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General Knowledge Quiz #108

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: April 18, 2017
First submittedOctober 13, 2014
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What European company is the world's biggest furniture seller?
IKEA
What is the "lead" in a pencil actually made of?
Graphite
What does the F.C. Stand for in Manchester United F.C.?
Football Club
What "shaping" garment of the 19th century was meant to give women
an hourglass figure?
Corset
In what city would you find the Brandenburg Gate?
Berlin
In everyday English, what is a contusion?
Bruise
What Scottish pattern is often called "plaid" in the United States?
Tartan
What stereotypical naval beverage was made with water, rum, and lemon juice?
Grog
What American city was famous for grunge music?
Seattle
What type of tree has been decimated by a "Dutch" disease?
Elm
What is the highest grade of olive oil?
Extra Virgin
What movie from the 1980's featured a cute little creature named Gizmo?
Gremlins
What was Thomas Chippendale famous for making?
Furniture
Which deadly sin was Ebenezer Scrooge most guilty of?
Greed
What type of cosmetic is typically applied to eyelashes?
Mascara
What Washington D.C. landmark is shaped like an obelisk?
Washington Monument
What product do Trappist monks in Belgium and the Netherlands famously sell?
Beer
What type of animal holds hands while sleeping to prevent drifting apart?
Sea Otters
What type of crystal is used to keep time in most modern clocks and watches?
Quartz
Which Hindu god is the "destroyer of worlds"?
Shiva
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level 73
Oct 14, 2014
please accept otter for Sea otters
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level ∞
Oct 14, 2014
Otter (singular) will work now.
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level 82
Oct 25, 2014
I don't think it accepted "monument", but then again "washington" was accepted? Isn't "Washington" kind of implied?
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level 60
Apr 19, 2018
There are lots of monuments in DC. An obelisk is a kind of monument. Washington Monument is the one that is distinct as an obelisk and, therefore, that is the part of the answer that is very important.
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level 64
Dec 30, 2018
Still, simply accepting "washington" doesnt seem right
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level 76
Oct 28, 2014
Otters have hands? I though only humans had hands.
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level 49
Dec 3, 2014
What would you call those graspy things on the end of a chimps arm?
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level 36
Dec 18, 2014
Wow.. Wow..
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level 61
Dec 2, 2016
Thought otters had paws.
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
https://media.mnn.com/assets/images/2015/09/Sea_otters_holding_hands.jpg.638x0_q80_crop-smart.jpg
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level 77
Apr 24, 2017
At first I thought it must be an aquatic animal due to the drift clue, but I couldn't think of any with hands. Then I thought something living in a tree probably would want to stay close, too, so I was typing every type of ape and monkey I could think of, and I even tried human - my husband and I don't like to drift too far apart at night, either. :) I agree, the clue should be changed to paws.
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level 52
Apr 25, 2017
Google "otter hands" images and see what you think then. Five fingers, pink, flexible....sure look a lot like hands.
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level 49
Dec 3, 2014
There are now two Trappist breweries in the USA, I haven't tried them yet, but can't wait.
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level 32
Dec 3, 2014
What is the difference between mascara and rimmel? Is Rimmel the name of a company taht produces mascaras or something like that? Like Xerox / photocopiers?
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level 63
Dec 3, 2014
Yeah, Rimmel is one of dozens of makeup brand names.
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level 60
Apr 19, 2018
What people do you know who try not to make their Rimmel run?
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level 62
Dec 3, 2014
I always thought the Trappists were famous for their elderberry jam.
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level 77
Dec 3, 2014
Same here. I tried jam, jelly, preserves, even honey. Didn't know about the beer.
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level 63
Dec 3, 2014
Anyone else try "strippers" for the Thomas Chippendale question? No? Just me?
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level 23
Dec 3, 2014
I definitely thought about it. LOL
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level 62
Dec 3, 2014
That was my first guess...
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level 67
Mar 2, 2016
that's all I could think of
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level 32
Sep 15, 2016
yup
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level 31
Dec 3, 2014
entered 'virgin' alone for the olive oil question ... grr
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level ∞
Dec 3, 2014
That's not the correct answer though. Virgin and Extra Virgin are two different grades!
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level 67
Dec 4, 2014
It's hard enough to find virgins. Imagine how hard it is to come up with extra ones.
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level 66
Dec 3, 2014
Seattle is not so well known for grunge music that I have heard of it.
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level 67
Mar 2, 2016
It's well known enough that over half the people that have taken this test knew it
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level 72
Jul 16, 2016
I can't even think of anywhere ELSE known for grunge music! *Maybe* Portland?
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level 81
Apr 24, 2017
Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters. All those bands were formed in Washington, with 4 of the 5 formed in Seattle. Those are probably some of the most popular grunge bands out there.
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level 73
Apr 25, 2017
And you don't mention Mudhoney!!! Please!
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level 48
Dec 3, 2014
Shouldn't carbon be acceptable for the pencil question?
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level 42
Dec 13, 2014
I tried carbon first.
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level 43
Jan 9, 2017
Well yeah; it's right, but carbons pretty ambiguous. Is like having a question asking, what sunk the Titanic? And having water as the answer. Graphite specifically refers to an arrangement of carbon atoms, and, like hydrogen and oxygen, behaves remarkably different in different structural arrangement of shape. So yeah its carbon, but what kind of carbon?
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level 64
Dec 30, 2018
Would be nice to have a diamond pencil ;) not that I like them at all. Hate would be closer, I dont get why people get excited about them.. (I seriously would rather get a nice wooden one than a gold an diamond one, in fact I definitely would not wear a gold and diamond one, it would take a lottt of convincing to even get me to wear a plain silver one. ) But hey you can allways sell them right ;)
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level 65
Dec 4, 2014
I tried chairs for the Thomas Chippendale question because of The Tick. No shame
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level 63
Apr 24, 2017
I knew Chippendale from the Roald Dahl short story - awesome!
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level 75
Apr 24, 2017
I knew it from Storage Wars
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level 55
Dec 7, 2014
I never felt so american as when I wanted to answer the scottish question with "plad, it's plad, PLAD, what else could it be?"
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level 58
Apr 11, 2015
I think you should accept Vishnu, even if Oppenheimer was mistaken.
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level 67
Mar 2, 2016
according to a Wikipedia article about his quotes. he is actually quoting Vishnu when he made his destroyer of world comment. however, in Hindu mythology, Shiva is the destroyer god.
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level 33
Apr 27, 2015
Only 24% got grog? XD
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level 58
Dec 18, 2015
Aww. I guessed the Trappist monks sold weed. I was closer than I thought.
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level 63
Apr 24, 2017
I tried hoodies.
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level 77
Apr 24, 2017
I tried Benedictine liqueur then realized how silly that was. I also tried alcohol and liquor, so I was close but not close enough.
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level 58
Apr 26, 2017
When the cops talk them into selling it, it's called entrappistment. Good night, folks.
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level 58
Apr 26, 2017
Um, I just saw that I made a joke about my own comment from a year and a half ago. I have out-dorked myself. Good night for reelz.
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level 67
Apr 24, 2017
Turns out Chippendale didn't make "erections." Learn something new everyday.
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level 42
Apr 24, 2017
Only 75% get Graphite!
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level 68
Apr 25, 2017
Good GK quiz, if you like to think outside the box try ... .. The CHALLENGE .. ... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/the-challenge
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level 73
Apr 25, 2017
Can you accept Siva as an alternate spelling of Shiva pls?
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level 73
Apr 25, 2017
Too many furniture questions
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level 49
Apr 26, 2017
Damnit, I read previous every comment intending to entering just about exactly what you said! Good on ya.
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level 71
May 8, 2017
Siva.
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
Aargh - forgot Shiva. Enjoyed this quiz very much for the diverse questions. Are there any quizzes on here about Hindu gods? Admittedly I only know three so might fail catastrophically...
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level 78
Jan 26, 2019
Not sure if it matters, but the Chippendale question is also on General Knowledge Quiz #34.