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100 General Knowledge Questions of Varying Difficulty

Can you answer these 100 general knowledge questions - each one of which was guessed correctly a different percentage of the time?
Mostly from our featured general knowledge quizzes with a few exceptions
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Last updated: March 26, 2020
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First submittedOctober 23, 2019
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100
Who was the first U.S. President?
George Washington
99
Better late than when?
Never
98
What does the H stand for in H2O?
Hydrogen
97
What type of factory do Oompa Loompas work in?
Chocolate
96
What, primarily, do giant pandas eat?
Bamboo
95
What is the capital of Ireland?
Dublin
94
What does James Bond have a license to do?
Kill
93
Who was almost totally deaf when he wrote his ninth and final symphony?
Ludwig van Beethoven
92
What is the name of the colored part of the eye?
Iris
91
What disease killed approximately 40% of Europe's population in 1346–1353?
Black Death
90
What usually has three leaves, but in about 1/5000 cases has four or more?
Clover
89
Until 1903, what stimulant was added to Coca-Cola?
Cocaine
88
What is Mario and Luigi's occupation?
Plumber
87
According to Greek legend, who opened the box that contained
all the world's troubles?
Pandora
86
Who is the world record holder for the men's 100m and 200m sprints?
Usain Bolt
85
Who founded Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg
84
What city are you in if you land at LAX?
Los Angeles
83
What company makes fragrance No. 5?
Chanel
82
A spoonful of sugar helps the what go down?
Medicine
81
Who wrote "The Lord of the Rings"?
J.R.R.Tolkien
80
What is Superman's achilles heel?
Kryptonite
79
Although not current, what is the most well-known scale for measuring
earthquake intensity?
Richter
78
What is the biggest island in the United States?
Hawaii
77
What is the Soviet version of an astronaut?
Cosmonaut
76
What is the name of the fictional doctor who talks to animals?
Doctor Dolittle
75
What comes in French, Russian, and Thousand Island varieties?
Salad Dressing
74
What are members of the church of Latter-Day Saints commonly known as?
Mormons
73
What country lies on Egypt's southern border?
Sudan
72
What does the V stand for in ROYGBIV?
Violet
71
What is deer meat called?
Venison
70
What is the last name of musical brothers Nick, Joe, and Kevin?
Jonas
69
What is the Spanish word for bull?
Toro
68
What is 6 + 5 * 4 + 3 * 2 + 1?
33
67
Excluding external territories, what is the southernmost country on earth?
Chile
66
Which country's royal family included Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly?
Monaco
65
What Los Angeles street gang is rivals with the Crips?
Bloods
64
Who narrated the British version of "Planet Earth"?
David Attenborough
63
What layer of the earth comes between the core and the crust?
Mantle
62
What is the literal translation of the German word "Kindergarten"?
Children's Garden
61
What was the name of the rabbit in the movie "Bambi"?
Thumper
60
What river separates Texas and Mexico?
Rio Grande
59
What was founded in 1933 with the intention of lasting 1,000 years,
but in actuality only lasted 12?
Third Reich
58
What is the name for the crime of lying under oath?
Perjury
57
Who supposedly died at age 42 in 1977 - although some people
aren't so sure?
Elvis Presley
56
What was the Democratic Republic of the Congo known as from 1971–1997?
Zaire
55
What was the deadliest battle in the American Civil War?
Battle of Gettysburg
54
Who was the demon barber of Fleet Street?
Sweeney Todd
53
What is the most common surname in Korea?
Kim
52
Who is (usually) pursued by Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde?
Pac-Man
51
Who was Jacob Marley's business partner?
Ebenezer Scrooge
50
What famous actor's last name means "baby goose"?
Ryan Gosling
49
What is either a type of bird or a chain of islands off the coast of Africa?
Canary
48
What are Assam and Ceylon?
Types of Tea
47
What body of water connects the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean?
Panama Canal
46
What is the plural of quantum?
Quanta
45
U2 is a band. What is a U-2?
Airplane
44
What mostly-dead language was used to write the Hindu Vedas?
Sanskrit
43
In Canada, what holiday happens on the second Monday of October?
Thanksgiving
42
What company is synonymous with ice resurfacing machines?
Zamboni
41
What term refers to the last runner in a relay race?
Anchor
40
What herb, common in Mexican food, tastes like soap to people
who have a certain gene?
Cilantro
39
What conquistador conquered the Aztecs?
Hernán Cortés
38
What island was the center of Minoan civilization?
Crete
37
What is the word for a pile of rocks that marks a hiking trail?
Cairn
36
What type of bird is featured on the Canadian $1 coin?
Common Loon
35
What disease is associated with hydrophobia?
Rabies
34
What metallic element, starting with C, is used to make blue pigments?
Cobalt
33
What candy was given to E.T.?
Reese's Pieces
32
What lip-syncing duo had the hit "Blame it on the Rain"?
Milli Vanilli
31
What is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner's stage name?
Sting
30
Who wrote "The Audacity of Hope"?
Barack Obama
29
What is Indiana Jones's real first name?
Henry
28
What country has a population of over 150 million but has never
won an Olympic medal?
Bangladesh
27
What company dominates the diamond industry?
De Beers
26
What unit is defined as exactly 149,597,870,700 meters - the approximate
distance between the Earth and the Sun?
Astronomical Unit
25
What does an oenophile love?
Wine
24
What type of camel has two humps?
Bactrian
23
Bituminous and anthracite are types of what?
Coal
22
What is the only 6 letter word that ends in mt?
Dreamt
21
Who did Ringo Starr replace as drummer for The Beatles?
Pete Best
20
What sport is sometimes called the "sweet science"?
Boxing
19
What zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only?
The White Zone
18
In what country would you find the world's largest stadium:
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium?
North Korea
17
What movie coined the phrase "there can be only one"?
Highlander
16
What dwarf planet, named after the Greek goddess of discord,
is heavier than Pluto?
Eris
15
Who sculpted "The Burghers of Calais"?
Auguste Rodin
14
In what game can you get 50 extra points for using all of your tiles?
Scrabble
13
What is pulchritude?
Beauty
12
Who originally recorded the song "Respect", famously covered
by Aretha Franklin?
Otis Redding
11
What movie featured the quote "Once again things that could have been
brought to my attention yesterday"?
The Wedding Singer
10
New Providence is the most populous island in which country?
Bahamas
9
What field of study is called "the dismal science"?
Economics
8
What is Zeno known for creating?
Paradoxes
7
What does the S stand for in "TTLS HIWWYA"?
Star
6
Who is the Greek goddess of agriculture?
Demeter
5
What is the term for a story or drawing made by several people,
where each person adds to it without seeing the work of the others?
Exquisite Corpse
4
What does "Nevada" mean in Spanish?
Snowy
3
Which town did the Pied Piper rid of rats?
Hamelin
2
What is the study of smells and olfactory processes?
Osmology
1
What name is given to the phobia of the dark?
Nyctophobia
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2022
Interestingly, the mean difference between the predicted percentage and the real percentage is 5.59%. On the geography version of this quiz, it's 10.34%.
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Level 57
Mar 26, 2020
It didnt accept Todd, its the only one that doesnt accept just the surname.
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Level ∞
Mar 26, 2020
Fixed now
+14
Level 30
Mar 26, 2020
Very US centered...
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Level 86
Mar 26, 2020
Indeed. For example, I still have no clue who the guys of number 70 are... it's a mystery to me that they are so well known by the quiztakers.
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Level 67
Mar 26, 2020
They're massively famous pop stars. Yes, they're American, but their fame is not limited to America, just as Adele's fame is not limited to the UK, nor is BTS's fame limited to South Korea.
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Level 86
Mar 26, 2020
Massively in North America, relatively in the rest of the world (and probably mostly among youngsters... but I was 24 when they began). So no, never heard of them here in Belgium, not even once. Whatever. I'm almost curious because they are meant to be a rock band though.
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Level 66
Mar 26, 2020
This quiz has been updated to accept more type-ins
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Level 72
Mar 26, 2020
Interesting to see that most of them remain fairly close to the percentage that they are meant to represent. The one with the biggest difference that I saw was the pied piper question, which is the 3% question but on this quiz is answered correctly 25% of the time right now.
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Level 72
Mar 26, 2020
Nevada also means "snowfall"
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Level 63
Mar 26, 2020
I thought Jacob Marley is one of the Marley brothers and so I guessed Obama as his business partner.
+1
Level 75
Mar 26, 2020
Richter measures magnitude, not intensity. The most known scales that measure intensity are Mercalli, modified Mercalli and Rossi-Forel (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/?term=intensity)
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Level 39
Mar 26, 2020
For the U-2 question, could you accept aircraft?
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Level 24
Mar 26, 2020
Or Plane
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2020
Plane already works
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Level 62
Mar 26, 2020
The get rate for Scrabble on this quiz is more what I'd expect - 14% seems really low for that clue.
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2020
ya, I thought the reference to tiles would be a giveaway for anyone who knows scrabble at all.
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2020
I wonder what caused such a large discrepancy. No other answer percentage is more than 20 points different at time of writing
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Level 31
Mar 26, 2020
Really need brakcets for that maths question, spent ages trying to figure it out. Also this is such an American/canadian orieted quiz, found alot of the cultural references perplexing
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2020
no you don't. The answer is exactly as it should be without bracketing. Brackets may make it clearer, but don't change it, though isn't that the point?
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2020
just use BEDMAS/PEDMAS and there is no need for brackets
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Level 71
Mar 26, 2020
can child's garden be accepted for kindergarten?
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Level 81
Mar 26, 2020
I kept putting Garden of Children, but then I saw the ' in the answer.
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Level 24
Mar 26, 2020
Or Child Garden or Children Garden...technically there's no possessive in the German...
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Level 72
Jul 1, 2022
I tried children garden
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2020
Kinder is a plural
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Level 24
Mar 26, 2020
I would like to suggest that Gettysburg be labeled the "turning point in the Civil War." While it was the bloodiest battle of the war, Antietam is more famous for being the bloodiest single-day of the war, whereas Gettysburg is known most as the turning point.
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Level 82
Mar 26, 2020
Gettysburg is also known as the bloodiest battle in the war. It just took more than one day. If you know Antietam then you should be able to get Gettysburg.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2020
I'm guessing if Antietam is the answer, it would no longer be the 55% question
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Level 82
Mar 27, 2020
right, that's the other thing. All of these questions were selected with the same hint and type-ins as on the quizzes they were taken on. If you start modifying them that kind of ruins it.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2020
If there's one thing Jetpunk quizzes should have taught me by now, it's Zamboni. But I've only got as far as remembering it begins with a 'Z'
+1
Level 79
Mar 26, 2020
Wow, I tried salad, sauce, gravy, seasoning etc. for Salad Dressing, but didn't try salad dressing itself!
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2020
Love this quiz. There could be a series of quizzes like this.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2020
Snow-covered should be accepted for Nevada because that is the more accurate term, according to the Internet.
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Level 70
Mar 27, 2020
I don't know if you have been in the top 10 before but congrats on being in it now!
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2020
I was a little piqued that one of Britain's greatest treasures wasn't accorded his correct title - SIR David Attenborough, if you please! He was the Head Boy at the time that my father attended the same school.
+1
Level 40
Mar 27, 2020
Fun quiz, 100 questions is quite a lot. A good idea might be to do the fun range between 75 and 25 percent. Challenging and achievable range for me.

Coriander for cilantro.

And child's play for children's play should be accepted.

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Level 60
Mar 27, 2020
Good quiz. But Sanskrit is nowhere a dead language. It is spoken by a whopping 2,360,821 people.
+2
Level 67
Mar 27, 2020
I think this is one of my favorite quizzes on this site.
+1
Level 54
Mar 27, 2020
Isn't Hawaii an archipelago and not an island?
+4
Level 82
Mar 28, 2020
Hawaii is the name of the largest island in the Hawaiian Islands archipelago. It's also the name of the US state of Hawaii, located on said archipelago.
+5
Level 50
Mar 28, 2020
The Penguin Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Namibia. Why are they not accepted?
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Level 73
Oct 24, 2021
I thought of Penguin Islands before Canary Islands as well. Opens a bag of worms, but it would be great to have it accepted.
+1
Level 74
Dec 1, 2021
They are even mentioned in the Namibia Country Quiz!
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Level 44
Mar 29, 2020
There should really be more leeway with translating "Kindergarten", since the literal translation is "childrengarden" you should really accept things like that or "garden of children". The german isn't necessarily possessive (the children are the inhabitants, not possessors of the garden).
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Level 71
Mar 29, 2020
Could also translate literally garten = yard.
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2020
Reese's Pieces is spelled with an s? Seriously?
+2
Level 27
Mar 30, 2020
please allow reece's pieces.
+1
Level 46
Mar 31, 2020
Question 22 is flawed - Exempt is a 6 letter word that ends in mt
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
picardfacepalm.jpg
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Level 52
Jan 6, 2021
I'm just gonna say "wow" and leave it at that
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2020
I typed in kosmonaut and it wasn't accepted. Then I started thinking "hmm, do you spell it with C in English?" So I erased just the K and the whole word disappeared. I was like "was osmonaut an answer to some other question?? No way!!" Turns out it was. Kinda...
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2022
Lol the same thing happened to me
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Level 43
May 21, 2020
Accept shamrock for clover?
+1
Level 92
Jun 5, 2020
I must have typed in childrens garden a dozen times, but it still didn't accept it? SOOO annoying.
+2
Level 67
Jun 8, 2020
Childs garden for childrens garden? I could have sworn I typed that in.
+1
Level ∞
Jun 8, 2020
Child's garden will work now.
+2
Level 74
Dec 1, 2021
Kinder is plural though
+1
Level 65
Aug 29, 2020
In Portuguese, Pied Piper is known as smth like "the Hamelin flutist" and I missed that one lol
+2
Level 43
Dec 11, 2020
Can you accept mormons without the s at the end?
+2
Level 68
Jan 28, 2021
Typed "kosmonaut"

Didn't work

Realised that it should be "cosmonaut"

Pressed "home" and "delete"

Tried to type "c", but before I could, my answer was accepted...

This is how I correctly guessed the 2% answer, which is apparently the hardest of the quiz! :D

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Level 58
Feb 2, 2021
The RED zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone.
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Level 83
Dec 11, 2022
Where are these zones?
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Level 28
Feb 15, 2021
don't accept eros for eris >:(
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Level 35
Feb 20, 2021
Eros is the god of love (same guy as Cupid). They're not the same gods.
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2021
Please accept aeroplane for airplane.
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Level 44
Apr 22, 2021
I don't wanna be THAT person... but these "general" knowledge questions are really only general knowledge to someone from the US or maybe nearby
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Level 62
May 28, 2021
Might just be where I learned it but that maths question took me a few tries to understand what it was even asking without formatting.
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Level 52
May 29, 2021
DEMETER IS ONLY 6%? WHAT IS THIS WORLD I'M LIVING IN?
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Level 71
Jun 1, 2021
Dang got 65 should have got 75 at the least
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Level 50
Mar 1, 2022
corriander for cilantro please?
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Level 40
Jul 1, 2022
Ah yes, snowy Nevada, VERY accurate, very accurate indeed.
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Level 54
Jul 1, 2022
United States general knowledge you mean? L quiz
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Level 89
Jul 1, 2022
Damn you're right. I forgot Hydrogen was American.
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Level 78
Jul 1, 2022
At least half of these questions are unrelated to anything American, other than the language (i.e., English).
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2022
Ah yes, the famous US writers Roald Dahl and JRR Tolkien; classic US characters like James Bond, Doctor Dolittle, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Sweeney Todd; along with well-known US people like Ludwig van Beethoven, Usain Bolt, David Attenborough, Prince Rainier, Hernan Cortes, Ringo Starr, Auguste Rodin, and Sting; and of course the US territories of Ireland, Europe, Greece, Crete, the USSR, Egypt, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Korea, the Canary Islands, Panama, Canada, Bangladesh, and the Bahamas; as well as uniquely US things like water, pandas, eyes, clover, Chanel, the Spanish language, arithmetic, the Earth's layers, Nazi Germany, tea, the Hindu Vedas, metallic elements, the diamond industry, astronomy, and camels.
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Level 82
Jul 1, 2022
Nyctophobia is fear of the night. Fear of the dark is lygophobia or scotophobia. The former of which I knew and was disappointed not to get points for, the latter of which I had to look up. Might want to adjust the clue or the answer - might be why so few get it right...
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Level 75
Jul 1, 2022
I insist: in question #79 the word "intensity" must be changed for "magnitude", as in seismology they refer to two different things, ergo, are measured in different scales. Intensity can be measured in Rossi-Forel scale, Mercalli and modified Mercalli; while magnitude can be measured in Local scale (generally known as "Richter"), Body-wave scale, surface-wave scale, energy class scale or moment magnitude scale (the standarized one now).
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2022
I’m pretty sure you know the answer if you know all that. Plus the question is what people generally think rather than what’s actually correct.
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Level 71
Jul 1, 2022
I'm surprised only 3% of people know the name of the town is Hamelin. I thought that was fairly well known.
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Level 84
Jul 1, 2022
Nope. Never heard of that. I just looked it up and found out that it's in Germany. I was trying cities in Ireland.
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2022
I’ve always heard it as the Pied Piper of Hamlet. Luckily Hamlin worked!
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Level 59
Jul 1, 2022
Damn I knew the last ten questions but never got to them
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Level 58
Jul 3, 2022
I know I should have gotten the Canary Islands for question 49 as they are far more relevant, but you should know that the Penguin Islands off the coast of Namibia also are a valid answer to the question.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_Islands

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Level 67
Jul 3, 2022
Actually The Battle of Schrute Farms was deadlier.
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Level 66
Jul 3, 2022
Argh my first answer for Nevada was "Snow" and then I spent ages typing "white" and random things.

Is Snow not close enough?

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Level 58
Jul 3, 2022
4 snowy???? wrong nevada means snowed, not snowy
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Level 55
Jul 6, 2022
Can Coriander be added with Cilantro as a viable answer? Cilantro is a US term and outside of the US the herb is called Coriander
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Level 76
Jul 7, 2022
Spanish native speaker here. "Nevada" means either "snowed" (as an adjective) or "snowfall", but never "snowy", that one is just plain wrong.
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Level 79
Jan 9, 2023
In the phrase Sierra Nevada what would it mean?
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Level 79
Sep 22, 2022
I tried 'snowing' for Nevada 😬
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Level 60
Dec 13, 2022
Lowest one I got was Demeter.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2023
Can you accept something like Nazi, Nazis, Nazi party, or Nazi Germany as a type in for question 59?
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Level 42
Mar 1, 2023
Agreed ^^^^
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Level 43
Mar 21, 2023
Maybe accept bomber for the U-2 question, I was very confused as to why that did not work
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Level 80
Sep 24, 2023
Because the U-2 is a spyplane, not a bomber.
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Level 52
Jul 10, 2023
Please accept snowfall for Nevada
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Level 36
Jul 21, 2023
Please accept Mormon (singular) too!!
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Level 25
Sep 6, 2023
This was a really fun quiz. I only got 20 though. I kept trying to type dromedary for the camel one just to find out it was bactrian.
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Level 57
Mar 2, 2024
please change 55 to schrute farms immediately.