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General Knowledge Quiz #99

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What is the name of both a U.S. state and a country in Asia?
Georgia
What creature lived at the center of the labyrinth?
Minotaur
How did James Dean die?
Car accident
What is the plural of court-martial?
Courts-martial
What does James Bond have a license to do?
Kill
What kooky movie character, portrayed by Johnny Depp, was skilled at topiary?
Edward Scissorhands
What country is often associated with the color orange - despite
having a flag of red, white, and blue?
Netherlands
What part of the body does a cardiologist specialize in?
The Heart
What former Chevy car model had a name that could mean "not going" in Spanish?
Nova
What "be" word refers to clothing that is custom-made by a tailor?
Bespoke
On what would you find a field, motto, crest, and escutcheon?
Coat of arms
What hourglass-shaped women's garment was made using whalebone?
Corset
Who, according to Forbes magazine in 2004, became the first billionaire author
in history?
J. K. Rowling
What is the opposite of leeward?
Windward
What country was "discovered" by Abel Tasman in 1642?
New Zealand
What is the name for a clay monster of Jewish folklore?
Golem
What color, starting with M, is also referred to as fuchsia?
Magenta
What is T.E. Lawrence better known as?
Lawrence of Arabia
What has been given the nickname "La Ville-Lumière"?
Paris
What is the last name of Donatella, Gianni, and Allegra ?
Versace
62 Comments
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Level 41
Jul 14, 2014
Still no protests against describing Georgia as an Asian country? (: Surprised and pleased (:
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Level 42
Apr 30, 2015
I was going to query that; Georgia is surely in Europe? The Eurovision song contest thinks it is at least.
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2015
Eurovision also thinks that Australia is in Europe. Not really a valid source then.
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Level 64
Apr 7, 2016
Georgia is partially in Europe and partially in Asia, as a result different people will give different answers to what continent it 'belongs' to. Eurovision isn't relating to Europe btw, it relates to countries that are part of the European Broadcasting Union (which confusingly does not require the country to be in Europe). Australia however was a special exception, for Eurovision's 60th anniversary because Australia apparently loves the show they were invited as a special 'guest state'.
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Level 50
Oct 25, 2016
Georgia is not in Europe any more than Cyprus is.
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2019
@hammond it really is, dont just join in on what others are shouting but know what you are saying. Georgia ACTUALLY is partly in europe like a few other countries, they are called transcontinental. You cant say that about cyprus there the discussion is more what people associate it with more or cultural connections, not geography. As a whole country Georgia is generally considered to be in asia though, despite its bit of territory and in europe.
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Level 74
Jul 14, 2024
Exactly which part of Georgia is considered to be in Europe, then?
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Level 57
Jul 14, 2014
What is the last name? Is it just me or does that question make no sense?
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2018
Does it not describe itself?

In many countries the family name is last in the sequence. American (continental) and European names tend to have personal names then family name. In Asian countries it is often the other way round.

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Level 95
May 22, 2018
There is also Gianni's brother Santo
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Level 57
May 25, 2023
...Who is way more well-known than Allegra and just as important as Gianni and Donatella, as he's the one who managed the company while his brothers and sisters took care of the creative part of it.
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2019
You dont have a last name chadsta? (Chad Sta? Haha)
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Level 33
Jul 14, 2014
The heraldry question... I was thinking more literally... like a shield or flag. Could/should this be added as correct answers perhaps?
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2016
Okay, why not
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Level 73
Aug 4, 2018
Um... because it's wrong?
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2019
How is it wrong, you will find those things on a shield
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Level 45
Jul 15, 2014
I wish you'd except "Versache"
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Level 44
Jul 23, 2014
Well that's not how it's spelt...and you want 'accept" not 'except'
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Level 80
Feb 9, 2022
your wish is granted. Versache is excepted. Not accepted though.
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Level 44
Jul 23, 2014
Why not accept "David Bowie" for Question 2, just for an 80's nostalgic laugh?
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Level 77
Dec 19, 2015
Road accident? Nope. Traffic accident? Nope. Uhm.. thank you for accepting at least "car crash".
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Level 49
Feb 20, 2016
I got that one on a guess.
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2016
Haha, we had 18 different accepted type-ins for that one. Now we have 24.
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Level 49
Feb 20, 2016
I read The Alchemist a few years ago, and golems were in it, though I couldn't remember what they were called for the life of me.
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Level 11
Mar 15, 2016
can you accept collision? that is what it said when I searched it up
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2016
Make that 32 accepted type-ins.
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Level 43
Nov 28, 2016
I totally got stuck thinking about Jewpacabra (Thanks, South Park)
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Level 82
Dec 26, 2016
Muave or maroon not close enough? And I don't know how I was spelling Versace but apparently not correctly.
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Level 75
Dec 26, 2016
No, they are not close enough. Magenta and fuchsia are saturated pinks, maroon is a brownish red, and mauve is a light purple.
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Level 82
May 11, 2018
look about the same to me
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2020
I read in a book (one of Michael Pollan's I think) that there's a theory that women can see a wider range of colors then men because while the cave men were away hunting the woolly mammoth, the ladies were hiking around outside the cave looking for berries and other plant foods. They had to determine which berries were ripe, or which ones of a particular color were poisonous, etc., so their color vision became more detailed. Not sure if there's any truth to that but I know my husband cannot understand why I need to look through a hundred color chips to find just the right shade of white paint. He says they all look the same to him, so maybe there is something to the theory.
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Level 53
Jul 14, 2024
i think its a genetic thing where the human can see 4 different dimensions of colors or something. 8% of men and 50% of women have it
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Level ∞
Oct 2, 2019
Added many more acceptable type-ins for Versace.
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Level 33
Jan 18, 2019
What country is often associated with the color orange - despite

having a flag of red, white, and blue.

Who says its associated with orange?

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Level 63
Jan 31, 2019
I'm guessing you've never been there. The love for the color orange (oranje) has to do with their royals. You'd see streets filled with people in orange clothes on King's Day (Koningsdag). You may want to look up House of Orange-Nassau.
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Level 75
Jul 24, 2019
You thought the creator of this quiz is just making things up?
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Level ∞
Oct 2, 2019
https://www.google.com/search?q=dutch+football+fans
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2019
Or know any history or watch sports or are a flag geek (the banner is orange, not sure when it is allowed to be used with the flag though, im not a flag geek ;) )
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Level 67
Jan 31, 2020
The House of Orange has ruled the Netherlands for something like 500 years. If you were to walk around that country, you'd never know the flag wasn't orange. You see the color everywhere. When the Dutch want to show national pride, they never wear red, white, and blue. It's always orange.
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Level 69
Feb 1, 2020
back in the days the flag used to be orange, white and blue btw.
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2023
Indeed it was, but on ships the orange was darkened to red, as it was clearer at distance when at sea. Netherlands was a major seafaring nation and so the red stuck as its national flag.
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2024
And that is why for centuries the Orange Order was the preeminent organization for loyalists in the North of Ireland, since they cherished the political dominance of Protestants over Catholics sealed by the victory of King Billy over the Irish at the Battle of the Boyne. King Billy was, of course, the Prince of Orange, the Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic, and the first half of William & Mary.

Aren't you glad you asked?

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Level 68
Oct 3, 2019
Got Nova
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2023
Got GMC Terrain
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Level 73
Jan 31, 2020
It could be argued that James Bond probably has a licence to drive too
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Level 73
Jan 31, 2020
Perhaps it was revoked after one of his very destructive car chases.
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2020
Hopefully he also has a television licence, bring an upstanding member of HM Government
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2020
I had to look that one up. I am speechless that Brits are charged a tax by the government to watch TV. It's not a minor fee, either. Wow. Please don't mention it again, though. If our politicians here in the US hear about another way to grab more tax dollars, they'll pass it in a heartbeat. They would probably make everyone's license due on the day before the Superbowl, so anyone not paying their fee couldn't watch the ballgame.
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Level 71
Sep 27, 2023
I refuse to pay it therefore cannot watch broadcast tv from any source.
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Level 53
Jul 14, 2024
here in germany its even worse. its completely irrelevant if you watch tv or radio, or even if you have one. and they also claim the tax only exists so the media is independent. Spoiler: its not even independent
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Level 84
Mar 11, 2022
But it means that we can watch programmes on the BBC channels without any advertising breaks.
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Level 71
Sep 27, 2023
I doubt that he has a license to kill, or does he work for the CIA as well? I think we should be told.
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Level 58
Jan 31, 2020
The Chevy Nova thing is a myth. For one thing, nova and no va are pronounced differently. Check out Snopes.
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Level 73
Feb 3, 2020
The story about it selling poorly in Spanish speaking countries is a myth, but it's not a myth to say that nova could be interpreted as "doesn't go" in spanish
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2020
Vauxhall also had a nova.
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Level 53
Sep 23, 2022
la ville des lumieres is Lyon not Paris, its because the lumiere brothers (who invented the cinema) were in lyon
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Level 36
Jan 2, 2023
i think both are but for different reasons. I looked it up. I am parisan and I always thought Paris was la ville des lumieres because I always heard that. But you might be right about Lyon too. Both should be accepted.
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Level 61
Oct 1, 2022
"No va" is better translated as "[he/she/it] does not go"
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Level 73
Jun 4, 2023
Interesting quiz, 7/20.
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2023
Towards the end I was stuck and just guessed the singer I was listening to. Lo and behold it was a correct answer!
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2023
Dang you courts-martial
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Level 34
Aug 23, 2023
Doesn't "no va" translate to "doesn't go" or "don't go"?