General Knowledge Quiz #202

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What island is the source of most icebergs in the North Atlantic ocean?
Greenland
What quadrennial competition was first held in 776 B.C.?
The Olympics
What is both a nickname of Al Capone and the name of a movie starring Al Pacino?
Scarface
What was Gandhi's first name? (Hint: it's not Mahatma)
Mohandas
What musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber is about a bunch of felines?
Cats
What was the occupation of Anton Chekov, Arthur Miller, and David Mamet (be specific)?
Playwright
What's the only country in which you would encounter a bonobo in the wild?
D. R. Congo
What fictional character famously wore ruby red slippers?
Dorothy Gale /
Wicked Witch of
the East
What did Julius Caesar introduce in 46 BC that was used for 1628 years until
some small improvements were made under Pope Gregory?
The Julian Calendar
What is offical title of the heir to the British throne?
Prince of Wales
What Asian capital was known as Batavia when it was controlled by the Dutch?
Jakarta
Who recorded "Black Magic Woman", "Oye Como Va", and "Smooth"?
Carlos Santana
What was the Roman name of the Greek god Ares?
Mars
What group of people were freed by Tsar Alexander II in 1861?
The Serfs
What, technically, was the last year of the 20th century?
2000
Who was born in Austria in 1755, moved to France in 1770, and was beheaded in 1793?
Marie Antoinette
What country was run by a "Caudillo" from 1939 to 1975?
Spain
Hydrogen is 1. Helium is 2. What is 3?
Lithium
What saint was born in the Italian city of Assisi in 1181?
Saint Francis
of Assisi
What do Anglophiles love?
England
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Level 88
Feb 6, 2020
Peasants? commoners? farmers? Took me way too long to get the right word.
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Level 81
Feb 7, 2020
Accept "Angles" for the last question? ;)
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Level 77
Feb 7, 2020
Accept Whales? :)
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Level 67
Mar 5, 2020
Astonishingly, Prince Charles is not the prince of all whales. They don't answer the call when he makes whale noises. He is the prince of a country within the UK, which is called Wales. I recognise that you might have been joking, and I sincerely hope you were, but just in case, I thought I'd set the record straight.
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Level 66
Sep 23, 2020
Perhaps not but pretty close; King Edward II issued a statute in 1324 that is still valid today, which says:
'The king shall have wreck of the sea throughout the realm, whales and sturgeons taken in the sea or elsewhere within the realm, except in certain places privileged by the king'.
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Level 77
Feb 7, 2020
You should probably say "which film character", since they were silver in the books. MGM changed them to show off Technicolor.
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Level 44
Feb 7, 2020
you should accept Giovanni Francesco for Saint Francis
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Level 67
Feb 7, 2020
I mainly know Saint Francis of Assisi from the Simpsons where he is in the Duff book of world records as the worlds most overrated saint.
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Level 67
Feb 7, 2020
If the heir to the British throne is female she cannot be the Prince of Wales and the title Princess of Wales is kept for the wife of the Prince of Wales
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Level 78
Feb 8, 2020
The queen is the Duke of Lancaster. Could a female not also be Prince of Wales? Or would she possibly be the Heiress Apparent?
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Level 80
Mar 6, 2020
Actually, changes went into effect regarding the succession in 2015. The requirement was changed from male primogeniture to absolute primogeniture. This means that the first-born, rather male or female, will be the heir apparent. So there can be a Princess of Wales in her own right, though this has yet to happen. "Princess of Wales" should be an alternate answer to the question.
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Level 69
Mar 9, 2020
For this reason, I tried "Wales" first, following the old tradition of calling a lord by the name of his territory.
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Level 63
Feb 11, 2020
I assume you too thought the question was looking for an official title for any heir of the British throne rather than the title of the next heir. But apparently not. When (if) the Prince of Wales becomes king then the Duke of Cambridge is the next heir.
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Level 71
Mar 5, 2020
No, every heir is the Prince of Wales. On becoming King/Queen, they lose that title.
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Level 64
Mar 5, 2020
I'd dispute the 20th century question, as at least very controversial (if not plain wrong :D)
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Level 73
Mar 5, 2020
Not really controversial in science: 1, 2, 3
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2020
It's not really up for debate. Just because a lot of people don't know the correct answer doesn't make it wrong:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_century

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Level 61
Mar 5, 2020
Indira Gandhi? It's not specific whether you mean male or female...
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2020
Mohandas is the most famous Gandhi. Also the hint makes it pretty clear which Gandhi we are talking about. And if that is your objection, why not all these other Gandhis?
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Level 52
May 13, 2020
Aaah! Gandhi invasion!