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General Knowledge Quiz #75

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What country produces the most olive oil?
Spain
What trilogy can be described as a quest to return unwanted jewelry?
The Lord of the Rings
The capital of I is ND. What does I stand for?
India
What company's revenue is equal to 17% of the GDP of South Korea,
its home country?
Samsung
In what sport might you see a "triple axel"?
Figure skating
What is a teeter-totter more commonly called?
Seesaw
Who is Tarzan's girlfriend?
Jane
What city-state defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War?
Sparta
What Disney film features a red-haired princess named Merida?
Brave
On what holiday would one have a Seder?
Passover
What musician was known as "The Man in Black"?
Johnny Cash
Who composed "The Marriage of Figaro"?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
What is "flu" short for?
Influenza
What poet wrote "Leaves of Grass"?
Walt Whitman
What major African city has a name that means "lakes" in Portuguese?
Lagos
What space telescope has been in orbit since 1990?
Hubble Space Telescope
What company makes fragrance No. 5?
Chanel
In English, Wednesday is named for the Norse god Odin. But, in French, that day
is named Mercredi. Who is Mercredi named for?
Mercury
What is a common synonym for the word "smörgåsbord"?
Buffet
What city is home to the Van Gogh Museum - the world's largest collection
of Vincent Van Gogh artwork?
Amsterdam
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Level 79
Jul 4, 2013
Nice to get 20/20, hasn't happen in a while.
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Level 63
Jul 6, 2013
Lol I suck at this. I'm surprised that the country producing the most olive oil is Spain rather than Italy or Greece.
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Level ∞
Jun 27, 2019
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/53497/top-olive-oil-producing-countries
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Level 68
Oct 11, 2020
Italy and especially Greece do, however, produce the far superior olive oil!
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2021
That is completely false.

For reference: Quality awards of EliteOliveOils (Berlin GOOA) 2021.

Spain: 10 awards - Italy: 10 awards - Portugal: 8 awards - Greece: 5 awards

https://www.eliteoliveoils.com/oliveoil/?pa_award=gold%2Cplatinum&pa_contest=quality

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Level 55
Jan 12, 2015
You should accept "Pesach" for "Passover", as that is the actual name of the holiday.
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Level ∞
Jul 28, 2015
Okay
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Level 79
Jul 7, 2020
Jewish* name.
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Level 75
Jan 3, 2016
I thought of Mozart and then thought to self, "No, I think it was an Italian composer." Note to self, "If you think it, type it!"
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Level 55
Jan 3, 2016
Yes! I was thinking of the Barber of Seville because of Figaro (even though I definitely know "The Marriage of Figaro" is completely different...apparently haven't had enough coffee yet), and was like, "Darn, I don't know that one. Well, might as well try random composers. Mozart? No way was that him, that's dumb. Oh well. Oh wait, it worked??!" TL;DR: If you think it, type it!
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Level 73
Jun 27, 2019
Mozart was Austrian, but he wrote operas in German and Italian depending on who his patron was. Also, Barber of Seville/Marriage of Figaro are based on the same story and were written about 30 years apart so they're not totally different.
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Level 93
Jun 27, 2019
Mozart was a musician so he wrote operas in music. The librettist wrote the lyrics in German or Italian, in this case Lorenzo Da Ponte who was Italian presumably as you say suggest for an Italian patron.
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Level 77
Jun 28, 2019
I kept reading teetotaler and I couldn't think of a synonym for someone who doesn't drink alcohol.
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Level 79
Aug 16, 2019
Me too! I was thinking of a synonym for one who doesn't drink alcohol as I confused 'teeter-totter' with the other word which I couldn't remember (teetotaler), so I wrote 'non-drinker'
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Level 77
Feb 22, 2021
I tried antialcoholic, only to then find out that 1) I misread the question as well, and 2) that the term antialcoholic doesn't seem to exist in English, at least not to describe a nondrinker.
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Level 71
Jul 27, 2021
I thought it had something to do with "tit for tat". : |
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Level 65
Jun 29, 2023
Same here. Guessed Sober, Non-Drinker, Designated Driver.
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Level 58
Aug 16, 2019
I thought - "what is lake in Portuguese?...Probably Lago..."

and then went back to trying to guess the capital of Mozambique.

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Level 84
Aug 16, 2019
I was saying aloud all of the African capitals hoping something would click. The very first word out of my mouth was Lagos, followed by Cairo and about 12 other capitals before time ran out.
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Level 84
Aug 16, 2019
Got the answer for ND in I while guessing at the olive oil producer.
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Level 16
Aug 17, 2019
The one about Mercury ? Pffft to easy ...

The one with Influenza ? argh to hard....

Maybe it's because i'm french speaking :D

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Level 44
Jan 11, 2020
I was struggling with this quiz until I looked up and realised that my Samsung tv just so happened to be showing ice skating
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Level 54
Nov 9, 2020
HA! When I saw "question about famous musicians" my brain literally said, "At least try Mozart." I didn't, thinking it wasn't worth the effort!
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Level 72
Mar 28, 2021
The term “Teeter totter” must be an American one, as I have never heard it used in Britain.

To me that question reads as “What is a term you have never heard before more commonly called?” It does make it a heck of a lot tougher to answer.

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Level 81
Jul 28, 2021
almost miss Mozart
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2021
Thought Whitman would be higher. Easy for me since my high school is Walt Whitman.
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Level 64
Sep 1, 2021
Smorgasbord : I tried range, selection, variety and a few others. Its most common use, at least in British English, is in this figurative sense
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Level 25
Feb 22, 2023
Smörgåsbord is actually swedish and literally means "sandwich table"
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Level 41
Dec 16, 2022
Got "Capital of I is ND" by guessing Indiana (Notre Dame)
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Level 41
May 15, 2023
Remembered Whitman only because this book was involved in a major plot point in "Breaking Bad" :)
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Level 32
Sep 23, 2023
i had tried so many spellings of new delhi before i read the question for the second time and realised they wanted the I word, not the ND word duh
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Level 28
Oct 10, 2023
felt physically ill after reading that some people call seesaws 'teeter-totters'. To each their own.... I guess lmfao
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Level 60
Oct 10, 2023
I saw I and ND and immediately typed India without reading the clue...
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Level 72
Jan 28, 2024
Can we change "holiday" on question 10 to "religious holiday" or something similar. As a non-American I was guessing things like "skiiing" lol
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Level 68
Jan 29, 2024
Urg gotta read more carefully - I thought I was seeing 'teetotaler'
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Level 51
Jan 29, 2024
I tried olla podrida, salmagundi, bouillabaisse, mishmash, and miscellany for smorgasbord before trying buffet. Perhaps those should be accepted, too?
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Level 50
Feb 4, 2024
Dang, the only telescope I could think of was the Hubbard Telescope, which in reality is Hubble. I was thinking of thr right thing, but just wasn’t quite there.