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General Knowledge Quiz #168

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updatedApril 27, 2017
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What are the two most populous cities that border the Great Lakes?
Chicago
Toronto
What fruit is similar to a plantain?
Banana
What Biblical character is most like Hercules?
Samson
What is the common name of the body part where the humerus
meets the radius and the ulna?
Elbow
What country has the highest number of HIV-positive people?
South Africa
Besides the U.S., what country had the most Italian immigrants between 1850-1950?
Argentina
Complete the phrase: ashes to ashes, ____ to ____
Dust
What is the term for an area of space that has absolutely nothing inside it?
Vacuum
What word is a homophone of locks?
Lox or Lochs
What country is sometimes called "Chinese Taipei"?
Taiwan
What e-reading device is manufactured by Amazon?
Amazon Kindle
What element was discovered by Marie Curie and named after her birth country?
Polonium
What type of tea, flavored with citrus, is named after an English lord?
Earl Grey
What South Pacific island was discovered by Europeans on Sunday, April 5, 1722?
Easter Island
What object is being used by a person who is "tickling the ivories"?
Piano
What island was divided by Hadrian's Wall?
Great Britain
What is the opposite of dusk?
Dawn
What spherical object is made by Dunlop, Penn, Wilson, and Prince?
Tennis Balls
What are the two most important Jewish holidays? (Name either)
Rosh Hashanah and
Yom Kippur
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level 82
Apr 24, 2017
Oh so you don't tickle your ivories with a toothbrush. I'd have liked that.
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level 73
Apr 24, 2017
My American is showing...I had a tough time coming up with the second Great Lakes city. Also, I love the last question. I try all the time to explain to non-Jewish people that Hanukkah isn't one of the important holidays. People just assume that because it's around the same time as Christmas that it must be really important. It's not.
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level 73
Apr 25, 2017
I thought Passover was more important, probably also because of association with another Christian holiday.
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level 66
Apr 29, 2017
I tried exactly these two holidays... Apparently I have to do some research.
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level 56
Apr 24, 2017
Locks... logs?
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level 67
Apr 25, 2017
like cocks and cogs?........ no mate.
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level 78
Apr 25, 2017
Waiting for the first type-in request for United Kingdom!
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level 53
May 29, 2017
Why? UK is great Britain and Ireland. Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales. And of course the British isles include UK and all of Ireland.
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level 56
May 30, 2017
Missed the point!
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level 49
Mar 18, 2018
The UK is not great Britain and Ireland. Ireland is a separate country
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level 73
Apr 25, 2017
"What is the most common type of element in human bones?" I didn't get this at all at first. Not sure if my English is problematic or the question is awkwardly phrased. Why "type of element" instead of element? I was thinking alkaline earth metals ...
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level 77
Apr 26, 2017
It's confusing indeed. Calcium is an element, not a "type of element"...
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level 52
Sep 19, 2018
where was this question? did QM sub it?
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level 67
Apr 25, 2017
Good GK quiz as always, if you like a puzzle-quiz try 'The Challenge' ... ... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/the-challenge
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level 73
May 8, 2017
didn't know about the argentina-italy connection.
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level 79
Oct 12, 2018
Same. Never would have guessed that one.
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level 39
May 29, 2017
I had Yom Kipur with one p but it didn't register, or did you have to give both?
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level 76
May 29, 2017
I tried baseball, basketball, volleyball, ball, rubber ball...duh. (To be pedantic, shouldn't object be plural or the answer be singular?)
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level 45
May 29, 2017
Tries "funk to funky" first for the ashes to ashes question
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level 69
Apr 10, 2018
Fun fact: there are more Argentines of Italian descent than Spanish descent. You can see it in names. Take the two most famous living Argentines - Lionel Messi and the Pope whose surname was Bergoglio. Those aren't Spanish names.
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
Only if non Scots pronounce them of course. Loch and lock do not sound the same if properly spoken.
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level 49
Feb 12, 2019
Could mouths be accepted Irish lake