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General Knowledge Quiz #74

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: June 13, 2019
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What ended at 11am on November 11, 1918?
World War I
What is known as the "Lone Star State"?
Texas
What country dominated the East Indies spice trade in the 17th and 18th centuries?
Netherlands
What plant is commonly used for soothing a burn?
Aloe Vera
In what city did the world's first pizzeria open in 1738?
Naples
In what year did the United States celebrate its bicentennial?
1976
In electrical terms, what does AC stand for?
Alternating Current
What American actress died on August 5, 1962, at age 36?
Marilyn Monroe
What show features the TARDIS?
Doctor Who
Who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver?
Judas Iscariot
What composer's "Ring Cycle" is comprised of four operas with a
total length of 17 hours?
Richard Wagner
What is Robin of Locksley better known as?
Robin Hood
What 1980s movie takes place at Shermer High School's detention?
The Breakfast Club
What bird, the largest by wingspan in North America, was on the brink
of extinction in the 1980s?
California Condor
What type of berries are used to flavor gin?
Juniper Berries
What titillating book trilogy features a character named Christian Grey?
Fifty Shades of Grey
Who are Athos, Porthos, and Aramis?
The Three Musketeers
What comic book villain was also known as Oswald Cobblepot?
The Penguin
What is a Fender Stratocaster?
an Electric Guitar
What famous poet and libertine died of fever while fighting for Greek
independence in 1824?
Lord Byron
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Level 68
Jun 20, 2013
good quiz. I guess I'm not geek enough because I've never seen Dr Who.
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Level 59
Jun 20, 2013
That's a shame, you really should!
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Level 61
Jun 21, 2013
Did ok with this- missed a couple that I did know but never mind. Really had no clue about the HBO question- I thought that program was a historical drama, didn't realise it was fantasy, oops!
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Level 44
Feb 8, 2014
Got 18/20. Missed Netherlands & Condor. Not bad...
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Level 28
Nov 28, 2014
You should really allow Napoli for the pizza question...
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Level ∞
Jul 28, 2015
Napoli will work now.
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Level 74
Dec 20, 2015
Can you accept Alterego Currency for the AC question?
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Level 70
Dec 22, 2015
How about alternizing, altar boy, alter my pants...None are correct but hey let's accept everything that might sound a bit like alternating.
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2019
It is getting very bitter in here..
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Level 66
Dec 2, 2019
Almost as bitter as a juniper berry...
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Level 56
Mar 6, 2022
Suspect the “alterego” comment is a clever comment referring to the huge-ego Tesla AC vs huge-ego Edison DC thing.
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Level 69
Jun 15, 2019
I like “anti-Christ”.
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Level 68
Oct 11, 2020
Apparently, the AC/DC in the band name is supposed to stand for Anti-Christ/Death to Christ. Source: I've heard that somewhere.
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Level 85
Jan 23, 2024
The version I heard was Anti-Christ / Devil's Child. All these are idiotic nonsense dreamed up during the "witch hunts" of the Satanic Panic.
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Level 77
Jan 8, 2022
I saw somewhere that they saw the AC/DC on the family sewing machine’s electrical switch or something.
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Level 32
Dec 21, 2015
I typed in "air conditioning" for about a minute before I realized it was in electrical terms...cuss.
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Level 38
Dec 26, 2016
That's crap....Oh wait i just realised i was typing in 40 shades of grey....damn it!
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Level 87
Jun 13, 2019
Even 49 shades won't round up
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Level 59
Apr 4, 2018
Should accept alternate current
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Level ∞
Jun 12, 2019
Okay
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Level 69
Jun 15, 2019
What? Nobody ever called it “alternate” current! Quizmaster, you’re getting too lenient!!
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Level 65
Aug 9, 2019
No, alternate current is not correct! It is only alternating current. The word "alternating" describes the cyclical alternation of voltage from positive to negative and vice versa. It doesn't imply that it is an alternate form of current.
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Level 51
Apr 14, 2019
Tried "musketeers" - did not work. Did not think of spelling out that there were three...
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Level ∞
Jun 12, 2019
Musketeers will work now
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Level 83
Jun 13, 2019
Condors are the largest bird *by wingspan* in North America - by weight, turkeys and trumpeter swans are bigger.
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Level ∞
Jun 13, 2019
Okay, added that to the question
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Level 63
Jun 17, 2019
Are there no albatrosses in North America? I thought they had the largest wingspan. Of any living bird, not fossils.
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Level 79
Jun 23, 2019
There are some albatrosses that live in the north Pacific (Hawaii) but their wingspan is about 2 m whilst the condor has a wingspan of about 3 m. The biggest albatrosses live in the southern hemisphere.
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2019
Only missed the poet and bicentennial.
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Level 68
May 14, 2020
I got the bicentennial one by starting going up from 1970...
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Level 42
Jul 17, 2020
Good quiz but there are far more berries than just juniper used to flavour gin
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2021
I do agree with you but the name gin itself is derived from either the French genièvre or the Dutch jenever, which both mean "juniper".
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Level 79
Mar 27, 2021
Wow, I tried [The] Who instead of Doctor Who...
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Level 77
Apr 1, 2021
Hi quizmaster, could you please add sloes (sloeberries) as an option for flavouring gin? Sloe gin is a huge thing in the UK.
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2022
Seconded - sloes were my first thought.
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Level 65
Apr 9, 2021
incorrect use of the word comprise
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Level 67
Aug 7, 2021
When Oswald Cobblepot became mayor 💀
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Level 67
Aug 7, 2021
Fun fact Penguin's middle name is Chesterfield
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
I was surprised Norma Jean didn't work for the actress question. Elton's song always comes to mind before the actress's name.