Multiple Choice General Knowledge #2

Can you answer these multiple-choice general knowledge questions?
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1. Are women required by law to wear headscarves in Iran?
2. What is taxidermy?
Another word for tax evasion
Classification of species into categories
The art of stuffing animal remains for display
The artistic trimming of hedges
3. Where would you be most likely to see an epitaph?
At the bottom of a page
At a zoo
On a boat
On a tombstone
4. What famous book did Marie Kondo write?
The Amazing Art of Going to the Bathroom
Eating Cheese: Why You Should Never Do It
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
The Simple Act of Making Breakfast
5. What is the title of the rock song that starts "Jeremiah was a bullfrog"?
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Joy to the World
Sympathy for the Devil
Whole Lotta Love
6. Are there any fish that have teeth?
7. Who is Jamie Oliver?
A celebrity chef
A former member of the boy band "One Direction"
A Shakespearean actor
An underwear model
8. What is Times New Roman?
A font
A mathematical function
A newspaper
A religious movement
9. Which of the following is a portmanteau?
A man, a plan, a canal. Panama!
Jumbo shrimp
Flamingo dancing
10. Which of these islands is furthest south?
11. Which of these is furthest from the sun?
Asteroid belt
12. Which of these words is spelled incorrectly?
13. Does a piano have more white keys or black keys?
White keys
Black keys
The same number
14. Where would you find the Spanish Steps?
New York City
15. Which of the following is NOT a type of cheese?
16. Which of these colors is closest to chartreuse?
Yellow green
Level 87
Mar 28, 2019
Actually, Times New Roman is a typeface. (14 point Times New Roman, e.g., is a font.) See: wikipedia (typeface -- terminology)
Level ∞
Mar 28, 2019
This distinction seems outdated. According to Wiktionary, one definition of font is: "In digital typesetting, a set of glyphs in a single style, representing one or more alphabets or writing systems, or the computer code representing it."
Level 73
Jun 6, 2022
Usage may be changing, but I think the case for keeping the terms separate is still valid. Professional typographers would not conflate the two, and I'd lean on deferring to them. (Though you are the master of quizzes, so who am I to quibble?)
Level 69
Mar 29, 2019
Kudos for the wrong clues in the Marie Kondo question. My summer plans now include writing the upcoming bestseller "Eating Cheese: Why You Should Never Do It", followed up in 2020 by "Eating Cheese: Kalamata Is Not One".
Level 83
Apr 2, 2019
Is the headscarf thing new in Iran?
Level 74
Apr 2, 2019
Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has been unusual amongst Islamic countries in that it requires women of any religion to wear headscarves. Before that, the shah outlawed the headscarf. Sadly, there are many places in the world where people try to control other people's clothing choices. E.g. France outlaws burqinis (modest bathing attire); Quebec just prohibited public servants from wearing headscarves along with many other religious garments/symbols; last week security personnel at the British Columbia Legislature censured female politicians for having bare arms. However, this quiz question is not entirely correct -- in Iran a woman who shaves her head completely is not required to wear a headscarf.
Level 82
Jun 11, 2019
We shouldn't conflate a government trying to control someone's clothing or body with a government trying to prevent others from controlling someone's clothing or body.
Level 68
Jun 12, 2019
Good comment.
Level 82
Jun 14, 2019
Wan, do you feel the same way about laws against slavery? If someone is keeping a slave that they beat, mistreat, and force to do as they wish, is it just an abusive relationship and between the slave and his master to resolve? Because I've lived in countries where hijab was mandatory and women in some of those countries are essentially slaves. Transporting people from those countries to another place with different laws or traditions doesn't usually change the mentality or the nature of the relationship between owner (mahram) and property. If a slave is faced with a choice of obeying their master or being beaten or killed it's not a true choice. It's a complex and fraught issue but I feel like people from places that are little exposed to the culture that produces these things, like in the USA for instance, don't really understand it.
Level 69
Feb 27, 2020
There is a big difference between forcing someone to wear something and not being allowed to wear certain things, more so when you are only not allowed to wear it at work.
Level 68
Oct 29, 2020
Freedom of religion is always freedom of religion within the boundaries set by the law. It doesn't mean you can do whatever you want because it's your religion, it means that the law shouldn't target any behaviours on purely religious grounds. If your religion calls for burning women at the stake, you are most emphatically NOT free to do that - not in any civilised country, that is.
Level 28
Jun 11, 2019

Chartreuse is a yellow/green but it would be very easy for people to put pink as some remember the crayola crayon that was chartreuse put a red/pink. Mandela effect...

Level 79
Jun 12, 2019
Very surprised that so few people knew the correct spelling of 'cemetery'.
Level 68
Jun 13, 2019
Yeah, cemetary just looks wrong.
Level 69
Feb 27, 2020
That was my thought, English is not my language, but it immediately stood out and looked wrong. But reading the comments apparently the cause of the low score is mainly to be attributed to judgment/judgement, if there was another word instead of judgement the score might not be so extremely low. Still, having another word in there that apparently causes confusion is no excuse for not recognizing cemetery is spelled wrong.

but I guess people's eyes first saw the other one and didnt look any further to double check

Level 68
Jun 4, 2022
I thought that it is spelt sematary
Level 62
Jun 15, 2019
Marie Kondo? wrote a famous? book?
Level ∞
Apr 24, 2022

In other news, my 45 year old friend didn't know what a churro was until last weekend.

Level 67
Jun 4, 2022
I thought the selections for the multiple choice made it a little too easy.
Level 69
Jun 4, 2022
There are two asteroid belts in the solar system, you should specify which for the furthest from the sun question.
Level 81
Jun 4, 2022
Nope. One is called the Asteroid Belt and the other is called the Kuiper Belt. The Asteroid Belt is specifically the one between Mars and Jupiter.
Level 89
Jun 4, 2022
Love the wrong answers on the portmanteau question -- a palindrome, an oxymoron, and a malapropism.
Level 53
Jun 5, 2022
Very confusing as I always had taught portmanteau was like a briefcase. I am not sure where I got that from but you learn something new
Level 60
Mar 5, 2023
It is a briefcase but a second meaning is a blending of two words, such as breakfast+lunch=brunch
Level 71
Oct 4, 2023
My Chambers dictionary reckons that it was Lewis Caroll who dreamt up this usage; apparently the sense is that the portmanteau word packs in bits of other words.
Level 53
Jun 5, 2022
I am so proud of myself I watched Marie Kondo on Netflix.
Level 33
Oct 2, 2022
Never heard of marie kondo before so that was a surprise