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General Knowledge Quiz #18

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: September 3, 2018
First submittedOctober 27, 2011
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What tourist destination is known as "Sin City"?
Las Vegas
What island country lies off the southeast tip of India?
Sri Lanka
Luke, who is your father?
Darth Vader
What was Picasso's first name?
Pablo
What beats 4 of a kind in poker?
Straight Flush
Who was Robin Hood's second in command?
Little John
What country did the United Kingdom fight a war against in 1982?
Argentina
Who had an affair with Queen Guinevere?
Sir Lancelot
What actress is singer Keith Urban married to?
Nicole Kidman
In the beer world, what does IPA stand for?
India Pale Ale
Chang and Eng were conjoined twins famous in the 1800s. What country were they born in?
Thailand (Siam)
In what alphabet would you find the letters Alef and Gimel?
Hebrew
What Harry Potter character was gay, according to J.K. Rowling?
Albus Dumbledore
What type of food was famously shared by Lady and the Tramp?
Spaghetti
What actress was born Norma Jeane Mortenson?
Marilyn Monroe
What is the name of Japan's currency?
Japanese Yen
What is the plural of quantum?
Quanta
What family of lizards is notable for being able to change colors?
Chameleons
What model of Volkswagen is named after a sport?
Golf or Polo
What does the Spanish word "corazón" mean?
Heart
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Level 50
Jul 7, 2014
I always read that she was born Norma Jean Baker.
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Level 67
Nov 3, 2016
You might add Anikan Skywalker as darth vader.
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Level 56
Nov 17, 2016
It's Anakin, which is accepted.
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Level 32
Feb 26, 2018
Is it just me that only put flush for 'straight flush?'
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Level 80
Jun 18, 2018
no
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2018
Well, I put ‘conductor’
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Level 33
Aug 12, 2018
A flush wouldn't beat four of a kind. A flush implies that all the cards are of the same suit (ie a hand of only hearts). A straight flush implies that the cards also must be in order (ie 5 of hearts, 6 of hearts, 7 of hearts, 8 of hearts, 9 of hearts). A full house would beat a flush but not a 4 of a kind or straight flush.
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Level 67
Feb 15, 2019
I put straight, and flush, but not straight flush
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Level 61
Nov 19, 2020
I hope I wasn't alone in thinking that 4 of a kind was something from Yahtzee.
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Level 52
Jun 14, 2018
Accept Volkswagen Polo too?
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Level ∞
Jun 15, 2018
Yes, thanks.
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Level 52
Jun 15, 2018
Thanks QM :o)
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Level 72
Jul 31, 2018
Yeah, somehow my mind didn't think of golf as a sport. Go figure... ;)
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Level 35
Aug 2, 2018
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."
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Level 79
Jun 27, 2018
For some reason I always thought that Guinevere was with Lancelot before King Arthur came along, and that he swooped in and stole the show.
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Level 49
Oct 23, 2022
My dad was and is cruel, and I used to take out the pain on myself. Around 4th grade, I tore up my King Arthur Signet Classic from my friend Mary Ellen.

I miss it frequently.

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Level 90
Jul 16, 2018
Surprised it didn't accept John Little.
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Level 64
Jul 31, 2018
Hey QM! Whats wrong with running flush? Our Lord of Wiki seems to think its ok?

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/running_flush

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Level 64
Jan 28, 2019
Though the article says it's equivalent to a Straight Flush it's not a correct answer. Running flush seems to refer to a game called three-card brag which is - you might have guessed it - played with 3 cards only. So there can't be a 4 of a kind to beat.
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Level 40
Jul 31, 2018
Knew the Norma Jean one thanks to Elton John.
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Level 61
Jul 31, 2018
Would you be able to accept "En" as well as Yen? In Japanese, the YE sound doesn't exist anymore, so in Japanese, the name of their currency is just "en".
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Level 87
Oct 27, 2018
¥
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2018
For some reason I wanted to call Little John "Brother John"
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Level 61
Aug 1, 2018
DOH! Feel silly I didn't get the twin question
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Level 71
Sep 20, 2018
Is it just me or does the Quizmaster like questions about Marilyn Monroe?
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Level 61
Oct 17, 2018
Little John's name is John Little. After beating him with staves on the log, Robin changed it to Little John.
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Level 87
Oct 27, 2018
It was a buck and a quarter staff.
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Level 87
Dec 9, 2018
Tramp got a little al dente.
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Level 73
Dec 30, 2019
Excuse me?
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Level 74
May 24, 2020
Lol
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Level 46
Mar 18, 2019
Grindelwald was also gay apparently
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Level 47
Jun 12, 2019
thanks latin second neuter
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Level 78
Sep 21, 2019
The plural of quantum, in English, is quantums.

The plural of quantum in Latin is quanta.

Since it's an English word, no matter which language it originated from, its plural form follows the rules of the English grammar.

Else-wise, the plural of the word 'metaphor' would be, as in Greek, 'metaphorai'. But that's not the case, because that way we would have to find every time the origin language of every word and form the plural based on that language's grammar rules. But that's not the case in any language. Much less in English.

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Level 68
Apr 8, 2020
I am not an English Native but I never saw the term "quantums" either in scientific or day-to-day English. Have you ever seen this term prior to your nitpicking try here? And please do not explain us that there are a lot of bacteriums and childs out there!
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Level 74
Dec 30, 2020
but English does sometimes follow the original language's grammar rules?

Ex. the plural of goose isn't gooses, it's geese. The plural of mouse isn't mouses, it's mice. (on the other hand, the plural of house is houses, not hice).

English plurals are a weird bunch, and saying they follow the "rules of English grammar" is very much incorrect

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Level 71
Jan 5, 2022
Aren't you the one who complained on the previous general knowledge quiz about this? Go to a dictionary site and look at the plural for quantum. It's quanta. English is full of irregular plurals because it borrows so much from so many languages. Complain all you want about irregular plurals, but it's just lazy to assume you know what you're talking about without looking it up.
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Level 49
Apr 5, 2020
My new tactic in these quizzes if if they ask for an actress I just guess Marilyn Monroe. This is the second time the tactic has worked for me already.
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Level 74
May 24, 2020
Much like, if it's a film quiz, I now always try the Princess Bride. Works a lot of times.
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Level 74
Mar 28, 2021
Isn't the answer to the Rowling question "All of them"?
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Level 66
Jul 16, 2021
I'm not sure why you'd write this, I really hope it isn't what I think it is.
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Level 62
Jul 10, 2022
It's a reference to a meme.
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Level 68
Sep 7, 2021
Strictly speaking, the UK and Argentina were not at war, because no war was declared. Technically it was a conflict, not a war
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Level 84
Oct 30, 2022
baloney. Since the end of WW2 and creation of the United Nations very few wars have been declared because it's more advantageous to not declare war. Used to be the other way around. But these political realities don't change what a war is.
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Level 38
Nov 1, 2022
technically I don't care
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Level 37
Oct 30, 2022
The VW Cars are only coincidentally named after Sport.

The real naming is after winds.

There is the Gulfstream (Golfstrom in German), Polarstream, Jetstream (VW Jetta), in southern italy is the scirorro, the VW Passat after the trade winds in the tropics (Passatwinde in German), the VW Bora after the Wind in the adreatic sea (e.g. in Croatia)

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Level 69
Oct 30, 2022
Star Wars, lizards, and Japan. I'll take "all the nerdy stuff I like" for 400, Alex.