General Knowledge Quiz #138

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Who followed a white rabbit down a hole?
Alice
What city was home to the largest library in the ancient world?
Alexandria
What movie would have been more accurately titled "Cretaceous Park"?
Jurassic Park
What is either a chess piece or a religious leader?
Bishop
What shape is a teepee?
Cone
In the electromagnetic spectrum, what type of waves are more energetic than X-Rays?
Gamma Rays
Great Britain is the largest island in Europe. What is the second largest?
Iceland
What is the world's largest society for high-IQ individuals?
Mensa
What comes next in this sequence: million, billion, trillion?
Quadrillion
What is both the name of a famous magician and a book by Charles Dickens?
David Copperfield
What ancient Greek sculpture has famously lost her arms?
Venus de Milo
What is Volkswagen's all-time best-selling car model?
Volkswagen Beetle
Whose chocolate factory did Charlie Bucket visit?
Willy Wonka's
What country is geographically closest to Australia?
Papua New Guinea
What type of event are Sotheby's and Christie's known for running?
Auction
What type of bird resembles a large crow?
Raven
What religious group is known for wearing turbans and for carrying small daggers?
Sikhs
What 1961 movie featured the song "Moon River"?
Breakfast at Tiffany's
What event's results were predicted by a "psychic" octopus?
2010 FIFA World Cup
What country had the most murders in 2018, according to official statistics?
Brazil
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Level 84
Sep 6, 2015
I tried "gazillion" and "bazillion" before I stumbled on the right answer.
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2016
A couple i didnt know. Got the Venus statue though she is actually Roman, not Greek.
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Level 79
Jan 24, 2016
The name is Roman but the statue is Greek. (It's sometimes called the Aphrodite of Milos.)
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2016
I got the greek statue by typing venus for the last question...thanks QM!
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Level 65
Dec 27, 2020
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that the last question has changed...
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Level 60
Apr 7, 2021
Nah, that planet is super dodgy. My roommate's friend visited and two people in his tour group got robbed then shot. It only made the local news, as is usually the case with Venusian crimes. It's all about trade politics, man.
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2016
Only missed quadrillion.
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2016
A raven is a type of crow; it doesn't just "resemble" one.
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Level ∞
Dec 13, 2020
Here's what Wikipedia says...

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

There is no consistent distinction between "crows" and "ravens", and these appellations have been assigned to different species chiefly on the basis of their size, crows generally being smaller than ravens.

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Level 80
Dec 14, 2020
A helpful tip I once heard to help differentiate between crows & ravens is that when they squawk, crows "caw" and ravens "rok".
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Level 72
Apr 5, 2021
There is only one species of raven (Corvus corax) and one species of crow (Corvus corone) native to Western Europe. Obviously the names 'raven' and 'crow' originally referred to these species and in Europe, they still do. Later, other species of corvid were discovered in other parts of the world. These were named raven or crow depending on their size, not taxonomy.
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2020
I could only think of Annie for Moon River.
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Level 84
Dec 15, 2020
All I could think of was Fletch.
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Level 78
Feb 25, 2020
Can we all agree that "Psychic Octopus" would be an excellent name for a band?
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Level 62
Jun 18, 2020
Ireland larger then Iceland?
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Level 72
Sep 16, 2020
Ireland: 84,421 km²; Iceland: 103,000 km²
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Level 25
Jul 3, 2020
Great Britain is a group of islands , so is Iceland.
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2020
Here we go.
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Level 72
Sep 16, 2020
Great Britain is the name of the main island in the United Kingdom; and Iceland is referring to the main island of that country (also called Iceland).
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Level 47
Nov 13, 2020
There are two Icelands. 1.) The country which includes all the offshore islands owned by Iceland. 2.) Iceland, as in the big island, which does NOT include all those offshore islands.
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Level 57
Dec 14, 2020
There are THREE Icelands. The two noted by BelgianFries and the block of ice we throw in our swimming pool in the Summer.
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Level 44
Feb 2, 2021
There are FOUR Icelands. The two noted by BelgianFries, the one you mentioned, and the supermarket chain. Many more if you count each individual branch.
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Level 80
Dec 13, 2020
You could say that about any island large enough to have its own islands. What's your point?
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Level 84
Aug 6, 2020
I thought of Fletch for Moon River, but not the correct answer.
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Level 77
Dec 14, 2020
And I said, "What about Breakfast at Tiffany's?"

She said, "I think I remember the film."

And as I recall, I think we both kinda liked it."

And I said, "Well, that's the one thing we've got."

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Level 84
Dec 15, 2020
And thus spoke the worst pop song ever written.
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Level 54
Apr 5, 2021
Chumbawumba and Black Lace would both like a word.
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2021
Breakfast at Tiffany's is ten times worse than Tubthumping. I'd never heard of Black Lace until reading your comment, but...wow. That song is unbearable. It seems like a novelty song though, which makes it less regrettable than a band that was really trying its best and ended up foisting Breakfast at Tiffany's on us. I'm trying to think of a worse one-hit wonder than Breakfast at Tiffany's, and I am really struggling. That song is in a musical Bermuda Triangle, where it's not fun or catchy enough to excuse how cheesy it is (e.g., Mambo #5), and it's not so impossibly cheesy that it becomes ironically fun (e.g., Never Gonna Give You Up). It's just a helping of soggy sonic bread.
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Level 60
Apr 7, 2021
What's the point of judging fun little pop songs? I mean, if you want to talk about something that is critically acclaimed listen to Captain Beefheart's album Trout Mask Replica and don't bother with pop music. If a person wants to type lyrics to Breakfast at Tiffany's, why immediately dump on the song? Also, anyone who knows anything about music can jump back a few decades and point out much better targets for "worst pop songs." Disco Duck is pretty grating. Pac Man Fever is rough. Gimme Dat Ding is pretty annoying. I personally hate the sound of Alley Oop by the Hollywood Argyles. Yet listening to Get Dancin' by Disco Tex always makes me smile and I'm sure many people think that song is awful. Aaaaanyway... most popular music isn't really artistically "good", so just enjoy what you enjoy. And if JoshPen likes Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's, I support that!
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Level 66
Apr 7, 2021
So what instrument did you play in Deep Blue Something?
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Level 80
Dec 13, 2020
Soccer games, Football games - didn't work for the octopus. I'm guessing World Cup would have worked.
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Level 18
Mar 16, 2021
bruh meme
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Level 43
Apr 5, 2021
accept slugbug for volkswagen beetle?
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Level 64
Apr 5, 2021
A Teepee is not strictly a cone, right? I tried pyramid, tetrahedron, even triangle. I think some of those should be accepted
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Level 54
Apr 5, 2021
If you look at pictures of traditional tipis, they appear to be conical.
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Level 62
Apr 5, 2021
It's pronounced Charlie *Bouquet*.
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Level 42
Apr 5, 2021
I watched the old Charlie and the chocolate factory last night, way better than the newer one.
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Level 59
Apr 12, 2021
I agree. Although Depp can certainly do weird/scary; Gene Wilder knew how to do weird, scary and friendly all at once.
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Level 59
Apr 5, 2021
The Queen is the head of the Anglican Church, hence "queen" should also be accepted besides "bishop"
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2021
Oh come on.