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General Knowledge Quiz #142

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: January 16, 2016
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Question
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What three notes come after Do, Re, and Mi?
Fa-Sol-La
What does "C'est la vie" mean in English?
That's Life
What Hollywood family has brothers named Alec, Billy, Daniel, and Stephen?
Baldwin
What company acquired the rights to the "Star Wars" franchise in 2012?
Walt Disney
What game is sometimes called roshambo?
Rock-Paper-Scissors
Who said "The Eagle has landed"?
Neil Armstrong
What is stevia a substitute for?
Sugar
What language were Gutenberg's bibles written in?
Latin
What musical instrument did the devil play in the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"?
Fiddle
In what London park would one find "Speakers' Corner"?
Hyde Park
During which holiday would one light a menorah?
Hanukkah
What's the English version of "L'Chaim", "Prost" or "Skal"?
Cheers
What are the two countries of the world that are theocracies?
(The head of state is a religious leader)
Iran
Vatican City
What former British coin was worth 12 pence?
Shilling
What anatomical feature did velociraptors have in real life, but not in "Jurassic Park"?
Feathers
What Buddhist monastery in China is famous for martial arts?
Shaolin
What type of animal has spermaceti in its head?
Sperm Whale
What type of scientist was Wernher von Braun?
Rocket Scientist
What country's rural grasslands are known as the veldt?
South Africa
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level 82
Jan 15, 2016
Isn't "scissors" ALWAYS plural? I (and countless others) end up having to delete a whole next answer over and over in these quizzes because suddenly the last letter of the last answer wasn't needed. Could there be a way to tweak the site to always accept an answer that *ends* with the right answer? That it'd automatically cut out all the extra letters you happened to type for the last answer which was prematurely accepted? Please and thank you.
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2016
Yeah, I suppose so. I've taken to not requiring the ending S for many answers because so many people don't type it and then complain when it doesn't work. In this case, I'll require the S.

In response to your idea for eliminating the extra letters, it's simply not possible without creating lots of side effects.

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level 83
Jan 21, 2016
I have the same pet peeve about Pittsburgh. It's always accepted without the ending h, meaning I'm invariably left with an h at the beginning of my next response.
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level 47
Mar 20, 2016
Tallinn is my pet peeve. The most annoying part is that at one point you start writing it with one N and who knows what that might lead to! :p
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level 74
Dec 26, 2017
and Riyadh
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level 65
Mar 20, 2016
Can you accept Quartz-Parchment-Shears in place of Rock-Paper-Scissors?
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level 79
Oct 29, 2018
i'm a fan of mineral aggregate-papyrus-secateurs myself
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level 69
Jan 22, 2016
The definition given for theocracy (the head of state is a religious leader) would work for the UK too, wouldn't it? The British monarchs are the Supreme Governors of the Church of England.
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level 63
Mar 20, 2016
I was going to say that too.
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level 54
Mar 22, 2016
Bit loose indeed, could also apply to a number of other Islamic countries too I think, maybe even a few other Christian ones
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level 69
Jul 11, 2016
In addition to the British monarchy, at least the Swedish and Danish monarchies would be covered by this definition (as would have Norway until 2012, but I understand Norway has now removed the King as head of the church). The Saudi Kings carry the title of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, on which their temporal authority rests, so I think it is quite fair to say - particularly in a state ruled by Islamic law - that Saudi Arabia is a theocracy.
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level 74
Dec 26, 2017
The brief definition is just too concise. In theocracy the head of state is in that position because of his religious role, not the other way round. The kings and queens became monarchs because of monarchic rules and the church leadership is just one of the roles attached to that role. As we saw in Norway, when the church role is removed, the head of state doesn't change. An opposite example is Cyprus under Archbishop Makarios III, who was a democratically elected president and Cyprus had nothing to do with a theocracy.
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level 64
Mar 20, 2016
It's Veld not Veldt! That would be Dutch as opposed to Afrikaans, which seeing as we are talking about South Africa - it's only right to use their language and not someone else's!
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level 47
Mar 20, 2016
Agreed! Veld, not "veldt".
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level 54
Mar 20, 2016
In Dutch it would be veld, no 't'. I believe that in English both veldt and veld are acceptable spellings, in Afrikaans it would be veld.
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level 75
Mar 21, 2016
In dutch, you typically get "dt" endings only with verbs in certain situations, Veld is always spelled like this without an added "t". Dutch is my first language, so I'm pretty confident. Don't know about Afrikaans though :)
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level 46
Mar 20, 2016
Taking it in turns kicking each other in the nads should be accepted for the roshambo question. Thank you south park.
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level 57
Mar 20, 2016
See when I hear roshambo I think of the game that US Marines supposedly play where they exchange nut kicks with one another to settle any sort of disputes. Can this be added please? I understand if you don't want to but it's totally a thing.
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level 76
Mar 20, 2016
I said whale, because spermaceti made me think of sperm whale. Didn't realize I had to type the whole thing.
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level 68
Mar 20, 2016
Don't like the Wernher von Braun answer, tried aeronautics, aerospace engineering, jet propulsion, ... eventually got what you were looking for but think that the correct terms which describe the relevant field of study and expertise should be acceptable.
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level 65
Mar 20, 2016
Most people should be able to work out the right answer; it's not rocket science. Oh, no ...wait..
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level 80
Mar 21, 2016
I did the exact same thing aeronautics should be accepted.
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level 37
Mar 21, 2016
More people here should read Moby Dick. That way you will know everything there is to know about sperm whales.
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level 36
Mar 23, 2016
It's "Do Re Mi Fa So La" - the "l" at the end of "sol" is incorrect. Please fix this.
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level 73
Mar 30, 2016
pretty sure it's 'sol' - at this point, 86% got it right, so ...
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level 80
Apr 24, 2017
It's not hard to verify these things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solf%C3%A8ge
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level 71
May 21, 2016
Did anybody else think the Flying Spaghetti Monster might be the one with spermeceti in his head? All hail his noodle appendage!
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level 50
Apr 19, 2019
Do, Re, and Mi are solfege and not notes.