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General Knowledge Quiz #21

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What country is famous for windmills and wooden shoes?
Netherlands
What does Sally sell by the sea shore?
Sea Shells
What sword was given to King Arthur by the Lady of the Lake?
Excalibur
What is the largest type of fruit or vegetable?
Pumpkin
What mountain range separates Spain and France?
The Pyrenees
What country does Toblerone chocolate come from?
Switzerland
In Sharia law, what is the specific punishment for adultery?
Stoning to death
What group of people had their capital at Tenochtitlan?
The Aztecs
What is Siddhartha Gautama better known as?
Buddha
Who lived at 221B Baker Street?
Sherlock Holmes
Who was the first European to reach India by sea?
Vasco da Gama
What is the capital of Tibet?
Lhasa
Complete the analogy: Canine is to dogs as ____ is to cattle.
Bovine
Who sculpted "The Burghers of Calais"?
Auguste Rodin
What does an Anglophile love?
English Culture
According to the saying, where do all roads lead?
Rome
When signing a letter with XOXO, what does X stand for?
Kiss
What city are you in if you land at LAX?
Los Angeles
What are camembert and limburger?
Types of cheese
Which internal organ of the human body starts with the letter P?
Pancreas
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Level 69
Sep 3, 2013
An easy General knowledge quiz for once! :)
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Level 55
Oct 22, 2013
I always thought that X meant Hugs and O meant kisses??? 100% anyway, but still a little thrown off
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Level 52
May 15, 2015
It seems it depends on who you ask, but I've always seen the X as hugs, too.
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Level 43
Jun 3, 2015
So if you are signing a letter or text to a loved one you put ooo?
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Level 56
Sep 27, 2022
I always saw the X as the lips of two people kissing from above and the O as the arms of two hugging people also from above. I can see why O would be kisses but I couldn't imagine why X would be hugs.
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Level 64
Jan 15, 2023
X is kiss because it sounds like a kiss noise. O is like putting arms around someone.
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Level 78
Oct 22, 2013
Pumpkin? But what about watermelon?
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Level 76
Aug 21, 2018
People hollow out pumpkins and paddle them in boat races. I have yet to see anyone race in a watermelon even though the name is more appropriate.
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Level 46
Jul 12, 2022
I enjoyed looking this up.
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Level 73
Sep 23, 2022
That reminds me, but just this past month, someone broke the world record for the longest distance travelled in a pumpkin. He “sailed” 38 miles down the Missouri River for 12 straight hours. A completely stupid world record, but very funny.
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Level 53
Oct 30, 2022
gourds of Africa

pumpkin 🎃 is the biggest

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Level 48
May 23, 2014
Rodin is one of the two sculptors I know.
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2018
Who's the other one? I could use another in my repertoire (of one).
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Level 83
Aug 21, 2018
Well, there is Michelangelo.
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Level 81
Sep 23, 2022
Donatello was also primarily a sculptor (but neither of the other turtles was).
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Level 76
Oct 17, 2022
Frankly, it's very difficult with only 3 fingers.
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Level 83
Nov 2, 2019
Rodin didn't really achieve fame and notoriety until he fought Godzilla.
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Level 84
Sep 22, 2022
The Burghers of Calais meet the Monsters of Tokyo.
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Level 36
Jun 18, 2014
Couldn't spell Pyrenees of Buddha >.
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Level 37
Jul 19, 2021
Or or
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Level 83
Sep 22, 2022
I think I heard the 'Pyrenees of Buddha' is a mountain range on Uranus. ;-)
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Level 65
Dec 10, 2022
Stop telling my private information, please. That's embarassing!
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Level 36
Jul 7, 2014
to rome
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Level 34
Aug 16, 2014
I spent ages trying to figure out what restaurant sold the Burgers of Calais...
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Level 71
Nov 5, 2014
with French Fries I guess!
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Level 40
Mar 25, 2015
Dr. watson lived at 221B baker street too!
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Level 52
May 15, 2015
True!
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Level 63
Jan 31, 2016
lol, I tried that one as well, just for fun.
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Level 71
Jun 7, 2016
And Mrs. Hudson (landlady) has the downstairs flat.
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Level 81
Sep 23, 2022
^So she presumably lives at 221A? Or am I misinterpreting the house situation?
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Level 44
Oct 26, 2019
Yes, but Sherlock is best known for living there. He also lived there before John did, but in the TV series "Sherlock", John moved out of 221B when he thought Sherlock was dead.
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Level 53
Oct 30, 2022
Gerry Rafferty can be found on Baker Street 🎶 🎷
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Level 48
Mar 8, 2016
I'm pretty sure that with XOXO. The X means hugs and the O means kisses. When you hug someone you cross your arms around them represented by an X and an O represents your lips... Maybe that's just was I was taught growing up, but you should at least except both
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Level 71
Mar 14, 2016
Wrong
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Level 63
Mar 14, 2016
They shouldn't except both, there is one right answer only which is a kiss, if your sending a card to a loved one and you sign it with a kiss you put a X at the end don't you, you don't start putting O's!
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Level 71
Jun 7, 2016
If you could not write you would sign it with an X and put an X for a kiss = XX
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Level 43
Jul 31, 2017
I always thought the 'X' was representative of two lips kissing, i.e. > being one set of lips and < being another, and 'O' symbolises the shape your arms make when hugging someone as seen from an overhead view.
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Level 56
Jun 7, 2016
As far as this Brit is concerned XOXOXO is a new digital age phenomenon, and traditionally one always signed with kisses, xxx. The 'O's were explained to me as hugs and this seems obvious to me. Imagining 'O's represent ones lips seems to me to imply the sort of kiss you don't put on text messages!

I think if people see XOXO and hear "hugs and kisses" (the normal idiom) they assume it's in that order, but it's written like that because X=kiss came first.

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Level 84
Jun 18, 2018
"The common custom of placing "X" on envelopes, notes and at the bottom of letters to mean kisses dates back to the Middle Ages" -Wikipedia
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Level 74
Jul 16, 2018
Since there are only two possible answers to the question, if one doesn't work just try the other one and move on to the next question.
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Level 73
Dec 4, 2022
"XOXO" meaning "hugs and kisses" was well known when I was a child in the 1980s in the US, so it's definitely not just a "new digital age" thing.
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Level 60
Apr 4, 2018
I always understood XOXO to mean hugs and kisses, not kisses and hugs...I guess not everyone was taught it that way.
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Level 66
Dec 15, 2018
it does mean hugs and kisses. The x stands for kisses and te o for hugs
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Level 56
Aug 21, 2016
You should accept the Mexica:

http://archaeology.about.com/od/mameterms/a/Mexica.htm

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Level ∞
Jun 17, 2018
Okay
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2017
I thought all roads led to your door...
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2017
No, only the long and winding road does that.
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Level 70
Sep 23, 2022
or the road to nowhere
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Level 83
Mar 26, 2017
Pumpkins are a member of the squash family -- should accept squash.
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Level 70
Jun 30, 2018
But not all squashes are the largest.
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Level 67
Sep 23, 2022
Neither are all pumpkins! ;-)
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Level 28
Nov 17, 2017
A little surprised that more people got "Lhasa" than "Vasco da Gama"
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2018
I started typing Los Angeles as Las A and then I was going to backspace but alas, my typing was gone and I now won't forget the capital of Tibet.
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Level 63
Jun 18, 2018
The one I've always heard was "She sells sea shells by the seashore". I have never heard it with Sally. It was still an easy question, though.
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Level 76
Aug 21, 2018
Same here.
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Level 86
Jun 18, 2018
Given the inclination towards overreaction, sharia law was probably written by a teenage girl.
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Level 60
Nov 19, 2020
Congrats on insulting an entire branch of Islam.
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Level 48
Oct 18, 2021
And teenage girls
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Level 90
Jun 20, 2018
19/20
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2018
I tried Beijing for Tibet...... I immediately felt shame for validating a hostile take over.
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Level 70
Aug 22, 2018
Annoying - put squash in, surely pumpkin is a type of squash and surely other squashes can be bigger than pumpkins?
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Level 73
Sep 6, 2018
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Level 56
Aug 21, 2019
Pumpkin isn't a "type" of fruit or vegetable.

Cucurbits are.

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Level 71
Jun 18, 2021
LOL I kept on reading Cat instead of Cattle... thus being angry cause why the hell doesn't it accept Feline ?! I was really upset until I carrefully read the question again...
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Level 67
Dec 4, 2022
Like a red flag to a bull
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Level 43
Aug 12, 2021
If both parties are married the punishment is stoning. If only one party is married the punishment is 100 lashes.
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2021
Good to know
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Level 83
Jan 8, 2022
I can't believe that no one else has commented about how watery tarts, lying in ponds, distributing swords, is no basis for a system of government!
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Level 83
Sep 23, 2022
Exactly. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!
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Level 83
Sep 23, 2022
The organ that starts with "p" is 'ppendix, right?
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Level 79
Sep 23, 2022
Isn't prostate also an internal organ?
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Level 89
Sep 23, 2022
And a petuitary gland.
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Level 78
Oct 4, 2022
Pacinian corpuscle
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Level 55
Oct 31, 2022
Pineal gland
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Level 86
Dec 7, 2022
I'm intrigued and was looking forward to knowing more, but the hyperlink doesn't work.
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2022
Don't know many sculptors, but did try some ninja turtles to no avail.
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Level 68
Dec 4, 2022
Did the same!
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Level 70
Dec 4, 2022
Pituitary Gland.
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Level 50
Dec 4, 2022
I'll bring up curiosity about UK, Britain, then finally England for anglophile; but I've looked it up before, and the differences never stick in my brain.
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Level 68
Dec 4, 2022
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Level 61
Dec 5, 2022
Does the Pituitary gland not count as an internal organ?
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Level 67
Dec 5, 2022
I would also echo the sentiment of there being several glands (which are indeed organs) which start with the letter P; Perhaps adding a non-glandular addendum, or making it a 1-word organ, would help clarify? (Though the prostate gland is most often referred to as simply the prostate, so maybe the former is the better option)
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Level 23
Dec 5, 2022
Missed 2! Can’t believe I forgot Pancreas. And, for some reason, I genuinely thought of “Rome”, but didn’t think it’d be the answer. Really great quiz regardless.
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Level 70
Dec 5, 2022
Seriously, all the p glands that weren't accepted... prostate, ptuitary...
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2022
...pineal gland, prostate, pharynx...
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Level 18
Jan 21, 2023
Great quiz! Could you accept lapidation for the stoning one?