General Knowledge Quiz #207

Answer these random trivia questions.
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What is a four-letter word that means "labyrinth"?
Maze
What is a thousand trillion?
Quadrillion
In Greek mythology, who were the gods that were overthrown by Zeus and the Olympians?
Titans
What does a pallbearer help carry?
Casket
What gulf does the Rio Grande empty into?
Gulf of Mexico
What branch of the government did Vladimir Putin work in before becoming
Prime Minister of Russia?
KGB/FSB
Who sang "Livin' La Vida Loca"?
Ricky Martin
What international body, formed after WWI, is often considered a failed
predecessor of the United Nations?
League of Nations
Which two European countries have flags that are entirely blue and yellow?
Sweden
Ukraine
Complete the apocryphal Joseph Stalin quote:
"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a _____".
Statistic
What city is connected with the island of Tahiti on the world's longest domestic flight?
Paris
What part of the body do podiatrists specialize in?
Feet
Finish the quote: "Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an _______".
Englishman
Who did the German philospher Friedrich Nietzsche declare dead?
(Certainly an edgy statement at the time)
God
What trick-taking card game shares its name with something you can walk across?
Bridge
What holiday is celebrated worldwide on April 22?
Earth Day
What, according to the famous "Hamlet" quote, is the question?
To be or not to be
What country has the highest percentage of Catholic residents?
Vatican City
If you eat "unagi" at a sushi restaurant, what are you eating?
Eel
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Level 67
Jul 12, 2020
Putin was "President of Russia" before he became prime minister. I guess this counts as a branch of government?!
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Level 69
Jul 15, 2020
This was also my first association. After it wasn't accepted I quickly got the expected answer.
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Level 77
Jul 22, 2020
I was thinking Intelligence should be accepted.
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Level 70
Jul 23, 2020
Surely St Petersburg mafia should be accepted.
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Level 78
Jul 13, 2020
Watching the show Friends actually tought me something usefull (The Unagi question)
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Level 60
Jul 22, 2020
It's not something you are, it's something you have!
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Level 74
Jul 13, 2020
"God is dead" was technically not edgy at the time. When properly interpreted, it had the same meaning as the modern day stereotype of the 80 year old grandmother complaining about immorality. The full paraphrased quote is "God is dead, we have killed him," Nietzsche was actually warning that turning away from God would lead to the loss of Christian morality and the destruction of Europe, as seen in the 20th century.
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Level 80
Jul 22, 2020
God is dead, and noone cares. If there is a hell, I'll see you there.
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Level 81
Jul 22, 2020
Heresy :p.
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Level 74
Jul 22, 2020
Nietzsche was far from being a fan of Christian morality though. And I doubt the 80 year old grandmother would say, "Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Will we not have to become Gods ourselves to seem worthy of it?"
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Level 68
Oct 3, 2020
@KanzazKyote Stop spreading lies, Nietzsche was the complete and total opposite of a christian apologist and he was in fact advocating for the abandonment of religion, which he saw as severely detrimental to humanity. He welcomed the death of god as a release of the moral shackles that enslave people and impede the full realization of our human potential. There are no debates about the matter, no two sides to it, no commentator on philosophy anywhere ever has interpreted it that way, and if you bothered to read Nietzsche's books instead of talking out of your ass, you'd realize your statement is patently false.
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2020
Hi Ferbin. I'm going to leave this comment up, but please be more polite in the future. This isn't the level of discourse that we generally allow.

That said, I've read some of "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" and I can tell you it doesn't make a lot of sense. People can read whatever they want into it. Perhaps Nietzsche's other works are more coherent.

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Level 68
Oct 4, 2020
Sorry, got carried away there for a bit. It's just that, as a person who studied philosophy in College, it pissed me off that someone would so patently lie like that. And yeah, I've read Zarathustra too. It's obscure in its prose, but it does makes sense if you have the tools to understand it. I could read a book on quantum physics and it wouldn't make a lot of sense to me, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have any, or that it's open to any kind of interpretation. The major points of Nietzsche's philosophy are in fact coherent, in Zarathustra and his other books. And while his esoteric writing leaves a lot open to interpretation, such a fundamental part of it as his opinion on religion is not one of those things. To compare with another philosopher, it would be like saying Plato was a defender of democracy. The very notion is preposterous.
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Level 71
Jul 19, 2020
Zeus and the Olympians.....what a great name for a band !
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Level 65
Jul 22, 2020
Dibs!!
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Level 58
Jul 22, 2020
Never heard of or celebrated Earth Day
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Level 73
Jul 22, 2020
Then Greta has failed...
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Level 88
Jul 23, 2020
How dare she.
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2020
it's certainly not a holiday here, in New Zealand
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2020
Nor Australia
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Level 81
Jul 22, 2020
Anyone else try "that" as the question for Hamlet?
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Level 61
Aug 6, 2020
yep.
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Level 57
Jul 22, 2020
Of course it's Vatican City.
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Level 51
Jul 22, 2020
Was totally stumped on the catholic question... of course it's Vatican City, seems kinda obvious now :P
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Level 64
Jul 23, 2020
I'm pretty sure the KGB (an intelligence agency) wasn't a "branch of government" akin to the judiciary or legislature.
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Level 75
Jul 23, 2020
I guess "agency" might make it too easy?
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2020
In the Soviet Union, the KGB arguably was as much a branch of the government as those other things
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Level 70
Jul 23, 2020
Please accept 'that' for the Hamlet answer.
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Level 56
Jul 23, 2020
Wouldn't agency be a better term than branch for the Putin question, since technically branch would refer to either the legislative, executive or judicial branch?
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Level 28
Jul 23, 2020
The Unagi question reminds me of Friends series.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2020
Answer to the Hamlet question is "that".
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Level 68
Oct 3, 2020
Touché.