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General Knowledge Quiz #157

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What two countries are located mostly in the Himalayas?
Bhutan
Nepal
What men's outfit is sometimes described as a "penguin suit"?
Tuxedo
What type of product can be "extra virgin"?
Olive Oil
In what body part would you find rods and cones?
The Retina
What country is located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?
Iceland
What fruit was known as "Chinese gooseberry" until New Zealand growers
changed its name to increase sales?
Kiwifruit
What country was led by "benevolent dictator" Josip Broz Tito?
Yugoslavia
Who was the villain in "A Nightmare on Elm Street"?
Freddy Krueger
In what city would you find a University known as the Sorbonne?
Paris
What singer often appears with a half-white / half-black wig and a giant bow tie on her head?
Sia
What is the term, starting with H, for a settlement that is smaller than a village?
Hamlet
What tribe of people was led by Charlemagne?
The Franks
What was the world's largest social networking site in the year 2006?
MySpace
What country has won the most medals in the sport of Alpine skiing?
Austria
Who was responsible for the "Great Leap Forward" and the "Cultural Revolution"?
Mao Zedong
What "religion" is inspired by Star Wars?
Jediism
What is the name for the master of ceremonies at a circus?
Ringmaster
What is the military rank of a one-star general?
Brigadier General
What town in England is the namesake of a popular sport?
Rugby
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level 81
Sep 10, 2016
There's also extra virgin coconut oil and extra virgin rapeseed oil. Either those should be accepted as answers or the question should be tweaked a bit.
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level 66
Sep 10, 2016
Well that's silly
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level 72
Sep 22, 2016
I think any type of oil which can be sold processed can also be extra virgin
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level 73
Sep 13, 2016
Got both Iceland and Yugoslavia guessing the Alpine skiing medalists...didn't get the Alpine skiing medalists. D'OH!
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level 70
Sep 28, 2016
Quiz could've been an hour-and-a-half long and I still wouldn't have gotten Sia. Sounds like a really small car.
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level 59
Oct 11, 2016
zedong should be accepted for mao zedong
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level 69
Nov 25, 2016
No it shouldn't. Mao is his family name. It would be like accepting "George" for "George Bush".
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level 68
Dec 19, 2016
"Freddy" is accepted for "Freddy Krueger" in the quiz. I don't see why Zedong should not be accepted for Mao Zedong.
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level 66
Dec 19, 2016
Isn't that because he is often referred to as just Freddy in the film?
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level 79
Jul 19, 2018
It's a matter of common usage. As Goomaster says, Freddy Kruger is commonly just called "Freddy." Mao is not commonly referred to as "Zedong."
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level 43
Nov 3, 2016
How many General Knowledge quizzes do you have to make? Surely 156 is enough, no?
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level 60
Dec 19, 2016
No.
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level 61
Dec 19, 2016
Not until all general knowledge questions have been asked.
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level 60
Dec 19, 2016
No one forces you to take those quizzes? I enjoy them.
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level 72
Dec 19, 2016
Isn't the penguin suit the outfit known as 'white tie', or 'full evening dress'? The tailcoat jacket sure makes you look more like a penguin, than a tuxedo (aka 'black tie').
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level 59
Dec 19, 2016
Heard plenty of people refer to black tie as "penguin suit."
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level 48
Dec 19, 2016
Could you accept black tie or dinner jacket for tuxedo? Only got it when I tried to think what it was called in America!
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level 64
Dec 19, 2016
I think a dinner jacket's a different thing - a little more informal and not a whole suit, but I could be wrong.
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level 38
Dec 20, 2016
A dinner jacket is a formal jacket. A Tuxedo usually consists of a pants, jacket, vest and cumberbund... the entire outfit is the tuxedo.
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level 71
Jan 26, 2018
I would accept 'dinner suit', which is what a tuxedo is usually known as in the UK. On invitations the dress code is usually given as 'black tie', which is code for 'dinner suits for men, long dresses for women'. The dinner jacket is just the jacket, though you'd never wear it without the trousers.
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level 71
Oct 10, 2018
And "black tie" is a dress code indicating degree of formality, not a specific outfit. While obviously that has tuxedo implications for men, "black tie" also applies to women (it would require a gown or a very formal cocktail dress).
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level 68
Feb 15, 2019
In fact, the "penguin suit" is a morning suit or morning coat and involves a tailed outer garment. Tuxedo is a purely American term and does not specifically imply a tailed coat.
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level 66
Dec 19, 2016
I've always been told that Chinese gooseberries are those cherry-sized orange berries that you sometimes get on puddings in posh restaurants (they're also known as cape gooseberries). Never heard a kiwi fruit referred to as that.
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level 67
Dec 19, 2016
Who keeps telling you that!
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level 75
Dec 19, 2016
I've never heard any botanist claim that cape gooseberries and chinese gooseberries are the same thing. Perhaps your informant just confused the two.
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level 60
Jan 12, 2019
I think you are talking about physalis (if that is how you write it, most people here call it paper lantern. (lampionnetjes))

I looked it up and I wrote it correctly and indeed in english they are sometimes known as inca berries or cape gooseberries among other names

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level 79
Dec 19, 2016
A "penguin suit" is most certainly full, formal evening suit. A tuxedo is an easier style, appropriate for e.g. a nightclub.
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level 79
Dec 19, 2016
I always wear my tuxedo to the nightclub!
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level 38
Dec 20, 2016
WRONG!
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level 56
Dec 19, 2016
Could you accept dinner suit for tuxedo?
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level 58
Dec 19, 2016
For Tito, I guessed every country that was once a part of Yugoslavia, but missed Yugoslavia
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level 60
Nov 26, 2017
As a non-native speaker (and as I didn‘t pay enough attention bc I read the question quite fast) I got really confused with the tuxedo question and tried answers like ‚butler‘ and ‚waiter‘ o.O
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level 53
Sep 13, 2018
Can you accept Tux for Tuxedo?
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level 60
Jan 12, 2019
Francs, for franks?
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level 60
Jan 12, 2019
And I tried yodaism for the starwars one :p
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level 35
Feb 19, 2019
Isn't the northern part of India also part of the Himalayas?
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level 60
Apr 23, 2019
yes, but India is not in the Himalayas for the most part (the question was countries whose majority is in the Himalayas)