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General Knowledge Quiz #198

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What is the name for the afternoon break observed in Spain?
Siesta
What is a pollywog?
A young frog or toad
What tennis score comes before 15?
Love
In what city does the musical "Rent" take place?
New York City
The Olympic motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius". What does it mean in English?
Faster, Higher, Stronger
Who was the more famous bandmate of Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone,
Lance Bass, and JC Chasez?
Justin Timberlake
What movie takes place in the fictional country of Wakanda?
Black Panther
What country was home to artist Frida Kahlo?
Mexico
What disease was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000, but has since been
reintroduced - with hundreds of confirmed cases so far in 2019?
Measles
What country's flag is half blue, half yellow?
Ukraine
What computer company was the world's most valuable corporation in 1970?
IBM
What movie, starring Robin Williams, is about a doctor who uses humor
to help his patients get better?
Patch Adams
What scientist appears on some British £10 notes?
Charles Darwin
Who wrote about a sorcerer named Prospero?
William Shakespeare
What island is the ancestral home of the Corleone family in "The Godfather"?
Sicily
What was written on the cake that Alice ate to make her grow larger?
Eat Me
Who is the claimed painter of "Salvator Mundi", the most expensive painting
ever sold at $450.3 million?
Leonardo da Vinci
What Italian word refers to the conductor of a symphony orchestra?
Maestro
What is the term for a word that sounds like another word, but has a different meaning?
Homophone
What huge city in southern China was formerly known as Canton?
Guangzhou
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level 78
May 2, 2019
Aren't "homophones" a type of homonym? In both cases the words sound the same but have different meanings. I think the difference is only that the homophones have different spellings.
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level ∞
May 2, 2019
Homonyms don't necessarily sound alike.
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level 72
May 2, 2019
I think that both words fit the clue. Homonyms do necessarily sound alike - please note this dictionary's definition.
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level ∞
May 2, 2019
Sorry, it's just not the best answer. For example, "bow" (of a ship) and "bow" (bow and arrow) are homonyms. They are not pronounced the same way. Here is the best explanation I have seen.
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level 69
May 2, 2019
That's like when the automated weather forecast sometimes pronounces winds like as in "Mary winds the clock" when they are talking about 30 mile an hour winds out of the southwest.
Homo is Greek for same.
Nym is Greek for name.
Phone is Greek for sound.
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level 72
May 2, 2019
Word pairs that are spelt the same, but are pronounced differently, are heteronyms. Bow (pronounced bow) and bow (pronounced boe), as in the example above, are not homonyms, but are heteronyms.
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level 76
May 2, 2019
Ugh, the measles thing is depressing. Vaccinate your kids, people!
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level 79
Jun 18, 2019
Vaccines result in adults.
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level 71
May 2, 2019
The Olympic motto is remarkably similar to Carol Davers & Maria Rambeau's! :-D
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level 35
Jun 17, 2019
The Olympic motto actually means 'swifter, higher, stronger' but great quiz
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level 51
Jun 17, 2019
And MrMarvellous actually means "Great fun at parties!"
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level 85
May 3, 2019
The measles question sounds like they (government, scientists, whoever) got rid of it completely ("eradicated") and then decided that they should bring it back ("reintroduced") for whatever reason... Why is this? Is it beneficial to have it somehow? Or am I misconstruing the wording of the question and it was 'reintroduced' unintentionally, possibly by carriers entering the country and spreading the disease?
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level 66
May 3, 2019
Which can only happen when the disease is brought into a society where an insufficient fraction of the population is vaccinated. WHO considers 95% the lowest safe number. Can you think of a first-world country where (1) many folks don't have health insurance, and (2) plenty of the remaining folks refuse to vaccinate because they listened to too many conspiracy theories?
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level 54
Jun 7, 2019
seriously... dont make this an discussion about vaccins.. so sick ( haha) of that. The comment was about the word reintroduce, and yes it sort of sounds like it was a decision they way it was formulated, "hey everybody, let's bring the measels back"

though the sentence is not wrong. "Has been reintroduced" makes you think that something is done actively, by someone, not something that has just passively happened. (maybe has become? I am sure there is a better way to formulate it) Maybe has re-emerged?

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level ∞
May 5, 2019
It was eradicated but reintroduced by people from outside the United States. Which as @eibi said could only happen due to insufficient vaccination rates in the U.S. Most people in the U.S. who have been affected are in Orthodox Jewish communities.
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level 66
May 5, 2019
Spelling: "sorcerer", not "sorceror"
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level ∞
May 5, 2019
Okay
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level 68
Jun 17, 2019
Please, accept "Faster, Taller, Stronger"
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level 35
Jun 17, 2019
Top 5 Greatest Olympians - Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Michael Phelps, Steve Redgrave, Robert Wadlow
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level 62
Jun 17, 2019
Yes, it's every athlete's dream to be "taller" to win the gold.
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level 32
Jun 18, 2019
For the tall-jump event?
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level 56
Jun 17, 2019
The £10 note now features Jane Austen, all others have been phased out and no longer legal currency.
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level 23
Jun 18, 2019
Charles Darwin was replaced on the £10 note 2 years ago.
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level 50
Jun 21, 2019
I love reading questions wrong and misspelling Guangzhou to miss 2 questions.
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