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General Knowledge Quiz #156

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedJuly 19, 2016
Last updatedDecember 5, 2016
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What former country was ruled by the Dalai Lama?
Tibet
What subclass of mammals carry their young in a pouch?
Marsupials
What is the northernmost country that was once a part of the Roman Empire?
United Kingdom
What chess move involves moving the king and a rook in the same turn?
Castling
What weapon did David use to defeat Goliath?
Sling
What German chancellor has frequently been named
"Most Powerful Woman in the World" by Forbes magazine?
Angela Merkel
Who wrote "The Interpretation of Dreams"?
Sigmund Freud
What sport is also known as pugilism?
Boxing
What statue, finished in 1886, was a gift from France to the United States?
Statue of Liberty
Which character in the board game "Clue" is considered a femme-fatale?
Miss Scarlett
What TV show is named after a character in the novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"?
Big Brother
Who is the most well-known gorgon from Greek mythology?
Medusa
What is South Africa's top export?
Gold
Which sign of the Zodiac is represented by two fish?
Pisces
"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli" is a famous quote from what movie?
The Godfather
What city is considered to be the financial capital of Germany?
Frankfurt
What computer scientist was persecuted for being gay and helped
to break Germany's enigma code?
Alan Turing
What series of conflicts between England and France lasted 116 years, from 1337-1453?
Hundred Years' War
For what crime were Mati Hari, Ethel Rosenberg, and Nathan Hale executed?
Espionage
What prefix can come before violet, sound, and orthodox?
Ultra
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level 72
Jul 20, 2016
A Melania Trump speech moment: The final question here was also the final question of General Knowledge #155!
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level ∞
Jul 20, 2016
D'oh. Changed the last question in #155.
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level 71
Sep 21, 2016
The question before last should read MATA Hari, not MATI Hari. Otherwise, nice quiz, good variety :).
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level 64
Dec 5, 2016
Yep, I agree.
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level 43
Dec 5, 2016
Please accept treason. Spent ages trying to find a synonym, ended up just giving up.
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level 71
May 2, 2019
Espionage and treason are entirely different charges, with clearly defined legal definitions for each. Accepting treason here would be like listing a bunch of people convicted of murder and allowing manslaughter as an answer. It wouldn't be correct.
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level 70
Sep 28, 2016
Are you sure Clemenza didn't say to "leave the gun; take the cannolis"? (plural)
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level 69
Dec 5, 2016
Cannoli is plural.
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level 70
Dec 13, 2016
And since Clemenza was an English Major, he must've said, "cannoli" and not "cannolis".
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level 70
May 28, 2017
Re-watch the movie. Clemenza's wife first says, "Don't forget the cannolis." Then, after Rocco shoots Paulie, Clemenza tells him, "Leave the gun; take the cannolis."

They didn't buy a cannoli. They bought multiple cannolis.
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level 70
Oct 11, 2016
please accept Marsupial not just Marsupials i gave up after trying to spell it differently about 5 or 6 times but never adding the s
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level 45
Dec 5, 2016
Agree with this, wasted a lot of time trying to figure out why it wouldn't work. Just 'Marsupial' should be accepted.
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level 70
Dec 5, 2016
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level 78
Dec 5, 2016
agreed
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level 59
Dec 5, 2016
+1. So annoying when the quizzes include the 's'.
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level 57
Dec 5, 2016
+1 it made me question the spelling and I ultimately never got it.
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level 67
Dec 5, 2016
Its also annoying when i type the s anyway (or the h in Edinburgh..thats how its spelt btw) and then my next word is wrong because its got an s at the beginning
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level ∞
Dec 5, 2016
Okay, marsupial will work now
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level 59
Oct 18, 2016
Accept more spellings for pisces
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level 45
Dec 5, 2016
I agree. Also can you accept 'Medussa' for Medusa?
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level 52
Dec 5, 2016
I love that the Hundred Years War lasted more than a hundred years. It's like people saying that the only man-made thing you can see from space is the Great Wall of China when there are all of the satellites around the Earth.
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level 61
Feb 7, 2017
And the Great Wall can't be seen from space anyway. (Well, not without a telescope.)
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level 35
Dec 5, 2016
Wasted so much time on trying room 101 and variants. But you did say 'character' from 1984. Note to self: read the questions.
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level 53
Dec 5, 2016
Please accept Charlize Theron for South Africa's top export
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level 70
Dec 6, 2016
Alan Turing was persecuted for helping break German code?! ;)
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level 53
Feb 21, 2017
Yeah, it's MatA Hari, not Mati Hari.
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level 79
Sep 30, 2018
Apparently South Africa's biggest export is not vuvuzelas.
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level 66
Jul 27, 2019
It's "Cluedo" on my side of the pond.