General Knowledge Quiz #118

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What region voted not to become an independent country in 2014?
Scotland
What is the name of the friendly ghost?
Casper
What tribe of warrior women is Wonder Woman said to come from?
Amazons
Who famously raised wages to $5/day so that his workers could afford the
product they were producing?
Henry Ford
What country is most famous for its castles called Kasbahs?
Morocco
What word is a homophone of you and yew?
Ewe
If one makes a Faustian bargain, with whom do they bargain?
The Devil
What Christian religious observance lasts 40 days?
Lent
Of the four traditional "precious" stones, which one is green?
Emerald
In northeast Australia, what large bird are people advised to be "wary" of?
Cassowary
What shape's volume is expressed by the formula 4/3 π r3?
Sphere
What city were Cato, Scipio, and Crassus from?
Rome
What well-known dinosaur is a close relative of the apatosaurus?
Brontosaurus
What punk rockers sang "God Save the Queen"?
The Sex Pistols
What type of animal cannot turn its eyes but can swivel its head
135° degrees in either direction?
Owl
What is the biggest city in Catalonia?
Barcelona
Complete the palindrome: "A man, a plan, a canal, ..."
Panama!
What artist's New York studio was called "The Factory"?
Andy Warhol
What religious group was famous for "giving" people flowers at airports?
Hare Krishna
What brand of perfume by Calvin Klein attracts jaguars and other large cats?
Obsession
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Level 87
Feb 26, 2015
Clearly asleep this morning. Confused Patagonia with Catalonia, and then it didn't accept Barcelonia...
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Level 79
Apr 21, 2015
Also, don't the Moonies also give out flowers at airports? Or used to back in the 80s and 90s? I still have their Illuminati card. Did anyone else try Sex Panther before Obsession?
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Level 58
Apr 21, 2015
I was thinking it was the Moonies, too. And haha, Sex Panther immediately came to mind, though I knew it was Obsession (hurrah for perfumes I can't afford!)
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Level 83
Oct 5, 2017
I tried it too. I guess it's true about what they say: 60% of the time, it works everytime.
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Level 78
Oct 5, 2017
Moonies was my first thought, too, but I'm not a frequent flyer.
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Level 79
Oct 5, 2017
Sex Panther works now! :D
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Level 64
Jun 29, 2020
It only works 60% of the time.
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Level 73
Oct 9, 2017
bhagwan, anyone? i'm not sure though.
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Level 82
Apr 21, 2020
Nah, the Bagwan was a weird sex cult that ended up in that remote compound in Oregon, trying to poison people in the neighboring towns. No airport love shared there. :-)
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Level ∞
Apr 19, 2020
Moonies will work now
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Level 76
Apr 21, 2015
How about 'hew', as in hewing coal or timber?
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Level 44
May 15, 2015
That would rhyme with Hugh not you, or it does out of the USA where the letter H seems to be ignored.
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Level 82
Aug 20, 2017
"I am Hugh!" "Stop saying that!" Appropriate lines from "What's Up, Doc?"
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Level 82
Apr 21, 2020
Huge Jackman might disagree.
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Level 59
Apr 21, 2015
Apatosauruses burgers. Yabba Dabba Doo!
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Level 27
Apr 22, 2015
I only got 'Panama!' because I noticed it was a palindrome. I'll take that 5th point thank you very much.
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Level 43
Jun 5, 2015
Yeah I love this palindrome :)
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Level 73
Jun 29, 2020
What a keen eye! Did the phrase "Complete the palindrome" in the clue help in any way?
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Level 72
Aug 29, 2016
Thanks to this quiz I learnt that the Brontosaurus is a legit dinosaur again.Also is attracting large feline predators a desirable thing?
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2017
If you are a large feline predator yourself - definitely!
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Level 74
Aug 24, 2017
Spelling: well-known
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Level ∞
Aug 25, 2017
Fixed
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Level 81
Aug 24, 2017
Didn't the Unification Church/Moonies also hang out in airports giving flowers to people?
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Level 62
Oct 5, 2017
Wouldn't have got the wary one without the inverted commas!!
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Level 82
Oct 5, 2017
I so wanted "The Beach" to be the correct answer for the fragrance.
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Level 78
Oct 5, 2017
Anyone else try Tigress for the perfume answer? No idea if they still make it, but seems like everyone was wearing it in the '70s and its cloying scent gave me a headache.
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Level 78
Jun 29, 2020
Tried Tigress again even though it was made by Faberge, but it seems to me if Sex Panther is accepted then Tigress should be in the running, too. The lid was even covered in fake tiger fur.
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Level 71
Oct 5, 2017
Scotland isn't a region, it's a country.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2017
It's a nation, not a country.
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Level ∞
Apr 19, 2020
Of course the USA is a region of North America.

Region, n. "A portion of the earth's surface distinguished from others by some characteristic."

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Level 71
May 3, 2020
While obviously Scotland is a region (every named piece of land can be described as a region), using that name to describe it can feel a little dismissive, because it is much more than that. It would be akin as defining Obama as a 'mammal', or Stephen Hawking as 'someone who passed high school'.

Nation would be a much better, non-contentious definition in that context.
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Level 83
Jul 30, 2018
It’s a place that any Scot with education and money gets out of the minute they possibly can. Then, for the rest of their lives, bore everyone within earshot about how wonderful the old place is (so long as they never have to live there ever again).
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Level 59
Oct 5, 2017
Brontosaurus is not a real dinosaur. An Apatosaurus skeleton had the skull of a Camarasaurus attached and it was called a new dinosaur.
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2017
That's been debunked. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/07/brontosaurus-is-back-new-analysis-suggests-genus-might-be-resurrected
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Level 72
May 2, 2020
The brontosaurus made its comeback a while ago. Now if only we could reinstate Pluto!
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2020
I think Brachiosaurus also works as an answer! It's a related genus.
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Level 81
May 17, 2018
I'm not even that big of an Anchorman fan, and it still made me very happy that "Sex Panther" was accepted as an answer :)
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Level 70
May 27, 2018
Haha. I typed "sex panther" for the perfume question as a joke and got it right.
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Level 59
Mar 20, 2019
Actually, Brontosaurus and Apatosaurus are the same thing. So, that question is invalid.
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Level 65
Jun 29, 2020
Nope, Brontosaurus is a separate genus now. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/04/150407-brontosaurus-back-return-apatosaurus-sauropod-dinosaurs-fossils-paleontology/
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Level 65
Dec 12, 2019
Would be great if you'd accept Roma for Rome
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Level 80
Apr 19, 2020
Wikipedia: "A sphere is a geometrical object in three-dimensional space that is the surface of a ball". Thus, it has an area, not a volume, and that surface area is 4*pi*r^2.
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Level ∞
Apr 19, 2020
So you're saying that sphere doesn't have a volume? That's a new one.
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Level 70
Jun 29, 2020
The question is fine, this is what people mean when talking about the 'volume of a sphere'. But yes, technically the volume of a sphere is 0, as it's only the 'edge' of a ball. Same with 'circle' versus 'disk'.
So I would accept 'ball' as an alternative answer.
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Level 56
Jun 29, 2020
^ That's correct. In my opinion, "ball" should be the answer, although "sphere" should still be accepted as a type-in, of course.
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Level 60
Jun 29, 2020
anything that occupies 3 dimensional space has volume.
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2020
Why would you pay for "Obsession" when pork chops are so much cheaper?
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2020
Let's be technical here and allow "Mephistopheles" for whom a faustian pact is made with.
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Level 80
Jun 29, 2020
Mephistopheles is not your name, I know what you're up to just the same
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Level 65
Jun 29, 2020
Could you please accept diplodocus for the brontosaurus question? They are all part of the same diplodocidae family, and diplodocus was the star of the Jurassic Walking with Dinosaurs episode. I get that you are trying to throw people off with brontosaurus not being a real dino thing, but I think diplodocus should be a right answer too, as it is worded.
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Level 63
Jun 29, 2020
Brontosaurus is closer related to Apatosaurus than Diplodocus is, being in the same subfamily of Apatosaurinae. As there are no other genera that are currently placed for certain in this subfamily, Brontosaurus should still be the only valid answer to this question. You could perhaps argue that the question should be reworded to say "the closest relative" instead of "a close relative," but I think the question is still pretty valid and clear in its intent.
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2020
But, as it is worded, diplodocus is a totally valid answer, if not the best answer. I am not saying the question needs to be changed, or even the answer. I just think it should work as a type in answer (like misspellings do). Because, they are in fact members of the same family. It would be like If a question was looking for a close lion relative that shared their habitat, but accepted only leopard, and not cheetah. Sure, leopard is closer, but cheetah should still count, right?
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Level 66
Jun 29, 2020
Sex Panther for the win!