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General Knowledge Quiz #127

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedMarch 16, 2015
Last updatedMarch 16, 2015
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What type of monster tends to live under bridges?
Trolls
What is the smallest country that is believed to possess nuclear weapons?
Israel
Who famously said "Don't have a cow, man"?
Bart Simpson
In terms of the stock market, what is the opposite of a bear?
a Bull
What does the French word noir mean in English?
Black
In what city would you find the headquarters to the provocative Charlie Hebdo magazine?
Paris
What hip hop group had a "License to Ill"?
Beastie Boys
What is the term for a fighter pilot who has shot down more than 5 enemy planes?
Ace
What ethnic group was the victim of genocide in Rwanda?
The Tutsis
What does the Be represent in the portmanteau Benelux?
Belgium
What are "Homme by David Beckham", "Someday by Justin Bieber", and
"White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor"?
Fragrances
What musical features the song "Springtime for Hitler"?
The Producers
Where is the hippocampus located?
In the Brain
What type of tower is the Muslim version of a steeple?
a Minaret
What did the Russian dog Laika become the first animal to do, in 1957?
Orbit the Earth
Who invented the term "Oedipus complex"?
Sigmund Freud
What city in Oceania was devastated by an earthquake in 2011?
Christchurch
Morays and congers are types of what?
Eels
Who did Anne Sullivan teach by spelling words on her palm?
Helen Keller
What book featured a boy named Milo who encountered a Spelling Bee,
a Mathemagician, and a Which?
The Phantom
Tollbooth
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level 82
Mar 16, 2015
As far as I know, Laika was famous for being the first dog in space. So: go to space, leave earth, fly to space, be in a rocket and so on... after a frustrating time, finally managed to type "leave orbit", which was accepted. Maybe something about space flight should be accepted too? (Unless orbiting is really the thing you want.)
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level 82
Mar 16, 2015
Je suis Charlie.
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level ∞
Mar 17, 2015
Laika was not the first dog in space.
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level 67
May 18, 2015
tried 'circle the earth' for no result
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level 44
Feb 21, 2019
i tried "return from space alive" and "went to space" before trying orbit the earth and got it.
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level 71
Mar 3, 2019
Laika died fairly quickly.
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level 73
Mar 17, 2015
I've used Phantom Tollbooth in a few of my own quizzes and it is always guess in low percentages. I loved that book growing up. I'm surprised that more people haven't read it or heard of it.
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level 25
May 8, 2015
I'm guessing it's a Seuss book. They are only really read in the States.
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level 69
May 22, 2015
No, it's not a Seuss book, though I can't think off the top of my head who wrote it. Dr Seuss is read all over. He's certainly popular in the UK and Australia.
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level 57
Jul 31, 2015
It was written by Norton Juster. It is a curious book that is hard to describe, but fun to read.
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level 61
Jan 23, 2017
And an animated film by Chuck Jones.
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level 21
Aug 24, 2015
I'm also surprised when it gets such low percentages. I read it in fourth grade and remember loving it.
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level 76
Aug 24, 2015
I have never heard of it and I was young when it was written. My teachers didn't push Dr. Seuss, either. I really can't say anything hit me as memorable from those years although I read a lot of books.
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level 77
Aug 24, 2015
I also loved the Phantom Tollbooth when I read it in elementary school. And also remember almost nothing from it. I tried typing it in as an answer but I must have misspelled it.
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level 58
Aug 24, 2015
I only know it from the film. There's a place called doldrums and a guy who moved a pile of sand with a pair of tweezers (a job I was attracted to as a kid). At the end, back in live action, the kid ran around and played with friends with a big smile on his face, which was how I deduced that the absence of this must have been his problem.
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level 70
Aug 24, 2015
It is my favorite book. Anyone who likes wordplay will love this book. I met Norman Juster once at a book reading; he said that his favorite books growing up were the Oz books. I read the Oz books as a kid with my father. It all started to make sense.
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level 71
Aug 24, 2015
scent for fragrance?
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level 74
Aug 24, 2015
What on earth are you supposed to write for Laika? Tried numerous options but not the one acceptable.
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level 77
Aug 24, 2015
Just "orbit" works.
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level 44
Aug 24, 2015
Can Perfume's also be accepted for Fragrance's please?
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level 36
Aug 26, 2015
Alternate spellings for Helen Keller might help (e.g. "Hellen Keller")
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level 76
Jan 29, 2017
When in doubt, just try the surname.
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level 48
Aug 27, 2015
Hippocampus is also latin for seahorse. So it should be correct also that hippocampus is located in the sea
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level 76
Jan 29, 2017
My brain is a vast sea of wasteland, so that works either way.
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level 16
Aug 29, 2015
I typed in Tutsi and it did not take it. Also in the context in the last question, "which" should be spelled witch.
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level 75
Aug 31, 2015
@BenDover Read the Phantom Tollbooth. 'Which' is the name of the character.
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level 76
Dec 21, 2015
Tried minuret(te), minouret(te), miniret(te). Six attempts and never guessed minaret.
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level 70
Aug 25, 2016
I wrote circle the earth in space for Laika, which is orbiting, but since I didn't remember what word (one of many) that could be used it was a miss. Ridiculous.
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level 80
Jun 15, 2018
How many words for "orbit" are there?
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level 79
Sep 3, 2018
Technically, "Springtime for Hitler" is also the title song of the (fictional) musical Springtime for Hitler ;)
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