Groups of Six #2

Can you name the members of these groups of six?
A megacity is an urban agglomeration with a population over 10 million
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Last updated: February 13, 2021
First submittedSeptember 29, 2011
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States of Australia
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia
 
Longest river by
continent
Amazon
Mississippi / Missouri
Murray
Nile
Volga
Yangtze
Official U.N. languages
Arabic
English
Mandarin
French
Russian
Spanish
 
U.S. states in the
Rocky Mountains
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
New Mexico
Utah
Wyoming
Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon
Anne Boleyn
Jane Seymour
Anne of Cleves
Catherine Howard
Catherine Parr
 
Suspects in the board
game Clue
Mr. Green
Colonel Mustard
Mrs. Peacock
Professor Plum
Miss Scarlet
Mrs. White
Megacities in India
Bangalore
Chennai
Delhi
Hyderabad
Kolkata
Mumbai
 
Countries bordering
South Africa
Botswana
Lesotho
Eswatini
Mozambique
Namibia
Zimbabwe
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Level 50
Nov 2, 2013
Ehm, I think you forgot about Northern Territory
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Level 78
Nov 2, 2013
It's a territory, not a state. Different things.
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Level 37
Nov 2, 2013
Ehm, Northern Territory is a territory and not an official state, same as the ACT. There are only 6 states.
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Level 75
Jul 2, 2014
The names of the characters are the same in Clue (the US version) and Cluedo (the version everywhere else). (I wonder why the name difference - copyright wrangles perhaps?). The only difference between the versions is the victim's name, which doesn't matter a whole lot since they, being dead, don't get to do anything.
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2014
Plus the US version is funnier. John Boddy, get it?
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Level 82
Sep 15, 2019
Also, Mr Green in Clue is Reverend Green in Cluedo. Apparently the makers thought Americans wouldn't be happy about a parson being a murder suspect.
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Level 68
Sep 30, 2019
Cluedo is not the version "everywhere else", I do not live in the U.S and grew up with clue.
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Level 85
Feb 13, 2021
Actually, another major difference is that Miss Scarlet is Miss Scarlett outside the US.
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Level 56
Feb 25, 2021
That certainly is a major difference
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Level 78
Jun 8, 2021
Cluedo was invented in the UK and was originally called that as a play on the popular game Ludo. I think it was renamed Clue for the American market as the name "Ludo" is very much a British thing, so the pun didn't make any sense elsewhere.
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Level 51
Dec 7, 2014
I'm pretty sure Sergeant Gray and Miss Peach are characters in Clue
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Level 80
Jan 4, 2016
I'm pretty sure that they aren't in any game of Clue/Cluedo that I've ever seen (just saying)
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Level 85
Feb 13, 2021
I hadn't heard of them before, but according to this Wikipedia article they were introduced as additional suspects by Parker Bros in the 1980s.
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Level 77
Feb 14, 2021
We just got a new version that leaves out Mrs. White and subs in "Dr. Orchid"
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Level 84
Jun 11, 2016
Interestingly (to me) I missed a bunch, but my knowledge seems to align perfectly with the common man's on this one as I got everything currently guessed above 40%, and missed those under.
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Level 56
Jun 12, 2016
Haha oops I said "Anne of Chives" instead of Cleves. Close but still not correct.
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Level 72
Feb 17, 2021
No, Anne of Chives is the wife of Mr. Potatohead.
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Level 31
Jun 15, 2016
Divorced, beheaded, died,

Divorced, beheaded, survived

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Level 81
Feb 15, 2021
I'm Henry the eighth, I had six sorry wives. Some might say I ruined their lives...
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Level 70
Jul 8, 2021
My favorite is Anne of Cleves: Henry thought she was ugly, so he never consummated the marriage with her. At the same time, he really liked her (even being called Henry's "Beloved Sister" at one point), and so she escaped the unfortunate fates that befell some of his other wives.
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Level 20
Jun 18, 2016
Technically there are 10 Australian states, the 4 that you forgot were Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Norfolk Island, and Lord Howe Island
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Level 71
Sep 26, 2019
NT and ACT are territories, Norfolk is an external territory, and Lord Howe is part of NSW. There are 6 states, "technical" or otherwise.
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Level 76
Feb 14, 2021
You don't know what you are talking about, technically or otherwise.
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Level 75
Aug 28, 2021
There are only two Australian states: drunk and sleeping.
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Level 78
Apr 8, 2017
3 suggested changes re Australian answers:

The longest river is Murray/Darling

SA as an alternative for South Australia

WA as an alternative for Western Australia

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Level 72
Jul 11, 2021
Two-letter abbreviations aren't usually accepted on Jetpunk. They would give too many freebies, since a lot of words could start with, for example, SA or WA.
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Level 81
Nov 10, 2017
We could have done about the Italian Renaissance, the Huguenot wars, the Protestant Reformation, even the English Reformation - but no, it was imperative to know Henry VIII's wives by heart. I always thought that part of the history curriculum was a bit pointless.
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Level 22
Jul 27, 2018
It's spelt Katherine Parr
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Level 81
Sep 17, 2018
Wikipedia says "Catherine Parr (alternatively spelled Katherine, Katheryn or Katharine, signed 'Katheryn the Quene KP')".
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Level 82
Feb 15, 2021
It's spelled "spelled". Spelt is type of wheat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelt ;)
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Level 81
Feb 17, 2021
'Spelt' is commonly used in non-American varieties of English, including British and Australian.
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Level 82
Feb 13, 2021
I got tripped up on the order of some categories. It seems the answers are in alphabetical order - except when they aren't! (Of course, I wouldn't expect the wives to be in anything but chronological order.)
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Level 71
Feb 14, 2021
Yeah, I was wracking my brain trying to figure out another C or D megacity, which could fit between Chennai and Delhi.
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Level ∞
Feb 14, 2021
Changed the order of that one.
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Level 67
May 13, 2021
Yep, I got confused trying to find a country that fell alphabetically between Lesotho and Mozambique even though my instinct was that it was Eswatini
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Level 76
Feb 14, 2021
Got all except for the six Clue suspects. Never played that game before.
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Level 85
Jul 8, 2021
The game is just alright, but I love the movie.
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Level 76
Feb 14, 2021
Why is it that we now refer to Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata instead of Bombay, Madras and Calcutta, yet we still refer to Bangalore rather than Bengaluru?
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Level 70
Jul 8, 2021
Not sure, but if I can hazard a guess, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai were larger (Bangalore only surpassed Chennai in population pretty recently) and more significant historically, so when their names changed, more people caught on. Also, going from Bombay to Mumbai, or Madras to Chennai, or even Calcutta to Kolkata, is a much more significant difference than going from Bangalore to Bengaluru. Those are just guesses though.
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Level 76
Jul 8, 2021
Found this answer on the internet: Bangalore officially changed to Bengaluru in 2017. Bombay became Mumbai in 1995 after a 40-year struggle; Madras changed to Chennai in 1996; Calcutta to Kolkata in 2001; Trivandrum to Thiruvananthapuram in 1991; Pondicherry to Puducherry in 2006; Poona to Pune in 2008; and Orissa to Odisha in 2011. It appears only that Bengaluru was more recent and hasn't been adopted as widely yet? Perhaps Jetpunk could/should update it's approach to this place name? It appears not to be different to the case of Nur-Sultan.
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Level 69
Feb 19, 2021
I wrote Seymur instead of Seymour. D'oh!
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Level 77
Mar 8, 2021
So it wasn't Anne of Green Gables?
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Level 48
Jul 8, 2021
Please accept Changjiang, the Chinese pinyin for the Yangtze.
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Level 65
Jul 9, 2021
there is not Mrs.White in modern clue has to be replaced with Orchid
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Level 49
Dec 15, 2021
Why are California, Nevada, and Arizona not considered? Just because of the sake that we want only SIX? If so, why are only those six included, and why not anyone from the above three?

Btw a good quiz tho, it's good to see you being updated and adding HYDERABAD to the list of Indian megacities. :-)

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Level 59
Feb 8, 2022
Wow wasn't expecting to get all Australian states, I know barely anything about Australian geography
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Level 70
Feb 8, 2022
According to the constitution of Australia, New Zealand is also one of its states.