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General Knowledge Quiz #130

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: October 7, 2015
First submittedJune 23, 2015
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Question
Answer
What type of eggs does Sam-I-Am want you to eat?
Green Eggs
What was the last name of Nelson and Winnie?
Mandela
Travel in a hyperborean direction as far as you can go. Where do you end up?
The North Pole
What is the name for the process of heating milk to lengthen its shelf life?
Pasteurization
What company was co-founded by Steve Wozniak?
Apple
What group of people were freed by Queen Elizabeth in 1574?
The Serfs
What major American city has an average elevation of 2 feet below sea level?
New Orleans
What career did Adolf Hitler pursue before getting into politics?
Painting
What does a misanthrope hate?
People
What song's lyrics are sometimes misheard as "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"?
Tiny Dancer
What book's characters included two pigs named Napoleon and Snowball?
Animal Farm
What is the closest relative of the damselfly?
Dragonfly
What breed of dog does Queen Elizabeth II famously own?
Corgis
What genre of music was prominently featured in the movie "Saturday Night Fever"?
Disco
What Cuban-American rapper shares a name with a type of dog?
Pitbull
What is the term for scoring three goals in a single soccer or hockey game?
Hat Trick
What legendary ghost ship is doomed to sail the oceans forever?
The Flying Dutchman
What commodity represents over 40% of the tonnage shipped on American freight trains?
Coal
I have two independent clauses, I join them with a comma.
What grammatical error have I committed?
Comma Splice
What was Van Gogh's first name?
Vincent
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level 71
Jun 25, 2015
Whew! That one was tough. Quick note, for the coal question, the "i" is missing from the word "American".
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level ∞
Jun 26, 2015
Fixed the typo
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level 76
Jun 29, 2015
Good quiz. Winnie is still alive however; you may well want to change the sentence to "last name of Nelson and Winnie."
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level 75
Jul 21, 2015
But she changed her name to Madikizela-Mandela after she and Nelson divorced, so the phrasing of the question is fine.
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level 44
Oct 4, 2015
The fact the 'Comma _' question put comma before the answer threw me. I've only ever heard it the other way round before!
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level 63
Oct 4, 2015
Splice comma? Maybe that's what some people call the comma, but the thing is called a comma splice.
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level 61
Jan 13, 2017
Obviously not "commacide," then...
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level 81
May 6, 2019
I guess "comma sutra" must be something else then...
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level 59
Oct 4, 2015
I put hatrick instead of hat trick. Ouch.
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level 80
Jul 6, 2018
"Hello, is this the correct answer?"

"No, this is Hatrick."
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level 47
Oct 4, 2015
please accept 'comma fault' for comma splice
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level ∞
Oct 7, 2015
Okay
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level 62
Oct 4, 2015
For the hyperborean question I guessed the North Pole because of Aurora BOREAlis.
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level 65
Jan 12, 2019
Same, after typing forest first..
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level 69
Oct 5, 2015
Could you accept mankind for the misanthrope question?
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level ∞
Oct 5, 2015
Okay
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level 39
Apr 3, 2016
'Everyone' should be allowed too.
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level 72
Feb 14, 2018
Well, no, because misanthropes may like dogs, or cats, or possibly cockroaches :-)
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level 45
Oct 5, 2015
No mention of cricket, the origin sport of the hat trick! Outrageous
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level 58
Oct 6, 2015
My worst general knowledge result ever.
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level 35
Oct 6, 2015
I put 'comma splicing', as I thought that was the appropriate form of the phrase for the answer... Could you accept this too? Thanks.
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level ∞
Oct 7, 2015
That will work now
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level 53
Feb 6, 2016
Will you accept peasants for serfs?
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level 29
Jul 7, 2016
Please accept pasteurizing as well as pasteurization.
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level 65
Jan 12, 2019
I had (to) pasteurize. Tried sterilize when that didnt work, then gave up. You pasteurize the milk. I think it is acceptable, although I get now pasteurization is beter
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level 39
Jun 26, 2017
Despite knowing virtually nothing at all about sport, there I was thinking a hat trick related first and foremost to a bowler getting three batsman out consecutively in cricket. Oh, wait ... even Merriam-Webster agrees with me!
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level 40
Nov 9, 2017
Sam-I-Am is the one who assets he does not like Green Eggs and Ham. He never urges anyone to eat them. Though I'm being pedantic, I'm pretty sure. Thanks for the quiz! :)
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level 76
Feb 28, 2018
No, Sam-I-Am is definitely the other one. Hence "I do not like them, Sam-I-Am".
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level 60
Apr 23, 2018
Britain had serfs? I have no idea if I knew that in the past but I definitely forgot.
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level 80
Jul 6, 2018
It's true. The serfs were required to kneel in the presence of their lord. Then, when the lord was ready to leave, he would release them from their posture of subservience by shouting, "Serfs up!"
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level 65
Jan 12, 2019
Haha omg that's bad
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level 22
Nov 20, 2018
Pitbull is not a rapper
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level 51
Feb 5, 2019
great quiz, but could you please change the pasteurization question? It is not only for milk - it is for many products, this threw me for a while
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level 23
Feb 5, 2019
Is it really general knowledge if only 5% of people get it right?
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level 67
Jun 16, 2019
I thought Hitler aspired to the preisthood as well?