Easy General Knowledge #5

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Last updated: November 7, 2019
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What fairy tale character wore a glass slipper?
Cinderella
In what city would you find the Eiffel Tower?
Paris
Unscramble these letters to make the name of an animal: ACEEHHT
Cheetah
What is the longest river in Africa?
Nile
What 1975 Steven Spielberg movie was about a man-eating shark?
Jaws
What is the largest brass instrument in an orchestra?
Tuba
What is the only U.S. state that starts with the letter P?
Pennsylvania
Which continent has the lowest population?
Antarctica
If you have arachnophobia, what are you afraid of?
Spiders
(and other arachnids)
What country is Justin Bieber from?
Canada
Who traditionally wears something old, something new, something borrowed,
and something blue?
Bride
What country did the Spanish Armada attempt to invade?
England
What desert stretches across northern Africa from Egypt to Morocco?
Sahara
What was the last name of inventors Orville and Wilbur?
Wright
If 2 is bi, and 3 is tri, what is 4?
Quad
What is the largest city in Illinois?
Chicago
Which planet in the solar system is furthest from the sun?
(Pluto isn't a planet anymore)
Neptune
What sport did Wayne Gretzky play?
Ice Hockey
A female sheep is an ewe. What is a male sheep?
Ram
Who founded the city of Alexandria, Egypt?
Alexander the Great
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Level 87
Nov 7, 2019
I think that for the "bi, tri" question, the answer "tetra" should also be accepted...
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Level 73
Nov 7, 2019
And if we are being technical, "quadri" is the correct prefix.
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Level 78
Nov 7, 2019
Nope. This is a Greek vs. Latin prefix situation. Latin goes "uni", "bi", "tri", "quadri". Greek goes "mono", "di", "tri", "tetra". Based on "bi" instead of "di", the correct answer is "quadri" (though "quad" should be accepted).
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Level 78
Nov 7, 2019
For those geeky enough to wonder, the whole list:

LatinGreek
unimono
bidi
tritri
quadritetra
quinquepenta
sexahexa
septemhepta
octoocto
novemennea
decemdeca


Latin is used for numbers (billion, quadrillion, quintillion, etc.), and Greek for chemistry (dihydrogen monoxide) and geometry (pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, etc.), with the odd exception of the 2-dimensional four side "quadrilateral" instead of, say, "tetragon", despite using Greek for the 3-dimensional "tetrahedon" instead of, say, "quadrahedron".
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Level 72
Nov 8, 2019
Always suspected nonagon was some kind of satanic anomaly
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Level 72
Nov 7, 2019
Suggestion to add a group tag/link to the other similar general knowledge quizzes
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Level 67
Mar 20, 2020
I disagree that the sport, illinois and instrument questions are to be considered easy. They stood out quite a bit (maybe the 1st 2 not for americans, but if you want to keep it equally accessible for everyone).

Expecting people knowing the states on an easy quiz is fair game imo (the pennsylvania question), but knowing in which specific states cities are is not. Nor is knowing about someone that people that do not follow that specific sport would have heard of. (that one belongs on a hard quiz, the other two on a normal one)

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Level 66
May 14, 2020
Agree with you on the sport. I just guessed what Americans watch. Disagree with the instrument question, I think that should be general knowledge..