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General Knowledge Quiz #72

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: June 6, 2019
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What band is led by singer Axl Rose?
Guns N' Roses
What disease is prevented by a vaccine invented by Jonas Salk in 1952?
Polio
Who is Frodo's famous uncle?
Bilbo
Who is the youngest daughter of Marge and Homer?
Maggie
What does an entomologist study?
Insects
What Italian author envisioned 9 circles of hell?
Dante
What chain's first location was opened in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971?
Starbucks
What sea lies between Italy and Croatia?
Adriatic Sea
What musical family had seven children named Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt,
Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl?
Von Trapp
In what country does the Dalai Lama currently reside?
India
What gathers no moss?
a Rolling Stone
What was the name of the Hunchback of Notre Dame?
Quasimodo
What unit is defined as exactly 149,597,870,700 meters - the approximate
distance between the Earth and the Sun?
Astronomical Unit
Who gets stoned during Hajj?
The Devil
What is the English translation of the Yiddish word "nosh"?
Snack
If something is soporific, what would it make you want to do?
Sleep
What was the Artful Dodger's profession in the book "Oliver Twist"?
Pickpocket
According to Biblical legend, what landed on Mt. Ararat?
Noah's Ark
What is the tallest building in England?
The Shard
What city did Rembrandt live in during most of his adult life?
Amsterdam
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Level 82
May 23, 2013
I tried "food" for "nosh." Shouldn't that count?
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Level ∞
May 23, 2013
Okay
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Level 59
Apr 6, 2018
I would say nosh is more than a snack. It is sit down nose in trough word, more than snacking.

Food is much better word. Thanks for accepting kalhahamut's request, because food is what I typed and it was right.

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Level 75
Jul 27, 2019
I tried munch, munchie, and then food. Thanks for accepting it.
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Level 46
Nov 23, 2015
nosh is a verb so... not really...
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2019
Nosh is a noun commonly used in many english speaking countries.
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Level 42
May 3, 2015
Nice quizl.
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Level 65
Jun 2, 2015
25% of the quiz takers are from Europe.
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Level 70
Nov 23, 2015
Seems more like 90 percent the way they continually whine about American bias. I'm Canadian btw.
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Level 87
Jun 5, 2019
Sure, Alex, everyone knows you're Canadian.
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Level 88
Jun 6, 2019
Oooh, I'm sorry. We must have that in the form of a question.

What is "Sure, Alex, everyone knows you're Canadian."?

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Level 66
Jun 14, 2023
So double jeopardy?
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Level 66
Oct 28, 2022
Well you wouldn't hear the Americans whining about American bias would you? It's right to call out defaultism, when it's overboard in a "General Knowledge" quiz.
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Level 88
Jun 6, 2019
As this now in 2019 is under New And Reset Quizzes, half of them are about soccer (all but one English soccer), The Inbred Family and British geography and other Motherland of the Right Honourable Whinge b.s.

Those are all the ones on top of the list for me as they are ranked by points (0) and the links are still in blue type because I haven't clicked on them just to complain they're all about a country the website isn't based in.

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Level 75
Jul 27, 2019
I hate it when QM resets quizzes. I'm never going to get to level 76. I got up to 20975, and I figured the next day I'd advance, then the next day I'm back to 20950. I recently haven't been able to do quizzes every day but I still got up to 20982, then the next day it was down again and I just kept going up and down without getting anywhere. Today I checked and I've dropped all the way down to 20937. Aarggh! I guess I missed my chance, and I'll just have to be happy being stuck on level 75 for a while. Lesson to self: Just enjoy the quizzes and stop worrying about levels.
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2021
"I'm never going to get to level 76."

  -   Someone who is now level 78.

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Level 80
Jan 7, 2024
Back to 75 now :(
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Level 61
Sep 6, 2021
Haha
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Level 77
Jul 9, 2015
Who gets stoned during Hajj? Probably Cheech and Chong.
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Level 66
Nov 22, 2015
Likewise, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dog, and Woody Harrleson.
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Level 46
Nov 23, 2015
Exactly. I typed in "stoners". ha
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Level 64
Nov 23, 2015
I feel like as a bit of a surprise, they should accept that. I tried teens myself
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Level 88
Jun 6, 2019
Rastafarians.
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Level 82
Jul 26, 2019
most of the guys in knew in Saudi Arabia got stoned during hajj.
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Level 64
Jul 30, 2019
I typed in heretics and apostates but those didn't work.
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Level 73
Nov 22, 2015
You should accept 'pillar' or 'wall' for the Hajj question, because that's what is actually stoned...the 'devil' being the symbolic meaning.
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Level 88
Nov 22, 2015
WHO gets stoned during Hajj? Clearly asks for a person.
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Level 14
Nov 22, 2015
Well then, perhaps the question isn't phrased correctly as it is not a person getting stoned, it is just pillars which are symbols of the devil.
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Level 20
Nov 25, 2015
How the hell can one skip a question one has no idea what the answer is???? Silly to get only one correct because one doesn't know musicians in Guns and roses. If one can skip, then I have no idea how. Used all my time trying various ways to do it. Maybe a hint to us dummies?
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Level ∞
Jun 5, 2019
You can answer the questions in any order you like unless there is a yellow box.
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Level 89
Jun 5, 2019
Use the tab key or mouse click in the answer box you want to go to.
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Level 60
Nov 22, 2023
It's not even a yellow box quiz...
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Level 69
Jan 12, 2022
this is... so sad.
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Level 59
Apr 6, 2018
Would suggest the shard is the tallest building in UK I don't think Cardiff has something that big and Glasgow & Edinburgh don't. Or Belfast.
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Level 88
Mar 17, 2019
Technically, no one should be getting stoned during Hajj.
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Level 57
Aug 17, 2022
No actual person is stoned during hajj... did you read the answer?
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Level 77
Jun 5, 2019
I didnt get the Bilbo answer, even though I knew it, because I kept typing Bilbao....could you consider accepting Baggins as well, that is his surname I beleive
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Level 31
Feb 17, 2024
Funnily enough, the Basque name for Bilbao is "Bilbo".
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Level 89
Jun 6, 2019
Ionian sea also lies between Italy and Balkan.
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Level ∞
Jun 6, 2019
Changed the question slightly
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2019
I had no idea what "soporific" means, so I was randomly guessing stuff. When I typed "eat", it was accepted for the previous question. Lucky me!
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Level 67
Jul 26, 2019
Lol please accept "theft" or "stealing" for pickpocket?
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Level 85
Oct 5, 2022
Hmmm... he might be in the theft industry, but his profession is pickpocket.
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Level 59
Jul 27, 2019
can you accept quazimodo
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Level 56
Nov 3, 2019
The von Trapp children's names were not actually Liesl, Friedrich, etc. Those were more appealing names chosen when the story was being turned into a stage show. There were also quite a few more than 7 children by the end! I highly recommend reading Maria's books for anyone who loved The Sound of Music.
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Level 85
Oct 5, 2022
"There were also quite a few more than 7 children by the end!"

A reminder that the Von Trapp family were very, very Catholic.

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Level 63
Jul 1, 2020
You should accept Margaret for Maggie Simpson :)
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Level 55
Jan 23, 2024
No, you shouldn't. To have a "youngest" daughter, there have to be three or more of them. If there are only two then the bratkind is the "younger" daughter. For there to be a youngest, Margaret would need at least one younger sister, and please no. There are enough of them already.
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Level 80
Aug 7, 2021
Adriatic see is fantastic, come to visit
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Level 61
Sep 6, 2021
I typed Hamsterdam and it was ACCEPTED!
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Level 65
Oct 16, 2022
Am I the only person here who thought 'gets stoned' means 'get high'?
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Level 19
Jan 7, 2024
Bilbo is actually Frodos cousin, not his uncle even though they use that language. If this were a lotr quiz elsewhere that answer would be incorrect.
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Level 31
Feb 17, 2024
Finally, another 20. And it only took me 3 minutes after finishing the rest to figure out AU.