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General Knowledge Quiz #14

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: June 29, 2022
First submittedJuly 14, 2011
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What sport gave birth to slang terms such as "hang loose" and "tubular"?
Surfing
Who is "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound"?
Superman
What country is Flanders a part of?
Belgium
What is the name of Dorothy's dog in "The Wizard of Oz"?
Toto
Who wrote the story on which the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" is based?
Stephen King
What model of cars are affectionately called "bugs"?
Volkswagen Beetle
According to the Bible, what town was Jesus born in?
Bethlehem
What is the second most common language in the United States?
Spanish
What country is Tasmania a part of?
Australia
What word means the study and practice of making maps?
Cartography
During what holiday is it traditional to eat Matzo?
Passover
Which borough of New York City has an x in its name?
Bronx
What type of camel has two humps?
Bactrian
What country did 15 of the September 11th hijackers come from?
Saudi Arabia
What Greek god was considered to be the same as the Roman god Jupiter?
Zeus
What is the largest city in Arizona?
Phoenix
What do the letters ROYGBIV represent?
Colors of the Rainbow
What country has been led by Benazir Bhutto and Pervez Musharraf?
Pakistan
What ancient Hindu text could be described as a sex manual?
Kama Sutra
What common orchestral stringed instrument is bigger than a viola but
smaller than a bass?
Cello
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Level 79
Jul 11, 2013
100% with 3:22 left.
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Level 51
Jul 8, 2021
Literally nobody cares
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Level 71
Jan 5, 2022
8 years without a single like. It's harsh, but yupitsmogli is right; no one cared.
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Level 24
Jul 11, 2013
I really wanted a two-humped camel to be called "bicameral".
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Level 54
Jul 17, 2013
LOL! I tried two humped camel to no avail.
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Level 86
Jan 31, 2018
...But what do you call a camel with THREE humps? ....wait for it...Pregnant! hahahahaha
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Level 52
Sep 15, 2018
easy way to remember..... D one hump = dromedary B two humps = bactrian
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Level 4
Jul 15, 2013
you spelled wagon wrong!!!
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Level 77
Jul 5, 2018
Wagen = vehicle; Volkswagen = vehicle of the people
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2018
It is not a train..
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Level 64
Jan 29, 2019
It'z a German wörd.
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2013
Would it be too much to ask to accept "Betlehem" as well?
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Level 54
Apr 5, 2017
No. You need to spell answers correctly
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Level 72
Oct 24, 2020
I only wish this was true! So many times I'm left with letters intruding on the next answer because an incorrect spelling was accepted :[
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Level 40
Jul 28, 2014
Surprised that more people didn't get Bactrian.
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Level 61
Jul 5, 2018
You're so smart!!!
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Level 55
Mar 27, 2021
Surprised that more people didn't get salmon
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Level 44
Mar 27, 2021
In other languages this distinction is made differently, so maybe its the non native English speakers that don't know it.
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Level 75
Oct 2, 2014
Would you accept "Volkswagen"? That's all I put, and when it didn't accept it I thought you thought a beetle isn't a bug!
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Level 53
May 15, 2015
The question asks for the model, not the manufacturer.
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Level 56
Jun 20, 2015
The Volkswagen model is no more called Beetle than it is Bug.
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Level 69
Feb 25, 2020
@larryLovage The Volkswagen website disagrees: Beetle
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Level 45
Oct 5, 2014
Weird thing, but I've remembered the name of two humped camels since elementary school because I always think of it as "Back-train" instead of "Bactrian". Like train cars on its back!
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Level 71
Jan 1, 2015
Never heard of Kourtney and khloe ........ vaguely heard of Kardashian . seems like a weird question for a general knowledge!
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Level 53
May 15, 2015
I've seen their names everywhere online, so I don't think it's a weird question for a general knowledge quiz.
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Level 75
Feb 24, 2015
I know bactrian camel but somehow I skipped the question -_-
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2016
Bethelhem should be accepted. No explanation, it just should.
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Level 64
Apr 5, 2018
No, because that's not how "Bethlehem" is spelled.
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Level 71
Jan 5, 2022
Can we accept Beeehhlmt? The letters are in alphabetical order, as they should be.
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Level 57
May 15, 2016
I think Pesach ought to be accepted for passover, as that is the actual name of the holiday
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Level 43
Aug 17, 2016
disappointed that 'alice' didn't count for a camel with two humps
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Level 67
Jan 6, 2017
Alice the camel had five humps.
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Level 67
Jan 6, 2017
No, wait, four...
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Level 52
Dec 15, 2016
4.03 left
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Level 20
Feb 8, 2017
surf should be accepted
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Level 72
Jul 5, 2018
Agreed. You don't have to type "golfing" when the answer is "golf" or "basketballing" whent the answer is "basketball"...
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Level 55
Jul 5, 2018
But if you know surf, you know surfing, and if surf isn't accepted, it's not gonna hurt you to type three extra letters. The sport is referred to as surfing, not surf. Golf and basketball are golf and basketball, but surfing is surfing, just like curling, bowling, and fencing.
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Level 46
Apr 17, 2017
Good mixture of questions - thanks!
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Level 28
Apr 30, 2018
I think just Volkswagen should be accepted for that question
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Level 71
Jan 5, 2022
I've never heard anyone call a Volkswagen Tiguan a bug.
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Level 58
Sep 25, 2022
Exactly. The question says MODEL, not make.
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Level 67
May 1, 2018
Can we have "Spectrum" be acceptable for colors of the rainbow? I thought of it as the light spectrum, which is basically what it is when viewed through a prism. A rainbow is a large form of viewing the spectrum.
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Level 49
Feb 13, 2019
Or "red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet"
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Level 85
Jun 29, 2022
That was my first attempt, @uscmissinglink.
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Level 78
Jul 1, 2022
And mine. I tried spectrum, then visible spectrum before rainbow.
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Level 66
Jul 5, 2018
I did commit a typo putting Pessah, but anyways, since Passover is also called Pesakh, Pesach or Pesah, I think it should all be accepted. I don't know if the typo was the problem or the Hebrew name is not included at all.
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2018
Ah - I thought it was Karma Sutra not Kama >:(
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Level 22
Mar 22, 2021
yeah same!
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Level 71
Jan 5, 2022
I believe the Karma Sutra is about getting reincarnated as a bonobo chimp because you carried out good actions in the bedroom in a previous life.
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2018
I never know how to spell Bethlemhemhemlelm aaaaaaa
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2018
Remembering things in their syllables helps. Beth-le-hem. Hem reminds of heim which means home. Bethlehem means house of bread (just looked that part up, interesting to know). Nothing to do with the memory aid of heim-home above. Because (as I ve just learned) bet=house and lékhem=bread
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2018
I couldn't spell Australia so i just skipped that one and on the one about Stephen King, my fact was the answer to the question. What are the odds!
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Level 25
Jul 7, 2018
the rainbow???? ur joking
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Level 49
Jul 8, 2018
100% with 4:55 left
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Level 45
Jul 9, 2018
I couldn't spell Volkswagen so I missed a perfect score!

Spelling sucks!

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Level 51
Jul 10, 2018
No, it doesn't.
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Level 64
Jan 29, 2019
VW would've worked.
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Level 69
Feb 25, 2020
No it wouldn't, because the question is asking for the model, not the manufacturer. Doesn't matter how you spell Volkswagen, the answer is beetle
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Level 49
Feb 13, 2019
You should really also accept "red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo violet" for those of us who typed the whole thing out.
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Level 72
Oct 24, 2020
I was about to do that, then had a brainwave and typed 'rainbow', then shed a little tear for those who did actually type the whole thing. I agree the long form should be accepted, mabe even a bonus point!
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Level 66
Feb 16, 2020
Couldn't get the spelling of karma sutra right.
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Level 87
Jun 29, 2022
Keep trying....
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Level 72
Feb 25, 2020
I saw "Dorothy's dog" as "Dorothy's song", then proceeded to type "Over the Rainbow", which gave me another answer. I'm not sure what to think about that
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Level 72
Jul 5, 2020
Can you accept 'visible light spectrum' for ROYGBIV please? In physics, this is what it is called.
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Level 58
Oct 18, 2020
somehow managed to remember dromedary and got really proud, only to find out that's a camel with ONE hump
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Level 25
Nov 17, 2020
you should accept Surf for surfing
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Level 74
Mar 2, 2021
Would you consider accepting "visible spectrum" for the ROYGBIV question?
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Level 43
May 19, 2021
Flanders in Belgium? Coincidence? I think not
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Level 83
Jun 30, 2022
The number of times I've seen "Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania" or some variation around the Internet... but I guess Jetpunkers are not common internet riffraff, since 97% are getting that question right.
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Level 51
Aug 23, 2022
a violin is bigger than a viola
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Level 67
Oct 2, 2022
Um, no.
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Level 32
Aug 29, 2022
They should accept Bethleham as an alternate spelling.
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Level 77
Sep 17, 2022
Possibly accept Cartology as an alternative type-in for Cartography.
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Level 67
Oct 2, 2022
The borough is "The Bronx." Nobody anywhere calls it "Bronx."
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Level 69
Oct 2, 2022
"Violoncello", the word frequently abbreviated as "cello" should be accepted as well.
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Level 72
Oct 5, 2022
Please accept Violincello or 'ncello
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Level 34
Oct 9, 2022
mfw he doesnt understand the interpretatio graeciae