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General Knowledge Quiz #124

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Last updated: September 17, 2017
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What is the north Pacific equivalent of a hurricane?
Typhoon
Who is the most-hated character in the "Star Wars" universe?
Jar Jar Binks
What unit of distance is approximately 6 trillion miles?
Light Year
What musical act is abbreviated NIИ?
Nine Inch Nails
In what city would you find Notting Hill?
London
What beverage was originally flavored with sassafras?
Root Beer
What comes next after eins and zwei?
Drei
What animal does the perfume ingredient ambergris come from?
Sperm Whales
What terrifying insect kills about 30 people per year in Japan?
Japanese Giant Hornet
If someone is masticating, what are they doing?
Chewing
What country was Nubia's northern neighbor?
Egypt
What is the opposite of El Niño?
La Niña
What is the name for a person who tried to turn base metals into gold?
Alchemist
What island did Mr. Miyagi come from?
Okinawa
Who wrote the violin concertos "The Four Seasons"?
Antonio Vivaldi
What is the name of a type of whale and also a type of sturgeon?
Beluga
Which country in Europe has the highest average elevation?
Andorra
What book's sequel was subtitled "The Edge of Reason"?
Bridget Jones's Diary
What organization owned a ship called "The Rainbow Warrior"
that protested nuclear testing?
Greenpeace
What car company is led by Elon Musk?
Tesla
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level 75
Mar 7, 2015
I'm sure Mothra is responsible for at least 30 deaths a year in Japan. And he's definitely an insect.
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level 75
Mar 11, 2015
Well done
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level 53
Jul 13, 2015
I'm sure the people who came up with Mothra had some experience with the gigantic Japanese hornets. They're horrifying!
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level 77
Jul 13, 2015
I thought Godzilla took care of the Mothra problem.
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level 51
Dec 28, 2017
That's just hearsay.
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level 66
Jul 21, 2015
Mothra's not terrifying, though. He's rather cute compared to those hornets. :D
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level 73
Mar 9, 2015
I wish I had taken Spanish. I put El Nina instead of La Nina.
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level 37
Jul 11, 2015
is Andorra considered a country? I thought it was a principality. Don't care that I got it wrong, I'm just curious...
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level 59
Jul 13, 2015
Is United States considered a country? It's a republic.
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level 58
Jul 13, 2015
Yes, it's very tiny, but it's a country. Principality just means it is ruled by a prince. Monaco is also a country that is a principality (and a city). I think there is another in Europe. Liechstein, maybe?
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level 58
Jul 13, 2015
...Liechtenstein.
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level 28
Dec 28, 2017
There are multiple tiny countries in Europe. E.g. Andorra, Monaco Liechtenstein, San Marino, Vatican City and Malta.
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level 73
Dec 28, 2017
Lumi: "In this case two princes." Is that a Spin Doctors reference?
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level 60
Jul 13, 2015
I said "Nina." Really, you're that picky?
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level 70
Jul 13, 2015
Picky? Really? Nina is wrong. El Nino is in essence a weather pattern brought on by unusually warm ocean water (Pacific Ocean). La Nina is the opposite, a weather pattern brought on by unusually cold ocean waters. We, here in California are expecting a pretty wet and wild winter because of El Nino.
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level 55
Jul 13, 2015
That would actually be great.
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level 69
Jul 14, 2015
in most quizes "the" is not necessary when typing in an answer and it being accepted as correct..."la" is spanish for "the" so in essence it doesn't really need to be included...that is if the quizmaster wants to be consistent
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level 37
Jul 13, 2015
'Nina' is just 'girl'. La Nina is a weather event.
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level ∞
Jul 14, 2015
Nina will work now.
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level 75
Dec 28, 2017
Then I assume just Salvador will now work on the Countries of the World Quiz, if you really want to be consistent. Personally, I don't think just Salvador should be accepted, nor should just Nina, but you can't have it both ways!
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level 70
Jan 26, 2018
DON'T GIVE IN, Quizmaster! Stand strong!! ;-)
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level 44
Jul 16, 2015
How can Jar Jar Binks be more hated than Senator Palpatine/the dark Emperor or Darth Vader? Do people really dislike harmless salivating amiable lackwits more than evil murderous schemers?
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level 66
Jul 21, 2015
Yes. :P
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level 77
Dec 28, 2017
It has more to do with the fact that Jar Jar is more annoying and stupid, where Palpatine is much more meme-able.
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level 60
Jul 16, 2015
Quizmaster, could you add "sparrow wasp" or "suzumebachi" for the scary Japanese insect question? That is the actual name and its literal English translation.
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level 73
Dec 8, 2015
You need to accept more variations for giant hornet. Wasp for example. Also bird bee, sparrow bee --- this is how the name is translated. Seriously. I have seen one of these in the wild. You don't want to make them angry.
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level ∞
Sep 17, 2017
Anything with "hornet" would have worked. But sparrow bee and other variations will work now too.
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level 45
Jan 8, 2019
Then you would know it isand not a waspfew at, all. I had a hornet in my garden once, not the japanese one though. But man what a huge thing, made a lot of noise aswell and was actively hunting. At first I thought there was a drone in my garden
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level 44
Jan 29, 2017
Did Musk found Tesla? I thought he just took it over in about 2004...
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level ∞
Sep 17, 2017
He is listed as a co-founder and was involved from the beginning. But I think you're right that he wasn't really a founder. Changed the question, thanks.
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level 53
Feb 27, 2019
When I saw masticating, I initially thought it said something else...
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