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General Knowledge Quiz #1

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: February 15, 2018
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Question
Answer
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 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 71
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 25
May 5, 2015
It is the saying in the UK
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level 75
Dec 3, 2015
^ It is?
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level 69
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 34
Mar 3, 2018
yeah i did that first then i did flock together lol
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level 75
Sep 26, 2017
Uh, almost typed IKEA for the Swedish band one.
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level 45
Mar 15, 2018
Is that a new band?
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level 59
Sep 26, 2017
Why is this a new featured one?
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level 81
Sep 26, 2017
Seems the 2017 hurricanes have been included.
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level 59
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 61
Sep 27, 2017
Brooklyn is David's son, not daughter.
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level 83
Sep 27, 2017
I got Toro from guessing Toronto... Bonus.
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level 57
Jan 25, 2018
Same.
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level 69
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 69
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 80
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 66
Oct 12, 2017
Good quiz, if you like General Knowledge quizzes try my first of 29 ...here it is
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level 43
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 71
Nov 1, 2017
I think your understanding is correct.
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level 52
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 80
Dec 11, 2017
Thought of both, but chose to type zinc, because I'm lazy.
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level 65
Jan 16, 2018
No, you aren't.
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level 57
Jan 25, 2018
Wrong.
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level 50
Mar 1, 2018
Nerd
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level 47
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 57
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 74
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 47
Mar 9, 2018
And Barack Obama is? I hope you're joking...
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level 67
Dec 5, 2018
Obama didn't win a "noble" peace prize MasterKenobi
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level 56
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 74
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 56
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 59
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 57
Mar 1, 2018
HAHAHA! I love David Sedaris!
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level 43
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 45
May 19, 2018
Bacon, peanut butter, and cheese. Yumaroo!
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