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General Knowledge Quiz #10

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: September 03, 2018
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In what country did espresso originate?
Italy
What is the modern birthstone for the month of July?
Ruby
What element has the symbol Sn?
Tin
What is the heaviest internal human organ?
Liver
By weight or value, what is the most commonly grown crop in the United States?
Corn
What does UFO stand for?
Unidentified Flying Object
What is the tallest kind of tree?
Coast Redwood
What comes in Pillbox, Panama, and Fez varieties?
Hats
What country has earned the most medals at the Winter Olympics?
Norway
What country's capital is Ulan Bator?
Mongolia
What ancient city-state was ruled by King Leonidas?
Sparta
Whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt?
Lot's
What is the main ingredient in hummus?
Chick Peas
In what city do the movies "Robocop" and "Gran Torino" take place?
Detroit
What term refers to a luxurious apartment on the top floor of a tall building?
Penthouse
Where does a Muscovite live?
Moscow
What is the westernmost major city in Australia?
Perth
What molecule, with formula C12H22O11, is commonly used as table sugar?
Sucrose
What is the first name of actresses McAdams and Weisz?
Rachel
What is the most famous novel written by Mary Shelley?
Frankenstein
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level 82
Apr 11, 2013
I was really hoping the answer was Yggdrasil. Ah well, can't win them all.
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level 50
Jul 7, 2014
Answer for what?
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level 50
Aug 15, 2014
Ah, okay, thanks! Greek mythology has always been more my thing.
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level 50
Aug 15, 2014
Although Thor is definitely cool, and Loki... well.... do I even have to say anything?
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level 44
Jun 21, 2018
Yeah, I think it meant in real life.
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level 68
May 16, 2013
I saw hummus and read it as human and I was typing water, hydrogen, carbon, flesh, bone and all kinds of things. I guess it helps to read.
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level 32
Jan 31, 2015
hahaha I did the same!
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level 27
Jun 27, 2016
OMG, me too!
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level 21
Apr 15, 2017
I thought the main ingredient in hummus was grass. lucky me :)
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level 70
Mar 3, 2018
It only *tastes* like the main ingredient in hummus is grass.
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level 48
Mar 11, 2019
Main ingredient
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level 56
May 17, 2013
Could you accept sequoia, or at least giant sequoia, for the tree question?
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level ∞
May 17, 2013
Giant Sequoias and Redwoods are different types of tree.
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level ∞
May 21, 2013
It's more complicated than that. Giant sequoia is clearly not the correct answer. It is the world's heaviest tree, but not the tallest. Maybe just sequoia should work, but I feel like most people who type that in would be trying to guess the giant sequoia. Redwood is the best answer by far.
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level 75
Oct 22, 2015
The obvious correct response is Coast Redwood, aka Sequoia sempervirens. I do think the full binomial name should be accepted - but only as the full name. The Giant Sequoia (informally, just "sequoia") isn't correct. Incidentally, the genus name for Giant Sequoia is NOT sequoia, it's sequoiadendron.
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level 67
Apr 7, 2017
Golden Nitpick award for Oct 2015 goes to Freestatebear..... well done.
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level 15
Aug 4, 2013
all correct with 1.13 left!! :) How is the battle of hastings only 38%!!! come on people! i learnt that in year 41
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level 15
Aug 4, 2013
i mean 4!
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level 50
Jul 7, 2014
I'm thinking 'You must really love school!...'
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level 65
Apr 8, 2014
Actually, Germany is the country with the most Winter Olympic medals. The only way you do not get Germany is by counting East Germany, West Germany, the German Reich (and why not the Weimar Republic !) separatly, but that is not how international law works. The Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik, formerly nicknamed "West Germany") is the legal successor state to the German Democratic Republic (former "East Germany" which has dissolved and whose states have merged into the Federal Republic, as well as the legal successor state of the German Reich, the Weimar Republic, and the Kaiserreich.
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level 65
Apr 8, 2014
As legal successor state, the Federal Republic remains bound by the other states' contracts, is responsible for their debt, and for their history. As you know, this is quite a heavy load to bear. It would stand to reason that, at least, the medals should come with it.
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level 75
Apr 7, 2017
Actually, no matter how many times you yammer on about this, assuming debts in no way retroactively grants you athletic prowess. I could offer to assume all debts for the New York Yankees. That doesn't mean I ever won the World Series. You're not allowed to field two separate teams at the Olympics.
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level 72
Mar 3, 2018
After 2018 XXIII Winter Olympics your claim is no longer true. Now Norway has more medals (and more gold medals) than Germany and East Germany combined.
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level 75
Jun 1, 2018
The farther we get from the years that "Germany" was competing twice at every Olympics the less true this always false claim will become.
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level 6
Jul 20, 2018
Agree. I went Germany then tried other nations like Switzerland, Canada and U,S,A. Had to really think history to get Norway, by that time I had no time!! Good quiz. Old/new generation Deutshland is united now and still in control or Europe so they doing no bad even though they ruined my quiz :)
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level 26
Aug 8, 2014
7/22
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level 43
Aug 9, 2014
Almost missed Detroit; kept typing Delta City.
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level 27
Jan 12, 2017
Nice quiz :)
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level 47
Jan 27, 2017
Isn't it called Ulaan Baatar?
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level 22
Apr 7, 2017
The capital of Mongolia is spelled wrong. the correct spelling is Ulaanbaatar.
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level 57
Apr 8, 2017
I noticed that too!
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level 29
Feb 27, 2018
Seconded
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level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
It can be spelled either way.
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level 48
Mar 11, 2019
That's how I spell it, and how I first learned it.
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level 23
Nov 13, 2017
I got ruby by guessing
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level 77
Mar 1, 2018
Saccharose should be accepted (for sucrose).
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level 70
Mar 3, 2018
Just out of curiosity (not arguing that it should be accepted), where is saccharose a more common term than sucrose? Europe? South America? I had actually never heard of that as alternative name before reading your comment.
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level 64
May 29, 2018
+Samiamco In Europe definitely, or at least in Germany. I've never heard of sucrose before, but Wikipedia says that they're one and the same. So Saccharose should be accepted.
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level 28
Mar 18, 2019
I've always seen saccharose in France... (Actually I tried typing it in, figured it was wrong, didn't think it could be spelled differently !)
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level 46
Mar 3, 2018
UFO, spelled out, takes a lot of time.
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level 28
Mar 18, 2019
Yeah, not cool :P
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level 66
Mar 9, 2018
Every time I see the word chick pea, all I can think of is lima beans because of the old joke my grandpa used to tell:

What's the difference between a chick pea and a lima bean?
I've never had a lima bean on my chest
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level 70
Jun 9, 2018
Username checks out?
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level 6
Jul 20, 2018
that's class from a grandad!! who cares about the quiz hahaha
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level 77
Mar 10, 2018
Tricky questions. Thanks.
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level 37
Mar 17, 2018
So disappointed that the least common answer was Sucrose. Why do people no likely the Chemistry
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level 71
Mar 23, 2018
Maybe because the question is misleading - sucrose is sugar but the question makes it sound like we're looking for a sugar substitute
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level 59
May 29, 2018
I have never heard of the actresses so I started guessing names for fun. After three names I randomly guessed Rachel... Howzat!
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level 64
Jun 28, 2018
Everything I think hummus tastes like doesn't work.
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level 57
Aug 16, 2018
Wasn't Robocop set in 'New Detroit'? ( because if its anything sci-fi has taught us, all cities will have New put in front of their names in the future). Anyway, remember kids, "Stay out of trouble!"
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level 29
Nov 2, 2018
Orpheus' wife turned into a pillar of salt too
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