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General Knowledge Quiz #172

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedJune 27, 2017
Last updatedJune 27, 2017
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What two cities lie on opposite ends of the Trans-Siberian Railway?
Moscow
Vladivostok
What is the Portuguese translation of Saint Paul?
São Paulo
What are the three countries whose names start with H?
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Shia is one of the two major branches of Islam. What is the other?
Sunni
What painting is famous for the enigmatic smile of the woman depicted on it?
Mona Lisa
What word, starting with m, refers to the season of heavy rain in India?
Monsoon
Who signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863?
Abraham Lincoln
On what cape is the city of Cape Town located?
Cape of Good Hope
What is the name of the current dynasty of the British royal family?
House of Windsor
What is the largest species of invertebrate?
Colossal Squid
What company purchased Whole Foods in 2017?
Amazon
What can be started by a "casus belli"?
a War
What cryptocurrency could be purchased for $1 in 2011, but was worth over $2,000 in 2017?
Bitcoin
What country was ruled by 11 leaders with the name Ramses?
Egypt
Other than the sun, what is the nearest star to Earth?
Proxima Centauri
What was Chaucer's first name?
Geoffrey
What three words end the nursery rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down"?
My Fair Lady
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level 67
Jun 28, 2017
Good GK quiz. nice variety of subjects. No rubbish questions. A chance to learn something as well (casus belli)
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level 70
Jul 2, 2017
Agreed. Well done.
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level 75
Jul 8, 2017
Thirded! Great quiz.
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level 60
Jul 24, 2017
My son lived in and around there for two years. It's also the birthplace of Yul Brynner.
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level 64
Jul 24, 2017
Where? Sao Paulo? Vladivostok? Cape of Good Hope? Proxima Centauri? I think you replied to the wrong comment.
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level 40
Jul 14, 2019
I hope its Proxima Cenaturi
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level 49
May 21, 2018
I learned a lot!
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level 61
Jul 5, 2017
Wow, I failed mightily on this quiz. Really, 70% of you got Vladivostok correct? I never even heard of the place!
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level 75
Jul 8, 2017
Been there. That's my excuse.
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level 63
Jul 24, 2017
Maybe there are a lot of Woody Harrelson fans about?
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level 47
Jul 24, 2017
My mind is blown. Sao Paulo is referring to the same thing as St. Paul?
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level 52
Sep 19, 2018
no, it's a town in Brazil
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level 66
Jul 24, 2017
The actual name of the Mona Lisa (La Joconde or La Gioconda) should be accepted.
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level 59
Jul 24, 2017
Mona Lisa is not the name of the painting?!
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level 52
Jul 24, 2017
In Italian it's la Gioconda
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level 78
Jul 24, 2017
actually not. at least in Italy and France it is mostly known as "La Gioconda"/"La Joconde". Mona Lisa is a sort of secondary name, well known as well but not so largely used.
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level 62
Jul 25, 2017
La Giaconda, or in English, The Jocund (f.); jocund of course meaning joyful, or perhaps more accurately, mirthful - if you buy into the story that she's smiling at the thought of a lover. I, personally, do not.
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level 58
Jan 14, 2018
Imagine Nat 'King' Cole crooning, "La giaconda, la giaconda, men have named you..."
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level 64
Jul 24, 2017
Supported
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level 74
Jul 24, 2017
I put in Centauri Proxima. A bit harsh not to accept it.
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level 54
Jul 31, 2017
But Proxima is the classifier, belonging at the front. There are other Centauri stars. You wouldn't say "Centauri Alpha," would you?
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level 57
Jul 24, 2017
Great quiz, as evidenced by the fairly even spread of correct answers. (Least guessed = 33%) Questions were interesting, fair and wide ranging. Thanks!
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level 79
Jul 24, 2017
Tapeworms have been known to reach over 100 feet long.
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level 77
Jul 24, 2017
squids are definitely more massive.
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level 71
Jan 14, 2018
But not nearly as gross as a 100-foot-long tapeworm. Good god.
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level 54
Jul 24, 2017
Tour de France done ! Try to find all the winners here !
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level 47
Oct 7, 2017
Holland would be a country wouldn't it???
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level 69
Oct 7, 2017
Holland is a)a region of the country called the Netherlands, or b)a city in Michigan. Not a country.
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level 66
Jul 28, 2019
Three countries whose names begin with an H? Helvetia, Hellas and Hrvatski?