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All That Glitters - A Quiz About Gold

Can you answer these random questions pertaining to gold?
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First submittedFebruary 8, 2019
Last updatedFebruary 11, 2019
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Who coined the phrase "all that glisters is not gold"?
William Shakespeare
What was the name of the famous gold rush of 1849?
California Gold Rush
What pseudo-science involved the efforts of pre-modern people to turn
base metals into gold?
Alchemy
What fort famously holds a large portion of the U.S. gold reserves?
Fort Knox
What Bond villain wanted to rob that fort?
Auric Goldfinger
What mineral is often called "fool's gold"?
Pyrite
What legendary Greek hero sought the Golden Fleece?
Jason
What African city got its start in the Witwatersrand Gold Rush of 1886?
Johannesburg
What country's population doubled during the Victoria Gold Rush of the 1850s?
Australia
What gold rush happened in Canada's Yukon territory in the 1890s?
Klondike Gold Rush
What fairy tale character could turn straw into gold?
Rumpelstiltskin
What country had a Prime Minister named Golda Meir?
Israel
What country makes gold coins known as Krugerrands?
South Africa
What city lies on a body of water known as the Golden Horn?
Istanbul
According to its traditions, what religion's holy book was transcribed from
golden plates discovered in upstate New York?
Mormonism
What substance is sometimes referred to as "black gold"?
Crude Oil
What legendary king turned everything he touched into gold?
King Midas
City where you'll find the Golden Gate bridge
San Francisco
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level 83
Feb 8, 2019
It's actually "all *that* glisters is not gold".
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level ∞
Feb 8, 2019
D'oh! Fixed.
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level 84
Feb 9, 2019
Golden brick road???
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level 67
Feb 9, 2019
Hey now... this quiz is an all-star. I really got my game on when I go played.
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level 75
Feb 9, 2019
Thanks for the quiz. But it wasn't called the Golden Brick Road; it's the Yellow Brick Road. Also, how about accepting 'Morman'?
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level 76
Feb 9, 2019
And before that, it was known as the "Road of Yellow Bricks". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_brick_road
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level 79
Feb 11, 2019
That "golden brick road" thing sounds more like the city of Heaven. If you're off to see the Wizard, you must follow the yellow brick road at least that's what the song says.
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level ∞
Feb 11, 2019
Sorry about that. Changed the question.
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level 75
Feb 12, 2019
Thanks!
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level 83
Feb 11, 2019
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, could you accept, and preferably display, the actual name of the Church?
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level ∞
Feb 11, 2019
We do accept LDS and Latter-Day Saints.
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level 63
Mar 31, 2019
Mormon is a lot quicker to type though :)
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level 69
Apr 1, 2019
And "Mormon" is an acceptable type-in. So is "LDS" or "Latter-Day Saints." Still, to plattitude's point, none of those are the actual name of the church.
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level 76
Feb 12, 2019
Could you consider accepting "iron pyrite" for "pyrite"?
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level 57
Mar 30, 2019
I agree. That is what I first wrote.
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level 72
Mar 30, 2019
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level 76
Feb 12, 2019
Huh, I read "country" as "city" in the Victoria question, and typed every Australian city I could think of... without trying the country.
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level 69
Mar 30, 2019
Iron pyrite should work
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level 65
Mar 30, 2019
Iron pyrite does NOT work!
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level 68
Mar 30, 2019
Perhaps a bit pedantic, but Goldfinger didn't want to rob Fort Knox. He wanted to detonate a dirty bomb inside the fort to make the gold radioactive and therefore unusable, which would decrease the supply of gold and increase the value of the gold he already had.
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level 77
Mar 30, 2019
gah! I missed 3 and should have known all 3 of them.
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level 67
Mar 31, 2019
Can't believe you didn't accept iron pyrite for "fool's gold".
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level 44
Apr 2, 2019
'Gold is the colour of gold, what you have discovered Percy, is green'
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level 73
Jul 4, 2019
If you wanted to make the quiz out of 20..

Golden Balls is a nickname for David Beckham and you could add a question asking for the the chemical symbol