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General Knowledge Quiz #187

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedFebruary 28, 2018
Last updatedMarch 1, 2018
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Which two players have, between them, won the last 10 Ballon d'Or awards
as the world's best soccer player?
Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
What does the prefix "penta" mean?
Five
What phylum of animals includes spiders, insects, and crustaceans?
Arthropods
What country does the name "Pádraig" come from?
Ireland
What, logically, comes between isthmus and island?
Peninsula
What prefix is the opposite of "paleo"?
Neo
What edible root can fetch high prices in China if it is shaped like a person?
Ginseng
What is the opposite of perpendicular?
Parallel
What is the English translation of the French phrase "Je t'aime"?
I Love You
What fairy tale character had hair so long that it could be used as a ladder?
Rapunzel
What was the name of Germany's bombing campaign against Britain in 1940 and 1941?
The Blitz
What P word refers to the main group of riders in a bike race?
Peloton
What does the spanish word "y" mean?
And
Whose dubious inventions included the idea of "penis envy"?
Sigmund Freud
Two animals were blamed for spreading the Black Death. Name either.
Rat or Flea
What condition is also known as "palpitations"?
Irregular Heartbeat
Which country always leads the parade at the Olympic opening ceremony?
Greece
From what U.S. state were space shuttles launched?
Florida
What long movie was about German sailors aboard a doomed submarine?
Das Boot
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level 80
Feb 28, 2018
Can you allow '5' as an answer for the penta question?
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level ∞
Feb 28, 2018
Fixed!
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level 77
Mar 1, 2018
It is peloton, not peleton (I don't really understand why both are accepted, but peleton is the misspelling).
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level ∞
Mar 1, 2018
Fixed
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level 72
Jun 5, 2018
Could "pack" also not be the answer here?
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level 53
Aug 10, 2018
That's all I could think of.
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level 61
May 5, 2019
Wow. I wasnt sure if you were right so looked it up and expected to find both were acceptable answers but they were not, then i thought english must have switched up words again (like cocoa while the rest of the world writes cacao). But in my own language it is peloton aswell!! I need a mouth dropped to the floor emoticon here, still cant believe it. We clearly pronounce an e and not an o (and it is not like in some languages that a letter/sound completdly gets altered) im sure 99 % would write peleton here if you asked them. We actually say pe le ton (pay le ton) and in english is is more like platoon i think, more smashed together ple to(o)n (or do you say peh le ton?)

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/File:Nl-peloton.ogg our pronounciation, clearly an e

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level 75
Mar 1, 2018
Tried to cheat on the ginseng question and still got it wrong. That'll teach me.
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level 83
Mar 1, 2018
I'm not digging that logic question. Logically, what would come between an isthmus and an island is a body of water.
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level 66
Mar 2, 2018
I think so too. IMO peninsula should be the step before the isthmus.
1. Peninsula - a broad connection with the main land.
2. Isthmus - a narrow connection with the main land.
3. Island - no connection with the main land.
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level 75
Mar 2, 2018
That's not the distinction between a peninsula and an isthmus. The difference is that an isthmus connects two larger sections of land, whereas a peninsula is only joined to one (and an island to none).
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level 69
Jun 5, 2018
Isthmus-connected on two sides. Peninsula--connected on one side. Island--connected on no sides. I understood the logic of the clue perfectly. If this were on an IQ test, that would be the logical order of the three.
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level 70
Mar 2, 2018
Agree. The clue needs to be reformulated.
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level 71
Mar 3, 2018
Think about water receding. The clue is exactly perfect!
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level 66
Jun 5, 2018
Agreed. I see what he was getting at, but it's just not clued well. I burned through a bunch of types of bodies of water, then tried to find something alphabetically between them, and then tried to spin off of the leading letters "is" pertaining to logic somehow. The answer was a let-down.
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level 77
Jun 5, 2018
The clue made sense to me.
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level 79
Jun 5, 2018
The clue can be interpreted in multiple ways. This means it requires a little more thought to come up with the correct answer. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. I'm not crazy about "water" as an answer because that would also be the answer to "what comes between an island and literally anything else on the map?"
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level 70
Jun 5, 2018
I thought it was a riddle and typed "and". I wound up getting another question.
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level 67
Mar 2, 2018
Can't agree with Parallel as opposite for Perpendicular, you can have Parallel lines that are perpendicular, should have been Horizontal for my money.
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level 71
Mar 3, 2018
Two lines that are parallel to each other cannot simultaneously be perpendicular to each other. I mean, sure, they could be perpendicular to a totally separate third line, but then that sort of blows the whole concept of "what is the opposite of?" right out the window; wet is still the opposite of dry even if I point out that I could spill a bucket of water on dry and it then it would also be wet. Horizontal and vertical are antonyms and specify relative orientation in space (parallel and perpendicular do not).
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level 85
Mar 3, 2018
Quite so. Two lines that are parallel can't be perpendicular to each otherm, but that doesn't make parallel the opposite of perpendicular.
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level 66
Mar 9, 2018
So what did we decide? The opposite of perpendicular is to turn both lines 180 degrees along their own respective axes to create another set of perpendicular lines that are identical to the first set?
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level 83
Mar 7, 2018
"We need you to draw 7 red lines, all of them strictly perpendicular, some with green ink, and some with transparent. Can you do that?"
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level 77
Jun 5, 2018
The clue makes sense to me.
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level 76
Mar 4, 2018
"inventions" doesn't seem tight for the "penis envy" clue. Maybe "theories"?
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level 53
Apr 30, 2018
like who came up with the idea of? Invention is misleading, in that it misled me entirely. I could only think of a penis pump after that. Grrr.
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level 76
Jun 5, 2018
I misread the clue as "what" instead of "whose". That led me down a dark path.
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level 65
Jun 10, 2018
I did the exact same, I think the word inventions misled me
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level 55
Jun 5, 2018
I liked Sigmund Freud's addition into this quiz.
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level 77
Jun 5, 2018
Could you please accept Michael Peter Balzary as the animal who spread the Black Death. That's his real name.
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level 79
Jun 5, 2018
Sinatra, Martin, Davis, Lawford, or Bishop should also be accepted.
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level 65
Jun 5, 2018
Jonas should also be accepted.
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level 79
Jun 5, 2018
Sure you didn't mean to comment this on the Fish Knowledge quiz instead?
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level 79
Jun 5, 2018
Out of curiosity, does anyone know specifically why person-shaped ginseng is valued? Is it seen as having a particular medicinal benefit, or does it just look cool?
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level 76
Jun 5, 2018
It has many uses, but it is supposed to help with virility and impotency and the most sought-after wild roots not only have the shape of a man but are "anatomically correct."
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level 61
May 5, 2019
Or more likely anatomically incorrect, as in not to scale..
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level 79
Jun 5, 2018
Ah. Should have guessed.
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level 24
Jun 8, 2018
could He Shou Wu be valid for the root?
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