Easy General Knowledge #5

You should be able to get at least 90% on this easy general knowledge test!
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Last updated: November 7, 2019
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Question
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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 89
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 79
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 71
Jun 22, 2020
"Quadri" is the correct term? That's right, if I multiply something by 4, I quadriple. What are four in a litter called? Quadriplets of course. And most animals are quadripeds, right?
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Level 52
Jun 22, 2020
Just because it has been cut off to quad in English doesn't mean that it's no longer quadri in Latin...
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Level 79
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 73
Nov 8, 2019
Always suspected nonagon was some kind of satanic anomaly
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Level 73
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 67
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..
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2020
I agree that the 'Ice Hockey' question is only easy for US or Canadian jetpunkers, and a hard question for most others in the world (I just know someone somewhere is going to answer 'I knew it') How many US/Canadians would know some sports people that are household names in Australia for instance: Gary Ablett / Wayne Carey / Ray Lindwall / Ricky Ponting / Shane Warne etc.
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Level 71
Jun 22, 2020
You're right, I knew it, and I'm European! :) Seriously, I think Gretzky - "the greatest hockey player ever" - is better known in the world than you think, at least to over 30-year-olds.
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Level 60
Jun 23, 2020
Ice hockey is pretty popular in large chunks of Europe as well, and anyone who knows anything about it will have heard of Gretzky.

Also, I met Ricky Ponting when he was the new kid in the team, he signed my brother's rizlas.
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Level 75
Jun 25, 2020
I'm Aussie, dislike sports and I got the Gretzy question. But then again, I do a lot of quizzes.
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Level 51
Jun 27, 2020
I don't agree. Wayne Gretzky is not a difficult question for anyone around the world as he is the most famous ice hockey player ever. Even many Americans would know who Pele is even if they never followed football.
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Level 33
Sep 8, 2020
The Ice hockey one was easy, I'm European and totally uninterested in any kind of sport.
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Level 61
Jun 22, 2020
then i would ask that any question about soccer be placed on only those rated as very hard since i know absolutely nothing about it.
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Level 44
Jun 22, 2020
Gretzky isn't American (he's Canadian) and he is the most famous hockey player in the history of the sport. In North America and Northern Europe the name recognition of Gretzky probably rivals that of Pele. If a hypothetical "what sport did Pele play?" question would be considered "easy" then this question should be as well because it's just as "easy" for opposite sections of the world to answer each question.
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Level 62
Jun 22, 2020
I can only speak for myself, but I have never heard the Gretzky name before and here in Denmark hockey is not very popular at all. Everyone knows Pele here, but if this also apply globally I don't know
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Level 75
Jun 22, 2020
@Sputnix Frederik Andersen is sad now.
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Level 73
Jun 22, 2020
Just asked my mom (who doesn't speak English) about this. She knew that Greztky is a sportsman and needed a little while for the Chicago question.
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Level 60
Jun 22, 2020
Only 62% knew that a male sheep was a ram? R U kidding me?
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Level 44
Jun 22, 2020
I suspect many people taking this quiz are not native English speakers
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Level 63
Jun 22, 2020
That's my case. I failed in this one
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Level 27
Jun 22, 2020
@Zolder, a male sheep is also a ram in Dutch. Which judging by your name is where you are from, so that's no excuse!
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Level 67
Jun 23, 2020
I didn't know that and English is my native language.
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Level 78
Jun 22, 2020
A wether is also a male sheep - one that has been castrated.
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Level 49
Jun 22, 2020
95%
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Level 67
Jun 23, 2020
I tried about every sport I knew EXCEPT ice hockey!!!!
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Level 29
Jun 23, 2020
89 even tough I'm a blatant dumbass
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Level 50
Jun 25, 2020
Everything except the instrument. Don't think that's common knowledge, really.
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Level 59
Jun 29, 2020
I don't get the bride answer or question at all, can someone explain it to me?