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Alphabetical Lasts

In each category, name the thing that comes last alphabetically.
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Category
Answer
Planets
Venus
Seven dwarfs
Sneezy
Countries
Zimbabwe
NFL team names
Vikings
Cities in England (official)
York
U.S. states
Wyoming
Well-known auto brand
Volvo
Colors of the rainbow
Yellow
Signs of the Zodiac
Virgo
Common female names
Zoey
Greek letters (spelled out)
Zeta
Category
Answer
Days of the week
Wednesday
Elements in the Periodic Table
Zirconium
Greek gods
Zeus
Last names of U.S. Presidents
Wilson
Monarchs of England
William
National capitals
Zagreb
Roman numerals
XXXVIII
Major world cities (> 1 million in metro)
Zurich
Santa's reindeer
Vixen
Whole numbers (spelled out)
Zero
Animals in the dictionary
Zyzzyva
85 Comments
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Level 56
Jan 4, 2014
What are you basing you auto maker answer on? Volvo is definitely not last alphabetically.
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Level ∞
Jan 5, 2014
Sorry. Changed it to "major auto makers".
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Level 57
Mar 13, 2014
I'm not sure where you draw the line for "major" auto makers. Wiesmann falls after Volvo in the alphabet. Also, technically the car division of Volvo was sold to Geely Automotive (China) and are manufactured by them. Between 1999 and 2010 it was Ford who manufactured Volvo Cars. Technically at this point Volvo is purely a name and not an automaker. Volvo as an automaker is technically named AB Volvo, and only produces commercial vehicles - trucks, buses, and construction equipment. It really has no place as an answer to an automaker question. There are two manufacturers that produce Volvos, AB Volvo, and Geely. Wiesmann or Volkswagen should be the answer.
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Level 82
Mar 13, 2014
"Major" kind of falls into the category of "common." Zongying is a common girl's name in China.
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Level 57
Mar 13, 2014
Is a major company one that produces 1 million cars, or 200,000 cars? Volvo only produced about 230,000 vehicles under their AB Volvo name. All heavy duty trucks & buses. I wouldn't say that's common. Volvo is common but incorrectly so for this question. Volvo doesn't make cars, it is just a brand made by Geely. Just Volvo is not an automaker. I'd say Volkswagen would be the easiest answer to use. It's major and common (about 9.25 million vehicles produced).
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Level ∞
Mar 14, 2014
Changed it to "well-known auto brand". Hopefully this will satisfy all concerned.
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Level 55
Nov 7, 2014
Yaris.
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Level 83
Nov 17, 2014
Yaris is not a brand, is it? It's a Toyota model.
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Level 53
May 17, 2016
Volvo are owned by Geely holding not Geely Motorcars, production of Volvo vehicles still remains in Sweden in the same plant buy the same people under title of Volvo car group. Jaguar Land Rover are owned by Tata and are a subsidiary or Tata Motors - are they no longer an automotive brand?
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2017
russia:

Zil

China:

ZX Auto

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Level 89
Jul 21, 2018
Poor Yugo. Still famous.
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Level 83
Apr 13, 2019
It's Zastava, not Yugo
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Level 82
May 9, 2019
Zonda. Winnebago.
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2023
I could only guess Yamaha. The use of "auto" made me think that this included all motor vehicles, which isn't quite correct, but Wikipedia lists Yamaha on its page "List_of_automobile_manufacturers" so it should probably be accepted?

Also this lists XPeng which made over $3b in revenue in 2021, which seems like a major brand in China.

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Level 45
Jan 5, 2014
Doh! I missed "zero" and so spent half the alotted time trying variants of "two trillion two thousand two hundred two".
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Level 78
Feb 10, 2014
I don't consider zero a whole number. I'm not sure what the mathematics community believes, but to me, zero is the absense of a number in the same way that white is the absence of color (pigment).
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Level 82
Mar 13, 2014
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Level 55
Mar 13, 2014
Actually white isn't the absence of colour, black is
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Level 24
Mar 14, 2014
absence of colour is transparent
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Level 31
Jul 28, 2014
From the mathmatical articles I am reading, it looks like the status of zero as a whole number is controversial.
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Level 65
Feb 22, 2016
Zero is a whole number. There is controversy about counting it as a natural number, but no mathematician doubts that it is a whole number.
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Level 26
Mar 23, 2018
@lizzie djee is right, 0 is doubtlessly a whole number but might not be a natural (since it has not negative counterpart)
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Level 70
Mar 23, 2019
@LizzieGirl what articles are you reading? There are a lot of inaccurate articles about maths. I'm thinking of making a quiz about it.
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Level 71
Dec 13, 2014
you are correct Lizziegirl, there has been controversy over the inclusion of zero as a whole number for some time. The argument against is that it holds no value and is effectively a place holder.
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Level 33
Feb 10, 2014
can you please except vixon for vixen. Please
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Level 51
May 2, 2017
Can you please accept xvfghv as I can't be bothered to spell things correctly ;-)
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Level 59
Mar 13, 2014
"Zzz" is in the Scrabble dictionary, so why isn't that the answer?
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Level 58
Mar 13, 2014
I second this.
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Level 57
Mar 13, 2014
I agree. I also tried "zzz".
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Level ∞
Mar 14, 2014
Was that added recently? Changed it to animals, so that Zyzzyva will still be the answer.
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2014
I don't know exactly when it was added, but I know for sure it was a word in 2006, so I wouldn't say recently. And frankly, I've never once gotten the opportunity/reason to play the word anyway.
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Level 70
May 26, 2019
how can it be in the scrabble dictionary ( of which I dont see why it would hold any value anyway) if there is only one z in the game?
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Level 70
May 26, 2019
btw it is an onomatopoeia, which I dont see as a word, just the visualisation of a sound, like sst sht or psst. I dont know what the official stance on it is, but this is how I feel about it.
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Level 63
May 26, 2019
There are two blank tiles in Scrabble. If you use both of them as 'z's you can get it. Exceedingly rarely, though, I'm sure.
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Level 72
Mar 13, 2014
Being from Zagreb, it kinda hurts missing that one :-(
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Level 78
Mar 13, 2014
Who on earth got Zyzzyva? My first guess was Zzyzx, a small town on the way to Palm Springs.
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Level 67
Mar 13, 2014
What makes something a "common" female name, exactly? I've heard the name Zoey before, but I'd hardly call it common.
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Level ∞
Mar 14, 2014
Zoey is the 20th most popular name for baby girls in the U.S.
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Level 74
Oct 31, 2015
Common in the US is not the same as common. Why don't you change it to "common in the US" so we know what you're asking for?
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2016
Of course Zoey is a common name. I'm sure I've seen it spelt "Zoe" far more often (and my browser's spell check agrees with me). The clue says common to differentiate it from names English speakers would consider foreign or made up. People these days will make up anything and call it a name. You could name your child Zzumulda.
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Level 81
Apr 27, 2018
I've only ever seen it as Zoe in the UK.
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Level 70
May 26, 2019
@quizmaster, shouldnt it be common female name (not names)?

And it might be different in the uk/us but here Zoe/Zoë is usually used for a girl. And Zoey (can) refer(s) to a boy

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Level 81
Mar 14, 2014
Fun quiz! Now if you'll excuse me, I gotta go feed the Zyzzyva!
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Level 61
Mar 14, 2014
Fun quiz. I have no idea what that animal is. The Roman numeral was a nice touch. Thanks!
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Level 90
Mar 14, 2014
I just looked a zyzzyva up. It's a weevil.
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Level 42
Mar 14, 2014
I don't understand the roman numeral one...
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Level 75
Nov 26, 2014
I thought it just meant which Roman numeral comes last in the alphabet. Typed x and wondered why it wasn't accepted.
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Level 82
May 9, 2019
If you typed out every possible number from 1 to infinity in Roman numerals, XXXVIII (38) would come last of all of them alphabetically. XXXIX (39) would come before it because I comes before V, XXXVII (37) would come before it because blank spaces are alphabetized before any actual letters, and every other number would come before it because nothing would be alphabetized before XXX. If you get to higher numbers then eventually it would be starting with an L or a C or an M.
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Level 70
Apr 23, 2014
Hahaha... You bastard... Very nice. Thought I had it with two quintillion.
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2017
jlamb88 disobeyed the Jetpunk rules! Now what must we do with him? *oopsmouth*
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Level 84
May 2, 2014
An otherwise fun quiz derailed by too much subjectivity (well known vehicles and commont names).
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Level 36
Sep 24, 2014
21/22. Tried Zibo for the world city one, couldn't for the life of me think of Zurich.
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Level 51
Dec 15, 2014
Not a football fan, but being from Minnesota definitely helped with that question!
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Level 65
Sep 13, 2015
Numbers go on forever. So, technically, zzzzz... is a number, just we can't count high enough to know.
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2016
How is that a number?
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Level 69
Jul 10, 2016
Well, Z isn't even a Roman numeral, but scroll up to see tmib20's excellent explanation.
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Level 22
Mar 24, 2016
We need way more time for this O_O
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Level 55
May 17, 2016
Yugo.
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Level 78
Jul 28, 2016
is a brand made by the Zastava company
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Level 42
Dec 20, 2016
I tried two a couple of times... and it was zero... whoops xD
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Level 57
Mar 29, 2017
what about the russian ZIl ?
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Level 62
Nov 10, 2017
The feck is a fecking zyzzyva?
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Level 62
Jan 11, 2018
It's a genus of tropical American weevils the size of an ant and known to science by only one specimen. Pretty common knowledge
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Level 70
May 26, 2019
I stopped 3,628 people in the main street yesterday and not one person knew 'zyzzyva' so I dispute your statement 'Pretty common knowledge'
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Level 89
Dec 7, 2021
@Malbaby - You should try asking your university-educated friends and family members if they’re familiar with the word “détente”. Now that’s a real eye opener! SMH
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Level 33
May 24, 2018
Maybe you should switch the 'Animal' one into 'Mammal'. Zyzzyva is too hard to guess so zebra will be the one for the mammals.
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Level 65
Feb 22, 2020
Zebus are mammals!
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2023
Man, that is one sexy cattle!
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Level 82
Dec 11, 2018
As far as dwarves go, Yeezy comes after Sneezy.
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Level 77
Mar 23, 2019
I kept trying 'Virgin' and was wondering why it wouldn't work. Facepalm!
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Level 83
Apr 13, 2019
For some reason the English didn't bother translating constellations from Latin like everybody else.
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Level 70
May 27, 2019
In science (such as astronomy) it is far better to deal with the latin or greek given names rather than use local names. That way scientists all over the world know what is being referred to. Otherwise the constellation 'Virgo' would be known as .....Dziewica in Polish...... Maagdelijk in Dutch ........ Vierge in French ......... Jungfrau in German .......... अछूता in Hindi ........... and other scientists would not know to what they were referring to in scientific papers etc.
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Level 41
May 9, 2019
I got Zoe correct actually but I am still curious how decided what names are common and which aren’t.
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Level 41
May 9, 2019
Also, the reason I even guessed Zoe is because I know 2 people named Zoe. One is in her twenties and the other is a teenager. I never even heard of the name Zoe until the late 90’s when I met the first one when she was a little girl. Are you just looking at baby girl names or all female names? For instance, I personally have met 3 people named Dolores in my life. I am 53 and they are all old enough to be my mother, but it was a very common name many years ago. They are all still living, so the name should technically still “count”. I know I am being very picky but I am honestly curious.
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Level 68
May 26, 2019
Lol I think I only got "Virgo" from Beyblade.
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Level 68
May 26, 2019
12/22.
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Level 68
May 26, 2019
What is that animal?
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Level 68
May 26, 2019
I kept on trying "Volkswagen" and I guess that was really close.
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Level 76
Nov 15, 2019
Please accept Zzyzyva for Zyzzyva.
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Level 56
Nov 21, 2019
Just a little nitpicky, but Omega is the last greek letter alphabetically (at least in the Greek alphabet). You do not specify the alphabet, hence both answers should be correct. (I answered correctly but this still troubled me enough to write a comment ^^)
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Level 89
Jan 26, 2022
Washington Football Team is the name of the Washington Football Team and that comes after Vikings in the alphabet if I remember the alphabet correctly.
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Level 46
Nov 8, 2022
Lot harder than the Alphabetical Firsts quiz
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Level 78
Jan 22, 2023
Well done on the Roman numerals. I don't know how many times I kept typing "XXX" and even "XXXX" before realizing what to answer had to be.
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Level 95
Apr 1, 2023
For latins numerals, 35 038 is latest than the answer :)

(maybe others millions numbers can be latest...)

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Level 68
Jun 18, 2023
Not sure I understand the one on Roman numerals. I would not take the given answer to be a numeral. As far as I can remember, the numerals are I, V, X, L, C, D, and M. We can use the numerals to write numbers, but as far as my understanding, a numeral is one character.

I would also suggest that Yugo was a pretty well-known automaker a generation or two ago--best known for selling lemons.