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General Knowledge Quiz #80

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: December 11, 2019
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A group of birds is a flock. What do you call a group of fish?
School
What river flows through Budapest and Vienna?
Danube
Who is Dr. Jekyll’s alter ego?
Mr. Hyde
Where would one find the pearly gates?
Heaven
What chain of tourist trap museums features wax sculptures of celebrities?
Madame Tussauds
What are ethanol and isopropanol?
Types of alcohol
What mythical animal is a rabbit with antlers?
Jackalope
What is usually considered to be the most common first name in the world?
Muhammad
What type of spider can be identified by an hourglass-shaped mark on its abdomen?
Black widow
What is Santa Claus called in France?
Père Noël
Which element of the periodic table has the symbol Au?
Gold
What is the term for an economic downturn that is more severe than a recession?
Depression
What sea do Denmark, Finland, and Estonia all border?
Baltic Sea
What Jewish mystical teachings are followed by Madonna?
Kabbalah
What is the best-selling brand of Dutch beer?
Heineken
In Genesis, what type of animal returns to Noah's Ark carrying an olive leaf?
Dove
What is the Greek writer Herodotus commonly known as?
The Father of History
Who wrote "The Prince", a how-to guide for 16th century rulers?
Niccolò Machiavelli
What band's members are named Agnetha, Björn, Benny, and Anni-Frid?
ABBA
What is the wealthiest country in the world based on per-capita income?
Monaco
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Level 84
Sep 17, 2013
Wolpertinger should also work for a rabbit with antlers. It's the German version.
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Level 86
May 7, 2014
It should definitely be accepted.
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Level ∞
Dec 6, 2015
That will work now
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Level 37
Sep 17, 2013
Got 17 out of 20.
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2013
Can you please accept 'Papa Noel' as well as 'Pere Noel' for Father Christmas; the French refer to him as 'Papa' as well
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Level ∞
Sep 17, 2013
Okay
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Level 48
Mar 13, 2016
That's what I thought... I first tried Father Christmas, but couldn't remember it in French, so I got it wrong
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2013
please accept a shoal of fish as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoaling_and_schooling
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Level ∞
Dec 6, 2015
Okay
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Level 35
Feb 3, 2015
I have only known the pearly gates to be the golden gates in heaven. Also tried first names like Matthew, Joseph, and Nicholas. Never would have thought Muhammad.
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2015
"The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl." - Revelation 21:21 (New International Version)
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2016
I have only heard golden gate in reference to the bridge. always heard pearly gates for heaven
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Level 58
Jul 3, 2019
I thought Lee was the most common.
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Level 29
Oct 19, 2015
Is a "bank of fish" incorrect? Just asking... Thanks
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Level 76
Sep 20, 2018
Yes.
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2023
A doggle of puppies is also incorrect. :C
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Level 61
Mar 13, 2016
Amusing that a question on the Kabbalah references Madonna
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Level 46
Sep 30, 2016
That got harder, I got 9 out of the first 10, but only 1 out of the last 10!
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Level 57
Oct 19, 2017
Please accept "hydrocarbon" as an alternate to "alcohol" - the only 3 elements in both substances are H, O & C.
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Level 93
Jul 3, 2019
hydrocarbons can just have C and H in, no O
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Level 72
Sep 20, 2019
There are a lot of names you could use, organic compounds would include both of those things, but I think it's pretty clear they are looking for alcohols
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Level 68
Oct 11, 2020
Who isn't looking for alcohols!
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Level 67
May 20, 2019
For Santa I just typed in the Spanish one that I learned from Spanish class.
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Level 54
Jul 3, 2019
Randomly guessed the Father of Lies based on nothing at all, not even a urge, just being silly, and it worked. Lol.
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Level 86
Jul 3, 2019
"He was called `The Father of History’ by the Roman writer and orator Cicero for his famous work The Histories but has also been called “The Father of Lies” by critics who claim these `histories’ are little more than tall tales."

https://www.ancient.eu/herodotus/

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Level ∞
Jul 4, 2019
I should really get around to reading his Histories. The "father of lies" appellation seems very unfair. Many modern scholars admire his accuracy.
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Level ∞
Jul 4, 2019
On a somewhat related note, the more I learn about the ancient Greeks the more in awe I am. How a population of a few million (with most of them illiterate peasants) produced such amazing insights and inventions continues to astound me.
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Level 74
Jul 4, 2019
fake news
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Level 74
Jul 9, 2019
Socrates was illiterate. Just saying :P
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Level 69
Nov 7, 2019
Thanks for that, I was wondering why my own answer of "lies" was accepted. I just thought the quizmaster was being generous.
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Level 68
Oct 11, 2020
Couldn't agree more with you, Quizmaster! The modern country is awesome as well. I've been travelling there everyone of the last five pandemic-free years, and I'm learning the language now. So much History, so much art, such beautiful landscapes, such great food... all concentrated in such a tiny country! It is truly a paradise!
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2019
I would bet money there are more Johns (John, Jean,Hans, Juan, Joao...) than Muhammads.
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Level 72
Sep 20, 2019
You would lose your money, John is a popular name in the western world, but there are massive populations in Asia and Africa where Muhammad is an extremely popular name and you would find almost no johns or jeans or juans.
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Level 75
Sep 21, 2019
I was guessing it must be something Chinese - total failure.
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Level 58
Aug 1, 2021
Don’t forget Giovannis!
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Level 20
Mar 3, 2024
Instead of making this comment, you could've Googled. Now you just look silly.
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Level 47
Sep 24, 2019
How are there more people who know what specific aspect of the Jewish faith Madonna follows than those who know who Herodotus is? I feel like one of those is slightly more important to the entire history of Western political thought.
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Level 84
Nov 12, 2019
"What is Santa Claus called in France?"

St. Nique?

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Level 48
Jun 18, 2021
no Pere Noel = Father Christmas
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Level 88
Dec 3, 2019
How are you getting Monaco as the richest country by per capita income?
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Level 21
Sep 12, 2021
As of 2019 they have the highest GDP per capita
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2021
I was guessing English names and then I remembered it's gotta be Muhammad. For dove I just guessed an animal with symbolism
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Level 82
Jan 21, 2022
Wow I tried to guess my way into spelling Tussauds right and I was not anywhere close
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2022
Father Noel?
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Level 32
Jan 27, 2023
My first answer to Ethanol and Isopropanol was "saturated hydrocarbons" which is correct but not the answer you were looking for.
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2023
David Bowie was also into the Kabbalah, when he was off his head on coke.
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Level 64
Dec 23, 2023
I can assure you that Madonna doesn't follow any Kabala, except maybe from a distance with a telephoto camera.
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2024
Mme Tussauds is definitely not a rip off. Where else could I get a photo of myself standing between Bruce Willis and Schwarzenegger ?