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General Knowledge Quiz #166

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedApril 18, 2017
Last updatedMay 1, 2018
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Who was the lead singer of the Police?
Sting
What mountain range do buildings known as "chalets" come from?
The Alps
What event is known in France as "la Coupe du monde”?
The World Cup
What country do most Coptic Christians come from?
Egypt
What major European city is named after the goddess of wisdom?
Athens
What are helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon known as?
Noble Gasses
What is 53?
125
In what English county would you find Sherwood Forest?
Nottinghamshire
What country has the most people named Dmitry?
Russia
What does the German word "Bitte" mean?
Please
What critically-panned, but highly profitable movie series starred Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf?
Transformers
What soft drink, invented in Texas, claims to have 23 flavors?
Dr Pepper
Who, according to legend, gave Robert Johnson and Niccolò Paganini their musical powers?
The Devil
What river do the Ruhr, Main, and Moselle rivers flow into?
Rhine
What was the last year that was divisible by four that wasn't a leap year?
1900
Three men in a tub sailed out to sea. One was a baker. One was a butcher. Who was the other?
Candlestick Maker
Hawaiians call it Pahoehoe and Aa. What do most people call it?
Lava
What is made in your lacrimal ducts?
Tears
What type of wood rhymes with "chic"?
Teak
What country is also know as Cote d'Ivoire?
Ivory Coast
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level 70
Apr 18, 2017
I've never heard sheikh pronounced that way. Only as "shake".
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level 76
Apr 18, 2017
Pronouncing "sheik" to rhyme with "teak" is the 2nd British pronunciation listed by the OED and is the 1st American pronunciation listed by the OED.
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level 74
Apr 18, 2017
Spike Jones' rendition of 'The Sheikh of Araby' backs you up on this one! :)
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level 70
Apr 18, 2017
I spent many years living in the U.S., but then I don't remember the word ever coming up in conversation, so that would explain it. Might chic be a more universal rhyme?
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level ∞
Apr 18, 2017
@CalmDown.. Thanks! Perfect suggestion. Changed the question to that.
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level 77
Apr 20, 2017
Sheik Yerbouti
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level 49
May 1, 2017
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level 73
Aug 13, 2018
Friends with Sheik Yemeni Make-Ah?
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level 76
Apr 18, 2017
It's also worth noting that Cote d'Ivoire does not recognize the translation of their country's name, and, in diplomatic matters at least, insists that it's name be in French, regardless of the contextual language in which it's being used.
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level 76
Apr 18, 2017
I get almost 30000 hits when I Google "'Ivory Coast" site:.gouv.ci". (That's the government's official website.)
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level 67
Apr 19, 2017
There's always one.
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level 76
Apr 20, 2017
I got stuck on thinking that Sofia, Bulgaria was named after Sophiam, the goddess of wisdom. Turns out it was named after St. Sofia church, which is named after an Eastern Orthodox Saint, who was presumably not named for the pagan goddess of wisdom. Overthinking again!
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level 59
May 1, 2017
There's a statue of Sophia in the middle of Sofia which adds to the confusion, but yes it's named for the holy spirit (Hagia Sophia).
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level 58
May 1, 2017
I don't understand the candlestick maker question. Is it a riddle?
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level 65
May 1, 2017
I was confused also, but after 2 seconds of using Google I found it's from an old English nursery song called "Rub-a-dub-dub".
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level 62
May 1, 2017
I put God, but it was the devil.
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level 73
Jun 8, 2017
God can't sing the blues
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level 56
May 1, 2017
The Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie is an international, invitational artisan baking competition held in Paris, France,
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level 72
May 4, 2017
presumably also known elsewhere as The World Cup ... of baking?
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level 56
May 1, 2017
Could Satan possibly be made an acceptable answer for The Devil?
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level 59
May 1, 2017
Tears are made in the lacrimal glands & carried away from the eye via the lacrimal ducts.
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level 49
May 1, 2017
Though I knew better I was cheeky and put Gordon Sumner -- thanks for accepting that answer, too.
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level 72
May 4, 2017
Great (not to say pedantic) minds...
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level 70
May 1, 2017
Got Pahoehoe/Aa on my second guess. Tried pineapple first. Hawaii's 2 biggest exports. Pineapples & Lava. :-)
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level 70
May 1, 2017
If this is General Knowledge Quiz #166, that would seem to imply that there is a General Knowledge Quiz #165.

I guess that's exactly what they want us to think! (said in my best Maxwell Smart voice)
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level 46
May 3, 2017
There is a General Knowledge Quiz #165
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level 53
May 4, 2017
Pretty sure the famous violinist is "Paganini", not "Paganani"...
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level ∞
May 5, 2017
Fixed
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level 72
May 4, 2017
Wahey! Finally a Jetpunk quiz which accepts Ivory Coast as a valid answer
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level ∞
May 5, 2017
Every single featured quiz accepts that type in.
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level 46
May 19, 2017
Roasted by Quizmaster himself (or herself???)
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level 73
Jun 14, 2018
With a name like Dan I would say probably himself. Could always be short for Danielle though...
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level 46
Jun 6, 2019
Copyright H Brothers Inc, 2008-2019. Yeah, I think it’s a pretty safe guess.
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level 56
Sep 14, 2017
Please accept Rhein
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
Selling soul to devil didn't work, it should. Please
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level 36
Feb 14, 2019
The plural of "gas" is "gases", not "gasses".
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
It can be either. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gas#English
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level 46
Jun 6, 2019
Dude, this quiz is going to be so outdated by 2100.