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General Knowledge Quiz #3

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: February 15, 2022
First submittedJanuary 14, 2013
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What is the tallest mountain in Africa?
Kilimanjaro
What city celebrates the original Oktoberfest?
Munich
What is the largest species of animal?
The Blue Whale
What 1972 movie, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, won the Oscar for Best Picture?
The Godfather
What Asian country passed Brazil around 2017 to become the world's fifth most populous?
Pakistan
What is the Southern Hemisphere's equivalent to the Tropic of Cancer?
Tropic of Capricorn
What "secret" society has counted fourteen U.S. Presidents among its members?
Freemasons
In what building is Queen Elizabeth I buried?
Westminster Abbey
Who was the second person to walk on the Moon?
Buzz Aldrin
What shape are SpongeBob's pants?
Square
What city were the Beatles from?
Liverpool
What conquistador conquered the Aztecs?
Hernán Cortés
Sushi often comes wrapped in nori. What is nori a type of?
Seaweed
Who are the parents of Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir?
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?
Riyadh
What city is still commonly known by its former name, Saigon?
Ho Chi Minh City
Who crossed the Rubicon?
Julius Caesar
Who was ruled to be "infallible" at the First Vatican Council of 1869–70?
The Pope
In the Old Testament, which two cities were destroyed by fire and brimstone as
punishment for their wickedness?
Sodom
Gomorrah
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Level 28
Feb 7, 2013
I said whale... booooo :/
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Level 52
Mar 11, 2014
Blue whales are the biggest animal ever. The smallest whale, a Dwarf Sperm Whale, at minimum is about 9 feet long and 400-500 pounds. Blue whales can grow to 100 feet long and weigh many tons. Whale is a VERY broad term, and you really do have to be specific.
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Level 61
Mar 22, 2018
You shouldn't have to be specific because 1) Much of the quiz is not (for instance "Beyonce" sufficed for "Beyonce & Jay Z") & 2) the quiz did not ask for a specific animal, just the species.
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2018
In response to 2) Blue Whale IS the species... Whale would be the Order (Infraorder, technically) or in a vaguer sense the animal type
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2022
@howard38 do you know what a species is? Whale is not a species. Blue whale is.
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Level 80
Aug 9, 2017
It says "species".
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Level 55
May 20, 2022
SAME
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Level 62
Feb 9, 2013
but isn't his pants really rectangular?
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Level 63
Nov 12, 2017
Grammar police!...........
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Level 62
Mar 22, 2018
No they are a Cuboid
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2018
well, considering his NAME is "Squarepants", I would think not, regardless of shape...lol
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Level 59
Mar 26, 2018
I was so confused why they weren't accepting rectangle because that is the shape of his pants.
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Level 61
Nov 7, 2019
Does determining which side of the toilet paper to use confuse you as well?
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Level 68
Jul 18, 2022
Spongebob Rectanglepants doesn't scan very well into the theme tune
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Level 81
Oct 8, 2015
OH!! I have literally just this minute realised that SPONGEBOB IS AMERICAN and therefore he doesn't go round wearing just his underwear!!! Darn you, pants/trousers/things!
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Level 58
Mar 22, 2018
If it makes you feel better, I found your sudden epiphany quite entertaining to think about! Haha :)
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2018
Really? the name Spongebob "Squarepants" didn't clue you in? LOL
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Level 52
Jul 20, 2018
In British English "pants" refers only to underpants.
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Level 68
May 25, 2021
@BiggieSmalls As does the word 'smalls', ironically
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Level 83
Aug 11, 2016
Whilst I have a general philosophy that - except in certain legal situations - it is always better to have knowledge that not have it, whatever it may be, I am kinda happy I have managed to live my life up until this point not knowing the name of Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Kinda concerning that considerably more people got that than Caesar or Cortes, though.
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2018
I didn't know the names of their kids either but I took an educated guess the parents were super celebrities.

This attitude of "I can't believe more people are more aware of global pop star celebrities on the cover of magazines they see at the grocery every week than 500 year old South American colonial history" has got to stop.

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Level 84
Feb 16, 2022
You're certainly entitled to be annoyed by it, martay, but it's some people's way of coping with what they perceive to be a measure of insanity. So no, it doesn't "have to stop".
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Level 61
Jun 28, 2018
It's an odd feeling when you know something for 60 years (Cortez) and two famously insignificant people suddenly have more significant status.
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2016
The time is coming when any event that happened more than 2 years ago will not be known generally. People will look at their latest 'gizmo' for any answer to anything without having to remember anything. Rubbish trivia such as Beyoncé's daughters name will be seen as the ultimate in general knowledge, and all quizzes will be about music, film or sport.
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Level 17
Jun 30, 2021
I agree
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Level 69
Apr 15, 2022
It's already happening. We have been tracking every question in DJ Trivia for the past several months, and have shared this info on the site. In a 20-question game, there are on average 6-7 question about TV/Movie, which is an enormous percentage. Most other categories receive 1-2 questions at most.
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Level 68
Mar 20, 2018
I started listing out every Pope I could think of...didn't dawn on me to actually just type "The Pope" DOH!
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2018
haha same!!
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Level 41
Mar 22, 2018
Really? Who crossed the Rubicon?
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Level 84
Mar 22, 2018
A lot of people, but only one person is famous for it.
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Level 42
Jun 27, 2022
Well, to be fair, the fact that he crossed it is nothing special. It was his army crossing it that was noteworthy.
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Level 57
Mar 22, 2018
"Thousands of people", "lots of folks", "men, women and children" should all be acceptable answers to that question as written.
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Level 59
Mar 22, 2018
I suppose friends, Romans, countrymen
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Level 78
Mar 22, 2018
Their ears, however, stayed with Marc Antony
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Level 77
Oct 3, 2018
they didn't stay there, they were only lent.
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Level 61
Jun 28, 2018
Ruby was the first. Then tried to con others to do it.
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Level 59
Mar 22, 2018
At first I typed in Illuminati for the secret society.
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Level 61
Jun 28, 2018
I tried CIA and Skull and Bones.
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Level 21
Dec 21, 2018
Subscribe to Pewdiepie
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Level 48
May 10, 2019
Shouldn't it be "which conquistador" rather than "what conquistador"
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Level 32
Jan 23, 2020
You're asking for the parentS but when I entered just "Beyonce" it already accepted my answer.
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Level 59
Mar 5, 2020
17. Shoul've gotten GF love that movie
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Level 82
May 10, 2020
After 95 general knowledge quizzes this is finally the first I finish with 100%!
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Level 59
Jun 1, 2021
Only missed Westminster
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Level 16
Jul 27, 2021
Easy
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Level 46
Jan 27, 2022
How did more people get Sodom than Gomorrah? They go together like salt and pepper.
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Level 92
Feb 15, 2022
More people got salt than pepper.
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Level 75
Feb 15, 2022
End of the quiz, maybe some ran out of time ?
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Level 87
Feb 15, 2022
Like a Lot?
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Level 76
Feb 16, 2022
Perhaps it was a spelling issue
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Level 43
Feb 17, 2022
Yeah. You may be surprised, but there are many people in this world for whom English is not native :D

It would neve have crossed my mind to spell something I always know as Gomor - Gomorrah.

Same with Ho Chi Min - for me it was always Ho Shi Min

and Riyadh for me is Riad (or Ryad)

However, I don't feel guilty checking with google on spelling for things I know, so did good on this one.

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Level 55
Mar 29, 2022
I only got Sodom, I'm not religious so I'm not familiar enough with the story to know place names but I guessed Sodom because I know sodomy is derived from it.
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Level 55
Feb 26, 2022
Best picture in 1972 was The French Connection. The Godfather won for Best Director.
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Level 79
Feb 28, 2022
Nope.

The Godfather was made in 1972, and won Best Picture at the 1973 Academy Awards. It was nominated for Best Director, but didn't win.

The question says "which 1972 movie", not "which movie won Best Picture in the 1972 Awards".

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Level 52
Jul 18, 2022
*won best picture at the Academy Awards, in early 1973". Anyone who follows the Oscars would call "The Godfather" the 1972 Best Picture winner.
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Level 69
Apr 15, 2022
I wonder if cube is also acceptable for Spongebob's pants. After all, he is drawn three-dimensionally.
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Level 60
Jul 18, 2022
Can you remove "Westminster" as an answer please? Westminster is a city in London, it is not a building. There are many other places in Westminster other than the Abbey where people can be buried. The question asked for a building, so I hardly see how a city can be an acceptable answer.

Or you could change the question to simply "Where is QE1 buried?".

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Level 61
Jul 18, 2022
Awww, give us a break on spelling the capitol of Saudi Arabia. Tried it a bunch of ways and then figured I must not have the right answer. Would have given me a 100%, too :(
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Level 71
Jul 19, 2022
Riyadh needs the "h" to be typed to be accepted; Ho Chi Minh and Gomorrah don't. Why?
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Level 71
Jul 19, 2022
babies call it saigon
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2022
Bummed that "Riyad" was not accepted for "Riyadh."