General Knowledge Quiz #133

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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In what game might you hit, stand, split, or double down?
Blackjack
Who is Thursday named after?
Thor
What type of crab is known for using the discarded shells of other sea creatures?
Hermit Crab
What is the name for a creature that is half man, half horse?
Centaur
If I say, "Dónde está el baño", what am I asking?
Where's the bathroom?
What country had a Civil War in the 1930s?
Spain
What composer's "Messiah" is frequently performed during the Christmas season?
George Frideric Handel
What sport was the subject of the movies "Senna" and "Rush"?
Formula One
What country's last monarch was Queen Liliʻuokalani?
Hawaii
What was visited by Viking, Pathfinder, and Curiosity?
Mars
What are fairy rings made of?
Mushrooms
What plant contains the chemical THC?
Cannabis
On what island was St. Patrick born?
Great Britain
Which country is Easter Island a territory of?
Chile
Who famously stood over a subway grate while wearing a billowy white dress?
Marilyn Monroe
Through what Belgian city do 84% of the world's diamonds pass?
Antwerp
What is legally classified as a religion in the United States,
a cult in France, and a business in Switzerland?
Scientology
What country's "Kingdom Tower" is planned to be more than a kilometer tall if
they can ever finish construction?
Saudi Arabia
What is the name of both a tire company and a restaurant guide?
Michelin
In golf, what word comes after "Sand" and "Pitching"?
Wedge
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Level 72
Jun 30, 2015
Great Britain is not one island since it includes Northern Ireland.
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Level 82
Jun 30, 2015
You're wrong. Great Britain is the island. That's why the country's name is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"...
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Level 70
Jun 30, 2015
No, Ireland is it's own island. Northern Ireland is on the island of Ireland. Scotland, England and Wales on located on the island of Great Britain.
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Level 82
Jul 1, 2015
which is what I said.
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Level 54
May 15, 2017
They probably meant to reply to the original comment.
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Level 53
Nov 18, 2015
Great Britain is the largest island in the British Isles
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Level 45
Aug 26, 2018
Northern Ireland is not part of Great Britain but is part of the United Kingdom. The Official Name of UK is The United Kingdom of Great Britain AND Northern Ireland. Great Britain is the island containing England, Scotland and Wales
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Level 25
May 25, 2020
Great Britain is not an island but a group of islands including the Isle of Wight, Orkneys, Shetlands etc.
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Level 74
Nov 17, 2020
I'm sorry, but that is incorrect. Great Britain is most certainly an island - the largest in the United Kingdom. Out of curiosity, with the landmass made up of England, Wales and Scotland isn't called Great Britain, what would you call it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain

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Level 15
Feb 23, 2021
Aaaaaaaaaah. What a headache!😩
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Level 83
Nov 16, 2020
We seem to have visitors from Echo Island.
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Level 50
Jan 25, 2021
Regardless, I typed in Britannia which I think is the correct name and didn't get it.
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Level 62
Nov 15, 2015
I would be more inclined to say 'toadstools' than 'mushrooms', but I got it anyway.
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Level 53
Nov 18, 2015
Toadstools and mushrooms are the same thing. Mushrooms is just the name given to edible toadstools.
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Level 70
May 21, 2016
Should be just Fungi .... covers all.
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Level 65
Apr 3, 2019
Or - ya know - matter.
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Level 15
Feb 23, 2021
Jees..you're making me tense
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Level 71
Nov 15, 2015
When did Hawaii become a country?
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Level 72
Nov 15, 2015
Before it was annexed by the US
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Level 54
Nov 16, 2015
In 1810, after Kamehameha I united the islands under his reign.
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Level 61
Oct 17, 2020
Maybe add "former" to the clue, to avoid any nitpicking?
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Level 20
Nov 15, 2015
where is the bathroom does not work.. this should be fixed?
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Level ∞
Nov 15, 2015
Yes it does work
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Level 65
Nov 16, 2015
I was going to write Hawaii but it said country... meh
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Level 74
Nov 17, 2020
It was a country at that point.
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Level 33
Nov 24, 2015
Seriously, misspellings of people's names should NOT be accepted. Their name is exactly one way, not any variety that you want. How would you feel if your name was misspelled on an Internet quiz?
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Level 84
Apr 26, 2018
I'd get over it, I think. My name is misspelled all the time, but I don't take offense to it.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2019
My name gets misspelled 80% (i think it is more 95% but lets stay on the cautious side of things). I ve stopped correcting them, unless it is pasport related. But many things like electricitycompany use the wrong name (even when I ve given my information on paper, not just verbally)
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2019
Honestly, when I get mail that has actually has my name on it im very surprised! (Besides from my sis or dad, same name ;) , but even never written right by my moms side of the family...)
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2021
Perhaps everyone else is using the correct version, and it's just your family that can't spell it?
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Level 67
Jan 27, 2021
Err nope. I know you are joking (well let's hope). But how would they know? Besides the obvious it is my name so it is the correct way to write my name. It is not like it is named after a profession or known words like that. (Or a version from another language like schmidt smid smith etc).

That is like saying of a(n alien) language that does not have any languages related to them that a word is spelled wrong. It is the only existing word so it can't be wrong.

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Level 65
Jan 29, 2021
I was joking, and I sympathise - my surname contains 3 sounds that don't exist where I live. It's pronounced like 'circle' but with a 'th' sound at the beginning, but I'm yet to meet a Peruvian who can pronounce it, let alone spell it. Including my wife...
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Level 57
Jun 9, 2019
it depends. when it's a transcription of a different alphabet then alternative spellings should/can be accepted
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2021
If he weren't dead, I would have suggested you ask Gaddafi --- wait, I mean Qaddafi... or rather Gathafi, or Kadafi... that is to say Gadafy --- how to spell his name. Don't let yourself get so caught up in the rules of language that you fail to hear what's actually being said.
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Level 65
Dec 7, 2015
Actually, the tyre company Michelin created the cooking guide to encourage french people to go on the roads visiting those recommended restaurants, and using their cars and tyres. So the two are connected and don't happen to have the same name. "What tyre company has created a restaurants guide" may be a better way to ask this one.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2019
Are you sure they didnt start making tires so people could get to the restaurants they adviced;)
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Level 61
Oct 17, 2020
I agree with the bunny!
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Level 25
Aug 29, 2016
St Patrick was born in Wales which is a country in it's own right and is most certainly not an island since it is not completely surrounded by water. The Hawaii question is very misleading, it may have been an independent country at the time but everyone knows it as a US state
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Level 84
Apr 26, 2018
The Hawaii question was perfectly clear. There are questions on this site everywhere that refer to things that aren't true any longer, and this one is no different. It asks for the "last monarch" which suggests either a country that has dropped it's monarchy and/or it is no longer a country. And based on the name, it's quite clear that it's Polynesian in nature.
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Level 78
May 20, 2019
It's not known exactly where St Patrick was born, with locations in modern-day England, Wales and Scotland all being possible. However, all of these possible locations are on Great Britain, which is the island that contains almost all of England and Wales and most of Scotland.
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Level 86
Jan 3, 2021
I suspect that Wales and Hawaii have something in common: they can both be described as countries, but are both next level local authorities in a bigger country. Wales is not a country in its own right.
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
Haiti and DR are countries not completely surrounded by water, yet both are on the island of Hispaniola. Timor-Leste is a country located on the island of Timor. Brunei is located on the island of Borneo. Whether or not Wales is a country has nothing to do with the question. It's still located on the island of Great Britain, along with England and Scotland.
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Level 61
Aug 9, 2017
There are some amazing comments down here
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2019
*looks down*
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Level 62
Apr 24, 2018
I tried marujana. Is it just the spelling that wasn't accepted because marijuana is just as valid an answer, right?
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Level 82
Jun 25, 2018
I've never tried marujana. To be honest, if that's what it says on the bag, I would probably think twice about buying it.
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Level 24
Jan 1, 2019
Hawaii isn't a country anymore...also put 'marathon' because thats a sporting event and it didn't count...weird
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Level 69
Jan 25, 2021
"Marathon" presumably didn't count because the answer is car racing, specifically Formula One. It also won't accept baseball, ice hockey, gymnastics, or archery, because the listed movies aren't about them either.

And no, Hawaii isn't a country anymore, which is why the last monarch was... well, the last monarch.

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Level 67
Mar 13, 2020
The Kingdom Tower is no longer in construction. It was stopped in 2018. Please update the question.
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Level ∞
Mar 13, 2020
Ok
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Level 71
Sep 16, 2020
Why did they plan to build such a tall building? They have plenty of land to build on I believe
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Level 74
Nov 16, 2020
Maybe they wanted to reach unto heaven and make themselves a name, lest they be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
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Level 76
Jan 26, 2021
Just a little more to the North and...
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Level 74
Nov 20, 2020
'Funny' thing, these people of the "business" approached me here in Switzerland and I declined their efforts by stating "I'm not interested in your business." and they were very confused about the term.
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2020
I got cannabis by trying 'potato'.
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2021
I also tried potato once, in my youth, but it is legal over here.
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2021
Highs from fries? I never knew.
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Level 67
Jan 27, 2021
Vodka perhaps
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Level 56
Jan 25, 2021
accept motor racing for formula 1?
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Level 59
Jan 25, 2021
Motor racing could mean anything though; Nascar, Indy 500, Rally etc. even motorbike racing. Those films are only about F1.
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Level 67
Jan 27, 2021
Well you could say a movie is about tennis, that is the sport, it doesn't necessarily have to be about Wimbledon or more specifies names
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Level ∞
Jan 25, 2021
Motor racing will work now.
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Level 52
Jan 25, 2021
China famously also had a civil war in the 30s (though it started in the 20s and ended in the 40s), I think you should accept that as an answer. And according to Wikipedia a series of skirmishes between fascists and socialists in Austria in 1934 is sometimes referred to as the Austrian Civil War, and the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932 is also known as the Brazilian Civil War.

Pretty volatile decade, the thirties!

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Level 53
Jan 25, 2021
Shouldn't China also count for civil war in the 1930s?