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M Answers Quiz #1

Based on the clues, guess these random things that start with the letter M.
All answers are a single word
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Last updated: October 10, 2017
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First submittedJanuary 21, 2013
Times taken88,262
Average score66.7%
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Clue
Answer
Smallest planet
Mercury
Bombay nowadays
Mumbai
Borough of New York City
Manhattan
"Like a Virgin" singer
Madonna
Capital of Spain
Madrid
Second biggest city in Australia
Melbourne
Genghis's homeland
Mongolia
First name of trumpeter Davis
Miles
Former Soviet space station
Mir
Gasoline bomb "cocktail"
Molotov
Islam's holiest city
Mecca
Japanese comic book style
Manga
Clue
Answer
Kermit or Elmo, for example
Muppet
Largest island in the Indian Ocean
Madagascar
Major river of Indochina
Mekong
Gandhi's first name
Mohandas
Gandhi's title meaning "great soul"
Mahatma
Nickname of Detroit: The ____ City
Motor
Illegal liquor also called "white lightning"
Moonshine
Indigenous people of New Zealand
Māori
Nearsightedness
Myopia
Jaw bone
Mandible
Shakespeare play set in Scotland
Macbeth
What quinine is used to treat
Malaria
36 Comments
+1
Level 36
Sep 2, 2013
Good quiz. Got 21 out of 24. Missed manga, madagascar and maori.
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Level 73
Oct 7, 2013
Does anyone else get nervous typing words like 'molotov', 'al Qaida', 'bomb', etc into the interwebs? I'm expecting a knock on the door any minute.....
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Level 37
Apr 18, 2014
Even if they are flagged, I *hope* that they would examine the context before investigating every use of those words - think of how many movies are described as "bombs."
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Level 78
Feb 11, 2022
But then the bad guys would get smart and start tossing in a google search for Waterworld after every evil interwebs session.
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Level 43
Nov 7, 2013
20/24 best i can do.
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Level 86
Jan 12, 2014
100% with 2:32 left. surprised so many knew Japanese comic book style, I pulled that answer out of some obscure part of my brain. Yet the weakest answer is the Mekong river which should be easy after it was a feature of the Vietnam War.
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Level 56
May 6, 2022
Yeah, I pulled the Japanese comic book answer out of the deepest parts of my brain.
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Level 77
Jun 12, 2014
For once I got them all and no cheating. 3:47 left on the clock. Gandhi's name took most time and a second one I had to think about for a second was nearsightedness.
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Level 84
Jun 18, 2014
Maxilla is also a jaw bone beginning with M
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Level 71
Sep 4, 2018
Yes. I think maxilla should be allowed.
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Level 63
Sep 5, 2018
maxilla is definitely not the jawbone, if anything it is the cheekbone
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Level 75
Jul 18, 2014
Wretched Japanese comics! Only one I missed.
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Level 75
Aug 19, 2015
Just took it again, and it's still the only one I missed. Not willing use my dwindling brain cell space to commit it to memory, I suppose.
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2014
Got 'em all with 2:29 to go. Okay, I cheated a little on Mozilla -- I use Firefox and couldn't let that one pass....
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Level 68
Aug 19, 2015
100%. Easiest "Letter" Answer Quiz on the site.
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Level 86
Aug 23, 2015
too easy 100% with 3:18 leftover.
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Level 73
Mar 18, 2016
Yeah, not so sure the Maori count as "indigenous". The Maori have only been in New Zealand for less than 800 years (only ~200 before the Dutch arrived.) Maybe change it to "early settlers."
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2017
Yes, this is a debatable issue, though it is generally accepted Maori are indigenous.
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Level 78
Feb 11, 2022
It's very debatable. When is it old enough to be indigenous? There was nobody else there first, so they're the first culture to develop there. Humans didn't just spring up around the world, after all. So when is it old enough to be considered indigenous? Are Metis people indigenous to Canada? What's the literal definition of "indigenous" that you're using as an authority?
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Level 53
Sep 4, 2018
yeah nah
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Level 51
Dec 13, 2016
3.44 left, tried myalgia and muscle cramp before going with malaria for quinine use
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Level 62
Apr 6, 2017
100% with 4:00 left on the clock.... I need to get out more often...
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2018
Boy do I feel stupid for missing Madagascar. And myopia... Even though I HAVE myopia.
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Level 56
Sep 4, 2018
Missed Madagascar and Mekong. Geography is my kryptonite.
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Level 21
Sep 4, 2018
Isn't Australia the biggest island in the Indian Ocean? I think so, I don't really consider it a continent, not ONLY Australia, all of Oceania is a continent, but I guess Australia is not.
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Level 65
Sep 4, 2018
A lot of people and books consider it a continent.
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Level 73
Sep 4, 2018
1. Australia is not "in" the Indian Ocean, the west coast is one of the borders

2. Australia is a continent (or very large island) located within the geographic area broadly known as Oceania

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Level 34
Sep 4, 2021
Well it is not the biggest island starting with M is it?
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Level 45
Feb 26, 2019
The first thing that came into my head for #1 was Moon. *sigh* No, I'm not five, just stupid.
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Level 70
Aug 1, 2019
you were not alone and (probably..) not stupid. Just have a photographic memory/ easily influenced. That picture up top subconsciously made me think moon (whether or not it really is the moon in that picture) so it was the first answer my mind eagerly threw at me. But I read well before I typed, so I could kerb the enthusiasm of my mind. Reason over impulse ;)
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Level 60
Sep 18, 2020
I know this is a bit of an odd to say, but I wish you didn't underline the space in the first caveat! :) I love how you almost never underline the spaces in caveats on quizzes - it makes it look really nice
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Level 60
Sep 26, 2020
*odd thing
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Level 65
Nov 27, 2023
how did i miss Madonna??
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Level 65
Jan 3, 2024
Melbourne is currently the largest city in Australia as of very recently. Considering how close in population it and Sydney are, they may flop back and forth. Probably best to just say "one of the two largest cities"
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Level 61
Jan 3, 2024
"The maxilla (pl.: maxillae /mækˈsɪliː/) in vertebrates is the upper fixed (not fixed in Neopterygii) bone of the jaw formed from the fusion of two maxillary bones"

Litterally from Wikipedia, I didn't get why it didn't work.

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Level 59
Jan 4, 2024
mandibula (latin) should work as well but it doesn't