Groups of Two #3

Can you name the members of these twosomes?
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Last updated: April 27, 2022
First submittedFebruary 11, 2014
Times taken47,560
Average score67.5%
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Landlocked South American
Holiest cities of Islam
Founders of Rome
Countries that start with Z
Major African deserts
English cities upon a river
Newcastle upon Tyne
Kingston upon Hull
Main ethnic groups of Rwanda
Epic poems attributed to Homer
Ingredients in
a screwdriver cocktail
Orange Juice
Williams sisters of tennis
Major tributaries of the Nile
Blue Nile
White Nile
Major island chains owned
by Spain
Balearic Islands
Canary Islands
Cities of "Tale of Two Cities"
Official languages of Cyprus
Southernmost national capitals
Moons of Mars
Types of British lawyers
Biblical cities destroyed by fire
and brimstone
Droids who appeared in the
original "Star Wars"
Types of rugby
Rugby League
Rugby Union
Level 84
Apr 3, 2014
My own pairs quiz.
Level 25
Jun 13, 2014
Maybe add some more spellings for Odessey... odysey... I mean....Odyssey?
Level 44
May 5, 2015
Why, it's wrong. Would you expect Noo Yawk to be accepted?
Level 71
Oct 26, 2016
My Latin teacher, Miss Rosebrook, would say "It is very odd to spell Odyssey with two 'd's and it makes me ill when I see the Iliad with two 'l's."
Level 80
Aug 16, 2017
LOL...........Which my Latin teacher would've told me that years and years ago.
Level 71
May 30, 2019
I read this comment a year ago and it apparently stuck in my head, because today I used this heuristic to type the names correctly. It's really helpful.
Level 83
Oct 26, 2016
Could someone explain the significance of the quiz picture? Is it a flag? Thanks!
Level 31
Feb 15, 2019
It's called the Wiphala. It's a flag that represents the original people of the former Inca Empire. It's also a secondary flag of Bolivia.
Level 66
Jan 22, 2017
For Mars moons - yay Doom!
Level 23
Feb 15, 2019
yep haha
Level 65
Mar 26, 2018
Why is it Phobos much more known than Deimos? I mean, the percentages should be about equal, shouldn't they?

Maybe it is because of the spelling, I found myself trying Deymos to work

Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
I tried about 10 moons but none of them belonged to mars... but I think phobos might be higher because it reminds of phobia. And deimos is not as easily relatable.
Level 55
Jul 18, 2022
The names of the two moons mean 'fear' and 'panic' respectively. I think you should consider it a good thing if neither is relatable. 😄
Level 75
Mar 26, 2018
I entered orange, then oranges, but no cigar - can you accept these please?
Level 59
Feb 14, 2019
Do you mean the screwdriver question? If so, then accepting orange or oranges is simply wrong: you don't make a screwdriver by dropping segments of an orange into some vodka!
Level 76
May 3, 2022
Where I live, it's referred to as a vodka and orange. Yes, I know that it's the juice of the orange but it is commonly described without the word "juice" around here.
Level 55
Feb 14, 2019
There are three holly cities in Islam you forgot Jerusalem
Level 87
Feb 14, 2019
If only this were a quiz of "groups of three!"
Level 29
Feb 14, 2019
I had never heard of the tale of two cities..... BUT SOMEHOW, I read biblical cities as British cities, guessed London and thought the other must be near by so guessed Paris. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT.
Level 77
Feb 15, 2019
Level 83
Nov 16, 2019
Amen to that, ander!! Read it. Watch the Ronald Colman B&W movie version. Something!

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.....It is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done. It is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known."

Level 78
Apr 29, 2022
So you thought London had been destroyed by fire and brimstone?
Level 67
Feb 15, 2019
I thought of barrista haha, knew it wasn't that but something like it. Couldn't get the right word. Same with Sucre, tried sucra even Sucry. Also stem and stam for seamen (stamper in dutch, so the word is close, but still different, not just anglicised like usual. (Like straat becomes street, huis becomes house etc)).

But the odyssey one bothers me. I wrote odyssee. I know it is an English quiz but it is like an international word. And most countries write it without an y (usually an -ee sound or -ea). And you pronounce it like -see right? Not -say (and it is odyssEUS not odyssEYUS ;) )

Level 58
Feb 2, 2021
One could argue that Jerusalem is one of the most important cities to Islam due to "the night journey". at least make it a type in for Mecca or Medina?
Level 87
May 4, 2022
I'm no Islamic scholar, but it seems that Mecca and Medina are the obvious choice for the 2 holiest cities. Looking now at the Wikipedia entry (yes, I know, taken with a grain of salt), it actually calls out the 4 holiest sites in order of how they are considered, and Jerusalem is third.

The clue is "Holiest cities in Islam" so QM is clearly looking for the top 2, not "one of the most important".

Level 92
Apr 27, 2022
Most, if not all of the questions in this series are things that have only 2 valid answers.

But the "upon a river" cities are not the only 2. Stratford upon Avon being a pretty famous one.

Level 81
Apr 28, 2022
Stratford upon Avon isn't a city, it's a town. There are 52 official cities in England, and the answers given are the only two of those with "upon" in the name. However, it feels a little unfair to exclude Stoke-on-Trent for being merely "on" a river!
Level 67
Jul 18, 2022
Unless the quiz has been changed in the last couple of months, the clues are '...upon Hull' and '...upon Tyne'. Stratford would not work for either of these
Level 75
Apr 28, 2022
For two types of rugby I was thinking 7s and 15s . . .
Level 82
Apr 28, 2022
Yeah, I tried Rugby Sevens.
Level 73
Apr 29, 2022
For Types of British lawyers I tried "are in jail" or "should be in jail". Neither worked.
Level 85
May 1, 2022
I tried "solicitor" and "barista". Only one of them worked.
Level 56
May 6, 2022
Accepted R2D2 without the - but not CP3O
Level 59
May 20, 2022
Am I the only one who only knew Stratford-upon-Avon as an "upon" town? (Thank you Shakespeare, btw....).