Groups of Two #2

Can you name the members of these twosomes?
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Last updated: April 27, 2022
First submittedFebruary 11, 2014
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Category
Answer
Oldest English universities
Oxford
Cambridge
Most influential ancient
Chinese philosophers
Confucius
Laozi
Types of elephant (genus)
African
Asian
Types of trees
Deciduous
Evergreen
Communist Manifesto authors
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Members of Wham!
George Michael
Andrew Ridgeley
Soccer teams that compete
in "El Clásico"
FC Barcelona
Real Madrid
Largest Italian islands
Sicily
Sardinia
Bones of the forearm
Ulna
Radius
Asteroid movies of 1998
Armageddon
Deep Impact
Category
Answer
First people to climb Everest
Edmund Hillary
Tenzing Norgay
Types of beer
Ale
Lager
Highest mountains in Africa
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kenya
Largest branches of Islam
Sunni
Shia
Warring families of Romeo & Juliet
Montagues
Capulets
National animals of Australia
Emu
Kangaroo
High holidays of Judaism
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
Doubly-landlocked countries
Liechtenstein
Uzbekistan
Sex organs of a flower
Pistil
Stamen
Capitals of Bolivia
La Paz
Sucre
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Level 57
Mar 4, 2014
What is a "doubly-landlocked" country? How can that work, and why are those 2 different from, say, Switzerland or something?
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Level 58
Mar 4, 2014
Doubly landlocked means it is landlocked by countries that are also landlocked. It says Uzbekistan counts, but Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan both touch the Caspian. Lichtenstein, on the other hand, is surrounded by Switzerland and Austria, which touch no major bodies of water.
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Level 83
Mar 4, 2014
But the Caspian doesn't have an outlet to the ocean like, for instance, the Black Sea.
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Level 88
Mar 4, 2014
Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan aren't doubly landlocked because they both border countries (Russia, Iran) that are not landlocked. Frankly, I find the concept of "doubly landlocked" to be an exercise in triviality - it makes no difference, practically speaking, whether your country is singly or doubly landlocked. It's not like you get a free pass to use neighboring countries' ports 5 times a year - this isn't a board game.
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Level 84
Mar 8, 2014
This whole site is about triviality.
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Level 15
Apr 20, 2015
@kalbahamut: Triviality has nothing to trivia. It refers to something of unimportance.
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Level 64
Oct 19, 2015
Oh
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2016
I agree with Kalbahamut: we are proud to know information about doubly landlocked countries precisely knowing it has no intrinsic value.
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Level 78
Jul 11, 2016
Being double-landlocked is of some importance re: trading via water shipping routes. Goods coming by way of ship need to go through two countries to get to the destination.
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Level 73
Jul 11, 2016
Doubly Landlocked is important. In order for a person or company to ship something large, for instance, overseas, they would have to pay import and export fees in two countries before arriving at a third destination.It's a good reason why warm water (or non-freezing) ports are highly valued.
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Level 84
Jul 11, 2016
What do you think trivia means then?
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Level 63
Nov 2, 2017
The concept of "double landlocked" is much less trivial information than a lot of other information on jetpunk. It challenges and exercises your geography knowledge and has implications for double taxes/tariffs.

Now, those quizzes on jetpunk about which sports team wins the league cup each year from 1900 to 2017... That is truly useless and trivial information that has zero intrinsic value.

Getting upset about double landlockedness seems misplaced in comparison.

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Level 35
May 22, 2018
I tried Liechtenstein but I couldn't spell it right.
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Level 64
Mar 4, 2014
How about accepting "nobody" for Andrew Ridgeley? Really, did anyone even know who he was when Wham! was making hits decades ago?
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Level 57
Dec 31, 2018
Yes!
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Level 87
Jan 1, 2019
At least accept "other guy". I tried it.
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Level 86
May 3, 2022
I literally tried this as well, but then I remembered the other guy was in the three tenors with Pavarotti and Domingo. ;)
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Level 82
Sep 18, 2022
Jose Carreras is a damn fine musician with an extraordinary operatic career.
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Level 69
Jul 19, 2022
Thanks to "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga," I was able to answer this. Would never have gotten it otherwise.
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Level 63
Mar 4, 2014
I can't believe the Aussies chose the lame as you-know-what emu as one of its national symbols! How can you be home to such an awesome animal as the platypus and not choose it?!
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Level 74
May 26, 2014
Wouldn't look so good on a coat of arms though, especially if drawn to scale alongside a kangaroo
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Level 73
Jul 17, 2014
How can you call an emu lame? Have you no decency?!
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Level 36
Dec 12, 2014
^^^
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2018
It was one of the conditions of surrender when we lost the Great Emu War
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Level 87
May 3, 2022
You wouldn't say that to an emu's face!
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Level 23
Mar 6, 2014
great quiz...... HATS OFF!!!! -_-
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Level 60
Oct 27, 2014
Tenzing Norgay was commonly known as Sherpa Tenzing this and Tenzing should be acceptable
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Level ∞
Oct 27, 2014
Okay
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Level 77
Jul 14, 2016
Any chance "Sherpa guy who got there before Hillary" would work, too? ;)
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Level 36
Dec 12, 2014
That's like calling.. say, Haile Selassie 'Ethiopian Selassie'..
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Level 55
Apr 28, 2015
Hardwood and softwood are two types of trees that perfectly satisfy the question.
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Level 32
Nov 17, 2018
False: Softwoods and hardwoods are only applied to trees that are used for their timber. A tree is usually considered one of the two, but it is not a definitive classification, but a relative scale.
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Level 43
Jan 31, 2016
there are not 2 elephants species anymore but rather 3 : the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant.
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Level 84
Jun 13, 2017
4. My mother-in-law.
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Level 73
Jul 12, 2016
Deep Impact was not about an asteroid. It was about a comet.
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Level 60
Nov 29, 2016
I hate when I miss an answer because I didn't spell it exactly right (deciduous). If I said it out loud, Alex Trebek would have said "correct!"
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Level 64
Dec 19, 2016
Can Engel work for Engels?
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Level 46
Jan 31, 2018
Angiosperms and gymnosperms need to be accepted for the two classifications of trees. That is some BS
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Level 32
Nov 17, 2018
Those are types of plants, not types of trees. All plants are either angiosperms or gymnosperms. Deciduous and evergreen apply only to trees and not bushes or shrubs or grasses or ferns.
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Level 46
Dec 8, 2018
you can argue bushes and other herbaceous plants can be evergreen and deciduous as well, like the broadleaved evergreen genus: Euonymus, the common holly genus: Ilex, amongst others. None of which are trees and all of which receive the classification of evergreen.
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Level 65
Dec 31, 2018
This is incorrect. Angiosperms and Gymnosperms only make up a small part of all plants, though they do include, among others, all trees. However, there are lots of basal plants outside these two taxa, for example all mosses and ferns.
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Level 76
Feb 6, 2020
I thought Broadleaf and Coniferous, which are much more fundamental 'types' than deciduous vs evergreen
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Level 77
Dec 31, 2018
Tried Tengay, Tenzay, Tengzay, Tengzi, Tenzi... arghhh
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Level 65
Dec 31, 2018
There are three recent species of elephants: African bush elephant, African forest elephant, and Asian elephant. You could however change the word “species” in the question to “genera” and have a correct question without changing the answers. The African elephants form the genus Loxodonta, while the Asian elephant is the only extant member of the genus Elephas.
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Level 76
Jan 4, 2019
Kept typing Hannukah even though I knew it was wrong when it didn't get accepted :P still did pretty OK though
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2022
Hannukah is a fairly minor holiday that has been puffed up in the general culture due to its proximity to Christmas.
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2022
For whatever reason, I couldn't spell Rosh Hashanah for the life of me.
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Level 68
Apr 27, 2022
Question about elephant genus (genera to be correct) should accept actual genus Loxodonta and genus Elephas not only common names
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Level 82
Apr 28, 2022
Great. Now I have to look up what "Wham!" is.
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Level 76
Apr 29, 2022
Stout is another type of beer...
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Level 82
May 2, 2022
Stout is a type of ale. Most beer styles fall under ale (IPA, pale ale, bitter, brown ale, hefeweizen, most porters...) or lager (pilsner, helles, dunkel, schwarzbier...) depending on the yeast used.
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Level 67
Jul 18, 2022
Each pair needs to be taken together, too. If someone said "name a type of beer", I'd probably take it to mean "style" and "stout" seems reasonable (or other more general or more specific styles). But if there's only two, it's obvious that stout isn't one of them, because one of stout's peer entities clearly can't comprise all (or almost all) beer.

And even if you could find a few edge cases (wild or unusual yeasts?) that are arguable, "ale" and "lager" are clearly the best answer if not unarguably correct for every case.

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Level 60
Jun 5, 2022
Could you accept stigma? In school here, we're taught stigma and stamen, never heard of 'Pistil', seems to be semantics.
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Level 24
Jun 13, 2022
I'm finding these quizzes too difficult. Kudos to those who did well.
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2022
Love the 'groups of' quizzes - thank you Quizmaster.

But does anyone else find the spelling issue very frustrating?

Was refused Rosh Hashanah because I left the H off the end, but 'Tut' is accepted in every quiz that features Tutankhamun.

I mean, you could be about to write 'Tut and car moon' and you get a point but nothing for Rosh Hashana.

Just asking.

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Level 51
Jul 18, 2022
What defines the "most influential ancient Chinese philosopher"? Confucious is probably a given, certainly the most well known, but the others would be open for debate. Sun Tzu for instance.
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Level 50
Jul 18, 2022
Can you accept carpel for pistil, please?
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Level 67
Jul 18, 2022
A suggestion like this is more useful with a citation.
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Level 16
Sep 21, 2022
Is there a similar quizz in French ?