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B Answers Quiz #2

Can you guess these random things that start with the letter B?
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Last updated: January 7, 2019
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First submittedApril 17, 2015
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Clue
Answer
NYC thoroughfare known for
musical theaters
Broadway
Oft-kissed Irish stone
Blarney
Dinosaur whose name means
"thunder lizard"
Brontosaurus
Germany's top soccer league
Bundesliga
Sarajevo is its capital
Bosnia
Peninsula where the above is located
Balkan
Biggest city in New England
Boston
Key ingredient in pesto
Basil
Frodo's uncle
Bilbo
City where Brummies come from
Birmingham
Jelly doughnut. JFK was one.
Berliner
Lincoln's assassin
Booth
Clue
Answer
Hindu priest caste
Brahmin
Atoll where nuclear weapons were tested
Bikini
He's a loser baby, so why don't
you kill him
Beck
Nomadic ethnic group of the Middle East
Bedouin
Roger, Kevin, or Sir Francis
Bacon
North Africa coast once famous for piracy
Barbary
Moscow's most famous theater
Bolshoi
Casino game played by 007
Baccarat
He came after Major and before Brown
Blair
Capital of West Germany
Bonn
Two-humped camel
Bactrian
Roman god of wine
Bacchus
35 Comments
+3
Level 91
Apr 17, 2015
A lesson to us all - look before you leap. I was getting ready to post something along the lines of "that isn't a real dinosaur", but went to the trouble of a web search before posting. Turns out that the dinosaur in question has been officially re-renamed to the term with which so many of us Flintstones watchers are so familiar. Pity the poor Apatosaurus - you have once again been relegated to obscurity.
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Level 86
Apr 19, 2015
I wouldn't be so sure about that, but anyways, Brontosaurus would still be a vernacular name for that beast...
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Level 91
Apr 20, 2015
Can never remember the theatre's name, but I knew it was something like Bolshevik.
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2017
And please accept Bolchoi! It's not that much of a stretch from the real thing...
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2015
If anyone wants to see a good documentary about the nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll, watch Radio Bikini. I believe it's on YouTube.
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Level 81
Jul 24, 2015
Shouldn't the Sarajevo answer be 'Bosnia and Herzegovina'? That's how the country is referred to in virtually every other quiz on Jetpunk.
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Level 76
Dec 2, 2015
Bosnia is a region of Bosnia and Herzegovina; although it's not an officially defined region with a capital, its largest city is indeed Sarajevo.
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Level 75
Dec 2, 2015
Know very little about soccer and never heard of Beck, but I wanted to smack myself silly when I saw Blair. Should have gotten that one.
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Level 55
Dec 5, 2015
As a Brit (and used to poorly worded questions that only Americans would normally get), I think it's an unfair clue. Blair was British PM for ten years and clearly was as significant in foreign eyes as Thatcher. No reason for anybody outside the UK to particularly recognise or remember Major and Brown. The clue should simply be something like "Decade-long prime minister of the UK covering the turn of the millennium".
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Level 75
Apr 6, 2020
I don't think it's unfair to ask people to recognise the names of two UK Prime Ministers. As a Brit, I'd recognise 2 fairly recent US Presidents, 2 French Presidents, 2 Russian/USSR Presidents etc etc, and have a good stab at getting one in between. I'd say the UK is up there with the likes of those.
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Level 85
Jan 10, 2022
As a Yank, I can testify that there is nothing wrong with the clue and I got the answer easily. All three prime ministers are perfectly well known to any Americans who paid even the smallest modicum of attention to world affairs in the last few decades.

People should know a thing or two about the world outside their own country. Not knowing something "because I'm a Brit" or "because I'm a Yank" is a poor excuse no matter who uses it.

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Level 90
Feb 18, 2022
Using your logic, that could apply to anyone.
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2022
To be honest, I'd have a really rough time giving you the order of the PMs. But really all the question is asking is to recognize that those are the last names of British PMs and then to name the only other obvious one that starts with a B.
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Level 42
Dec 2, 2015
I can't believe I tried typing "Barney" before I remembered brontosaurus.
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2016
Oh wow. I am so used to these questions being aimed at American quizzers that I missed the Major and Brown question!! Red face...
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Level 37
May 13, 2018
The clue for Tony Blair is ridiculously obscure.
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Level 77
Aug 19, 2018
Not really. Would you still say it was obscure if "major" was replaced by "bush" and "brown" became "trump"?

Good quiz.

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Level 72
Apr 3, 2019
I don't find it to be the least bit obscure. It's fairly recent history. If the clue was Chamberlain and MacDonald maybe.
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Level 68
Jun 27, 2019
Not obscure at all, though I was not thinking minister at all. Major and brown can mean so many things ( if I was from the uk that combo would probably have triggered something) I think i typed league whaha.

The clue is just fine, it was my mind that didnt zoom in on the right info. (though indeed a different description might work better, this way it is not just the knowledge but also figuring out the question. But personally I think that is what makes it fun..)

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Level 89
Feb 20, 2022
People think someone's obscure just because they don't know it
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2022
You've learned something. Be grateful. "After John and before Gordon" might be obscure--but a decent percentage of Sporcellians would get that as well.
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2022
Wrong site, Cosmo. JetPunk>that other trainwreck of a quiz site.
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Level 56
Jun 12, 2018
More acceptable spellings for baccarat?
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Level 93
Aug 26, 2018
Can you accept berber coast?
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Level 24
Nov 2, 2020
I haven’t finished the quiz, and idk if I’m just looking beyond the actual meaning behind the clue but: “jelly doughnut. JFK was one.” Please tell me I’m not the only one who is thinking what I’m thinking...
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2020
you're not.
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2022
Would you accept "poodle" for "He came after Major and before Brown"?
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2022
Spongebob takes place on the Bikini Atoll and all of the characters are mutants, created due to the radioactive fallout.
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Level 65
Feb 18, 2022
Anybody else thinking Berber for nomadic ethnic group of the Middle East?
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2022
I tried it twice. I know they're in north Africa, and I think they're too far west to be part of the Middle East...but I still tried it. Couldn't think of anything else.
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2022
Never heard of Beck
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Level 56
May 8, 2024
He's a loser with 2 turntables and a microphone
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Level 56
Jun 10, 2022
Berber should work for barbary considering it's the translation
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Level 69
Jul 8, 2022
There is a roger, Kevin, and sir Francis drake, too. Perhaps clarify?
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Level 59
Jul 24, 2022
This is a b answers quiz