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General Knowledge Quiz #111

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: June 5, 2017
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What animal is generally considered to be the holiest animal in Hinduism?
Cow
According to Shakespeare, who was told to "beware the Ides of March"?
Julius Caesar
What's the capital of Switzerland?
Bern
What constellation has a "belt" of three bright stars?
Orion
In basketball, what word means "nothing but net"?
Swish
Who sang "I Believe I Can Fly"?
R. Kelly
Besides coffee, what goes into an affogato?
Ice Cream
What is a book of the Bible, a girl's name, or a word that means "mercy"?
Ruth
What organization's traditions were "rum, sodomy, and the lash" - according to an
apocryphal Winston Churchill quote
The Royal Navy
What is the female version of a bar mitzvah?
Bat Mitzvah
In the Bible, Jesus raised three people from the dead. Who was the only one that had a name?
Lazarus
Double, double toil and trouble. What creature's eye do witches need for their broth?
Newt
What is the common English translation of Descartes' famous statement "Cogito Ergo Sum"?
I think, therefore I am
What was the last name of brothers Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo, and Gummo?
Marx
Which chemical element is prominently used in laptop batteries and antidepressant medication?
Lithium
What religious group renounces modern inventions, and also speaks "Pennsylvania Dutch"?
Amish
How is the word "jail" sometimes spelled in the United Kingdom?
Gaol
What series of video games takes place in the mythical land of Hyrule?
The Legend of Zelda
In the puppet show, who is Mr. Punch's wife?
Judy
Which Protestant denomination has the most members in the U.S.?
Southern Baptist
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level 82
Dec 7, 2014
Ruthless. Nice! Now I understand that word better.
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level 73
Dec 8, 2014
AAAAhhhhhhh...cool
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level 70
Jan 13, 2015
Mind = Blown
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level 79
May 25, 2018
Whoa.
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level 68
Dec 11, 2014
Never heard of the puppet show
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level 39
Jan 13, 2015
A very old puppet show in Britain, mostly performed at the seaside.
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level 61
Jan 13, 2017
It dates from 16th century Italy. Hard to believe you've never heard of something that's been around for 500 years.
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level 46
Jun 5, 2017
I've never heard of it either. Maybe it's more well known in Europe.
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level 63
Jan 6, 2019
I believe it is more a Uk thing, I ve only heard it since a few years (and only because I allways watch the english channel). We do have a puppet show that is, similar (jan klaasen) but it is not as big of a thing as it seems to be in the uk (allmost like a national cultural treasure)
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level 54
Jun 5, 2017
From an old nursery rhyme: Punch and Judy fought for a pie. Punch gave Judy a knock in the eye. Says Punch to Judy, "Will you have any more?" Says Judy to Punch, "My eye is sore."
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level 68
Apr 18, 2019
It's not so popular anymore in the UK, given that it's basically domestic violence played for laughs :/
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level 83
Jan 13, 2015
Arguably, all 3 people whom Jesus raised from the dead had names, even if we don't know the other two.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2015
.....
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level 77
Nov 29, 2015
Nope. You shouldn't believe everything anyone tells you.
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level 51
May 19, 2017
If they didn't bother changing the names, how come the Roman version of Greek mythology where the name were changed is commonly known to be a variation on the same myth, while the Biblical myth is only doubted by a few rather off-the-rails individuals? The stories are nothing alike; the only similarity is the resurrection of Lazarus/Osiris, and even they are completely different (one mortal, the other immortal; one caused by a simple word, the other by reassembling a body in Frankenstein-esque fashion).
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level 70
Jan 13, 2015
I have always thought it was pronounced Swoosh
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level 64
Jan 13, 2015
Definitely put swoosh myself
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level ∞
Jan 14, 2015
An extremely effective marketing campaign by Nike!
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level 71
May 23, 2016
I put swoosh, too!
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level 76
Jun 5, 2017
Another swoosher here, and when that didn't work I tried whoosh. Grrrr, b-ball is my downfall.
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level 78
Apr 10, 2018
one more for swoosh. I thought swish was more of a drag thing.
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level 37
Jan 15, 2015
Can't you say Jesus raised himself from the dead as well?
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level 51
May 19, 2017
Depends on how you interpret it, mostly because the Trinity is somewhat confusing.
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level 38
Feb 10, 2015
So much organized religion stuff :/
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level 67
Apr 30, 2015
As opposed to disorganised religion stuff ?
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level 80
Jun 6, 2017
There are 6 questions related to religion on this quiz. That's too much! Too much I tell ya!
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level 63
Jan 6, 2019
I read fluff...
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level 68
Jun 11, 2015
tried avocado for affogato, was surprised when it didn't work. Have never heard of the real answer, even though I spend more time at coffee shops then at home. learned something. cool.
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level 27
Dec 10, 2015
Lithium is usually used to treat bipolar disorder, not depression. Just sayin.......
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level 71
May 23, 2016
More to the point: lithium compounds are classified as mood stabilizers, not antidepressants.
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level 76
Dec 28, 2015
The Protestant denomination one stumped me, because first I thought of Church of England but then realised that they wouldn't have that in America. Then I thought of Anglican - oh, wait, that stems from a word meaning ENGLISH! I couldn't think of any others except Methodism.
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level 71
May 23, 2016
We do have it here, it's just called Episcopalian.
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level 59
Jun 6, 2017
Anglicanism is the theological basis of many English-speaking Protestant churches, so it's not a bad guess. Baptism is by far the most common form of US Protestantism though.
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level 71
Sep 14, 2016
Can't believe I forgot-o what else goes into an affogato.
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level 71
Nov 7, 2016
Tried Mrs. Punch. :D
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level 62
Jun 5, 2017
How come there is a picture of Gandhi?
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level 77
Jun 5, 2017
He was a cow in a previous life.
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level 59
Jun 5, 2017
Because there are no questions related to Gandhi, duh!
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level 56
Jun 5, 2017
Mind went blank, couldn't remember the female equivalent of a bar mitzvah - all I could come up with was bar chutzpah!
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level 73
Jun 5, 2017
I'm Pennsylvania Dutch on both sides of my family, and no one is Amish. Pennsylvania Dutch means someone of German heritage and one of various Protestant faiths who historically resided in Pennsylvania and would have known a dialect of German known as Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German. There are far more Pennsylvania Dutch who are not Amish than who are. My relatives are Lutheran and Methodist. And, honestly, to suggest that all Amish renounce all modern inventions is also inaccurate; communities typically can collectively decide what technology, if any, to embrace. I'd reword to "What religious group often renounces modern inventions and are identified among the " 'Pennsylvania Dutch'?" or something along those lines.
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level 76
Jun 5, 2017
Yep, I descend from Pennsylvania Dutch, and not one Amish among them.
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level ∞
Jun 5, 2017
Changed to "speak Pennsylvania Dutch".
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level 63
Jan 6, 2019
I allways thought Pennsylvania dutch was a/the language, so saying you are pennsylvania dutch because your parents are looks very weird to me (not saying you are wrong, just that it is news to me). And that yes there are groups that speak Pennsylvania dutch but arent amish. Also trivia; the "dutch" doesn't mean dutch. It has not much to do with it, it refers to the predecessor of dutch and german (diets or teutonic). I think a lot of people might think Pennsylvania dutch is a dutch "language/dialect" but it is german.
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level 66
Jun 5, 2017
Please also accept bas mitzvah, as dictionary.com says it is a variation of bat mitzvah.
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level 49
Jun 8, 2017
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who tried that.
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level 61
Jun 9, 2017
We do not sometimes call jail "Gaol" in the UK. That is old english. Stopped using that in the 1800s
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level 76
Mar 6, 2018
Speak for yourself, I almost always spell it that way.
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level 68
Apr 18, 2019
Middle Earth isn't in the UK :P
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level 38
Jul 16, 2017
Only 36% got Zelda! How?!?
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level 49
Mar 7, 2018
I missed it cause I tried about 40,000 different ingredients for the coffee question and ran out of time and didnt see the question.
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level 52
Mar 7, 2018
I think you should say: "Besides coffee AND water, what goes into an affogato?" because I hardly think that any coffee drink would work without water. Water otherwise is (and should be) a perfectly acceptable answer.
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level 79
May 25, 2018
So, because water is an ingredient in EVERY coffee drink, you think it's a good answer to the question, "What goes in an affogato?"?
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level 46
Nov 16, 2019
Question should ask for an alternative spelling of jail. The spelling gaol is used outside the UK.
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