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General Knowledge Quiz #175

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedAugust 20, 2017
Last updatedAugust 20, 2017
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What element has the symbol U?
Uranium
What country voted to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum?
United Kingdom
What is the nickname of that decision to leave?
Brexit
What musical instrument starts with the letter X?
Xylophone
What cup did Jesus use to serve wine at the Last Supper?
Holy Grail
In what movie did Dwayne Johnson star as a demigod named Maui?
Moana
In what country would you find the city of Haifa?
Israel
What does a quiver hold?
Arrows
What language does the word "kielbasa" come from?
Polish
What part of Canada has a name that is Latin for "New Scotland"?
Nova Scotia
What is the name of the four muscles on the front of the thigh?
Quadriceps
What is the Italian word for "thank you"?
Grazie
Who did Heather Mills marry in 2002 - and divorce in 2008?
Paul McCartney
What blockbuster film told the story of Scottish hero William Wallace?
Braveheart
Who was the lead actor in that movie?
Mel Gibson
What does "Ni Hao" mean?
Hello
In 1982, the Philips company invented the jewel case. What is a jewel case
designed to hold?
a Compact Disc
Complete the analogy: Rick is to Richard as Hank is to _____
Henry
What is the capital of Finland?
Helsinki
What comes next in this series: Sq, Pe, He, He, Oc, No?
De
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level 66
Aug 20, 2017
I like the last question. Also, I'm surprised that Moana is so comparatively low.
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level 58
Sep 28, 2017
because in Europe it was published as Vaiana. Quiz master, could you please accept that as an answer too?
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level 60
Sep 28, 2017
The answer to the last question occurred to me the millisecond after I hit the "Give Up" button.
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level 82
Aug 20, 2017
How young do you have to be to not know the jewel case?
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level 60
Aug 20, 2017
Apparently as old as I am... cause I didn't get it
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level 71
Aug 20, 2017
I'm 35 and had never heard that term before. I never thought there might be a specific name for those cases, to me they're just cases, period. However I'm not in the US and English isn't my first language
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level 73
Aug 22, 2017
Same, I'm perfectly aware of its existence, but it's just a CD case to me, apparently I never discussed it with native English speakers.
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level 69
Sep 28, 2017
25 here and I didn't get it despite owning a few hundred CDs
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level 76
Sep 28, 2017
I've seen "many" decades and I didn't know what it was. I always called them CD cases.
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level 71
Apr 27, 2019
I only learned the term after entering the music industry. Before that it was CD cases for me, too.
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level 50
Sep 28, 2017
Really not young at all!
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level 49
Sep 29, 2017
Or how old do you need to be to remember record albums as book like folders with many paper sleeves inside, each with a 78rpm record?
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level 38
Mar 19, 2019
^ Old enough. I remember finding two 78's which my parents had apparently saved: "White Christmas" and "The Tennessee Waltz"
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level 71
Aug 20, 2017
I have no idea what the series thing is, although I suspect I'll feel very stupid when someone tells me. Could you enlighten me?
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level 72
Aug 20, 2017
I guessed De because the last two were Oc (October) and No (November) so I guessed De (December). I have no idea what the first part means, since it clearly doesn't fit into the month analogy. Lucky guess, but I'm as baffled as you are!
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level 72
Aug 20, 2017
I think I just got it. It is sides of a polygon. Square, Pentagon, Hexagon, Heptagon, Octagon etc.
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level 71
Aug 23, 2017
Ah! Nice job, WT2008! I was completely baffled by that one, too
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
Thank you WT2008 - I was baffled too!
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level 51
Sep 28, 2017
In general, it's just numerical roots counting up, or at least close. Sq breaks the pattern (since it's square) but otherwise, it matches up with Latin counting roots.
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level 67
Sep 28, 2017
Greek roots, rather.
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level 62
Aug 21, 2017
Other X instruments: xiao, xindi, xun, xalam, xaphoon
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level 66
Sep 5, 2017
If you can come up with these you definitely would xylophone.
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level 73
Aug 21, 2017
I always thought the holy grail was supposedly the cup that Jesus' blood was caught in when on the cross
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level 73
Aug 22, 2017
From Wikipedia:

In the late 12th century, Robert de Boron wrote in Joseph d'Arimathie that the Grail was Jesus's vessel from the Last Supper, which Joseph of Arimathea used to catch Christ's blood at the Crucifixion. Thereafter, the Holy Grail became interwoven with the legend of the Holy Chalice, the Last Supper cup,
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level 38
Mar 19, 2019
^ Thank you. I've always known the cup as the chalice. The first time I heard of "the Holy Grail" was in the "Indiana Jones" movie.
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level 70
Sep 29, 2017
I couldn't think of this. I tried "Last Chalice" but alas, didn't work.
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level 77
Sep 12, 2018
The question should be about what the cup is called according to legend. Nobody talks about the "holy grail" in church. I tried chalice, cup of redemption (based on Seder names)... Holy Grail is a highly fantasized name.
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level 73
Nov 6, 2018
It's a highly fantastical story
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level 63
Aug 21, 2017
I just beat zero percent of test takers, goodnight from India.
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level 67
Sep 27, 2017
If you enjoy General Knowledge quizzes try my latest > here it is
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level 67
Sep 28, 2017
Kept typing in Poland and thinking WTF. Doh!
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level 53
Apr 26, 2018
you are not the only one
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level 77
Sep 28, 2017
No clue who Heather Mills is but the rest of these were easy.
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level 76
Sep 28, 2017
I had no idea either, but for some reason I just started guessing random singers and after Jagger I finally hit pay dirt.
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level 52
Sep 18, 2018
one legged lady,former model
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
What's in the picture?
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
That is a pile of uranium
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level 59
Sep 30, 2017
Actually, a pile of uranium oxide. Pure uranium looks just like any other transition metal, for example, iron or silver.
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level 52
Sep 18, 2018
looks like a close up of a yellow no parking line
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level 73
May 24, 2019
Mmmm, yellow cake
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level 54
Sep 28, 2017
I wish there weren't 2 questions based on other answers. I would guess that the vast majority either miss both or (in this quiz's case) get both. It seems to make the quiz out of 18, rather than 20. If the follow-up was trickier it might be better, but even then, 20 unrelated questions would be preferable. At least for me :)
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level 71
Oct 27, 2017
Braveheart was a highly-fictionalised account of the life of William Wallace.
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level 67
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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level 41
Feb 5, 2018
I always get 14 on these
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