General Knowledge Quiz #168

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: April 27, 2017
First submittedApril 24, 2017
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What are the two most populous cities that border the Great Lakes?
What fruit is similar to a plantain?
What Biblical character is most like Hercules?
What is the common name of the body part where the humerus
meets the radius and the ulna?
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?
Complete the phrase: ashes to ashes, ____ to ____
What is the term for an area of space that has absolutely nothing inside it?
What word is a homophone of locks?
Lox or Lochs
What country is sometimes called "Chinese Taipei"?
What e-reading device is manufactured by Amazon?
Amazon Kindle
What element was discovered by Marie Curie and named after her birth country?
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"?
What island was divided by Hadrian's Wall?
Great Britain
What is the opposite of dusk?
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
Level 83
Apr 24, 2017
Oh so you don't tickle your ivories with a toothbrush. I'd have liked that.
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.
Level 76
Apr 25, 2017
I thought Passover was more important, probably also because of association with another Christian holiday.
Level 68
Apr 29, 2017
I tried exactly these two holidays... Apparently I have to do some research.
Level 57
Apr 24, 2017
Locks... logs?
Level 69
Apr 25, 2017
like cocks and cogs?........ no mate.
Level 80
Apr 25, 2017
Waiting for the first type-in request for United Kingdom!
Level 56
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.
Level 57
May 30, 2017
Missed the point!
Level 53
Mar 18, 2018
The UK is not great Britain and Ireland. Ireland is a separate country
Level 76
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 ...
Level 79
Apr 26, 2017
It's confusing indeed. Calcium is an element, not a "type of element"...
Level 52
Sep 19, 2018
where was this question? did QM sub it?
Level 69
Apr 25, 2017
Good GK quiz as always, if you like a puzzle-quiz try 'The Challenge' ... ...
Level 74
May 8, 2017
didn't know about the argentina-italy connection.
Level 80
Oct 12, 2018
Same. Never would have guessed that one.
Level 39
May 29, 2017
I had Yom Kipur with one p but it didn't register, or did you have to give both?
Level 78
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?)
Level 49
May 29, 2017
Tries "funk to funky" first for the ashes to ashes question
Level 60
Feb 9, 2020
I'm really disappointed this didn't work. I'm still sad about Bowie.
Level 72
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.
Level 61
Apr 26, 2018
Only if non Scots pronounce them of course. Loch and lock do not sound the same if properly spoken.
Level 49
Feb 12, 2019
Could mouths be accepted Irish lake
Level 66
Apr 4, 2020
Hadrian's Wall lies entirely in England and has never formed any part of the England Scotland border.