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Multiple Choice General Knowledge #1

Can you answer these multiple-choice general knowledge questions?
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Last updated: May 6, 2020
First submittedFebruary 12, 2019
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1. What is the longest that an elephant has ever lived? (That we know of)
17 years
49 years
86 years
142 years
2. How many rings are on the Olympic flag?
None
4
5
7
The five rings represent Africa, America, Asia, Australia, and Europe
3. What is a tarsier?
A bird
A lizard
A primate
4. How did Spider-Man get his powers?
Bitten by a radioactive spider
Born with them
Military experiment gone awry
Woke up with them after a strange dream
5. In darts, what's the most points you can score with a single throw?
20
50
60
100
6. Which of these animals does NOT appear in the Chinese zodiac?
Bear
Dog
Dragon
Rabbit
7. Who are known as Brahmins?
Members of India's highest caste
Surfers in California
It's a totally made up word
8. How many holes are on a standard bowling ball?
2
3
5
10
9. Does coffee naturally contain caffeine - or is it added later?
Natural
Added later
10. What are the main colors on the flag of Spain?
Black and yellow
Blue and white
Green and white
Red and yellow
11. What is the name of this symbol: ¶
Biltong
Fermata
Interrobang
Pilcrow
12. In the nursery rhyme, how many blackbirds were baked in a pie?
4
11
24
99
13. What is a pomelo?
A breed of dog
An old-fashioned punching bag
The largest citrus fruit
14. Who killed Greedo?
Hannibal Lecter
Han Solo
Hermione Granger
Hercules
15. Are giant pandas a type of bear?
Yes
No
The giant panda is one of the eight species in the family Ursidae. Look it up!
16. How many points is the letter X worth in English-language Scrabble?
None
8
11
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Level 64
Feb 13, 2019
I wonder how many wrong guessers for #8 chose "It's a totally made up word" for the fun of it.
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Level 70
Feb 19, 2019
I only knew it wasn't an interrobang! But upon further reflection, it does seem kind of weird that I know what the symbol *means*, but had never in my life heard or even thought of what it might be called.
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2020
I wonder who picked biltong?
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Level 76
May 4, 2022
I think you're referring to #11.
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Level 54
May 4, 2022
get clapped kiddos. 14/16 = 98.6% better than yall
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Level 76
May 4, 2022
I think you're referring to #7.
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Level 24
Nov 7, 2022
not me
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Level 45
Feb 13, 2019
Cool Quiz! Can't wait to see more of these in the future!
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Level 83
Feb 21, 2019
While I was spending too much of my time at university in the student bar, I clearly spent too much of my time at the bar playing pool instead of darts. Only one I got wrong.
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Level 59
Mar 21, 2019
Sounds like time well spent!
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Level 70
Mar 21, 2019
I am highly disappointed that only 67% knew that Han Solo killed Greedo. I'm just hoping that the other 33% didn't choose Hermione Granger...
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2019
I did
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Level 76
Apr 19, 2020
I did. Never known what 'Han Solo' or 'Greedo' were.
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Level 80
Aug 20, 2020
not everybody is obsessed or cares about Star wars .
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Level 59
Jun 25, 2021
I love Star Wars, especially the first movies, but I have to admit I have no idea who Greedo is (I'm bad with names). However, thanks to many quizzes, I knew the answer this time.
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Level 43
Oct 3, 2021
I don't care about star wars
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Level 67
May 4, 2022
To be fair, "Greedo" could just as easily be some Harry Potter BS.
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Level 67
Mar 21, 2019
I was taught that there is dispute about whether the panda is a bear or raccoon, but the internet says that dispute has been settled in favor of the bear. I also thought an inner bull's eye was worth 100, but apparently I was wrong about that too. It's only 50.
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Level 72
Apr 19, 2020
Of course it's not a raccoon. Look at it.
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Level 67
May 4, 2022
Look at the red panda. It looks more like a raccoon than a bear. And besides, looking at things is not really a great scientific approach.
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Level 71
May 4, 2022
Red pandas aren't really pandas though.

Wikipedia: "The red panda's place on the evolutionary tree has been debated, but modern genetic evidence places it in close affinity with raccoons, weasels and skunks. It is not closely related to the giant panda, which is a bear, though both possess elongated wrist bones or 'false thumbs' used for grasping bamboo."

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Level 67
May 4, 2022
I know. I was just pointing out that "look at it" is a bad approach. And it was fairly recently settled that even the giant panda is a bear. It also has characteristics of a raccoon, so there was debate in the scientific community about how to classify it. Obviously, its size and shape say "bear," but its teeth, snout, and grip are closer to those of the raccoon. I think it was on the basis of DNA coding that it was determined the panda is truly a bear. That's pretty much the opposite of "just look at it."
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Level 42
Aug 4, 2020
I spent years of my childhood telling people that pandas are not bears, as I learnt that they were definitively part of the raccoon family. I've got some words to have with the encyclopedia that decided to phrase it as that rather than saying it was under dispute, and I'd better hope nobody remembers and calls me out on it! When did they find out they are actually bears?
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Level 71
May 4, 2022
I'm pretty sure that it's still entirely arbitrary based on human perception. I don't think they're running around and cataloguing the genetic code of species to determine the correct lineage of species.
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Level 68
May 5, 2022
There's probably not a lot of running involved, but species do get reclassified when better (i.e. genetic) information makes clear that such a change is appropriate.
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Level 62
Mar 21, 2019
I got the panda bear question wrong cuz I got it crossed up in my mind thinking about how a *koala* bear is actually a marsupial.
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Level 54
Aug 16, 2019
Correct name is koala not koala bear
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Level 63
Oct 22, 2019
Holy crap I did that too! Didn’t realize I made that mistake until I read your comment *^%#@&$!
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2019
I'm feeling relatively pleased to be among the 8% who didn't know that Spiderman was bitten by a radioactive spider yet among the 39% who can classifiy a tarsier. Better than the other way round methinks.

Jetpunk snob.

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Level 51
Feb 4, 2021
It's probably better off to know both. General knowledge covers many topics, including those you might think are beneath you.
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Level 63
Mar 11, 2020
ummm, the most points that you can get in darts is 50 not 60
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Level 72
Apr 19, 2020
Treble twenty! The highest score for a 3-dart throw is ooooooooooooooooooone huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuundred and eeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiightyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Level 30
May 4, 2022
I heard that in my head as i was reading it
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2021
ummm, someone hasn't had enough of a mis-spent youth. Best to check these things before posting
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Level 32
Apr 19, 2020
I only knew 7, but got another 4 right just by guessing lol
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Level 60
Dec 4, 2020
I'm sorry, what nursery rhyme was this?!
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Level 52
Jan 6, 2021
"24 Blackbirds Baked in a Pie"
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Level 72
Aug 25, 2021
Sing a song of sixpence,

A pocket full of rye.

Four and twenty blackbirds,

baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened

The birds began to sing;

Wasn't that a dainty dish,

To set before the king.

The king was in his counting house,

Counting out his money;

The queen was in the parlor,

Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden,

Hanging out the clothes,

When down came a blackbird

And pecked off her nose.

And shortly after that,

there came a little wren,

As she sat upon a chair,

and put it on again.

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Level 54
Mar 23, 2021
You'd know the tarsier one if you're a Filipino :)
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Level 42
May 4, 2022
Never watched star wars
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Level 61
Jul 6, 2022
Good for you.