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General Knowledge Quiz #139

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedNovember 26, 2015
Last updatedNovember 27, 2015
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What early type of airplane that had two sets of wings?
Biplane
What country was the #1 source of refugees in the year 2015?
Syria
What type of chair/couch hybrid can often be found in psychiatrists' offices?
Chaise Longue
Who saw four ghosts on Christmas Eve?
Ebenezer Scrooge
What country contains most of the Ganges river delta?
Bangladesh
What were German submarines called in WWII?
U-boats
What is another name for an algal bloom?
Red Tide
What group of concertos by Vivaldi is composed of La Primavera,
L'estate, L'autunno, and L'inverno?
The Four Seasons
Whose law states that "anything that can go wrong will go wrong"?
Murphy's
What type of baggy dress is spelled with 4 u's?
Muumuu
What brutal leader of the Lord's Resistance Army was featured in a 2012 viral video?
Joseph Kony
Who is credited with ridding Ireland of snakes, despite there being
no record of snakes ever existing there?
Saint Patrick
What is the term for a painting that depicts inanimate objects such as food or flowers?
Still Life
What overtook Internet Explorer to become the world's most popular web browser in 2012?
Chrome
What musical features the song "Defying Gravity"?
Wicked
Who piloted the "Spirit of St. Louis"?
Charles Lindbergh
What Incan city's ruins were unknown to the outside world until 1911?
Machu Picchu
What is the only country of the world that has an emperor?
Japan
What Native American society collapsed around 900 A.D.?
Classic Mayan
What unit of time is 1/1000th of a microsecond?
Nanosecond
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level 82
Nov 26, 2015
Lounge or longue? That's bothered me for a long time in different places. The original French would be "chaise longue", but I don't know for certain if it's changed since it became American?
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level ∞
Nov 26, 2015
Corrected the spelling
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level 82
Nov 26, 2015
Also isn't "Stilleben" also used? The German word?
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level 75
Nov 26, 2015
Good stuff. Please accept Patrick for Saint Patrick for us nonbelievers.
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level 77
Nov 27, 2015
I second that.
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level 83
Nov 30, 2015
Although I support the accepting of Patrick alone, why should it be based on one's belief or lack thereof? Just because you aren't Anglican, should you refer to Justin Welby as the Archmister of Canterbury? Or perhaps Dude Francis in Rome? His appellation is not dependent upon you. < / rant>
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level 75
Feb 7, 2016
Archmister and Dude. OK that's funny
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level 57
Feb 7, 2016
If Patrick alone was used, then Patrick Who? Patrick Swayze? Patrick Henry? Patrick Stewart? Further signifiers are needed. Perhaps Patrick O'Ireland?
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level 67
Feb 2, 2019
To be fair, the only name he appears to have had during his life is Patrick. Well, Patricius, anyway.
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level 67
Feb 2, 2019
Speaking as a non-believer, what I believe has no bearing on whether someone is a saint or not, as it is a title bestowed by the Church upon certain people. You don't have to believe that Patrick was holy or touched by the divine, but he is undoubtedly a saint.

That being said, "Patrick" should be accepted (and now is!) if only because technically, he was not a saint yet when he supposedly drove the snakes from Ireland.
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level 65
Feb 16, 2019
The snake represented pagan beliefs. He banished those in favour of Christianity. Snakes never reached Ireland. The country had become an island before they could get that far following the end of the Ice Age.
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level 72
Nov 27, 2015
Surely Quattro Stagioni is a better fit for the Vivaldi question, given the language you chose to give the clues in!
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level 59
Nov 27, 2015
How many of you have taken every one of these 139 quizzes?
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level 83
Nov 30, 2015
i++
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level 77
Feb 8, 2016
I tend to enjoy the more focused or quirky themed quizzes more, myself. But when these show up on the front page I take them about 80% of the time.
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level 70
Sep 17, 2016
139 for 139. On to #140 next.
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level 73
Jan 24, 2018
I go through "not taken" quiz list by groups, so I'm working on these as well :)
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level 67
Feb 7, 2016
I notice that is an Australian Biplane in the given picture.
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level 53
Feb 7, 2016
Very funny! One of the most famous mis-printed stamps in US Postal history....
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
And REALLY valuable!
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level 61
Feb 7, 2016
For some reason I've always thought that chaise longues were the types of chairs that you see next to pools.
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level 53
Feb 7, 2016
They are. But before that, they were household furniture, and are commonly used by psychiatrists.
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level 61
Feb 7, 2016
I tried "nano" for nanosecond and then gave up because I assumed that it would be accepted as a type-in.
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level 76
Feb 7, 2016
Same here. When I typed nano and it wasn't accepted I decided I was on the wrong track. The question already gives the word second, which usually means you don't need to repeat it in the answer.
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level 58
Feb 24, 2016
third
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level 71
Jul 4, 2016
47th'ed
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level 44
Feb 7, 2016
I knew Homer Simpson once wore a muumuu, but couldn't remember its name for the life of me.
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level 71
Jul 4, 2016
I had no idea it was spelled muumuu and not just mumu.
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level 61
Feb 8, 2016
U-Boot (Boot = boat) is the German word for submarine. They weren't just called that during WWII.
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level 67
Feb 2, 2019
No, but WWII is pretty much the only time it was common for people to call them that in English.
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level 82
Feb 6, 2017
Could not get past 'Sod's Law'. Murphy's Law did not come to the forefront of my mind although have heard of it.
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level 56
Mar 22, 2017
Sod's Law was what came to my mind. Are they one and the same thing? If so, perhaps Sod should be accepted too.
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level 52
Sep 20, 2018
is that a UK only expression? it was my first response too
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level 72
Feb 10, 2018
Spelled Anasazi many different ways, then facepalmed.
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level 53
Apr 24, 2018
foiled by spelling in all things.