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What two major cities have neighborhoods known as Soho?
Who devised the theory of relativity while working as a patent clerk in Bern?
What rare disease sparked international concern after killing thousands in West Africa in 2014?
What world capital city starts with the letter Q?
What deadly sin is also known as "jealousy"?
Who has been the de-facto leader of Russia since 2000?
What three languages was the Bible originally written in?
What is the second letter in the Greek alphabet?
What gland, starting with the letter p, helps regulate human growth?
What is the only country where Kurdish is an official language?
In what activity might a world champion have an Elo rating of 2800?
What name in English is equivalent to the Italian name Enrico?
What language does the word "emoji" come from?
What prefix is the opposite of the prefix "eu"?
What island's first European settlement was started by Erik the Red?
What does an autodidact do without the assistance of others?
What tree-like creatures inhabited the land of Middle Earth?
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(56)
The Elo question had my stuck for a while. The Elo system was adopted from chess and applied to online gaming. I eventually got chess, but only after trying E-sports, gaming, competitive gaming, online gaming, computer gaming, starcraft, league of legends, etc.

Maybe you could clarify the question to reflect that this activity is where Elo was invented? Or possibly allow online gaming/esports to the accepted answers since Elo is used there also. Just my 2 cents
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May 3, 2017
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And the number is pretty close too. Champions in games I'm familiar with have Elo rankings in the 2,000's to 4,000's
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May 3, 2017
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Nah Whilst online gaming as become a pretty a big thing in recent times, Elo historically pertains to chess and is undoubtedly most known in that context. Also, Elo is only specific to certain gaming platforms, whereas it is uniform in chess.
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Jun 12, 2017
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Took a while to guess the prefix as all I could think of was eukaryote/prokaryote...
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May 4, 2017
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yep. Me too. I typed pro, po, ro, por thinking that QM screwed up. Apparently looking for Eutopia/Dystopia.
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May 4, 2017
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In general use, eu- has a slightly different meaning than in scientific circles. In general use, eu- means "good, well", which is the opposite of dys-, which means "bad, ill, evil".

In scientific use, eu- means "true, genuine" instead of "good, well". I wouldn't quite call pro- an opposite since pro- means "forward, advancing". Eukaryotes have a membrane-bound nucleus, whereas when the coin was termed, i can only speculate that scientists at the time thought that prokaryotes were "forward or advancing" towards a membrane bound nucleus.
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May 4, 2017
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I tried Pro a couple of times.
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May 5, 2017
Dys is the best answer. I'll grudgingly accept "pro" as well.
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May 5, 2017
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Happened to guess "pro" when thinking of eulogy and prology. Those aren't really opposites though, it's a bit of a long stretch.
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May 7, 2017
(72)
What about Caco ? Like in euphony/cacophony?
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May 8, 2017
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I was only thinking of the scientific meaning of "true," so I tried pseudo, and when that didn't work I couldn't think of anything else
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Jun 12, 2017
(50)
Hey, that's a cool username, but the taxon is actually spelled PhalAcrocorax.
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Jun 12, 2017
(50)
Quizmaster, you should do one on Texas, maybe the Dallas Cowboys
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May 4, 2017
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I messed up on the first question. Kept thinking of Soho in Hong Kong!
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Jun 12, 2017
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I thought it was "arameic", dang it! But somehow I got "dys" while guessing languages...
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Jun 12, 2017
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Nice quiz! A point - Envy is wanting what someone else has, whilst jealousy is thinking that others want something that you have. So if you have a bike, I could feel envious in that I wish I had it. You could feel jealous of anyone going near it for fear of them taking it. So they are both sides of an idea, but not synonymous. Thanks again for the quiz
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Jun 12, 2017
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Aargh I couldn't seem to spell aramaic for the life of me
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Jun 12, 2017
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Huorns are another tree-like creature that inhabited Middle Earth; it should be accepted as an alternate answer.
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Jun 12, 2017
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I really wish there was a bit more specificity when it came to "The Bible" (maybe the "Christian Bible")?
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Jun 13, 2017
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