Best of Jonathan's General Knowledge #2

Can you answer these random trivia questions selected from the General Knowledge quizzes of user Jonathan.
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Last updated: December 11, 2019
First submittedMarch 19, 2015
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What is the name of the Islamic month of fasting?
Ramadan
What is nitrous oxide commonly known as?
Laughing Gas
Which Cluedo character was originally named Colonel Yellow?
Colonel Mustard
The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of which Australian state?
Queensland
In the film "Cast Away", what company does Tom Hanks work for?
FedEx
What is the largest landlocked country in the world?
Kazakhstan
What famous novel invented the terms "thoughtcrime" and "doubleplusgood"?
Nineteen Eighty-Four
What Scottish poet wrote "Auld Lang Syne"?
Robert Burns
What song starts "The warden threw a party in the county jail"?
Jailhouse Rock
What 2007 movie earned Eddie Murphy the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actor,
Worst Supporting Actor, and Worst Supporting Actress?
Norbit
"Grande Fratello" is the Italian version of what television franchise?
Big Brother
According to the nursery rhyme, how many men did the Grand Old Duke of York have?
Ten Thousand
Which automobile manufacturer makes the Cayman?
Porsche
With which crooner did Lady Gaga collaborate on the 2014 album "Cheek To Cheek"?
Tony Bennett
Who owns Springfield's local tavern in "The Simpsons"?
Moe Szyslak
Pilsner lager takes its name from a city in which country?
Czech Republic
On what lane did the Muffin Man live?
Drury Lane
What German loan word means "spirit of the age"?
Zeitgeist
What supermodel married Tom Brady in 2009?
Gisele Bündchen
Who was the Greek goddess of wisdom?
Athena
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Level 88
Mar 20, 2015
Consider accepting just Bennett/Bennet? For some reason I thought his name was Troy.
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Level ∞
Mar 20, 2015
Fixed
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Level 85
Apr 10, 2015
Please accept Federal Express. Just because everyone uses the abbreviation doesn't mean that's the only acceptable name.
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Level ∞
Apr 10, 2015
Okay
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Level 36
May 9, 2015
Actually the name of the company is officially FedEx. They changed it in 2000 when they became a much more global company and didn't want foreign entities to think it was somehow connected to the federal government.
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Level 24
May 10, 2015
That's for now, movie predates that change. Movie made in 2000 about year 1995.
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Level 58
May 7, 2015
Ah Gisele Bundchen...I can never spell your name...
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Level 63
Aug 9, 2015
Haha, me too! Eventually I ended up getting it, but it wasn't easy. I always think there are two l's.
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Level 54
May 8, 2015
The term 'franchise' threw me in the big brother question. I was thinking of TV stations not programmes.Could it be rephrased? Or were you just trying to avoid a US/UK spat about spelling.
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Level 53
May 8, 2015
Damn, thought it was "Norbert". Thought it might have been some late sequel to the Nutty Professor or similar but clearly I wasted my time trying.
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Level 53
May 10, 2015
It could be worse. You could have wasted your time watching it.
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Level 82
Feb 28, 2020
I guessed Nesbitt
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Level 47
May 11, 2015
I wrote Burns instead of Moe on the Simpsons question and actually got one answer right, hahaha
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Level 50
Sep 23, 2016
Accepter le Czechia QM.
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Level 62
Feb 19, 2017
I got 2 out of 20 :-(
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Level 56
Nov 4, 2020
I thought the quiz didn't accept "10000" in numbers, so I went back and checked, and it turns out it does accept it. So, now, I'm left wondering how the hell I managed to misspell "10000"!