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General Knowledge Quiz #173

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedAugust 10, 2017
Last updatedAugust 26, 2017
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Besides English, what language are U.S. astronauts required to know?
Russian
Whose enemies include Destoroyah and Mothra?
Godzilla
What was the first book printed by Johannes Gutenberg?
The Bible
What do the letters HRH stand for in the titles of the British royal family?
His/Her Royal Highness
What substance could Rumpelstiltskin spin into gold?
Straw
What synonym of "nerd" originally referred to a carnival performer who bit
the head off a live chicken?
Geek
In what country can one find Gooloogong, Wonglepong, and Mount Buggery?
Australia
What cities are the top 3 financial centers in Asia, according to the
Global Financial Centres Index?
Singapore
Hong Kong
Tokyo
Which constellation is represented by a crab?
Cancer
What three letters do all gerunds end with?
ing
What is the spice name of Victoria Beckham?
Posh Spice
What word, starting with g, is the opposite of "name brand"?
Generic
Who wrote "The Canterbury Tales"?
Geoffrey Chaucer
What is the first name of former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi?
Silvio
Who is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hermes?
Mercury
Who is the CEO of Tesla Motors and Space X?
Elon Musk
What suffix can follow fire, horse, and gad?
Fly
What is the word for a knight's armored glove?
Gauntlet
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level 75
Aug 10, 2017
Props to the Aussies for wonglepong and mount buggery. Those antipodeans sure know how to name things.
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level 49
Aug 26, 2017
Not to mention their tennis players. Evonne Goolagong with 14 Grand Slam Titles.
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level 60
Aug 26, 2017
I only got that one from watching the Simpsons, in which an Aussie sees a frog, and says "that's a funny name. I'd have called them 'chazwuzzers.'" Now whenever I hear a ridiculous name like that, I just think "Australian."
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level 38
Aug 31, 2017
They also have a city called iron knob
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level 33
Feb 14, 2019
dont think 200 people counts as a city, but it does exist
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level 23
Oct 18, 2017
I've climbed Mt Buggery. It's a small mountain in the Victorian Alps, 1608m/5275ft tall, nothing special at all. It usually takes 2 days to get to it.
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level 71
Dec 7, 2017
They seem normal if you grew up with them - I find names like Mississippi, Albuquerque and Chattanooga just as funny
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level 78
May 7, 2019
Those are tame. Try: Hog-Eye Bend, AR, Cooter, MO, French Lick and Floyds Knobs, IN, Gobbler's Knob, KY, Bucksnort, TN, Boody, IL and Hot Coffee, MS. Proud to say, I've been to all of these charming garden spots.
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level 32
Jan 28, 2018
http://travelinsider.qantas.com.au/australia/the-stories-behind-australia-s-strangest-place-names I think the fact that we have 'Titwobble Lane' clearly defines us as the most superiour and responsible location-namers in the world.
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level 59
Aug 26, 2017
"What WAS IS the spice name of Victoria Beckham?" That's a rather unique construction of a sentence!
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level ∞
Aug 26, 2017
Fixed
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level 65
Aug 26, 2017
Wouldn't have known the nerd synonym if I hadn't watched the film Nightmare Alley (1947).
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level 71
Aug 26, 2017
Good movie. Great ending.
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level 49
Jul 22, 2018
Geeks watch films like that.
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level 5
Aug 26, 2017
50% missed the Rumpelstiltskin one. Maybe we all typed 'flax.'
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level 66
Aug 26, 2017
Agreed.
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level 79
Aug 26, 2017
I kept trying alternatives like string, hair, silk, etc.
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level 54
Dec 10, 2017
I did hay. Sigh.
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level 69
Mar 27, 2018
Also did hay. Took a while to get to straw.
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level 79
Aug 26, 2017
I really wanted the astronaut language question to be "Klingon" ;)
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level 44
Aug 29, 2017
Nice :)
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level 12
Aug 29, 2017
This quiz isn't right, i put " Martian " for the astronauts language and its not working, pretty sure NASA agrees
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level 46
Aug 30, 2017
Does it really have to be 'his/her royal highness'? Surely can just one or the other.
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level 56
Aug 30, 2017
Not sure what exactly you asking, but HRH is either His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness, depending on who's on the throne.
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level 39
Aug 31, 2017
The person on the throne is called Your Majesty. His/Her Royal Highness applies to Princes and Princesses.
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level 68
Aug 30, 2017
fireman, horseman, and gadman are all correct.
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level 62
Sep 6, 2017
Gojira for Godzilla?
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level 67
Oct 14, 2018
Fly isn't a suffix as it is a word in its own right. Also, please allow Mercurius.