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U Answers Quiz #2

Can you guess these random things that start with the letter U?
All answers are a single word
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: December 22, 2021
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First submittedMay 2, 2015
Times taken28,700
Average score65.0%
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Clue
Answer
Mountain range dividing Europe and Asia
Urals
Consists of at least 100 billion galaxies
Universe
Tomb of the _______ Soldier
Unknown
Sprinter Bolt
Usain
Robotic archenemy of the Avengers
Ultron
Mr. Heep of the novel "David Copperfield"
Uriah
Bear constellation, major or minor
Ursa
Perfect place imagined by Thomas More
Utopia
Place for cremated ashes
Urn
The crime of lending money with
a high interest rate
Usury
Clue
Answer
Neighbor of Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Deutschland ____ alles
Über
Japanese wheat noodle
Udon
Arm bone. Companion of the radius.
Ulna
Small submachine gun, first made in Israel
Uzi
R&B singer or wedding attendant
Usher
Makers of the game "Assassin's Creed"
Ubisoft
Substance mined for in the movie "Avatar"
Unobtanium
Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and this
Umami
Persecuted ethnic minority of
northwest China
Uyghurs
42 Comments
+3
Level 50
May 15, 2015
Can you add some alternates to Uzi? I tried uzzi, uzzy, uzzey, uzzie, uzzee...
+16
Level 43
Aug 4, 2019
Come on everyone knows how to spell that.
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Level 65
Feb 3, 2020
Really? Three words only and you want to see complicated misspellings accepted?
+1
Level 77
May 28, 2015
Usurping? Or usurp* as accetable, please? And I couldn't remember it was udon, just "udo".
+6
Level 56
Apr 5, 2016
"Usurping" is when you take control of a government by overthrowing the leader(s).
+4
Level 77
Dec 24, 2021
You kinda make a sound like “usurp” when you eat noodles. Maybe that’s what he’s referring to.
+3
Level 56
Jun 13, 2022
i seriously hope that's not the case
+1
Level 74
Oct 28, 2022
Slurping when you eat noodles is common and totally normitivised in many places, including Japan.
+2
Level 43
Apr 5, 2016
Could you please accept Ueber for Über?
+2
Level ∞
Apr 5, 2016
Okay
+10
Level 80
Apr 6, 2016
Uyghurs is a tough one to spell. I tried several variations like uygurs, urghars, urghers, uygars....
+2
Level 84
Apr 7, 2016
I gave up after Ugars.
+3
Level 71
Aug 4, 2019
I figured "urghurs" was so close that it must not be the answer!
+2
Level 68
Aug 7, 2019
I tried several things too including ugyars
+1
Level 86
Dec 22, 2021
Took me about 10 tries but I finally got something close enough to be accepted.
+2
Level 85
Dec 23, 2021
I'm absolutely horrid at spelling but uyghur isn't all that difficult -- uyghur or uighur, after that, in a quiz like this, its not acceptable.
+6
Level 46
Apr 9, 2016
Adding alternative spellings to answers is not really the way to go as there is normally only one way to correctly spell the answer,the best bet is learn to spell correctly and not get the quizmaker to constantly add alternative and incorrect spelling to quizzes.Else where does it all end?
+1
Level 65
Feb 3, 2020
I completely agree with you! It's getting ridiculous, so many misspellings already accepted and people always begging for more.
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Level 56
Jun 13, 2022
this isn't a spelling competition, and not all words are natively written in latin script and specifically english letters that don't have accents. as such, there are several ways to spell things like uyghur
+11
Level 85
Dec 22, 2021
The ethnic group in question has 5 different acceptable spellings listed on Wikipedia. Which one do you want me to memorize?
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Level 71
Oct 28, 2022
I don't think anyone disagrees that different correct variations of a word should be accepted, especially in the case of alternate transliterations (Qaddafi, Ghaddaffi, yogurt, yoghurt, etc.) I suspect the complainer is talking about accepting misspellings, like uzzy for Uzi and the like.

That said, I'd love for the "acceptable misspellings" to be assigned to answers in such a way that you can select "strict spelling" or "loose spelling" as an option (and note here: I don't mean alternate correct spellings, I mean misspellings). I use Jetpunk as a tool for learning trivia and I would like to make myself use acceptable spellings, which is why it's so maddening when I can never actually type "pittsburgh" correctly-spelled because some people can't spell it. However, doing so would require different sets regexes for answers in many contexts and a different structure for quizzes, so I doubt it is practical.

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Level 82
Nov 7, 2016
A soup may have udon in it, but udon is not a soup. It is a noodle.
+4
Level ∞
Dec 22, 2021
Five years later - it's fixed!
+1
Level 76
Feb 21, 2020
It never occurred to me that "Sprinter Bolt" referred to a name, otherwise I would have gotten it
+3
Level 67
Mar 29, 2020
Couldn't spell uyghur
+4
Level 84
Dec 21, 2021
Having "Deutschland über alles" without any context in this quiz doesn't sit right with me. There's a strong connection to the nazi times with that line and exaggerating it a bit you wouldn't ask for "____ Hitler" in a quiz, you'd at least say "Nazi greeting: _____ Hitler" or something like that.

Please change the clue along the lines of "Nazi-Germany national anthem: Deutschland _____ alles" or remove it completely.

+7
Level ∞
Dec 22, 2021
But it wasn't really a Nazi anthem was it? It was introduced in 1922 during the Weimar era.

In fact, the national anthem is still in use today, although after the fall of the Nazis only the 3rd stanza is sung.

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Level 78
Dec 23, 2021
The anthem as a whole is still in use but the first stanza, containing "Deutschland über alles" = "Germany above all", is controversial to say the least. When written in 1841, it was a call for Germans to put aside their differences and form one nation. But when the Nazis took over, it was increasingly understood along the lines that Germany is better than other countries. So in fact these words have acquired a strong Nazi connection. That is why the first (as well as the second) stanzas are never officially sung. The current German president once said in a speech that Germans shall never say "Deutschland über alles" again. A few years ago, the Chilean president had to apologize after writing the line in a government guestbook in Berlin.
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Level 78
Dec 23, 2021
Not necessarily a call on my part to remove the question though. Or if I'd remove the question then for the reason that an Ü is not a U, as the dots are not mere stylizations but change the pronounciation and the meaning.
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Level 68
Oct 28, 2022
camus is right. Also, there is a difference in German between "Deutschland über alles", which means "Germany above everything else" (as in, let's put our petty regional differences aside and build a nation-state) and "Deutschland über allen/allem", which would mean "Germany above everyone else". While it is often understood as the second meaning, it is actually the first one that is originally intended.
+3
Level 68
Oct 28, 2022
As a German, I also agree with quizmaster, here. The song is widely-known, it's a part of history. Putting it in a quiz in no way condones it or the Nazis, or condemns present-day Germany, or anything. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having this as an answer on a quiz.
+1
Level 68
Oct 28, 2022
Finally, fun fact:

while many people will argue about the first and third stanzas, nobody seems to bother with the second one, which is undoubtedly the most fun one! It's about singing, and drinking, and women!

Here is the English translation of that second stanza:

German women, German loyalty,

German wine and German song,

Shall retain, throughout the world,

Their old respected fame,

To inspire us to noble deeds

For the length of our lives.

German women, German loyalty,

German wine and German song.

+3
Level 66
Dec 25, 2021
I got it thanks to the Dead Kennedys rather than dead Nazis.
+1
Level 84
Dec 25, 2021
And apparently, years later, Mr. Heep made a cameo in "Paint Your Wagon" as the wind.
+1
Level 79
Dec 28, 2021
That was "Maria" but pronounced like Mariah. They call the wind Maria.
+3
Level 69
Oct 28, 2022
Technically usury is only a crime if the lender is lending money at an interest rate higher than that permitted by law. Just lending money at high interest rates isn't a crime - just look at all the irresponsible but legal pay day loan companies out there!
+3
Level 66
Oct 28, 2022
I forgot how silly "unobtanium" is as a plot device. Also threw in Ultron as a guess. Hooray for free points!
+1
Level 82
Oct 28, 2022
Pretty sure they put that in as a place holder and forgot to go back and change it. Such low effort world building.
+1
Level 62
Mar 1, 2024
Honestly it feels like the sort of tacky name the company in the film would create
+1
Level 67
May 19, 2023
15, didn't even see the Ultron one otherwise would've gotten it
+1
Level 63
Nov 21, 2023
Only got Uriah Heap because I knew about the band. Never even knew there was a book called David Copperfield.
+2
Level 77
Dec 27, 2023
Assassin's Creed changed my life. If only it had come out when I was still in college. It's not easy to grow in the USA with a name like Ezio...