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General Knowledge Quiz #179

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: September 09, 2017
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What garment could be described as a "Scottish skirt for men"?
Kilt
In what country would you find the headquarters of the Hyundai corporation?
South Korea
What is the most populous city in northern Italy?
Milan
Who was the leader of the Argonauts from Greek mythology?
Jason
Who wrote "Pet Sematary", "Misery", and "The Green Mile"
Stephen King
What city in Japan is internationally famous for its beef?
Kobe
There are three primary "macronutrients" in the human diet. One is protein.
One is carbohydrates. What is the other?
Fat
What country has been led by father-son politicians Pierre and Justin?
Canada
What is the capital of Alaska?
Juneau
What type of people does a gerontologist work with?
The Elderly
What animal might a barber have applied to your body during the Middle Ages?
Leeches
What are lederhosen made of?
Leather
What type of bread is generally used to make a gyro?
Pita
What does a lexicon contain?
Words
What type of bean is named after a major city in South America?
Lima Bean
What girl group from the 1960s featured Diana Ross?
The Supremes
What extension of the Roman Empire, based in Constantinople, survived until the 1400s?
Byzantine Empire
What did Joseph Lister make much safer?
Surgery
What fictional person with initials CK dated two women with initials LL?
Clark Kent
What suffix can follow gyro, stetho, and horo?
Scope
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level 71
Sep 8, 2017
Please accept lipids for the macronutrients.
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level 32
Nov 26, 2017
I second this. 'Lipids' is what is taught in university.
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level 63
Sep 8, 2017
Is it possible to accept operation for surgery? Or is it too far fetched?
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level 59
Sep 8, 2017
I second that!
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level 70
Sep 8, 2017
Yeah I tried "operations" as well :) Zero for me for that question
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level 65
Nov 23, 2017
I tried mouthwash.
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level 62
Nov 23, 2017
Glad I'm ot the only one who tried mouthwash ;}
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level ∞
Sep 9, 2017
Operation will work now
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level 75
Sep 8, 2017
Could "childbirth" also be a thing that Joseph Lister made safer?
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level ∞
Sep 9, 2017
Yes!
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level 76
Sep 9, 2017
The Lister question seems to vague - wouldn't there be many things that he made safer?
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level 68
Sep 14, 2017
I did not know him, and guessed he made mouths safer (specifically, gum disease)
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level 42
Nov 24, 2017
Fun fact: Listerine was originally sold to women to douche with...
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level 72
Sep 9, 2017
The normal UK spelling is "pitta" - could you accept that too, please?
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level ∞
Sep 9, 2017
Another British/American word difference discovered!
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level 62
Sep 9, 2017
Slugs for leeches?
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level 75
Sep 10, 2017
Please no, these are very different animals.
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level 66
Sep 10, 2017
Good GK quiz, try my latest GK quiz ...... This is it
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level 53
Sep 14, 2017
Why are the averages so high in these latest quizzes!? I thought 14 would be a good score...
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level 69
Sep 16, 2017
You don't accept Superman for Clark Kent? … Ooooh, that's because not everyone knows, right?? Oops, spoiler alert.
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level 72
Nov 23, 2017
Superman is Clark Kent? They don't look anything alike. More crazy conspiracies. Next you'll be saying Bruce Wayne is the Joker.
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level 75
Nov 25, 2017
Nah, the Joker's totally Willem Dafoe.
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level 41
Nov 23, 2017
could you accept 'Byzantium' for extension of the Roman Empire question please?
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level 60
Nov 23, 2017
Byzantium was the name of Istanbul before it was named Constantinople. The empire was not called Byzantium.
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level 54
Nov 23, 2017
I suggest "S Korea" should be accepted instead of having to spell the whole word "South" out.
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level 56
Nov 23, 2017
I never heard of barbers in the middle ages using leeches.
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level 42
Nov 24, 2017
It was common practice, based on humorism I believe (the belief that your mood and health was regulated by blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm). The idea was that the equilibrium between the 4 was broken. Or something. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leech#Medicinal_use_of_leeches
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level 55
Nov 24, 2017
If the source of your confusion is "barber" rather than the use of leeches, they were more fully known as "barber surgeons". Normally based with a military, they use their blades for cutting limbs as well as hair, along with other medical practices of the time.
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level 48
Nov 23, 2017
Should accept lipid(s) for fat
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level 65
Nov 23, 2017
I second that!
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level 54
Nov 23, 2017
It could be argued that Lister made "everything" safer, but I went for the obvious.
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level 70
Nov 23, 2017
Everything? Like hang gliding?
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level 57
Nov 23, 2017
I thought Sapporo was famous for its beers, not Kobe.
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level 58
Nov 23, 2017
Yes! I entered Sapporo four times, spelled right and wrong before I squinted at the question and saw it was asking for Kobe.
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level 48
Nov 23, 2017
same, i also tried Kirin
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level 75
Nov 23, 2017
The question asks about beef, not beer.
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level 57
Nov 24, 2017
Shouldn't "Lipids" work for the macromolecule question? And "vocabulary" as an alternative to "words"?
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level 37
Nov 26, 2017
A better answer for the lexicon question would be "definitions."
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level 80
Mar 8, 2018
Agreed. Vocab* would also not be incorrect.
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level 49
Nov 28, 2017
I probably would have gotten Lima beans if I hadn't read it as major South AFRICAN city. Duh.
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level 61
Mar 3, 2018
Can you accept seniors or senior citizens for the elderly?
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level 54
Sep 12, 2018
If the bean was named for lima, peru, why is it not pronounced 'lee-ma' instead of 'lye-ma'?