General Knowledge Quiz #116

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What city is also called "Nola" and "The Big Easy"?
New Orleans
What superhero has a lasso of truth?
Wonder Woman
What is the largest country in the world that only borders one other country?
Canada
What is the most common first name for girls born in the U.S. in the last 80 years?
Mary
What was the name of the world's first long-range ballistic missile,
developed by the Nazis in 1944?
V-2
What river has been called "China's Sorrow" due to it many floods?
Yellow River
What is the French word for "yes"?
Oui
What book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry tells the story of a boy who
lives on a small asteroid known as "B 612"?
The Little Prince
What London theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company?
Globe Theatre
In what sport can one earn the rank of Yokozuna?
Sumo
According to citypopulation.de, what is the most populous urban area
that is NOT in Asia?
Mexico City
In what country would you find Mt. Pinatubo, whose 1991 eruption was
the largest in the last hundred years?
Philippines
What animal's scientific name is Ursus Maritimus?
Polar Bear
Who wrote the musical "Cats"?
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Whose hand and feet wounds are known as "stigmata"?
Jesus's
What oft-ridiculed 1930s movie tells the story of people who become
criminally insane after smoking marijuana?
Reefer Madness
What celestial object was mathematically predicted before being observed in 1846?
Neptune
What "strip" of land is trapped between Egypt and Israel?
Gaza Strip
What party game, released by Milton Bradley in 1966, was called "sex in a box"?
Twister
What metal is often considered to "outrank" gold, despite being worth
less than half as much (as of 2020)?
Platinum
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Level 36
Feb 12, 2015
Arg, knew it was mexico city...
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Level 66
Mar 24, 2015
I can't say I've ever actually met someone named Mary
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Level 81
Mar 24, 2015
My grandmother. My great aunt. Mostly old people. Though I've met a ton of Marias, Miriams, Mariams, Mariannes, Maries etc all over the world.
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Level 81
Mar 24, 2015
Marygrace/Merrygrace really popular in the Philippines...
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Level 78
Jun 1, 2020
I don't think Miriam is a form of Mary. It's a Hebrew name, and in the bible Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron. Molly and Polly are forms of Mary, however.
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Level 76
Jun 1, 2020
@ander it's the other way around - Mary being the New Testament form of the Old Testament Miriam
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Level 78
Mar 24, 2015
I know many. Plus a lot named Mary Ann, Mary Lou, Mary Kate, Mary Beth, etc. who go by both names.
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2017
Mary........Catholics have a lot to do with that......look it up.
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Level 60
Sep 7, 2017
You mean Mary Tudor, right? I know everything about that.
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Level 59
Jun 22, 2015
It is one of the trick of "mediums" to say to an audience that they are getting a message from someone named "Mary" or "Maria" or "Marie." The odds are that there are dozens of members in the audience who have a dead relative by that name. Saying it is someone whose name starts with "M" or "J" is another trick since there are so many common English names that start with those two letters.
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Level 44
Sep 5, 2015
I got cats wrong because my English teacher said ts Elliot wrote cats, but he only wrote the story it was based off of
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Level 63
Dec 19, 2015
Well he wrote The Possum Book of Practical Cats, which isn't so much a story as a series of rhymes. Nearly all of the lyrics in Cats are taken verbatim from said book of poems. I think it's a stretch to say that Webber wrote Cats. It's definitely a collaborative effort. Almost like Gilbert without Sullivan.
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Level 73
Feb 18, 2016
Yeah, probably the question should be changed to "who composed Cats"
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Level 78
Dec 30, 2016
Nawlins wasn't accepted
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Level 22
Aug 24, 2017
can you make it so "Wonder Women" doesn't need capitals please
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Level 79
Sep 7, 2017
Quizzes on this site never need capitals. Your problem is probably spelling it "Women" instead of "Woman".
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Level 56
Sep 7, 2017
Pinatubos eruption is very important
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2017
I should have gotten Mary.
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Level 83
Jul 5, 2019
There's something about her.
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2017
Nola? I think you're spelling it wrong. Isn't it "Nawlins"? (I get where Nola comes from, though).
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Level 23
Dec 30, 2018
NOLA as in "New Orleans LA (Louisiana)"
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2017
New York City is within 0.5% of Mexico City. I wonder if that's within the margin of error of citypopulation.de's projections.
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Level 73
Apr 9, 2020
Canada has two borders, they're just both with the same country.
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Level ∞
Apr 9, 2020
They have more than two. Here's one, for example:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Point+Roberts,+WA+98281

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Level 66
Jun 1, 2020
What does "outranks" gold mean? In military terms, silver outranks gold, but I don't get how platinum does?
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Level 74
Jun 1, 2020
Platinum outranks gold for record sales and credit card statuses. Although some rankings exclude platinum (like the Olympics), it beats gold nearly every time that it is included
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Level 66
Jun 1, 2020
AAhhh....thanks, @WanHuangdi
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Level 54
Jun 4, 2020
I tried karate, aikido, judo, jiu jitsu, kung fu, and taekwondo before taking a wild stab at sumo.
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Level 61
Oct 16, 2020
Come on, man. Don't stab sumos!
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Level 43
Nov 27, 2020
Sao Paolo has 21.6 million, mexico city only has 21.5 by UN estimates.