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General Knowledge Quiz #197

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: May 23, 2019
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What country are the Galapagos Islands are part of?
Ecuador
What is the capital of Quebec?
Quebec City
What lies just north of the Sahel?
The Sahara
What tendon connects the heel to the calf?
Achilles Tendon
What does the red circle on the Japanese flag represent?
The Sun
What is it called when a speculator buys nearly the entire supply of a commodity,
causing prices to skyrocket?
Cornering the Market
In the song from "The Wizard of Oz", what two words come before
"The Witch is Dead"?
Ding Dong
What singer wanted to party like it's 1999?
Prince
What would you buy at an automat?
Food
What country is known poetically as Erin?
Ireland
Where would you find the amygdala?
In the Brain
What language from the TV show "Star Trek" has a couple dozen fluent speakers?
Klingon
What is a common word that means "hirsute"?
Hairy
Who was the most recent U.S. President to not finish his entire term?
Richard Nixon
What subject was studied by Gauss, Fermat, and Poincaré?
Mathematics
What actor requested a purple lightsaber for his character in "Star Wars: Episode II"?
Samuel L. Jackson
What legendary animal, a cross between a serpent and a rooster, can cause
death with a single glance?
Basilisk
What was the first name of former Russian President Yeltsin?
Boris
Which animal comes first alphabetically?
Aardvark
Since 1980, only two countries outside of Africa have been affected by famine.
Name either.
North Korea
or Yemen
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level 72
Apr 30, 2019
Accept Cockatrice for the legendary animal? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice
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level ∞
Apr 30, 2019
Sure
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level 82
Apr 30, 2019
How about accepting snacks from the automat?
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level 76
Apr 30, 2019
I don't want to tell you guys how to define your language, but if you invent a word pronounced "automat" and the answer to what you buy there isn't "cars", you failed at naming stuff.
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level 79
Apr 30, 2019
No, that's an automart. It's on the corner by the laundromat.
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level 70
Apr 30, 2019
Auto means "self", Automobile "selfmoving". That was actually a difficult question for me, because in my native language, automats describe a wide array of machines, from ones giving snacks, drinks, toys, cigarettes or condoms.
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level 79
May 2, 2019
have to agree there, even once you know it means vending machine I have seen eggs, chocolate, drinks, phones, cigarettes, condoms .. i wouldn't eat all of these.
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level 61
May 10, 2019
I think it's a very generic term as well. I first thought of an automat for tickets for public transport.
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level 66
May 13, 2019
I only got the right answer by guessing some of the things you already listed. The question was very confusing for me.
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level 53
May 23, 2019
Tried snacks and drinks and when that didn't work, thought that it didn't mean vending machine, gave up and moved on.
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level ∞
May 23, 2019
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/automat
The definition is different in different languages, but in English, it refers to a machine or cafeteria where food is dispensed.
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level 76
May 26, 2019
I got it because when I was young when people went to New York City one thing they wanted to do was eat at The Automat. We saw it in movies.
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level 57
May 23, 2019
How about Venezuela for the famine thing? Its not environmental but political but it is happening.
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level 69
May 23, 2019
The purple lightsaber was actually a request for Episode II, he doesn't use it in the first one.
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level ∞
May 23, 2019
Fixed
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level 50
May 23, 2019
I agree about the Automat thing - is the question even about an English word? I just thought of a German Automat, which could be dispensing almost anything - or even just be a machine of some kind
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level 73
May 23, 2019
Amygdala had me confused. In French, we use the word "amygdales" for tonsels, so I tried throat, mouth, larynx and a number of other variations. (I also tried Naboo, just to see if the Quizmaster was feeling funny.)
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level 68
May 23, 2019
Funny - just before doing this quiz, I was watching "Free Solo", where the amygdala came up. Had I done the quiz about half an hour earlier, I wouldn't have been able to answered that particular question!
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level 66
May 24, 2019
Misread the famine question, so I was only guessing African countries. I was pretty sure that Ethiopia’s famine happened during the 1980s. After that, I had no clue.
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level 32
May 25, 2019
There is famine in Yemen right now.
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