General Knowledge Quiz #145

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What type of plant do shamrocks come from?
Clover
If women are XX, what are men?
XY
Who was famously born in Stratford-upon-Avon?
William Shakespeare
Who invented the saxophone?
Adolphe Sax
Who is Sherlock Holmes's sidekick?
Dr. John Watson
What was first seen at Lowell Observatory in 1930?
Pluto
What is the term for a story or drawing made by several people, where each person adds
to it without seeing the work of the others?
Exquisite Corpse
What unit of currency can be divided into 100 kopeks?
Ruble
Who were known as the "Fab Four"?
The Beatles
In what country would you find a kibbutz?
Israel
Who wrote a series of detective books for adults using the pen-name Robert Galbraith?
J.K. Rowling
What magazine was started by Hugh Hefner?
Playboy
What has the chemical formula NH3?
Ammonia
What inspirational teacher movie featured the Coolio song "Gangsta's Paradise"?
Dangerous Minds
Who composed "Ride of the Valkyries"?
Richard Wagner
Who defeated Boris Spassky in a 1972 chess showdown?
Bobby Fischer
What bisexual English poet wrote "Don Juan" and "She Walks in Beauty"?
Lord Byron
What well-defended country has enough nuclear blast shelters to
accommodate 100% of its population?
Switzerland
What is a common word that means "tempest"?
Storm
Who is the richest resident of Metropolis?
Lex Luthor
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Level 63
Mar 6, 2016
I went to Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer - very nice place! Saw Shakespeare's grave also, with one of his famous quotes.
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Level 59
May 2, 2016
Switzerland one is interesting! Surprised that more folks haven't heard of an exquisite corpse. Finally, is Byron's sexuality really important enough to list in such a short clue?
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Level 56
May 2, 2016
Why not mention it as an extra hint?
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Level 53
May 2, 2016
I don't know about you, but I take these quizzes to learn things, not just to succeed on them. Didn't know he was bisexual, now I do. Good hint.
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Level 41
May 11, 2016
I saw bisexual and thought Byron immediately
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Level 81
Oct 14, 2019
I see gay English poet and think I need a lot bigger clue than that.
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Level 59
May 2, 2016
If nuclear war breaks out, everyone will want to be in Switzerland.
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Level 80
May 5, 2016
Then they won't have enough shelters for everyone. Probably better off in Vanuatu.
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Level 80
May 5, 2016
or maybe Bora Bora.
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Level 61
May 5, 2016
Dying a quick may be better than dying a slow death from starvation. Or if B-grade post-apocalyptic movies are to be believed, better to die a quick death than be forced into slavery by psychotic warlords dressed in ski masks and leather. The apocalypse will also usher in a trend of bad hairdos, with 80's new wave perms and dreadlocks seeing a major comeback. Better to be dead before it all happens.
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Level 80
May 5, 2016
Many tropical island paradises in the South Pacific will definitely not be targeted by any warheads, will only face a minimum of the worst effects of fallout, and have a shot at surviving a nuclear winter. Some are overpopulated and rely on imports to sustain them but others are self sufficient. You could bring enough rations with you to survive for decades if you didn't want to learn how to farm or fish. Most of the psychotic warlords will be roaming around the Australian outback if the movies are right.
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Level 81
Oct 14, 2019
And Mel Gibson will be the sanest man on Earth....
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Level 55
May 18, 2016
Am I the only one who didn't know about Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling?
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Level 49
Jul 1, 2016
Nope
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Level 44
Jul 19, 2016
Shamrocks do not come from clover; they are a type of clover.
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Level 78
Oct 20, 2016
My first guess was oxalis, but clover was second.
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Level 66
Feb 12, 2017
Clover, various types of oxalis(sorrel), black medick, are all called shamrock here in Ireland and I have seen these and others pinned to people's chests on St.Patrick's day 🍀 😃
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Level 80
May 21, 2018
Kept trying "XXX" ... still can't figure out why it won't work :)
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Level 49
Jul 9, 2019
Doesn’t Switzerland have enough to accommodate 120% of its population or something? I can’t be bothered to check RLL’S video.
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Level 60
Dec 21, 2019
Lol, not every Swiss would agree that we're well defended, although we might survive one nuclear attack, there's still no way winning a war against USA or Russia, or even against Germany.