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General Knowledge Quiz #1

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Question
Answer
What is the Spanish word for bull?
Toro
What is the capital of the Philippines?
Manila
Who died in 1948, having never won the Nobel Peace Prize?
(It has been called the greatest omission in the history of the award)
Mohandas Gandhi
According to cliché, what do birds of a feather do?
Flock together
What element has symbol Pb?
Lead
Who was John Lennon's second wife?
Yoko Ono
The West Bank is one Palestinian territory. What is the other one?
The Gaza Strip
In what language was Catholic mass always delivered, until the 1960s?
Latin
What country built the Maginot Line to resist invasion from its eastern neighbor?
(it didn't work)
France
Who are the best-selling Swedish band of all time?
ABBA
What city is bordered by the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, and the Sea of Marmara?
Istanbul
What is the term for the smallest animal in a litter?
Runt
What single word sounds like "Youth in Asia"?
Euthanasia
On what island would you find the city of Honolulu?
Oahu
Two elements of the periodic table start with Z. Name either.
Zinc / Zirconium
Who said, of his son, "I want Brooklyn to be Christened, but I don’t
know into what religion yet"?
David Beckham
What is the nearest city to New York City which has a population over 10 million?
Mexico City
What could Cassandra, Jeremiah, and Paul the Octopus see that most people can not?
The Future
Who starred as James Bond immediately before Daniel Craig?
Pierce Brosnan
What former patent clerk was named Time Magazine's
"Person of the Century" in 1999?
Albert Einstein
109 Comments
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Level 12
Jan 17, 2013
You should acccept Plumbum for Pb because that is technically correct.
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Level 89
Dec 23, 2018
Technically, you know it's lead.

You know that technically lead is simpler to type in.

Technically you're just being pedantic.

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Level 45
Jan 19, 2019
For birds of a feather I tried

Stick together

Fly together

Stay together

I completely forgot flock together

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Level 71
Aug 13, 2021
I tried just "flock". :(
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Level 89
Feb 15, 2022
Stick together is all I've ever heard. Should at least be accepted as a type in.
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Level 79
Sep 28, 2022
Get the flock outta here.
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Level 56
Apr 15, 2019
Um, no. Hate to break it to you but the quiz is in English, not Latin. If you accept "Plumbum", then you'll have to accept every language ("plomb", "blei", "piombo", "chumbo", "plomo" etc.)
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Level 47
Sep 3, 2020
Plubonium
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Level 22
Feb 5, 2021
I am Duck
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Level 59
Dec 8, 2022
Oh
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Level 48
May 21, 2023
fake
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Level 52
Jan 20, 2022
well than shouldn't peanut butter work?
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Level 49
Feb 9, 2023
not that kinda pb...
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Level 26
Dec 31, 2023
or peanut butter that what I put
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Level 21
Sep 1, 2013
Thank you Modern Warfare 2 for the map Favela! (Not just because it's my favorite map in the game)
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Level 76
Aug 3, 2014
Please also accept "stick together"
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Level 36
Aug 19, 2014
That's not the saying, though. It's a famous quote, and therefore should remain original.
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Level 73
Apr 4, 2016
I wonder whether you're thinking of 'My Guy'? There's a line in there that goes 'Like birds of a feather we stick together'.
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Level 75
Apr 17, 2020
In the UK it's 'flock' together. That's what the saying is. End of discussion. Nice weather we're having eh?
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2020
End of the conversation... until you realize that not everyone uses the same terms used in the UK.
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Level 75
Dec 22, 2020
Yeah yeetdeet I suppose it has been a little rainy recently, but at least the plants will appreciate it.
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Level 62
Mar 12, 2022
I've always heard it as "flock" too.
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Level 46
Mar 3, 2018
yeah i did that first then i did flock together lol
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Level 50
Apr 12, 2020
Also know it as "stick together"
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Level 43
May 19, 2020
Agreed. That's the only way I've ever heard the expression.
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Level 20
Feb 11, 2021
Ye ik i learned it as 'Birds of a feather, STICK together'.....
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Level 90
Sep 26, 2017
Uh, almost typed IKEA for the Swedish band one.
+7
Level 64
Mar 15, 2018
Is that a new band?
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Level 72
Jul 4, 2022
Yeah, but the audience has to build the stage for them
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Level 59
Dec 8, 2022
UNDERRATED COMMENT
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Level 68
Dec 18, 2018
Only thing that came to mind is Lordi... but turns out that is finnish
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Level 79
Sep 28, 2022
Birds of a feather Finnish together. That's what I heard once too.
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Level 66
Sep 26, 2017
Why is this a new featured one?
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Level 91
Sep 26, 2017
Seems the 2017 hurricanes have been included.
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Level 66
Sep 27, 2017
In that case that question isn't true yet, Maria is still a Hurricane me
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Level ∞
Sep 27, 2017
I actually replaced about half of the questions. My quiz writing style is much different than it was in 2013, which is the last time this quiz was featured.
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Level ∞
Feb 15, 2022
This time I only changed 2 questions. Pace of change is slowing I guess.
+15
Level 81
Sep 27, 2017
I got Toro from guessing Toronto... Bonus.
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Level 74
Jan 25, 2018
Same.
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Level 68
Dec 18, 2018
kind of tough when you have taurus in your head. After many tries I thought of torro, heard it in my head. But that didnt work either, not untill later I tried it with one r
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Level 29
Jul 14, 2021
Same
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Level 78
Jul 4, 2022
Same!
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Level 45
Jul 13, 2023
Same haha
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Level 80
Sep 27, 2017
The David Beckham question is wrong. Brooklyn is one of his sons, not his daughter
+14
Level ∞
Sep 27, 2017
Kids, this is what happens when you ASSUME. Fixed!
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Level 73
Oct 8, 2017
I didn't know the answer, but I thought, who would be dumb enough to say something like this. After I tried 'Madonna' and did not have the correct answer, I tried to think of Britney Spears but I drew a blank. So I typed 'Beckham.' Bingo.
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Level 91
Dec 11, 2017
Although I knew the answer, I thought this tidbit would be a little too esoteric to be on a general knowledge quiz.
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2017
Good quiz, if you like General Knowledge quizzes try my first of 29 ...here it is
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Level 54
Oct 12, 2017
I thought the question "What is the nearest city to New York City that has a population over 10 million?' meant the city that was physically closest to New York City and had 10 million residents.
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Level 83
Nov 1, 2017
I think your understanding is correct.
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2023
Couldn't think of the name of the New Jersey city.
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Level 49
Oct 25, 2017
I must be the only one to type in Zirconium instead of Zinc...
+2
Level 47
Nov 13, 2017
Don't worry, there always are people who will overthink it :)
+2
Level 91
Dec 11, 2017
Thought of both, but chose to type zinc, because I'm lazy.
+4
Level 78
Jan 16, 2018
No, you aren't.
+1
Level 74
Jan 25, 2018
Wrong.
+2
Level 61
Mar 1, 2018
Nerd
+1
Level 68
Dec 18, 2018
Nope only thought of zirconium. why would you think that?
+1
Level 78
Aug 16, 2019
Because Zinc is much more common and well-down and easier to type than Zirconium
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Level 59
Mar 15, 2019
I put Zirconium too, I thought I was only one
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Level 60
Mar 1, 2018
If people came to know the real truth behind Gandhi, then they would have thanked god that he didn't got the noble prize.
+9
Level 68
Mar 1, 2018
That given the opportunity, he will rain nukes on your civilization? Nope sorry, don't follow.

Also I feel that my life would be unaffected by anyone winning the Noble Peace Prize (unless I got a share of the winnings).

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Level 82
Mar 1, 2018
I don't think Gandhi would have been eligible for a Noble Peace Prize as he was not royalty.
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2018
And Barack Obama is? I hope you're joking...
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Level 93
Dec 5, 2018
Obama didn't win a "noble" peace prize MasterKenobi
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Level 82
May 5, 2021
Nobility and royalty aren't the same thing though.
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2022
I think the point being made was that "Nobel" and "noble" aren't the same things either ;-)
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2021
Yeah, what do you mean? I realize that some of Gandhi's views have come under more scrutiny in the past decade or so, but no one's calling him a monster. It's literally the Nobel Peace Prize, and Gandhi organized one of the biggest nonviolent resistance movements in history. Also, the Nobel Peace Prize isn't particularly impressive when its laureates include such humanitarians as Yasser Arafat, Henry Kissinger, and Abiy Ahmed.
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Level ∞
Feb 15, 2022
He was racist against blacks, classist against Dalits, and he also slept nude with young women, including his grand-niece, to "test himself".

We have a tendency to cover up the crimes of great men like Gandhi, MLK, and Nelson Mandela because it goes against what people want to believe.

I still think he deserved a Peace Prize.

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Level 71
Jul 4, 2022
Yeah, I know that. And just to be clear, I wasn't trying to say we should completely ignore the personal demons he had. But then again, who doesn't have personal demons? When you take everything into account, Gandhi was still a net positive for the world, and we can still respect him while acknowledging that some of the things he said/did shouldn't be acceptable today. The same can be said of MLK, Mandela, Lincoln, etc.
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Level 33
Apr 16, 2024
Nobel
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Level 57
Mar 1, 2018
i got Einstein trying to guess the nobel prize one, and toro while guessing "toronto" on the new york one
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Level 82
Mar 1, 2018
If I'm expected to know things that David Beckham has said or the names of his spawn, then surely it should not be out of bounds to ask a European to know the Heisman trophy.

Also... "WHO are" in the ABBA question? Are you sure you're American, Quizmaster?

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Level 73
May 31, 2018
They were living in USA at the time and it was widely reported on news stations everywhere. As for the complaint about the English language; this from a supposed English teacher who thinks THAT and THAN are interchangeable?
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Level 68
Dec 18, 2018
If you know david beckham good chance you know he has a kid named brooklyn ( even if you dont know beckham, there are only a few (too many) weird kid names out there) You do not need to know what he has said or anything else about him.

I literally only know his name, that he is a soccer player and the name of his kid (you only have to hear it once to make it stick)

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Level 82
Feb 2, 2022
I know Beckham. Had no idea he had children.
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Level 72
Mar 1, 2018
David Sideris: The vet told me (of my sick cat) I should think about euthanasia. I imagined Japanese children spilling out of their school. He said, "are you thinking about it?" Yep, I replied.
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Level 60
Mar 1, 2018
HAHAHA! I love David Sedaris!
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Level 44
Apr 6, 2018
I'm pretty sure the Youth in Asia clue comes from that guy on twitter who accidentally wrote a 2 hour presentation about youth in Asia instead of euthanasia hahaha
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Level 88
Jul 20, 2022
That reminds me of when I was taking a Sociological Theory class in college and we were peer-reviewing essays written by our classmates. One of the essays I reviewed was supposed to be about Weber's The Protestant Ethic, but the student had instead written about the "Protest and Ethnic". As you might imagine, the essay was not exactly cogent.
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Level 64
May 19, 2018
Bacon, peanut butter, and cheese. Yumaroo!
+2
Level 50
May 9, 2019
mexico city only has 8 million people foget
+6
Level 75
Jul 14, 2020
Why not make a general knowledge badge with the featured General Knowledge quizzes in it?
+1
Level 29
Sep 3, 2020
Yeah that’s actually a good idea
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Level 42
Mar 21, 2021
There is now
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Level 82
Dec 3, 2020
Dang it. I misread the Istanbul one as "what country" and tried Turkey and Greece to no effect. This is why we have to read, kids
+1
Level 65
Mar 21, 2021
For question 4, can "Group together" be accepted? It is how I've always known it.
+2
Level 64
Mar 22, 2021
Oh yay a new badge!

no

not yay

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Level 35
May 12, 2021
i live in oahu, hawaii and didnt get it lol
+2
Level 67
Jun 1, 2021
Missed Beckham, Mexico, and somehow hurricanes evaded my mind. I got Einstein when guessing for Gandhi
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Level 63
Jul 11, 2021
I have only ever heard of the phrase "birds of a feather STICK together," so can you please add this as a type in please.
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Level 79
Feb 15, 2022
The expression birds of a feather flock together can be traced to a 1545 work called The Rescuing of Romish Fox, written by William Turner: “Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together.” The proverb doesn't include "stick" as much as some folks may seem to want to re-write it to do so.
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Level 48
Sep 1, 2021
I am a dumb now that I do not know anything :C
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2023
-So.crates
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Level 20
Oct 17, 2021
how about tornado?
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Level 49
Dec 22, 2021
i hate the general knowledge badge.
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Level 83
Feb 15, 2022
Only the main form (Roman Rite) of the Catholic mass was almost always in the Romans' language (ignoring the Greek and Hebrew fragments), while the eastern Catholic churches have had a variety of rites in different languages. There was also the special exemption for Church Slavonic mainly in parts of Croatia.

It doesn't affect the ability to guess the answer, but the question isn't quite correct.

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Level 78
Feb 16, 2022
I got the Spanish word for bull by guessing Toronto for the city question!
+1
Level 82
Feb 17, 2022
no way? :)
+1
Level 65
Jun 26, 2022
Me trying “Martin Luther King” for “David Beckham”. I’m dying.
+1
Level 46
Aug 8, 2022
The amount of variations on 'predict/see the future' I put for the Paul the Octopus question without getting the right one... Should increase the acceptable range of answers
+1
Level 67
Sep 25, 2022
Please accept ‘Stick Together’
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Level 28
Jan 12, 2023
Common knowledge for white people
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Level 20
Apr 3, 2023
Please tell me that other people recognize Honolulu from the song "Puff the Magic Dragon" or I might just be crazy.
+3
Level 73
Apr 18, 2023
there should be a badge for people who got all the badges :-D
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Level 68
Aug 25, 2023
I tried “polybdenum” :/
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Level 22
Oct 12, 2023
Technically the maginot line did what it was designed to do which is to force a german invasion to go through Belgium as that would make the United Kingdom help defend France as France and the United Kingdom had only joined forces in the First World War because of the same scenario. They had underestimated the Germans further during the battle of France like when they assumed the Germans would not/could not attack through the Ardennes because it was forested

(This isn't a 'um akshaully' I just keep seeing people immediately assume that the maginot line was entirely a waste when it did what it was meant to do sorry if it comes off as aggressive in advance)

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Level 39
Nov 11, 2023
toro rosso! i knew that meant red bull in italian, i should have figured it was 'bull' in spanish
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Level 48
Dec 29, 2023
i got 5 of them, and accidentaly got toro because i tried toronto for the city near new york