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General Knowledge Quiz #183

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedNovember 9, 2017
Last updatedMarch 15, 2018
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What two countries have more species of venomous animals than Australia?
Mexico
Brazil
What country was attacked by both Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939?
Poland
Who, upon his death in 2005, had been seen in person by more people
than anyone else in history?
John Paul II
Who, according to the magic mirror on the wall, was the fairest of them all?
Snow White
What part of a human weighs 21 grams, according to urban legend and the movie "21 Grams"?
The Soul
What auto company's logo consists of three red diamonds that form the shape of a triangle?
Mitsubishi
What castaway had a friend who he named "Friday"?
Robinson Crusoe
What Greek goddess sprang directly from the forehead of her father, Zeus?
Athena
A mesa is a flat-topped hill with steep sides. What does the word mesa mean in Spanish?
Table
What two words are abbreviated and joined to form the word "sitcom"?
Situation Comedy
What composer wrote the scores to "Star Wars", "Jaws", and "Jurassic Park"?
John Williams
What former WWE wrestler is one of the 50 top-grossing movie stars of all time?
Dwayne Johnson
What two 1960s blockbusters featured Julie Andrews as a singing nanny?
The Sound of Music
Mary Poppins
What is a dried plum known as?
a Prune
Who was born as Paul Hewson in Dublin, Ireland in 1960?
Bono
What movie featured a fish named Flounder that was not, in fact, a flounder?
The Little Mermaid
Which European capital has a name that rhymes with a famous wizard?
Berlin
What virus was not identified until the 1980s but is thought to have originated in
the Congo around 1920?
HIV
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level 79
Nov 9, 2017
Technically, Berlin and Merlin don't rhyme (they have stress on different syllables)
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level 67
Nov 10, 2017
'mf3' wins the 'Golden Nitpickers Award' for November '17.......Congratulations!
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level 76
Nov 15, 2017
It's hardly nitpicking; if you used "Berlin" and "Merlin" in a rhyming couplet you would be called a terrible poet.
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level 69
Mar 15, 2018
I agree totally with mf3. That's no rhyme.
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level 57
Mar 15, 2018
What about rapping? It could work for a rapper- a rapper who raps about wizards and Germany, for instance.
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level 69
Mar 15, 2018
Frequent rap topics.
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level 58
Mar 16, 2018
I feel like somehow Childish Gambino could make that work.
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level 63
Mar 21, 2018
Because every creative lyricist, songwriter, rapper, and poet insists on proper OED phonetics and pronunciation to make their 7th grade English teacher proud.
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level 75
Mar 15, 2018
All depends on your accent. In some (like mine) they do, and I assume that in others (like yours) they don't.
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level 74
Mar 15, 2018
Have you tried the process of elimination with all the other famous wizards?
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level 58
Mar 16, 2018
Long list there.
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level 64
Mar 19, 2018
Just consult your collection of chocolate frog cards.
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level 57
Mar 15, 2018
I grew up in Berlin, CT which rhymes with Merlin. As I child, I got very annoyed when people said it wrong.
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level 28
Mar 15, 2018
I thought about Gandalf before anyone else and got it wrong :)
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level 21
Mar 17, 2018
Dublin it's another option,
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level 52
Mar 20, 2018
Nerd
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level 66
Nov 9, 2017
Is there any ballpark figure for how many people have seen the Pope during his life? That's a very interesting piece of trivia
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level 75
Mar 15, 2018
I think they included ALL his appearances, not just ones in ballparks.
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level 49
Mar 15, 2018
I saw him and I don't know if they counted me or not, so it must be true.
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level 73
Nov 9, 2017
Totally off base here, but I'm curious if you, Quizmaster, listen to the podcast Trivial Warfare. I ask because I literally just heard 3 of these questions within a few episodes. Maybe it's just coincidence. Also, if you don't listen to it...you should start.
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level 75
Nov 9, 2017
Please accept situational comedy as well.
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level 58
Mar 15, 2018
Agree. It wasn't terribly burdensome to re-do it. And I know that "situation" is the most accurate answer; but, the fact that it functions as an adjective makes it all-the-more-reasonable to expect and accept the addition of an adjectival suffix.
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level 58
Mar 16, 2018
Oh...I thought that's what the answer was! Definitely would have missed it if situational hadn't been accepted.
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level 67
Nov 15, 2017
First answer to the first question surprised me.
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level 49
Mar 15, 2018
I guessed vietnam first, and then burma then got the idea of rain forests and went ahead with the two correct answers next haha
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level 66
Mar 15, 2018
I tried Pallas Athena, and then I didn't bother to try only 'Athena' any more... Might it be accepted as a type-in?
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level 79
Mar 15, 2018
"Mitsubishi" in Japanese actually means "three water chestnuts," and the water chestnut has traditionally been used as a symbol for the diamond shape in Japan.
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level 60
Mar 15, 2018
Very interesting to learn.
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level 60
Mar 15, 2018
Couldn't find anything to rhyme with Dumbledore.
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level 13
Mar 19, 2018
Exactly, I thought of him first xD
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level 75
Mar 15, 2018
Stupid bono, ruins everything
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level 59
Mar 15, 2018
I read the "has been seen by more people in person" as since his death - and all I could think of is Elvis!
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level 61
Feb 4, 2019
Lenin would probably win that one.
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level 33
Mar 15, 2018
John Williams is dope, especially the Indiana Jones theme song.
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level 76
Mar 16, 2018
He also did the music for the Harry Potter movies.
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level 22
Mar 15, 2018
I put Situational Comedy and it wasn't accepted. Can we fix that?
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level ∞
Mar 15, 2018
Okay
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level 65
Mar 15, 2018
Technically Germany didn't attack Finland but did fight against in Finns on Finnish soil in Lapland War. The Germans retreated in Lapland using the "scorched earth" method, attacking and burning down the largest city in Lapland, Rovaniemi, for example. And yes, Soviet Union certainly did attack Finland even though I'm not sure if they ever admitted it directly.
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level 43
Mar 16, 2018
That's great, since the answer is Poland.
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level 65
Mar 20, 2018
Maybe that was hard to read from what I wrote, but I was just wondering if Finland should be counted as well.
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level 66
Jul 9, 2018
It says 1939, so the only correct answer is Poland.
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level 48
Sep 5, 2018
Dublin should be accepted as well as Berlin
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level 65
Apr 8, 2019
Npredella has asked for Dublin! I read that just before asking for it myself. So that makes at least 2 of us that believe Dublin rhymes with Merlin. I think it is the last syllable that makes the rhyme.