General Knowledge Quiz #200

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: February 12, 2022
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What comes next in this sequence: pebble, stone, rock?
Boulder
What is the world's longest railway line?
Trans-Siberian
Railway
What is Paris's only sister city?
Rome
Who is known to her fans as "Tay Tay"?
Taylor Swift
What city is Giza a suburb of?
Cairo
What two words come before "the pipes the pipes are calling / from glen to glen
and down the mountainside"?
Danny Boy
In what country could you be imprisoned for insulting King Vajiralongkorn or his family?
Thailand
What "barrier" was first broken by Chuck Yeager in 1947?
Sound Barrier
What African country was known as Southern Rhodesia from 1923–1980?
Zimbabwe
Where is your fifth metatarsal?
In your foot
What director is noted for his many collaborations with Johnny Depp and
Helena Bonham Carter?
Tim Burton
What two movies from 1983 and 1984 made Ralph Macchio famous? (name either)
The Outsiders /
The Karate Kid
What country started building King Abdullah Economic City in 2005?
Saudi Arabia
If a Scottish person says someone is "bonnie" what are they?
Pretty
China officially allows five religions including Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism,
and Buddhism. What is the fifth?
Taoism
What two words did Dr. Frankenstein say when he brought his monster to life
in the 1931 movie?
It's Alive
What was Elvis's nickname?
The King
What is taught at Le Cordon Bleu?
Cooking
What was the name of the Russian space station that was launched 1986,
and deorbited in 2001?
Mir
What capital city was struck by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923?
Tokyo
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Level 73
Aug 11, 2019
How does China not allow Confucianism???
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Level ∞
Aug 11, 2019
Probably it's not considered a religion.
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Level 83
Sep 3, 2019
Confucianism is not really a religion so much as it is just traditional Chinese philosophy, beliefs, and values, as described by Confucius. It blends with all other religions in China and is sort of just taken for granted as common knowledge or conventional wisdom. and though Confucius is revered as a great teacher he's not really properly worshipped.
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Level 81
Aug 11, 2019
So it's not "Elvis the Pelvis" ?
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Level 81
Aug 12, 2019
I was so hoping that Pelvis would be accepted, but alas no....
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Level 75
Aug 12, 2019
I guessed Swivel Hips to no avail.
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2019
tried that as well :(
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Level 76
Aug 17, 2019
My thoughts exactly. Great minds run in the same gutters.
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Level 80
Sep 3, 2019
Elvis the Pelvis probably before The King. Quizmaster must not be old enough to remember.
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Level 67
Sep 3, 2019
that was my first try aswell. Because of the description nickname, my mind went there. And yea king is/could be considered a nickname aswell, but it used so often, it nearly feels as a synonym/title.

Not saying the answer should be changed or anything. Just explaining how my mind worked and how a certain description can make you think in a specific direction.

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Level 66
Mar 5, 2020
Yes, before remembering "King" I tried "Elvis the Pelvis", "The Pelvis" and "Pelvis".
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Level 63
Nov 28, 2020
"Big E" didn't work, either.
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Level 87
Aug 11, 2019
Perhaps a few add-ins for Le Cordon Bleu such as cookery?
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Level 73
Sep 5, 2019
Or gastronomy, or couisine.
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Level 73
Sep 9, 2019
Cuisine works (when you spell it the right way).
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2020
"Couisine"? Not at all! If you write "cuisine" (the right word for it), it is accepted.
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Level 67
Sep 3, 2019
When someone says "She's a bonnie wee lass", I thought it meant chubby.
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2022
I believe in that context the person is being sarcastic.
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Level 67
Sep 3, 2019
I tried "He's alive!" I was close!
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Level 32
Jun 27, 2022
I tried that too!
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2022
Too bad the doctor had questionable morals and considered the creation as a thing rather than a person. The book probably would've been less revered if he talked directly to his creation about its humanity, though.
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Level 65
Sep 3, 2019
It is more accurate to say that China "recognizes" these religions rather than "allows". They tolerate them as long as followers play by the rules. China does not allow the free practice of religion the way the US does (or claims to do).
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Level 67
Jun 27, 2022
Not sure why the parenthetical. Freedom of religion might be the constitutional guarantee that the US does the best job protecting.
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2019
The metatarsal one tripped me up. I kept trying different toes thinking they were the toe bones, but looked it up afterwards and it's attached to the toe bones but definitely in the foot and not the toe.
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Level 50
Sep 3, 2019
Please accept "feet" for fifth metatarsal.
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Level ∞
Sep 3, 2019
Okay
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Level 63
Sep 3, 2019
Ralph Macchio was made famous by the 1983 film The Outsiders. The Karate Kid came later.
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Level 81
Dec 16, 2021
Ralph Macchio became slightly well established thanks to The Outsiders. He became FAMOUS thanks to The Karate Kid.
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Level ∞
Feb 12, 2022
This question has been amended. Stay gold, Pony Boy.
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Level 57
Sep 4, 2019
So how exactly is 'It is alive' two words??? ()
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2019
He didn't say it is alive.
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2020
It's still three words, Nuagoo is right. Technically, "it's" is a contraction of two words, it's not a word.
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Level 71
Jun 27, 2022
Yep, 3 words.

It's doesn't have its own entry in a dictionary because it's not a word, it's 2 words contracted.

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Level 57
Nov 13, 2019
Tay Tay has to be one of the most cringeworthy nicknames ever chosen. The individuals who refer to Taylor Swift by that horrible epithet are not her fans nor her friends, but her mortal enemies. It is far more respectful to refer to Taylor Swift as Swifty, Stretch or Legs than to call her Tay Tay.
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Level 63
Nov 28, 2020
It seems to be a Southern thing to take the first syllable and repeat it. I knew a little girl named Sarah and a friend, a professional nanny, called her Say-Say. I hate it.
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2020
"It's alive" are actually three words, since "it's" is a contraction of two words: "It is alive"...
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Level 72
Jun 27, 2022
Yes, it contracted two words to make a single word.
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Level 66
Oct 29, 2020
The official motto of the twinning is "Only Paris is worthy of Rome, only Rome is worthy of Paris" - and I think that's appropriate.
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Level 55
Dec 1, 2020
I don't think Paris is worthy of Rome.
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Level 46
Jun 27, 2022
I don't think Rome is worthy of Paris
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Level 63
Nov 28, 2020
Y'know it's much easier to get "Cairo" when you read the clue as Giza instead of Gaza. I really need to clean my glasses.
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Level 73
Oct 27, 2021
Southern Rhodesia became the Republic of Rhodesia changing its name from Southern Rhodesia in 1970.
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Level 65
Jun 27, 2022
The state was already officially Rhodesia from 1964 onwards. Adjacent "Northern Rhodesia" had re-christened itself "Zambia" upon independence, so the qualifier was no longer necessary.

In 1970, they replaced the Queen with a President as head of state, hence the prefix "Republic of". In 1978, they drafted a new constitution and became known as Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.

However, the United Kingdom along with most of the international community never recognized any of these actions, and in 1979, after the Rhodesian Bush War, the state reverted to being the british colony of Southern Rhodesia. In 1980, Mugabe became prime minister, Southern Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, and independence was recognized by the UK.

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Level 74
Jun 28, 2022
"Deorbited", Really?
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Level 63
Jun 29, 2022
Hans Guido Mutke was the first to break the sound barrier with the Me 262 in 1944.