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General Knowledge Quiz #140

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedNovember 30, 2015
Last updatedFebruary 22, 2016
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What is the Italian version of ice cream?
Gelato
What marine mammal's tusks were once thought to be from unicorns?
Narwhal
What is the largest country that was uninhabited by humans in the year 1000 A.D.?
New Zealand
Who said "we're more popular than Jesus now", in 1966?
John Lennon
What was the original scandal that other "gates" are named for?
Watergate
What sport does a coxswain participate in?
Rowing
In what city did James Joyce's "Ulysses" take place?
Dublin
Who was the subject of two recent biographical movies, one starring Ashton Kutcher and
the other starring Michael Fassbender?
Steve Jobs
What "kissing" disease, common among teenagers, can cause swollen
lymph nodes and fatigue?
Mononucleosis
In what song did Jimmy Buffett search for his lost shaker of salt?
Margaritaville
What city's Dharavi slum has a population of about 700,000 in less than one square mile?
Mumbai
What writer created Cthulhu?
H.P. Lovecraft
What is the name of the mathematical series than begins 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13?
Fibonacci Series
What type of ray fish can have a "wingspan" of up to 7 meters?
Manta Ray
What did the temperance movement seek to ban?
Alcohol
Whose quotes are known as hadiths?
Muhammad
Who is Arkham Asylum's most famous resident?
The Joker
What form does "it" most frequently take in the Stephen King book "It"?
Clown
What fictional character invented Everlasting Gobstoppers?
Willy Wonka
What country's army was commonly called the Red Army?
Soviet Union
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level 75
Nov 30, 2015
Please accept liquor for temperance and sailing for coswain. Other than that good quiz.
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level ∞
Dec 1, 2015
Okay
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level 59
Feb 21, 2016
But sailing is completely different to rowing. In olympic sailing, you don't use oars
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level 58
Feb 21, 2016
Agree, rowing is not the same as sailing.
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level 66
Feb 24, 2016
Sailing is different, but I think "crew" is the same as rowing.
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level 72
Dec 1, 2015
We'd always learned at school that the first settler in what is now New Zealand was the Polynesian explorer Kupe, who first arrived at New Zealand between the years 900 and 1000. More recent research casts doubt on that, but no-one can be sure that New Zealand was empty of people in 1000 AD.
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level ∞
Dec 1, 2015
It's impossible to prove a universal negative. This quiz is based on the best available evidence, which suggest New Zealand was settled around 1280 A.D.
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level 80
Jan 30, 2016
'Glandular Fever' should be allowed as an alternative to 'Mononucleosis'.
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level 49
Feb 21, 2016
I agree. I have never heard it called Mononucleosis.
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level ∞
Feb 21, 2016
Yet another US/UK word difference!
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level 58
Feb 21, 2016
We do make it easier and just commonly call it "mono". I'm sure there's a lot of people who don't even know the full name!
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level 62
Aug 9, 2018
In the Netherlands it is most well known as 'Pfeiffer disease', while in Belgium it is most well known as (the Dutch translation of) glandular fever..
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level 66
Jun 24, 2019
And the Germans don't like it simple, so they went with (the German translation of) Pfeiffer's glandular fever. And of course the last words are a single one in German: Drüsenfieber.
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level 40
Feb 21, 2016
Please accept Glandular fever as another answer for mononucleosis.
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level 48
Feb 21, 2016
Accept Russia for Soviet Union?
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level 43
Feb 22, 2016
Soviet union was not a country per se. You should accept russia as well
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level 37
Feb 22, 2016
Yes it was?
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level 43
Feb 21, 2016
The question about Stephen King's "It" is very misleading, even if the answer is easy to guess. It takes many, many forms- it's kind of the central point of the story. In the big showdown It is a spider for example. You could probably get away with "What form does the creature most commonly take".
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level 56
Feb 21, 2016
Yeah, I agree.... I've actually created a quiz of it's own about all the forms of It from the novel... Even if it was the most common form, my first guess was Pennywise which is the name of the clown.... If you're interested in my quiz about the forms of it check it out here http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/102597/stephen-kings-it-forms-of-it
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level ∞
Feb 22, 2016
You guys seem like you know more than I do about this. I changed the question a little and added Pennywise as an accepted answer. Thanks.
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level 80
Feb 22, 2016
Spumoni instead of gelato?
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level ∞
Feb 22, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spumoni
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level 39
Feb 22, 2016
Manta Ray answer is misleading. The term "ray fish" is most often used to imply "ray-finned fish", which is completely different from the rays which is a cartilaginous fish and of which most bony fish are part of. Would suggest just calling it a ray.
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level 80
Apr 24, 2017
Took a few tries to get Fibonnaci; I hope there are a number of spelling helps. :-)
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level 60
Feb 9, 2018
Just as a side note, although technically irrelevant to the meaning of the question/answer, it is generally considered to be the Fibonacci sequence as a sequence is a list of numbers and a series is the sum of all numbers in a sequence