General Knowledge Quiz #102

Answer these random trivia questions.
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In what city would you find Copacabana beach?
Rio de Janeiro
What mythical bird rises from its own ashes?
Phoenix
In the year 1800, what was the Earth's largest undiscovered landmass?
Antarctica
In the book "Great Expectations", what did Miss Havisham wear every day?
Wedding Dress
What city was once the 4th largest in the United States, before losing over half its population?
Detroit or St. Louis
What Paris cabaret was famous for the can-can dance, and was the subject
of a 2001 movie starring Nicole Kidman?
Moulin Rouge
What is a common word that means "pedagogue"?
Teacher
What was the name of the comic strip that featured Charlie Brown and Snoopy?
Peanuts
What gift will one supposedly receive if they kiss the Blarney Stone?
Gift of the Gab
What island chain at the tip of South America can be translated as "Land of Fire"?
Tierra del Fuego
What movie is about sisters named Anna and Elsa?
Frozen
Which country contains the cities of Cairo, Oxford, Berlin, and Athens?
United States
What country did Vasco da Gama depart from when he sailed to India in 1497?
Portugal
If I drive from Toulouse to Zaragoza, what mountain range will I likely cross?
Pyrenees
What Greek god was the equivalent of the Roman god Neptune?
Poseidon
What green stone was prized in ancient China, and used to make burial suits for royalty?
Jade
What iconic album cover featured the four band members walking across a street in single file?
Abbey Road
What province nearly voted to declare independence from Canada in 1995?
Quebec
What "hunchbacked" English king's remains were discovered in 2012?
Richard III
What elite scholarship is given to foreign students for post-graduate study at Oxford?
Rhodes Scholarship
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Level 80
Jul 25, 2014
Detroit could be replaced by St. Louis. According to Wikipedia, St Louis was the 4th largest city in 1910, with 687,029 residents, but its 2010 population was 319,294.
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Level ∞
Jul 26, 2014
St. Louis will work now too.
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Level 78
Jun 6, 2017
Detroit or St Louis? Bit of a fudge.
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2014
st louis was my first guess
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2020
Also, there was the matter of the divorce in 1876 when St. Louis City voted to remove itself from St. Louis County. It became an independent city, equivalent to a county. Many other cities expanded by annexing into what had been their suburbs. As Ander mentions, the footprint of the city is very small. The boundaries were fixed in 1876 and there was no further annexation.
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Level 78
Feb 6, 2017
The City of St. Louis has a very small defined area, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east, and surrounded by St. Louis County. As the population grew from the city into surrounding St. Louis County the metro area grew but the city showed a steep loss of population. It's true that the population of the city was 319,000 in 2010, but the metro area was nearly three million. The area has lost population, but not so drastically as the stats would make it appear.
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
St. Louis reached a population of 856,000 in 1950, a year many older cities constricted by smaller city limits peaked before drastic loss to larger areas outside those small borders. Today, there are huge swaths of St. Louis that are grass with a building or two or three here and there where once there were densely packed, attractive row houses. Cleveland is similar 915,000 down to 385,000. Detroit 1,850,000 to 673,000. Youngstown 170,000 to 64,000.
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Level 87
Jul 26, 2014
Where's general knowledge #101?
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Level 71
Jul 28, 2016
I see what you did there
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Level 73
Jul 30, 2014
Don't forget Paris, London (KY among others) and Geneva.
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2014
and Jerusalem, and Warsaw, and Vienna, and Rome, and Alexandria, and Utica, etc...
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Level 85
Aug 27, 2014
And Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto. Sadly, no US state was willing to name a town Uranus. There is, however, a Mianus, Connecticut.
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
That's owning it.
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Level 70
Jan 15, 2020
There's also an "Ars" in northern Danmark.
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Level 48
Feb 9, 2016
And Lizard Lick NC
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2020
I made a quiz about this... HERE
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Level 81
Aug 27, 2014
I thought if you kissed the Blarney Stone you received herpes.
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2014
yes but that's not really a gift.
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Level 79
Feb 6, 2017
Worst regifting idea 10 years running, narrowly beating out fruitcake.
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Level 60
Nov 28, 2016
I tried eloquence, story telling, yarning.
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Level 79
Aug 27, 2014
It was funny listening to one of my British coworkers talk about how they found his remains next to a toilet because it sounded like he was saying "Richard the Turd"
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Level 44
May 5, 2015
Irish?
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Level 53
Aug 27, 2014
Great quiz, thank you. A nice mix of subjects
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Level 33
Aug 28, 2014
Should US not work for United States?
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Level 82
Aug 29, 2014
USA works.
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Level 82
Aug 29, 2014
Would love some spelling options for Pyrenees.
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Level 43
Sep 2, 2014
Agreed. Tried pyranees and it didn't work.
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Level ∞
Jan 13, 2017
Pyranees would have worked
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Level 82
Feb 6, 2017
Ugh, 2+ years later and I still couldn't spell it. Pyrennes is the way it forms in my head; just cannot remember the double e.
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Level 67
Jan 6, 2019
Piranhas ? ;)
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Level 56
Jul 18, 2019
I used Pirineos, but no.
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Level 48
Feb 9, 2016
I can believe that it's been over two years since Frozen came out...
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Level 72
Jun 23, 2016
Gift of THE gab
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Level 80
Aug 7, 2016
argh...spelled Poseidon wrong
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Level 62
Mar 17, 2020
That was my problem too.
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Level 67
Feb 6, 2017
It should accept "the gab". You would never say "gift of gab".
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Level ∞
Feb 6, 2017
"The gab" will work now.
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Level 73
Jan 16, 2018
But Eileendover is right, the answer should say "Gift of the gab", as no one ever says "gift of gab".
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Level ∞
Jan 13, 2020
Lots of people say "gift of gab". But I did change the answer since the Wikipedia article says "gift of the gab" in their Blarney Stone article.
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Level 52
Feb 6, 2017
How did only 60% of people get frozen?
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
Let it go brah.
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Level 58
Feb 6, 2017
poseiden posieden ? yeah the O is important but ? i tried valiantly
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Level 67
Jan 6, 2019
It is pronounced basicly as it is written (unlike some words..) po-sei-don. Though i, could imagine someone thinking zei instead of sei, or sy
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Level 64
Feb 6, 2017
I tried Antarctic, but it didn't work so I gave up and tried New Zealand instead! haha
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2018
me too it is silly to not get it because of an a. Lots of people don't use the a when talking about it.
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Level 68
Feb 6, 2017
Missed one as I misspelled it as "Tierra De Fuego".
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Level 70
Dec 23, 2019
I missed it spelling Terra del fuego. Come on, QM, be a bit more lenient with that element.
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Level 18
Mar 25, 2017
You should accept speech for gab
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Level 58
Feb 26, 2020
Gift of the speech? I don't think so! Why would something so patently wrong be accepted?
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Level 60
Jun 26, 2017
please, accept "tierra de fuego"
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Level 76
Feb 22, 2018
The Richard III question is somewhat tasteless now that it's pretty much certain he wasn't hunchbacked. Scoliosis is not the same thing as kyphosis.
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Level 42
Apr 21, 2018
A little flexibility on spelling of Poseidon please?
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Level 42
Jun 8, 2018
Gosford for the beach? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copacabana,_New_South_Wales
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Level 73
Aug 8, 2018
Not that anybody asked for my opinion, but the Moulin Rouge clue doesn't really need the "Nicole Kidman movie" part of the question. Makes it too easy (and it already kind of is). In my opinion. Not that anybody asked.
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Level 70
Dec 23, 2019
Agreed. I didn't even read the second part of the clue, as the first one already made it obvious.
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Level 62
Feb 23, 2020
I swear I typed in every English king except for the answer.
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Level 29
Feb 23, 2020
I thought Tierra Del Fuego was a city
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Level 26
Feb 24, 2020
The quiz is good.
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Level 50
Apr 30, 2020
Why wouldn't it. It's JetPunk.