General Knowledge Quiz #122

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: July 2, 2020
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What country do bagels come from originally?
Poland
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters
What product is made by Steinway and Sons?
Pianos
What is the most populous city in Alaska?
Anchorage
What is the term for a gas, such as CO2 or methane, that lets more energy
into the atmosphere than it lets out?
Greenhouse Gas
What type of fabric are blue jeans normally made from?
Denim
What nursery rhyme's second line is "how I wonder what you are"?
Twinkle, Twinkle,
Little Star
In what city must taxi drivers learn "The Knowledge" to navigate without the aid of maps?
London
Who was Maid Marian's romantic interest?
Robin Hood
What musical features a feline character named Mr. Mistoffelees?
Cats
What does one call a member of the Society of Jesus?
a Jesuit
Metaphorically speaking, what are beaten into plowshares in time of peace?
Swords
What, besides water and barley, was the only ingredient that was allowed in Bavarian beer?
Hops
What city is known as Praha in its own language?
Prague
What type of people are imperiled in parts of Africa, due to the belief that
their body parts have magical powers?
Albinos
What is Adderall used to treat?
ADHD
What royal house did King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I belong to?
The Tudors
In what country was "The Book of the Dead" written?
Egypt
What city's Olympic mascot was named Misha the Bear?
Moscow
Who invented the Rubik's Cube?
Ernő Rubik
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Level 77
May 13, 2015
Shouldn't yeast be an acceptable answer for ingredients allowed in beer? The original law did not specify yeast, but that was simply because at the time they didn't understand how it worked. They used either a sample from a previous batch or airborne yeast to ferment the beer. Besides, the current German Beer Law allows more ingredients: water, malt barley, wheat malt, cane sugar, hops, and yeast. The law to which you refer no longer exists.
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Level 72
Nov 30, 2017
The law is the Bavarian law so its not a huge leap to understand its the oringinal law of 1512 which is pretty well known (hence general knowledge)
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Level 54
Jun 15, 2015
Why is the Egyptian Book of the Dead the only one accepted? The Tibetans also have one that they still use today (stay back, trolls, I know Tibet isn't a country). And what about the Aztec and Mayan books of the dead? Also very famous.
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Level 63
Jun 15, 2015
The Popol Vuh (Maya and appropriated by Aztecs) is much more than a "Book of the Dead" - it's the story of how the world has been created and destroyed 4x over and the great heroes that tricked the gods into allowing humans to live on the earth, among other things. Though it's sometimes known as the Mayan Book of the Dead, it's significance is far greater to Mayan culture, and scope much more broad than Egypt's Book of the Dead.
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2020
Tibet will work now.
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Level 79
Jun 15, 2015
I thought "hops" is what a bunny did and "hopps" is what they put in beer. I gave up after trying that because I'm used to missing the alcohol questions, but I actually knew the answer for once.
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Level 70
Oct 23, 2016
Sorry Kal, the word is Hops, there are Hop Kilns in Kent and the Hops grow in rows nearby. Never heard the Hopp version.
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Level 79
Nov 30, 2017
It's okay. Sports and alcoholic beverages are my two weaknesses here. They've cost me many points each.
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Level 78
Jun 15, 2015
I hope I'm the only one who, in desperation, tried snakebite for the Adderall clue.
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Level 35
May 5, 2016
Me too!!
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Level 63
May 17, 2017
Warts?
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2020
I did too!
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Level 53
Dec 25, 2016
Maybe you should add the generic name for medicines (at least in brackets) as the brand names are different depending on which country you are in.
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Level 43
Jan 14, 2017
Pretty tough quiz; these are the gems man
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Level 70
Jun 20, 2017
If you like reasonably tough general knowledge quizzes try my Mal's General Knowledge quizzes, click on Malbaby.
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2020
I made it easier with the last update.
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Level 60
Mar 5, 2017
I wish cab drivers in Brisbane were made to memorise all of the streets. None of them can even drive you around the corner without even consulting their gps. The cab companies test to see if they pass the rudeness test and then give them the job.
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Level 72
Sep 16, 2017
Adderall is also a first-line treatment for narcolepsy. Unfortunately, I know this first-hand.
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
Could you accept the more generic "hyperactivity" for the Adderall question?
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2020
Yes
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Level 62
Nov 30, 2017
These quizzes are so easy........when you do it the second time!
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Level 79
Nov 30, 2017
To be honest, I don't really call ghostbusters.
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Level 78
Nov 30, 2017
Agree, I have Batman on speed dial for those little problems.
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Level 59
Nov 30, 2017
Mistoffelees sounds a lot like Mephistopheles. Unfortunately, Faust isn't correct.
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2017
Seriously? The plowshare thing is the least well known?
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Level 42
Nov 30, 2017
Not immediately obvious for non-native speakers is my guess. (Source: am one, failed question)
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Level 68
Jul 15, 2020
Not immediately obvious to native speakers either. I had no clue on that one.
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Level 47
Nov 30, 2017
This was very hard at least for not native English speaker. I got 2 right.
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2020
Dumbed the quiz down with the latest update. That said, these quizzes are intended for native English speakers.
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2020
I am full of admiration for anyone taking these quizzes who do not have English as their main language. I should imagine it is also a great way to learn English, so there is a benefit. (I could not attempt to do these quizzes if they were in another language)
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Level 10
Dec 1, 2017
this was hard. nice quiz though
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Level 34
Dec 1, 2017
Just... ummmmm... impossible. Give more time!!