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General Knowledge Quiz #71

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What was the language of the Roman Empire?
Latin
What was the unflattering nickname of Queen Mary I of England?
Bloody Mary
What is the largest type of venomous snake?
King Cobra
Who killed Abel?
Cain
In the equation E = mc2 what does c represent?
Speed of Light
What part of the body is referred to by the prefix "gastro"?
Stomach
Who says "Bah, humbug"?
Ebenezer Scrooge
Harlem is a neighborhood of New York City. In what country would you find the city of
Haarlem after which it is named?
Netherlands
Who was Jennifer Aniston's first husband?
Brad Pitt
What band performed "Sympathy for the Devil"?
The Rolling Stones
Who was the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia?
Robert E. Lee
Besides champagne, what's in a mimosa?
Orange Juice
What was the nickname of Manfred von Richthofen, the top fighter ace in World War One?
The Red Baron
What disease killed approximately 40% of Europe's population in 1346-1353?
Black Death
What musical starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John?
Grease
What country is Andalusia a part of?
Spain
What is known as "The Scottish Play"?
Macbeth
What three letters complete this sequence: MVEMJ?
SUN
What name is missing from this group: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon?
Michael
What Irish airline made headlines in 2010 when it proposed charging passengers
to use the bathroom?
Ryan Air
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Level 51
Feb 24, 2014
"c" is also known as "celerity" and "velocity" of light. These should be accepted, too.
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Level 76
Jul 22, 2014
Velocity is what I was taught back in the Dark Ages.
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Level 45
Jul 19, 2019
In general, velocity has a direction, while speed is just the number. Think 20mph vs. 20mph North.
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Level 74
May 13, 2022
Thought I was going crazy. I swear I learned it as "velocity".
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Level 59
Nov 8, 2015
The language of the eastern part of the Roman Empire was Greek rather than Latin
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Level 59
Apr 6, 2018
All empire business conducted in Latin. Like English is the language of the USA. :)
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Level 83
Mar 23, 2021
From the time of the Emperor Heraclius onwards, the official language was Greek, so Greek really should be an acceptable answer.
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Level 20
Oct 29, 2022
Or just 'the principal language' or 'the principal official language'?
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Level 39
Jan 4, 2017
So few people knew the speed of light? That's disconcerting. I bet if Chris Martin put it into a song peeps would remember it!
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Level 70
Jan 26, 2018
love these quizzes. Suggest mimosa 'bush' as an alternative. Just saying. :)
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Level 93
Aug 9, 2018
Mimosa is also a tree. Nice quiz!
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Level 70
May 1, 2019
People who have had only had high school physics should really stop trying to argue about Special Relativity. No offense, but seriously. (And "speed of light" is indeed the perfectly appropriate answer.)
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Level 87
May 1, 2019
The Jennifer Aniston question needs to be updated.
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Level ∞
May 1, 2019
Okay
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Level 63
Jul 19, 2019
sympathy for the devil was also done by gnr, question needs to read "originally"
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Level 69
Jul 19, 2019
Why SUN?
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2019
First letter of the planets going away from the sun
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Level 55
Jul 22, 2019
SUNP, please ;-)
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Level 59
Jul 24, 2019
No P for you!! :P
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Level 77
Apr 12, 2020
I want P. I like P.
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Level 54
Oct 29, 2022
My Very Educated Mother

Mars Venus Earth Mercury

Just 🌞 Served Us Nine 🌞 Pizza Pies

Jupiter Saturn Neptune Pluto ( 😢 🐶 )

A mnemonic that saved me since junior high!

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Level 23
Jul 19, 2019
Ryanair is one word. Good quiz, though!
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Level 46
Jul 5, 2020
I don't understand the letter sequence near the end.
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Level 72
Nov 10, 2020
It's explained two comments above yours.
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Level 55
Apr 26, 2021
The planets
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Level 65
Nov 1, 2020
Had no idea mimosa was orange juice. Knew it was a plant, but sadly that didn't work.
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Level 64
Mar 17, 2021
It isn't orange juice. Besides the plant, it's a cocktail made of orange juice and champagne ^^
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Level 52
Oct 16, 2022
Also mimosa is a salad made of boiled eggs and canned fish.
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Level 54
Oct 29, 2022
Its the morning hair of the dog concoction served by the same folks who served you vodka and wild turkey the night before.

If you ever are ordering OJ for breakfast, even, nay, especially from your Moms, ask for an upgrade to 'mimosa', with a wink and a nod!

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Level 60
Aug 1, 2021
Got SUN cuz with these sequences there can only be so many possibilities, like one of the ones on another quiz was numbers so it doesn't take too long to derive
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Level 73
Jan 9, 2022
Finally got the generalissimo badge after doing this quiz. Only took several years of jetpunking!
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Level 57
Oct 14, 2022
With the questions like "What three letters complete this sequence?" etc, etc. When you give the answers, could an explanation be attached please? They never mean anything to me before or after the answer is revealed (my brain obviously don't work that way). Thanks
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Level 20
Oct 29, 2022
I don't know why 'Michael' (because not American?).
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Level 54
Oct 29, 2022
Michael Jackson, now deceased.

The others are his brothers; all were in a band from Gary Indiana called the Jackson Five.

ABC

Easy as One Two Three

famed song from the '70s

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Level 54
Oct 29, 2022
My Very Educated Mother

Mars Venus Earth Mercury

Just 🌞 Served Us Nine 🌞 Pizza Pies

Jupiter Saturn Neptune Pluto ( 😢 🐶 )

A mnemonic that saved me !

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Level 51
Nov 28, 2022
I hate that you have to know exactly how to spell names. I saw so many questions about Scrooge in the past but I can never remember how to spell his damn name.