General Knowledge Quiz #210

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: January 11, 2021
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What is lava called when it is under the surface of the Earth?
Magma
What river forms much of the border between Germany and France?
Rhine
What was the job title of the boys who used to go into chimneys to clean them?
Chimney sweep
On what island would you find Mount Etna, possibly the world's most active volcano?
Sicily
What language is used in binomial nomenclature, Homo sapiens for example?
Latin
The wispy ones are cirrus. What are the fluffy ones?
Cumulus
What do ichthyologists study?
Fish
In what country would you find the city of Pondicherry?
India
What is the profession of Gus Van Sant, Kathryn Bigelow, and Alfonso Cuarón?
Film director
What notorious Amsterdam district is known in Dutch as De Wallen?
Red-light district
A Corvette is a sports car made by Chevrolet. What is a corvette, uncapitalized?
A type of ship
What word comes before Fever, River, and Submarine?
Yellow
What country in the British commonwealth is furthest away from Great Britain?
New Zealand
What statue did the Ghostbusters control via a Nintendo controller in "Ghostbusters II"?
Statue of Liberty
What breed of dog is stereotypically used to find avalanche victims, with a little keg of brandy on its neck?
Saint Bernard
What did Georgie Porgie do to make girls cry?
Kissed them
What sport were Hungary and the Soviet Union playing during the notorious "Blood in the Water" match in the 1956 Olympics?
Water Polo
In the book "Nineteen Eighty-Four", what is the name of the government office which spreads lies and alters history?
Ministry of Truth
What is the English translation of the Greek words Agápe, Éros, and Philia?
Love
What band was spun off from Jefferson Airplane in 1974, implying a major technology upgrade?
Jefferson Starship
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Level 44
Nov 30, 2020
I just searched up the blood in the water match, and I think its comparable to Malice at the Palace.
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Level 73
Nov 30, 2020
Selhurst Park?
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Level 44
Nov 30, 2020
No, The Pacers-Pistons NBA brawl
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Level 79
Nov 30, 2020
The Palace at Auburn Hills, MI. Home to the NBA's Detroit Pistons. (a brawl that spilled over into the stands) Not Crystal Palace.
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Level 80
Nov 30, 2020
I don't think so: Malice at the Palace was caused by sports beef.

On the other hand, Blood in the Water had the Hungarian Revolution, freshly crushed, behind. Not only the Hungarian team were playing to defend their Olympic championship: they were playing to salvage some pride to their country, especially against the Soviet team. It had so much political tension in the game itself and in the crowd.

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Level 71
Nov 30, 2020
I tried polo but didn't think to add 'water' before it. So close.
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Level 74
Nov 30, 2020
It's the Commonwealth of Nations. It hasn't been called the British Commonwealth since the 1940s.
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Level 70
Dec 1, 2020
'OfficerDibble' wins the 'Golden Nitpick' award for Nov. 2020......Congratulations!
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Level 73
Nov 30, 2020
In the answer to what statue, I put just “liberty” as that is the name of statue, yet it didn’t accept it...I see it needed Statue of Liberty , seems strange when the question is “what statue” that its name isn’t acceptable without the word statue in front of it
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Level 74
Nov 30, 2020
Yes. Same. It would be consistent with other quizzes to accept just "Liberty".
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Level ∞
Nov 30, 2020
Polo and Liberty will work now.
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Level 64
Jan 9, 2021
Water polo and polo are two very different sports despite sharing a common name. It's an important distinction.
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Level 66
Nov 30, 2020
i loved the Toto reference, we dont see quizzes with songs other than Africa and Rosanna that often
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Level 70
Dec 1, 2020
Turns out 'Georgie Porgie' is an old nursery rhyme and 'Georgy Porgy' is the Toto song based off of it. So unfortunately this is not a Toto reference, although that was how I knew the answer
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Level 72
Dec 15, 2020
I thought the Greek question was looking for 3 different words, so I put Faith, Hope, and Love. Dang it.
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2021
Must ve tried nearly everything related but starship.. I tried jets, rocket, spaceship, shuttle, spaceshuttle, ufo, drone, concorde. Maybe 1 or 2 more. Ow yea helicopter out of desperation :D

I guess they are not names of a band. Though I thought Jefferson Jets sounded pretty good.

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Level 68
Jan 12, 2021
I tried so many of these too (but didn't think of starship)!
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Level 78
Jan 15, 2021
You all make me feel old. Actually they were sort of three different groups - Jefferson Airplane pretty much died and then was resurrected a couple of years later as Jefferson Starship in the mid-'70s. Starship, the '80s group it morphed into, was nothing like the original.
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Level 70
Jan 11, 2021
I believe it should be binomial nomenclature rather than binominal :)
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2021
Typo fixed.
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Level 52
Jan 12, 2021
Thank you Star Wars, for corvette
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Level 65
Jan 12, 2021
Maybe accept filmmaker for film director?