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General Knowledge Quiz #9

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What island do lemurs come from?
Madagascar
Who founded Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg
When Jack fell down, what did he break?
His Crown
What singer is the subject of the movie "Walk the Line"?
Johnny Cash
What was the Soviet equivalent of the CIA?
KGB
What is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea?
Cuba
Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person
of any gender to win two?
Marie Curie
What is the largest species of lizard?
Komodo dragon
What did the Normans conquer in 1066?
England
What is the second book of Bible?
Exodus
What, according to a supposed African proverb, does it take a village to do?
Raise a child
What instrument did Ravi Shankar play?
Sitar
What is the Japanese word for freshwater eel?
Unagi
Who killed Achilles?
Paris
In what country would you be most likely to find a polder?
Netherlands
What country, along with the US, UK, Canada, and Australia is part of the
"Five Eyes" intelligence community?
New Zealand
Who is He-Man's nemesis?
Skeletor
What city-state did Hannibal fight for?
Carthage
What word can be formed by adding three letters to the middle of PANIC?
Pandemic
In what language is the motto of the English monarch written?
French
112 Recent Comments
+33
Level 59
May 2, 2013
Anyone else get "unagi" because of the Friends episode? :)
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Level 44
Jun 7, 2013
Yep. Oneness is bliss.
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Level 24
Dec 14, 2023
I learned the word unagi from the show Carmen Sandiego in the episode “The Beijing Bullion Caper.” Who is with me, and who also likes that TV show? 😀
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Level 16
Aug 5, 2013
YES
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Level 72
Sep 12, 2013
Could it BE any more obvious?
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Level 27
Feb 9, 2015
I got it because of Farmville...
+15
Level 36
Apr 27, 2018
I got it because of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
+2
Level 24
Dec 14, 2023
Avataaaaaaaar! Yeah
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Level 60
May 15, 2018
I got it from the fine print of my neighbour’s lemonade stand. No, I am being serious. I know you think I’m joking, but I am 100% serious.
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Level 84
Oct 30, 2019
Never watched "Friends", but I loooove sushi!
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Level 46
Oct 30, 2019
I got it because I have a terrible game guide for Mario 64 (the eel is named Unagi in it)

I know it's terrible because multiple enemies are referred to by their Japanese names and ALL of the star names have a different name.

It's like it was directly translated from Japanese despite the game guide coming out after the international releases and it would probably be easier to use the names from the game.

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Level 44
Aug 13, 2021
I got it because of Shohei Imamura's Palme d'Or Winning film.
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Level 67
Jan 23, 2023
No, couldn’t remember the word all I could think was ‘salmon skin roll’ 😂
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2023
A state of true Unagi.
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Level 59
Jan 6, 2024
i got it because of mario 64
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Level 57
Apr 18, 2024
I got it because I like sushi
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Level 38
Mar 24, 2014
Carthage should be changed to Carthago/Karthago (as it is know to the Romans).
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Level 70
Nov 25, 2015
The whole quiz should be in Latin.
+11
Level 84
Oct 30, 2019
...and all answers should typed in semaphore.
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2023
They should accept all my answers! Well, mine and Kim Jon Uns.
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Level 75
Jun 9, 2014
Kept spelling it Kimodo instead of Komodo - I think I was confusing the word with Kimono.
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Level 46
Oct 3, 2014
That's what I did! That will teach me to turn on closed captioning during National Geographic specials.
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Level 69
Mar 5, 2016
A "kimono dragon" gives me a chuckle-worthy me mental image, to be sure! http://www.rhcomix.com/toons/KimonoDragon3.jpg
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Level 78
Feb 27, 2022
Unagi and umami for me.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2014
As a fellow New Zealander, I completely agree with Zenica
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2014
good quiz....nice and varied!
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Level 14
Mar 24, 2015
I only got 5
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Level 25
Apr 14, 2015
Can you accept "to raise a baby"?
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Level 69
Mar 5, 2016
It's a quote. The whole point of quotes is that you, ya know, *quote* them. "A marigold by any other name would still smell as nifty," ~ Shakespeare, more or less, from "Romeo & Juliet"
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Level 78
Aug 9, 2018
It's not an exact quote but a proverb that exists in different versions, in different languages.
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Level 58
Feb 7, 2021
i tried a baby, a kid, a man, a woman, a person :)
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Level 56
Jun 29, 2015
From the comments, it's sad that most people got unagi from Friends. Funny, but sad. Avatar: The Last Airbender automatically sprang to my mind.
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Level 67
May 15, 2018
I mean, is the Japanese word for "eel" something someone really needs to know? Friends is a very popular show, so a lot of people would recognize from that. It's not like "unagi" is some term of colossal historical importance.
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Level 43
May 16, 2018
Explain how it's sad that some people got it because of a TV show, but it's not sad when you get it from what I assume is a TV show?
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Level 76
Aug 22, 2019
It's sad that you don't remember it from Friends cause that episode rocked!
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Level 70
Dec 20, 2022
why is it sad lol old people get upset at everything
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Level 84
Nov 12, 2015
Please accept "raise children" for "it takes a village"
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Level 69
Mar 5, 2016
It's a quote. The point of quotes is that you, ya know, *quote* them, not paraphrase them. "Ask not what your condo association can do for you, ask what you can do for your condo association!" ~ John F. Kennedy, sorta-kinda
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Level 83
Feb 26, 2022
Whose quote is it, exactly, if it's a quote?

It's a proverb or adage, not a quote.

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Level 42
Aug 30, 2022
How is proverb a quote, bro.
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Level 37
Nov 15, 2015
Tansui unagi is not an acceptable answer? :)
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Level 44
Jul 26, 2016
KGG...I'm an idiot.
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Level 44
Apr 18, 2017
The picture at the top is so cute!
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Level 68
May 15, 2018
Pretty sure Jack broke his neck when he fell. That should also be an acceptable answer.
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Level 82
May 15, 2018
He also broke his crayon.
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Level 74
Mar 21, 2021
His CRAN
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Level 73
May 16, 2018
Jack fell down and broke his crown. Neck doesn't rhyme.
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Level 82
May 17, 2018
Did you hear about the guy who fell off his deck?
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Level 72
Apr 22, 2022
Down fell Jack, broke his neck
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Level 57
Apr 18, 2024
Still doesn't rhyme
+1
Level 79
Sep 5, 2019
Haha no.
+2
Level 65
May 15, 2018
Saw the Palme d'Or winning movie "Unagi" ("The Eel"), didn't ring a bell.
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Level 65
May 15, 2018
Bit tougher than usual? Cheers, nice one.
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Level 62
May 15, 2018
None of these are actual generals.
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Level 48
May 16, 2018
'Polder' is what I learned today.
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Level 82
May 17, 2018
I think this is yet another word I learned from playing Civilization.
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Level 28
May 16, 2018
"Bring up a child"
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Level 71
May 24, 2018
I only got the Ravi Shankar because my jazz professor did a whole unit on raga...
+14
Level 55
Jul 24, 2019
There is a wrong answer - not Marie Curie but Marie Skłodowska Curie or Maria Skłodowska... She was from Poland...
+19
Level ∞
Jul 24, 2019
Cool story.
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2022
wdym? She was polish, only her husband was french
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Level 43
May 19, 2024
It was literally her name. It should be an accepted answer.
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Level 66
Jun 27, 2022
Because many people know her only as "Marie Curie", it's not an incorrect answer, but Skłodowska should certainly be accepted as a type-in.
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Level 76
Aug 22, 2019
lol it's only because i watch "Friends" that I got unagi. Thank you Ross.
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Level 62
Dec 7, 2019
Just curious if anyone knows why the motto is written in French? Google is not helpful.
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Level 83
Feb 25, 2022
The language of the English monarchy was traditionally (Norman) French, in the centuries after the Norman Conquest.
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Level 67
Dec 9, 2019
Please allow "Zucc" for "Mark Zuckerberg".
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Level 74
Mar 21, 2021
Accept the Z U C C
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Level 83
Feb 25, 2022
I prefer Zucky
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Level 38
Sep 26, 2022
Lizard Man, maybe?
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Level 38
Jun 23, 2020
I put adopt a child. I watched a series of unfortunate events
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Level 67
Dec 28, 2020
Why isn't Carthago a valid alternative for Carthage?
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Level 65
Mar 23, 2021
Because the quiz isnt in Latin and you're not an ancient roman!
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Level 44
Apr 10, 2021
Technically no one knows who killed Achilles so his death is giving to Apollo the god
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2021
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2021
For African proverb I was like "change a lightbulb?"
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Level 46
Aug 21, 2021
There is no monarch of England (specifically)... this should read 'Monarch of the UK' at the very least.
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Level 83
Feb 25, 2022
except that the motto genuinely is only used within England? I don't know how it works but Wikipedia says it's 'the motto outside Scotland'. And it was traditionally that of the English monarchy, before the union.
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Level 23
Dec 28, 2021
skeletor will return with more disturbing facts
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Level 31
Jan 8, 2022
I think there are two things wrong with question 5

first of al, there shoudn't be a timer because "the KGB waits for no one",

secondly, "we will ask the questions"

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Level 87
Feb 25, 2022
I accidently added 4 letters to PANIC and got to PANASONIC just slightly ahead of my time.
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Level 83
Feb 25, 2022
I added 4 and got panoramic...
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2022
So you didn't want to accept the Winklevoss twins for the Facebook question?
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Level 84
Feb 25, 2022
"What is the second book of the Bible?"
+1
Level 79
Feb 28, 2022
Loved the He-Man question
+1
Level 88
Mar 5, 2022
Panoptic
+1
Level ∞
Mar 5, 2022
That one is already an accepted answer
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Level 57
May 2, 2022
Hispanic
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Level 82
May 12, 2022
"Unagi" is just the Japanese word for eel, freshwater or otherwise. The most common species used in Japanese cuisine is the appropriately named Japanese eel, which is a catadromous species, meaning it spawns in the ocean, before heading to freshwater later in life.
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Level 44
May 20, 2022
you could have platonic for second last question
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Level 67
Jun 25, 2022
yes please, platonic was my idea too.
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Level 44
May 20, 2022
you could have platonic for second last question
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Level 55
Jun 29, 2022
Will you alter the wording of the 'PANIC' question to specify that the three letters must be together? Otherwise, you should accept 'platonic' as a correct answer, too.
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2022
you should add Marie Sklodowska Curie, she was polish
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Level 68
Aug 3, 2022
What does having been born Polish to do with the fact that married women often take their husband's name?
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Level 60
Aug 29, 2022
Because she didn't renounce it. When they married in 1895, Curie changed her name to Marie Skłodowska-Curie, preferring to keep the Polish part of her name, rather than simply take her husband's.
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Level 65
Aug 23, 2022
Is pEDanTic not a possible answer for the second to last question? Perhaps the question should specify that the three letters are next to each other.
+1
Level 58
Apr 7, 2024
I tried paranoic as well
+1
Level 57
Aug 29, 2022
It would be interesting to see if pandemic has been guessed more often since we had to live through one.
+1
Level 66
Aug 30, 2022
Zuckerberg is the actor who fronts Facebook (aka LifeLog).
+1
Level 60
Aug 30, 2022
Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - not just England. I'm rather surprised that this hasn't been pointed out by many many people already.
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Level 76
Feb 1, 2023
Except in 1066, the Normans didn't conquer the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". They only conquered England. Saying the answer should be the UK is like saying Tokyo is the capital of Asia.
+1
Level 25
Dec 26, 2022
is it just me who thought hispanic for the panic one
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Level 37
Jan 3, 2023
That was so hard.i only got 4! 😂
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Level 70
Jul 6, 2023
I believe you can also make "pedantic" my adding three letters to the middle of panic. Not in a row, though, so I get why it's not accepted.
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Level 52
Jul 16, 2023
Can you accept "evil lizard man" for zuckerberg
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Level 59
Oct 21, 2023
Paranoic?
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Level 43
Nov 29, 2023
I know that one person has already written about it, but as a proud Polish I wanna summarise one case: Marie's (in Polish Maria) name was Skłodowska-Curie, and it is unfortunately often forgotten that she took her husband's (Pierre) name but also kept hers. What I'm trying to say is that I would be grateful if the creator edited that. Maybe it can prevent people from making that mistake in the future.
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Level 52
Mar 28, 2024
accept "norman," "norman french", "anglo-norman", and "anglo-normand" for the motto, in addition to French?

Particularly since this quiz has already seeded the thought of norman by mentioning the norman conquest. Yes, "dieu et mon droit" matches the spelling conventions of modern french, but since other phrases associated with the royals, like "honi soit qui mal y pense" are specefically norman rather than french, I would think a lot of people would go in that direction.

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Level 57
Apr 18, 2024
I thought simply "it" took a village
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Level 27
May 17, 2024
Typed, comodo, UK, and citar in stead of komodo, England and sitar. Could these be accepted too?
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Level 50
May 20, 2024
For the "panic" question you could also do "platonic" which is what I thought of first. Not sure if the letters have to be consecutive but it doesn't specify that in the rules.