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General Knowledge Quiz #13

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Last updated: September 03, 2018
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Who is the wizard that advises King Arthur?
Merlin
Who is Hannah Montana's alter ego?
Miley Stewart
What character is the villain in the movie "The Lion King"?
Scar
If a cat has 9 lives, how many lives do 99 cats have (in total)?
891
What deadly sin is also a type of animal?
Sloth
What is the smallest type of bird?
Bee Hummingbird
What city is closest to Alcatraz island?
San Francisco
What nation is scheduled to host the 2022 World Cup?
Qatar
Of the three types of rock, which one is made from lava?
Igneous
What island was the center of Minoan civilization?
Crete
What day comes after Fat Tuesday?
Ash Wednesday
According the song, what gift is given on the 5th day of Christmas?
Five Golden Rings
What company makes the Android operating system?
Google
What popular salad dressing tastes like the "secret sauce" on a Big Mac?
Thousand Island
What martial art could be described as Brazilian dance-fighting?
Capoeira
On which real-life person was Count Dracula based? (According to many)
Vlad the Impaler
What common abbreviation is given to the National Socialist party?
Nazi
Betsy is a nickname for what given name?
Elizabeth
What singer's hits include "When I Was Your Man" and "24K Magic"?
Bruno Mars
What country was formerly known as Zaire?
D.R. Congo
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level 73
Apr 24, 2013
I think "A Hangover" should be an acceptable answer for "what comes after Fat Tuesday?"
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level 45
Dec 22, 2017
Yeah, I don't really think specific religious questions like these fit the term "general knowledge". I've never heard of it outside a classroom and this quiz. It's not a thing in most European or Asian countries. To the people saying this is general knowledge, can you list me some sikh holidays? No? That's what I thought.
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level 35
Jan 6, 2018
I'm Jewish and I recognized the term.
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level 46
Mar 5, 2018
Did you miss it?
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level 67
May 6, 2018
Lent obviously is. " Fat Tuesday" however, is not.
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level 72
May 9, 2018
in Catholic Europe and also elsewhere it is a thing, just under different names. (The orthodox also have carnivals in some regions, but lent starts already on Monday)
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level 64
Jun 28, 2018
Regret, embarrassment, awkward farewells, credit card bills, child support, bail, round 2 are all acceptable I think.
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level 48
Jun 18, 2013
I would have gotten them all, but I kept typing Democrat for the National Socialist clue.
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level 70
Jun 27, 2013
bazinga!
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level 24
Jun 27, 2013
I approve.
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level 56
Jun 27, 2013
Would be quite funny, the the National Socialist party weren't, in fact, a far, far right, racist party.
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level 25
Jun 16, 2017
except they weren't right
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level 46
Mar 5, 2018
But they're not. Dems have always been Nazis, starting with FDR's man crush on the fascist, Mussolini.
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level 58
Apr 26, 2018
The Nazis - who shouldn't be compared to ANYONE today except for maybe ISIS in terms of shear evil - had an ideology that bucks the far right vs far left notion. They don't fit neatly on today's linear political spectrum. There were elements of both the far right and the far left that came together to create a new and truly contemptible worldview. There was mysticism, anti-semitism, nativism and nationalism, dictatorialism that came out of a cult of personality, state controlled industry as well as deep contemptment of communism. We should definitely be on the lookout for facets of Nazism rearing its head in today's world, but the facile comparison to them is not only lazy it's also ill informed.
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level ∞
Apr 30, 2018
Great comment @martay.
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level 45
Mar 8, 2019
Quizmaster sure likes promoting political views.
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level 33
Sep 3, 2013
Remember, there are other dimensions to politics as both "right" and "left" have "authoritarian" and "libertarian" directions as well. Today's democrats are far-left and VERY authoritarian ... we need more libertarians to balance out the madness.
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level 44
Jul 30, 2014
"very authoritarian"? hardly. all of fox news would be behind bars then.
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level 73
May 2, 2018
To be fair...the California state legislature has a bill on the floor looking to ban books. I don't think that is a stance many watchers of Fox news would support.
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level 72
May 9, 2018
with experience of European authoritarianism, all I can say is LOL
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level 66
May 10, 2018
@buck1017 - There is no such bill. That's a bogeyman created to demonize a bill that actually seeks to prohibit so-called "gay conversion therapy" from being performed on people over the age of 18 (California already prohibits it being performed on minors), and the advertising or sale of such "therapy" as a service. Here's the text of the bill in question. Please show me the language that proposes to ban books.
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level 65
Jun 28, 2018
Any time I listen to individual Democrats and Republicans argue about the same old things that they are always arguing about, I can always tell which one is an idiot by seeing which one compares the other to Nazis. If you read below, you will see several examples.
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level 50
Jul 24, 2018
Osiris - What about actual Nazis? We have those in America, and they're operating pretty openly these days. What about someone who defends them? Not their right to speak publicly under the First Amendment, but who defends their ideas and their actions? Is it okay to compare them to the Nazis?
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level 28
May 7, 2014
I typed Obama
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level 65
Jun 28, 2018
Here's another. Isn't it fun to find and identify them?
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level 55
May 14, 2015
I laughed out loud. They are definitely socialist. Of course, many of the Republicans are, too.
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level 70
May 11, 2018
Do you understand the difference between Nazis and garden-variety socialism???
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level 58
Mar 18, 2017
The Republicans are way closer to National Socialist ideals. Do a bit of reading.
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level 35
Apr 15, 2018
wrong..... republicans are libertarian right wingers. nazi are left-wing nationalist authoritarians.
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level 65
Jun 28, 2018
People! You can't rationally compare either party to the Nazis. When you do, you automatically lose your argument.
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level 67
Jun 28, 2018
Thanks for pointing them out @Osiris. Gave me a good chuckle.
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level 45
Nov 10, 2017
Same!
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level 50
Apr 3, 2018
So, you're not good at the whole "knowing stuff" thing?
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level 70
May 11, 2018
Good to know the lunatic fringe is alive and well on JetPunk; so much for education being the antidote to extremism.
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level 65
Jun 28, 2018
It is disheartening, isn't it?
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level 58
Jun 27, 2013
Did anyone else get "capoeira" solely because of Bob's Burgers?
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level 75
Jul 1, 2013
Ha! I was trying hard to remember the term from that episode but the only reason I even remotely had a chance was because of Bob's Burgers.
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level 22
Nov 10, 2016
yessssss! hahahaha, love bobs burgers. Thank god for that episode, otherwise I would've never known
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level 59
Jan 22, 2017
Thank you Tina!
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level 59
Jan 22, 2017
I still didn't remember it though... "sigh"
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level 43
Sep 3, 2017
That was a good episode of Bob's Burgers. But what about the movie "Only the Strong" ?
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level 35
Jul 27, 2013
Ash Wednesday comes after Shrove Tuesday. Who on earth calls it Fat Tuesday?
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level 58
Oct 22, 2013
People from Louisiana. That's in the United States of America on the North American continent in the Northern Hemisphere on Earth.
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level 44
Nov 19, 2014
EVERYONE in america calls it fat tuesday, isnt that what mardi gras literally translates to?
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level 52
Apr 21, 2014
If you translate "Mardi Gras", you get "Fat Tuesday".
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level 45
May 31, 2015
But Shrove Tuesday sounds so much nicer!
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level 76
Dec 7, 2015
Pancake Day sounds nicer still.
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level 50
Apr 3, 2018
Where do they call it Shrove Tuesday?
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level 67
May 6, 2018
Britain
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level 62
Jun 8, 2018
Shrove comes from the verb to shrive meaning forgiveness. It is a time to seek forgiveness of your sin prior to the solemn fast of lent. The "fat" concept was merely using up the fat and other foods left in the pantry that you wouldn't be able to eat during lent. Take your pick which concept you find more important - but yes, you should include the word "shrove" somewhere in the question, in my view.
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level 33
Sep 3, 2013
"volcanic" and "pyroclastic" should be acceptable alternates for "igneous" ... volcanic being the most common term.
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level 71
Sep 16, 2014
Please also accept Scoria - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoria
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level 37
Jan 11, 2016
I'm on Crete and I couldn't figure that one out...
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level 67
Sep 3, 2017
Try my latest quiz No. 29 @.... https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/mals-general-knowledge-29
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level 40
Jan 27, 2018
I was embarrassingly old before I realized that “Mardi Gras “ is a direct translation of “Fat Tuesday “.
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level 50
Apr 3, 2018
I had no idea how to spell capoiera...I may have mangled it again.
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level 70
May 11, 2018
And I see it plagued you still! :-D
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level 58
Jun 28, 2018
First try, 100%, 2:40 left. I only put a brag-post in because that's not normal for me to ace a quiz first try, this just happened to hit my general knowledge base really well.
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level 35
Jun 28, 2018
Couldn't spell capoeira...
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level 72
Aug 20, 2018
couldn't stop thinking about capybaras so my mind went blank on that. add a type in?
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level 59
Sep 28, 2018
Really? More people know Hannah Montana's alter ego than know the 12 Days of Christmas, that hummingbirds are the smallest bird, or that Alcatraz is in the San Francisco Bay?
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level 59
Jan 28, 2019
Well 12 Days of Christmas is an English Christmas carol that's not popular worldwide. I've heard of it thanks to the internet but I don't know the gifts.
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level 48
Nov 26, 2018
Can ashes wednesday be accepted for ash wednesday?
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level 49
Mar 11, 2019
Didn't know that Merlin was the wizard that advised King Arthur, or that King Arthur had a wizard advisor. In fact I know nothing about King Arthur