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General Knowledge Quiz #104

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedAugust 4, 2014
Last updatedJanuary 23, 2017
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What was J.S. Bach's middle name?
Sebastian
What are the next three letters in the sequence that begins "QWERTY"?
UIO
What was the last name of literary sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne?
Brontë
Who is Popeye's girlfriend?
Olive Oyl
What is the most famous book written by Mario Puzo?
The Godfather
What are God's first four words in the Bible?
Let There Be Light
What arc can be found at the end of the Champs-Élysées?
Arc de Triomphe
What gym class activity has been referred to as "a sport of violence, exclusion, and degradation?"
Dodgeball
What are Peach, Xena, and Mononoke?
Princesses
What must nearly all American men register for at age 18?
The Draft
Laphroaig, Glenfiddich, and Aberfeldy are types of what?
Scotch Whisky
What is either Superman's home planet or an element starting with K?
Krypton
What country, to Winston Churchill, was "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma"?
Russia
Shingles is an adult form of what illness?
Chicken Pox
What film director has parodied Frankenstein, Star Wars, and Robin Hood?
Mel Brooks
What was Eleanor Roosevelt's maiden name? (The answer might surprise you)
Roosevelt
What is the best medicine, according to cliché?
Laughter
Where would you find Olympus Mons?
Mars
Lucrezia, Cesare, and Rodrigo were part of what papal family?
Borgia
Which country controls the ABC islands of the Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao?
Netherlands
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level 75
Aug 8, 2014
I believe the QWERTY sequence answer must be the easiest one, unless you haven't use a keyboard in your whole life
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level 66
Sep 15, 2014
And yet more people get Superman's planet and Popeye's girlfriend... Maybe it's because in some countries the QWERTY is actually QWERTZ (German-speaking countries) or even AZERTY (France, if I'm not mistaken). Not to mention the countries where, the Latin alphabet is not the main one...
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level 72
Sep 24, 2014
but even in countries that don't use latin script, devices come with the standard english keyboard layout
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level 82
Sep 24, 2014
Not everybody realises that qwerty refers to the keyboard? Also no, not all devices come with the "standard english keyboard layout", there are *loads* of alternatives. Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout .
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level 61
Dec 26, 2016
That's why it's called trivia.
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level 60
Mar 6, 2017
QWERTZ keyboard user here who knows that the Z and Y are switched in the English keyboard.
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level 69
Sep 24, 2014
One of my favourite pub quiz questions: what is the longest word that can be made using only the top row of letters on a typewriter?
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level 71
Sep 24, 2014
typewriter?
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level 59
Sep 27, 2014
proprietor
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level 42
Sep 28, 2014
Typewritery. "This old keyboard is very typewritery." 8^D
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level 56
Jan 18, 2017
torturerer
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level 58
Sep 25, 2014
It'd be pretty hard to do this quiz without ever using a keyboard.
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level 51
Mar 6, 2017
You can literally just look down at the keyboard you are typing on.
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level 40
Jun 3, 2018
I'm french and m'y keyboard is an AZERTY
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level 22
Sep 24, 2014
Check my quizzes!good ones.
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level 46
Jul 19, 2019
First of all, you only have one, and it isn't that good. It has an outdated question (population), and short clues.
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level 39
Sep 24, 2014
Good quiz
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level 21
Sep 24, 2014
I have never heard of dogdeball
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level 57
Sep 26, 2014
Ever been hit in the head by a projectile? That's pretty much dodgeball. I loved that game.
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level 49
Jul 11, 2018
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!
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level 61
Dec 26, 2016
I typed dodge ball and it didn't take.
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level ∞
Jan 23, 2017
Sounds like your computer is on the fritz. JetPunk always ignores spaces.
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level 49
Mar 6, 2017
I think Bombardment should be accepted - but mostly because I'm a Simpson's fan
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level 70
Apr 17, 2017
I had forgotten that for more than 40 years, but now that you mentioned it, that's what we called it too, though out of ignorance, some of us called it "bombardament. I never cared for it, because it just seemed unfair and somewhat cruel to the less-coordinated and slower kids. That always bothered me.
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level 41
Mar 20, 2018
Literally every sport is cruel to the slower and less-coordinated kids.
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level 73
Jun 13, 2017
Do kids in the US actually play Dodgeball? I thought it was kind of a joke sport made up for TV and films
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level 28
Aug 3, 2017
I did. And a game called Medic, which was basically dodgeball with one person assigned the power to tag people back into the game.
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level 41
Mar 20, 2018
I'm a UK kid, and while I still did PE, we did dodgeball.
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level 52
Sep 24, 2014
Prevention is also the best medicine.
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level 42
Sep 28, 2014
Where I'm from (Philadelphia), an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but only laughter is the best medicine.
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level 46
Mar 24, 2017
The guy who came up with that prevention saying was also from Philadelphia...
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level 59
Oct 21, 2014
You should accept National Service for The Draft - never heard of the draft here in UK
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level 59
Apr 20, 2015
I agree - I typed all sorts of things like enlistment;national sevice etc. It's never called the draft in UK
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level 50
May 1, 2015
But you don't have to register for it anymore in the UK. And I've heard of it (and I'm British).
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level 55
Jul 17, 2015
Granted, I'm a woman, so it wouldn't apply to me. But I don't believe anyone is required to register for the draft in the US anymore anyway.
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level 73
Jul 27, 2015
I wondered about that - can someone reference a source that the draft is still in effect? I thought it was abolished after the Vietnam War.
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level 67
Oct 11, 2015
It's called Selective Service & almost all men 18–25 in the US are required to register for it: https://www.sss.gov/Registration-Info/Who-Registration
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level 53
Apr 19, 2018
you were drafted in the wars. You were drafted into the National Service. It no longer happens but both my duel nationality sons had/ve to sign up or face $250,000 fine if they go visit family in States. Shiver.
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level 70
Aug 14, 2016
Ugh! I kept reading the question wrong and trying to put the first four words of the Bible instead of God's first words.
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level 77
Jan 23, 2017
The Egyptian obelisk "La Concorde" is also at the end of the Champs Elysees, the question doesn't say which direction you're going.
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level 77
Jan 24, 2017
The second word of the question is "arc".
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level 79
Jan 23, 2017
Perhaps "Selective Service" should be the answer, and "Draft" should be an acceptable type-in. This would be a more correct way to answer it.
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level 70
Apr 17, 2017
Agree completely. There is no draft, currently. But all young men still must register with Selective Service.
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level 73
Jan 26, 2017
Not a drinker, so the whisky question really threw me. My guesses included plants, Wizards, and Dragons.
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level 54
Mar 6, 2017
Ooooh, Scotch is a dragon alright.
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level 56
Mar 6, 2017
It's good to be the king!
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level 52
Mar 6, 2017
I have never heard a truer description of dodge-ball.
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level 49
Mar 6, 2017
I did not know at first about Eleanor Roosevelt. So, ironically the clue that the answer 'might surprise' me made it much easier.
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level 70
Apr 17, 2017
That hint seemed somewhat out of place, considering this is a trivia site.
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level 75
Mar 6, 2017
Symbol for Krypton is KR not K, that is potassium. And maybe for chickenpox you could also accept varicella.
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level 62
Mar 6, 2017
The question is asking an element starting with the letter K, not that it's its symbol
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level 75
Mar 6, 2017
You're right, I didn't read the question careful enough :/
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level 77
Mar 6, 2017
Please accept "chicken herpes."
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level 60
Mar 6, 2017
Are we automatically registered at 18? I certainly didn't register. I have never heard of anyone doing that. Also, that description of dodgeball is hilarious and accurate. I never thought of it that way before, but it's a pretty brutal game. Still love it though.
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level 38
Mar 6, 2017
No, you must actually register for the Selective Service. The current army is an all volunteer army but Uncle Sam wants to keep track of you just - in- case!
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level 56
Mar 6, 2017
Yeah, you have to actively register yourself. You need it if you're applying for financial aid, or any federal job, and I don't think you're allowed to vote if you haven't signed up...? I think I remember a line about the SSS while I was registering to vote in CA, but I can't recall fully. There are penalties, like five years in jail if you don't but I don't think it's very strictly enforced.
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level 67
Mar 6, 2017
Please accept Fiat Lux.
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level 63
Mar 6, 2017
Netherlands only controls bonaire. Aruba and curaçao are independent countries in the kingdom of the Netherlands (not that one wouldn't get the answer because of knowing this distinction, but still needed to be said)
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level 38
Apr 21, 2017
Please check your facts MORE CAREFULLY. Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are all within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Bonaire as a non-contiguous state if you will [much like Alaska and Hawaii are to the USA] Aruba and Curacao (& Sint Maarten) are COUNTRIES within the Kingdom. As the quiz master is so fond of reminding us, saying, they are NOT SOVEREIGN nations.
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level 59
Mar 7, 2017
I think you should accept enlistment or national service in lieu of the draft - not known as that in UK
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level 67
Apr 21, 2017
Want to use your grey-matter try ......... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/the-challenge
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level 59
Jul 1, 2018
Didn't know about roosevelt but I got it right after it said the answer might suprise you :D
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level 24
Oct 26, 2018
oi eleanor roosevelt's full name is anne eleanor roosevelt. this makes eleanor her middle name boi