General Knowledge Quiz #1

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: February 15, 2018
First submittedJanuary 12, 2013
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What is the Spanish word for bull?
Toro
What is the capital of the Philippines?
Manila
Who died in 1948, having never won the Nobel Peace Prize?
(It has been called the greatest omission in the history of the award)
Mohandas Gandhi
According to cliché, what do birds of a feather do?
Flock Together
What element has symbol Pb?
Lead
Who was John Lennon's 2nd wife?
Yoko Ono
The West Bank is one Palestinian territory. What is the other one?
The Gaza Strip
In what language was Catholic mass always delivered, until the 1960s?
Latin
What country built the Maginot Line to resist invasion from its eastern neighbor?
(it didn't work)
France
Who are the best-selling Swedish band of all time?
ABBA
What city is bordered by the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, and the Sea of Marmara?
Istanbul
What is the term for the smallest animal in a litter?
Runt
What single word sounds like "Youth in Asia"?
Euthanasia
On what island would you find the city of Honolulu?
Oahu
Two elements of the periodic table start with Z. Name either.
Zinc or Zirconium
Who said, of his son, "I want Brooklyn to be Christened, but I don’t
know into what religion yet"?
David Beckham
What is the nearest city to New York City that has a population over 10 million?
Mexico City
From where can you check out, but never leave?
The Hotel California
What were Harvey, Irma, and Maria?
Hurricanes
What former patent clerk was named Time Magazine's
"Person of the Century" in 1999?
Albert Einstein
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Level 14
Jan 17, 2013
You should acccept Plumbum for Pb because that is technically correct.
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Level 82
Dec 23, 2018
Technically, you know it's lead.

You know that technically lead is simpler to type in.

Technically you're just being pedantic.

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Level 39
Jan 19, 2019
For birds of a feather I tried

Stick together

Fly together

Stay together

I completely forgot flock together

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Level 49
Apr 15, 2019
Um, no. Hate to break it to you but the quiz is in English, not Latin. If you accept "Plumbum", then you'll have to accept every language ("plomb", "blei", "piombo", "chumbo", "plomo" etc.)
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Level 46
Sep 3, 2020
Plubonium
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Level 24
Sep 1, 2013
Thank you Modern Warfare 2 for the map Favela! (Not just because it's my favorite map in the game)
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Level 74
Aug 3, 2014
Please also accept "stick together"
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Level 43
Aug 19, 2014
That's not the saying, though. It's a famous quote, and therefore should remain original.
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Level 77
Dec 3, 2015
^ It is?
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Level 72
Apr 4, 2016
I wonder whether you're thinking of 'My Guy'? There's a line in there that goes 'Like birds of a feather we stick together'.
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Level 62
Apr 17, 2020
In the UK it's 'flock' together. That's what the saying is. End of discussion. Nice weather we're having eh?
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Level 58
Oct 6, 2020
End of the conversation... until you realize that not everyone uses the same terms used in the UK.
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Level 62
Dec 22, 2020
Yeah yeetdeet I suppose it has been a little rainy recently, but at least the plants will appreciate it.
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Level 43
Mar 3, 2018
yeah i did that first then i did flock together lol
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Level 51
Apr 12, 2020
Also know it as "stick together"
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Level 44
May 19, 2020
Agreed. That's the only way I've ever heard the expression.
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Level 85
Sep 26, 2017
Uh, almost typed IKEA for the Swedish band one.
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Level 55
Mar 15, 2018
Is that a new band?
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
Only thing that came to mind is Lordi... but turns out that is finnish
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Level 62
Sep 26, 2017
Why is this a new featured one?
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Level 86
Sep 26, 2017
Seems the 2017 hurricanes have been included.
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Level 62
Sep 27, 2017
In that case that question isn't true yet, Maria is still a Hurricane me
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Level ∞
Sep 27, 2017
I actually replaced about half of the questions. My quiz writing style is much different than it was in 2013, which is the last time this quiz was featured.
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Level 60
Sep 27, 2017
Brooklyn is David's son, not daughter.
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Level 82
Sep 27, 2017
I got Toro from guessing Toronto... Bonus.
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Level 66
Jan 25, 2018
Same.
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
kind of tough when you have taurus in your head. After many tries I thought of torro, heard it in my head. But that didnt work either, not untill later I tried it with one r
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Level 79
Sep 27, 2017
The David Beckham question is wrong. Brooklyn is one of his sons, not his daughter
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Level ∞
Sep 27, 2017
Kids, this is what happens when you ASSUME. Fixed!
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Level 71
Oct 8, 2017
I didn't know the answer, but I thought, who would be dumb enough to say something like this. After I tried 'Madonna' and did not have the correct answer, I tried to think of Britney Spears but I drew a blank. So I typed 'Beckham.' Bingo.
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Level 88
Dec 11, 2017
Although I knew the answer, I thought this tidbit would be a little too esoteric to be on a general knowledge quiz.
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2017
Good quiz, if you like General Knowledge quizzes try my first of 29 ...here it is
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Level 46
Oct 12, 2017
I thought the question "What is the nearest city to New York City that has a population over 10 million?' meant the city that was physically closest to New York City and had 10 million residents.
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Level 78
Nov 1, 2017
I think your understanding is correct.
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Level 50
Oct 25, 2017
I must be the only one to type in Zirconium instead of Zinc...
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Level 53
Nov 13, 2017
Don't worry, there always are people who will overthink it :)
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Level 88
Dec 11, 2017
Thought of both, but chose to type zinc, because I'm lazy.
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Level 72
Jan 16, 2018
No, you aren't.
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Level 66
Jan 25, 2018
Wrong.
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Level 60
Mar 1, 2018
Nerd
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
Nope only thought of zirconium. why would you think that?
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Level 68
Aug 16, 2019
Because Zinc is much more common and well-down and easier to type than Zirconium
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Level 49
Mar 15, 2019
I put Zirconium too, I thought I was only one
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Level 58
Mar 1, 2018
If people came to know the real truth behind Gandhi, then they would have thanked god that he didn't got the noble prize.
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Level 64
Mar 1, 2018
That given the opportunity, he will rain nukes on your civilization? Nope sorry, don't follow.

Also I feel that my life would be unaffected by anyone winning the Noble Peace Prize (unless I got a share of the winnings).

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Level 81
Mar 1, 2018
I don't think Gandhi would have been eligible for a Noble Peace Prize as he was not royalty.
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Level 46
Mar 9, 2018
And Barack Obama is? I hope you're joking...
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Level 82
Dec 5, 2018
Obama didn't win a "noble" peace prize MasterKenobi
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Level 58
Mar 1, 2018
i got Einstein trying to guess the nobel prize one, and toro while guessing "toronto" on the new york one
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Level 62
Apr 17, 2020
Pennies from heaven.
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Level 81
Mar 1, 2018
If I'm expected to know things that David Beckham has said or the names of his spawn, then surely it should not be out of bounds to ask a European to know the Heisman trophy.

Also... "WHO are" in the ABBA question? Are you sure you're American, Quizmaster?

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Level 66
May 31, 2018
They were living in USA at the time and it was widely reported on news stations everywhere. As for the complaint about the English language; this from a supposed English teacher who thinks THAT and THAN are interchangeable?
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2018
If you know david beckham good chance you know he has a kid named brooklyn ( even if you dont know beckham, there are only a few (too many) weird kid names out there) You do not need to know what he has said or anything else about him.

I literally only know his name, that he is a soccer player and the name of his kid (you only have to hear it once to make it stick)

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Level 66
Mar 1, 2018
David Sideris: The vet told me (of my sick cat) I should think about euthanasia. I imagined Japanese children spilling out of their school. He said, "are you thinking about it?" Yep, I replied.
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Level 64
Mar 1, 2018
HAHAHA! I love David Sedaris!
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Level 44
Apr 6, 2018
I'm pretty sure the Youth in Asia clue comes from that guy on twitter who accidentally wrote a 2 hour presentation about youth in Asia instead of euthanasia hahaha
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Level 55
May 19, 2018
Bacon, peanut butter, and cheese. Yumaroo!
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Level 55
May 9, 2019
mexico city only has 8 million people foget
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Level 72
Jul 14, 2020
Why not make a general knowledge badge with the featured General Knowledge quizzes in it?
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Level 32
Sep 3, 2020
Yeah that’s actually a good idea
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Level 55
Dec 3, 2020
Dang it. I misread the Istanbul one as "what country" and tried Turkey and Greece to no effect. This is why we have to read, kids
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Level 62
Dec 20, 2020
These are all geography questions :p