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General Knowledge Quiz #137

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedAugust 3, 2015
Last updatedNovember 3, 2018
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What country has the largest amount of rainforest?
Brazil
Who wrote "Pride and Prejudice"?
Jane Austen
What region of the world was once spelled "Cashmere"?
Kashmir
What city hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014?
Sochi
Whose Fortress of Solitude can be found near the North Pole?
Superman's
What type of animal comes in Rhesus, Capuchin, and Howler varieties?
Monkey
Who founded cities in Egypt, Afghanistan, Turkey, and several other countries?
Alexander the Great
What type of animal is a shell-less gastropod?
Slug
What is the least diverse country in the world, with 99.998% of people
coming from the same ethnic group?
North Korea
What is Buckminster Fuller famous for designing?
Geodesic Domes
What drug did the British grow in India and sell in China?
Opium
What field of study is called "the dismal science"?
Economics
What type of "languages" are Ruby and Perl?
Programming Language
What is the meaning of the French word "gras"? Hint: think of Mardi Gras or Foie Gras
Fat
Whose image appeared on a grilled cheese sandwich that sold for $28,000 on eBay?
Virgin Mary
What wedding payment is common in India despite being illegal?
Dowries
What goes the g stand for in g-force?
Gravitational
On what TV show would you see Daleks saying "exterminate"?
Doctor Who
What did Matthew Webb become the first person to swim across, in 1875?
The English Channel
In what activity might one attempt a "Sicilian Defense"?
Chess
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level 83
Aug 4, 2015
Greek? It is a lower-case beta, isn't it?
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level ∞
Aug 4, 2015
Hmm... I just replaced the question. β and ß are different, but I can see how they could be confused.
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level 76
Oct 4, 2015
Please could you accept just "Channel" for English Channel? Most people I know just call it the Channel.
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level 63
Jan 10, 2016
I was going to say the exact same thing.
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level 59
Jan 10, 2016
Me too
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level 43
Jan 25, 2017
Pretty non specific though
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level 46
May 6, 2017
Unless you're quizzing in the UK - here, it's "The Channel, NOT "The English Channel"...
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level 67
Jan 10, 2016
Only English people call it the Channel, I imagine quizzes such as this need to be a little more specific.
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level 47
Jan 10, 2016
I'm Dutch, I call it the Channel :)
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level 44
Jan 10, 2016
I'm Canadian and I call it The channel
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level 67
Jan 10, 2016
OK only the English and a few million other people call it 'The Channel'
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level 72
Jan 11, 2016
I'm Canadian and I call it the English Channel so I cancel out abidou25.
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level 65
Jan 12, 2016
I bet the French are a little bit annoyed that the English-speakers are debating whether to call it the English Channel or just the Channel. They call it la Manche, when they could have called it la Manche Francaise. Mind you, as a Brit, I can say that it has always been a habit in these isles of putting our ownership on places where it doesn't belong...
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level 61
Feb 2, 2017
I'm American and I call HBO "The Channel."
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level 71
Feb 8, 2018
I'm from the planet Gelgamek and I call it the French Waterway.
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level 47
Jan 10, 2016
Yep, I'm Australian and I would call it just "The Channel"
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level 43
Jan 25, 2017
Me too and i wouldn't
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level 43
Jan 25, 2017
And I'd also make the point that if you know 'channel', you'd know it's called the English Channel. I agree about the French though. They're being very accommodating of the lingering Imperialism of the isles.
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level 37
Jan 15, 2016
Indeed, Dutch here and I call it 'the canal' or 'the channel'
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level 66
Nov 13, 2015
tried dowrie and dowry maybe the singular should work as well, whichever one is correct
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level 60
Jun 2, 2018
Agreed.
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level 47
Jan 10, 2016
Shouldn't Madonna work for the grilled cheese question?
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level 70
Sep 17, 2016
I saw a face in a grilled cheese sandwich I made once. Unfortunately, it was only the face of a 16th Century fishwife named Margaret.
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level 71
Nov 17, 2016
Haha :)
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level 41
Jan 10, 2016
Lol i put norther india instead of kashmir
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level 76
Jan 10, 2016
Same here. When India didn't work I tried other countries. I guess I need to learn the definition of region.
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level 50
Jan 11, 2016
Indeed, it's always a rather dismal to see economics referred to as a science, rather than charlatanism. :P
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level 58
Jan 11, 2016
Haha! +1, @canadry.
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level 55
Jan 11, 2016
Can you add "coding" for the language question?
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level 75
Jan 12, 2016
Could you not accept Buckminster-Fullerine?
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level 70
Jan 12, 2016
I said leach instead of slug. Could leach be accepted?
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level 79
Oct 10, 2018
Leeches are not gastropods. Gastropods are molluscs, whereas leeches are annelids (earthworms, etc.)
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level 45
Jan 13, 2016
North Korea is so obvious... after the quiz. damn it!
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level 37
Jan 15, 2016
As an economist it pleases me greatly that only 9% of Jetpunk would think of economics when asked about 'the dismal science'.
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level 82
Jan 20, 2016
Anyone else try Santa Claus for the North Pole question
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level 73
Dec 18, 2017
of course
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level 71
Nov 17, 2016
I had never heard the Channel called the "English" Channel before I found this site. I still don't understand why it would be specifically be called English when it's not specifically IN a country...
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level 60
Apr 21, 2018
Who are those 500 people in North Korea who aren't Koreans?
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level 77
Jul 16, 2019
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level 26
Oct 19, 2018
gahh!! why didn't i think of north korea!!