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General Knowledge Quiz #122

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: September 10, 2017
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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 is Adderall used to treat?
ADHD
What product is made by Steinway and Sons?
Pianos
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
In what city must taxi drivers learn "The Knowledge" to navigate without the aid of maps?
London
What country does the name Pádraig come from?
Ireland
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 emperiled in parts of Africa, due to the belief that
their body parts have magical powers?
Albinos
What does one call a member of the Society of Jesus?
a Jesuit
What dynasty did King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I belong to?
The Tudors
In what country was "The Book of the Dead" written?
Egypt
What pop star won a Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress for her role in the "Glitter"?
Mariah Carey
What musical features a feline character named Mr. Mistoffelees?
Cats
What 19th century tycoon donated enough money to build over 2,500 libraries?
Andrew Carnegie
What, according to cliche, are the 3 most important things in real estate?
Location, Location,
Location
What type of fabric are blue jeans normally made from?
Denim
Who was Maid Marian's romantic interest?
Robin Hood
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level 70
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 69
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 52
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 67
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 73
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 66
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 73
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 60
Jun 15, 2015
Wasn't there also a Tibetan book of the dead?
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level 74
Jun 15, 2015
I hope I'm the only one who, in desperation, tried snakebite for the Adderall clue.
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level 34
May 5, 2016
Me too!!
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level 58
May 17, 2017
Warts?
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level 55
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 45
Jan 14, 2017
Pretty tough quiz; these are the gems man
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level 66
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 57
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 48
Mar 16, 2017
Wow, unusually tough quiz. Thanks for the brain exercise!
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level 69
Sep 16, 2017
Adderall is also a first-line treatment for narcolepsy. Unfortunately, I know this first-hand.
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level 74
Oct 16, 2017
Could you accept the more generic "hyperactivity" for the Adderall question?
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level 65
Nov 30, 2017
These quizzes are so easy........when you do it the second time!
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level 67
Nov 30, 2017
If you are in danger you are "imperiled".
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level 74
Nov 30, 2017
To be honest, I don't really call ghostbusters.
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level 74
Nov 30, 2017
Agree, I have Batman on speed dial for those little problems.
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level 60
Nov 30, 2017
Mistoffelees sounds a lot like Mephistopheles. Unfortunately, Faust isn't correct.
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level 60
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 46
Nov 30, 2017
This was very hard at least for not native English speaker. I got 2 right.
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level 12
Dec 1, 2017
this was hard. nice quiz though
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level 29
Dec 1, 2017
Just... ummmmm... impossible. Give more time!!
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level 34
Dec 5, 2017
Not sure the Tudors would be considered a dynasty... perhaps 'Household/Royal Household' would be a more accurate term. e.g. House of Tudor, House of Windsor etc.