Groups of Five #2

Can you name the members of these groups of five?
The Spanish name question does not include compound names
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Last updated: February 12, 2021
First submittedAugust 21, 2011
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Largest Mediterranean islands
Sicily
Sardinia
Cyprus
Corsica
Crete
 
Permanent Members of the
U.N. Security Council
China
France
Russia
United Kingdom
United States
 
Major circles of latitude
Arctic Circle
Tropic of Cancer
Equator
Tropic of Capricorn
Antarctic Circle
 
Modern pentathlon events
Cross country run
Fencing
200m freestyle swimming
Pistol shooting
Show jumping
Nordic countries
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
Norway
Sweden
 
First five elements of the
Periodic Table
Hydrogen
Helium
Lithium
Beryllium
Boron
 
Traditional Chinese elements
Earth
Fire
Metal
Water
Wood
 
Big 5 African game animals
African Elephant
Cape Buffalo
Leopard
Lion
Rhinoceros
Five Ws of Journalism
Who
What
Where
When
Why
 
Most common male names
in Spain starting with J
Jose
Juan
Javier
Jesus
Jorge
 
World's largest automakers (2017)
Toyota
Volkswagen
Hyundai / Kia
General Motors
Ford
 
Countries whose names end in L
Brazil
Israel
Nepal
Portugal
Senegal
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Level 88
Jun 4, 2013
WTH? Never even heard of a cape buffalo.
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Level 84
Apr 20, 2016
It's like a regular buffalo, but with superpowers.
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Level 66
Apr 20, 2016
What you did there...I see it...
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Level 59
Apr 11, 2018
I didn't get it because he was wearing glasses and therefore I couldn't recognize him
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Level 28
Apr 9, 2021
i don't get it
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2016
Should accept Water Buffalo, that's what we called it in America when I was a kid. I tried it but moved on.
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Level 73
Sep 25, 2018
Well, by all means, if that's what you called it in America... (which America, by the way?)
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2020
"buffalo" by itself also works
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
You shouldn't. Water buffalo are native to Asia, and Cape buffalo native to Africa. They're not the same species.
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Level 37
Jun 28, 2016
I typed Water Buffalo... same thing
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Level ∞
Feb 12, 2021
False. Not the same species or genus:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_buffalo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_buffalo

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Level 84
Jun 29, 2016
The water buffalo is an asian domesticated bovine, it is totally different from the african "black death" buffalo.
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
Cape buffalo are gigantic. Absolut units. And delicious.
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Level 28
Apr 9, 2021
dude .... y
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Level 14
Jul 19, 2013
Nice quiz
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Level 84
Jul 19, 2013
How did leopard beat out tigers, hippos, antelopes, gazelles, wildebeests, gorillas, giraffes, zebra, cheetahs, etc?
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Level 49
Jul 19, 2013
The big five were chosen based on how difficult they are to hunt. You're a lot more likely to get killed attacking a leopard than attacking a gazelle.
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Level 71
Mar 10, 2016
Hippos are indeed large and also dangerous AF, but I assume are not classified as "game" because they're all varying degrees of endangered/vulnerable, and are thus not generally huntable.
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Level 73
Apr 20, 2016
Because rhino's aren't endangered???
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
Most of those are endangered, but the list dates from the 1900s, when that was even less of a concern than today!
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Level 54
Apr 20, 2016
The leopard is the hardest to hunt and definitely the least seen of the 'Big 5' so easily earns its place on the list. You could track them for months using normal tracking methods and not even catch a glimpse
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Level 58
Oct 18, 2018
A tiger, in africa? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLdk2C25Z14
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Level 80
Feb 12, 2021
Tigers are indeed even more difficult to hunt in Africa than leopards.
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Level 75
Apr 7, 2021
Geography does play a tiny role with that but let's not let details like that get in the way.
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
Yeah, the leopard is the only one I haven't seen in the wild, on a Kruger Park safari. They hunt at night, and spend a lot of the time hidden in trees. Cape buffalo and elephants, however, can't climb nearly as well.
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Level 75
Apr 7, 2021
That would need to be a very sturdy tree.
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
I suspect that lack of suitable trees is indeed the main problem!
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2022
Incorrect. You never see elephant hiding in trees only because they are so good at it.
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2021
Cheetahs are like smaller versions of leopards, tigers definitely shouldn't be there. They don't even live in Afrca
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Level 74
Apr 7, 2021
There's a tiger in Giza Zoo in Egypt.
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Level 65
May 21, 2021
in captivity...
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Level 48
Jun 8, 2022
still there
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Level 57
Jul 19, 2013
Great Quiz! I missed Buffalo, Metal & every BCS lol
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Level 26
Jul 19, 2013
I tried Wilder-beast but that didn't work, and I really expected Hippo to be one too.
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Level 81
May 6, 2014
Not "northern polar circle". Why the hell didn't I think of "arctic"?? Same for the southern one. Duh. Also with the journalism list.. I was so in the woods :)
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Level 53
Apr 20, 2015
I was the same with the journalism Ws. I just could not think what that meant!
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2021
Why?
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Level 68
Aug 7, 2014
Great quiz, thank you, even if I was a bit embarrassed by my ignorance on a few answers. I think the list quizzes like this really get you thinking
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Level 67
May 4, 2016
Never knew they were "of Journalism". Anyway, the five biggest Mediterranean islands; as far as I know, they are in no actual particular grouping. Isn't this supposed to be actual "groups of five", rather than five particular members of a group?
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2020
I'm happy to see that Jetpunk still considers Cyprus to be in the Mediterranean.
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Level ∞
Feb 12, 2021
Why wouldn't we? There are many African islands in the Mediterranean.
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2021
r/woooosh
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Level 76
Mar 20, 2021
Not many; just a few.
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Level 87
Apr 7, 2021
Yeah. It’s Australian.
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Level 75
Apr 7, 2021
I disagree. Cyprus is clearly South American and should be treated as such.
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
Might as well be!
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
5 Ws of journalism hadn't heard about before.. But I got the idea. Wisdom wasn't one of them....
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Level 63
Feb 23, 2021
I've only heard about the 5 Ws for emergency calls. Somewhat similar - different meaning of course.
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2021
Never heard of it either. If I could have guessed just one I probably would have got them all
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Level 73
Oct 11, 2021
I knew this because it's in the teaching curriculum for sixth grade. I'm not sure they're a priority for actual journalists.
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Level 59
Apr 7, 2021
Sad those animals are still considered 'game'
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
They're mostly not, but they're still called that - for example the bank notes in SA feature them.

Apparently the Buffalo were the most dangerous of the 5 to hunt. If you miss, they always charge and shooting one while it's running at you is... challenging. And not just because their heads are basically armour plated.

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Level 55
Aug 5, 2022
In the short (ha!) story "The Most Dangerous Game," the Cape buffalo is the only animal that almost killed Zaroff.
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Level 50
Nov 10, 2021
Add tree as a fill in for wood - The actual chinese character for the element is 木 which means tree as well as wood.
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Level ∞
Nov 10, 2021
Doesn't feel right, but okay.
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Level 41
Aug 20, 2022
The character is from a symbol of a tree, it mostly means wood, only in some occasions mean tree. But the element itself does mean nature/plants rather than wood.
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Level 61
Jun 24, 2022
Can you accept "rock" or "stone" as a fill in for earth? Obviously they don't mean the planet Earth, so any synonym for the ground that which we stand on should be acceptable, right?