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General Knowledge Quiz #11

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What religion has the most followers in India?
Hinduism
What is Dwayne Johnson better known as?
The Rock
What giant bird is featured on the coat of arms of Australia?
Emu
In what country is Angkor Wat located?
Cambodia
What book series features characters named Bella, Edward, and Jacob?
Twilight
In what video game can one do a Tiger Uppercut or a Hadouken?
Street Fighter
What gift is traditionally given on a 25th wedding anniversary?
Silver
What is the capital of Queensland, Australia?
Brisbane
What company dominates the diamond industry?
De Beers
Princess Anne was the first member of the British royal family to compete in the Olympics.
What sport did she participate in?
Equestrian
There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Which one doesn't exist in real life?
Dragon
What was prohibited in the U.S. during Prohibition?
Sale of alcohol
What country's stock market closed in 1917 and didn't open again until 1992?
Russia
Who was the first Christian emperor of Rome?
Constantine
What is the name for the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter?
Lent
Who parodied Adolf Hitler in the movie "The Great Dictator"?
Charlie Chaplin
How do you spell the words “Pig Latin” in Pig Latin?
Igpay Atinlay
In what modern-day country was the Peloponnesian War fought?
Greece
What equation has this formula: ax2 + bx + c = 0
Quadratic equation
What was the most commonly-used writing instrument in the western world
from the 6th–19th centuries?
Quill
67 Comments
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Level 62
Jul 4, 2014
Please explain it to a german: What is pig latin?
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Level 45
Jul 7, 2014
It's basically just a funny way of saying things. It's quite easy however. All you have to do is take the first letter of each word(or in cases of 'there', 'this', etc. just take the th), put it on the end, and then add ay. Unless it starts with a vowel, in which case you just add ay. So my comment would go like this:

Itsay asicallybay ustjay ay unnyfay ayway ofay ayingsay ingsthay. Itsay itequay easyay oweverhay., and so on. It really looks hilarious. So in the case they're looking for, it's igpay atinlay.

I hope that helps!

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Level 75
Dec 28, 2014
My SIL was one of ten children, and the older siblings learned to speak Pig Latin so the younger ones couldn't overhear their conversations and tattle. They have become so proficient at it, that it really sounds like a foreign language when they speak it.
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Level 62
Apr 23, 2018
Ubbi Dubbi is another such "language" I remember from the tv show Zoom.
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Level 67
Sep 23, 2021
So in pig latin, no matter you're ok or ko, you're okay?
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Level 72
May 6, 2018
Brit here, I have never come across Pig Latin before. Not sure if it's an American thing that didn't make it across the pond or if it's just something that's escaped me but I would never have got that.

Edit, reading some of the other comments apparently we do have it in Britain, or parts of it, but it has just escaped me.

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Level 68
Dec 7, 2018
netherlands here. I have never come across it in real life, not a thing here. But heard of it many many times, in movies I guess.

Some things you hear about, even if it is not a thing in your country. (like hersheybar... first thing that comes to mind as an example, and poptarts, allways hear about them, no clue what they are besides something edible. But even if something isnt a thing in your country, you often hear about things from other countries, mainly the usa)

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Level 51
Jun 16, 2018
Never heard of Pig Latin. It's known as back slang in the UK.
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Level 82
May 5, 2021
I'm in the UK and have never heard of the term "back slang". I do know Pig Latin though.
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Level 68
Jun 25, 2018
I live in New Zealand and have known Pig Latin since I was a child.
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Level 33
Dec 14, 2018
Its a very poor question since there is no "real" piglatin. Should be removed since it requires exact spelling and there is no official Piglatin language.
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Level 77
Apr 6, 2021
The question seems fine to me. As far as "official" goes, there isn't an "official" English-language rulebook. Dictionaries and the like don't actually go through some "official" bureaucratic process to decide what are words and what is proper grammar. On the other hand, Purdue has an "official Pig Latin" rule set where it specifically says to add "ay" to make the long "A" sound.
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2024
Yea I wrote igpe atinle
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Level 47
Jun 24, 2016
Read "company" as "country" and missed that easy question about diamonds D:
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Level 25
Nov 24, 2019
agh, same here
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Level 43
May 27, 2020
The 74% of people including myself that had no idea disagree about it being an easy question.
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Level 60
May 26, 2021
I read company as country as well, up until almost the end of time (not end times) but then guessed right.
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Level 77
May 26, 2021
With that company name, you'd think it's a beer brand (similar to Coors).
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Level 67
Nov 4, 2016
I had no idea who Jacob, Edward and Bella were; but 84% of you did. Just how many 16 year old girls are there on JetPunk?
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Level 83
Jan 1, 2017
I just guessed a couple of popular series
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Level 77
Sep 14, 2017
I'm a 45 year-old bloke and have never read/watched any books/films of the series. But do a few more quizzes about popular culture on jetpunk, you're bound to run into those names more often and will get the hang of it eventually.
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2018
I'm a 45 year old guy who has never read or watched any of the Twilight stuff, but that crap was literally everywhere for a few years. It was borderline impossible to miss for a while there, and Jetpunk quizzes manage to keep bringing it up often enough to never be able to unlearn it.
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Level 62
Apr 23, 2018
Is being aware of pop culture such a bad thing?
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2018
Of course it isn't a bad thing. It would,however, be nice to see a bit more of the classics and by that I mean anything before say 1999. I could be wrong (again), but I feel that it is important to be aware of issues and cultures of the past as well as the present. I don't guess kids even still read things like "Black Beauty" or Nancy Drew and most young adults have no idea who William Faulkner or Tennessee Williams were. Is there work any less important than Stephanie Meyers or J. K. Rowling's? Read a few classics and answer that question for yourself.
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Level 61
Jul 23, 2018
musiclistsareus - Not at all. I don't feel bad when I don't know pop culture things, but I don't feel bad when I do know the stuff, even if it's not something I have any interest in.
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Level 68
Dec 7, 2018
It is like 50 shades of grey. Eventhough you ve never read a book in your life, and only have the tv on one day in a month, people talk about it so much, you cant escape it,

Especially things that have a bit of controversy. I have heard about twilight mainly because people diss kristen stewart ( also only reason I know her) and because people are offende by vampires being sparkly and throw huge fits about it haha

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Level 72
May 26, 2021
I had no idea either so guessed things I hadn't read or seen and got lucky after a few tries
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Level 28
Mar 25, 2017
I thought it was Igpa Atinla insted of Igpay Atinlay. Isnt it put the first letter to the end and and an "A"?
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Level 59
Apr 23, 2018
Almost - you add “ay”
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Level 62
Apr 24, 2018
Same. I always thought it was just adding "a" to the end. It gives you the same sound as "ay." "ay" just seems superfluous.
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Level 62
Apr 26, 2018
Same. I typed in "igpa atinla" several times before giving up
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Level 79
Apr 30, 2018
For someone that has "pork" in their user name, this question should have been a lay up...
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2021
Yes, could this please be accepted? This has happened both times I've taken this quiz
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Level 60
Jun 16, 2018
Adding 'ay' to make the long A sound is far more consistent with English pronunciation conventions. How many real words that end in 'a' actually make the long A sound? Banana, bra, Canada, bazooka, eczyma, kerygma... they all say 'uh.' Compare day, bay, play, way, satay, essay.
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Level 68
Dec 7, 2018
I did igpe atinle... cause it sounds like ey.. (makes sense doesnt it haha, my argument would suggest I should ve answered igpey atinley haha)
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Level 79
May 6, 2021
I don't get why you would add 'ay'. There is no 'y' in Latin.
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Level 83
May 12, 2022
Adding "ey" is apparently the Canadian version of pig latin.
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2024
well apparently I think the same way as 5+ years ago. Cause Ityped igpe atinle too this time. I guess it would be the more latin sounding way to write it. (or maybe not, don't ask me to analyse why it makes sense to me)
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Level 82
Jun 16, 2018
I tried "quadrilateral" for equation. Is that not the same thing?
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Level 82
Jun 16, 2018
I guess I'm thinking of a shape not an equation.
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Level 21
Sep 9, 2021
lots and lots of things, if you work in the STEM field you're bound to come across them at some point
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2023
No credit for Quadriatic.
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Level 40
Jun 16, 2018
I've spent my entire life thinking that De Beers had a weird silent O in it somewhere, like DeBoers. I have no idea why.
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2021
Boer is a different word for dutch people in south africa
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Level 82
May 13, 2022
Actually just the Dutch word for farmer.
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Level 74
Jun 18, 2018
Too Australia-centric.
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Level 89
Jun 18, 2018
I tried "Feather" instead of Quill but it was wrong :(
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Level 74
Jun 21, 2020
Yeah, why don't you accept feather?
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Level 77
Apr 6, 2021
Yeah! I don't think people were using porcupine quills to write! I'm starting to think they predominantly used feathers with particularly strong quills! Seriously though, it's amazing how much there is to learn about quill pens, one fact being that quill pens can legitimately just be called quills.
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Level ∞
May 12, 2022
Feather will work now.
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Level 78
Nov 1, 2019
For the diamond industry question I tried 'British South Africa Company'
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Level 57
Nov 8, 2020
At least its De Beers and not De Peeackers
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Level 72
Apr 7, 2021
I tried Constantinus, Flavius Constantinus, Ceasar Constantinus, and started to panic, then calmed down and got it.
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2021
things dont always have to be that complicated
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Level 88
May 12, 2022
FYI, there's an unfortunate gap between "e" and "quation"
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Level 79
May 12, 2022
e...wait for it...QUATION!
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Level ∞
May 12, 2022
Fixed
+4
Level 79
May 12, 2022
Was Princess Anne on top of the saddle or under it?
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Level 79
May 18, 2022
Are you perhaps confusing Princess Anne with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall?
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Level 82
May 12, 2022
I knew the equation but kept misspelling it. You could say it was... quad-tragic
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Level 71
Jun 14, 2022
Don't suppose you could take dressage for that Princess Anne question
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Level 75
Jan 24, 2023
That's not the equestrian event she competed in - at least not primarily.
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Level 36
May 19, 2024
I put dressage and horse riding, neither were accepted. A bit frustrated by that.
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Level 51
Jul 29, 2022
Please accept "square" as a synonym for "quadratic" equation.
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Level 46
Aug 24, 2022
the russian federation and the russian empire (and the ussr) were different countries. the stock market of the russian empire never opened up again, since that country stopped existing
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2022
I tried "horseback riding" because it seemed fitting for a pretentious blueblooded smug, and I was right. Unfortunately, not right enough.
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Level 28
Mar 21, 2024
the traduction for lent in italian is Quaresima, wich is actually the 40 days period, the 3 days period is called triduo, but I didn't find any traduction for it, don't know if I can blame it on the languages lol