General Knowledge Quiz #100

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: December 7, 2019
First submittedJuly 23, 2014
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Whose embalmed body has been on display near Red Square since 1924?
Vladimir Lenin's
What is the most populous province of Canada?
Ontario
On what planet did the movie "Planet of the Apes" take place?
Earth
What is the English name for the group "Médecins Sans Frontières"?
Doctors Without
Borders
Croissants are usually associated with France. But which country
did they come from originally?
Austria
What 13th century conqueror is thought to have more than 350 million direct descendents?
Genghis Khan
What does a bibliophile love?
Books
What is the most popular spectator sport in Japan?
Baseball
What did Tikki Tikki Tembo fall into?
a Well
What rock band's 1983 song "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is about an incident from
the Troubles in Northern Ireland?
U2
What fictional creatures eat 7 meals a day, including second breakfast and elevenses?
Hobbits
What word is a homophone of gorilla? (to some)
Guerrilla
What city is considered the birthplace of jazz music?
New Orleans
What major city is located at the border of France, Germany, and Switzerland?
Basel
What Latin American country permanently abolished its military in 1948?
Costa Rica
What is the only U.S. state that borders just one other?
Maine
What is the name for the art of preparing and stuffing animal skins?
Taxidermy
Who painted nearly 100 self-portraits between 1628 and 1669?
Rembrandt
What ancient empire was ruled by Nebuchadnezzar?
Babylon
What country became independent from Pakistan in 1971?
Bangladesh
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2014
Congratulations, QM, on reaching your century.
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Level 59
Jul 31, 2014
Congratulations for the #100! I bet someone is already hyped for #200. I pronounce guerilla as in Spanish (where the word came from), that sounds like "gaireeya", but then again, English isn't my native language.
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2014
I don't pronounce guerilla like gorilla, either, but there's not exactly a lot of other words that would fit that answer.
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Level 66
Jan 9, 2017
Griller? One who grills?
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Level ∞
Oct 23, 2016
At the current pace, we'll get to #200 sometime in 2018. :)
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Level ∞
Oct 2, 2019
Finally got there in August 2019.
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2014
The origin of the croissant is debatable, I think
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2014
Is it? I mean, the French have a whole class of pastries, including the croissant, referred to as "viennoiserie "
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Level 58
Jul 31, 2014
Doesn't Delaware only border Maryland?
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Level 73
Jul 31, 2014
No. I think it actually borders New Jersey & Pennsylvania as well.
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Level 72
Oct 6, 2019
It does for sure! My mom lives *on* that border. From Delaware, she often walks across the street to Pennsylvania for breakfast.
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Level 48
Jul 31, 2014
And Virginia
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Level 46
Jun 27, 2015
As a Virginian I can say that one's not true. We're bordered by DC and Maryland but not Delaware. But yes the part of Delaware that sticks out at the top and includes Wilmington (many Delaware-ites call it The Semicircle) borders both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Level 38
Oct 27, 2018
Capsmack: Not Virginia, It may border Maryland, but Virginia is farther south.
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Level 46
Jul 31, 2014
Gorilla and Guerilla. Must be an American quiz then. Next time it will be stated that Bordeaux and Puerto are homophones, too :P
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Level 55
Aug 5, 2014
How is that? Bor-dux and porter don't rhyme. Just joking. Bring on the angry comments anyways.
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Level ∞
Oct 23, 2016
I added (to some) to the clue because I don't know how Brits pronounce guerilla. In the typical American accent, they are homophones:
https://translate.google.com/#auto/en/Gorilla%20guerilla
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Level 70
Jan 9, 2017
Pronounced the same in Britain as well.
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Level 66
Feb 7, 2020
The BBC had a prominent lady newsreader who famously over-pronounced the word as 'gu-err-illa'.
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Level 64
Jan 9, 2017
New Zealanders would say gorilla exactly like guerilla. Same as here, hear, hair, hare... We just roll all our vowels together!
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Level 52
Apr 16, 2018
This site is far too homophonic.
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Level 81
Oct 2, 2019
New Zealanders say haaa. Short a stretched out too far. Same with Australians and some English.
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Level 20
Aug 5, 2014
Doesn't delaware border only one state (Maryland)?
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Level 47
Jan 10, 2017
Definitely borders Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Maryland.
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Level 32
Oct 2, 2016
Darn! Guessed reading and libraries for bibliophile.
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Level 58
Jan 9, 2017
To be fair, most bibliophiles like those two things as well. :)
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Level 80
Jan 10, 2017
For "the art of preparing and stuffing animal skins" all I could think of was...haggis.../headdesk/
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Level 77
Jan 11, 2017
Hahaha
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2018
ditto
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Level 71
Apr 17, 2019
At first I was like, I don’t remember Riki Tiki Tavi falling into anything! I can tell you how many snakes he killed though.
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Level 24
Sep 17, 2019
I knew a lot of the last ones but I didn't even get to reading them because I spent too long on the others. Damn ADHD
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Level 80
Oct 3, 2019
Awww, I loved Tikki Tikki Tembo No Sa Rembo Chari Bari Ruchi Pip Peri Pembo!
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Level 73
Oct 11, 2019
Never knew my li'l ol' hometown is a major city :D
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Level 55
Feb 7, 2020
Some improvements: 1) Do not accept 'Khan' as this is more of a title. That would be like accepting Caesar for each and every Emperor after JC 2) Add the dialect in which Gorilla is pronounced like G. This is unnecessarily hard to guess if you learned BE for example
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Level 70
Apr 27, 2020
Basel? Never even heard of it. Not exactly a "major city" in my humble opinion. Doesn't even show up on the maps of Europe I looked at. Oh well.
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