General Knowledge Quiz #205

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What's a more common word that means "buccaneer"?
Pirate
What is the name of the magical nanny who can fly using her umbrella?
Mary Poppins
Who first appeared in the 1928 animated short "Steamboat Willie"?
Mickey Mouse
What is the most widely-used file format for digital images?
JPEG
What ancient philospher has over 2 million known descendants, forming the most extensive
recorded family tree of any individual in history?
Confucius
What is the Latin name of the sun?
Sol
What city is the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway?
Vancouver
On the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, who is God reaching out to touch with his index finger?
Adam
What book by Abbie Hoffman has a title that urges readers to commit a crime?
Steal this book
What construction did the Greeks use to sneak into the city of Troy?
Trojan Horse
What song's lyrics say "we haven't had that spirit here since 1969"?
Hotel California
What did the United States government test for the last time in 1992, now doing it
virtually with the help of supercomputers?
Nuclear weapons
What European country is the world's only remaining "Grand Duchy"?
Luxembourg
What animal's name means "Tyrant lizard king"?
Tyrannosaurus rex
In what city did the Covid-19 epidemic begin?
Wuhan
What mountain in Washington state shares its name with the former prince of Monaco?
Mount Rainier
Who was the only Jewish-born Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Benjamin Disraeli
What is the screen name of actor Nicolas Coppola?
Nicolas Cage
What element of the periodic table gives Pepto-Bismol its name?
Bismuth
What ancient device was used to connect a computer to the internet via a telephone line?
Modem
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Level 89
Apr 13, 2020
I am *shocked* that modulator-demodulator doesn't work! Shocked! I am, however, actually shocked that Genghis Khan isn't the most extensive family tree.
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Level 83
Apr 13, 2020
I'm guessing the key word is "recorded" as I doubt much of Genghis' family tree is written up nicely on ancestry.com.
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Level 82
Apr 13, 2020
I'm guessing "ancient" is used in the sarcastic sense and not in the sense of a legitimate ancient invention.
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Level 77
Apr 13, 2020
I thought my cable modem was a modem?
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Level ∞
Apr 13, 2020
If we're going by non-recorded family trees, I'm going to nominate:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve

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Level 80
May 14, 2020
Genghis Khan has more descendants than Confucius, but he was not a philosopher, and his many couplings were not well documented.
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Level 79
Apr 14, 2020
What construction did the Greeks use to sneak into the city of Troy?

Trojan Rabbit Badger Horse

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Level 65
Apr 14, 2020
A modem is an ancient device? God, that makes me feel old.
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Level 74
Apr 14, 2020
"Ba-beep-ba-boop-scrrrRRR-squeel!" It said, and took its time.

From the post sci-fi/horror book called: "Can you imagine offline?"

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Level 79
May 14, 2020
QM referred to the 1960s as ancient history in a recent quiz, so welcome to the Land of the Ancients. :)
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Level 74
Apr 14, 2020
Why is wooden horse not an acceptable answer?
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2020
You should have been more thorough; hollow wooden horse filled with soldiers ;)
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Level 79
May 14, 2020
Horse worked for me.
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2020
I know the word ancient is a joke, but still. We still call the box that is needed to go on the internet a modem, eventhough now you can use it without being directly connected with a cable. Do they give it a different name in the US when a cable is not required? Or is it referring to "nobody is on a computer anymore but have internetdata on their smartphones"

(I don't have data btw, I only have internet when there is wifi, but that is in most of the places, at home, in the train in restaurants/pubs, just not when going out to nature, but that is more than fine. You are still reachable, can still get calls in case of an emergency))

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Level 62
Apr 21, 2020
The box is now called a router I believe.

The question refers to the old dial up modem, which took an eternity to connect to the internet.

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Level 75
May 14, 2020
Computer geek / pedant here (from the first result on google):

The main difference between the two devices is that a modem lets you connect to the internet, while a router distributes that connection to different devices. A modem is your gateway to the web, while a router is a central hub for your devices

So you still need a modem, even if you have a router.

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Level 75
Jul 7, 2020
What ddddan said, though I will add to sometimes a device can be a combined modem/router, just to keep things interesting :)
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Level 51
Apr 27, 2020
Descendants is spelled wrong.
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Level ∞
Apr 27, 2020
Okay
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Level 64
May 14, 2020
Disraeli? Talk about having an pretty on the nose name. That's like if Obama's name was actually Barack Blackman.
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Level 53
May 14, 2020
that's not very sensitive
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Level 59
May 14, 2020
I don't know how black people feel about it, but as a Jew I'm not in the least offended.
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Level 79
May 14, 2020
It doesn't always pay to make such assumptions. I read where the producers of Fiddler on the Roof approached Norman Jewison to be their director, assuming he was Jewish based on his name. The project was well underway before they discovered he is Protestant, and he still managed to get a Best Director nomination from the Academy. Unless your name is Montague, "What's in a name?"
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Level 65
May 14, 2020
Really wanted the answer to that question about 1992's test to be "the emergency broadcast system." I remember those tests ruining my late-night reruns of Cheers all the time.
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Level 55
May 14, 2020
Trojan Horse !!??!!

It was a Wooden Horse that became Trojan after the event!

Wooden Horse has to be acceptable, surely!

Oops, sorry for calling you Shirley!

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Level 66
May 14, 2020
I tried atom bomb three times before getting nuclear bomb...
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Level 34
May 15, 2020
RIP for the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
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Level 56
May 15, 2020
Is dial-up something completely different? I'm in my 20s so I honestly have no idea.