Crowd-Sourced General Knowledge #13

Answer these questions inspired by the many user-submitted general knowledge quizzes.
Questions from users Gassu69, FowlChr, yoyo541, and others
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: August 16, 2019
First submittedJanuary 23, 2019
Times taken8,708
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What is the Spanish word for "friend"?
Who is Batman's sidekick?
What sea does the Rhine river empty into?
North Sea
What Italian writer said "it is far safer to be feared than loved"?
Niccolò Machiavelli
What was described as "The War to End All Wars"?
(it wasn't)
World War I
What surname is shared by the creator of the smallpox vaccine and
a transgender reality TV star?
What country experienced Tulipmania in the 1630s?
Dutch Republic
Which of Santa's reindeer comes first alphabetically?
Who composed "Für Elise"?
Ludwig van Beethoven
What is the most spoken language beginning with "K"?
What video game heroine was inspired by Indiana Jones?
Lara Croft
Who was the oldest person to sign the U.S. Declaration of Independence?
Benjamin Franklin
Which Old Testament book has the shortest name of any book in the Bible?
What "guy" helped plan the Gunpowder Plot?
Guy Fawkes
What was the name of the Russian city of Volgograd between 1925 and 1961?
What language was "The Communist Manifesto" written in?
What sport can you play at Pebble Beach (if you have $525)?
By area, what is the largest country in Africa?
San, Santo, and São are all translations of what word?
And finally, what's the answer to the ultimate question of life,
the universe, and everything?
Level 69
Jan 23, 2019
Level 77
Jan 23, 2019
for those wondering about this comment, the quiz was originally released with a misspelling. "Stanlingrad" I guess one could think that since the USSR sucked up 5 of the 7 Stans, they could name a city in their honor. :)
Level 74
Jan 23, 2019
Stanlingrad was named after the famous explorer Henry Morton Stanley (in Russian Genrich Mortowich Stanli), who discovered many unknown tribes in Africa. One of these tribes, the "Volo", had a marxist-communist System. After discovering, that Stanli was a secret CIA-Agent, the city was renamed after this African tribe.
Level ∞
Jan 23, 2019
Fun fact. Every quiz is released with at least one error to give people something to talk about!
Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
Haha :) or a country that might not be one, or is in a controversial spot..
Level 84
Jan 23, 2019
I thought it was “Klingon.” Are we sure there aren’t more Klingon speakers than Korean speakers? I mean, have you been to ComicCon?
Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
Hehe :D
Level 73
Jul 24, 2019
From my experience, there's also a significant amount of Khuzdul speakers.
Level 82
Jan 24, 2019
The only thing that stumps me is what the picture has to do with the quiz. Are those kids amigos?
Level 76
Jan 24, 2019
Agreed. Maybe they were found emptying into the Rhine?
Level 83
Feb 1, 2019
Level 80
Feb 2, 2020
Curse you, redsplat!!! Made me spit my drink out! LOL
Level 48
Jun 21, 2020
Or helped plan the gunpowder plot... maybe?
Level 70
Jan 25, 2019
Maybe they can speak Korean
Level 79
Jan 29, 2019
I think it's a depiction of the crowd, i.e. the 5 year-olds that finish every quiz with 3:55 remaining.
Level 67
Aug 14, 2019
its the jenners! Edward and Kaitlyn
Level 55
Aug 16, 2019
or amigas?
Level 83
Jan 31, 2019
Mario Puzo doesn't count as an Italian writer, huh?
Level 75
Feb 6, 2019
Given that he was American, no
Level 71
Mar 11, 2019
Um, will you accept 'Beer' in addition to '42'?
Level 59
Aug 14, 2019
Can you accept "pootis" for "42"? If you don't believe me, see Definition of pootis
Level 72
Aug 15, 2019
Repeated word typo in the question 'What was was described as "The War to End All Wars"?'
Level ∞
Aug 16, 2019
Okay, fixed
Level 80
Feb 2, 2020
Please accept "bacon" for the final answer.
Level 50
Dec 26, 2020
Paft! Everybody knows the correct answer is "JetPunk"