Groups of Six #1

Can you name the members of these groups of six?
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Last updated: February 13, 2021
First submittedJuly 29, 2010
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Original EU members
Belgium
France
Germany
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
 
Countries with a cardinal
direction in their name
East Timor
North Korea
North Macedonia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Chess pieces
Bishop
King
Knight
Queen
Pawn
Rook
 
Cities that host a major
marathon
Berlin
Boston
Chicago
London
New York
Tokyo
Nobel Prize categories
Chemistry
Economics
Literature
Medicine
Peace
Physics
 
Countries on the
Black Sea
Bulgaria
Georgia
Romania
Russia
Turkey
Ukraine
Noble gasses
Argon
Helium
Krypton
Neon
Radon
Xenon
 
National capitals
starting with R
Rabat
Reykjavík
Riga
Riyadh
Rome
Roseau
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Level 61
Dec 20, 2015
You should accept castle for rook.
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Level 59
May 28, 2016
Definitely!
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Level 48
Jun 1, 2016
But that's not what it is.
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Level 87
Apr 15, 2019
Castle is a move in chess. If you day that to anyone playing chess they think you're moving your rook and king.
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2021
In the UK the move is known as castling. The rook can also be known as a castle
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Level 69
Feb 13, 2021
I am from the UK, I play chess, and no "castle" isn't a name for the rook. Tower eventually is but rook is an incorrect denomination.
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Level 63
Feb 23, 2021
I can't seem to remember some of the English terms for chess pieces. The rook is a tower where I'm from and my dictionary says castle is a dated term for that piece. I think it should work.
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2021
This is not a date quiz, so dated terms shouldn't be accepted.
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Level 56
Jun 11, 2021
No, because it's not called a castle
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Level 61
Dec 28, 2021
It's a very common synonym. It's irrelevant what chess gatekeepers say it has to be called.
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Level 57
May 27, 2022
Please accept "horsey" for knight
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Level 57
Jul 22, 2022
google en passant
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Level 82
Feb 13, 2021
The Nobel Prize for Economics is an add-on and is known officially as the Swedish Central Bank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Afred Nobel. And as such is not accepted by many as a Nobel Prize inclulding the Nobel family;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Memorial_Prize_in_Economic_Sciences#Controversies_and_criticisms

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Level 66
Feb 19, 2021
I agree that it's not actually a Nobel Prize, and shouldn't be counted as such.
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Level 76
Feb 15, 2021
It makes no sense that Athens doesn't hold a major marathon. :(
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Level 74
Feb 16, 2021
Who decides which marathons are "major"?
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2021
Dan does.
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Level 61
Sep 11, 2021
The people who started the World Marathon Majors competition. So IAAF, I assume.
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Level 59
Jun 13, 2021
Too hot. You might drop dead once you finish.
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Level 66
Feb 19, 2021
Shouldn't the UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain and NORTHERN Ireland) count as a country with a cardinal direction in its name?
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Level 69
Feb 19, 2021
But it's only considering short and informal names for countries. If it were asking fo their full official names then neither North or South Korea would count.
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Level 78
Jun 10, 2021
It's the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, so you should probably accept Physiology.
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Level 70
Jun 10, 2021
I came to say that.
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2021
Oganesson is a seventh member of the Noble gases group 18. Discovered / confirmed in Dec 2015. Maybe include a comment to exclude it from the group of 6 better known elements?
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Level 91
Jun 10, 2021
Even though it is in the Noble Gas Group, it is not yet known if oganesson is a noble gas.

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

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Level 70
Jun 10, 2021
I see that you aren't adding castle to rook even though the OED says it's an alternate name and the Wikipedia entry notes it as an informal name. Please reconsider.
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Level 59
Jun 10, 2021
Took me forever to get Luxembourg
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Level 76
Jun 10, 2021
I learned the name of the capital of Dominica because of this quiz.
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Level 43
Jun 17, 2021
The Athens Marathon should be included. It is the Original you know...
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Level 61
Sep 11, 2021
There is a competition called World Marathon Majors, that include the six mentioned. QM didn't made that up, so it's not up to him nor either of us to change anything about the question.
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Level 57
Aug 19, 2021
Oganesson Is also a noble gas.
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2021
The EU didn't exist until 1992, so the original members of the EU were the 12 countries that signed the Maastricht Treaty.

The six countries listed were original members of the European Coal and Steel Community, a forerunner to the EU.

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Level 61
Dec 28, 2021
I didn't get Riyadh because I missed the H. I tried a bunch of other spellings too. You should probably add some type-ins.
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Level 61
Jan 1, 2022
Maybe accept economy for economics....