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General Knowledge Quiz #131

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Last updated: December 16, 2017
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During which Catholic service would one receive a wafer?
Eucharist
What is the opposite of an optimist?
Pessimist
What are these called? πŸ‘¦πŸ‘ΏπŸ’”
Emoji
What is the name of Dr. Frankenstein's hunchbacked assistant?
Igor
What term is used to describe strong winds between 50 and 102 kilometers per hour?
Gale
Who invented the guillotine?
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
What notorious Milwaukee serial killer was known for eating his victims?
Jeffrey Dahmer
What, by value, is the top fruit grown in India?
Mangoes
What part of the body can be described as bulbous or aquiline?
Nose
What painter is sometimes confused with Claude Monet because their last names differ
by just a single letter?
Γ‰douard Manet
What beverage is often described as "peaty"?
Scotch
What dye is traditionally used to make temporary tattoos in India,
the Middle East, and North Africa?
Henna
What racing event is commonly 110 meters in length?
Hurdles
Who said "I came not to bring peace, but a sword"?
Jesus
What band performed a song about a deaf, dumb, and blind kid who played a mean pin ball?
The Who
What British political party is also known as the Tories?
The Conservative Party
What country suffered 100,000 earthquake-related deaths in 2010?
Haiti
In cooking steak, what lies on the opposite end of the spectrum from rare?
Well Done
What operating system has versions called Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and Lollipop?
Android
At what festival could one earn a Palme d'Or?
Cannes
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level 82
Jun 25, 2015
By far the most common term used for the Catholic service is Mass; perhaps it could at least be an option? I would also take issue with using the term "wafer" - we don't believe it to be that - perhaps it could be rephrased as "During which Catholic service would one receive Holy Communion?"
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level ∞
Jun 26, 2015
Mass will work now.
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level 46
Oct 7, 2017
Protestants receive communion as well and it's called "communion." No one care if you call it "wafer" or whatever.
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level 28
Oct 18, 2015
the Catholic service is called Mass. so you can't phrase the question 'what catholic service...' and have the answer be Mass. if the answer is Eucharist, or Liturgy of the Eucharist, the question should be 'during which part of the catholic mass would one receive communion. it is a wafer, but when blessed it becomes body of Christ.
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level 59
Oct 18, 2015
Right, I see what you mean. Perhaps "What is the name of the service during which...?" Although, technically "service" could also refer to confirmation, ordination, a funeral, reconciliation, etc., most of which take place during the Mass, but would still be considered "services" by themselves, technically, without getting into logistics... Catholics don't really use the term "service" much to begin with, so using that word in a definitional sense doesn't really matter anyway.
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level 59
Oct 18, 2015
^ Oh, and @Caritas is right by meaning that if you ask a Catholic what the name of "THE service" is, they will say the Mass. It's the most frequent and most important of the services, so it would be common knowledge that that phrase was referring to that.
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level 58
Oct 21, 2015
I would suggest, if Eucharist or Communion is the intended answer, that the question be phrased as "Which Catholic Sacrament includes receiving the Body of Christ?" It's true, I've never gone to a Catholic service. I go to Mass. (as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen).
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level 65
Jan 21, 2016
Whether you believe it's a wafer or not doesn't change the fact that it's still a wafer
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level 80
Jun 29, 2015
Almost all websites work for me, but the symbols used here end up looking like boxes with hex codes in them. As "hex codes" wasn't an accepted answer it was pretty hard to say what they were.
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level 58
Jul 21, 2015
I agree. I did not see any emoji, just little bracket-like boxes.
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level 59
Oct 18, 2015
I copied one of the symbols and Googled it. The first result was Unicode Character Inspector which showed the image of the symbol. It's quite useful on older computers.
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level 37
Oct 18, 2015
This. I tried all sorts of combinations of Hex, Code, Unicode, Character(s) but I couldn't get it. Also those things are called smileys. "Emoji" is just a corporate attempt at branding something that was created by the public.
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level ∞
Oct 18, 2015
It's a conspiracy!
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level 53
Oct 20, 2015
I refuse to call a small picture of sushi or a high-heeled shoe a "smiley."
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level 58
Nov 23, 2016
I've often heard them called emoticons.
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level 65
Oct 4, 2015
Actually, Guillotine didn't invent the guillotine, he just proposed it's use as a less cruel method of execution. Sorry to be pedantic!
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level 66
Oct 18, 2015
'Scotch' is spelled 'whisky' in Scotland, not 'whiskey'.
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level 37
Oct 18, 2015
Does it accept Whiskey? It refuses Whisky.
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level ∞
Oct 18, 2015
Whisky will work as a type-in now
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level 56
May 28, 2017
Scotch is actually spelled "scotch"
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level 57
Oct 18, 2015
I dont doubt you at all but what is difference between emojis and emoticons?
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level 63
Nov 9, 2016
Emoticons are done with text symbols, like so - :) :p :o, etc. Emojis are their own thing.
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level 45
Dec 18, 2018
I wondered this too... tried all sorts of things after emoticons (weird actually, I would not consider : ) icons, while I would consider little pictures as the "emojis" above icons.
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level 39
Oct 18, 2015
"aquiline" is the correct spelling
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level 37
Oct 18, 2015
I thought of eating a well done steak and I cried tears of self-pity
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level 24
Oct 19, 2015
Just guess the name of the thing for the inventor. haha ;)
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level 59
Oct 20, 2015
Should have done that. I put "the French" and apparently that wasn't correct.
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level 45
Dec 18, 2018
I figured it was from his name. but tried guillotte (after guillot)
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level 65
Oct 26, 2015
Guillotin didn't invent the guillotine.
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level 62
Apr 15, 2018
Not quite true. Guillotine oversaw the creation of a prototype that was based on earlier devices dating back to the Middle Ages. He advocated beheading as a humane form of execution. The device as it was used notoriously during the French Revolution and as we know it today, is largely based on his ideas, so much so that we can certainly say that he invented it.
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level 72
Nov 13, 2015
Since the 110 Meter Hurdles are the High Hurdle version of the race, why won't High Hurdles work as an answer? You've got Hurdles in the darn answer!
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level 36
Dec 7, 2016
only 73% guessed emoji! :)
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level 68
Feb 6, 2017
I second what GeographyFreak said. The word is 'aquiline', not 'aqualine.' It comes from the Latin word 'aquila', meaning 'eagle', since an aquiline nose is shaped like an eagle's beak.
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level 67
Oct 7, 2017
Thirded!
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level 67
Oct 7, 2017
The 'Guillotine' was actually invented in Halifax, England and at least 53 people were executed by this method between 1286 and 1650. Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotine suggested this manner of execution in 1789 as a less cruel form of execution compared to the hangings that were poorly carried out at that time. The actual contraption that was used in France was designed by Dr. Antoine Louis and bore the nickname of 'Louisette' after it's sponsor.
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level 59
Oct 7, 2017
GK #172 and #131 appeared on the list at the same time. Last answer I couldn't get for #172? Haiti. Last answer I couldn't get for 131? HAITI! I swear that whole country hates me.
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level 45
Dec 18, 2018
Maybe you hate the country? If you came up in a question, it might get it right ;)
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level 26
Oct 16, 2017
For the question "What racing event is commonly 110 meters in length?" I put "hurdle" and wondered why it didn't work and then tried hurdle jumps etc. Please accept "hurdle".
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level 66
Dec 15, 2017
AQUILINE, is the spelling
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level ∞
Dec 15, 2017
Fixed
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level 40
Dec 17, 2017
In the original movie Frankenstein (1931) the assistant's name was Fritz and in the son of Frankenstein he was called Igor. Both parts played by Dwight Frye
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level 76
Feb 2, 2018
In the original book there was never an assistant to start with.
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level 33
Jun 15, 2018
The deaths in Haiti were closer to 300,000
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level 52
Sep 15, 2018
there is a level below rare called Blue...the steak is VERY rare, just slightly brown on the outside and dripping gore inside, cooked for seconds rather than minutes
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level 45
Dec 18, 2018
Film festival should be accepted for the last question, "at what festival could one earn a palme d'or". Cannes is Where it is, a film festival is What it is. Atleast as an acceptable answer.
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