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General Knowledge Quiz #173

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Besides English, what language are U.S. astronauts required to know?
Russian
What was the first book printed by Johannes Gutenberg?
The Bible
What do the letters HRH stand for in the titles of the British royal family?
His/Her Royal Highness
Which country has the largest population of people in the Southern Hemisphere?
Brazil
What synonym of "nerd" originally referred to a carnival performer who bit
the head off a live chicken?
Geek
In what country can one find Gooloogong, Wonglepong, and Mount Buggery?
Australia
What cities are the top 3 financial centers in Asia, according to the
Global Financial Centres Index?
Singapore
Hong Kong
Tokyo
Which constellation is represented by a crab?
Cancer
What three letters do all gerunds end with?
ing
What is the spice name of Victoria Beckham?
Posh Spice
What word, starting with g, is the opposite of "name brand"?
Generic
Who wrote "The Canterbury Tales"?
Geoffrey Chaucer
What is the first name of former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi?
Silvio
Who is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hermes?
Mercury
Who is the CEO of Tesla Motors and Space X?
Elon Musk
What suffix can follow fire, horse, and gad?
Fly
Whose enemies include Destoroyah and Mothra?
Godzilla
What is the word for a knight's armored glove?
Gauntlet
36 Comments
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Level 82
Aug 10, 2017
Props to the Aussies for wonglepong and mount buggery. Those antipodeans sure know how to name things.
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Level 64
Aug 26, 2017
Not to mention their tennis players. Evonne Goolagong with 14 Grand Slam Titles.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2017
I only got that one from watching the Simpsons, in which an Aussie sees a frog, and says "that's a funny name. I'd have called them 'chazwuzzers.'" Now whenever I hear a ridiculous name like that, I just think "Australian."
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Level 58
Aug 31, 2017
They also have a city called iron knob
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Level 43
Feb 14, 2019
dont think 200 people counts as a city, but it does exist
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Level 73
Dec 7, 2017
They seem normal if you grew up with them - I find names like Mississippi, Albuquerque and Chattanooga just as funny
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Level 72
May 7, 2019
Those are tame. Try: Hog-Eye Bend, AR, Cooter, MO, French Lick and Floyds Knobs, IN, Gobbler's Knob, KY, Bucksnort, TN, Boody, IL and Hot Coffee, MS. Proud to say, I've been to all of these charming garden spots.
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Level 69
Aug 26, 2017
Wouldn't have known the nerd synonym if I hadn't watched the film Nightmare Alley (1947).
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2017
Good movie. Great ending.
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Level 64
Jul 22, 2018
Geeks watch films like that.
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Level 89
Aug 26, 2017
I really wanted the astronaut language question to be "Klingon" ;)
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Level 45
Aug 29, 2017
Nice :)
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Level 70
Dec 20, 2021
Because Klingons are known for their love of diplomacy and curiosity. Probably wouldn't hurt for astronauts to know how to wield a bat'leth though.

Now after writing those two sentences, I feel compelled to join the carnival and work on my avian decapitation stagecraft.

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Level 9
Aug 29, 2017
This quiz isn't right, i put " Martian " for the astronauts language and its not working, pretty sure NASA agrees
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Level 55
Aug 30, 2017
Does it really have to be 'his/her royal highness'? Surely can just one or the other.
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Level 58
Aug 30, 2017
Not sure what exactly you asking, but HRH is either His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness, depending on who's on the throne.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
The Queen is 'her majesty'. His/her royal highness is a step down (eg Charles or Anne).
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Level 32
Jun 28, 2024
what if the person on the throne isnt a him or her
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Level 83
Sep 7, 2021
Either is a correct (and accepted) answer.
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Level 78
Aug 30, 2017
fireman, horseman, and gadman are all correct.
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Level 79
Sep 21, 2020
I don't know about gadman...
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Level 79
Sep 6, 2021
But I did try that, and also '-power'.
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Level 85
Sep 6, 2021
I tried -zooks. Not sure what firezooks or powerzooks are, but I tried it anyway as the clock ticked down.
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Level 70
Sep 6, 2017
Gojira for Godzilla?
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Level 83
Sep 7, 2021
I thought Gamera at first, but Godzilla is the obvious answer.
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Level 71
Oct 14, 2018
Fly isn't a suffix as it is a word in its own right. Also, please allow Mercurius.
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Level 79
Sep 21, 2020
I didn't read the 'nerd' question carefully so I kept thinking of 'homophones' for 'nerd' instead of synonyms.
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Level 68
Sep 7, 2021
"The Canterbury Tales. Of Chaucer... and Shakespeare"
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2021
???
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Level 71
Sep 7, 2021
"You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly!"
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Level 66
Dec 21, 2021
I saw a deer fly... right after I hit it doing about 70 mph (112 kph). It flew about 200 feet (60 m). I suspect it was dead on impact as it hadn't moved when I drove back by 4 hours later.
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Level 89
Dec 20, 2021
please allow Godzirra
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Level 77
Dec 21, 2021
Maybe Gojira, but Godzirra is a stretch.
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Level 77
Dec 21, 2021
Nerd alert warning: I feel like using Mothra as an example of an enemy of Godzilla should be reconsidered. Mothra is largely an ally of Godzilla and more often than not, they have paired up to take down an actual bad monster for the sake of earth's preservation. Destroyah was a great choice, but if your looking to use another kaiju that may be a better hint to non-Godzilla enthusiasts, perhaps Ghidorah could be used in Mothra's place.
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Level 36
Dec 22, 2021
Singapore isn't a city though? It's a country so it's a bit of a trick question if you think about it
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Level 76
Mar 16, 2022
It's a city-state, meaning both a city and a country.