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General Knowledge Quiz #159

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedOctober 29, 2016
Last updatedJanuary 16, 2017
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What ancient civilization built Machu Picchu?
The Incas
What is the most densely populated country in Asia?
Singapore
What sport is played with mallets and horses?
Polo
In what song did Madonna famously sing
"the boy with the cold hard cash / is always Mister Right"?
Material Girl
Complete the quote: Rule Brittania! Britannia rule the _____
Waves
Whose discography has included the albums "The Fame Monster", "Artpop", and "Joanne"?
Lady Gaga
What are the three most populous cities in India?
Delhi
Mumbai
Kolkata
What type of animals are direct descendants of the dinosaurs?
Birds
Name a country where orangutans still live in the wild.
Indonesia
What drug is sold under the brand names Advil and Motrin?
Ibuprofen
What movie starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere?
Pretty Woman
(or Runaway Bride)
What is the word for the art of decorative writing, derived from the Greek for "pretty writing"?
Calligraphy
What animal resembles a small porcupine, and is sometimes kept as a house pet?
Hedgehog
What was the superhero name of Barry Allen and Wally West?
The Flash
What was Freud's first name?
Sigmund
Who introduced many socialist policies to Venezuela after he was elected President in 1998?
Hugo Chávez
What Latin American dish is made with raw fish cured in citrus juice?
Ceviche
Name one of the "wedges" commonly carried in a golf bag
Pitching, Sand,
Lob, or Gap
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level 60
Oct 30, 2016
Great quiz, on the Calligraphy question I knew the answer but I just couldn't figure it out, I spent a minute just guessing "Cratigraphy, Stalligraphy, Carigraphy"
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level 76
Dec 4, 2016
I love Stalligraphy. That's when you do fancy writing using a stalagmite as a pen.
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level 64
Jan 16, 2017
I thought it was anything written by Josef Stalin.
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level 79
Jan 16, 2017
I thought it was the art of painting those yellow lines all over the parking lot! ;)
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
In Stalligraphy, you write "Yo Adrian" over and over.
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level 69
Oct 30, 2016
Fun quiz. I am apparently not so good on golf and superheroes, though managed to get the rest. Slightly surprised myself with my knowledge of Madonna and Lady Gaga.
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level 66
Oct 31, 2016
In what country is a hedgehog a common pet?? The US?
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level 71
Nov 3, 2016
Yep!
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level 67
Nov 13, 2016
Really? I read that question and thought "well, a Hedgehog is like a small Porcupine, but NO ONE has a Hedgehog as a pet." Literally, not heard of anyone ever having one as a pet. That must be a US thing that hasn't made it across the pond, and that I have some how managed to not hear about. Strange lot you Yanks. OJ. Lol.
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
My wife had a hedgehog when she was a girl. And her grandsons have a hedgehog now. Their spines are not nearly as dangerous as the quills of a porcupine.
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level 79
Aug 8, 2018
I have a Welsh friend in Newport and she has had several hedgehogs as pets. She claims that the African Pygmy variety is quite popular as pets. Yes, we Yanks are a strange lot, but we can come in quite handy at times.
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level 76
Dec 4, 2016
And they're all named Sonic.
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level 79
Jan 16, 2017
Or Shadow, Silver, Amy, etc.
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level 72
Jan 16, 2017
I thought just the opposite. Figured it must be a European thing
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2017
Removed "common" from the question.
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level 55
Jan 16, 2017
It's actually illegal to own a hedgehog in some US states, including California where I live. I've never seen or heard of someone in the US owning a hedgehog as a pet.
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level 71
Nov 1, 2016
I think I tried every country in Asia, and that included Singapore. Guess I probably messed up and used the French spelling... that's what happens when you switch between quizzes in different languages!
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level 72
Nov 1, 2016
I didn't type hedgehog because I was thought the only circumstances in which a hedgehog might be kept as a pet was if rescued from some life-threatening disaster.
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level 71
Nov 3, 2016
Hedgehogs are a much beloved (and domesticated!) pet in the US. I'm not sure I'd say it was *common*, but they are certainly common enough that I think most Americans would get this question.
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level 49
Jan 16, 2017
Okay that makes at least three of us. Hedgehogs may be pets somewhere here in the US but they are certainly not common.
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level 62
Jan 16, 2017
I see hedgehogs in my garden, but they are not pets! Why and how would you keep a hedgehog as a pet - in an enclosure?? Do they purr and show affection? I am intrigued, please enlighten.
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level 68
Jan 16, 2017
Yeah, defining a hedgehog as a common pet seems weird for me too. I thank that would be true only from a very narrow perspective.
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level 71
Nov 3, 2016
I know there is a better argument to be made that it doesn't need to be specified that you mean Freud the psychoanalyst, but I did just want to mention that his grandson, Lucien, was an extremely important artist – arguably the greatest portrait painter of the 20th century. Being of the arty persuasion myself, it was Lucien I thought of first, so I just wanted to give him a shout out!
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level 72
Jan 16, 2017
I went for Clement, another grandson, politician, chef, writer and alleged paedo
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level 54
Jan 16, 2017
FYI, descendAnts, not descendEnts
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2017
Fixed
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level 67
Jan 16, 2017
Reptiles are considered to be more directly linked to dinosaurs than birds
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level 67
Jan 16, 2017
Nope. To quote Wiki: "The fossil record indicates that birds are the last surviving group of dinosaurs, having evolved from feathered ancestors within the theropod group of saurischian dinosaurs."
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level 63
Jan 16, 2017
Since when are hedgehogs a common pet???
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
Since yesterday at 4 o'clock.
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level 67
Jan 16, 2017
I imagine some people called Lucian Freud, Freud.
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level 60
Jan 16, 2017
1) Like these other people, I'm not sure hedgehogs qualify as a "common" pet in any country. Dogs, cats, and I guess rabbits, hamsters/gerbils/rats, snakes, lizards, and birds you could call common, anything else is a stretch. 2) The Inca thrived in the 15th and 16th centuries, and Machu Picchu was built around AD 1450--calling them ancient is a bit of a stretch. Pre-Colombian, sure, but not ancient.
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2017
"Ancient" has different meanings in different areas. Certainly, 1500 AD wasn't ancient history in Spain, but I think it qualifies in the new world. The Wikipedia article about ancient history mentions the Inca.
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level 56
Jan 16, 2017
+10 for Peruvian Ceviche!
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level 65
Jan 16, 2017
When you ask 'What was Freud's first name?' I think you should probably specify that you are referring to the Psychoanalyst and not for example his grandson, and famous artist, Lucian or Lucian's brother and famous broadcaster Clement.
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level 51
Jan 16, 2017
Im gonna go out on a limb and guess 95% percent of people have only ever heard of one Freud
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level 73
Jan 19, 2017
And among the 5% who know Lucian Freud there are very few or none who haven't heard of his grandpa.
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level 54
Jan 16, 2017
Typo in the "Rule, Britannia" clue
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level 71
Jan 16, 2017
What census information are you using for the three most populous cities in India? Kolkata was third as of the 2001 census, and it is the third most populous metro area behind Dehli and Mumbai, but Bengaluru, as of the 2011 city census, is the third largest city proper. http://www.census2011.co.in/city.php
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level 64
Jan 19, 2017
Seviche would be nice :(
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level 60
Nov 30, 2017
I think you should accept Stefani (Joanne) Germanotta for Lady Gaga.
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level 57
Sep 30, 2018
No you shouldn't. She has never released any record under the name "Stefani". Only Lady Gaga.