questions and answers

quizballs 198 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 198 - questions and answers

quizballs 197 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 197 - questions and answers

quizballs 196 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 196 - questions and answers

quizballs 195 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 195 - questions and answers

quizballs 194 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 194 - questions and answers

quizballs 193 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 193 - questions and answers

quizballs 192 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 192 - questions and answers

quizballs 191 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 191 - questions and answers

quizballs 190 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 190 - questions and answers

quizballs 189 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 189 - questions and answers

quizballs 188 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 188 - questions and answers

quizballs 187 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 187 - questions and answers

quizballs 186 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 186 - questions and answers

quizballs 185 - questions only - diversity/words general knowledge quiz (3) - 20 questions

quizballs 185 - questions and answers

quizballs 184 - questions only - diversity/words general knowledge quiz (2) - 20 questions

quizballs 184 - questions and answers

quizballs 183 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 183 - questions and answers

quizballs 182 - questions only - diversity/words general knowledge quiz (1) - 20 questions

quizballs 182 - questions and answers

quizballs 181 - questions only - 'dog themed' general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 181 - questions and answers

quizballs 180 - questions only - 'top-and-tail-connections' mostly cryptic general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 180 - questions and answers

quizballs 179 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 179 - questions and answers

quizballs 178 - questions only - Christmas themed general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 178 - questions and answers

quizballs 177 - questions only - Latin/English words quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 177 - questions and answers

quizballs 176 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 176 - questions and answers

quizballs 175 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 175 - questions and answers

quizballs 174 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 174 - questions and answers

quizballs 173 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 173 - questions and answers

quizballs 172 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 172 - questions and answers

quizballs 171 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 171 - questions and answers

quizballs 170 - questions only - 'books and authors' literary quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 170 - questions and answers

quizballs 169 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 169 - questions and answers

quizballs 168 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 168 - questions and answers

quizballs 167 - questions only - general knowledge multiple choice quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 167 - questions and answers

quizballs 166 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 166 - questions and answers

quizballs 165 - questions only - 'numbers' general knowledge quiz - 30 questions - each answer is a number between 1-30

quizballs 165 - questions and answers

quizballs 164 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 164 - questions and answers

quizballs 163 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 163 - questions and answers

quizballs 162 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 162 - questions and answers

quizballs 161 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 161 - questions and answers

quizballs 160 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 160 - questions and answers

quizballs 159 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 159 - questions and answers

quizballs 158 - questions only - 'mottos' quiz - companies/brands/organizations mottos and sayings - 20 questions

quizballs 158 - questions and answers

quizballs 157 - questions only - environmental knowledge quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 157 - questions and answers

quizballs 156 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 156 - questions and answers

quizballs 155 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 155 - questions and answers

quizballs 154 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 154 - questions and answers

quizballs 153 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 153 - questions and answers

quizballs 152 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 152 - questions and answers

quizballs 151 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 151 - questions and answers

quizballs 150 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 150 - questions and answers

quizballs 149 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 149 - questions and answers

quizballs 148 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 148 - questions and answers

quizballs 147 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 147 - questions and answers

quizballs 146 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 146 - questions and answers

quizballs 145 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 145 - questions and answers

quizballs 144 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 144 - questions and answers

quizballs 143 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 143 - questions and answers

quizballs 142 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 142 - questions and answers

quizballs 141 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 141 - questions and answers

quizballs 140 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 140 - questions and answers

quizballs 139 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 139 - questions and answers

quizballs 138 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 138 - questions and answers

quizballs 137 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 137 - questions and answers

quizballs 136 - questions only - misnomer quiz - big 'not-so-obvious' general knowledge - 50 questions

quizballs 136 - questions and answers

quizballs 135 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 135 - questions and answers

quizballs 134 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 134 - questions and answers

quizballs 133 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 35 questions

quizballs 133 - questions and answers

quizballs 132 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 132 - questions and answers

quizballs 131 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 131 - questions and answers

quizballs 130 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 130 - questions and answers

quizballs 129 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 129 - questions and answers

quizballs 128 - questions only - big year quiz 2010 - general knowledge - 100 questions

quizballs 128 - questions and answers

quizballs 127 - questions only - Christmas quiz - general knowledge - 40 questions

quizballs 127 - questions and answers

quizballs 126 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 126 - questions and answers

 

See other Christmas quizzes: quizballs 29 - quizballs 48 - quizballs 73

quizballs 125 - questions only - 'vowel quiz' - every answer begins with a vowel - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 125 - questions and answers

quizballs 124 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 124 - questions and answers

quizballs 123 - questions only - including late-2010 current affairs and world news - 30 questions

quizballs 123 - questions and answers

quizballs 122 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 122 - questions and answers

quizballs 121 - questions only - 'alphabet quiz' - general knowledge - 26 questions

quizballs 121 - questions and answers

quizballs 120 - questions only - general knowledge 'Silent Generation' quiz - 35 questions

quizballs 120 - questions and answers

quizballs 119 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 119 - questions and answers

quizballs 118 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 118 - questions and answers

quizballs 117 - questions only - multiple choice quiz - general knowledge - 40 questions

quizballs 117 - questions and answers

quizballs 116 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 116 - questions and answers

quizballs 115 - questions only - multiple choice quiz - general knowledge - 35 questions

quizballs 115 - questions and answers

quizballs 114 - questions only - 1-30 numbers quiz - each answer is a number between 1-30 - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 114 - questions and answers

quizballs 113 - questions only - general knowledge - 40 questions

quizballs 113 - questions and answers

quizballs 112 - questions only - 'numbers quiz' - multiple choice - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 112 - questions and answers

quizballs 111 - questions only - 'odd-one-out' quiz - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 111 - questions and answers

quizballs 110 - questions only - multiple choice - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 110 - questions and answers

quizballs 109 - questions only - general knowledge - 40 questions

quizballs 109 - questions and answers

quizballs 108 - questions only - general knowledge - 35 questions

quizballs 108 - questions and answers

quizballs 107 - questions only - 'odd-one-out' quiz - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 107 - questions and answers

quizballs 106 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 106 - questions and answers

quizballs 105 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 105 - questions and answers

quizballs 104 - questions only - alphabet and heteronym general knowledge quiz - 26 questions

quizballs 104 - questions and answers

quizballs 103 - questions only - general knowledge - 40 questions

quizballs 103 - questions and answers

quizballs 102 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 102 - questions and answers

quizballs 101 - questions only - general knowledge - 40 questions

quizballs 101 - questions and answers

quizballs 100 - questions only - multiple choice - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 100 - questions and answers

quizballs 99 - questions only - multiple choice - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 99 - questions and answers

quizballs 98 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 98 - questions and answers

quizballs 97 - questions only - multiple choice - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 97 - questions and answers

quizballs 96 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 96 - questions and answers

quizballs 95 - questions only - colours/colors quiz - general knowledge - 40 questions

quizballs 95 - questions and answers

quizballs 94 - questions only - alphabet quiz - general knowledge - 26 questions

quizballs 94 - questions and answers

quizballs 93 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 93 - questions and answers

quizballs 92 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 92 - questions and answers

quizballs 91 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 91 - questions and answers

quizballs 90 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 90 - questions and answers

quizballs 89 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 89 - questions and answers

quizballs 88 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 88 - questions and answers

quizballs 87 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 87 - questions and answers

quizballs 86 - questions only - general knowledge and business quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 86 - questions and answers

quizballs 85 - questions only - general knowledge and business quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 85 - questions and answers

quizballs 84 - questions only - general knowledge and business quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 84 - questions and answers

quizballs 83 - questions only - general knowledge and business quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 83 - questions and answers

quizballs 82 - questions only - general knowledge and business quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 82 - questions and answers

quizballs 81 - questions only - general knowledge and business quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 81 - questions and answers

quizballs 80 - questions only - general knowledge and business quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 80 - questions and answers

quizballs 79 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 79 - questions and answers

quizballs 78 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 40 questions

quizballs 78 - questions and answers

quizballs 77 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 45 questions

quizballs 77 - questions and answers

quizballs 76 - questions only - supersized 2009 big year quiz - general knowledge - 300 questions

quizballs 76 - questions and answers

quizballs 75 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 35 questions

quizballs 75 - questions and answers

quizballs 74 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 74 - questions and answers

quizballs 73 - questions only - Christmas quiz - 60 questions

quizballs 73 - questions and answers

quizballs 72 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 72 - questions and answers

 

See other Christmas quizzes: quizballs 29 - quizballs 48 - quizballs 127

quizballs 71 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 71 - questions and answers

quizballs 70 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 70 - questions and answers

quizballs 69 - questions only - general (adult) knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 69 - questions and answers

quizballs 68 - questions only - general knowledge - 35 questions

quizballs 68 - questions and answers

quizballs 67 - questions only - general knowledge - 35 questions

quizballs 67 - questions and answers

quizballs 66 - questions only - general knowledge - 35 questions

quizballs 66 - questions and answers

quizballs 65 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 65 - questions and answers

quizballs 64 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 64 - questions and answers

quizballs 63 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 63 - questions and answers

quizballs 62 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 62 - questions and answers

quizballs 61 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 61 - questions and answers

quizballs 60 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 60 - questions and answers

quizballs 59 - questions only - Big Al's Big Quiz - 100 general knowledge questions

quizballs 59 - questions and answers

quizballs 58 - questions only - 2008 year quiz - 100 questions

quizballs 58 - questions and answers

quizballs 57 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 57 - questions and answers

quizballs 56 - questions only - literary quiz - 100 questions

quizballs 56 - questions and answers

quizballs 55 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 55 - questions and answers

quizballs 54 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions (thanks BW and MT)

quizballs 54 - questions and answers

quizballs 53 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions - (thanks KR)

quizballs 53 - questions and answers

quizballs 52 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 52 - questions and answers

quizballs 51 - questions only - baby boomer music quiz - 100 questions

quizballs 51 - questions and answers

quizballs 50 - questions only - 2007 year quiz - 85 questions

quizballs 50 - questions and answers

quizballs 49 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 49 - questions and answers

quizballs 48 - questions only - Christmas quiz (reasonably diverse - see quizballs 29 too) - 30 questions

quizballs 48 - questions and answers

quizballs 47 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 47 - questions and answers

quizballs 46 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 46 - questions and answers

quizballs 45 - questions only - 'A B C' quiz - general knowledge - 15 questions - solve the pattern, solve the questions

quizballs 45 - questions and answers

quizballs 44 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 44 - questions and answers

quizballs 43 - questions only - general knowledge - 30 questions

quizballs 43 - questions and answers

quizballs 42 - questions only - general knowledge - 51 questions

quizballs 42 - questions and answers

quizballs 41 - questions only - general knowledge - 50 questions

quizballs 41 - questions and answers

quizballs 40 - questions only - general knowledge - 50 questions

quizballs 40 - questions and answers

quizballs 39 - questions only - general knowledge, with an international diversity flavour - 30 questions

quizballs 39 - questions and answers

quizballs 38 - questions only - weather and climate quiz - 31 questions

quizballs 38 - questions and answers

quizballs 37 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 37 - questions and answers

quizballs 36 - questions only - entertainment quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 36 - questions and answers

quizballs 35 - questions only - history quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 35 - questions and answers

quizballs 34 - questions only - catchphrase quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 34 - questions and answers

quizballs 33 - questions only - entertainment quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 33 - questions and answers

quizballs 32 - questions only - history quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 32 - questions and answers

quizballs 31 - questions only - entertainment quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 31 - questions and answers

quizballs 30 - questions only - alphabet quiz - 26 questions

quizballs 30 - questions and answers

quizballs 29 - questions only - Christmas quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 29 - questions and answers

quizballs 28 - questions only - geography quiz - 25 questions

quizballs 28 - questions and answers

quizballs 27 - questions only - entertainment quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 27 - questions and answers

quizballs 26 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 26 - questions and answers

quizballs 25 - questions only - entertainment quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 25 - questions and answers

quizballs 24 - questions only - entertainment quiz - 30 questions

quizballs 24 - questions and answers

quizballs 23 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 23 - questions and answers

quizballs 22 - questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 22 - questions and answers

quizballs 21 - questions only - entertainment - 30 questions

quizballs 21 - questions and answers

quizballs 20 - questions only - entertainment - 30 questions

quizballs 20 - questions and answers

quizballs 19 - questions only - easier quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 19 - questions and answers

quizballs 18 - entertainment quiz - questions only - entertainment - 30 questions

quizballs 18 - entertainment quiz - questions and answers

quizballs 17 - football quiz - questions only - football quiz -75 questions

quizballs 17 - foootball quiz - questions and answers

quizballs 16 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 16 questions and answers

quizballs 15 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 15 questions and answers

quizballs 14 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 14 questions and answers

quizballs 13 questions only - general knowledge 'connections' quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 13 questions and answers

quizballs 12 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 12 questions and answers

quizballs 11 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 11 questions and answers

quizballs 10 questions only - basic management and business quiz - 20 questions

quizballs 10 questions and answers

quizballs 9 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 9 questions and answers

quizballs 8 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 8 questions and answers

quizballs 7 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 7 questions and answers

quizballs 6 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 6 questions and answers

quizballs 5 questions only - tough management and business quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 5 questions and answers

quizballs 4 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 4 questions and answers

quizballs 3 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 3 questions and answers

quizballs 2 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 2 questions and answers

quizballs 1 questions only - general knowledge quiz - 50 questions

quizballs 1 questions and answers

 

amendments, corrections and updates to quizzes:

We do our best to check our facts but occasionally a typo or other mental error creeps in, or even supposedly reliable sources are not so reliable, and in other instances answers are open to confusion or dispute, in which case I am very grateful to everyone who sends corrections and suggestions. This helps us to ensure that the quizzes are as robust and accurate as possible. Thank you.

See Quizballs index page 2 for corrections to quizzes 201 and beyond.

quizballs 95 - question 26 was corrected to show William III's reign as English King began 1688/9 (rather than mistakenly 1650, which is when he was born - the reign began 1688 or 1689 depending on interpretation of the technicalities) - thanks T Gilmore - 13 Oct 2014.

christmas quizballs 127 - question 33 was corrected by inserting the word 'coming' prior to 'Christmas period', because the period concerned is technically not yet Christmas (despite the thinking of retailers, children, etc) - thanks P Eavers - 30 Dec 2013.

christmas quizballs 127 - question 3 was clarified by inserting '(that's 'name' not 'date')' in referring to the alternative British numerical name for Three Kings Day - thanks V Thomson - 11 Dec 2013.

christmas quizballs 29 - question 14 was extended to offer bonus points and thereby clarify Band Aid versions/years - thanks M Board - 2 Dec 2013.

quizballs 62 - question 12 was clarified to refer to mainland Australia (was simply Australia) because Tasmania is part of Australia - thanks J Piets - 16 Aug 2013.

quizballs 192 - question 8 was corrected to remove the reference to (the incorrect and actually immaterial) 'Hornsea, East Anglia UK', (which was not only incorrect, but Hornsea is in Yorkshire not East Anglia) - thanks J Eckersley - 4 Jan 2013.

quizballs 29 - question 18 was slightly reworded (from 'Who wrote..) to 'Who is officially credited as the author of Auld Lang Syne?' because apparently Burns based some of the poem on an older traditional unpublished and unattributed/unattributable song, which [according to Burns himself, seemingly] existed in Scottish tradition/folk music some years before Auld Lang Syne was published in Burns' name. In the long-standing ongoing likely infinite absence of any clearer alternative/competing attribution, and since Burns wrote much/most of the work himself and certainly produced/refined it all into a published work, and is [therefore] recognized as the writer of the published work, it is entirely reasonable that Burns is regarded as the author/creator of the work - thanks for raising this M Hale - 27 Dec 2012.

quizballs 55 - question 25 answer corrected (was wrongly the episode name 'Van Hickey' instead of band name) - thanks K Peyton - 1 Dec 2012.

quizballs 29 - question 15 (Which country did St Nicholas come from?) was clarified (to be: In which modern country is St Nicholas's birthplace and hometown?) and explanatory detail provided in the answer, essentially that St Nicholas was born a Greek and worked as a culturally/ethnically Greek bishop in what was then provincial territory of the Roman Empire with no specific country name, and which is now part of Turkey, and has always been part of what we would now consider the Turkish mainland - thanks G Buck - 27 Nov 2012.

quizballs 7 - question 3 was replaced because it wrongly gave the impression that the practice of increasing the rank of a British soldier for his/her wedding day was standard, whereas examples are isolated and variously observed/applied - thanks D Fryer - 13 Oct 2012.

quizballs 197 - the supporting detail given for the answer to question 15 was corrected: Osborne Naval College is now closed, not Stoneyhurst College - thanks N O'Brien - 16 Jul 2012.

quizballs 3 - question 48 was replaced because the nation which invented the wheelbarrow is subject to conflicting historical reports and varying technical interpretations of what constitutes an actual wheelbarrow and its existence and use (we said China, as do many historical resources, but Wikipedia says Greece, and the matter remains open to debate) - also Q15 the song title is 'Light my Fire', not 'C'mon Baby, Light my Fire' - and Q40 the bomb was INLA not IRA - quizballs 8 - question 40 about a fashion award was replaced because it was too obscure and could not be substantiated - question 45 about the 'united' Germany 45 was clarified since Germany was also 'united' earlier in the 20th century - thanks PW - 8 Jul 2012.

quizballs 112 - question 2 was clarified, as at 2010 - quizballs 111 - question 14 spelling of Liefde corrected (was Leifde) - quizballs 143 - question 3 spelling of Ganymede corrected (was Gannymede) - question 11 reworded as previously it suggested wrongly that the name is common in Japan - quizballs 138 - question 1 corrected to Antarctic (was incorrectly Arctic) - quizballs 123 - spelling of answer 11 corrected - question 30 corrected to state Mauna Kea (was wrongly Mauna Island) - thanks PW - 26 Jun 2012.

quizballs 8 - question clarified and answer corrected (was wrongly South China Sea) - thanks PW and the other person who raised this - 26 Jun 2012.

quizballs 2 - question 14 was clarified as referring to 'In the Western world commonly... (in which month is All Saints' Day)" - thanks SV - 12 Apr 2012.

quizballs 194 - question 15 reference to 'national' (anthem) removed - the anthem in question is just the royal anthem and not the national anthem also, as wrongly stated - thanks G Hayton - 5 Apr 2102.

quizballs 190 - question 2 was corrected to include the word 'international' (What airport carries the most international passengers in the world, at 2012?) - thanks T Lehrer - 3 Apr 2012.

quizballs 192 - question 10 reworded due to inaccuracy and confusion relating to Community Charge and Poll Tax - thanks J Porcella - 29 Mar 2012.

quizballs 176 - question 20 - spelling of 'flotsam' corrected (was wrongly 'flotsum') - thanks J Porcella - 1 Dec 2011.

quizballs 175 - question 2 - spelling of 'favela' corrected (was wrongly 'flavela') - thanks J Porcella - 1 Dec 2011.

quizballs 171 - question 1 wording was clarified from 'governing' to 'ex-governing' with respect to the MCC's responsibilities for English cricket - the MCC ceased to run English cricket in 1993 when the Test and County Cricket Board took over, superceded 1997 by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board). The MCC remains guardian of the laws of cricket with interest in developing cricket worldwide, and fields teams for first class and non-first class matches - thanks G Bee - 28 Oct 2011.

quizballs 168 - question 11 was corrected to state Greek god Dionysus and Roman equivalent, instead of (wrongly) Roman god Dionysus and Greek equivalent - thanks C Gorton and M Dyson - 4 Oct 2011.

quizballs 153 - question 12 was reworded to clarify that the blog was a fictional hoax - thanks D Edinborough - 3 Aug 2011.

quizballs 160 - spellings corrected for questions 8 (gramophone, not gramaphone) and 9 (Venetian not Venitian) - thanks J Porcella - 2 Aug 2011.

quizballs 156 - question corrected to state 2012 Olympics (not the impossible year of 2011) - thanks S Boon - 4 Jun 2011.

quizballs 155 - question and supporting information were clarified regarding origins of the phrase concerned - thanks M Holmes - 27 Jun 2011.

quizballs 131 - question corrected to state 'English' professional cricketer (the question omitted this, in which case the answer would be Don Bradman) - thanks G Hayton - 27 Jun 2011.

quizballs 129 - the supporting detail to the answer to question 29 was corrected to state 'Relief' not 'Rate' - thanks G Hayton - 27 Jun 2011.

quizballs 149 - the answer to question 15 was corrected to 'modulation' (was incorrectly 'moderation'); question 6 was reworded because fracking is not limited to the extraction of natural gas, extending notably also to oil; question 17 was reworded because Moonlight Serenade is regarded as Glenn Miller's signature tune, not In the Mood - thanks variously and collectively M Burges, J Porcella, C Pearson, and C Gorton - 16 May 2011.

quizballs 146 - question 9 was replaced because it had already appeared in quizballs 105 - thanks J Porcella - 30 Apr 2011.

quizballs 145 - question 30 corrected answer to black king (was very very wrongly black queen) - thanks J Porcella - 30 Apr 2011.

quizballs 146 - question 3 was corrected to 'without' (instead of 'with') in relation to invertebrate animals - thanks J Porcella, J Gibson, R Stewart, and A Hard - my apologies to everyone for such a glaring error remaining so long until corrected - also spelling of Kinshasa corrected in question 13 and answer - thanks J Porcella - 23 Apr 2011.

quizballs 145 - question 23 was corrected to 'former capital city' (was 'capital city') - referring to Abidjan - thanks A Morgan - and in the answer to question 25 the supporting information about horse fatalities at the Grand National was corrected - thanks D Yates - 18 Apr 2011.

quizballs 141 - question 21 was corrected to refer to green rather than yellow light - thanks J Woods - 29 Mar 2011.

quizballs 141 - question 29 was altered to put the answer beyond doubt (there are competing claims for the biggest street carnival in the world) - thanks C Pearson - 21 Mar 2011.

quizballs 112 - question 11 was slightly altered to refer to 'roughly' how many years, and in the supporting information the date of J F Kennedy's death corrected to 1963 - thanks C Cooper - 17 Mar 2011.

quizballs 140 - question 14 corrected - Chernobyl disaster was 1986, not 1980 - thanks G Barnes and C Cooper - 13 Mar 2011.

quizballs 136 - question 40 clarified to be 'modern' Olympics - thanks H - and the supporting information in the answer 40 corrected to Shropshire - thanks S Hughes - question 11 and supporting information clarified regarding captial city reference - thanks J Porcella - 14 Feb 2011.

quizballs 132 - question 24 corrected (omitted word 'half' inserted, relating to note values of semibreve/crochet/minim in music) - thanks J Gee - 10 Feb 2011.

quizballs 82 - question 39 was corrected, and the supporting information with the answer too - the quote contains the words "bumpy night", not "ride" as stated and commonly believed - thanks S Deane - 10 Dec 2010.

quizballs 42 and quizballs 44 - spelling of Brussels corrected (was wrongly Brussells) in the supporting information for the answer to question 10 in quizballs 42, and in question 29 of quizballs 44 - thanks J Porcella - 10 Dec 2010.

quizballs 126 - question 5 spelling of Sterling was corrected (from Stirling) - thanks J P - 10 Dec 2010.

quizballs 113 - question 16 spelling typo 'Natwich' was corrected to Nantwich - thanks J P - 28 Nov 2010.

Christmas quizballs 29 - supporting detail in the answer to question 6 about the date of the poem 'Twas the night Before Christmas' (A Visit from St Nicholas) was corrected (from typo 1923) to 1823 and clarification added that Clement Clarke Moore lived from 1779-1863, and while alive he acknowledged authorship of the poem, although it was printed anonymously for several years - thanks H Davis - 22 Nov 2010.

quizballs 123 - supporting detail in the answer to question 8 - corrected from Italian to Latin - thanks J Porcella - 18 Nov 2010.

quizballs 120 - question 15 was corrected to 1971 (typo 1961) - thanks M Worthington - 29 Oct 2010.

quizballs 119 - question 39 was corrected (it referred wrongly to a 'South American' country), and the supporting information was updated (apparently Ms Garcia initially refused bodyguard protection but subsequently agreed) - thanks H Lebovic and M Donnelly - and in question 28 the spelling of Iapetus/Japetus was corrected (was wrongly Lapetus) - thanks H Lebovic - 25 Oct 2010.

quizballs 117 - question 40 (When was the first coloured British banknote issued?) was replaced because the answer (1948) was wrong, and because of the difficulty in absolutely validating the correct answer (probably 1914, being the first ten-shilling note) - thanks C Robinson - 21 Nov 2010.

quizballs 89 - question 13 - a pickerel is actually both a young or small pike and also a different species of fish, Esox Reticulatus, in the same family, Esocidae, as the pike, Esox Lucius. The word pickerel was used first for a young pike, in English, between the 12-14th centuries, and remains in the OED and other dictionaries today. The reference to a different species came much later, initially in the US and Canada, for certain fish in those regions, notably in the Great Lakes - thanks to C Hall for raising the query and prompting/assisting this clarification - 15 Oct 2010

quizballs 115 - question 12, De Capo (typo, sorry) was corrected to Da Capo - thanks J Porcella - 14 Oct 2010.

quizballs 31 - question 5 ("In which UK TV series did actor Neil Morrissey make his first television appearance?") was replaced. The answer was wrongly shown as Boon, instead of Juliet Bravo, although due to the difficulty in being sure that this was not pre-dated by an earlier minor role, we decided to use a new question altogether - thanks for the correction M White - 1 Oct 2010.

quizballs 114 - question 23 and the additional information given after the answer were clarified regarding the Latin translation of Vixi - thanks B Williams - 23 Sep 2010. I welcome further clarification on this point, and particularly whether this can be traced back to a Cicero quote.

quizballs 113 - additional information was provided to clarify the answer to question 20 - thanks C White - 13 Sep 2010

quizballs 98 - the supplementary information in the answer to question 24 was corrected to say 'Archimedes of Syracuse', instead of the typo 'Archimedes or Syracuse' - thanks J Porcella - 2 Aug 2010.

quizballs 98 - the answer to question 3 was corrected to Moving Pictures Experts Group (was 'Motion' not 'Moving' wrongly) - thanks Gail - 15 Jul 2010.

quizballs 101 - the misspelling of the answer to question 22 was corrected to Colombia (was wrongly Columbia, which is the US state) - thanks J Jennings - 8 Jul 2010.

quizballs 17 - question 21 was clarified to state '£100,000 (or above)' rather than merely '£100,000', since the fee which broke the £100,000 record was £110,000. Also the supporting information about the transfer was corrected: Manchester City to Torino in 1961, (not Torino to Man Utd 1962, which was effectively the second football transfer above £100,000) - thanks C Kulkarni - 24 Jun 2010.

quizballs 98 - the daft and careless answer to question 15 was corrected (from Maritime One, to Marine One) - many thanks S Green - 16 Jun 2010. Despite checking and double-checking, the brain sometimes plays tricks, is our only excuse... The question was also clarified to refer to the 'call-sign name' since any US Marine Corps aircraft (usually a helicopter) carrying the president has this name.

quizballs 16 - the answer to question 11 was corrected to the Sunday Express (was wrongly the News of the World) - thanks C O'Hara - 3 May 2010.

quizballs 12 - the answer to question 25 was corrected to 1987 (was wrongly 1988) - thanks S Johnson - 26 Apr 2010.

quizballs 90 - question 8 - 1973 was corrected to 1793 - thanks P Clarke - 19 Apr 2010.

quizballs 78 - the spelling of the answer to question 33 was corrected - thanks J Limage - 11 Apr 2010.

quizballs 44 - answer to question 7 was clarified as Martin Luther King Jr., (was Martin Luther King) - thanks J Sabatino - 9 Apr 2010.

quizballs 85 - question 33 was corrected to refer to hanukiah (or chanukkiyah), rather than Hanukkah (or Chanukkah), which is the festival, not the candelabrum - thanks B Heyn - 17 Mar 2010.

quizballs 84 - question 2 was replaced because in the US military GI stands both for Government Issue and General Issue and it's not certain which was the original interpretation/meaning in this context - thanks T Hays - 9 Mar 2010.

quizballs 80 - spellings in questions 5 (Veni, not Vini) and 10 (Eustachian, not Eustachion) were corrected - thanks M Billson - 16 Feb 2010.

quizballs 70 - the spelling of the answers to questions 4 and 29 was corrected - thanks D Albury - 3 Feb 2010.

quizballs 79 - typos in questions 13 and 34 were corrected, notably the 'breadfruit voyage' was 1791-94 not 1971-74 - thanks K Price - 3 Feb 2010.

quizballs 76 - question 208 was corrected to which Irish (from US) TV chat show - thanks R McNamara - 2 Feb 2010.

quizballs 1 - question 13 was clarified to reflect the fact that Nelson lost a battle as well as his right arm (at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife), and that actually he lost his arm at sea and not on the island itself - thanks Annie K - 28 Jan 2010.

quizballs 77 - question 37 was corrected (from cube root) to fourth root - thanks V Falzone - 16 Jan 2010.

quizballs 59 - question 68 (spelling, Havisham) was corrected - thanks C Morgan - 16 Jan 2010.

quizballs 12 - question 14 and answer were clarified - 11 Jan 2010. Question 47 was clarified - thanks A Jackson - 11 Jan 2010.

quizballs 76 - question 142 was replaced due to inaccuracy and the complexities of the cessation of Teletext services - thanks C Pearson - 11 Jan 2010, and question 5 was altered from one to two record labels - thanks A Waters - 9 Jan 2010.

quizballs 1 - questions 11 and 41 incidental typos corrected - thanks Balu - 4 Dec 2010.

quizballs 2 - question 27 - incidental information the answer about pi was simplified due to inaccuracy - thanks A Pomroy - 4 Dec 2010.

quizballs 53 - question 21 about the UK's most popular paid-for tourist attraction in 2008 was replaced due to conflicting statistics - thanks C Pearson - 15 Dec 2009.

quizballs 48 - question 16 and the supporting information for the answer was clarified to refer to England rather than Britain because Scotland had adopted the Gregorian calendar somewhat earlier, in 1600 - thanks J McRae - 15 Dec 2009.

quizballs 73 - incidental information with the answer to question 49 was corrected (to 1865, from typo 1965) - thanks C Simpson - 20 Nov 2009.

quizballs 4 - question 9 was clarified to exclude Australia and continental land masses - thanks M McLeary - 19 Nov 2009.

quizballs 11 - question 26 missing words 'of wine' were inserted - thanks C Pearson - 17 Nov 2009.

quizballs 71 - question 9 spelling of 'plain' corrected to 'plane' in relation to description of a geometric shape - thanks A Webb - 31 Oct 2009.

quizballs 71 - question 26 was clarified to refer to 'association football' rather than merely 'football' - thanks Jack - 20 Oct 2009

quizballs 60 - question 3 was clarified to refer to polygyny rather than polygamy so as not to imply that polygamy is exclusively male - thanks S Mukherjee - 5 Oct 2009.

quizballs 51 - question 51 was simplified to avoid reference to the current status of Herman's Hermits, which apparently has been subject to legal dispute - thanks E Nicholson - 30 Sep 2009.

quizballs 67 - the answer to question 21 was corrected (from Blondel) to Blondin - thanks B Wrightson - 4 Sep 2009.

quizballs 18 - question 26 - missing word 'film' inserted - thanks G Duckett - 3 Sep 2009.

quizballs 61 - question 16 was clarified - thanks P Lawrence - 29 Aug 2009.

quizballs 9 - question 17 spelling was corrected to phillumenist (from phullumenist) - thanks J Kusnierz - 27 Aug 2009.

quizballs 51 - question 38 - the answer was clarified to explain that technically the speeds were 33⅓ and 16⅔ but record turntables tended to show only the whole numbers - thanks K Crowhurst - 26 Aug 2009.

quizballs 39 - question 26 was clarified to refer to the original, most common, and traditional use of the word 'biathlon' in Olympic and world championship events. The term biathlon has subsequently been used for events comprising different sports, hence the need for clarification - thanks J Rich - 3 Aug 2009.

quizballs 60 - question 8 - the answer was corrected (from Sussex) to West Sussex - thanks T Powell - 6 June 2009.

quizballs 41 - question 23 was corrected to Ribes Nigrum (was Ribus Nigum) - thanks C Betts - 28 May 2009.

quizballs 63 - question 2 - spelling error (was Cartanega) corrected to Cartagena - thanks J Cifuentes - 27 May 2009.

quizballs 62 - question 29 - spelling of Colombia corrected (was wongly Columbia, which is the capital of the USA state of South Carolina) - thanks J Cifuentes - 21 May 2009.

quizballs 61 - question 5 was amended to clarify Rajasthan is an Indian state not a country - thanks R Hannah and S Howe - 21 May 2009

quizballs 60 - question 18 was clarified because there are at least two other rivers in Manchester aside from the answer - thanks D Higgins - 16 Apr 2009.

quizballs 25 - question 22 was corrected from 'autobiography' to 'biography' - thanks Dave aka Rock Me - 31 Mar 2009.

quizballs 3 - question 7 - the album Bookends was released in 1968, not 1982, as previously and ridiculously stated (the year wasn't the answer, just additional info) - thanks J Tait - 18 Feb 2009.

quizballs 59 - questions 91, 98 (spellings/typos - Telly Savalas; Dickens'; Micawber) and answer 56 (spelling - Prima Facie) were corrected - thanks G Heyes - 11 Feb 2009.

quizballs 59 - question 41 was corrected from 1986 to 1979 - thanks S Curtis - 4 Feb 2009.

quizballs 23 - question 25 spelling typo corrected (Diana instead of incorrect Dianna) - thanks B Budd - 31 Dec 2008.

quizballs 37 - question 23 was corrected (from 'What was Doris Day's only UK No1 hit record?') to 'What was Doris Day's first UK No1 hit single?' because she had two UK number one singles, the second being 'Whatever Will Be, Will Be' (Que Sera, Sera) in 1956 - thanks E Breare - 29 Dec 2008.

quizballs 47 - question 13 (Who was America named after? Amerigo Vespucci [Italian explorer, 1454-1512]) was replaced due to recently emerged competing theory that Welsh born merchant Richard Amerike was instead responsible for America's name - thanks A Mercer - 24 Dec 2008.

quizballs 48 - question 22 was changed (In which body of water is Christmas Island?) because there is more than one island of this name - thanks W Armstrong - 19 Dec 2008.

quizballs 57 - question 28 was amended to King of the Scots (from King of Scotland) - thanks C Sinclair and J Anderson - 19 Dec 2008.

quizballs 3 - question 36 (What is the lowest point in Europe?) was replaced because the answer (The Caspian Sea) can be regarded as being outside of Europe - thanks A Cliff - 16 Dec 2008.

quizballs 48 - question 27 - the typo in the answer's supporting detail was corrected to show 1823, not 1923, being the year that the poem 'Twas the night Before Christmas was first published - thanks D Froats - 15 Dec 2008

quizballs 37 - question 28 - the spelling of Sydney was corrected (from the incorrect Sidney [Harbour Bridge]) - thanks D Blake - 13 Dec 2008

quizballs 6 - question 27 was corrected to state '...by a Steffi Graf fan...' replacing the erroneous '...while playing Steffi Graf...' The match in question was against Magadelana Maleeva - thanks J Anker - 5 Dec 2008

quizballs 41 - the supporting detail for the answer to question 4 was corrected to Sene (from Seme), being the 100 units of the Tala currency - thanks S Tuimalatu - 16 Oct 2008.

quizballs 55 - question 3 was clarified to refer to the 'first Mersey road tunnel' (instead of the 'Mersey Tunnel') since there are two road tunnels and a rail tunnel under the river Mersey, at the last count... thanks C White - 14 Oct 2008

quizballs 56 - the typo in the supporting information for the answer to question 90 was corrected to show that Caxton printed Canterbury Tales in 1476, not 1976... thanks R Kershaw - 2 Sep 2008

quizballs 26 - question 31 was clarified to refer to whole plant (leaves or roots) rather than roots (implication of roots only) of the cassava plant - question also clarified that the production of the poisonous substance can be triggered by eating the raw plant, rather than the poison occurring in the plant - thanks L Ashley - 28 Aug 2008.

quizballs 42 - question 51 - answer corrected to Lord Speaker (from Lord Chancellor). The Woolsack was the seat of the Lord Chancellor until 2006, when due to the creation of two separate roles (Lord Chancellor previously covered the Speaker role) it became the seat of the Lord Speaker - thanks C White - 23 Aug 2008.

quizballs 51 - question 55 was amended to 'Canadian-born' from 'American' (Paul Anka later became naturalised American) - thanks B Cork - 29 Jul 2008.

quizballs 24 - question 7 was corrected to year 1988 (was 1998) - thanks M Kaiser - 25 July 2008

quizballs 53 - question 24 - the spelling of Rosinante corrected and then extended to other interpretations Rocinante and Rozinante - thanks D Albury - 7 and 8 Jul 2008.

quizballs 11 - question 3 - the spelling of the answer was corrected from Patous to Patou - thanks C White - 6 Jun 2008.

quizballs 51 - question 43 - backing band spelling corrected from 'Brothers' to 'Bruvvers' - 28 May 2008.

quizballs 25 - question 8 - spelling (Virginia 'Wolf') corrected to Woolf - thanks K Riding - 15 May 2008.

quizballs 11 - question 27 - Bakewell tarts are technically known as Bakewell puddings - thanks K Riding - 14 May 2008.

quizballs 1 - question 29 - previously 'The Yeomen of the Guard are known by what other name?' was reworded to refer instead to 'Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London'. In actual fact the Tower of London's Yeoman Warders are part of the Yeoman of the Guard, which form a wider Royal Bodyguard. All Beefeaters are members of The Yeomen of the Guard, but not all Yeoman of the Guard are Beefeaters (Yeoman Warders) at the Tower of London - thanks Carol - 9 May 2008.

quizballs 51 - question 19 was amended from 'Bill Haley's ... what' to 'Bill Haley and his ... what' - thanks A Cooper - 12 Apr 2008.

quizballs 51 - answer to question 8 - spelling corrected to Miles Davis (not Davies), thanks Jason for saving me further embarrassment on this one.. 4 Apr 2008.

quizballs 15 and quizballs 23 - spellings corrected respectively for campanile (not camponile - it's a bell tower) and Andy Capp's surname (not Cap) - thanks to D Albury's eagle eye again - 10 Mar 2008. Also hansom cab (not hansen) in quizballs 26 - 14 Mar 2008.

quizballs 50 - the answer to question 60 was corrected from eight to nine due to my daft omission of Sunderland among the list of foreign-owned Premiership Soccer clubs - thanks R Moran - 3 Mar 2008.

quizballs 6 - question 49 was altered because it was based, wrongly, on the notion that the Verdi opera was written to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal; it was not - thanks Bob - 14 Feb 2008.

quizballs 2 - question 5 was replaced because more than one artist used the title The Absinthe Drinker for a painting - thanks D Albury - 3 Feb 2008.

quizballs 3 - question 45 (coldest planet - Pluto) was replaced because Pluto is no longer classed as a planet - thanks S Tapsell - 25 Jan 2008.

quizballs 42 - typos corrected in answer to question 51 - thanks R Marland - 18 Dec 2007.

quizballs 16 - question 18 was replaced due to complexity and variations (the European ruling Habsberg family ruled at various times a lot more than Spain as suggested) of reforming a simple question and answer - question 33 was also clarified - thanks D Albury - 15 Dec 2007.

quizballs 23 - question 33 (Roman Goddess of War - Minerva) and question 37 (Only human body part without blood supply - Cornea) were replaced due to potential for confusion - thanks Duncan - 7 Dec 2007

quizballs 29 - question 11 was clarified because the wording (What were the names of the biblical three wise men?) implied that the three wise men's names were stated in the Bible when in fact they were not - in fact only 'wise men' and the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh are detailed in the bible - see the quiz answer for more detail - thanks A Russell - 6 Dec 2007

quizballs 14 - question 11 (Who was the first actress to win an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year?) was replaced due to inaccuracy (correct answer should be Liza Minelli, not Helen Hunt), although the release dates of the four films involved make the question rather cumbersome and open to debate, hence its replacement - thanks S McCauley - 6 Nov 2007

quizballs 31 - question 1 typo 'tub or lard' corrected to 'tub of lard' - (thanks M Freeman) - 6 Nov 2007

quizballs 21 - question 2 was corrected from the incorrect Duncanfield to Dukenfield - (thanks T Curran) - 31 Oct 2007

quizballs 18 - question 25 about the film Asphalt Jungle was corrected from 1938 to 1950 - (thanks T Curran) - 25 Oct 2007

quizballs 46 - question 4 answer corrected - thankfully my major clanger was quickly spotted (pun intended) wrongly stating number of balls on a snooker table - not seventeen, of course, twenty-two - (thanks M Ronneback) - 23 Oct 2007

quizballs 1 - question 5 was replaced due to complexity of interpreting and explaining the word 'active' in relation to volcanoes. The question and answer were: What is the name of the world's highest active volcano? Cotopaxi (Ecuador). In fact several other volcanoes, notably Ojos del Salado (last erupted AD400-1000) and Llullaillaco (1877) are higher and 'active' in terms of volcano history. Cotopaxi is often cited as the highest active volcano because it seems to be the highest most recently active volcano (1975 and earlier in 1900s) - 2 Oct 2007 - (thanks I Duffy for drawing attention to this.)

quizballs 4 - question 40 was clarified to be the number of players in an Australian Rules Football team on the field at the same time - 25 Sep 2007 - (ack A Duffy).

quizballs 7 - question 31 was amended to remove reference to vegetable (since tomato is generally regarded as a fruit) - 26 Aug 2007 - (thanks Melanie)

quizballs 32 - question 12 was clarified and extended on 25 Jul 2007 because the question previously identified Marjorie Robb as sole living survivor of the Titanic, when in fact she was the oldest living survivor as at 1992 - (thanks J Stone).

quizballs 15 - question 24 was clarified and the supporting detail in the answer extended on 25 Jul 2007 - (thanks J Stone)

quizballs 12 - The supporting details for the answers to question 7, 34 and 45 were extended and corrected on 24 July 2007 - (thanks J Stone)

quizballs 27 - question 9 was clarified because Cher sang the Alfie theme song for the US release and soundtrack - (thanks D Oldham) - 24 Jul 2007

quizballs 25 - questions 17 ('19992' typo) and 29 (Elizabeth Taylor's surname omitted from question) were corrected on 20 Jul 2007 - and the faulty red font changed to black. (Thanks Esmond)

quizballs 41 - question 50 corrected - Farouk was succeeded by Faud II as Egypt's last King - (thanks P Webster) - 10 Jul 2007

quizballs 40 - question 3 corrected - Yuri Andropov's presidency began 1982 not 1983 - (thanks P Webster and A Hurworth) - 10 Jul 2007 - also question 27 - spelling of Solanas corrected. (Thanks C Morrow) - 1 Jul 2007

quizballs 8 - question 26 - The question was reworded due to error, replacing 1991-92 for 1999, and to clarify 1975-76 instead of 1975. (Thanks MnO) - 26 Jun 2007

quizballs 36 - question 18 - The answer was corrected to 'Nung' from the incorrect 'Mekong'. (Thanks Stan) - 24 Jun 2007

quizballs 19 - question 35 - The answer was extended to include 'skein'. (Thanks B Curran and E Ward) - 19 Jun 2007

quizballs 9 - question 48 - The question was re-worded for scientific clarification. (Thanks M Talamayan) - 13 Jun 2007

quizballs 35 - question 13 - The Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert contacted Mission Control with the words, "Houston, we've had a problem here," not Jim Lovell, who, despite common impressions and various historical sources, seems never to have actually said "Houston, we have a problem." (Thanks B Bielstein and T Turner - My first attempted correction was 15 May but I managed even to get wrong the perfectly good correction from B Bielstein and mistakenly insert Jim instead of Jack Swigert, and I thank Tim Turner for pointing this out, in addition to confirming that the other astronaut aside from Jim Lovell was Fred Haise.) - 18 May 2007

quizballs 22 - question 40 - The question 'What type of fruit is a bergamot?' was replaced because it had three different possible answers: pear, citrus or orange. As well as being a pear variety, bergamot arguably more commonly refers the pear-shaped citrus or orange fruit, grown in Italy, a cross between a pear-lemon and Seville orange or grapefruit, used in making Bergamot oil and for flavouring Early Grey tea. The word bergamot is originally from the Turkish begarmud, meaning prince's pear. (Thanks T Compton) - 16 May 2007

quizballs 24 - question 4 - spelling mistake corrected - angle should of course be angel. (Thanks M Brown) - 2 May 2007

quizballs 13 - question 16 was replaced altogether due to my repeated errors in attempting to make the Calvados French apple brandy question work properly. (Thanks XR) - 2 May 2007

quizballs 33 - question 16 - answer spelling of Aylward corrected. (Thanks XR) - 23 Apr 2007

quizballs 30 - question 5 gave the answer on the question sheet - the answer has now been removed. (Thanks C Jackson) - 20 Apr 2007

quizballs 35 - question 15 was altered due to error, now explained in the answer. (Thanks A Cherry) - 20 April 2007.

quizballs 8 - questions 38 and 45 - spelling of surnames was corrected. (Thanks M Weetch) - 19 Apr 2007

quizballs 13 - question 16 was amended because the previous format relied on the plural 'apples' to produce the 'S' - plus there was a typo in the answer which omitted the 'S', which made it even more confusing, sorry. (Thanks L Anderson) - 18 Apr 2007 - (The question was subsequently replaced altogether on 2 May)

quizballs 16 - question 42 was clarfied to refer to 'tribe of people' instead of simply 'where'. (Thanks M Weetch) - 7 Apr 2007

quizballs 26 - question 2 - answer corrected - Winston Churchill had five not four children. (Thanks J Hill) - 16 Mar 2007

quizballs 20 - question 20 - the question was replaced due to the difficulty in providing a correct unequivocal answer to: What causes Lily Tomlin to shrink in the 1981 film The Incredible Shrinking Woman? The answer was incompletely stated in this quiz as 'perfume', but the full correct answer (various lifestyle and household chemicals and additives) is not well-suited to a quiz. (Thanks Razzle) - 16 Mar 2007

quizballs 15 - question 28 - the spelling of the answer 'scapular' was corrected to 'scapula'. (Thanks M Weetch) - 11 Mar 2007

quizballs 14 - question 33 - Dalmation was corrected to Dalmatia. (Thanks M Weetch) - 11 Mar 2007

quizballs 16 - question 8 - spelling was corrected to 'equilibrist' instead of 'equilibris'. (Thanks M Weetch) - 10 Mar 2007

quizballs 17 - question 73 - Ray Wilson was the only Everton player in the 1966 World Cup winning team. Alan Ball transferred to Everton (from Blackpool) in August of 1966, after the World Cup. (Ack G Fallon) - 7 Mar 2007

quizballs 19 - question 49 - The Battle of The Somme was in 1916, not 1918 as previously stated. The main answer to the question was correct (First World War) - the error was in the supporting info about the year. (Ack J P Corcoran) - 8 Feb 07

quizballs 17 - question 68 - Alan Ball was a Blackpool (not Everton) player when he won his 1966 World Cup medal. He transferred to Everton in August of 1966. (Ack W Rich) - 22 Jan 2007

quizballs 9 - question 6 - Nick Faldo won the US Masters three times, not twice. (Ack S Smith) - 4 Jan 07

quizballs 28 - question 21 was clarified as 'Central American' instead of 'South American'. (Ack Grethel) - 26 Dec 06

quizballs 28 - question 17 - Ironbridge is near Telford, not part of Telford as previously implied. (Ack N Killick) - 21 Dec 06

quizballs 15 - question 30 - the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet is Eta, not Theta. (Ack K Correa) - 14 Dec 06

quizballs 6 - question 4 was clarified to mean the first European country to give the vote to 'all women', and the answer clarified too, for reasons explained in the answer. (Ack T Watt) - 26 Nov 06

quizballs 12 - question 25 was amended to refer to England instead of UK since dog licences are still required (as at Nov 2006) in Northen Ireland. (Ack A Brown) - 14 Nov 06

quizballs 18 - question 9 was replaced altogether due to the load of rubbish that was there before about Gerry and the Pacemakers having had seven number one singles. They had three. (Ack E Mossop) - 17 Sep 06

quizballs 2 - question 27 - the previous question was replaced altogether due to the complex makings of the film Star Wars, which incidentally was edited in England after filming in various different countries. (Ack G Aitchison) - 16 Sep 06 - Additionally I am informed: 'Star Wars' is now known as 'A New Hope'. The series of films is known as Star Wars. 'A New Hope' was edited in California by Marcia Lucas (George Lucas' then wife) who won an Oscar for it. George Lucas and Marcia have since split up, and George has re-edited the film many times, as he has tinkered with the special effects over the years. (Ack Jim, 16 May 2007)

quizballs 1 - question 28, and quizballs 16 - question 23 - These two questions were replaced by completely new questions due to the complexity of interpreting proximity of planets to Earth. Proximities are always changing because all planets are on their own quite different orbits round the Sun. Incidentally Venus has the closest orbit to that of Earth's orbit. (Ack S Edwards for pointing out the anomalies) - 15 Sep 06

quizballs 2 - question 4 - Re-worded question to resolve ambiguity (the mesosphere is the atmospheric layer above the stratosphere; the atmospheric region above the stratosphere is the ionosphere, which reaches from the stratosphere through the mesosphere into the thermosphere - ack C Eshman) - 13 Sep 06

quizballs quiz 23 - question 42 - Re-worded question and corrected answer (spelling of Sirius, and it's the bightest star in the night sky not the solar system. The brightest star in our solar system is of course the Sun - ack G McCall) - 31 Aug 06

quizballs quiz 18 - question 9 - Question re-worded (Westlife were wrongly referred to as a British band - they are of course Irish - ack pjp) - 14 Aug 06

quizballs quiz 7 - question 17 - question replaced because the original was found to offer an alternative correct answer (collective noun for kangaroos = troop or mob - ack B Wrightson) - 25 Jul 06

quizballs quiz 4 - question 6 - corrected to Dionysus (Bacchus was the Roman God of wine - ack R Best) - July 2006

quizballs quiz 17 - question 37 - corrected to 1982 (previously omitted), 1986 and 1990 (ack W Snart) - June 2006

quizballs quiz 8 - question 38 - typo corrected to be 1991

quizballs quiz 6 - question 21 - 'an album' was omitted

quizballs quiz 3 - question 45 corrected to be planet not plant

quizballs quiz 9 - questions 14, 28, 37, spelling errors, corrected to be Lichfield, hagiographer, Renato

quizballs quiz 1 - question 1 - UK TV licence fee year of introduction corrected to 1946, not 1942. (ack Safzal)

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