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General Knowledge Quiz #12

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedMay 4, 2011
Last updatedApril 22, 2018
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What is the name of Elvis Presley's former home?
Graceland
What animal do Buffalo Wings come from?
Chicken
Who composed "Flight of the Valkyries"?
Richard Wagner
What war was fought in the years 1950-1953?
Korean War
A cube is 5 meters on each edge. What is its surface area?
150 Square Meters
What can come in brown, brook, rainbow, and steelhead varieties?
Trout
What product was the Microsoft Zune meant to compete with?
Apple iPod
What animal is the "most dangerous game"?
Man
Who supposedly said "let them eat cake"?
Marie Antoinette
In 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the death of what famous writer?
Salman Rushdie
What U.S. state is closest to Africa (geographically)?
Maine
Who played Frodo in "The Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy?
Elijah Wood
What was the former name of Istanbul?
Constantinople
And what was it called before that?
Byzantium
What are Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle?
Pokemon
What board game's original mascot was Rich Uncle Pennybags?
Monopoly
What novel begins "Call Me Ishmael"?
Moby Dick
In what country did the sauna originate?
Finland
Who is Jon Voight's daughter?
Angelina Jolie
What is the capital of Saskatchewan?
Regina
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level 66
Jun 13, 2013
Seriously? Like no one got regina?
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level 73
Apr 14, 2014
I thought it was Moose Jaw.
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level 70
Jun 21, 2018
Better than Moose Knuckle
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level 72
Nov 23, 2018
Regina actually rhymes with that.
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level 55
Jun 5, 2014
Check out the hilarious song "The Last Saskatchewan River Pirate" by the Arrogant Worms. You won't be able to forget.
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level 74
Jun 21, 2018
Hilarious! Thanks for that!
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level 72
Jun 21, 2018
Regina, the city that rhymes with the funnest place on earth
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level 61
Jun 26, 2018
I thought was "Mulva."
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level 75
Jun 13, 2013
Man is not an animal. You must mean Human.
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level 40
Jun 14, 2013
If man isn't an animal then what is 'he'? Plant or mineral? Jeez that's a dopey comment.
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level 72
Nov 23, 2018
Is it possible you too remember the glorious 3-month run of the TV show Manimal?
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level 73
Jun 27, 2013
Crap...I pulled Byzantium from out of nowhere, but couldn't spell it for the life of my, so I figured I was wrong. Dagnabbit.
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level 31
Aug 25, 2013
how far is it from north Alaska to southern Africa via the polar route? I reckon it is closer than Maine to northwest Africa via the Atlantic
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level 24
Sep 6, 2013
Look at google earth. Alaska is practically on the other side of the world from southern Africa.
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level 58
Mar 4, 2014
Wrong poles. North Alaska is near the North Pole, and the southern edge of Africa is near the South Pole.
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level 63
Jun 22, 2018
Flat Earther maybe?
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
Dont you know? There is a wormhole at each pole, for easy travel... guess that was classified info.. oops..
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level 43
Jun 26, 2014
I spelled Rushdie incorrectly >.
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level 43
Aug 11, 2014
The fact that only 32% of people got Richard Wagner upsets me deeply.
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level 67
Mar 27, 2016
Wagner died 133 years ago, how many of todays musicians will be remembered in 2149?
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level 65
Apr 22, 2018
Hopefully not many, for the future's sake.
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level 73
Apr 23, 2018
LMFAO for certain...not sure about any of the others though.
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level 72
Nov 23, 2018
They'll only remember Simon Cowell.
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level 38
Nov 23, 2018
I remembered Richard Wagner only because of the movie of a similar name in which Tom Cruise attempted to assassinate Hitler. (I then made the connection that Wagner was Hitler's favorite composer).
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level 62
Jul 22, 2017
I thought Jon Voight was the guy in Les Miserables (Jean Valjean) and I was trying to remember the name of his daughter...
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level 53
Jun 19, 2018
Wasn't that Cosette?
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level 54
Jun 21, 2018
If you count a fugitive adoption, yes. haha
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level 58
Dec 6, 2017
Ironic that Maine is the closest state to Africa, considering it is either the whitest, or one of the top 3 whitest, states in the U.S. (by population.
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level 63
Jun 22, 2018
That's about as ironic as an Alanis Morisette song
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level 65
Mar 8, 2019
that's not really ironic, spain borders africa and they're pretty white
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
Spaniards are hardly more white, by skintone, than morrocans.
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level 77
Apr 24, 2018
Darn you, Kramer! My first quess was SalBASS Rushdie!
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level 73
Jun 19, 2018
Stick to the last names :)
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level 72
Jun 21, 2018
Another perfect score wrecked by lord of the rings. Sigh. I need to tape a sheet to my laptop with common answers for lotr. Fell asleep during the first movie. Didn’t bother with the rest
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level 73
Jun 21, 2018
Why are people so proud to hate LOTR (or other popular cultural phenomenons, for that matter)?
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level 76
Jun 21, 2018
I have to wonder how "famous" Salmon Rushdie would be if not for the infamous fatwa...?
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level 54
Jun 21, 2018
For the longest time, I thought he was the founder of the Church of Satan (because he wrote the unrelated The Satanic Verses). But that was most definitely Anton LaVey.
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level 58
Nov 23, 2018
Ride not Flight
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level 58
May 19, 2019
Thank you! I was going mad thinking "Flight of the Valkyries? Is that right?"
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
Flight of the bumblebee!! It will drive you mad haha.
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level 65
Jan 25, 2019
The Byzantium question proves that about 70% of JetPunkers are smart people that wisely choose to not read the comments, because it is brought up on nearly every quiz to mention either Constantinople or Istanbul or TMBG.