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General Knowledge Quiz #78

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What "unsinkable" ship sank in April 1912?
RMS Titanic
A group of what animal is known as a "gaggle"?
Geese
What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
Which U.S. state is made up entirely of islands?
Hawaii
What is suffrage?
the Right to Vote
What spotted animal is known for laughing?
Hyena
What 1937 fantasy book is subtitled "There and Back Again"?
The Hobbit
What is the name of the colored part of the eye?
the Iris
What was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens?
Mark Twain
What element comes between Uranium and Plutonium in the periodic table?
Neptunium
What is the name for the outer layer of the Earth?
the Crust
What food made Popeye strong?
Spinach
In what museum would you find the Mona Lisa?
the Louvre
What "religion" did Germany consider banning in 2007?
Scientology
What adventure tale, written by Daniel Defoe in 1719, is considered
to be one of the first English-language novels?
Robinson Crusoe
The lowest spot on land is 433 meters below sea level. Where is it located?
On the shores of the
Dead Sea
Who did Art Garfunkel most famously sing with?
Paul Simon
In what country would you find the city of Thessaloniki?
Greece
Who was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England?
Harold II
What 1962 novelty song was a "graveyard smash"?
Monster Mash
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Level 38
Aug 11, 2013
Good quiz. Scored average. 13 / 20.
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Level 72
Aug 13, 2013
http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensofEngland/TheAnglo-Saxonkings/EdgarAtheling.aspx

I didn't know Harold II, but according to the official website of the British Monarchy, he wasn't quite the last...

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Level ∞
Aug 13, 2013
Sounds like he was never really in control of England.
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2018
William Conqueror and the arrow in the eye at Hastings - last of the Saxons. Easy. 1066 and all that.
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Level 77
Sep 6, 2019
Jetpunk's own quiz on English monarchs from Alfred the Great onwards lists Edgar the Aetheling. For sure he was a desperate last ditch figure head for the Saxon resistance who never really "ruled" - but he should be available as an alternative answer at least.
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Level 64
Feb 14, 2016
scientology is not a religion
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Level 41
Feb 14, 2016
It is in many places counted as one.
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2016
I know haha. Had "religion" been in quotes, I might have gotten it. As it was, I was kind of concerned for Germany's legislature...then I saw the answer at the end and thought, "Oh, that's valid."
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Level ∞
Jun 29, 2019
In quotes now since most people don't consider it a religion.
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Level 71
Feb 14, 2017
Luxint, what is a religion?
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Level 50
Mar 14, 2017
define religion
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Level 29
Jan 14, 2018
They have churches. They 'worship'. Makes it a religion in my book. I didn't get it but a fair question.
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2018
was my thought too. And possibly Germany's government for a while.
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Level 63
Jul 1, 2019
I think putting it in quotes works. On Wikipedia it's part of a group called new religious movements which also includes parody or fiction-based "religions" like Pastafarianism or Jediism. Doesn't make any more sense than those. :D But I guess you could say that for most.
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Level 67
Sep 6, 2019
Why not? What separates it from any other religion, other than that it is newer? People in mainstream religions have all kinds of beliefs that defy reason and the laws of science, but we accept them because they have been around so long that we take them for granted. What exactly does Scientology do that other religions don't?
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Level 84
Sep 6, 2019
Sue you for making fun of Tom Cruise.
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Level 40
Sep 8, 2019
At least they don't try to blow you up for it.
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Level 57
Dec 4, 2021
Scientologists literally tried to infiltrate the government. They also tried to stage a hit and run and frame Gabe Cazares (then mayor of Clearwater) for it. They also planned to get an author critical of them sectioned.
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Level 39
Nov 23, 2018
Auggghhh! I tried "Neptonium".... and that little U is all that stood between me and 20/20! Augggghhh!

Naturally, I like all these questions.

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Level 70
Sep 6, 2019
I thought the last Anglo-Saxon king might be that one defeated by William the Conqueror, I seemed to remember his name was Harald, no luck, then I gave up and went on... so close, yet so far.
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Level 60
Sep 6, 2019
Got 16. Neptunium is easy to remember cuz it corresponds with a planet/Roman god, just like the other 2.
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Level 78
Aug 27, 2020
Technically, the last Anglo-Saxon king was Edgar Aetheling, who was elected by the witan after Harald's death but never ruled the whole country before submitting to William of Normandy.
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Level 67
Mar 30, 2021
Pretty sure Monster Mash was 1972 not 1962.

Thanks for the questions.

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Level 23
Sep 12, 2021
Nope, it was 62. Got rereleased several times in the 70s though
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Level 65
Sep 13, 2021
You should accept "Godwinson" for Harold II
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Level 45
Nov 20, 2022
Is Harold Godwinson another king? I thought they were the same person but I might be wrong…
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Level 34
Feb 1, 2023
my grandmother was from thessaloniki. :)