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General Knowledge Quiz #14

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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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
89 Comments
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2013
100% with 3:22 left.
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Level 61
Jul 8, 2021
Literally nobody cares
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Level 78
Jan 5, 2022
8 years without a single like. It's harsh, but yupitsmogli is right; no one cared.
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Level 70
Jan 1, 2023
3 people care now ig
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Level 78
May 26, 2023
Now it's 6. People are so nice that they didn't want jessmike from 10 years ago to feel bad.
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Level 22
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 89
Jan 31, 2018
...But what do you call a camel with THREE humps? ....wait for it...Pregnant! hahahahaha
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Level 48
Sep 15, 2018
easy way to remember..... D one hump = dromedary B two humps = bactrian
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Level 3
Jul 15, 2013
you spelled wagon wrong!!!
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Level 78
Jul 5, 2018
Wagen = vehicle; Volkswagen = vehicle of the people
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Level 70
Dec 23, 2018
It is not a train..
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Level 63
Jan 29, 2019
It'z a German wörd.
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2013
Would it be too much to ask to accept "Betlehem" as well?
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Level 51
Apr 5, 2017
No. You need to spell answers correctly
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Level 75
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 33
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 65
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 70
Mar 20, 2024
yea we have kameel (two humps) and dromedaris (one hump)
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Level 76
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 51
May 15, 2015
The question asks for the model, not the manufacturer.
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Level 55
Jun 20, 2015
The Volkswagen model is no more called Beetle than it is Bug.
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Level 73
Feb 25, 2020
@larryLovage The Volkswagen website disagrees: Beetle
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Level 59
Mar 2, 2024
different car to that which the question referred.
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Level 38
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 70
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 51
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 77
Feb 24, 2015
I know bactrian camel but somehow I skipped the question -_-
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Level 69
Feb 26, 2016
Bethelhem should be accepted. No explanation, it just should.
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Level 65
Apr 5, 2018
No, because that's not how "Bethlehem" is spelled.
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Level 78
Jan 5, 2022
Can we accept Beeehhlmt? The letters are in alphabetical order, as they should be.
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Level 55
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 45
Aug 17, 2016
disappointed that 'alice' didn't count for a camel with two humps
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Level 68
Jan 6, 2017
Alice the camel had five humps.
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Level 68
Jan 6, 2017
No, wait, four...
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Level 51
Dec 15, 2016
4.03 left
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Level 20
Feb 8, 2017
surf should be accepted
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Level 71
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 61
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 51
Apr 17, 2017
Good mixture of questions - thanks!
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Level 27
Apr 30, 2018
I think just Volkswagen should be accepted for that question
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Level 78
Jan 5, 2022
I've never heard anyone call a Volkswagen Tiguan a bug.
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Level 59
Sep 25, 2022
Exactly. The question says MODEL, not make.
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Level 59
Mar 2, 2024
yeah but when first produced it was simply a Volkwagen no distinction between manufacturer and model name. When the commercial vehicle was introduced it was called the Type 2 and so the 'Beetle' became the Type 1.
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Level 66
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 45
Feb 13, 2019
Or "red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet"
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Level 89
Jun 29, 2022
That was my first attempt, @uscmissinglink.
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Level 81
Jul 1, 2022
And mine. I tried spectrum, then visible spectrum before rainbow.
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Level 66
Jan 15, 2023
Still not accepted when it's the correct answer scientifically :(
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Level 65
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 68
Jul 5, 2018
Ah - I thought it was Karma Sutra not Kama >:(
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Level 20
Mar 22, 2021
yeah same!
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Level 78
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 69
Jul 5, 2018
I never know how to spell Bethlemhemhemlelm aaaaaaa
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Level 70
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 70
Mar 20, 2024
Interesting to read this comment, Becuase I totally have not remembered the etymology of the word. Maybe I will now!
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Level 69
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 22
Jul 7, 2018
the rainbow???? ur joking
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Level 50
Jul 8, 2018
100% with 4:55 left
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Level 44
Jul 9, 2018
I couldn't spell Volkswagen so I missed a perfect score!

Spelling sucks!

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Level 50
Jul 10, 2018
No, it doesn't.
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Level 63
Jan 29, 2019
VW would've worked.
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Level 73
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 59
Mar 2, 2024
Except that it's not. the correct answer is either just Volkswagen or Volkswagen Type 1. Beetle was not the official name of the car any more than Bug was.
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Level 45
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 75
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 67
Feb 16, 2020
Couldn't get the spelling of karma sutra right.
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Level 83
Jun 29, 2022
Keep trying....
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Level 67
Dec 21, 2023
"kama" is not related to "karma". It means pleasure and desire (including sexual, but that's only a small part of it). "sutra" means literally a thread, and figuratively a text (like we talk about the thread of an argument). So the Kama Sutra is the text about pleasure.
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Level 76
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 73
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 83
Mar 2, 2021
Would you consider accepting "visible spectrum" for the ROYGBIV question?
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Level 46
May 19, 2021
Flanders in Belgium? Coincidence? I think not
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Level 82
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 50
Aug 23, 2022
a violin is bigger than a viola
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Level 68
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 79
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 72
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 33
Oct 9, 2022
mfw he doesnt understand the interpretatio graeciae
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Level 35
Apr 18, 2023
Damn I tried VW Käfer, its the original German Version
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Level 68
May 3, 2023
100%, 1:46
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Level 78
Nov 8, 2023
It really is wild how many books by Stephen King have been made into movies/shows.