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General Knowledge Quiz #126

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedMarch 13, 2015
Last updatedSeptember 6, 2018
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What would a person turn into if they gazed into Medusa's eyes?
Stone
Who rules in a plutocracy?
The Wealthy
What industry employs best boys and key grips?
The Film Industry
What company made Pentiums?
Intel
What might leave a trail of ectoplasm behind it?
a Ghost
What is caused by a rhinovirus?
The Common Cold
What country is more than 90% male?
Vatican City
What brothers compiled fairy tales including "Cinderella" and "Rumpelstiltskin"?
Brothers Grimm
What occupation puts one at risk for black lung?
Coal Mining
What was the profession of Pablo Neruda and William Carlos Williams?
Poet
In what country would you find the world's largest stadium:
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium?
North Korea
What school of art was invented by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque?
Cubism
What knighted actor has appeared in many viral photographs with Sir Ian McKellen?
Sir Patrick Stewart
British musicians call it a semiquaver. What do American musicians call it?
16th Note
What soccer player has bitten three others, most recently at the 2014 World Cup?
Luis Suárez
What part of the body produces Vitamin D?
Skin
What type of wine is celebrated in France on the third Thursday of November?
Beaujolais Nouveau
What sport takes place in a velodrome?
Track Cycling
Who invented over 1,700 common words including assassination,
bedazzled, and eyeball?
William Shakespeare
Who wrote the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky"?
Lewis Carroll
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level 83
Mar 16, 2015
I always thought a plutocracy should be ruled by the devil. Sadly, the word comes from the Greek, not the Latin.
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level 57
Jul 27, 2015
Ha, ha.
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level 52
Aug 10, 2015
I had no idea semi quavers were called anything else. How strange! What about crochets, minims and semi breves?
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level 59
Aug 10, 2015
Yep, they're all different. We call them quarter notes, half notes and whole notes. I also didn't know they were called by any other name, haha.
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level 58
Aug 10, 2015
I wasn't aware of the difference either! (American here). How do you pronounce "crochet"? Like...crochet, the stitching technique?
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level 14
Dec 2, 2015
it's pronounced kro shey. (rhymes with way)
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level 53
Apr 23, 2018
crotch eT Not shey, camogirl
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level 58
Aug 10, 2015
Also, as much as I would argue for the practicality and easily learnable names we use (Whole, half, quarter, etc. all basically explain how many counts they get), I also have to admit they are definitely lacking in the creativity category. ("This note gets half the amount of beats that other one does. What should we call it?" "Oh! Oh! I know! A half note!!" "Wow! How original!").
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level 66
Mar 9, 2016
I've been paying music my whole life and all of those words sound made up to me, lol. but I would guess that quarter eighth and sixteenth notes sound pretty boring to you.
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level 58
Aug 10, 2015
Just "film" should be accepted for "the film industry". The question already asks for the industry, requiring it in the answer is redundant.
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level 58
Aug 10, 2015
This one was kind of tough! Usually there's not as many that I don't know. Great quiz, though; thanks. :)
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level 25
Aug 11, 2015
I put cubist but it wasn't accepted, I think it should no? It's the Cubist movement 'school of art' not the Cubism school of art?
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level 30
Aug 18, 2015
Well, the school of art itself is referred to as "Cubism".
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level 76
Aug 11, 2015
Can't believe I missed Vatican City. It should have been so obvious. I was trying to think of Arctic regions where it's mainly men who do mining, fishing, etc.
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level 54
Aug 12, 2015
I thought it was beaujolais primeur.
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level 76
Aug 13, 2015
Vin de primeur is a generic term and refers to any wine sold the same years the grapes are harvested. It could apply to Beaujolais, but the typical term, in English at least, is Beaujolais nouveau.
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level 53
Apr 23, 2018
I just couldn't spell nouveau
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level 73
Jan 19, 2018
Feels like "cinema" should be accepted for the best boy/key grip clue...
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level 53
Sep 6, 2018
Maybe I misspelled it, but shouldn't typing sixteenth note work?
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level ∞
Sep 6, 2018
You must have misspelled it.
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level 22
Nov 29, 2018
I also thought I wrote "sixteenth" but I guess I must have misspelled as well
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level 66
Jun 23, 2019
Tried several differnt spellngs of Pyongyang until I reread question - ugh