General Knowledge Quiz #108

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: February 6, 2020
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 country's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, was elected in 1955?
Israel
What stereotypical naval beverage was made with water, rum, and lemon juice?
Grog
What European city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1992?
Barcelona
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 1980s featured a cute little creature named Gizmo?
Gremlins
What country has more horses than people?
Mongolia
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 make?
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 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 62
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 67
Dec 30, 2018
Still, simply accepting "washington" doesnt seem right
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Level 54
Apr 5, 2020
But the question makes it clear that the location is Washington, right? It seems odd to force a restatement (unlike as in, say, the Things That Are _____ series).
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Level 78
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 78
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 53
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 67
Feb 15, 2020
Yea and humans are the only ones with ears too right? People just invented other words to make them self feel superior and differentiate themself from animals. Because god forbid, you cant seriously consider humans and animals to be similar..

If it can grasp and has fingers it is a hand.

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Level 78
Apr 5, 2020
My goodness, I don't think anyone was trying assert a superiority over animals. I was taught that creatures with opposable thumbs such as humans and chimps, have hands, while quadrapeds without opposable thumbs have paws. It is a difference of anatomy. If otters fall into the former category then it was ignorance on my part, not an attempt to feel superior.(I just looked it up to see if otters have opposable thumbs, and one article said yes they do, another article said no, they do not, while a third article said not yet, but they appear to be evolving in that direction.)
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Level 58
Apr 5, 2020
Congratulations on finding something to get angry over.
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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 67
Feb 15, 2020
More like thousands or even more.
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2018
What people do you know who try not to make their Rimmel run?
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Level 64
Dec 3, 2014
I always thought the Trappists were famous for their elderberry jam.
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Level 79
Dec 3, 2014
Same here. I tried jam, jelly, preserves, even honey. Didn't know about the beer.
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Level 77
Feb 7, 2020
I tried cheese first, but yeah, definitely beer. (Locally here also chocolate )
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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 30
Apr 11, 2020
maybe you could add Extra Vergine to the list of accepted answers. Most olive oils are imported from Italy and they always have "Extra Vergine" on the label.Thank you
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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 65
Apr 24, 2017
I tried hoodies.
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Level 78
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 78
Apr 5, 2020
You made me smile twice. :) :)
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Level 42
Apr 24, 2017
Only 75% get Graphite!
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Level 70
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 76
Apr 25, 2017
Can you accept Siva as an alternate spelling of Shiva pls?
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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 77
Feb 7, 2020
Must be a lot of whining that some gods are missing.
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Level 83
Apr 5, 2020
You betrayed Shiva!
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Level 81
Feb 7, 2020
Kind of wish the question had been "What Washington monument is shaped like an obelisk?" That would have been worthy of Jeopardy's Stupid Questions category.
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Level 67
Feb 15, 2020
Well imo it is not far off.. I would seriously consider rephrasing the question. Perhaps to have obelisk as the answer.
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Level 45
Mar 2, 2020
Got Shiva
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Level 17
Apr 1, 2020
Spelled Shiva wrong (e i.o. i) and tried almost every type of injury for contusion except bruise.
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Level 81
Apr 6, 2020
I always thought the disease killed Dutch Elms. Never thought it was the Dutch disease that killed elms. Mind blown.
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2020
Darn it! I would have gotten 100% if I hadn't misread "company" as "country". I couldn't understand why Sweden wasn't working.
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Level 56
Apr 8, 2020
same here, but i figured it out after a little
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Level 44
Apr 8, 2020
I misread contusion as “confusion”.