Easy General Knowledge #3

You should be able to get at least 90% on this easy general knowledge test!
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What are the two biggest countries in the world by area?
Russia
Canada
What is H2O better known as?
Water
What Microsoft co-founder has often topped the list of world's richest people?
Bill Gates
What first name was used by at least 18 different French kings?
Louis
What city hosted the Summer Olympics in 2016?
Rio de Janeiro
And what country is that city located in?
Brazil
What TV character had pointy ears, was extremely logical, and said "live long and prosper"?
Spock
What movie did Timon and Pumbaa appear in?
The Lion King
What is the most populous city in Turkey?
Istanbul
Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
Neil Armstrong
What vegetable is big, purple, and used to make baba ghanoush?
Eggplant
What musical instrument did Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie play?
Trumpet
Who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee?
Muhammad Ali
What political party controlled Germany during World War II?
Nazi Party
What comic book company introduced Spiderman, Captain America, and the X-Men?
Marvel
What major city is served by Heathrow airport?
London
What household object do witches use to fly?
Broom
What is the official language of the Netherlands?
Dutch
What was the name of the egg who sat on a wall and had a great fall?
Humpty Dumpty
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Level 63
Mar 3, 2017
Nowhere in the Humpty Dumpty story is it implied that he is an egg.
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2017
oh man...you're THAT guy...
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Level 56
Apr 16, 2020
The correct one?
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Level 49
Oct 2, 2020
One of Jetpunk's "Interesting Facts" literally states what Gamer1162 said pretty much word for word.
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Level 81
Mar 3, 2017
This kinda blew my mind when I found this out recently
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Level 47
Mar 3, 2017
imagine a person instead of an egg for the poem
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2017
The rhyme does not explicitly state that the subject is an egg, possibly because it may have been originally posed as a riddle.
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Level 65
Mar 3, 2017
Nowhere in the Humpty Dumpty story is it implied that Humpty is a HE!
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Level 52
May 19, 2017
nor does it state she. 50/50 chance to get it right and 50/50 chance to piss someone off.
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Level 48
Feb 16, 2018
More like 100 percent chance to piss someone off
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Level 44
Feb 17, 2020
Who would name their daughter Humpty? That said who would name their son Humpty? What kind of parents did Humpty have? I'm beginning to think Humpty didn't actually fall at all...🤔
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Level 22
Apr 16, 2020
no one cares
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Level 84
Apr 16, 2020
Definitely a he. In the song he specifically states "let me introduce myself. My name is Humpty, pronounced with an Umpty...all the other rappers in the top ten, please allow me to bump thee." 😜
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Level 74
Mar 3, 2017
A popular story is that Humpty Dumpty was a cannon but there's no real evidence of that.
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Level 78
Mar 4, 2017
It's a cannon at colchester cathedral
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Level 70
Mar 4, 2017
The historical events that have been linked to “Humpty Dumpty” provide excellent stories, but are based on pure speculation. Given the actual evidence at hand, it is far more likely that Humpty Dumpty was not intended to be a story, but rather just a riddle posed to children for their amusement. The answer to the riddle, as stated, is “an egg”, which is why Humpty Dumpty today is nearly always depicted as such.

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/04/the-origin-of-humpty-dumpty/

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Level 55
May 19, 2017
Very often, children's stories have a theme, like a special country or novel discoveries. Alice in Wonderland depicts the English societal forms of the time, while a Greek song tells about tram, electric scales, elevator. Humpty Dumpty may very well refer to that experiment that showed how strong atmospheric pressure is.
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Level 44
May 19, 2017
Humpty Dumpty is the name of a cannon. When it was fired it usually fell off the wall it was on and cracked it. Then they couldn't fix it because you can't just super glue a cannon back together.
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Level 50
May 19, 2017
That is actually speculation and not fact.
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Level 70
Sep 3, 2017
Crock
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Level 43
Sep 22, 2020
Image calling a cannon "Humpty Dumpty"! Way to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies! No one knows what Humpty Dumpty is, so why is everyone so frickin' arrogant about it?
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Level 41
Jun 14, 2017
I love it... Spot on man... He could be an octopus for all the details given. I mean, how many eggs do you know with names? And how does the 'riddle' even allude to him being an egg?
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Level 50
Aug 1, 2017
And if he was an egg, how did he get on the wall?! Also was it a gender fluid egg? What religion was it? These are the details we need to know!!
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Level 44
Jul 4, 2018
He's not an egg, he's an elf.
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Level 43
Feb 20, 2019
Humpty Dumpty was a cannon which fell off the old roman wall in Colchester
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Level 63
Apr 16, 2020
Speculation not fact.
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Level 21
Apr 17, 2020
True!
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Level 44
Apr 20, 2020
If you know the story (which most people do), you know the answer easily. No need to nitpick.
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Level 67
May 14, 2020
Never heard of Humpty Dumpty...
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2017
Easy? It's just less "science" and more popular culture.
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Level 79
Mar 3, 2017
Frisian is also an official language of the Netherlands.
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Level 65
Mar 3, 2017
Frisian is official in Friesland. A number of other languages do have regional status.
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Level 63
Apr 16, 2020
Yes and no. It is an official regional language in Friesland but not at the national level. The term is "co-official" and if I remember correctly English is co-official too because it's official at a regional level.

It is misleading to say it is an official language of the Netherlands because that implies it is official across the country.

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Level 82
Mar 4, 2017
I lost much time by reading 'vegetarian' instead of 'vegetable'. My thoughts wandered to big purple people.
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Level 78
May 19, 2017
They are now extinct thanks to the purple-people eater.
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Level 63
May 23, 2017
the one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater? ;-)
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Level 44
Nov 5, 2020
As a Minnesota Vikings fan, I take great pride in this comment thread. :D
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Level 76
Mar 4, 2017
Very nice quiz
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Level 81
Mar 4, 2017
Humpty Dumpty is only easy for the English speakers, but it's fortunately the only one that I missed ;).
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Level 64
Apr 17, 2020
To be honest if you don't speak English you'll be at a disadvantage with most of them.
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Level 61
May 19, 2017
85% :-(
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Level 58
May 19, 2017
At the moment the SECOND LEAST KNOWN answer is the pointy eared alien! I'm flabbergasted. 76%!
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Level 60
May 19, 2017
Too easy, but thanks anyway
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Level 22
May 19, 2017
Eggplant is called as Brinjal in India and nearby countries. So accept Brinjal also.
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2017
You want the Hindi language quiz.
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Level 32
Feb 16, 2020
And in England we call it aubergine
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Level 52
May 19, 2017
Oops accidently deleted my comment instead of replying, anyways, if you look it up you will need to scroll to you see the land area table in which case China is second. If you take away all the water in Canada it ranks 4th. Since the quiz says land area the answer is China. If you even check the wikiepedia page about area it shows its land area as higher than Canada's.
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Level 52
May 19, 2017
9,093,507 square kilometers is Canada's land area and China's is 9,326,410 square kilometers.
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Level ∞
May 19, 2017
Changed "land area" to "area". Thanks.
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Level 70
May 19, 2017
Exactly 90%
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Level 50
May 19, 2017
Eggplant is not a vegetable it is a fruit.
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2017
The 'Golden Nitpick' award for May 2017 goes to Nick16...... Congratulations.
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Level 78
Sep 2, 2017
Another nitpicker here - I immediately knew the answer but eggplants can be several colors besides purple - white, pink, orange, yellow, or green. The commercial ones in the US are usually the honking big purple ones but their name originated from the smaller white ones that look like eggs.
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Level 61
Jan 20, 2021
"Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans or other animals as food."
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Level 73
May 19, 2017
So just let me introduce myself

My name is Humpty, pronounced with a "umpty"

Yo ladies, oh how I like to hump thee

And all the rappers in the top ten--please allow me to bump thee

I'm steppin' tall, y'all, and just like Humpty Dumpty

You're gonna fall when the stereos pump me

I like to rhyme, I like my beats funky

I'm spunky, I like my oatmeal lumpy

I'm sick wit dis, straight gangsta mack

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Level 50
May 23, 2017
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Level 57
May 23, 2017
I look like MC Hammer on Crack!
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Level 65
May 19, 2017
can you accept Spok for Spock
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Level 14
May 19, 2017
Oh god I just now realized that Humpty could have very well been a person. RIGHT IN THE CHILDHOOD!
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Level 79
May 20, 2017
Humpty is such a rugged, manly name.
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Level 65
May 20, 2017
Well, for me, the hardest one was the comic. But I eventually recalled it.
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Level 46
May 20, 2017
For the kings of France one, I tried William, Henry, and Alexander. Eventually, I gave up afterwards. I suppose "French" was the clue there but honestly never thought of Louis.
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Level 64
Apr 17, 2020
"French" and "King" are very much the key words in that clue.
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Level 57
Jun 5, 2017
Humpty Dumpty wasn't all he was cracked up to be anyway.
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2017
That's because people kept egging him on.
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Level 31
Jul 17, 2018
That egg-splains everything!
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Level 16
Jul 8, 2017
I had got everything except Istanbul and Dutch because I spelled them wrong.
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Level 33
Jul 21, 2017
You should also accept "Mr. Spock"
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Level 28
Sep 2, 2017
I literally had no idea that something called an "Eggplant" existed. In Britain I've only ever heard it referred to as an aubergine.
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Level 46
Aug 7, 2018
yeah it's like courgettes are zucchini in the US
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Level 64
Apr 17, 2020
That's what a zucchini is? I never knew...!
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Level 45
Sep 2, 2017
Super easy.
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Level 72
Jan 3, 2021
That's the general idea of the quiz.
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Level 70
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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Level 60
Jun 23, 2018
I like how much of the comment section is occupied by discussion of Humpty Dumpty
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2018
< sarcasm > Here and surrounding counties he is known has Bertrand the Ovoid who is somewhat of a dandy and falls off a ladder after having his cravat is caught in a hanging candelabra. Everyone then enjoys a scrumptious custard made of his decadent innards and wipe their mouths with his embroidered lace shirt cuffs. Please accept that too < / sarcasm >
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Level 54
Dec 19, 2018
I recognize Humpty Dumpty from somewhere, but for us non-americans that's not basic knowledge at all...
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Level ∞
Nov 7, 2019
Humpty Dumpty isn't American, it's English.
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Level 81
Apr 16, 2020
shut up
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Level 40
Jan 3, 2019
humpty dumpty is the English king who fell after he got too strong
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Level 37
Jun 6, 2019
humpty dumpty is a cannon,not an egg
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Level 47
Feb 22, 2020
Are you being serious? :/
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Level 20
Apr 16, 2020
Lord Louis XVI got

Executed

Louis XIV was made

God of France

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Level 55
Apr 16, 2020
Actually, there are only 17 French kings called Louis. King Louis XVIII was the brother of the well-known king, Louis XVI, who was beheaded and his young son, Louis XVII died in prison during the french revolution.
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Level 57
Apr 16, 2020
Quite difficult for an easy quiz
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Level 44
Apr 16, 2020
Man, I really overthought the German Political Party.
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Level 64
Apr 17, 2020
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei...?
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Level 52
Apr 16, 2020
Katy Perry's Roar:

"Now I'm floating like a butterfly

Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes"

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Level 65
Apr 16, 2020
Which she most likely got from Ali.
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Level 64
Apr 17, 2020
Or Peter Griffin's 'float like a butterfly and sting like when I pee' :p
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Level 71
Apr 16, 2020
Is the description meant to be a joke? That one should be able to get at least 90% on this 'easy general knowledge test'? Incidentally I got exactly 90%.
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Level 84
Apr 16, 2020
So... is it still a joke?
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Level 71
Apr 16, 2020
The average score is currently 85%.
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Level 84
Apr 17, 2020
Ha. Funny.
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Level 30
Apr 17, 2020
Argh the Muhammed Ali one had me stuck. I've heard that saying, but never knew what it came from. I kept trying to remember what the American planes were called in WWII for some reason, and just couldn't. Lol.
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
Shouldn't NSDAP be accepted for Nazi Party?
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Level 44
Apr 20, 2020
Or you could just say Nazis like a normal person who clearly knows the answer.
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Level 41
Jun 15, 2020
Aaah, NSDAP, that was what I was trying to think of
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Level 63
Apr 22, 2020
This is too US centric...
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Level 28
May 4, 2020
lol, I wrote Netherlandian for the languge. (sorry for the bad spelling)
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Level 32
Jun 15, 2020
This is the hardest one in the series for sure
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Level 41
Jun 15, 2020
You should allow Nederlands as well for that is how we call it :)
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Level 43
Oct 15, 2020
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