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General Knowledge Quiz #69

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Who slew Goliath?
David
Where would you find the "Great Red Spot"?
Jupiter
In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", what word does the raven say?
Nevermore
Who was nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans"?
Joan of Arc
What popular spread's ingredients include hazelnuts, milk, and a hint of cocoa?
Nutella
Which European country didn't join the United Nations until 2002?
Switzerland
What does a bandolier hold?
Ammunition
Who discovered the element Radium?
Marie and Pierre Curie
To avoid bad luck, what should one throw over their left shoulder?
Salt
What famous character was created by Bram Stoker?
Count Dracula
"A man a plan a canal Panama" is a famous example of what?
Palindrome
What does an oenophile love?
Wine
In what country would you find the city of Bruges?
Belgium
What Disney movie features the song "When You Wish Upon a Star"?
Pinocchio
What were Calico Jack and Blackbeard?
Pirates
According to cliché, what is the best policy?
Honesty
Which organization banned its former leader Sepp Blatter in 2015?
FIFA
Which boxing weight class starts with W?
Welterweight
What country of 36,000 square kilometers claims the legal ownership of an
area more than 250 times that size?
Taiwan
Who is missing from this famous fivesome: Baby, Ginger, Scary, Sporty, and ____?
Posh
66 Comments
+14
Level 18
Apr 11, 2013
For the question “A man a plan a canal Panama” is a famous example of what? I put bad grammar and it didn't work >.
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Level 19
Apr 12, 2013
That's funny, for 'great red spot' I put my forehead. It didn't work either
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Level 17
Apr 16, 2013
Hahaha. I didn't think of that one. I'm kinda a planets nerd :P
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Level 75
Feb 2, 2015
Japanese flag didn't work, either. ;-)
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Level 55
Aug 7, 2015
The palindrome of Bolton would be Notlob.
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Level 57
Oct 11, 2015
In Lankie Twang it would be "Not Wob"!
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2017
Thar's reet thar lad
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Level 71
Jul 5, 2019
No. Bolton does not "have" a palindrome. Palindromes are words or phrases that read the same forwards and backwards. Notlob is just Bolton backwards. "Bolton notlob" would be a palindrome, though a pretty terrible one.
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Level 75
Apr 19, 2021
It's from the Monty Python dead parrot sketch
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Level 67
Apr 11, 2013
Interesting that so many knew Bruges, but so few got Switzerland. I didn't know it was the answer, but given its history of never aligning itself with anything, it was my first guess.
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Level 82
Apr 13, 2013
I didn't know either, and it was also my first guess.
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Level 57
Feb 21, 2014
I'd guess that many people assume Switzerland is part of the UN because there are many international headquarters located in Geneva, including many UN agencies.
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Level 35
May 6, 2015
I knew bruges because of the movie "monuments men". And i just fumbled through the un nations that weren't on the security council before i got switzerland.
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Level 93
Oct 11, 2018
i knew it because of the film In Bruges and because it's general knowledge
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Level 83
Oct 11, 2015
I misread it as EU instead of UN and so I would never have guessed Switzerland if I had bothered to go through all the EU countries...
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Level 66
Jul 7, 2017
It makes me feel better that I'm not the only one who did that.
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2019
I did that, too. I wonder why so many of us see it that way? I just started naming European countries and finally got it.
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Level 20
Oct 16, 2015
I got Bruges because of Dr. Evil :-) (he's from there!)
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Level 70
Nov 22, 2018
In Bruges is a great flick worth checking out:

| 7.9 on iMDb | Netflix |

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Level 44
Apr 11, 2013
Uh...Switzerland isn't a member of the European Union. Please fix that.
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Level 19
Apr 12, 2013
United Nations, not European Union
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Level 59
Apr 6, 2018
but it IS European.

A part of the continent of Europe.

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Level 78
Jul 5, 2019
hesasmartone misread the clue as being about the European Union, and now you misread his comment as being about European countries?
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2023
No, Switzerland IS a country! What are you talking about?
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Level 71
Dec 18, 2023
We just consider Switzerland to be in Asia.
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Level 68
Apr 25, 2024
Australia is an island!
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Level 78
Mar 26, 2021
A double misreading!
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Level 48
Jun 5, 2014
"Your honor, we caught this man committing oenology with a parking meter."

"Lock him up."

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Level 56
Oct 11, 2015
palindrome: go hang a salami im a lasagna hog
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2023
I think it's funnier the other way around. im a lasagna hog go hang a salami.
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Level 20
Oct 16, 2015
69.... LOLOLOL
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Level 20
Oct 16, 2015
Alan Parsons helped me with the Edgar Allan Poe one....
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2016
Not Poe himself? Go and read The Raven right now :D
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Level 63
Jun 18, 2021
The Raven is awesome! It's possibly the only poem I know by heart, which is weird because it's so long---takes 15 minutes to recite it. On the other hand that's very handy: if I don't see the time (like when swimming), I can measure 15 mins by reciting The Raven in my head.
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Level 75
Nov 4, 2021
That's awesome. I love almost everything written by Poe.
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Level 51
Feb 7, 2017
Some things in this quiz don't seem to be "general knowledge"
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2017
GENERAL: widespread, common, extensive, universal, wide, popular, public, mainstream, prevalent, prevailing, rife, established, well established, conventional, traditional, traditionalist, orthodox, accepted; in circulation, in force, in vogue,comprehensive, overall, across the board, blanket, umbrella, mass, total, complete, wholesale, sweeping, panoramic, broad, broad-ranging, extended, inclusive, all-inclusive, all-round, generic, outright, encyclopaedic, indiscriminate, catholic,universal, global, worldwide, international, nationwide, countrywide, coast-to-coast, company-wide........... I Think that does it.
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Level 89
May 1, 2019
He thought it was flag officer knowledge.
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Level 48
Mar 13, 2017
I feel so proud when I complete a question without cheating :D
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Level 66
Jul 7, 2017
Somehow I read the Switzerland question as what country didn't join the EU until 2002, and I was all prepared to chime in that the answer was wrong. Oops.
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Level 85
May 1, 2019
According to Wikipedia, the main ingredients of Nutella are sugar and palm oil. And although the ingredients appear to vary somewhat from country to country, there seems to be about as much cocoa as milk. (In Italy, it's "fat-reduced cocoa powder (7.4%), skimmed milk powder (5%)".)
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Level ∞
May 1, 2019
Changed the working slightly.
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Level 63
May 8, 2019
I was going to say it's missing "a lot of sugar" as ingredient. I know not all are listed.
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Level 89
May 1, 2019
Oenophile is ancient Greek for wino.
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2019
Number 69. You know what that means? Nothing.
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Level 37
Jul 6, 2019
I should keep quiet about the number-
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Level 78
Mar 26, 2021
Which number? 2002?
+24
Level 55
Jul 6, 2019
Nice.
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Level 59
Nov 22, 2020
ikr
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Level 47
Dec 7, 2020
>:D
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Level 78
Mar 26, 2021
What's nice? The quiz?
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Level 59
Mar 29, 2021
No, the number
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Level 38
Feb 26, 2022
ANOTHER question about nutella. I haven't counted because I also have a life but I swear there are at least 5 I've come across in these general quizzes so far. Also a bunch on Marilyn Monroe and Dracula. I'm not complaining exactly since I can get those answers right.
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Level ∞
Jul 27, 2023
I just checked. There are 3 about Nutella, 6 about Marilyn Monroe (+3 in the US series) and 6 about Dracula.
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Level 55
Sep 3, 2023
How many where the answer is mercury?
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Level 55
Sep 3, 2023
Or Pinocchio
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2023
This is slightly old data, but there are 48 instances with Mercury and another 14 with Freddy Mercury across all featured quizzes. Mercury could be the element, planet, or Freddy Mercury's last name, so the high number isn't too surprising.

For comparison, Nutella is under 11, Marilyn Monroe is 35, and Dracula is 14.

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Level 65
Jul 20, 2022
"Extraordinary Attorney Woo" helped me remember palindromes.
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Level 66
Oct 28, 2022
This was a good one!
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Level 51
Nov 17, 2022
nice
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Level 22
Nov 24, 2022
noice
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Level 76
Apr 6, 2023
NOICE
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Level 67
Jun 14, 2023
I totally got the 'what is the best policy?' question.
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Level 73
Dec 17, 2023
Sometimes I think that soccer was created to keep me from getting a perfect score on some quizzes.
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Level 68
Apr 25, 2024
That one and pinicchio was the only one I didn't get.
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2023
Sugar is also a major ingredient in Nutella