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General Knowledge Quiz #160

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What organ do most fish use to breathe?
Gill
What was the last country to abolish serfdom, in 1861?
Russia
What Greek letter is shaped like a triangle?
Delta
What disease is caused by excessive uric acid and can cause pain in one's big toe?
Gout
What is the luxury division of Toyota?
Lexus
In what fictional series would you find a bird called a mockingjay?
The Hunger Games
What is the term for a flooded field where rice is grown?
Paddy
What does an ornithologist study?
Birds
What French military unit is composed mainly of people who are not French citizens?
French Foreign Legion
What song's lyrics ask: "All the lonely people. Where do they all come from"?
Eleanor Rigby
What profession stereotypically wears tweed jackets with leather patches?
Professors
What common map projection makes Greenland appear to be the same size as Africa?
(Africa is more than 10 times larger)
Mercator
In astronomy, what term is the opposite of solstice, and marks the time when the
Sun is directly over the Earth's equator?
Equinox
What French word means "there it is", and might be said by a waiter bringing your food?
Voila
What is the only country outside of Africa where cheetahs can still be found in the wild?
Iran
What unit of area is equal to 1/100th of a square kilometer?
Hectare
What type of fish is a common breakfast food in the United Kingdom?
Kippered Herring
What software company created Photoshop, Flash, and the PDF file format?
Adobe
What Olympic martial art is famously practiced by Vladimir Putin?
Judo
What is ghee?
Clarified Butter
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level 85
Jan 14, 2017
Level 78! Woo hoo!
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level 75
Jan 17, 2017
54, and I play this site far too much
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level 66
Jan 23, 2017
6 days later and you're already on level 57. That's impressive!
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level 71
Jan 27, 2017
I don't think I've ever met someone with a higher level. Congrats! I'm impressed :).
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level 82
Jan 30, 2017
We do exist!
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level 61
Jan 31, 2017
Niiiiiiice
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level 42
Feb 8, 2017
Congrats
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level 72
Jan 14, 2017
Sardines, too!
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level 39
Jun 16, 2018
...herrings?...what century do you think we're in?...nobody eats breakfast anymore, anyway...
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level 75
Jan 14, 2017
Perhaps also accept "lecturer" for professor, since that is what the profession is generally called in the UK (where "professor" is essentially the top rank of lecturer).
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level 72
Jan 14, 2017
not the best question, tbh; could be teachers also?
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level ∞
Jan 30, 2017
Okay, teacher and lecturer will work now.
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level 64
Jan 30, 2017
Hey, that's a neat username you have there. Fellow ornithologist?
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level 60
Jan 31, 2017
Could also be vets, gamekeepers, country doctors etc etc.
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level 39
Jun 16, 2018
...or vets (that's veterinary surgeons to US citizens) and maybe old fashioned doctors who still eat herrings for breakfast...
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level 76
Jan 15, 2017
Always thought voila was usually translated "here it is" ?
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level 75
Jan 16, 2017
Proximity issues:
Here (near) = ici (like in voici).
There (far) = là (like in voilà).
However, you may only use voilà and there's no problem.
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level 77
Jan 26, 2017
In the case of giving something to someone, voici and voilà are both translated "here you are".
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level 39
Jun 16, 2018
...VOICI votre question; VOILA ma reponse...c'est evident, n'est-ce-pas?...
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level 82
Jan 15, 2017
Who is the highest ranked mortal on Jetpunk? Surely someone has reached level 100
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level 82
Jan 16, 2017
There is only around 23,000 points available at the moment - so I think that equates to a level 78 being the highest at this time.
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level 82
Jan 16, 2017
23030 points available (as of 16/01/17 11:30 GMT)
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level 73
Jan 16, 2017
I'm at 70...for whatever that's worth...
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level 82
Jan 16, 2017
Farmer, groundsman, keeper, hunter, - at least in rural UK anyway.
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level 58
Jan 30, 2017
Agree with you wholeheartedly. I tried gamekeeper, then farmer. Tweeds very much equates with the countryside for me; any of my school professors/lecturers etc who actually did wear jackets (most did not) were more likely to go for corduroy! I suppose this is the danger of dealing with stereotypes, and suggests perhaps that such questions be left out of a "general knowledge" round?
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level ∞
Jan 30, 2017
I disagree. It's something that is moderately well known within the larger culture, as the stats prove. I think it even originated in the UK.
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level 77
Jan 27, 2017
Dang it! I I feel stupid. I confused "ghee" with karate "gee" or "gi".
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level 74
Jan 30, 2017
I put in teacher, educator, education, academic, school teacher. The dress code is not confined to 'professors', surely?
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level 61
Jan 30, 2017
A square decameter is also equal to 1/100th of a square kilometer.
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level 68
Jan 30, 2017
Yeah, this one is technically correct. I think it should be allowed.
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level 54
Jan 30, 2017
You mean square hectometer. A square decameter is 1/10,000 km^2.
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level 57
Jan 30, 2017
Some French criminals used to be given the option of escaping prison if they serve in the Foreign Legion. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but it has not always been solely for foreigners.
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level 73
Jan 30, 2017
I'd like to thank The West Wing for knowing about the Mercator projection.
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level 57
Jun 30, 2017
exactly!
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level 62
Jan 31, 2017
Hate to differ, but Flash was originally developed by Macromedia, which was acquired by Adobe in the early 2000s. If I wasn't so lazy I'd Google it - but that goes against the grain a bit for a trivia question!!
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level 65
Jan 31, 2017
kippered herring?????? I have literally never seen this on a breakfast menu, nor ever heard of someone eating this for breakfast and Ive lived in the UK all my life.
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level 67
Jun 2, 2017
It's a stereotype, I'd say (not actually commonly eaten, though I maybe wrong), but I think kippers are fairly well-known.
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level 65
Apr 27, 2018
I am English and I often eat kippers for breakfast
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level 66
Feb 19, 2019
FYI the ghee question is in General Knowledge #146 as well