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General Knowledge Quiz #170

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In what subject are students often asked to use a compass and a protractor?
Geometry
At what event would you be most likely to hear a eulogy?
Funeral
In what country would you find the cities of Fallujah and Tikrit?
Iraq
What movie featured Mickey Mouse as the sorcerer's apprentice?
Fantasia
What is the most-commonly spoken language in Geneva?
French
What company was founded by Jeff Bezos, the world's second richest person?
Amazon
What part of Adam's body did God use to make Eve?
Rib
In the song "Joy to the World", what type of animal was Jeremiah?
Bullfrog
What group of people were the main victims of pogroms?
Jews
What is the main ingredient in falafel?
Chick Peas
What country's current currency is called the Lira?
Turkey
Americans call them "pants". What do British people call them?
Trousers
British people call them "pants". What do American people call them?
Underwear
What is a computer programming language, an island in Indonesia,
and a nickname for coffee?
Java
What sport was revolutionized by Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi?
Competitive Eating
What movie is titled in Italian as "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo"?
The Good, the Bad
and the Ugly
What Latin word meaning "king" is also a common name for pet dogs?
Rex
What national capital starts with the letter I?
Islamabad
What book featured the characters Fantine, Cosette, and Inspector Javert?
Les Misérables
What country had 400,000 deaths due to famine in the mid 1980s?
Ethiopia
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level 66
May 10, 2017
Kobayashi is a monster who took competitive eating to an entire new level. He took on a giant 1000+ pound Alaskan Bear in a hotdog eating contest. The video is on youtube if you are so inclined.
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level 80
May 10, 2017
I saw him at Coney Island with human competitors. Well, at least they were partly human.
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level 76
May 10, 2017
I think chick peas are often called garbanzo beans.
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level ∞
May 10, 2017
Garbanzo will work now
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level 52
May 10, 2017
Geometry is not a subject here in the U.K. it is all under Maths (mathematics) so a change there would be appreciated, thank you.
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level 61
May 11, 2017
Same here (Slovenia) and probably most of Europe.
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level 73
May 11, 2017
Indeed
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level 67
May 12, 2017
It was a subject in my day in UK ......:o)
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level 73
May 12, 2017
I don't think we ever used a compass in maths - we would measure angles but never draw circles so we had to use protractors sometimes but never a compass. We used both in graphics so that seems a much more fitting answer to me.
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level 59
Jun 26, 2017
Geometry is only a separate subject if one studies math at university. At least that's the case in Estonia. Also, the only times we've used a compass in class has been in geography, never in math.
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
doesn't say Separate subject.
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level 21
Jun 26, 2017
I think it's the same here in Australia. At least, I've used both of them in maths.
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level 71
Jun 26, 2017
Agree. Geometry was taught in maths classes in my high school and university days
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level 65
Apr 4, 2018
In Australia, "Measurement and Geometry" is one of the three strands taught. This is part of the National Curriculum.
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level 50
Jun 26, 2017
Yep, geometry is part of mathematics in Finland and a compass was only used in P.E. when orienteering.
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level 62
Jun 26, 2017
Different meaning of compass.
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level 43
Jan 19, 2018
WTF UNDERWEAR ITS PANTS IN SPANISH ITS PANTALONES IN FRENCH ITS JEAN CMON ENGLAND!!!
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level 43
Jan 19, 2018
oops no commas there haha in spanish its pantalones and in french its jean
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level 76
Jan 19, 2018
Our four years of high school math classes back in the Dark Ages were divided into freshman algebra I, sophomore geometry, junior algebra II, and senior trigonometry and math analysis. Those not taking college-bound courses took general math for two years. I've no idea what they take these days, but geometry was definitely a class back then.
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
Here in UK geometry IS a subject, taught as modules in maths all the way from primary to PhD and beyond.
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level 60
Jun 26, 2017
Having spent half my 70 years in each of UK & USA, I disagree with the second part of your "pants" questions. Brits would use the word "underpants" as the male equivalent of the American answer. The female equivalent of underpants in UK would be "knickers" - I'm not expert enough to tell you the US word. 👖👙😡
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level 32
Jun 26, 2017
I would call them "boxers" or "pants" depending on the type but never "underwear".
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level 66
Jun 26, 2017
Could be a regional thing - I'm from Britain and I've always called them pants.
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level 67
Jun 26, 2017
If you like fairly difficult General Knowledge quizzes then try one of my 27 GK quizzes such as ..... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/mals-general-knowledge-13
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level 57
Jun 26, 2017
I never had a Geometry lesson - only ever a Mathematics lesson ! The specific type of maths was never the main subject it was just what the teacher wanted to do that lesson Accept maths please !
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level 32
Jun 26, 2017
Am I the only person who has never heard of the name Rex for a dog?
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level 35
Jan 19, 2018
Yes
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level 43
Jan 19, 2018
thats because youre canadian and dont name your dog vicious things ;)
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
Kindly do not insult kings. There are a good many who were, or are and will never be vicious.
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level 51
Jun 26, 2017
To be picky/pedantic - you'd never use a compass in geometry so far as I am aware the mathematical instrument is called a pair of compasses - a compass is a navigational device that points north.
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level 73
Jun 26, 2017
Wikipedia article starts with "A pair of compasses, also known simply as a compass"
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level 59
Jun 27, 2017
You're telling me that English has a ton of different words for anything but it doesn't have separate words for two completely different devices? Languages just became even less logical.
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level 43
Jan 19, 2018
lol yes but same for a whole bunch of other languages
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level 79
Aug 3, 2018
Try to imagine how boring it would be to communicate in a language that only had one word for every concept. Say goodbye to poetry and a good chunk of humor, for starters.
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level 58
Jun 27, 2017
What do you means its Rex and not Fido or Rover?
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
something to do with the latin part of the question I think.
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level 52
Dec 8, 2017
Eeek, I put hot dog eating but it didn't work for the Kobayashi contest but it didn't work :(
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level 43
Jan 19, 2018
"the tsunami" threw me off i didnt even think 'eating'
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level 40
Jan 19, 2018
About two months ago Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world. In the quiz it says second-richest. Great quiz nonetheless.
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
I am in a church choir. I have sung Joy to the World pretty often, usually around Christmas, and no bullfrogs called anything have been in the lyrics. Where on earth is that from because it isn't the 'usual' or 'most famous'? ie drew complete blank. Google found it, eventually but only because I knew your answer Jeremiah + bullfrog.
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level 79
Aug 3, 2018
The hymn may be more famous, but only the Three Dog Night song has someone named Jeremiah. Pop music is a perfectly legitimate target for a General Knowledge quiz.

I was in a church choir for 10 years and we sang "Joy to the World" (the hymn) at Christmas every year, but I was not confused by the question.
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level 11
Jun 3, 2018
I agree with Pluckster10 as bill gates sold 34% of his microsoft shares so therefore lost a lot of money and amazon was on the rise and that ended up with jeff bezos becoming the richest man in the world
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level 79
Aug 3, 2018
"bill gates sold 34% of his microsoft shares so therefore lost a lot of money"

Money is really weird sometimes.