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General Knowledge Quiz #181

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedSeptember 17, 2017
Last updatedSeptember 18, 2017
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What is the most populous city in Morocco?
Casablanca
What country lies between Estonia and Lithuania?
Latvia
What general conquered Gaul in the 50s B.C.?
Julius Caesar
Who supposedly nailed 95 theses to a Cathedral door in
Wittenburg, Germany in 1517?
Martin Luther
Who led the African National Congress political party from 1991-1997?
Nelson Mandela
Which two African countries start with the letter A?
Algeria
Angola
What do matadors fight?
Bulls
Who wrote "James and the Giant Peach"?
Roald Dahl
If micro is one millionth, what is one billionth?
Nano
Who starred as Vito Corleone in "The Godfather"?
Marlon Brando
Which Disney animated movie was set in China? (Theatrical releases only)
Mulan
What animal did Dian Fossey travel to Rwanda to study?
Mountain Gorillas
In what country would you find the city of Lillehammer?
Norway
What animal does Cashmere wool come from?
Goats
What Russian/American author had initials VN?
Vladimir Nabokov
What scientist was visiting the United States in 1933 - and wisely chose to stay
there after Hitler came to power?
Albert Einstein
In terms of e-mail, what do the letters CC stand for?
Carbon Copy
What country is personified by Marianne, a goddess of liberty and reason?
France
What type of machine is designed to be ridiculously overcomplicated?
Rube Goldberg Machine
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level 58
Sep 17, 2017
Accept Mountain Goat for Cashmere wool?
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level 71
Sep 21, 2017
Cashmere does not come from Mountain Goats. It comes from Cashmere Goats. Besides, "goat" is accepted, so this request doesn't even make sense.
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level 78
Sep 17, 2017
Is she not Dian Fossey?
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level 73
Sep 18, 2017
yep
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level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
Weird. Fixed.
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level 76
Sep 17, 2017
Millonth and billonth are misspelled, should be millionth and billionth.
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level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
Fixed
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level 56
Sep 18, 2017
Millionth and Billionth, mind you
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level 54
Sep 18, 2017
The African countries also end with A, might be a fun extra bit to add.
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level 62
Sep 18, 2017
How about African countries that don't have an "A" in their name?
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level 72
Sep 19, 2017
Look out for it in GK Quiz #182
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level 70
Sep 25, 2017
Matadors don't so much fight bulls as the do torture them.

Go bulls!
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level 51
Oct 12, 2017
I'm surprised Rube Goldberg is the least guessed.
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level 69
Dec 21, 2017
I can't be the only one to try Whoopi
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level 56
Dec 21, 2017
Never heard of it. Don't think it's made much impact outside the US.
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level 54
Aug 3, 2018
Foolishly typed Ruth. Doh.
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level 76
Dec 21, 2017
All this time I thought it was 95 feces that were nailed to the door. Now all those centuries of religious wars in Europe seem like a major overreaction.
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level 63
Dec 21, 2017
Had never heard the term 'Rube Goldberg' before. The UK equivalent term is 'Heath Robinson', after the gentleman who designed/drew similar machines, though a little before Rube did.
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level 78
Dec 21, 2017
Agree, Heath Robinson = complex machines.
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level 78
Dec 21, 2017
How about some additional spellings for the Russian author? I had to look up the spelling after 5 or 6 spellings I tried didn't work.
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level 54
Aug 3, 2018
I second that. I missed it with Nobokov.
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level 65
Dec 21, 2017
It is a fact that Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a cathedral wall in Wittenberg.
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level 66
Dec 21, 2017
I have always seen "CC" defined as "courtesy copy" in recent years. I know it ORIGINALLY meant "carbon copy" (back when that was how the copy was actually made), but particularly in the context of modern digital usage, I thought the definition had evolved.
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level 78
Jan 19, 2018
I too thought "carbon copy", but didn't enter it because I didn't think a term that antiquated would still be in use
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level 53
Dec 23, 2017
Knew which author is was but couldn't remember his first name and couldn't spell his last- whoops.
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level 48
Apr 26, 2018
bother. Put in Einstein but it din't accept it probably typed ie by mistake.
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level 76
Jul 3, 2018
Tried apes and that didn't work. I should have been more specific.