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General Knowledge Quiz #21

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: March 7, 2019
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What country is famous for windmills?
Netherlands
What does Sally sell by the sea shore?
Sea Shells
What sword was given to King Arthur by the Lady of the Lake?
Excalibur
What is the largest type of fruit or vegetable?
Pumpkin
What mountain range separates Spain and France?
The Pyrenees
What country does Toblerone chocolate come from?
Switzerland
In Sharia law, what is the specific punishment for adultery?
Stoning to Death
What group of people had their capital at Tenochtitlan?
The Aztecs
What is Siddhartha Gautama better known as?
Buddha
Who lived at 221B Baker Street?
Sherlock Holmes
Who was the first European to reach India by sea?
Vasco da Gama
What is the capital of Tibet?
Lhasa
If dogs are canine, what are cattle?
Bovine
Who sculpted "The Burghers of Calais"?
Auguste Rodin
What does an Anglophile love?
English Culture
According to the saying, where do all roads lead?
Rome
When signing a letter with XOXO, what does X stand for?
Kiss
What city are you in if you land at LAX?
Los Angeles
What is camembert a type of?
Cheese
"Red Dragon" is a prequel to what movie?
The Silence of the Lambs
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level 66
Sep 3, 2013
An easy General knowledge quiz for once! :)
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level 51
Oct 22, 2013
I always thought that X meant Hugs and O meant kisses??? 100% anyway, but still a little thrown off
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level 54
May 15, 2015
It seems it depends on who you ask, but I've always seen the X as hugs, too.
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level 45
Jun 3, 2015
So if you are signing a letter or text to a loved one you put ooo?
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level 76
Oct 22, 2013
Pumpkin? But what about watermelon?
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level 77
Aug 21, 2018
People hollow out pumpkins and paddle them in boat races. I have yet to see anyone race in a watermelon even though the name is more appropriate.
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level 73
Oct 25, 2013
Windmills, Don Quixote? Spain? No?
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level 23
Jan 25, 2014
Though that is a good reference, Netherlands uses windmills for pumping water out and electricity... That means they need a lot.
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level 55
May 23, 2014
Rodin is one of the two sculptors I know.
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level 58
Aug 21, 2018
Who's the other one? I could use another in my repertoire (of one).
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level 78
Aug 21, 2018
Well, there is Michelangelo.
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level 75
Nov 2, 2019
Rodin didn't really achieve fame and notoriety until he fought Godzilla.
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level 43
Jun 18, 2014
Couldn't spell Pyrenees of Buddha >.
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level 33
Jul 7, 2014
to rome
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level 26
Aug 16, 2014
I spent ages trying to figure out what restaurant sold the Burgers of Calais...
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level 68
Nov 5, 2014
with French Fries I guess!
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level 42
Mar 25, 2015
Dr. watson lived at 221B baker street too!
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level 54
May 15, 2015
True!
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level 63
Jan 31, 2016
lol, I tried that one as well, just for fun.
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level 68
Jun 7, 2016
And Mrs. Hudson (landlady) has the downstairs flat.
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level 33
Oct 26, 2019
Yes, but Sherlock is best known for living there. He also lived there before John did, but in the TV series "Sherlock", John moved out of 221B when he thought Sherlock was dead.
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level 56
Mar 8, 2016
I'm pretty sure that with XOXO. The X means hugs and the O means kisses. When you hug someone you cross your arms around them represented by an X and an O represents your lips... Maybe that's just was I was taught growing up, but you should at least except both
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level 68
Mar 14, 2016
Wrong
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level 44
Mar 14, 2016
They shouldn't except both, there is one right answer only which is a kiss, if your sending a card to a loved one and you sign it with a kiss you put a X at the end don't you, you don't start putting O's!
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level 68
Jun 7, 2016
If you could not write you would sign it with an X and put an X for a kiss = XX
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level 39
Jul 31, 2017
I always thought the 'X' was representative of two lips kissing, i.e. > being one set of lips and < being another, and 'O' symbolises the shape your arms make when hugging someone as seen from an overhead view.
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level 58
Jun 7, 2016
As far as this Brit is concerned XOXOXO is a new digital age phenomenon, and traditionally one always signed with kisses, xxx. The 'O's were explained to me as hugs and this seems obvious to me. Imagining 'O's represent ones lips seems to me to imply the sort of kiss you don't put on text messages!

I think if people see XOXO and hear "hugs and kisses" (the normal idiom) they assume it's in that order, but it's written like that because X=kiss came first.
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level 80
Jun 18, 2018
"The common custom of placing "X" on envelopes, notes and at the bottom of letters to mean kisses dates back to the Middle Ages" -Wikipedia
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level 78
Jul 16, 2018
Since there are only two possible answers to the question, if one doesn't work just try the other one and move on to the next question.
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level 54
Apr 4, 2018
I always understood XOXO to mean hugs and kisses, not kisses and hugs...I guess not everyone was taught it that way.
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level 65
Dec 15, 2018
it does mean hugs and kisses. The x stands for kisses and te o for hugs
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level 58
Aug 21, 2016
You should accept the Mexica: http://archaeology.about.com/od/mameterms/a/Mexica.htm
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level ∞
Jun 17, 2018
Okay
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level 62
Mar 10, 2017
I thought all roads led to your door...
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level 49
Mar 27, 2017
No, only the long and winding road does that.
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level 76
Mar 26, 2017
Pumpkins are a member of the squash family -- should accept squash.
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level 72
Jun 30, 2018
But not all squashes are the largest.
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level 39
Jul 31, 2017
Doh! Typed in Hannibal Lecter instead of Silence of the Lambs...
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level 33
Nov 17, 2017
A little surprised that more people got "Lhasa" than "Vasco da Gama"
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level 62
Mar 6, 2018
I started typing Los Angeles as Las A and then I was going to backspace but alas, my typing was gone and I now won't forget the capital of Tibet.
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level 65
Jun 18, 2018
The one I've always heard was "She sells sea shells by the seashore". I have never heard it with Sally. It was still an easy question, though.
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level 77
Aug 21, 2018
Same here.
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level 77
Jun 18, 2018
Given the inclination towards overreaction, sharia law was probably written by a teenage girl.
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level 84
Jun 20, 2018
19/20
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level 15
Aug 21, 2018
silence of the lamb should be accepted
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level 61
Aug 21, 2018
Silence of the lambs works (plural) .. technically Hannibal should work too as "red dragon" is a prequel of that one too
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level 58
Aug 21, 2018
I tried Beijing for Tibet...... I immediately felt shame for validating a hostile take over.
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level 57
Aug 22, 2018
Annoying - put squash in, surely pumpkin is a type of squash and surely other squashes can be bigger than pumpkins?
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level 67
Sep 6, 2018
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level 73
May 22, 2019
got the lowest percentage answer correct because i can name only 1 french sculptor and that was who it was...weeeeeeeeeeee
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level 42
Aug 21, 2019
Pumpkin isn't a "type" of fruit or vegetable. Cucurbits are.
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