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General Knowledge Quiz #169

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedMay 3, 2017
Last updatedMay 5, 2017
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What two major cities have neighborhoods known as Soho?
London
New York City
Who devised the theory of relativity while working as a patent clerk in Bern?
Albert Einstein
What rare disease sparked international concern after killing thousands in West Africa in 2014?
Ebola
What world capital city starts with the letter Q?
Quito
What deadly sin is also known as "jealousy"?
Envy
Who has been the de-facto leader of Russia since 2000?
Vladimir Putin
What three languages was the Bible originally written in?
Aramaic
Greek
Hebrew
What is the second letter in the Greek alphabet?
Beta
What gland, starting with the letter p, helps regulate human growth?
Pituitary Gland
What is the only country where Kurdish is an official language?
Iraq
In what activity might a world champion have an Elo rating of 2800?
Chess
What name in English is equivalent to the Italian name Enrico?
Henry
What language does the word "emoji" come from?
Japanese
What prefix is the opposite of the prefix "eu"?
Dys
What island's first European settlement was started by Erik the Red?
Greenland
What does an autodidact do without the assistance of others?
Learn
What tree-like creatures inhabited the land of Middle Earth?
Ents
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level 66
May 3, 2017
The Elo question had my stuck for a while. The Elo system was adopted from chess and applied to online gaming. I eventually got chess, but only after trying E-sports, gaming, competitive gaming, online gaming, computer gaming, starcraft, league of legends, etc.

Maybe you could clarify the question to reflect that this activity is where Elo was invented? Or possibly allow online gaming/esports to the accepted answers since Elo is used there also. Just my 2 cents
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level 66
May 3, 2017
And the number is pretty close too. Champions in games I'm familiar with have Elo rankings in the 2,000's to 4,000's
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level 43
Jun 12, 2017
Nah Whilst online gaming as become a pretty a big thing in recent times, Elo historically pertains to chess and is undoubtedly most known in that context. Also, Elo is only specific to certain gaming platforms, whereas it is uniform in chess.
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level 75
May 4, 2017
Took a while to guess the prefix as all I could think of was eukaryote/prokaryote...
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level 73
May 4, 2017
yep. Me too. I typed pro, po, ro, por thinking that QM screwed up. Apparently looking for Eutopia/Dystopia.
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level 66
May 4, 2017
In general use, eu- has a slightly different meaning than in scientific circles. In general use, eu- means "good, well", which is the opposite of dys-, which means "bad, ill, evil".

In scientific use, eu- means "true, genuine" instead of "good, well". I wouldn't quite call pro- an opposite since pro- means "forward, advancing". Eukaryotes have a membrane-bound nucleus, whereas when the coin was termed, i can only speculate that scientists at the time thought that prokaryotes were "forward or advancing" towards a membrane bound nucleus.
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level 67
May 5, 2017
I tried Pro a couple of times.
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level ∞
May 5, 2017
Dys is the best answer. I'll grudgingly accept "pro" as well.
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level 82
May 7, 2017
Happened to guess "pro" when thinking of eulogy and prology. Those aren't really opposites though, it's a bit of a long stretch.
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level 77
May 8, 2017
What about Caco ? Like in euphony/cacophony?
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level 27
Jun 12, 2017
I was only thinking of the scientific meaning of "true," so I tried pseudo, and when that didn't work I couldn't think of anything else
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level 67
Nov 8, 2017
First I tried mal-, but I figured out dys- eventually.
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level 64
Jun 12, 2017
Hey, that's a cool username, but the taxon is actually spelled PhalAcrocorax.
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level 48
May 4, 2017
Quizmaster, you should do one on Texas, maybe the Dallas Cowboys
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level 60
Jun 12, 2017
I messed up on the first question. Kept thinking of Soho in Hong Kong!
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level 60
Jun 12, 2017
I thought it was "arameic", dang it! But somehow I got "dys" while guessing languages...
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level 39
Jun 12, 2017
Aargh I couldn't seem to spell aramaic for the life of me
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level 52
Jun 12, 2017
Huorns are another tree-like creature that inhabited Middle Earth; it should be accepted as an alternate answer.
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level 63
Jun 13, 2017
I really wish there was a bit more specificity when it came to "The Bible" (maybe the "Christian Bible")?
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
The Bible! What other book are you talking about? There is only one The Bible. What other religion than Christian could it be? Those who do not know this have missed out on some serious information. Do you really need us to say the Jewish Torah or the Muslim Qur'an?
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level 69
May 19, 2018
Hong Kong is both a major city and has a Soho. Might want to add it/refine the question.
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level 79
Sep 30, 2018
Not sure why "mal" is not an acceptable answer for the prefix. dictionary.com says mal- means "bad, badly, ill, poorly, wrong, wrongly" while dys- means "bad, ill, abnormal." I realize that dys- (like eu-) comes from Greek whereas mal- is of Latin origin, but I don't think that should disqualify it as an opposite.
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level 69
Oct 19, 2018
There should be more questions about autodidacticism on jetpunk, then we might learn something.
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level 71
Feb 23, 2019
"I'm not jealous, I'm envious. Jealousy is when you worry someone will take what you have. Envy is wanting what someone else has." --Homer Simpson
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level 58
May 7, 2019
How about accepting "covetousness" or "coveting" for jealousy? It is one of the 10 commandments to "not covet" and lists several examples...???
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