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General Knowledge Quiz #158

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: October 24, 2016
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What two countries have an X in their name?
Luxembourg
Mexico
What is the biggest species of marsupial?
Red Kangaroo
What does the French word "gâteau" mean in English?
Cake
What word, originating in Britain, is an abbreviation of "association football"?
Soccer
What movie featured the "Imperial March", composed by John Williams?
The Empire Strikes Back
What is the name of this typographical character: ¶
Pilcrow
What type of animal was Harambe?
Gorilla
What part of the body is swollen if one suffers from encephalitis?
The Brain
What movie featured the song "Born to Hand Jive" and "Beauty School Dropout"?
Grease
What kingdom was ruled by Kamehameha the Great?
Hawaii
According to Bible verse Matthew 5:5, who shall inherit the Earth?
The Meek
What is a sommelier's area of expertise?
Wine
What are the two major cities in the Canadian province of Alberta?
Calgary
Edmonton
What royal dynasty did Louis XIVth come from?
Bourbon
What was the subject of the Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth"?
Global Warming
What is the largest animal that was originally domesticated in South America?
Llama
What singer was "Born in the U.S.A." and also "Born to Run"?
Bruce Springsteen
What saint's bones did Venetians steal from Alexandria and bring
to their most famous church?
St. Mark's
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level 76
Oct 23, 2016
I know it's slightly inaccurate, but could "Star Wars" be accepted for the Imperial March question?
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2016
Okay
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level 82
Oct 23, 2016
Greenhouse effect for global warming? It's the cause of global warming..
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level 86
Apr 12, 2018
_A_ cause, not _the_ cause
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level 75
Oct 24, 2016
Disappointed that "an abbreviation of "association football"" was not a**ball.
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level 73
Oct 24, 2016
I love this. I also love that this question was included. Every time a quiz is about football on this site, the British folks on here all comment "oh...THAT kind of football," and other stupid stuff about how their football is better than our football, and why do we call it soccer when the rest of the world calls it football. As it so happens, the term soccer was coined by the British themselves, and only started using football when the term soccer caught on in the United States. So see there...we TRIED to call it what you call it.
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level 75
Nov 1, 2016
Yes! Exactly this, and I explain this regularly as an American immigrant to NZ. Here the term soccer has also traditionally been used but in the last 10 years they have tried to change it to football specifically because the term soccer is seen as being American and there's a strong current of anti-Americanism. The same is true in Australia despite their team being called the Socceroos.
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level 69
Nov 15, 2016
The term "soccer" was created by the British, yes, but it was only ever used by upper class public schoolboy types who also called "rugby" "rugger". By the time "soccer" caught on among the working classes, they called it "football". There's a pretty big class divide in the UK even today, and that divide was even bigger in the past. It's understandable why nobody here wants to call it "soccer" nowadays, even if the original reasons have been forgotten.
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level 43
Jan 2, 2017
Dude there might be a slight recoil from the pervasion of American culture but not much. In Australia, we tend to just eat a lot of American junk up. But we like to remain refined and British of occasion. Incidentally, we still definitely call soccer soccer, coz football is distinctly something else. Don't go drawing us in with your mob mr kiwiland; whole country of enigmas across the tasman. Hehe I like to (affectionately) accuse kiwis of being spies and that there sneaking in unawares and taking over. There are a lot of them here. We think Australia and new Zealand will merge...nah - the kiwis are gonna rule the Australasian Empire, god help us!
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level 77
Jan 2, 2017
There is nothing at all "refined" about Britishness, or unrefined about Americanness.
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level 60
Jan 2, 2017
Kal. Two words - Donald Trump.
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level 59
Jan 2, 2017
coro. Two words - Boris Johnson. See example 1: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/oct/15/moment-boris-johnson-japan-knocks-over-boy-in-rugby-match-video
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level 64
Jan 6, 2017
I was super disappointed when “assfoot” just wouldn't work.
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level 67
Oct 24, 2016
Who was Harambe?
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level 62
Oct 28, 2016
You'd know who he is if you follow recent news (though his death isn't recent) or have seen memes including him.
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level 76
Jan 2, 2017
I watch the news every day but I still had to google it. I remember the event in the news but didn't have any idea what the gorilla's name was, nor did I know what the term meme meant until I looked it up. And to answer Algernon's question, Harambe was the gorilla who was killed while dragging a three-year-old boy who climbed into his pit at the Cincinnati zoo. Honestly, people, if someone asks a question why not just answer it if you know the answer? Yes, we could look it up as I did, but it stands to reason that others don't know the answer, either, so if you are taking the time to reply why not just simply answer the question instead of making assumptions?
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level 55
Jan 5, 2019
Here, here, ander 217. Thank you.
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level 67
Oct 24, 2016
Also amazed so many people knew Pilcrow. That is literally the first time I have ever heard of it.
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level 71
Oct 24, 2016
I haven't heard of Pilcrow either but I'm sure I'm not the only one who got it correct by typing "paragraph" - which is an accepted answer.
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level 76
Jan 2, 2017
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level 64
Nov 25, 2017
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level 76
Nov 29, 2016
How exactly is soccer an abbreviation of "association football"? An abbreviation is "a shortened form of a word or phrase". I see the "soc" in "asSOCiation football", but where's the "er"? Is there another word somewhere that also got shortened? Maybe it's short for "asSOCiation football is bettER (than American football)"?
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level 40
Jan 2, 2017
"Soccer" was created to similar to "Rugger" which was shortened from "rugby football" and somebody decided to twist "association football" into a similar form.
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level 60
Jan 2, 2017
If properly shortened, Americans would now be playing Assoer - or maybe they wouldn't!
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level 64
Nov 25, 2017
I feel as though you're confusing Abbreviation with Portmanteau. Only portmanteaux require both (or all) words to be used. For example, in Australia, we often abbreviate 'service station' to 'servo' and 'Salvation Army' to 'Salvos' - only one of the two words are used and it is still considered an abbreviation.
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level 68
Jan 2, 2017
Can you use the term "climate change"? "Global warming" confuses those with lesser reasoning capabilities. ;)
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level 76
Jan 2, 2017
I prefer the term "global weirding". ;)
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level 22
Jan 2, 2017
Sorry but that soccer question is ridiculous and completely incorrect. An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word. Soccer is not short for anything and certainly not short for association football.
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level 72
Jan 2, 2017
The question isn't ridiculous nor is it incorrect. You don't know everything. You can learn things on jetpunk
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level 77
Jan 2, 2017
Are you saying that "soccer" is not shorter than "association football?"
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level 80
Jan 3, 2017
If only there were a way to look these things up!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football
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level 47
Jan 3, 2017
I thought that kingdom ruled by Kamehameha was Japan. It just looked like something a character from Dragon Ball Z would say.
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level 80
Jan 3, 2017
Please accept Saint Marco. I thought I was wrong when it didn't accept it.
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level 74
Feb 20, 2017
It's San Marco, if you want to use the Italian words. But the quiz is in English.
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level 51
Jan 3, 2017
i know the internet took it and ran but even if you don't have a twitter or whatever you should know who/what harambe was because that dominated news as far as im concerned in America for a period of time this past year
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level 74
Feb 20, 2017
Just a short news story this side of the ocean. I've heard much more about Knut the polar bear.
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level 63
Jan 4, 2017
How did I forget about Mexico?!
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level 71
Jan 29, 2018
Was struggling to guess the Kamehameha question, and found myself entering 'South Park' and 'Kyle's Mum' in case there were funny type-ins. There weren't.
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level 58
Dec 1, 2019
WOW this is terrible - I tried monkey, ape and chimpanzee for Harambe and they didn't work; I tried Boubon and Borbon for Bourbon and they didn't work. Argh.
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level 58
Dec 1, 2019
Not the quiz - the quiz is wonderful!
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level 58
Dec 1, 2019
Could monkey and ape be accepted for Harambe, and Boubon/Borbon be accepted for Bourbon?
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