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General Knowledge Quiz #129

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What great ape can only be found in Indonesia and Malaysia?
Orangutans
Who wrote "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?
William Shakespeare
What word starts with "O" and means footstool?
Ottoman
What language does the word "futon" come from originally?
Japanese
What number is a 1 followed by 100 zeroes?
Googol
What arcade game involves an amphibian trying to cross a busy street?
Frogger
What type of pie is made with ground lamb and mashed potatoes?
Shepherd's Pie
What species of deer is commonly found north of the Arctic Circle?
Reindeer
Who composed "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"?
J.S. Bach
What was the name of the nine Greek goddesses who personified
literature, science, and the arts?
The Muses
What type of person is also called a dick, shamus, or gumshoe?
Detective
What part of a human cell has its own DNA - separate from human DNA?
Mitochondria
During what dance do you put your left foot in, your left foot out, and shake it all about?
Hokey Pokey
What word is a homophone of the word "click"?
Clique
In what country might someone say "Opa" before taking a drink?
Greece
What is usually the largest muscle in the human body?
Gluteus Maximus
In calculus, what is the opposite of a derivative?
Integral
Who had a child with Kurt Cobain?
Courtney Love
What did Peter Carl Fabergé famously make?
Fabergé Eggs
What animal was Indiana Jones afraid of?
Snakes
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level 83
Apr 15, 2015
The DNA question is confusing. Human cells that have DNA store it inside the nucleus, so the way the question is currently phrased, nucleus could be the answer.
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level ∞
Apr 15, 2015
I changed the wording a bit, thanks.
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level 55
Apr 29, 2015
Can you add Private Investigator or just Investigator? And darn it if I didn't try guessing "integer" for integral.
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level 70
May 5, 2015
how about orang or orangs for organutans?
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level 76
Sep 20, 2015
Given the thumbnail I was surprised to find no questions here about Donald Trump.
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level 75
Sep 21, 2015
Like.
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level 58
Sep 22, 2015
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level 76
Feb 25, 2018
That's an insult to orangutans.
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level 79
Sep 20, 2015
In American English a footstool can be called an ottoman. But in British English an ottoman is a couch. Perhaps the wording can be changed to reflect this?
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level 52
Sep 25, 2015
An ottoman in English is a trunk style chest with a padded top so it can be used as a seat as well as storage.
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level 37
Sep 20, 2015
More people should study their calculus!
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level 66
Feb 11, 2016
agreed
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level 79
Nov 21, 2018
Eh . . . it's certainly true that more people should study math in general, but the number of post-school-age people for whom calculus is truly useful is relatively small.
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level 50
Sep 21, 2015
Antiderivative not accepted for the opposite of a derivative? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiderivative
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level 66
Sep 21, 2015
The largest muscle in human body is the sartorius muscle ;)
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level 67
Sep 24, 2015
The Longest, not the largest (heaviest, bulkiest)
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level 50
Sep 22, 2015
For the Fabergé question, perhaps you could allow the word Eggs, as they weren't called Fabergé Eggs for most of the time they were being made, they were called Imperial Eggs or Easter Eggs. Thanks.
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level 50
Sep 22, 2015
Yes, please accept Hokey Cokey. Also Clique is not pronounced click in English English (nor in French).
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level 72
Sep 24, 2015
seconded - the i in clique is pronounced like ee in feet
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level 52
Sep 25, 2015
Agree.
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level 72
Jan 12, 2018
Yes - or like the ee in agree.
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level 66
Feb 11, 2016
I wouldn't even say this is an English(the country) thing. I live in Canada and I would not pronounce them the same.
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level 67
Nov 14, 2016
Seconded
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level 70
Mar 17, 2017
I agree. Especially with Hokey Cokey. It originated in Britain, so the British/Irish name should be acceptable.
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level 66
Dec 26, 2016
Mitochondria is the Powerhouse of the Cell
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level 61
Feb 11, 2017
And also The Unburnt Queen of the Andals, Queen of Meereen, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons and Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea.
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level 35
Mar 24, 2018
hey guys - in the UK the song is known as the "hokey cokey", not "pokey" - may be worth adding it in? I was trying all variations like "am I going mad?"
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level ∞
Mar 25, 2018
Yes, you are losing your mind. "Hokey cokey" would have worked.
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level 79
Nov 21, 2018
I know Bach is a great composer, but Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is incredibly dull. We had to play it every day as a warmup in band class, and by the end of that year, I was ready to punch Bach in his stupid Baroque face.
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level 49
May 24, 2019
I also tried Easter eggs for the Faberge question, I have not heard of them being called Faberge eggs
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level 20
Aug 21, 2019
I am Greek and I am pretty sure we never say "Opa" before drinking. Perhaps when dancing a solo dance like zeibekiko. "Yamas" (Γεια μας - "here's to our health") is more correct for drinking.